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Seymore Cox

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Nov 12, 2008
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Now, despite an underclassmen list longer than Hasheem Thabeet's wingspan, a number of really good players -- likely lottery picks -- are giving the NBA the brush-off: Kansas' Cole Aldrich, Oklahoma's Willie Warren, Iowa State's Craig Brackins, North Carolina's Ed Davis, Wake Forest's Al-Farouq Aminu and Georgetown's Greg Monroe all were viewed as high first-round picks, aka instant millionaires.

All of them decided to stay in school despite a draft year that has been labeled one of the weakest in recent memory.

"My goal isn't to get drafted," said Warren, echoing the sentiments of many. "My goal is to keep maturing and learning and be a part of something special. I want to be in the NBA for a long time and be an elite player. To lead a team in college and be the face of the program takes me one more step toward accomplishing that."