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A Look At NBA's Hottest Draft Prospects

Andrew Seah |
March 12, 2014 | 6:40 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Jabari Parker is one of the few leading this year's draft class. (Adam Glanzman/Creative Commons)
Jabari Parker is one of the few leading this year's draft class. (Adam Glanzman/Creative Commons)
Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker are spearheading the 2014 NBA Draft – a class brimming with talent and, of course, we haven’t even mentioned Oklahoma State sophomore Marcus Smart.

Whether you’re an NCAA basketball junkie or a flailing fan looking to catch up with your basketball nerd circle, this is (one of) your best bets:

NJ.com: First things first, the college basketball season ended with a dazzling scoring display between the two best freshman prospects. Instead of a glimpse, Andrew Wiggins dominated the contest, racking up 41 points on 12-for-18 shooting. Not to be outdone, Duke’s Jabari Parker notched a double-double with 30 points and 11 rebounds.

DeanOnDraft: On the topic of Andrew Wiggins, the Kansas Jayhawk has all the physical tools necessary to succeed beyonf the collegiate level. He has a great first step, outstanding athleticism and is generally gifted in all areas of mobility. So why hasn't he put it all together? Granted, he’s a freshman, but there’s also an underlying sense that Wiggins doesn't quite know how good he can potentially be.

SBNation: An all-inclusive roundup of the top prospects and how they closed out the season. Is Joel Embiid’s on-court polish starting to convince skeptics? Has Wiggins lived up to the hype? Has Julius Randle become an afterthought? 

Bleacher Report: Before March Madness begins, it might be fun to take stock (literally) of this year’s top prospects.

Brewhoop: Steve Van Horn (no, not the former New Jersey Net) and gang discuss all about the NBA Draft in this week’s podcast. Tune in to find out if Marcus Smart’s disruptive defense has overshadowed his lacking offensive prowess.

Tulsa World: With the Big 12 conference championship coming up, this might be Marcus Smart's one shot at redemption after a less-than-stellar sophomore campaign. 


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