NBA impact for top prospects

Which top prospects will be stars and make the quickest NBA impact?

Originally Published: June 25, 2013
By ESPN Insider

Cody ZellerJoe Robbins/Getty ImagesCody Zeller could end up being the steal of the 2013 NBA draft.

Welcome to the Insider edition of 5-on-5! This panel is dedicated solely to debating the 2013 NBA draft. In this edition, our experts examine the potential impact some of the draft's top prospects will have on the NBA, immediately and in the future.

1. Which player could be the steal of the draft?

Bradford Doolittle: If the mock drafts are correct, I think Cody Zeller will be an excellent get in the 10-15 range. In this draft, he's a top-tier talent with a terrific performance record at a great school in a great conference.

Mike Muscala
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Tom Haberstroh: Mike Muscala. He has the second-highest PER in the NCAA ranks and can score on just about anyone. He dominated the competition from the Patriot League, which is what you'd expect from a player of this talent level and size. But I have a feeling he's being docked too many points for where he played (Bucknell). If he can take his sweet shot to the perimeter, watch out.


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