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With the way the system works today, seniors are usually seniors because they weren't good enough for the pros as freshmen, sophomores or juniors.
Peyton Siva and Seth Curry are two of the most prominent seniors in the country. Siva led his program to back-to-back Final Fours and a national championship. Curry has been the go-to guy for a powerhouse program and consistent contender.
And there's a good chance neither hear their name called at the 2013 NBA draft.
For Siva, you just can't be that small and not be able to shoot. A jumper helps tiny guards neutralize the difficulties they have finishing at the rim against much bigger defenders. Siva hasn't shot above 30 percent from downtown in three years, and the arc only gets deeper in the pros.
At 6'2'', Curry lacks size and athleticism at a position that typically requires it. Defensively, he'll be a liability, and offensively, he'll be limited to strictly jump-shooting. You won't find too many 6'2'' shooting guards who have regular roles in the NBA.
As for Russ Smith, who is expected to declare, he'll have a difficult time landing an NBA job. There aren't many, if any, 6'1'', 165-pound pure scorers who have succeeded at this level. Not to mention someone whose on-court decision-making can trigger gray hairs to sprout instantaneously.
The D-League and overseas will certainly be available, but I'm predicting a rough NBA draft day for these three college stars.