2009 NBA Draft: Five College Players Who Should Stay in School

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2009 NBA Draft: Five College Players Who Should Stay in School

More this year than any other, it's tough to predict which men's college basketball players will do either one of two things: Enter the 2009 NBA Draft or stay an extra year to erase their scrutinized weaknesses.

This is especially because of the apparent lack of depth that this summer's draft appears to have. It's a factor that can prompt many freshman and other classmen, ones that are not NBA-ready just yet, to punch their ticket this summer rather than wait for 2010.

Along with the 2009 NBA Draft being much more weak than 2008 and (most likely) 2010, the money is another contributing factor that can get in the heads of college players.

The guaranteed money that comes with being a potential lottery pick, and even just a first-rounder, can prompt players to leave way too early for the draft than they really should. These kind of players, one's that are more raw than polished, are the players that made up the majority of my list.

Of the five players that are listed, only one is not a freshman. This should be no surprise, however, because there's been an obvious lack of freshman sensations this year as there were in 2008.

Yet there always seems to be a few newcomers, ones that are nowhere near fully developed, that enter the draft strictly for the cash.

Without further talk though, let's look at five pro-prospects that could use another year to not only improve their draft statuses, but polish their skills as well.

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