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College Basketball Players Who Made the Right Choice By Staying in School

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Being talented enough to actually be a one-and-done player in college hoops is probably pretty cool. However, I respect the players who return for another year, even if they don’t stay all four years.

We will be looking at 10 college basketball players who made the right choice by staying in school.

Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

Frank Kaminsky
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Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

Frank Kaminsky
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Frank Kaminsky made some serious noise in the 2014 NCAA tournament. He was underrated the entire season, but that will not be the case in the 2014-15 season. Kaminsky has the opportunity to make his draft stock skyrocket with a good outing next year.

Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

Sam Dekker
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Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

Sam Dekker
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Sam Dekker could have easily made the leap, but he decided to come back. He has the potential to be an All-American and I think we will see that potential next season. Dekker very well could be a lottery pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, which is why his decision to return was the right choice.

Chris Walker, Florida

Chris Walker
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Chris Walker, Florida

Chris Walker
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Coming back for his sophomore season was a no-brainer. Chris Walker was the most talented player on Florida this past season, but he didn’t see the court much. That was probably a result of him joining the team late and Florida being stacked with talent.

With a great season for the Gators, Walker has a serious chance of going in the top five of the NBA draft. Plus, he could be the star for Billy Donovan’s team.

Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky

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Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky

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I love Willie Cauley-Stein’s decision to return. He could be the best shot-blocker in college hoops next season, but it will be interesting to see if he will be a starter or not. Who knows, Cauley-Stein could be a four-year player at Kentucky. That seems like a rarity in John Calipari’s system, especially with how good of a player Cauley-Stein is.

Montrezl Harrell, Louisville

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Montrezl Harrell, Louisville

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Montrezl Harrell was one of the best players on Louisville this season. He has the chance to not only be the best player on the Cardinals next season, but one of the best players in the country as well.

Wayne Selden, Kansas

Wayne Selden
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Wayne Selden, Kansas

Wayne Selden
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Wayne Selden went under-the-radar a lot this season. That tends to happen when you play on the same team as Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins. Either player could get picked No. 1 overall in this summer’s draft.

Selden was still a very good player, but I think he will have a huge breakout season in his sophomore year.

Marcus Paige, North Carolina

Marcus Paige
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Marcus Paige, North Carolina

Marcus Paige
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Marcus Paige returning surprised me a little. After all, he did average 17.5 points per game this season. Still, he needs to get better at the point guard position and prove to NBA teams that he can make it at the next level.

Jordan Adams, UCLA

Jordan Adams
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Jordan Adams, UCLA

Jordan Adams
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Jordan Adams had another great season. He averaged 17.4 points per game, 5.3 rebounds per game, 2.3 assists per game and 2.6 steals per game in his sophomore year.

Thanks to his scoring ability, he is going to be very fun to watch next season.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Arizona

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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Arizona

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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson made a very good move by staying in school. He will be one of the most buzzed about prospects in the draft next year and he will have the chance to get better with another year in college basketball.

Like Chris Walker, a great season out of Hollis-Jefferson could make him a top five pick in the draft; however, somewhere outside of the top five is more likely.

Jabari Bird, California

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Jabari Bird, California

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Jabari Bird averaged 8.3 points per game as a freshman. However, he stands at 6-foot-6, shoots the ball well and could be a lethal scorer next year.

I figured he would be one of the best freshman this season, but that did not happen. Look for him to be one of the best sophomores -- and players for that matter -- in the 2014-15 college hoops season.

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.