NBA Big Board 5.0
It's March, which means it's the time of year for huge upsets, exciting finishes and would-be NBA players to improve their draft stock. Year after year, the NCAA tournament is a proving ground for NBA prospects, with the likes of Dwyane Wade (2003), Tyrus Thomas ('06) and Gordon Hayward ('10) using strong tournaments to move up in the draft.
A convincing performance this March could send a player's stock soaring. While Kansas's Ben McLemore is establishing himself as a close-to-consensus No. 1 pick, many lottery spots are up for grabs. A superior Big Dance could be the difference between a spot in the late lottery and a top-five pick.
On to the Big Board ...