NBA Draft stock report: Big Ten edition

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The NBA Draft Stock Report checks in on which college basketball players have either helped or hurt their future draft position.  This edition focuses on which Big Ten players have opened some eyes or disappointed since the start of the season.

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2013 NBA Draft stock report: Puerto Rico Tip-Off edition

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The Oklahoma State Cowboys showed they are going to be a team to reckon with this season by demolishing N.C. State in the championship game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.  As a result, their two star players did wonders for their 2013 NBA Draft stock.  Here is a look at which players helped or hurt the draft stock in Puerto Rico.

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UNC’s John Henson one of most overrated players in 2012 NBA Draft

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North Carolina‘s John Henson is one of the most overrated players in this year’s NBA Draft. Of course he is, he was a member of the Tar Heels college basketball team, meaning he’s going to get more pub than other, often more deserving prospects. UNC guys receive a brighter spotlight than what they deserve.

Henson is a gawky, gangly fellow who just has trouble putting on and keeping weight. That will hurt him at the next level. Still he can defend, meaning Serge Ibaka is someone he can pattern his game after.

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UNC’s Harrison Barnes: going fourth overall to the Cavaliers? (video)

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North Carolina Tar Heels forward Harrison Barnes had a colorful and highly publicized two year college basketball career. He got off to a very rough start as a freshman, and ESPN had some fun with his very early struggles. I asked Roy Williams about it at a postgame media session, and that triggered Roy to go off on this rant against the WWL.

Eventually, Barnes lived up to his promise and shocked many experts when he decided to return to Chapel Hill for his sophomore season. His draft stock was high enough, but the NBA lockout probably had consequence on his decision to stay.

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Kansas Jayhawks Thomas Robinson headed to Charlotte Bobcats? (Video)

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The Sports Bank’s Ngozi Ekeledo stopped by the 2012 NBA Draft Combine’s Media Day and talked to KU’s Thomas Robinson about possibly bringing his winning mentality to the Charlotte Bobcats.

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2012 NBA Draft stock report (3/1/12)

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The NBA Draft Stock Report checks in on which college basketball players have made a name for themselves in the past week; either helping or hurting their future draft position.

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2012 NBA Draft stock report (2/20/12)

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The NBA Draft Stock Report checks in on which college basketball players have made a name for themselves in the past week; either helping or hurting their future draft position.

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2012 NBA Draft stock report (2/14/12)

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The NBA Draft Stock Report checks in on which college basketball players have made a name for themselves in the past week; either helping or hurting their future draft position.

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Penn State’s Tim Frazier has serious NBA potential

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In the Big Ten, Penn State is dead last in attendance. The Nittany Lions average about 7,000 but if you ever watched one of their home games on television, you’ll see lots of empty seats in the lower bowl; to the point that it looks like they have 700 fans. And they’re missing out too! And a bonafide NBA draft prospect in point guard Tim Frazier. Well, we’re here to make sure he toils in college basketball obscurity no more.

In a preview of our next NBA draft stock report:

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2012 NBA Draft stock report (2/6/12)

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The NBA Draft Stock Report checks in on which college basketball players have made a name for themselves in the past week; either helping or hurting their future draft position.

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2012 NBA Draft Stock Report (12/18/11)

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The NBA Draft Stock Report checks in on which players have made a name for themselves in the past week; either helping or hurting their future draft position.  Kentucky‘s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Will Barton of Memphis have really caught my eye as of late.  Check out whose stock I am buying and selling.

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2012 NBA Draft Stock Report (11/22/11)

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The NBA Draft Stock Report checks in on which players have made a name for themselves in the past week; either helping or hurting their future draft position.  These early pre-season tournaments give players great exposure matching up against marquee opponents on national television.  In this week’s addition,  a pair of highly touted freshman point guards look like they have a ways to go before being NBA ready while a Duke big man is finally looking like a legit lottery prospect.

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