Replacements for top NBA prospects
April, 30, 2012
By Fran Fraschilla | ESPN Insider
Mark L. Baer/US PresswireFreshman Omar Calhoun will be expected to contribute immediately to UConn's backcourt.With June fast approaching, the top teams in college basketball are dealing with the inevitability of losing key players to the NBA draft. In many cases, this becomes a common occurrence, and plugging in the next potential star is routine.
Here are five players with big shoes to fill, as their former, or prospective, teammates are off to the NBA. If they play as expected, their teams will likely be right where they were before -- at the top of the polls.