Has McCollum elevated his draft stock in the same way Noel has? By simply not playing. The kid had a great junior year and with no clear cut number one pick he could rise imo. Not saying he will go number 1 because well quite frankly he won't. I do think he will be selected in the 7-12 range though. What do you guys think? Also, what type of success will he find in the NBA?
All the guys playing seem to be hurting their stock by under performing. This is a solid rotational draft, but I do not see many allstar appearances with this group of guys. People remember how good he was before the injury and that image is sticking in their minds.
People still remember him stepping it up against Duke in the tournament; something many of this year's prospects have failed to do. And also, if I can recall, he was having another fantastic season before the injury.
He was having a terrific year. Excluding the VCU game where he left early due to injury, he averaged 28.3 PPG.
7-12 range is definitely a possibility. I think he could and should go before MCW just because he takes care of the ball more... which is what you need most from a rotational guard.