I am not as high on Baldwin as others, who think he could be as high as a late lottery pick, are. There is enough buzz around his name though to make his decision to turn pro reasonable.
Anthony Barber, PG, N.C. State, 6-2, Jr. '15-'16: 23.5 ppg, 4.5 apg, 4.6 rpg, 43.4 FG%, 86.5 FT%, 36.1 3-PT%
A big-time scorer and former McDonald's All-American, Barber gained some buzz this year after a somewhat disappointing first two years with the Wolfpack. He could maybe sneak into the first round, but is more than likely a second-rounder.
Canty left Auburn before the season ended to begin preparing for a pro career. He could sneak into the second round, but is likely headed overseas or to the D-League.
Robert Carter, PF, Maryland, 6-9, Jr. '15-'16: 3 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 56.9 FG%, 55.6 FT%
Since Carter is a redshirt junior and on pace to graduate, there is not a huge reason to return to school, which is why he is reportedly hiring an agent. He would probably be the go-to guy at Maryland next season through, which could help some.
Based on his size, skill, and otential, Chriss will be a first-round pick. He could end up being selected in the lottery by a team willing to wait for him to develop, which may take another year or two since he is not exactly NBA-ready.
With his size and length, Davis looks the part of a prototypical NBA power forward. He is still developing and probably doesn't make a huge impact right away but based on potential; he is a lottery pick.
Jackson is a first-round pick, and some say he is a lottery lock, but I think that's being too generous. It helps him that this is a weaker crop of point guard prospects.
Stefan Jankovic, PF, Hawaii, 6-10, Jr. '15-'16: 15.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 54.3 FG%, 77.2 FT%, 39.3 3-PT%
Having transferred after his freshman season at Missouri, Jankovic is on pace to graduate, so turning pro makes sense especially coming off Hawaii's tournament win over Callifornia, where he gained some buzz. His ability as a stretch four could find him a spot in a second round.
Jones is a skilled big with good size, but he lacks the aggressiveness on the glass that you would expect from someone his size. He is a likely first-round pick, but could slip into the early second round.
After being declared ineligible by the NCAA 30 games into this past season due to a canceled ACT score, Jones is an interesting situation. He is a crazy athlete, but doesn't shoot it well at all. Jones looks the part but has a long way to go with his development. Some team might take a second-round flyer on him.
Thon Maker, C, Australia, 7-0, 1997. '15-'16: n/a
Maker is an intriguing prospect due to his size and athletic ability, but he is without certain a project big man. His draft stock could be anywhere due to that uncertainty. He was originally going to college next year but was allowed to enter the draft due to his high school graduation year.
Murray's versatility was on display for the Huskies this past season as he put together a terrific freshman campaign. With his size and ability for a combo guard, the first round appears to be in his future. Just how high he goes will depend on his workouts.
The Canadian is a big-time scorer and top-10 prospect.
Chris Obekpa, C, UNLV, 6-10, Jr. '14-'15: 5.8 ppg, 7 rpg, 3.1 bpg, 46.2 FG%, 51.9 FT%
The St. John's transfer sat out this past season and was slated to finish his collegiate career next year at UNLV, but the coaching mess in Sin City likely accelerated his pro path. It is unlikely he gets drafted though.
Tim Quarterman, G, LSU, 6-6, Jr. '15-'16: 11.2 ppg, 3.6 apg, 4.6 rpg, 41.5 FG%, 63.2 FT%, 34.3 3-PT%
With his length and versatility, Quarterman is an intriguing prospect. He didn't do much this past season to secure his status as a first-round pick, which makes his decision to hire an agent a questionable one.
I'm not sure what Reynolds' hurry is to go pro. He is a borderline second-round pick and would have been better served returning to school to try to improve his all-around offensive game, which would have helped his stock for next year.
Sabonis brings a coveted combination of size, physicality and skill to the floor. He is a terrific rebounder and should be a lottery pick.
Wayne Selden, SG, Kansas, 6-5, Jr. '15-'16: 13.8 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 47.4 FG%, 61.2 FT%, 39.2 3-PT%
Selden is hoping to capitalize off a solid junior year in which he found some consistency to his game, which had been missing his sophomore season. He projects as a borderline first-round pick, but now is the time for him to declare.
If Ulis stood 6-1, he would be a lottery pick. Unfortunately, his shortcomings scare some people away. I think he showed enough this past season to prove worthy of being a first-round pick since he was one of the best point guards in the country, and he knows how to not let his height deter him from being a successful floor leader.
James Webb III, F, Boise State, 6-8, Jr. '15-'16: 15.8 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 49.4 FG%, 68.4 FT%, 24.8 3-PT%
An athletic combo forward who doesn't shoot it especially well from the outside, Webb is a borderline second-round pick.
Devin Williams, PF, West Virginia, 6-9, Jr. '15-'16: 13.3 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 46.7 FG%, 69.3 FT%
This is a head scratcher. Williams is nowhere near a first-round lock and could even go undrafted, which makes his decision to hire an agent and not even test the waters a bit baffling.
