The 2014 NBA draft tracker: Wiggins and Parker end the regular season with a bang

It took until the last week of the regular season of college basketball, but we finally saw the kind of performances from Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins that showed they are starting to reach their enormous potential..  The same can’t be said about the heralded freshman class for the Kentucky Wildcats as they fell for the eighth time on this season to the number-1 ranked Florida Gators.

Here is a look at how the most highly sought after college basketball players have fared as of late.

Jabari Parker, Fr., Duke: after a little bit of a dip in his production during the middle of the season, Parker has bounced back nicely as of late.  He finished the regular season with six consecutive double-double including one of his best games on the year on Saturday.  Against arch-rival North Carolina, Parker scored a career-high 30 points on 10-of-17 shooting while grabbing 11 rebounds.

For the year Parker is averaging 19.2 points and nine rebounds a game.

Rodney Hood, So., Duke: Hood had his shooting numbers come down to earth after a slump midway through the ACC schedule.  He has shot better as of late including a 24 point burst on 8-of-13 shooting from the field against the Tar Heels.

On the Season, Hood is averaging 16.5 points, four rebounds and two assists a contest.

Andrew Wiggins, Fr., Kansas: Wiggins definitely saved his best for the last game of the regular season.  In a 92-86 loss to the West Virginia Mountaineers, Wiggins came up huge for the Jayhawks and showed everybody why NBA scouts have been drooling over his abilities for a long time.  He scored a career-high 41 points on 12-of-18 shooting from the floor and 15-of-19 from the free-throw line.  Wiggins also added eight rebounds, two assists five steals and even four blocked shots.

For this season Wiggins is averaging 16.8 points and 5.9 rebounds.

Joel Embiid, Fr., Kansas: Embiid has missed the last two games for Kansas after suffering a back injury late in the season.  He is a tremendous rebounder and shot blocker who was playing well at the time of the injury.

For the season, Embiid is averaging 11.2 points on 62.6 percent shooting to go along with 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks a night.

Aaron Gordon, Fr., Arizona: Gordon has had and up-and-down season production wise for the highly ranked Wildcats.  A lot of that has to do with the fact that Gordon struggles a great deal from the free-throw line where he shoots 44.7 percent.  He has shot it a little better as of late including a 7-of-12 clip on Saturday as part of a 21 point and eight rebounds performance in a 64-57 loss at Oregon.

For the season, Gordon is averaging 12.3 points and 7.8 rebounds a game.

Marcus Smart, So., Oklahoma St.: Smart has played pretty well on both ends of the floor since returning from a three-game suspension for an altercation with a fan in the middle of the season.  On Saturday, Smart tallied 27 points, three rebounds five assists and four steals in a 85-81 overtime loss to Iowa State.

For the season, Smart is averaging 17.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.7 steals for the Cowboys.

Julius Randle, Fr., Kentucky: Randle has been a beast o the glass, but hasn’t been as affect scoring the ball as of late.  In fact, he has gone he has scored 20 points in a game just once in the last 15 contests.  A lot of that has to do with the fact that his shot attempts are down.

On the season, Randle is averaging 15.4 points on 52 percent shooting as well 10.5 rebounds for the Wildcats.

James Young, Fr., Kentucky: Young has struggled with his shot most of the season and it has limited his effectiveness.  In a 84-65 loss on Saturday to the Florida Gators had one of his better shooting performances by making 3-of-4 shots from beyond the arc on his way to a 14 point game.

For the season, Young is averaging 14.4 points on 39.9 percent shooting to go along with 4.1 rebounds a game.

Andrew Harrison, Fr., Kentucky: Harrison hasn’t been great for the Wildcats lately having scored in double figures just one time in the last five outings.  He made just 3-of-14 shots on his way to eight points in the loss to Florida, although he did manage to record five assists and three steals.

For the season, Harrison is averaging 10.8 points, three rebounds and 3.5 assists.

Aaron Harrison, Fr., Kentucky: Harrison hasn’t had a game where he shot at least 50 percent from the field in over a month and the Wildcats haven’t played well during that stretch.  He has combined to score 15 points on 5-of-15 shooting (including 2-of-9 from 3-point range) as the Wildcats went 1-1 last week.

For the season, Harrison is averaging 13.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists.

Glenn Robinson III, So., Michigan: Robinson has been shooting the ball well the last few weeks and it has helped the Wolverines regular season on a five-game winning streak.  In a 84-80 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday, Robinson finished with 20 points.

On the season, Robinson is averaging 13.2 points and 4.4 rebounds a game.

Gary Harris, So., Michigan St.: Harris didn’t look to score much and finished with just 24 points as the Spartans went 1-1 in two games last week .  Even with the down week, Harris has improved his scoring numbers from a season ago.

On the season, Harris is averaging 17.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.9 steals a contest.

Noah Vonleh, Fr., Indiana: Vonleh missed two of the last three games for the Hoosiers, but returned Saturday with seven points, eight rebounds and two blocks in a 84-80 loss at Michigan.  He shoots great percentages from the floor but doesn’t always get enough touches.

On the season, Vonleh is averaging 11.4 points on 53.1 percent from the floor as well as 9.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks a game.

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