"Coaches, G.M.'s and owners who haven't been watching college
ball suddenly start paying attention during the tournament, and
then they fall in love with a guy who has one or two good games.
For the two players I can remember who moved up to the first
round based on the tournament and then had good NBA careers--Rick
Fox and Bobby Jackson--I can name you 20 who turned out to be
disappointing pros, including Tony Delk and Bill Wennington as
number 16 picks, Mark Alarie and John Wallace at 18, Walter
McCarty at 19, and Mark Randall at 26. They were chosen not for
their talent but because it's easier to sell NCAA tournament
stars to your fans."