As a rule, I'm a guy who usually thinks the more college playing experience a player has, the easier his transition to the NBA will be. This is especially true for players who are likely to develop into solid role players and not NBA stars. But there often comes a point in time when a college player can be a victim of diminishing returns if he stays too long. Here are five players who have accomplished enough, individually and with their teams, to make them ready for the next step in their careers:
James Anderson, 6-foot-6, Junior, Oklahoma State
This is a no-brainer. Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford threw a party at the news conference announcing Anderson's decision to enter the NBA draft. It wasn't because he wants Anderson to leave, but because Ford realizes that Anderson has given his heart and soul to the Cowboys' program for three years and his stock is very high right now.
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