Top one-and-done flight risks
September, 20, 2013
Icon SMI, AP PhotoWhat will happen if Andrew Wiggins and Julius Randle leave after this season?In case you hadn’t heard, the 2014 NBA draft will be loaded. About 10 guys who returned to school last season (e.g., Marcus Smart, Mitch McGary, Doug McDermott, Willie Cauley-Stein) could have been first-rounders, but it’s the freshman class that has the draft pegged as one of the best in seasons.
While some NBA executives were dreading the possibility of having the No. 1 pick in June, they are salivating at the possibility of having a lottery pick in June 2014. Much of their anticipation centers on a deep, talented crop of college freshmen that includes more than just Andrew Wiggins.
College hoops writer Jeff Goodman takes a look the most likely guys to become one-and-done, and recruiting analyst Adam Finkelstein gives you the likely replacement plan for each program.
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