Breaking down the one-and-doners
November, 10, 2009
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider
Welcome to our new NBA draft blog, in which Fran Fraschilla and I will keep you updated on everything draft related, all year long. From features on the top prospects to scouting reports on anyone with a shot of having his name called in June to the freshest info you can find from our cadre of scouts, GMs and other league sources, we've got you covered. First up? With the college season tipping off, we examine the newest faces ... who might not be on campus for long.
The most coveted asset in any NBA draft? Scouts and GMs say it's experience/NBA readiness. Of course, they rarely act that way. The last time a college senior was selected among the first five picks was in 2006, when Duke's Shelden Williams went No. 5 to the Atlanta Hawks.