2014 NBA Draft Dark Horses Include Deonte Burton, P.J. Hairston (Gallery)

Deonte BurtonWe’ve heard the endless debate about whether Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker or Joel Embiid should go No. 1 in the NBA draft and taken a look at some of the leading prospects just outside those top three — although a shake-up might be coming. We even broke down some potential impact seniors.

The key to the draft, for those teams without a blockbuster pick, is gaining decent value out of their selections. That could mean nabbing a player from a less-heralded program or a team that underachieved last season. The NBA game is vastly different from college, and a player who struggled in school could develop into a competent professional.

This is different from our list of top players outside the lottery, which consisted of players who only appear to have one or two shortcomings. The players on the following list either seem like riskier bets or are extremely promising talents who have yet to gain much exposure.

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