Commentary

Draft Watch: First round could have record number of freshmen

Originally Published: January 23, 2008
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com
Last season's freshman class was one of the most heralded groups in college basketball history. And with reason. In the 2007 NBA draft, the top two picks were freshmen and a total of six freshmen were drafted in the lottery. Overall, eight freshmen went in the first round.

On top of that, a handful of other freshmen, including Chase Budinger, Brook Lopez, Darrell Arthur, D.J. Augustin and Ty Lawson would've been first-round picks if they declared for the draft.

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider