2016 NBA Draft Prospects Who Will Become Household Names Before March Madness

February 10th, 2016 by Jonathan Wasserman Leave a reply »

A handful of NBA prospects appear on the verge of breaking out. And though the everyday college hoops and draft follower knows these six rising standouts, the national love hasn't quite been there for any of them.

That will all change by March.

I pegged four freshmen, a junior and senior as soon-to-be household names. One is a projected top-10 pick and arguably the most underappreciated prospect in the country. Another is the son of a Hall of Fame guard—a senior who's finally getting taken seriously as a potential future pro. 

February and March represent two bigs months for prospects to make final impressions, between the remaining regular-season games and the conference tournaments. Look for the following names to blow up over the next four weeks.


Malik Beasley (Florida State, SG, Freshman)

Back in October, Beasley wasn't even the flashiest freshman name on Florida State's roster. I'd argue now he's the team's top pro prospect and one of the better ones in the country.

Despite averaging 17.3 points and scoring at least 15 in 18 of 23 games, he's flow ...

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