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McDermott knows of the "uncertainty" heading into the NBA Draft

Doug McDermott (3) is 5th on the D-1 all-time scoring list. Doug McDermott (3) is 5th on the D-1 all-time scoring list.
 The NBA Draft begins Thursday night in Brooklyn, New York.

While Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins are likely to be taken number one overall, Creighton's Doug McDermott is also tabbed to be a first round selection.

McDermott, who won the Wooden Award as the best player in the college game last season, led the nation is scoring averaging better than 26 points per game.

This season, he guided Creighton to it's third straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

The Ames, Iowa, native also ended his career 5th on the all-time scoring list in Division I hoops.

While he's excited about the draft, there is some uncertainty.

"A lot of things can change on draft night with trading and free agents and you never know what can happen," McDermott said.  "I'm hoping to go somewhere in that range, but you really never know and just hoping to find the right team, the right fit."

The Big 12 Player of the Year, Melvin Ejim, is projected as a 2nd round pick.

His teammate, and Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, DeAndre Kane has also been tabbed as a second round selection.

The duo helped the Cyclones advance to their first Sweet 16 since 2000.

Iowa's Devyn Marble is also selected as a 2nd round picked, but could also fall completely out of the draft.

Marble averaged 17 points per game and led Iowa to it's first NCAA Tournament since 2006.

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