John Henson needs to improve
In most cases, college players who come back to school do so because they didn't trust that they'd be selected in the NBA draft as high as they'd hoped. They may love college, but so did many of each year's draft picks. So whether they "tested the waters" or never put their names into the draft, returning players start from a position that they were not good enough the previous year to be drafted in a good spot. That news can serve as motivation and a teaching tool, better enabling them to focus on what they have to do this season to make their NBA dreams come true. Specifically, what do these top returning players have to do to ensure their NBA draft stock is high come June?
Using Chad Ford's Big Board, here's the list of the top five returning draft prospects and what they must improve to maximize their stock in 2010-11.
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