Editor's note (May 25): These rankings have been updated now that the deadline for NCAA underclassmen to withdraw from the draft has passed. With the NBA draft combine in the books, it's time for another update to our Big Board. Here's the latest intel on the top 30 prospects after consulting NBA scouts and general managers. Note: This board projects every player who has declared for the draft. You can follow our in/out list for a complete look at every prospect and his draft stock. Previous rank: No. 1 Washington Freshman Guard Fultz skipped most of the combine, deciding just to do a handful of interviews. It won't matter. More and more scouts seem to be leaning toward Fultz as the consensus
Three months after it was initially indicated, Chris Laviano officially has a new college football home. According to a press release, Laviano has signed an offer-in-aid and is enrolled in classes for the summer session at San Diego State. The move paves the way for the quarterback to join the Aztecs football team for the upcoming season. As Laviano is moving on to SDSU as a graduate transfer, he’ll be eligible to play immediately in 2017. This will be Laviano’s final season of eligibility. In late November of last year, Laviano opted to transfer from Rutgers. Prior to that, Laviano had started 18 consecutive games for the Scarlet Knights until he was benched in October of last year. In 2015, Laviano
Now that we know, for good, who is returning to college and who is staying in the NBA Draft, let's move on for a moment from teams and instead talk about the prospects -- particularly the players who are staying in this year's draft pool but might be making the wrong decision. Before we go on, I do want to say that I think the NCAA's new timeline and deadline and evaluation allowance is working. Players now have until 10 days after the completion of the combine to make their choice, once and for all, on whether or not to return to school. This has been in place for two years, and what I'm finding is that most are making the right call. The feedback is being listened to. Nature is taking its course.