Ranking Top Prospects in Final Four
As we head into the final weeks of March Madness, here’s a few prospects to keep an eye on in the Final Four that could end up being taken in this year’s draft.
Sam Dekker, SF, Wisonsin
The sophomore has been rather quiet in the NCAA Tournament, averaging a paltry 9.2 points on 40.7 percent shooting in four games. His draft stock has taken a dip in the last few weeks, so it’s essential he plays better if he hopes to get drafted in June.
Patric Young, PF/C, Florida
Florida’s defensive anchor was huge for the team on Saturday, collecting 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks against Dayton. The Gators need his toughness and physicality inside against Connecticut, so it’s imperative he remains out of foul trouble.
Shabazz Napier, PG, Connecticut
Napier has been scorching hot in the tournament, averaging 23.2 ppg on 47.3 percent shooting. There’s no denying he’s the reason the Huskies are in the Final Four, so they will definitely need another big game from him to get past the Florida Gators.
James Young, SG/SF, Kentucky
Young has had an up and down year, lighting up scoreboards one game and missing everything in sight the next. With Cauley-Stein doubtful for Saturday, the team will need more efficient play from him against Wisconsin to secure a W.
Julius Randle, PF, Kentucky
Randle is by far the most elite prospect in this group, projected to go in the lottery or even the top 5. He’s given his draft stock a huge boost throughout the tournament, leading the Wildcats to a surprising Final Four appearance.
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