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It didn't take long for Purdue to realize that Jaden Ivey would be an NBA player, that understanding coming as soon as the guard set foot on campus a few years back. Thursday night, Purdue's All-American guard will almost certainly be one of the top five picks in the NBA draft, the Boilermakers' highest selection since Glenn Robinson went No. 1 in 1994. For a locked-in top-five pick, Ivey's range of outcomes tonight is probably broader than any player in that strata, as he's been the subject of considerable conjecture about potential trades, teams hoping to move up to draft him and the strong possibility that the Sacramento Kings at No. 4 would pass on the chance to draft Ivey — or keep him should they select him — if he's still available following picks 1 through 3.