Fran Fraschilla checks in with the second half of a two-part evaluation of NBA prospects who played in the FIBA World Championship. Today, he looks at Ante Tomic, Tibor Pleiss, Nick Calathes and Elias Harris, among others.
Despite its heavy losses, Memphis will once again be the heavy favorite in Conference USA. But UAB, with talented guards like Robert Vaden and Paul Delaney III, will rely on its perimeter players to try to knock off the Tigers.
While many predicted the demise of Conference USA when Louisville and Cincinnati left the league, Memphis has staved off elimination by becoming one of the best teams in the country. Can the rest of the league follow?