10 Players from Ohio to Watch in NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

The 2017 NCAA Tournament may not feature the Ohio State Buckeyes, but there are quite a few kids from Ohio taking part in the tournament.

Even after the first two rounds, a long list of Ohio players are taking part in the upcoming Sweet 16 round, with a chance to move to the Elite 8.

Here are ten players to watch during Thursday and Friday’s Sweet 16 games.

10. Rashid Gaston (Warren) Xavier *Senior*

Season Average: 7.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, 18.8 minutes

Round 1: 1 pt, 3 rebs, 10 minutes played vs. Maryland

Round 2: 2 pts, 2 minutes played vs. Florida State

Upcoming: Thursday 3/23 vs. Arizona

9. D’Mitrik Trice (Huber Heights) Wisconsin *Freshman*

Season Average: 5.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, 18.6 minutes

Round 1: 6 pts, 3 rebs, 3 ast, 24 minutes played vs. Virginia Tech

Round 2: 0 pts, 1 reb, 14 minutes played vs. Villanova

Upcoming: Friday 3/24 vs. Florida

8. Kahlil Iverson (Delaware) Wisconsin *Sophomore*

Season Average: 3,9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 14.8 minutes

Round 1:  11 pts, 7 rebs, 3 asts, 21 minutes played vs. Virginia Tech

Round 2: 3 pts, 4 rebs, 1 ast, 22 minutes played vs. Villanova

Upcoming: Friday 3/24 vs. Florida

7. Nate Fowler (Cincinnati) Butler *Sophomore*

Season Average: 5.4 points, 2.1 rebounds, 12.0 minutes

Round 1: 9 pts, 2 rebs, 2 blks, 12 minutes played vs. Winthrop

Round 2: 4 pts, 11 minutes played vs. Middle Tennessee State

Upcoming: Friday 3/24 vs. North Carolina

6. Carlton Bragg Jr. (Cleveland) Kansas *Sophomore*

Season Average: 5.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 14.0 minutes

Round 1: 6 pts, 5 rebs, 13 minutes played vs. UC Davis

Round 2: 0 pts, 1 reb, 5 minutes played vs. Michigan State

Upcoming: Thursday 3/23 vs. Purdue

5. Elijah Macon (Columbus) West Virginia *Junior*

Season Average: 6.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 15.9 minutes

Round 1: 9 pts, 6 rebs, 23 minutes played vs. Bucknell

Round 2: 11 pts, 4 rebs, 24 minutes played vs. Notre Dame

Upcoming: Thursday 3/23 vs. Gonzaga

4. Esa Ahmad (Cleveland) West Virginia *Sophomore*

Season Average: 11.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 23.8 minutes

Round 1: 15 pts, 6 rebs, 3 asts, 26 minutes played vs. Bucknell

Round 2: 11 pts, 9 rebs, 2 asts, 27 minutes played vs. Notre Dame

Upcoming: Thursday 3/23 vs. Gonzaga

3. Dakota Mathias (Elida) Purdue *Junior*

Season Average: 9.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 31.8 minutes

Round 1: 13 pts, 5 rebs, 5 asts, 35 minutes played vs. Vermont

Round 2: 8 pts, 3 rebs, 7 asts, 35 minutes played vs. Iowa State

Upcoming: Thursday 3/23 vs. Kansas

2. Vince Edwards (Middleton) Purdue *Junior*

Season Average: 12.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 28.6 minutes

Round 1: 21 pts, 5 rebs, 3 asts, 2 blks, 35 minutes played vs. Vermont

Round 2: 21 pts, 9 rebs, 4 asts, 29 minutes played vs. Iowa State

Upcoming: Thursday 3/23 vs. Kansas

1. Nigel Hayes (Toledo) Wisconsin *Senior*

Season Average: 13.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 32.3 minutes

Round 1: 16 pts, 10 rebs, 3 asts, 36 minutes played vs. Virginia Tech

Round 2: 19 pts, 8 rebs, 39 minutes played vs. Villanova

Upcoming: Friday 3/24 vs. Florida

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Matt Medley
Matt Medley covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio. Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.

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