The Associated Press, the US Basketball Writers Association, and the National Association of Basketball Coaches all agreed on the five 1st Team All Americans last season: Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, Doug McDermott, Thomas Robinson and Jared Sullinger. Of those five, you'll note that four are now in the NBA, leaving only Creighton's Doug McDermott to toil in college gyms.
This is no surprise as McDermott's game isn't ideally suited for the NBA. He's undersized. He needs to add strength. He's not vertically explosive. It's not that he doesn't have a long pro career ahead of him, but he's certainly not in the Anthony Davis/Thomas Robinson school of top-5 picks.
What McDermott excels at is essentially everything else (aside from creating for his teammates). He's an inside-out scorer and an elite rebounder. His footwork, his moves and counter-moves, and his quick, high release are all models for young players.
What this all means is that th...