In ESPN The Magazine, Elena Bergeron writes that while the NBA was slow to acknowledge the slow death of the center, the progression of big men has long been evident at the college level. Look no further than this year's draft crop
Jerry Colangelo and USA Basketball pick players the way the Vatican picks popes. But with the hoops world gaining on Uncle Sam, ESPN The Magazine's Elena Bergeron wonders if this is any way to build a Dream Team.
The D.R.A.F.T. Initiative examines the track record of colleges in producing NBA talent and finds that Wake Forest alums have thrived, Duke products deserve far more credit and Louisville and Memphis leave much to be desired.
If history is an indicator, a Wake Forest pedigree bodes well for James Johnson and Jeff Teague in the NBA and Gerald Henderson should be aided by his Duke background. But Louisville's Terrence Williams and Earl Clark should be worried.