No college basketball player has been on ESPN more than Jimmer Fredette. If Dick Vitale has been on television for 30 seconds and not said his name, the apocalypse is upon us.
Don't worry, that never happens.
As March Madness approaches, analysts have begun projecting where Fredette will go in the 2011 NBA draft. Some have him going in the lottery, while some don't have him even getting a guaranteed contract. Let's end that discussion here:
He will go wherever the Utah Jazz pick. End of story.
Despite how ESPN makes it seem, Fredette isn't the only player going pro. The 2011 draft class may not be as star-studded as past seasons, but it has lots of talent and plenty of players who can contribute in the NBA.
The real question, however, is what each of these youngsters is doing to help or hurt their draft stock. With the regular season over, these players have only a few big games left to prove their worth to the scouts.
Who's got the most work to do?