Add Jahii Carson to the list of college players headed to the NBA.
The Arizona State product had been expected to declare for some time now, so this is hardly a surprise. It may not be the best decision, however, as Carson's up-and-down year failed to improve his draft stock as some expected.
He's small, which is the first critique against him, and only three players smaller than Carson saw run in the NBA this season. With that said, he's incredibly fast, very athletic and has shown the ability to fill it up in the college ranks - Carson averaged 18.6 points this season while shooting 39.1 percent from long range, representing a nice step forward from his slightly less efficient 18.5 points as a freshman.
Carson will also be 22 by the time the NBA season begins, so he's a bit old for a sophomore prospect. Still, the upside as a microwave man off the bench is such that some team will select him, and he could move closer to the first round with strong workouts.