Aside from the NCAA Tournament, the NBA Draft is perhaps the most intriguing event for the die-hard college basketball fan. But despite the fact that the Atlantic 10 has been one of the best conferences in the country as of late, the conference hasn’t seen a player drafted since St. Bonaventure’s Andrew Nicholson was selected 19th overall by the Orlando Magic in 2012. And although the A-10 has seen some players make it in the NBA without being drafted (VCU’s Troy Daniels – currently with the Houston Rockets – is the most recent example), there’s something special about hearing a name called on Draft Night.
So with the 2014 Draft about a month away, hope springs once again. Will a player from URI’s conference get selected this year? Here are two possibilities.