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Projecting top Final Four prospects

4/4/2014 - NBA
Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports

ESPN Insider's Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton return to provide the kind of discussions that are happening in front offices around the NBA -- where scouts and statistical experts are breaking down NBA draft prospects using their "eyes, ears and numbers."

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Ford: Kevin, we've been focusing on the top prospects in the draft in this column. But every year, as part of March Madness, a few players raise their stock significantly with great play on the biggest stage in college basketball.

I know scouts and GMs claim that a big performance in the tournament doesn't really sway them. But our Big Board every year has shifted considerably after the tournament. Psychologically, I think it's hard to ignore the final impressions of a player who dominates and wins.

Maybe we can provide some sanity.