Prospects who could rise up draft boards
The fun part about the weeks leading up to the NBA draft is the inexact nature of the process. In-person scouting over the course of the season, film breakdown, background work and player interviews give NBA teams as complete a picture of a potential prospect as possible, but nothing about the process is foolproof.
There are a variety of reasons why, in the weeks and months leading up to the NBA draft, players rise and fall in the eyes of people who follow the draft -- and it's often because of perception and not reality.
Here are five prospects who I believe have been somewhat devalued and will begin to rise up draft boards as teams get a closer look at them before draft night on June 27:
A year ago, Canaan and his teammates were the toast of college basketball, winning their first 23 games of the season. Canaan was named to numerous All-American teams and was certainly on the minds of many NBA teams that were studying the 6-foot point guard as an early-entry candidate.
This season, there's little buzz about him. Did he get worse during his senior season? Nope.
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