With the NCAA Tournament heading into its second week, scouts are all over the place getting their last live looks at possible NBA Draft entrees. Though we still won't know the order of the draft until after the NBA lottery and the end of the season gives us the final order, ESPN has already released its Mock Draft 1.0 and University of Washington stars Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross both made the cut.
Wroten is coming off a season where he averaged 16.0 points, five rebounds and 3.9 assists per game and was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. Ford has Wroten possibly landing with the Atlanta Hawks with the 19th pick. With it being this early in the process, it's more about Wroten being considered worthy of that pick more than which team is picking him there.
For Ross, he drastically improved during his sophomore campaign and finished the season averaging 16.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. Ford currently has him going no. 23 to the Indiana Pacers. Again, it shows that Ross is worthy of a pick at that spot.
But both players are underclassmen that would have to forego the rest of their college careers to enter the draft and it isn't a guarantee that they do so. After missing out on the NCAA Tournament in such heartbreaking fashion, both players may want to come back and finish what they started. Being the best regular season team in the Pac-12 this season might not be enough for them to leave the Huskies behind.
We shall see.