Forget about the record-setting 10 freshmen in the first round. Many underclassmen -- such as the undrafted Jamont Gordon and Davon Jefferson -- learned the NBA draft can be cruel, writes Andy Katz.
The Class of 2008, with unsurpassed talent and depth, was always earmarked for success. And with as many as 12 freshmen looking like they'll be in the NBA draft's first round on Thursday, they haven't disappointed, writes Andy Katz.
USC freshman guard O.J. Mayo will declare for the NBA draft and will hire an agent soon.
Expectations were high for USC's O.J. Mayo and UCLA's Kevin Love. But the freshmen have managed to outperform them, and they've put a definitive mark on their teams in doing so, writes Andy Katz.
Overshadowed or just simply overlooked, these players could emerge as conference stars this season.