It's never too early to start thinking about the future. With this past year's draft over and teams have signed their draft picks, it's time to look forward to next year's lottery selections.
As the NBA season approaches, so does the NCAA college basketball season -- and they are the future of the NBA.
NBA players and coaches probably aren't worrying too much about next year's draft, but I'll bet you a handful of GM's are. Always looking to the future to build the best franchise they can is an important skill for a general manager to have.
Some GM's (of the NBA's bottom teams) might especially be looking forward to the draft next year because they are the ones who get to pick from the most talented pool of players: the lottery picks.
Let's take a look at the top players from college and abroad who are anticipating being drafted by an NBA team next summer: