15 CBB Stars Who May Not Get Picked in the 2014 NBA Draft

CBB Stars Who May Not Get Picked in 2014 NBA Draft

Aaron Craft
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Some of the best college basketball players in the 2013-14 season may not even get picked in the 2014 NBA Draft. Although that may sound odd to some, some player’s games do not transition well to the next level. Some of the players on this list could hear their names being called on draft day. However, there is a chance that all 15 don't get picked. Sadly, these 15 CBB stars were some of the best that college hoops had to offer this year.

Aaron Craft, Ohio State

Aaron Craft
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Aaron Craft, Ohio State

Aaron Craft
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Aaron Craft is the type of player who makes his coach very happy. He hustles on every single play, whether that be on the defensive side of the ball or offensive side. Craft did not put up the greatest scoring numbers, but he was clutch, a great leader and his defense was simply amazing.

Keith Appling, Michigan State

Keith Appling
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Keith Appling, Michigan State

Keith Appling
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Keith Appling’s stock probably would have been a lot better if his injury didn’t affect him so much during the season. Appling went from a player who was being considered for the Naismith, to a player who only averaged 2.5 points per game in the Big Dance. As a result, he may not get drafted.

Melvin Ejim, Iowa State

Melvin Ejim
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Melvin Ejim, Iowa State

Melvin Ejim
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I understand that Melvin Ejim may be a little undersized for his position, but he was the Big 12 Player of the Year. May I remind you that Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins, two players who could go No. 1 overall, were also in the Big 12.

Bryce Cotton, Providence

Bryce Cotton
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Bryce Cotton, Providence

Bryce Cotton
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Bryce Cotton was one of the best scorers in college basketball this season. He did average 21.8 points per game. Not to mention, he dropped 36 points on the North Carolina Tar Heels in the NCAA tournament. There is still a slim chance he gets drafted, though.

Xavier Thames, San Diego State

Xavier Thames
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Xavier Thames, San Diego State

Xavier Thames
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The MWC doesn’t always have the most talented players in college hoops, but former UNLV Rebel Anthony Bennett did go No. 1 overall last year. Well, Xavier Thames was the MWC Player of the Year, and he had one heck of a tournament (26 PPG). That still might not be enough, though.

Chaz Williams, Massachusetts

Chaz Williams
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Chaz Williams, Massachusetts

Chaz Williams
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The Massachusetts Minutemen surprised a lot of people this season. Chaz Williams’ 15.6 points per game and 6.9 assists per game had a lot to do with that. Unfortunately, Williams is only 5-foot-9. Apparently NBA scouts frown upon that.

C.J. Fair, Syracuse

C.J. Fair
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C.J. Fair, Syracuse

C.J. Fair
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There is a change that C.J. Fair goes later in the second round. No matter what the case, he stepped up his game in his senior year and was one of the best players in the ACC all season long.

Casey Prather, Florida

Casey Prather
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Casey Prather, Florida

Casey Prather
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Casey Prather was the most improved player this year. Heck, he looked like the best player in the sport at the beginning of the season. Florida had a great basketball team, but it wasn’t necessarily flooding with NBA talent.

Jordan McRae, Tennessee

Jordan McRae
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Jordan McRae, Tennessee

Jordan McRae
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Jordan McRae should/could get drafted, but you never know. He was the leading scorer on Tennessee (18.7 PPG) and he was one of the best players that the SEC had to offer.

Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa

Roy Devyn Marble
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Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa

Roy Devyn Marble
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Who knows where Iowa would be this season without Roy Devyn Marble. His 17 points per game were pretty important to the team. He still has a slim chance of getting drafted, but like every other player on this list, who knows.

Scottie Wilbekin, Florida

Scottie Wilbekin
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Scottie Wilbekin, Florida

Scottie Wilbekin
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Good old Scottie Wilbekin. He was arguably the best player on the Gators this season. Not too bad considering Florida made the Final Four as the overall No. 1 seed. Wilbekin has had his fair share of off-the-court issues, but he still has value -- great shooter, defender and much more.

Lamar Patterson, Pittsburgh

Lamar Patterson
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Lamar Patterson, Pittsburgh

Lamar Patterson
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Lamar Patterson averaged 10 points per game two seasons ago. This season, he went off for 17.1 points per game and was one of the best players in the ACC.

Langston Galloway, Saint Joseph’s

Langston Galloway
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Langston Galloway, Saint Joseph’s

Langston Galloway
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Langston Galloway may not be the biggest star to some, but he certainly was a star in the Atlantic 10 Conference this season. After all, the senior did average 17.7 points per game and made 108 threes on 44.3 percent shooting from behind the arc.

Kendall Williams, New Mexico

Kendall Williams
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Kendall Williams, New Mexico

Kendall Williams
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Kendall Williams had another great year for the New Mexico Lobos. He averaged 16 points per game, 4.9 assists per game and shot 38.9 percent from behind the arc.

Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati

Sean Kilpatrick
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Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati

Sean Kilpatrick
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Sean Kilpatrick and the Cincinnati Bearcats had a successful season. I am sure they did not make it as far as they would have liked to in the tournament, but a great season nonetheless. As for Kilpatrick, he averaged 20.6 points per game.

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