Prospect Watch: Breaking down Doug McDermott's NBA future

Monday March 3rd, 2014
Doug McDermott's (center) shooting alone makes him an attractive option in the upcoming NBA draft.
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"There are some young guys, Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, who, four, five years from now might be a better player. But right now, Doug is the best player in college basketball."

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SI Now: Is Doug McDermott best ever?

Marcus Smart headlines a group of talented NBA-caliber players in this game, and given Smart's momentum lately, every big spot from here on out is critical. He leads Le'Bryan Nash and Markel Brown against the Cyclones who have some quality players of their own. Melvin Ejim just put up 30 and 15 while showing the type of strength and athleticism that may make teams forget about his size deficiencies. And while both Ejim and DeAndre Kane are only fringe NBA players, they are outstanding college players and will test the future professionals on the Cowboys roster.

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