Projecting top Final Four prospects

Debating NBA outlooks for Shabazz Napier, Frank Kaminsky and Patric Young

Updated: April 4, 2014, 12:19 PM ET
By Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton | ESPN Insider

Shabazz Napier, Monte MorrisRobert Deutsch/USA TODAY SportsShabazz Napier is having a stellar NCAA tourney, but how much will it improve his draft stock?

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.

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider