Shane Larkin's dream of playing in the NBA figures to become a reality on Thursday night.
But which team will select the former Miami point guard during the NBA Draft at Brooklyn's Barclays Center?
Consensus says Larkin will be taken between the 14th (Utah) and 24th (New York) picks. His name also has been mentioned with Milwaukee (No. 15), Boston (No. 16), Brooklyn (No. 22) and Indiana (No. 23), as well as Utah's second pick (No. 21).
One thing seems to be certain: Larkin's stock rose after the draft combine in Chicago in May and in individual workouts with teams. When the sophomore declared for the draft on April 28, Canes coach Jim Larranaga said his NBA contacts were slotting the point guard between Nos. 20-35.
"Teams love his character and fell in love with him during interviews," said Aran Smith, president of nbadraft.net. "There are a bunch of point guards who could go mid-first round. I think there's even a chance Larkin could go at the end of the lottery. And if he slips, I...