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Candy Digital Collection Takes NFTs to the NCAAs

Last Updated: July 20, 2023
Candy Digital’s Sweet Futures college hoops NFT collection includes Wisconsin star Johnny Davis and other stars of March Madness.

As we all get into the spirit of March Madness, Candy Digital released three more of its eight-player men’s college basketball Sweet Futures collection of NFTs on Monday.

NFTs for Wisconsin star guard Johnny Davis, Alabama guard JD Davison, and Iowa forward Keegan Murray have all dropped on Candy’s website. They join Memphis big man and top-five NBA draft prospect Jalen Duren, Notre Dame’s Blake Wesley and Nebraska’s Bryce McGowens as players with digital collectibles currently available for purchase. Next Monday, March 21, the collection will be complete when NFTs drop for Gonzaga top draft prospect Chet Holmgren and Baylor forward Kendall Brown.

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Each Monday when the NFTs drop, Core editions will be available for $20.22 through that Thursday at 7 p.m. ET. There will also be 100 Epic editions for each NFT at $350 each, 300 Rare editions for $150 each, and a 1 of 1 Legendary edition for each of the eight players auctioned between noon on Monday and 7 p.m. on Thursday through Bitski. There will be a special prize if a collector purchases all eight NFTs in either the Epic, Rare or Legendary tiers.

Now you can buy NFTs of seven of the eight players and root for them starting this week in the men’s NCAA Tournament. Here’s when and where you can find them:

Notre Dame (Wesley) vs. Rutgers (First Four), Wed., 9:10 p.m. ET, TruTV
Memphis (Duren) vs. Boise State, Thurs., 1:45 p.m. ET, TNT
Baylor (Brown) vs. Norfolk State, Thurs., 2 p.m. ET, TBS
Iowa (Murray) vs. Richmond, 3:10 p.m. ET, TruTV
Gonzaga (Holmgren) vs. Georgia State, Thurs., 4:15 p.m. ET, TNT
Alabama (Davison) vs. ND/Rutgers winner, Fri., 4:15 p.m. ET, TNT
Wisconsin (Davis) vs. Colgate, Fri., 9:50 p.m. ET, TBS

Candy Digital — the virtual collectibles company backed by Fanatics, Galaxy Digital, and Gary Vaynerchuk — debuted its Sweet Futures series last July at the beginning of the NCAA’s name, image, and likeness era with 22 college football stars, including Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder, Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, Georgia’s Nolan Smith and JT Daniels, and North Carolina QB Sam Howell.