But this year, with the Lakers at 22-44 and likely holding at least a top-10 (if not top-five) pick in June's
The NCAA unveiled its pool of teams Sunday, headlined by regional top seeds
Games to watch include second-seeded
UCLA, seeded fourth, may need to get past both the Gators and Jayhawks to win the South Region with
Another player to watch is Tyler Ennis from
The West Regional features a number of potential lottery picks.
Arizona will play Weber State (16th), giving forward Aaron Gordon a chance to prove his value as a high pick.
One player on the rise is high-scoring forward
The Midwest Regional will feature eighth-seeded Kentucky's Julius Randle, Willie Cauley-Stein and James Young in a first-round matchup against Kansas State. Third-seeded Duke, with Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood, will take on Mercer.
The East Regional may have a number of quality teams but not as many picks expected to go high in the draft.
Noah Vonleh of Indiana will have to showcase his skills in the
International prospects Dante Exum (Australia),
With a high pick, the Lakers should be in range to grab a top prospect like Wiggins, Parker, Embiid, Exum, Randle, Smart, Vonleh, Gordon, Ennis or McDermott.