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F Alex Karaban - UConn Huskies

Alex Karaban has a difficult decision ahead of him. Either he can go to the NBA, where he could conceivably be an NBA rotational player right away, or return to Storrs and try to become one of the most beloved players in UConn Huskies history.

There's nothing obvious Karaban will do at an elite level in the NBA game, which his part of why he'd likely go in the second round, rather than the first. But he's also a high floor selection - he'll go out, play hard, and keep a competitive fire burning, just as he has during his Huskies career.

But if he returns, he'll automatically become the veteran leader of a two-time reigningchampion going through a lot of changes this offseason. His status in Storrs will become unrivaled if he can lead UConn to a three-peat, hoisting his name into the pantheon of all-time collegiate greats. Only UCLA has won more than two straight titles in the sport's history.

At the combine, Karaban essentially said this decision would come down to the wire. Dan Hurley has more or less said the same, the general idea being that Karaban will go with a first-round guarantee and will stay in college without one.

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He'll be one of several players college basketball fans are waiting on with bated breath as May 29 approaches.