ST. LOUIS, Mo. The trouble isn't grasping the concept; it's hanging on to a stinking consensus. You need Google maps and a divining rod to get a read on where Doug McDermott lands in the NBA Draft, assuming Creighton's all-world junior decides to take the plunge at all.
NBADraft.net projects McDermott as the 20th pick overall, to Brooklyn. DraftExpress.com? No. 47, to Portland.
The HoopsReport.com likes Dougie Fresh off the board at No. 23, to the Pacers. Hoopsworld.com? No. 48, to the Jazz.
One scout sees the next Wally Szczerbiak. Another sees the next Adam Morrison.
In one war room, gold. In the next, kryptonite.
"All it takes is one team to like him," Aran Smith, longtime draftnik with NBADraft.net, said of McDermott, whose Bluejays (24-7) are slated to face Drake in the first Missouri Valley Conference Tournament quarterfinal Friday at Scottrade Center. "It's a weaker draft (this year) than next year as well. I'm sure he'd like to stick around and help his Dad another yea...