NBA Mock Draft: How the Declared Underclassmen Shake Things Up

April 29th, 2010 by TIM PETERSON Leave a reply »
Once again, a virtual flood of underclassmen are bolting for the NBA this summer. The charge for the next wave of “young guns” is to turn around flagging franchises and bring excitment to a league that markets itself on star power. Declaring for the NBA Draft marks a crossroads. Most of these juniors, sophomores and freshmen who entering the draft have moved on from the safety of their college life, they've taken the first steps towards professional basketball. And soon, they'll conduct job interviews at pre-draft camps and private workouts. For those who aren't fully committed to the draft, they have until May 8 to remove their names from the league's selection process. The cold, hard, facts are this: If you’re not leaving school early, then you’re probably not good enough to play in the NBA. It's just that simple. Duke’s Kyle Singler and BYU’s Jimmer Fredette will not be entering the 2010 draft because they didn't get the gurantee of being a first-round selection. Therefore, both players have elected to return to school for their senior seasons. For the lucky few that do get drafted in the first-round, the gamble is worth millions, ...

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