The biggest story of Day 1 at the Chicago combine was the number of no-shows. However, some prospects made strong impressions, a couple of highly regarded players had rough interviews with teams and an International Man of Mystery emerged.
Purdue's Final Four dreams ended in devastating fashion this season after losing Robbie Hummel to injury. But with Hummel returning to a senior-laden squad, the Boilermakers are the early favorites as the top team in 2010-11.
Chad Ford looks at who helped and hurt their draft stock through four rounds of the NCAA tournament. Among the big risers are at least one player from each of the Final Four teams: Gordon Hayward, Durrell Summers, Nolan Smith and Da'Sean Butler.
The Dance Lessons series on conventional NCAA tournament arguments concludes with the question of whether you need a dominant big man to win a title. Short answer: Kentucky's looking pretty good right now ...
Chad Ford examines NBA draft prospects' stock, leading with a note on Evan Turner, who looked solid in his early return from a severe back injury. But there's still some concern about Turner from NBA teams. Plus news on a host of other players.