2024 NBA Draft: 16 Biggest risers and fallers after NCAA Tournament

Breaking down the 16 of the biggest risers and fallers across NBA Draft boards after the 2024 NCAA Tournament.
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NBA Draft rister: DJ Burns Jr., NC State

DJ Burns Jr. became one of the biggest stories of the NCAA Tournament as he helped lead NC State to the Final Four on the back of his dynamic play. Even though it's hard to say that Burns has played his way into being a potential first-round pick, there's an argument to be made that he could be taken at some point in the second round as a flier. That's of course if he pursues entering the NBA Draft. There are whispers that perhaps Burns could explore other options after his senior season with the Wolfpack.

In five NCAA Tournament games, Burns averaged 16 points, four rebounds, and four assists per game on 63 percent shooting from the field. Even though he struggled against Zach Edey and Purdue, perhaps there could be a role for Burns to fill at the next level as a high-energy big off the bench.

Heading into the NBA Draft, Burns is a fun player to keep a close eye on. He's now on teams' radar because of his NCAA Tournament run.

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