The weeks leading up to the draft are key for college players looking to enter the NBA. Most of them have to prove they belong in the league skill-wise. Some others have a lot more convincing to do. When you’ve made headlines for the wrong reasons, you also have to prove your head and heart are in the right place. UTEP forward Derrick Caracter is one of the biggest examples in this year’s draft.
After butting heads with coaches throughout high school and college and having his commitment questioned, Caracter, once the No. 1 high school player in the nation, is out to prove he’s a changed man.