NBA Draft 2011: Top Sleepers from Smaller Schools or Leagues

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NBA Draft 2011: Top Sleepers from Smaller Schools or  Leagues
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Who will be the next small school star in the NBA?

While the major universities get all the serious publicity and limelight of national TV, players from smaller colleges have to make a name the old fashion way: hard work.

Its not that the players from big schools don't work hard, but they have more of the advantages of exposure.

As the old saying goes, "If you can play, they will find you!"

With the 2011 NBA draft coming up, potential draftees are working their way up the draft charts through their past tournament play, team season and current workouts. As the smoke clears from all of this, a new pack of players have come to the forefront, and GMs are licking their chops in hopes of picking one of these players up.

Let's take a closer look at some players who might have their names called up to the podium sooner than they might think if they show and prove.

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