Patric Young a potential lottery pick

Updated: February 10, 2011, 1:01 PM ET
By David Thorpe

There is a myth thrown about annually that certain players who have not reached their potential need to go back to school to "develop their game." As if colleges, on the whole, have a monopoly on developing young players. While NBA coaches don't have that monopoly, either, the league is filled with stars who were average or below as rookies. It is certainly the case that some players who go back to school can elevate their draft status by playing better, just as it's true that some players go back to school and end up being in the same position, or worse, the following year.