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March Madness NBA Prospect Watch: First Round

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March Madness is upon us and it is likely that at least one of the guys playing currently will be a Sacramento King come June. Nobody can watch every game of the tourney, but I thought it'd be fun to track how each NBA prospect (according to DraftExpress's 2012 Mock Draft) was doing in the tourney, and update it after each round as a handy reference point.

Keep in mind that tourney success doesn't make or break a prospect, and in some cases over-inflates a player's draft stock (see Cleaves, Matteen). Some prospects don't even make the tourney due to bad teams. Still, it is a competition that is supposed to bring the best out of these athletes.

After the jump, the round-up of prospects from the first round of play. Clicking on a prospect's name will take you to their DraftExpress Profile Page in a new window.

Anthony Davis, Kentucky (Projected #1 as of 3/17/12)

16 points (5 of 8 from the field, 6 of 8 from the FT line), 9 rebounds(2 offensive), 3 assists (0 turnovers), 7 blocks, 0 fouls in 36 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky (Projected #2 as of 3/17/12)

9 points (4 of 8 from the field, 0 of 1 from three, 1 of 3 from the FT line), 7 rebounds (1 offensive), 2 assists (2 turnovers), 1 block, 3 fouls in 34 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Thomas Robinson, Kansas (Projected #3 as of 3/17/12)

16 points (7 of 13 from the field, 2 of 2 from the FT line), 13 rebounds (3 offensive), 2 assists (3 turnovers), 1 steal, 4 fouls in 27 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Andre Drummond, UConn (Projected #4 as of 3/17/12)

2 points (1 of 4 from the field), 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 4 blocks, 5 fouls, in 26 minutes. Eliminated.

Jared Sullinger, Ohio State (Projected #5 as of 3/17/12)

12 points (4 of 14 from the field, 1 of 1 from three, 3 of 4 from the FT line), 11 rebounds (4 offensive), 2 assists (1 turnover), 1 steal, 5 blocks, 2 fouls in 32 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Harrison Barnes, North Carolina (Projected #6 as of 3/17/12)

14 points (5 of 12 from the field, 1 of 3 from three, 3 of 3 from the FT line), 6 rebounds (1 offensive), 2 turnovers, 3 steals, 1 block, 2 fouls in 33 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Perry Jones, Baylor (Projected #7 as of 3/17/12)

2 points (1 of 6 from the field, 0 of 3 from the FT line), 11 rebounds (3 offensive), 1 assist (2 turnovers), 1 foul in 33 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

John Henson, North Carolina (Projected #8 as of 3/17/12)

Injured, Did Not Play. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Tyler Zeller, North Carolina (Projected #9 as of 3/17/12)

17 points (4 of 9 from the field, 9 of 10 from the FT line), 15 rebounds (6 offensive), 2 assists (3 turnovers), 1 steal, 4 blocks, 1 foul in 29 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Bradley Beal, Florida (Projected #10 as of 3/17/12)

14 points (5 of 8 from the field, 1 of 4 from three, 3 of 4 from the FT line), 11 rebounds (3 offensive), 1 assist (2 turnovers), 1 steal, 1 foul in 32 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Terrence Jones, Kentucky (Projected #11 as of 3/17/12)

22 points (9 of 13 from the field, 1 of 2 from three, 3 of 3 from the FT line), 10 rebounds (2 offensive), 2 assists (1 turnover), 1 steal, 1 foul in 32 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Jeremy Lamb, UConn (Projected #12 as of 3/17/12)

19 points (6 of 15 from the field, 2 of 6 from three, 5 of 7 from the FT line), 4 rebounds (1 offensive), 2 turnovers, 2 steals, 1 foul in 39 minutes. Eliminated.

Quincy Miller, Baylor (Projected #14 as of 3/17/12)

10 points (4 of 9 from the field, 0 of 1 from three, 2 of 2 from the FT line), 4 rebounds (1 offensive), 1 assist (0 turnovers), 1 block, 0 fouls in 21 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Austin Rivers, Duke (Projected #16 as of 3/17/12)

19 points (5 of 14 from the field, 2 of 7 from three, 7 of 10 from the FT line), 4 rebounds (3 offensive), 1 assist (2 turnovers), 4 fouls in 34 minutes. Eliminated.

Kendall Marshall, North Carolina (Projected #18 as of 3/17/12)

11 points (5 of 7 from the field, 1 of 1 from three, 0 of 1 from the FT line), 2 rebounds, 10 assists (3 turnovers), 1 steal, 1 foul in 31 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Jeff Taylor, Vanderbilt (Projected #19 as of 3/17/12)

15 points (6 of 13 from the field, 2 of 3 from three, 1 of 4 from the FT line), 1 rebound (1 offensive), 2 assists (2 turnovers), 2 steals, 2 fouls in 32 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Patric Young, Florida (Projected #21 as of 3/17/12)

13 points (6 of 6 from the field, 1 of 2 from the FT line), 7 rebounds (3 offensive), 1 assist (1 turnover), 3 fouls in 22 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Mason Plumlee, Duke (Projected #24 as of 3/17/12)

19 points (9 of 9 from the field, 1 of 3 from the FT line), 12 rebounds (5 offensive), 4 turnovers, 3 blocks, 4 fouls in 34 minutes. Eliminated.

