Every year well known collegiate basketball stars go undrafted but this doesn’t mean that they won’t make a living playing basketball professionally somewhere around the world. A select few of these undrafted players will even make their way into the NBA. Fans are often left wondering “What happened to ____? He was pretty good in college” for the rest of these guys.
This should help answer that question.
Please comment with any players that you would like to see added to the list!
Click here for the First Round of the NBA Draft
This year wasn’t quite as unpredictable and crazy as some people anticipated but there were still a fare share of surprises. I’m not talking about the kind of surprises like the Timberwolves finding out the player they thought was 21 actually turning out to be 26 (I hate when that happens..), but a few first round selections were pretty unexpected.
Each year it’s also good to analyze which prospects fell too far or are underrated. It’s best to read up on the sleeper picks now and be ready when they start to turn heads in the NBA.
Had a great podcast show with AC's Spotlight and Rafelito reviewing most of the NBA draft and getting my overall impressions. A little long but it's definitely worth a listen!
Here’s our final first round mock draft with comments and explanations
The second round of the NBA draft is usually very difficult to predict because so many teams have varying needs and skills they covet. This off season makes drafting a second rounded even more complex because of the upcoming lockout. A lockout would greatly reduce the opportunities for a second round pick to prove themselves in front of their team's coaching staff and compete for a roster spot. Because development will be impacted so teams may be looking for more mature, prepared players that would be disciplined enough to workout through an extended off season.