Big East Reloaded: How Teams Will Replace Outgoing Stars
After each college basketball season, a number of talented underclassmen leave their respective schools for a shot in the NBA. In fact, 18 of the 25 college players chosen in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft still had college eligibility remaining before they hired agents.
A slew of impact players from the Big East are expected to hear their names called in the June 28th draft. Syracuse, Connecticut and St. John’s are each expected to lose underclassmen that made significant contributions to their squads in 2011-2012. Marquette, Georgetown, Villanova, and Seton Hall must replace NBA-hopefuls that have either run out of eligibility or have foregone their senior seasons.
Each year, the country’s elite programs must reload and attempt to replace the talent lost. How will each of these programs fair?