Dion Waiters, Syracuse (Projected #26 as of 3/17/12)

12 points (4 of 9 from the field, 1 of 5 from three, 3 of 3 from the FT line), 2 rebounds (1 offensive), 2 assists (0 turnovers), 1 steal, 3 fouls in 30 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas (Projected #28 as of 3/17/12)

10 points (5 of 8 from the field, 0 of 2 from three), 3 rebounds, 1 assist (3 turnovers), 2 steals, 1 foul in 23 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Festus Ezeli, Vanderbilt (Projected #29 as of 3/17/12)

8 points (2 of 3 from the field, 4 of 6 from the FT line), 11 rebounds (6 offensive), 1 assist (3 turnovers), 2 steals, 4 blocks, 3 fouls in 26 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure (Projected #30 as of 3/17/12)

20 points (8 of 17 from the field, 4 of 5 from three, 0 of 1 from the FT line), 7 rebounds (3 offensive), 1 assist (1 turnover), 2 blocks, 3 fouls in 30 minutes. Eliminated.

Doron Lamb, Kentucky (Projected #31 as of 3/17/12)

16 points (7 of 12 from the field, 2 of 4 from three), 4 rebounds (1 offensive), 3 turnovers, 2 fouls in 29 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

John Jenkins, Vanderbilt (Projected #33 as of 3/17/12)

27 points (7 of 12 from the field, 3 of 8 from three, 10 of 13 from the FT line), 6 rebounds, 3 assists (1 turnover), 1 steal, 2 fouls in 32 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Mike Moser, UNLV (Projected #34 as of 3/17/12)

10 points (4 of 15 from the field, 2 of 7 from three), 9 rebounds (3 offensive), 1 assist (3 turnovers), 6 steals, 3 blocks, 5 fouls in 35 minutes. Eliminated.

Kevin Jones, West Virginia (Projected #35 as of 3/17/12)

13 points (5 of 14 from the field, 0 of 3 from three, 3 of 4 from the FT line), 4 rebounds (2 offensive), 1 assist (0 turnovers), 1 block in 40 minutes. Eliminated.

Will Barton, Memphis (Projected #36 as of 3/17/12)

16 points (6 of 14 from the field, 2 of 4 from three, 2 of 2 from the FT line), 4 rebounds (1 offensive), 2 turnovers, 1 steal, 3 fouls in 38 minutes. Eliminated.

Darius Johnson-Odom, Marquette (Projected #37 as of 3/17/12)

20 points (7 of 15 from the field, 3 of 8 from three, 3 of 3 from the FT line), 5 rebounds, 4 assists (2 turnovers), 2 fouls in 38 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Jae Crowder, Marquette (Projected #41 as of 3/17/12)

25 points (10 of 20 from the field, 3 of 6 from three, 2 of 2 from the FT line), 16 rebounds (6 offensive), 4 assists (1 turnover), 4 steals, 3 fouls in 35 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Marcus Denmon, Missouri (Projected #42 as of 3/17/12)

20 points (5 of 12 from the field, 4 of 11 from three, 6 of 7 from the FT line), 2 rebounds, 1 assist (1 turnover), 1 steal, 0 fouls in 38 minutes. Eliminated.

Drew Gordon, New Mexico (Projected #45 as of 3/17/12)

18 points (7 of 10 from the field, 4 of 6 from the FT line), 13 rebounds (5 offensive), 1 assist (1 turnover), 1 block, 2 fouls in 36 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Tu Holloway, Xavier (Projected #47 as of 3/17/12)

25 points (10 of 15 from the field, 2 of 4 from three, 3 of 4 from the FT line), 2 rebounds, 2 assists (5 turnovers), 1 steal, 1 block, 2 fouls in 36 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Ricardo Ratliffe, Missouri (Projected #48 as of 3/17/12)

14 points (7 of 10 from the field, 0 of 1 from the FT line), 5 rebounds (2 offensive), 1 turnovers, 1 steal, 0 fouls in 28 minutes. Eliminated.

William Buford, Ohio State (Projected #49 as of 3/17/12)

17 points (5 of 11 from the field, 3 of 7 from three, 4 of 4 from the FT line), 3 rebounds, 2 assists (3 turnovers), 1 steal, 3 fouls in 29 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Kris Joseph, Syracuse (Projected #50 as of 3/17/12)

12 points (3 of 10 from the field, 0 of 5 from three, 6 of 7 from the FT line), 8 rebounds (4 offensive), 1 assist (2 turnovers), 3 blocks, 3 fouls in 36 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

J'Covan Brown, Texas (Projected #52 as of 3/17/12)

19 points (6 of 15 from the field, 3 of 7 from three, 4 of 4 from the FT line), 5 rebounds (1 offensive), 6 assists (5 turnovers), 0 fouls in 40 minutes. Eliminated.

Henry Sims, Georgetown (Projected #53 as of 3/17/12)

15 points (5 of 12 from the field, 5 of 7 from the FT line), 4 rebounds (1 offensive), 5 assist (3 turnovers), 2 fouls in 27 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Mike Scott, Virginia (Projected #54 as of 3/17/12)

15 points (6 of 10 from the field, 3 of 4 from the FT line), 6 rebounds, 1 assist (3 turnovers), 3 steals, 3 fouls in 32 minutes. Eliminated.

Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin (Projected #57 as of 3/17/12)

17 points (6 of 10 from the field, 3 of 5 from three, 2 of 2 from the FT line), 8 rebounds (3 offensive), 6 assists (0 turnovers), 2 steals, 1 foul in 36 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.

Bernard James, Florida State (Projected #60 as of 3/17/12)

19 points (8 of 11 from the field, 3 of 4 from the FT line), 9 rebounds (4 offensive), 4 turnovers, 1 steal, 3 blocks, 3 fouls in 33 minutes. Continuing on to Round of 32.