Ranking the 10 best players in the South Region that Kentucky could face on the way to the Final Four

John Calipari and the Wildcats will have a tough road to the Final Four out of the South Region in the NCAA Tournament, and these are the players in the way of the Wildcats and Final Four No. 19.

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. 14.9 ppg 2.3 reb. Keisei Tominaga. 8. 488. . Keisei Tominaga, SG. player. Senior 6'2" 179 lbs. Keisei Tominaga, SG

Fred Hoiberg has assembled one of the most fun teams in the country at Nebraska and Keisei Tominaga is the No. 1 reason why. Tominaga has become known as “The Japanese Steph Curry” because he bombs threes like Steph and is, well, Japanese. 

Tominaga only played a bit over 25 minutes a game but leads Nebraska in scoring at 14.9 points while shooting 37.2% on 6.2 threes. While the percentage isn’t over 40%, Tominaga is still a lethal shooter, he’s just never afraid to pull the trigger. His constant movement and frankly, his audacity, puts constant stress on a defense. 

There are plenty of better players in the country than Tominaga, but few are more enjoyable to watch. Nebraska is the No. 8 seed in the South and may not even get past Texas A&M in Round 1 let alone Houston in Round 2, but Tominaga is the type of player that can steal the country’s heart in March, so he deserves recognition on this list.