When the NBA began requiring that high school players play at least one year of college basketball, fans everywhere began to think about what talented players such as Kobe Bryant or LeBron James could have accomplished at the college level.
Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, John Wall, Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis are all players that could have been drafted right out of high school. Instead, these players all dominated the college game and led their teams into March Madness.
This season features another incredible recruiting class that is filled with future scoring champions and defensive stoppers.
More intriguing than this group of incoming freshmen, however, is the number of highly talented players who did not declare for the NBA Draft after great freshman seasons.
Both groups of underclassmen have one common goal in mind.
They both want nothing more than to lead their teams to an NCAA Championship.