Looking on the Bright Side: College Stars Who Stick Around

Colin MeansCorrespondent IMay 28, 2009

NEW YORK - MARCH 10:  Greg Monroe #10 of the Georgetown Hoyas goes to the hoop against Justin Burrell #24 of the St. John's Red Storm during the first round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 10, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Every year college basketball’s stars have the option of contemplating a premature move to the NBA, and if they are projected as a high pick they usually take advantage of the opportunity. 

It is always a given that players such as Blake Griffin, Hasheem Thabeet, James Harden, etc. that are top seven picks will go pro early.  If a player is projected as a lottery pick (top 14), they almost always leave school as well.  but this past off season has yielded some surprises, and for the good of the college game.

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