It's one of the most wonderful times of the year for college basketball fanatics. March Madness is here and folks are gearing up for some phenomenal games. And since basketball is such a popular sport on the rez, you know a bunch of us Native fans will be watching. There will even be some Native athletes on the court too!
NDNSports.com has a break down of players to root for as you watch the NCAA basketball tournament.
2017 NCAA Men's Tournament:
Bronson Koenig (Ho-Chunk Nation) Senior guard for the University of Wisconsin Badgers
Derek Willis (Arapaho/Pawnee/Creek Tribes) Senior forward for the University of Kentucky Wildcats
Lindy Waters, III (Kiowa/Cherokee) – Freshman forward for the Oklahoma State Cowboys
Chance Comanche (Choctaw/Comanche) Sophomore forward for the University of Arizona Wildcats
National Invitational Tournament (NIT)
Brad Green (Paiute/Shoshone) Freshman Center for the University of California-Irvine
CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT)
Michael Buchanan (Blackfeet Tribe)Senior for the University of South Carolina-Upstate Spartans
2017 NCAA Women's Tournament
Caitlyn Ramirez (Seminole Nation of Oklahoma) Senior forward for the Troy Trojans
Chelsea Dungee (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) Freshman guard for the University of Oklahoma Sooners
Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT)
Lauren Billie (Mvskoke Creek/Seminole) Sophomore guard for the University of Texas-Arlington Mavericks
Dominque Golightly (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma) Freshman guard/forward for Abilene Christian University Wildcats
Brice Calip (Mvskoke Creek Nation) Freshman guard for the Missouri State Bears
Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI)
Jaye Two Bears (Standing Rock Sioux) Freshman guard for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers
Tisha Phillips (Nez Perce Tribe) Senior guard/forward for the Eastern Washington University Eagles
Be sure to check NDNSports.com for the latest info!
Congratulations to all the players for their hard work this season. We'll be rooting for you!