Now that UConn has been crowned the 2013-14 national champion, the spotlight may be drifting away from college basketball, but the offseason brings its own kind of action. There are coaching vacancies to fill and new recruits to add, but the immediate concern here in April is the cluster of potential season-changing underclassmen debating whether or not to leave for the NBA.
One such star is Arizona guard Nick Johnson, a do-it-all leader whose scoring and defense earned him consensus first-team All-American honors. Of course, in a deep draft class that already includes big-name scorers such as Andrew Wiggins and T.J. Warren, Johnson could also get lost in the shuffle.
Will the Wildcats’ scoring leader stay or go? Read on for a pick as to how that decision will shake out, along with nine more predictions on some of the biggest events to come in the months before the 2014-15 season tips off.