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ACC Basketball:Top Five 2016 NBA Draft Prospects of the ACC

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Jun 25, 2015; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Jahlil Okafor (Duke) greets NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number three overall pick to the Miami Heat in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-225610 ORIG FILE ID: 20150625_pjc_ae5_298.JPG

The ACC is arguably the best hoop conference in the nation not only because of the amount of competition the league possesses from top to bottom, but also because the league does a very good job of preparing it’s players for the NBA level.

It does not matter if you were a high draft pick like Harrison Barnes and Chris Bosh, or taken in the second round like Danny Green, the level of competition in ACC Basketball will prepare players enough so that they can make championship contributions on the next level like those three players have.

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ACC Basketball simply puts players in the pros, and the the league is always stockpiled with potential NBA talent.

The 2015-16 season is no exception. There are plenty of players throughout the conference on every team that can potentially log NBA minutes in the near future.

After Duke won the National Championship last season Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow, Tyus Jones, and Quinn Cook all logged time in the NBA Summer League. Okafor, Jones, and Winslow were all drafted, with Cook being invited by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Cleveland Cavaliers to display his skills.

Overall, 12 players were taken in the 2015 NBA draft out of the ACC, seven of which (Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow, Tyus Jones, Terry Rozier, Jerian Grant, Justin Anderson, and Chris McCullough) were taken in the First Round.

This year’s league has plenty of NBA prospects that could declare for the 2016 NBA draft.

These are the Top Five ACC players that could declare for the NBA Draft next summer. Of course this is going to be debatable, but what isn’t in sports?

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