March Madness is upon us and fans everywhere are getting caught in the frenzy of NCAA basketball. All the buzzer-beaters and cinderella stories floating around are more than enough to get NBA card collectors excited about the potential of these collegiate stars. And speaking of these young studs, there is a wide array of impressive NBA-worthy talent being showcased in the tournament, with Chet Holmgren among them.

Although the offseason is still months away, and the NBA draft is further away from that, it pays to observe those NCAA stars who are standing out during March Madness. We take a look below at five guys who should be on everyone's radar at this point in time.

Chet Holmgren

Gonzaga, Chet Holmgren

Right before March Madness started, the Arizona Bulldogs were the favorite to win their first-ever NCAA title. Leading that pack is no other than their 7′ center, Chet Holmgren.

Best described as a basketball unicorn, Holmgren can shoot, handle the ball and make his way to the rim, among others. Despite his lanky frame, the young stud is among the NCAA's best defensive prospects by averaging almost four blocks a game in 28 minutes a night.

And the potential doesn't stop there. According to Mike Schmitz, the 19-year old possesses an intriguing set of skills that can help him rise up in the NBA. Holmgren has elite shock blocking with a knack on the offensive end of the floor. Schmitz added that the Bulldogs' star fits well with the Detroit Pistons and shows flashes of Evan Mobley and Kristaps Porzingis throughout his March Madness performance.

If he does get drafted by the Pistons, Holmgren can start at the 5 and play with Cade Cunningham in Motor City. If that happens, expect both of their NBA cards to garner more attention in the market.

Paolo Banchero

Duke, Paolo Banchero, North Carolina, ACC Tournament

The 6'10” forward from Duke is, by all accounts, among the best scorers in March Madness right now. Paolo Banchero is able to blend his size and shooting ability to get some buckets from the high post or create plays for his open teammates. He also scored more than 20 points on 11 different occasions, including a 21-point explosion to lead Duke over Holmgren's Bulldogs in November of last year.

In the event Banchero leads Duke to the NCAA title and helps Coach Mike Krzyzewski win his sixth ring, the young forward will see his stock rise in the draft. Of course, what follows after is a huge momentum that will potentially propel his future NBA card value in the market.

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Jabari Smith

Jabari Smith, Auburn

Among the many surprises that came out this NCAA season is no other than Auburn's Jabari Smith. The 6'10” forward is able to shoot the ball by hitting a pair of three-pointers a game at around 40% efficiency. Smith can also score from step-backs, the midrange, and finish at the rim. And while his offensive ability is his main calling card, Smith's defense is also getting a lot of attention in March Madness.

Smith's two-way versatility is a key to the Auburn Tigers' success in the NCAA. While all eyes may be on Holmgren and Banchero, this forward has certainly risen above the crowd to increase his hype for the future. Apart from going high in the draft, his NBA card value is projected to be one of the hottest when the new season kicks in later this year.

Jaden Ivey

While Holmgren is a big man touted as the next unicorn and both Banchero and Smith are forwards, the Purdue Boilmakers' Jaden Ivy is making a case as the best guard in the NCAA. While Saint Peter's Peacocks has eliminated his team from March Madness, there's still a lot to like about Ivey.

For starters, Ivey has shown solid growth during this sophomore season by increasing his points per game and becoming more efficient with the ball in his hands. Apart from improving his shot beyond the arc, Ivey is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to transition. His improvement, agility, and athleticism have garnered comparisons to the Memphis Grizzlies' Ja Morant. If ever Ivey manages to play half as well as Morant, NBA card collectors will surely flock to his stock in the market.

Keegan Murray

Unlike the first three, Iowa State's Keegan Murray is going under the radar in the NCAA and in March Madness right before his team was eliminated. Although that may be the case, it can't be denied that the forward has greatly improved his game by averaging 23 points on a nightly basis after just notching 7 points in his first season.

And while Murray's foray into March Madness has been cut short, there is a lot of time for him to cause trouble when he decides to go pro. If taken, teams can expect an athletic forward who can get buckets easily with the ball in his hands.

As March Madness continues, there'll be other prospects who will show off and prove why they deserve to go high in the draft. But at this point in time, these five are projected to get most of the attention, not only when the new season starts, but in the NBA card market as well.