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In his junior season, Kim English had a poor season. He averaged just 10 points a game, on 36% shooting; He wasn’t thriving in then Mizzou head coach Mike Anderson’s system, but, despite his poor season, English put his name into the hat for the 2011 NBA Draft. We often hear of college players declaring for the draft early, usually to make some cash, but in this case, English actually withdrew his name and returned to Missouri to have a stellar senior season under new head coach Frank Haith.
Nikola Vucevic is a name that few Knick fans have heard of, but the 7-foot Swiss born center out of Montenegro is someone whose buzz is escalating as the draft nears.
Vucevic moved over to the United States prior to his senior year of high school and elected to play his collegiate ball at USC. This past season at USC, his junior season, Vucevic posted a stat-line of 17.1 ppg/ 10.3 rpg/ 1.6 apg/ 1.4 bpg. His best game in college was against Arizona, which is led by Derrick Williams, where he scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
Jimmer Fredette, born on February 25, 1989, just completed playing four years of collegiate basketball at Brigham Young University. During the 2011 season, Jimmer was the leading scorer in NCAA Division I basketball, as well as the winner of multiple Player of the Year awards. Jimmer, out of Glen Falls, NY has divided scouts, analysts, and fans alike as to whether he will be successful on the NBA level.