In one year, expect to hear Eric Gordon's name

Originally Published: July 1, 2007
By Doug Gottlieb | Special to
From now until the next collective bargaining agreement changing the NBA's age-limit, the NBA draft will seem like a showcase for the one-and-done freshmen stars. Although there is a trend to draft winners (six of the top nine players drafted played in this year's Final Four), there will continue to be a trend to get in and out of college while you are hot.

It sounds cynical, but it's true. However, there are still games to be played. So here's a very early look at the top-five prospects for next year's draft heading into this season. The list is in particular order and is subject to change. But as of today...

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