Some college basketball stars waited until late Thursday night before hearing their name called; Lance Stephenson, Solomon Alabi and Willie Warren come to mind.
Still, others you’ve come to know well during their college careers went the whole night without a team selecting them.
These players will find an NBA Summer League home and head to Las Vegas or Orlando, where the battle for roster spots will begin — and they’ll get one more shot to show what they can do.
Manny Harris. Should soon find a summer league home, since some team reportedly had the Michigan swingman in its top 10.
Jon Scheyer. Arguably as well-known as any draft prospect, especially in light of winning the national championship with Duke. But critics worry about his size and athleticism.
Brian Zoubek. Scheyer’s Duke teammate blossomed during the second half of the Blue Devils’ championship season, becoming a bruising, shot-blocking, rebounding machine. But it was too little, too late for NBA teams.
Sylven Landesberg. He left the University of Virginia under durress, and though he was good and showed flashes, he was the best player on two bad teams.
Sherron Collins. He was a first-team All-America, but doesn’t make up for the Jayhawks guard’s lack of height.
Mikhail Torrance. The Alabama junior was pegged by many to be a second round sleeper, a point guard with size. But he only had one season of production.
Omar Samhan. The St. Mary’s center rose to prominence during a brief Cinderella run by the Gaels. Jeff Goodman hears Samhan will join Atlanta’s summer league team.
Jermaine Dixon. After averaging 10.6 points a game as a senior, Juan’s little brother probably wasn’t really a prospect. But don’t try telling him that.