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.
NBA execs aren’t overreacting to clunkers submitted by Wiggins, Parker, McDermott. Texts I’m getting say they will have little to no impact
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) March 24, 2014
Draft Express currently projects Wiggins to be selected first, Parker third and McDermott 10th.