Mar 21, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Andrew Wiggins (22) battles for a loose ball with Eastern Kentucky Colonels forward Eric Stutz (42) in the second half during the 2nd round of the 2014 NCAA Men

NBA Draft Rumors: Execs not overreacting to Wiggins, Parker, McDermott


It was not a good week for three of college basketball’s elite NBA prospects.

Andrew Wiggins’ Kansas Jayhawks were defeated by the Stanford Cardinal in the third round of the NCAA tournament, 60-57 on Sunday afternoon. Wiggins had just four points on one-of-six shooting to go with four rebounds, two blocks and an assists.

Doug McDermott’s Creighton Blue Jays were destroyed by the Baylor Bears 85-55 in the third round Sunday. McDermott was held to 15 points, way below his season averaged of 26.7 points per game.

Jabari Parker’s Duke Blue Devils fell to the Mercer Bears 78-71 in their first game of the tournament Friday. Parker had 14 points and seven rebounds, but shot just four-of-14 from the field.

Despite those performances, Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated doesn’t believe it will hurt their draft stock and scouts are not overreacting.


Draft Express currently projects Wiggins to be selected first, Parker third and McDermott 10th.

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