MARK MADNESS | Mark Adams spotlights potential NBA first-rounders


Counting down to the start of the 2016-17 college basketball season on Nov. 11, ASN’s Mark Adams previews the players, teams and conferences to watch. Today: Potential NBA first-rounders.


  • Ivan Rabb, California, PF, Soph.
  • Tyler Lydon, Syracuse, PF, Soph.
  • OG Anunoby, Indiana, SG/SF, Soph.
  • Edmond Sumner, Xavier, PG, Soph.
  • Thomas Bryant, Indiana, PF/C, Soph.
  • Dwayne Bacon, Florida State, SG/SF, Soph.
  • DJ Hogg, Texas A&M, SF, Soph.
  • Cameron Oliver, Nevada, PF, Soph.
  • Devonte’ Graham, Kansas, PG, Jr.
  • Justin Jackson, North Carolina, SF, Jr.
  • Grayson Allen, Duke, SG, Jr.
  • Jaron Blossomgame, Clemson, SF/PF, Sr.
  • V.J. Beachem, Notre Dame, SG, Sr.
  • Alec Peters, Valparaiso, PF/SF, Sr. (above)
  • Monte Morris, Iowa State, PG, Sr.
  • Tyler Roberson, Syracuse, SF/PF, Sr.


• Nation’s best shooting guards

• Nation’s best point guards

• Nation’s best small forwards

• Nation’s best power forwards

• Nation’s best centers

• Potential one-and-done NBA first-rounders

Above: Alec Peters, who averaged 18.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game last season while shooting 50.5% n field goals and 44% on 3-pointers, might be the best all-around player in the country. (Courtesy Valpo Athletics)
Mark Adams

Mark Adams

Mark Adams is ASN’s men’s basketball analyst. Follow him on Twitter at @EnthusiAdams.