2011 NBA Draft: Power Ranking College Basketball Risers and Fallers

December 2nd, 2010 by Shane DePutron Leave a reply »
The 2011 NBA Draft promises to be a unique one, as it moves to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, but more importantly because a potential lockout looms over the ensuing 2011-12 NBA season. 

Consequently, if it little progress on a new collective bargaining agreement is made between the league owners and the players' association by draft time, then many of college basketball's best underclassmen, as well as some the world's most promising young international players, may elect to refrain from entering their names into the draft.

And combining this possibility with the 2011's already-weak player projections, it seems as though the draft may end up being relatively insignificant.

Moreover, the draft may be further weakened by the fact that a number of the highly sought-after prospects have underperformed thus far, resulting in their draft stocks plummeting.

However, thus far in the 2010-11 NCAA basketball season, there have also been a handful of players whose performances have vastly exceeded their previous expectations.

So, as long as a lockout is avoided and talented players still decide enter the draft, look for th ...

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