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ESPN's Simmons on How DC's Senior Season Hurt his Draft Standing

Question No. 6: Should we overreact because Prospect X missed the tournament or was quickly eliminated? No! I'm convinced that this was why everyone (including me) blew Darren Collison's situation last spring. Since UCLA didn't do much in the tournament (lost by 20 in the second round to Villanova) and Collison didn't seem to get any better from his junior year to his senior year, he lost a little luster. Looking back, he DID have a meal ticket: His shooting percentages were outrageous. Sophomore year: 48% FG, 81% FT, 45% 3FG Junior year: 48% FG, 87% FT, 53% 3FG Senior year: 51% FG, 90% FT, 39% 3FG Egads! How did we overlook him? Like it was his fault that he went from playing with two 2008 top-five lottery picks (Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook) and another guy starting right now (Luc Richard Mbah a Moute) to a crew of nobodies.

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