5 Players Who Could Go No. 1 Overall in the 2014 NBA Draft

Players Who Could Go No. 1 Overall in the 2014 NBA Draft

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There are basically three players in the mix when it comes to who will be drafted No. 1 overall in the 2014 NBA Draft. As we saw last year, though, surprises happen in the draft. Anthony Bennett went No. 1 last year and I am sure not a whole lot of people saw that one coming leading up to the draft.

With that said, let’s take a look at five players who could get picked first in this summer’s draft.

Andrew Wiggins, Kansas

Andrew Wiggins
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Andrew Wiggins, Kansas

Andrew Wiggins
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Andrew Wiggins has the most potential out of any player in the draft. He may not be the most NBA-ready prospect, but he could still start for a number of different teams right away. That is because he has the most complete game in the draft. It helps that Wiggins stands at 6-foot-8.

Julius Randle, Kentucky

Julius Randle
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Julius Randle, Kentucky

Julius Randle
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Julius Randle is a man who should be a very good rebounder at the next level. He was able to muscle his way to the basket all season long, but he will probably have to develop more moves or a better shot in the pros.

Regardless, Randle was one of the most buzzed about freshman this season and he is one of the most NBA-ready prospects.

Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State

Marcus Smart
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Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State

Marcus Smart
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This one probably isn’t going to happen, but Marcus Smart is still easily one of the best players in the draft. Smart can do a little bit of everything and his numbers proved that this season. He averaged 18 points per game, 5.9 rebounds per game, 4.8 assists per game and 2.9 steals per game.

Jabari Parker, Duke

Jabari Parker
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Jabari Parker, Duke

Jabari Parker
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Jabari Parker is the most NBA-ready player in the draft and he proved that by being a top-five player in college hoops this season. I still think Wiggins has more potential, but Parker is a better player right now and he still has room for improvement.

Joel Embiid, Kansas

Joel Embiid
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Joel Embiid, Kansas

Joel Embiid
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I usually don’t agree with teams picking a center No. 1 overall, but Joel Embiid would be the exception. Embiid is athletic and he stands at 7-foot-0. That is a deadly combination for opposing teams. He can rebound the ball well. With some time, he could be one of the best scoring centers in the NBA.

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.

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