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March Madness: Watch For These Fairfield County Players In NCAA Tournament

Ray Featherston of Norwalk plays for Syracuse. Photo Credit: Ray Featherston Facebook
Aaron Wheeler of Stamford plays for Purdue. Photo Credit: Aaron Wheeler COURTESY (Instagram)
Paschal Chukwu of Westport plays for Syracuse. Photo Credit: Syracuse Orange Facebook
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New York Lightning Nike EYBL and Black Highlights, Summer 16. Song: Really Got It by Jerreau (Instrumental) Video Credit: jsechan23
Jordan Sechan of New Canaan plays for Bucknell. Photo Credit: Jordan Sechan Twitter
Schadrac Casimir of Stamford plays for Iona. Photo Credit: Schadrac Casimir Facebook
Arkel Lamar of Bridgeport plays for UMBC. Photo Credit: Arkel Lamar Facebook

The area has no shortage of players going dancing for March Madness.

Here are standouts from Fairfield County to watch for in the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament and when you can see their first-round games.

  • Aaron Wheeler of Stamford: Purdue, freshman forward. Purdue hasn't made a Final Four since 1980. March 16 vs. CSUF 12:40 p.m.
  • Paschal Chukwu of Westport: Syracuse, junior center. Was named to the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar watch list recognizing the nation's best center in NCAA Division I basketball in 2016. March 14 vs. Arizona State 9:10 p.m.
  • Ray Featherston of Norwalk: Syracuse, sophomore guard. Featherston was the host brother of Chukwu (above) when they both attended Fairfield Prep. He was a walk-on in 2016. See above.
  • Jordan Sechan of New Canaan: Bucknell, freshman guard. Back in the bracket for the second-straight season, the Bison are 25-9 overall. March 16 vs. Michigan State 7:10 p.m.
  • Schadrac Casimir of Stamford: Iona, junior guard. Played in 34 of 35 games his sophomore year, starting in eight. March 15 vs. Duke 2:45 p.m.
  • Arkel Lamar of Bridgeport: UMBC, sophomore guard/forward. Was named America East Rookie of the Week Nov. 21, 2016. March 16 vs. Virginia 9:20 p.m.

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