5 College Basketball Stars the LA Lakers Must Keep an Eye On

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5 College Basketball Stars the LA Lakers Must Keep an Eye On
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The next time Andrew Wiggins or Marcus Smart put on a uniform, it could be the Purple and Gold.

In almost all cases, it's better to draft the best player available rather than to fill a specific need.

Luckily for a rebuilding franchise like the Los Angeles Lakers, they need help at every spot on the court, allowing them to make their selection on pure talent and upside.

Draftniks have soured on the much ballyhooed 2014 draft class as the season has progressed, but there are several potential stars to be had at the top of the board. 

And the Lakers, with the NBA's fourth-worst record heading into Sunday's action, should have a few to choose from on draft night.

Here are the five college basketball players L.A. must keep an eye on between now and then.

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