Top stats to know: NBA Draft

June, 26, 2014
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The 2014 NBA Draft is loaded with talent. Here is everything you need to know about the top prospects.

Joel Embiid, Center, Kansas

Embiid averaged 11.2 points and 8.1 rebounds in 2013-14. His accolades included AP 2nd Team All-America, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, 2nd Team All-Big 12, Big 12 All-Defensive and All-Newcomer Team.

Embiid's 72 blocked shots were a Kansas freshman record. He shot 55 percent on post-ups this season, the highest percentage in the Big 12 (minimum 50 plays). Embiid also shot 93 percent on offensive rebound put-back attempts, the highest percentage in the nation (minimum 25 plays).

Jabari Parker, Forward, Duke

Parker averaged 19.1 points and 8.7 rebounds in 2013-14. His accolades included AP 1st Team All-American and ACC Rookie of the Year.

Parker became the first Duke freshman to lead team in scoring (19.1) and rebounding (8.7). He is also the fifth Duke freshman to enter the NBA Draft, joining Corey Maggette (1999), Luol Deng (2004), Kyrie Irving (2011) and Austin Rivers (2012).

Only two freshmen besides Parker in the last 15 seasons averaged at least 19 points and 8 rebounds per game while shooting 35 percent on 3-pointers (Kevin Durant and Michael Beasley).

Andrew Wiggins, Guard, Kansas

Wiggins averaged 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds in 2013-14. He won Big 12 Freshman of the Year and made the 1st Team All-Big 12.

Wiggins scored on 69 percent of his transition plays, the highest percentage in the Big 12 (minimum 50 plays).

Noah Vonleh, Forward, Indiana

Vonleh, Big Ten Freshman of the Year, averaged 11.3 points and 9.0 rebounds in 2013-14. He led the Big Ten in rebounding (9.0) and also paced the conference in field goal percentage (50 percent) on catch-and-shoot jumpers (minimum 25 plays).

Julius Randle, Forward, Kentucky

Randle, the SEC Freshman of the Year, made the 2014 Final Four All-Tournament team. He also set Kentucky single-season freshmen records in rebounds (417), double-doubles (24) and made free throws (204).

Randle began his career with seven straight double-doubles, tying Jim Andrews' school record for consecutive double-doubles to start a season (set in 1971-72). He led all players in double-doubles in 2013-14 with 24, the second-most by a freshman in D-I history.

Danté Exum, Guard, Australia

Exum can become the fourth Australian-born player to be selected in the top 7 during the Common Draft Era (since 1966), including two with the No. 1 overall pick. He can become the fourth point guard ever to be drafted in the top 10 after not attending an American college.

Marcus Smart, Guard, Oklahoma State

Smart led Oklahoma State in scoring (18.0), assists (4.8) and steals (2.9). He made two All-Big 12 Defensive teams (2012-13, 2013-14) and ranked third in the nation in steals per game (2.9) and seventh in steal percentage (5.0).

Aaron Gordon, Forward, Arizona

Gordon, the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, averaged 12.5 points and 8.0 rebounds in 2013-14. He set the Arizona freshman record for rebounds (303) and an Arizona NCAA Tournament record with 18 rebounds vs Wisconsin in the Elite Eight.

As the primary defender last season, Gordon allowed 0.71 points per play, fifth best in the nation (min 300 plays).

Doug McDermott, Forward, Creighton

McDermott was named an AP 1st-Team All-American 3 times, becoming the 11th player all-time to accomplish that feat. He led nation in points (934) and points (26.7) as a senior.

McDermott is one of three players in NCAA history to score at least 3,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds (Lionel Simmons and Harry Kelly).

Nik Stauskas, Guard, Michigan

Stauskas averaged 17.5 points and 3.3 assists on his way to being named Big Ten Player of the Year and 1st Team All-Big Ten.

Stauskas is one of three players ever to make at least 80 3-pointers and shoot 44 percent on 3-pointers as a freshman and a sophomore. He shot 53 percent on spot-up plays last season, second-best in Division I (minimum 100 plays).

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