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Williams, Irving and Barnes fight for No. 1

Updated: March 28, 2011, 2:37 PM ET
By Chad Ford

The second full weekend of March Madness was simply amazing.

It's rare that NBA scouts and GMs get to see the top prospects in the country go head-to-head in such intense circumstances.

Not only did we see some great performances by some great players (and some shaky ones by a few player of the year candidates), but for the first time in a long time scouts began to concede that maybe this draft isn't as bad as they've been making it out to be.

At times, Arizona's Derrick Williams, Duke's Kyrie Irving and North Carolina's Harrison Barnes all put on performances worthy of a No. 1 pick in the draft.

The list below doesn't reflect who played the best game or games. But it does give you a good feel for who scouts were talking about. Here's a look at who helped and who hurt themselves this weekend:

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