The coaching change at UNLV likely accelerated his path to the NBA but either way, Zimmerman was probably heading to the league. He is a skilled 7-footer, but a lack of physicality will be a concern at the next level. Zimmerman should still be a first-round pick.
One of college basketball's most improved players, Bentil wasn't on anyone's draft radar heading into the season. His combination of physicality inside and ability to knock down perimeter jumpers will be attractive at the next level. He is a tad bit undersized (6-9 is probably generous for his height), but he should be a first-round pick.
With good size and all-around skill set for the next level, Blossomgame is an intriguing prospect. He will not hire an agent, thus keeping the door open for a potential return to Clemson for his senior season, which is a smart decision since he is likely a borderline first-round pick.
Very raw offensively, Brimah makes his presence known as a rim protector. Some team might take a second-round flyer on him, but more than likely, the 7-footer heads back to Storrs for his senior season.
Blackmon was sidelined for a good chunk of last season due to injury, which hurts his stock. He is a scorer at this point, but that's about it. He's better off returning to school and being the go-to option for Indiana.
Briscoe was overshadowed in the Kentucky backcourt by Tyler Ulis and Jamal Murray, which didn't allow him to flourish and thus hurts his stock. Briscoe's struggles shooting the ball from the outside are a major concern, and he didn't do anything to cement his status as a first-rounder.
One of the top recruits in the 2015 class and MVP of last year's McDonald's All-American game, Diallo struggled to find consistent minutes in the Jayhawks' frontcourt rotation. He has a relentless motor but is still a project. Based on his potential, he could still be a first-round pick, but he would be better served returning for his sophomore year and improving his stock.
It would be a mistake for Edwards to stay in the 2016 NBA Draft since he would likely go undrafted.
Kay Felder, PG, Oakland, 5-9, Jr. '15-'16: 24.4 ppg, 9.3 apg, 44 FG%, 84.8 FT%, 35.5 3-PT%
Felder put up some monster numbers as a junior, but his size is certainly a concern. He could end up being a second-round pick though his professional future is likely overseas. Felder is who he is at this point and could stay in the 2016 NBA Draft.
Hayes is an undersized power forward who tries to play like a small forward without a ton of success. His shooting numbers drastically dipped this past season, so it's highly unlikely he would be a first-round pick.
A breakout junior season gained Kingsley some steam as an NBA prospect. I think he has first-round potential based on his development this past season, but would likely be a second-round pick, which is why he should return to Arkansas for his senior year.
One of the top recruits in the 2015 class, Newman had an underwhelming freshman campaign. Add that to the fact that he is an undersized two guard, and it is hard to see him getting a first-round guarantee. Newman will wisely not hire an agent yet to keep his options open for returning to school.
Onuaku's size and athleticism make him an intriguing NBA prospect, but his offensive abilities are still works in progress. He should return to school for another year since he probably doesn't get a first-round guarantee.
A shooting guard in a point guard's body, Peterson is not getting drafted.
Malik Pope, F, San Diego State, 6-10, Soph. '15-'16: 7.3 ppg, 5 rpg, 40.1 FG%, 64.9 FT%, 37.3 3-PT%
An athletic freak, Pope's all-around offensive game is still a work in progress. Based off potential, he could be a first-round pick but is probably better served grooming his game for another year at the college level.
After a solid freshman season, Rathan-Mayes took a backseat to the freshmen duo of Malik Beasley and Dwayne Bacon this past season, which hurt his stock some. Since Rathan-Mayes is not a first-round pick, returning to school appears to be the better option.
Richardson's play in Syracuse's Final Four run may have accelerated his path to the NBA. He has a smooth stroke from the outside and good size for a wing at the next level. Richardson would likely be a first-round pick if he stays in the 2016 NBA Draft.
Swanigan was productive during his freshman campaign, but didn't do enough to guarantee being a first-round pick. He is simply testing the waters at this point, and I would expect him to be back with the Boilermakers next season.
After an up-and-down first year with the Pirates, Whitehead lived up to the hype during this past season. He is a high volume shooter though, which might scare some teams away. Whitehead likely is a second-round pick, but I could see him staying in the 2016 NBA Draft regardless.
Jenkins hit one of the biggest shots in NCAA Tournament history, but he is an undersized power forward who would likely go undrafted. He originally was going to test the water, but instead will return to Villanova for his senior season.
Que Johnson, SG, Washington State, 6-4, Jr. '15-'16: 11.3 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 41.3 FG%, 75.9 FT%, 40.4 3-PT%
After originally throwing his hat into the ring, Johnson has instead decided to return to school. Look for him to transfer since he is graduating and can play immediately for a different school.
Monte Morris, PG, Iowa State, 6-2, Jr. '15-'16: 13.8 ppg, 6.9 apg, 48.7 FG%, 72.9 FT%, 35.8 3-PT%
Whether he declared or returned to school, Morris is a likely second-round pick this year or next. Returning to school could allow him to work his way into Round 1.
Based on his ability level, Trier could have been a first-round pick. However, he made the smart move by returning for his sophomore year and continuing to improve, which could end up moving him into the lottery of the 2017 NBA Draft.