To understand how much the NBA draft is based on future potential instead of past production, consider these facts for a moment.
A little-known Senegalese forward who averaged 5.2 points a game in the French League last season was among the players drafted on Thursday night. A college star who averaged 18.5 points and 3.3 assists and led Villanova to a surprise Final Four berth in 2009 was not.
That Villanova guard Scottie Reynolds became the first AP first-team All-American to go undrafted since 1976 speaks to how little college stats actually matter in the minds of NBA scouts.
Reynolds was the best player in college basketball's most competitive conference as a senior, yet NBA teams are convinced he doesn't have the physical tools to succeed at the next level. The 6-foot-1 senior lacks the size or length of a prototypical NBA shooting guard, and doesn't have the explosiveness, vision or distribution skills necessary to play point guard.
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