03/19/2014 10:36 EDT | Updated 05/19/2014 05:59 EDT

March Madness: 5 Canadian players to watch

When the NCAA men's basketball tournament tips off in full force Thursday, about two dozen Canadians will suit up for teams hoping to play their way into this year's Final Four at AT&T Stadium in North Texas.

It's more than just bit players, too. Stars like Andrew Wiggins of Kansas and Tyler Ennis of Syracuse are powering teams with the chops to cut down the nets.

This interactive graphic from The Canadian Press spotlights five Canucks who could play starring roles in March Madness: