Collum and Lehigh stunned the NFL 18 Coins

  • Collum and Lehigh stunned the No. 2 seed Duke Blue Devils in the NFL 18 Coins opening round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament with a 75-70 win. He had 30 points in the win, bursting onto the national scene as one of the best mid-major players in the nation. McCollum was closing out his career in a big way before tragedy struck. On January 5, McCollum broke his left foot and missed the remainder of the season.


     


    He was the nation's leading scorer at the time with upwards of 25.7 points per game, and he was in the running to win the Wooden Award, which is given to the nation's best player.McCollum's left foot is now fully healed, and he proved in workouts he was worthy of being a lottery selection. The Blazers decided they couldn't pass up on his talent.His greatest ability is scoring. His numbers in college speak for themselves, and he should see plenty of early minutes in the


     


    NBA as a quick-hitting scoring option. What will determine McCollum's true potential at the next level will be his ability to both defend and score without the ball in his hands.Regardless of whatever his future holds in Portland, C.J. McCollum has accomplished more than most the past four years. McCollum honored his pledge to Lehigh and earned his degree. That should speak volumes about him as a person, both on and off the court.More from SB Nation:? NBA Draft 2013 Grades and Results?


     


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    In the eyes of most NBA fans, there is only one image of Kelly Olynyk -- the Cheap Madden NFL 18 Coins floppy-haired, headband-wearing 7-footer who established himself as a high-caliber prospect at Gonzaga and lived out his dream by shaking David Stern's hand as the No. 13 overall selection in the draft.More: Boston Celtics Select Center Kelly OlynykBut for everyone that followed

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