2014 NBA draft tracker: An ongoing look at who might end up with the Jazz next season (14 items)
Now that we are a quarter of the way through both the college and NBA seasons, it is time to take an in-depth look at the best prospects for the 2014 NBA Draft. There has been more than enough hype surrounding this year’s freshman class and most of it has been warranted.
Players like Jabari Parker and Julius Randle have been great since the season began, while other players have struggled a bit.
There are also plenty of impressive upperclassmen to keep an eye on because of how well they have played.
Here’s a look at what the most gifted draft prospects have done to this point in the NCAA.
1 of 14. Jabari Parker, Fr., Duke:
Parker is averaging 22.1 points a game will shooting 54.8 percent from the field. Even with his recent difficulties with the three-point shot, he is still shooting 46.7 percent from distance. Free-throw shooting is where he has had the hardest time. He is shooting just 72.5 percent from the line in just under six attempts a game.
Parker is more than just a scorer, however. He is a great rebounder for his position and can stuff a stat sheet. In nine games, Parker is averaging 7.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.1 steals.
2 of 14. Rodney Hood, So., Duke:
Hood is averaging 19.3 points to go along with five rebounds, 1.9 assists and a steal a game.
3 of 14. Andrew Wiggins, Fr., Kansas:
Wiggins' athleticism is the one thing fans cannot question. He has great quickness and jumping ability makes him lethal on the break.
Wiggins is averaging 14.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals a game.
4 of 14. Wayne Selden Fr., Kansas:
Selden is averaging 9.4 points, three rebounds and 2.3 assists for the 6-1 Jayhawks.
5 of 14. Joel Embiid, Fr., Kansas:
Despite minimal playing time, Embiid has shown the ability to score the ball, rebound and block shots.
In seven games, Embiid is averaging 9.1 points, seven rebounds and 2.3 blocks.
Look for his numbers to go up, if he can stay out of foul trouble.