Syracuse forward C.J. Fair (5) reacts late in the second half of a third-round game against Dayton in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday, March 22, 2014. Dayton won the game 55-53. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert) (Bill Wippert, AP)
Although the extraordinary freshman class and a few other underclassmen have taken most of the headlines about the 2014 NBA draft, there are plenty of talented seniors who left their mark on college basketball this season. Doug McDermott of Creighton won every major National Player of the Year award and was an Associated Press first team All-American. Three other seniors also earned AP first team All-American honors; Shabazz Napier of UConn, Russ Smith of Louisville and Sean Kilpatrick of Cincinnati. Even though none of the seniors are expected to be selected in the first few picks, plenty of them will hear their name called on draft night.
Here is a look at the seniors who have a chance to be drafted, including a handful of players who may end up in a Jazz uniform.
Creighton's Doug McDermott talks to reporters before an NCAA college basketball tournament practice Saturday, March 22, 2014, in San Antonio. Creighton will play Baylor Sunday. (David J. Phillip, Associated Press)
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