Michigan and Louisville impressed Monday night as the two best college basketball teams in America—but the NBA draft doesn't necessarily reflect team success.
Throughout March Madness, there were a number of NBA prospects who really shined under the lights. Others shriveled. One actually crept out from under a rock and introduced himself.
Over the next few weeks, we'll know more about who is staying in school and who is leaving for the NBA. Until then, let's take a new look at the NBA draft, post-NCAA tournament edition.
Until I hear they are declaring, I've purposely left off a number of prospects. Coach Roy Williams recently hinted that North Carolina is "much closer to having all of them back", referring to James Michael McAdoo (projected late first round), Reggie Bullock (projected second round) and P.J. Hairston (projected second round).
The following players could all improve their draft stocks with another year in school: Vander Blue (projected second round) of Marquette, C.J. Fair (projected second round) of Syracuse, Gary Harris (projected mid-to-late first round) and Adreian Payne (projected second round) of Michigan State and Spencer Dinwiddie (projected second round) of Colorado.
Remember, this is a fluid process and the field of eligible prospects is subject to change at any moment.