Draft's most undervalued prospects

Updated: June 6, 2013, 12:36 PM ET
By Fran Fraschilla

I love the 2013 NBA draft. While it might not be deep at the top, I believe it will have more players available to select beyond the lottery that can make teams than we've seen in recent memory.

Given that the draft process is not an exact science -- and analytics can only help to a degree -- it may be hard to find the next Marc Gasol, Monta Ellis or Manu Ginobili in the second round. But there are bargains to be had.

Here are seven players that may be undervalued going into the NBA draft, and while one or two may sneak into the first round, all have a great chance to play in the league next season or in coming seasons. Rest assured that, with history as a guide, some will become excellent rotation players and a few may turn into stars.

Richard Howell, F, NC State

The NBA is filled with very good wide-body role players. Howell fits into this category.