Perry Jones is coming back to school. Jared Sullinger is too. John Henson and Tyler Zeller want to make a Final Four run, and Harrison Barnes is reportedly leaning toward that direction via numerous outlets, most notably ESPN personality Scott Van Pelt's Twitter account.
Seeing these players in school will make for a higher-quality college basketball season, but the NBA draft is starting to reach the point of despair.
Jones', Sullinger's and possibly Barnes' decisions will buoy players into lottery-round status for sure (see next page). Kemba Walker was a lottery pick already, but now, he might be top five. Fredette's status as one is sealed now, too. It's not even a question.
While this draft will not fall into 2000 territory (only three players were ever chosen for an All-Star game from that lot), here is the latest mock on what is looking to be a disappointing class.
Here are three articles for reference. The first is a Jimmer Fredette vs. Kemba Walker comparison. The second was my first mock draft from March 23. The last is my 50-person NBA draft big board from the day after the NCAA tournament, with much more detail on these players.