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Tough road for Hayward, underclassmen

Updated: June 2, 2010, 1:44 AM ET
By David Thorpe

As Gordon Hayward's half-court shot skipped out Monday night, I thought to myself, "Rest up, Gordon, because that was nothing. Now the hard stuff really begins."

That's right, his next month, as it is for many other underclassmen who are considering entering and staying in the NBA draft, will be a process unlike any we've ever seen, thanks to the new NCAA rules forcing college kids to make a final decision by May 8. Why will it be so tough? Let's count the ways.

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