A few notable college names came off the board in the between the second set of five picks in the second round. Here are the 36th to 40th overall picks in the draft.
36. Detroit Pistons -- Terrico White, Guard, Ole Miss
He's an athletic combo guard, not too dissimilar from holdover Rodney Stuckey. At this point in the draft, he's about as good as it gets.
37. Milwaukee Bucks -- Darington Hobson, Forward, New Mexico
A point-forward (Hobson averaged 4.5 assists per game for the Lobos last season), Hobson is a very solid choice at this juncture.
38. New York Knicks -- Andy Rautins, Guard, Syracuse
Positives: he's a lights-out shooter and has underrated court vision. Negatives: he's old, not that athletic, and they might've been able to sign him as an undrafted free agent.
39. New York Knicks -- Landry Fields, Forward, Stanford
An under the radar scorer at Stanford, Fields -- like Rautins -- maybe could've been had as an undrafted free agent.
40. Indiana Pacers -- Lance Stephenson, Guard, Cincinnati
Here's what I had to say about Stephenson before the draft:
Calling his shot a work in progress is being generous (25% from three-point land), and his playmaking "skills" are nearly nonexistent as well. Cliffnotes version: Stephenson is a ball hog with indefensible shot selection, absent the talent to make it work.
As you might imagine, I'm not a fan of the pick.