The NBA season is just beginning to hit its stride, but for teams like John Wall's Washington Wizards and Blake Griffin's Los Angeles Clippers, it might as well be over. Despite extraordinarily talented young stars, some ten teams in the NBA can be all but certain that they will not reach the playoffs. Other than the growth of their young players and the marketability of their unwanted veterans, these teams have very little in the way of motivation to struggle back toward mediocrity.
For fans of those teams, then, perhaps the best way to ride out another rough season is to tune into the NCAA, where await the stars that will infuse their team with talent next season. The lottery system allows any fan whose team misses the playoffs to hold out at least some hope of a top-three pick, which makes scouring the college scene for the best young ballers all the more exciting. Read on for a preview of the top ten picks in next year's Draft, and who will scoop them up.