Improvement plans for lottery picks 

June, 20, 2012
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Harrison BarnesScott Rovak/US PresswireHarrison Barnes can better use his elite athleticism if he improves his footwork.
No matter where a player gets drafted on June 28, the chapter on that player's college career closes and his next one as an NBA player begins. No amount of All-American or all-conference accolades accumulated in college will help as he begins his professional career.

The failure rate of lottery picks is high enough historically that all the top prospects should be focusing on getting better and identifying the weaknesses in their games.