Two-and-Done

Five other sophomores who could be first-round picks in the NBA draft
March 24, 2014

MARCUS SMART

PG, OKLAHOMA STATE

The 2013 national freshman of the year has battled bouts of immaturity and recklessness this season, while struggling with his three-point shot (30.3%). Still, Smart's slashing ability and strong defense should make him the first point guard drafted in June.

WILLIE CAULEY-STEIN

C, KENTUCKY

Cauley-Stein has been a solid rebounder (6.3 per game) and shot blocker (2.9). Questions about his offensive upside and mental toughness, however, have given NBA scouts pause. The 7-footer will need to prove that he'll be ready to play every night.

RODNEY HOOD

SF, DUKE

The 6'8", 215-pound Hood—a transfer from Mississippi State—is a lethal shooter, connecting on 47.0% of his field goals, 42.1% of his threes and 80.7% of his free throws. However, his slight frame raises concerns about whether he can defend NBA small forwards.

NIK STAUSKAS

SG, MICHIGAN

Stauskas has emerged from the shadow of Glenn Robinson III to become the Wolverines' strongest prospect. The Big Ten player of the year is a three-point sharpshooter (44.9%) whose offensive repertoire is expanding (17.5 ppg, up from 11.0 as a freshman).

KYLE ANDERSON

G-F, UCLA

Anderson has thrived as the Bruins' primary playmaker, averaging 14.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and nearly doubling his assists (6.6 per game) from last season. He has natural instincts at the point, plus, at 6'9", a towering size advantage.

PHOTOGREG NELSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (SMART) PHOTOHEINZ KLUETMEIER FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (CAULEY-STEIN) PHOTOCHRIS KEANE FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (HOOD) PHOTOCHRIS KEANE FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (STAUSKAS) PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (ANDERSON)

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