2014 NBA Draft: Which Prospects Will Enter?
Which top prospects will enter this year’s NBA Draft? See the latest updates on stars like Noah Vonleh, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker as we near closer to the end of March Madness and the start of the 2014 NBA Draft.
Noah Vonleh, Indiana
After a successful freshman campaign with the Indiana Hoosiers, N0ah Vonleh told CBSSports.com he will enter the 2014 NBA Draft.
The 6’10” forward averaged 11.3 points and 9 rebounds in 26.5 minutes of action during his lone collegiate season, drawing comparisons to Miami Heat star Chris Bosh thanks to his large frame and ability to drain perimeter shots.
DraftExpress.com currently has him going 7th overall while ESPN guarantees he’ll either be in the lottery or a top 5 pick.
Jabari Parker, Duke
Following a huge upset loss to Mercer, Jabari Parker told reporters at the moment he felt his college career was ‘incomplete’ possibly hinting he’s considering staying in school another year.
“I don’t know what I’m going to do,” his hometown newspaper the Chicago Tribune quoted him saying.
If Parker does declare, he’s a surefire top 5 pick and potentially the first player to be taken in this year’s draft. He’s by far the most NBA ready prospect and the best all-around offensive player in his class.
T.J. Warren, N.C. State
Fresh off of winning ACC Player of the Year honors, T.J. Warren has been nothing short of spectacular for N.C. State averaging 24.9 points and 7.1 rebounds on 52.5 percent shooting in his sophomore season.
Although his NCAA tournament run came to a screeching halt last week with a loss to Saint Louis, he’s informed Yahoo Sports he will pass up playing next year and declare for the NBA Draft.
He’s currently projected to go 18th in DraftExpress.com’s most recent mock draft.
Joel Embiid, Kansas
Up until his recent back issues, Embiid was a favorite to go first in the draft earning praise for his quick learning curve and offensive prowess, drawing numerous comparisons to legend Hakeem Olajuwon.
And while it still seems certain the big man will be a top 3 selection, he’s told reporters he’s still undecided about his future and will consult with NBA player Luc Mbah a Moute on whether he should enter the NBA Draft.
All I can say is I bet GM’s are crossing their fingers Mbah a Moute advises him to enter the draft this year.
Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
The most hyped about freshman in the nation has made it perfectly clear he will declare for the NBA Draft, telling reporters after his last regular season game that his collegiate career is a foregone conclusion:
“I’m happy, sad, it was my last game. But I just enjoyed my time here. I’m thankful for everything.”
The only question remaining is which spot will he be taken at?
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