NBA draft tracker: breaking down the mid- to late-first-round underclassmen

Published: Saturday, April 26 2014 5:35 p.m. MDT

The deadline for early entries in the NBA draft is fast approaching, and the list of underclassmen throwing their name in the hat is piling up. Now that the Harrison twins of Kentucky have announced that they are returning to the Wildcats, just about every big-time prospect has made his intentions known. Even though plenty of young stars made the choice to test the NBA waters, more than a fair share of big-time players opted for another year at the college level. Included in that list are Jordan Adams (UCLA), Sam Dekker (Wisconsin), Montrezl Harrell (Louisville), Wayne Selden (Kansas), Chris Walker (Florida) and the Kentucky foursome of Willie Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee and Alex Poythress. This time around we take a look at the underclassmen who have already declared who didn't land on our draft tracker during the season. Note: Even though most Jazz fans are focused on what could potentially be a top five pick, Utah does have a second choice in the first round, and these are some of the players who will be taken into serious consideration for that spot.
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truth in all its forms
henderson, NV

I highly doubt that the jazz would use a 1st round draft pick on Mitch Mcgary. He is declaring early after failing a drug test for marijuana. That would not fly in conservative Utah.

Thriller
Saint George, UT

Kyle Anderson, TJ Warren, Tyler Ennis, in that order. If any of those three are available, most likely Warren, then take them.

sptfyre
MAPLETON, UT

0 chance Ennis or Stauskas fall to the Jazz at 23, especially Ennis who is widely projected as a lottery pick and Stauskas as a potential lottery pick. And why would the Jazz ever want TJ Warren? He is a scorer that can't shoot! He was a 27% 3 pt shooter and only 69% from the foul line.

coleman51
Orem, UT

If Zach Lavine is available at 23, then no doubt he should be taken by the Jazz. He would be by far the most athletic of the entire group. The others are role players in the NBA with little upside. In some cases, they may not even be drafted at all. Let's see who the Jazz take first and then what happens after will be much more clear.

TerryHaimes
Sturgis, MS

If the League goes crazy over this draft as has been advertised, the Jazz need to trade trade trade.

RSLJAZZBYUUTAH
West Valley, UT

I like that Staukas kid from Michigan.

dhsalum
Saint George, UT

PJ Hairston should be on this list. He would have been a lottery pick if he played this season at UNC but was declared ineligible and he played in the D-League this season.

Very similar to Randy Foye but a few inches taller. Jazz really need an outside shooter on the bench.

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