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5 Players Who Could Be Steals Late in the First Round of the 2014 NBA Draft

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Players Who Could Be Steals Late in the First Round of the 2014 NBA Draft

Glenn Robinson III 2014 NBA Draft
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Whoever gets Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker in the 2014 NBA Draft is going to be very lucky. However, those two stars are clearly not the only two talented players in the draft. After all, this draft class is filled with great players.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at five players who could be steals late in the first round of the draft.

Shabazz Napier, Connecticut

Shabazz Napier 2014 NBA Draft
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Shabazz Napier, Connecticut

Shabazz Napier 2014 NBA Draft
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By now, I hope everyone has heard of Shabazz Napier. Sure, the college basketball season has been over for a little over a month now, but it is hard to forget what Napier did for the Connecticut Huskies. Starting point guard right away or not, Napier could be one of the most underrated PGs in the draft.

Glenn Robinson III, Michigan

Glenn Robinson III
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Glenn Robinson III, Michigan

Glenn Robinson III
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Glenn Robinson III could slip into the second round. However, I could see a team picking him up late in the first because of his athleticism alone. If Robinson III improves his shot and becomes more consistent, many teams will be wishing they picked him up.

Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee

Jarnell Stokes 2014 NBA Draft
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Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee

Jarnell Stokes 2014 NBA Draft
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Jarnell Stokes was a beast in the NCAA tournament. He dropped 18 points per game and 12.8 boards per game. Those numbers more than likely intrigued a lot of NBA scouts. He is not getting a load of attention, and that could be the problem for the teams that pass on him.

Kyle Anderson, UCLA

Kyle Anderson 2014 NBA Draft
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Kyle Anderson, UCLA

Kyle Anderson 2014 NBA Draft
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I don’t think Kyle Anderson can succeed on any given team in the NBA, but he certainly could be a star on the right one. I wouldn’t call him LeBron James by any means, but he stands at 6-foot-9 and can be considered a point forward. He did average 6.5 assists per game this past season.

Cleanthony Early, Wichita State

Cleanthony Early 2014 NBA Draft
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Cleanthony Early, Wichita State

Cleanthony Early 2014 NBA Draft
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I have a feeling that Cleanthony Early will move up draft boards as the draft gets closer, but who knows. Moving up the boards or not, he stands at 6-foot-8 and can score in the paint and drain the three.

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.