3 Second-round draft gems Raptors fans should watch out for in March Madness

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2. Tyler Kolek

Marquette has had an unbelievable season, and at the heart of this success has been Tyler Kolek, a 6'3 senior who's leadership and feel for the game has all-but solidified Marquette a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Kolek is arguably the best passer in this draft pool, averaging 7.6 assists throughout 28 games and pulling off passes that would be impossible for almost any other collegiate guard. His intuition for the game often leads to his teammates generating wide open shots, which is indicative of his astounding 10.4 box plus-minus.

As a finisher, Kolok's change of pace and shifty finishing ability allows him to score over taller, faster and stronger defenders. That level of craft and skill will be essential if he wants to earn a consistent role on an NBA team.

Defensively, while Kolek holds his own, will he be guarding the best player on the court on a nightly basis? Probably not, but his ability to move laterally and leverage his body to his advantage makes his outlook as an NBA rotation player much more promising.

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