Sixteen Baltimore-area players will participate in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Check out the list below.School Name Year Position Hometown High School Prep School or JUCO or Previous college First matchupConnecticut (9)Roscoe SmithSophomoreForwardBaltimoreWalbrookOak Hill (Va.) AcademyIowa StateGeorgetown (3)Greg WhittingtonFreshmanForwardColumbiaOakland Mills BelmontGeorgetown (3)Henry SimsSeniorCenterBaltimoreMount St. Joseph BelmontLoyola (15)Dylon CormierSophomoreGuardBaltimoreCardinal Gibbons Ohio StateLoyola (15)Jordan LathamSophomoreForwardBaltimoreCityXavierOhio StateLoyola (15)R.J. WilliamsFreshmanGuardBaltimoreSt. Frances Ohio StateMemphis (8)Antonio BartonSophomoreGuardBaltimoreLake CliftonNotre Dame Prep (Mass)Saint LouisMemphis (8)Will BartonSophomoreGuardBaltimoreLake CliftonBrewster (N.H.) AcademySaint LouisMississippi Valley State (16)Brent ArringtonFreshmanGuardBaltimoreLansdowneSouthern Sports Academy (Miss.)Western Kentucky (First Four)Missouri (2)Kim EnglishSeniorGuardBaltimoreRandallstownNotre Dame Prep (Mass.)Norfolk StateMontana (13)Keron DeshieldsFreshmanGuardBaltimorePallottiVermont AcademyWisconsinNotre Dame (7)Eric AtkinsSophomoreGuardColumbiaMount St. Joseph XavierSyracuse (1)C.J. FairSophomoreForwardBaltimoreCityBrewster (N.H.) AcademyUNC-AshevilleTemple (5)Anthony LeeRedshirt FreshmanForwardColumbiaWest Oak Academy (Fla.) Cal-South Florida winnerVermont (16)Brendan BaldJuniorGuardMillersvilleSeverna Park Lamar (First Four)Xavier (10)Isaiah PhilmoreJuniorForwardBel AirJohn CarrollTowsonNotre Dame
Eight of the 16 local players were named to The Sun's inaugural Sweet 16 last year: Cormier (16), Bald (14), Atkins (13), Antonio Barton (9), Smith (6), Fair (5), English (4) and Will Barton (1).