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Mid-major NBA Draft prospects on the rise

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The names you should know, if you don't already.

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

One of them was a top-20 scorer nationally as a freshman. Another majors in 20-rebound games. A third dropped 44 points on Arizona.

They are all mid-major players, they are all going places, and you may not have heard of any of them.

When looking at the next crop of mid-major talent to potentially enter the NBA, Alec Peters, EC Matthews and Malik Pope may be the first names to come to mind, and rightfully so. But there are others flying under the radar, who may find their way onto a roster in the years to come:

Marcus Evans (Rice): Evans did as much shooting damage as anyone on this list last year, dropping 21.4 points per game. The scary part? He's only a freshman. If he can start knocking down the three consistently, he can turn into one of the nation's most potent offensive threats.

Dallas Moore (North Florida): With a 40 percent three point mark, 19.8 points per game and ball handling skills, it's no surprise that Moore almost made a run at the NBA Draft last year. He may not have the size to last in the NBA at only 6'1, but then again, he managed five rebounds or more every time UNF faced a Power 5 school last year. With a borderline ridiculous schedule this season, it wouldn't be surprising if Moore's name begins to surface on the national scene.

Jared Brownridge (Santa Clara): While BYU, Gonzaga, and a revamped Saint Mary's team are getting much of the attention in the WCC, another team with a real shot at the title is Santa Clara, led by Brownridge. The guard averaged 20.6 points per game last year, including a 44-point outburst in a loss to Arizona. If he can be more efficient with his jump shot, Brownridge will lead the Broncos to victory in the WCC and possibly even himself to a conference shooting title.

Zeek Woodley (Northwestern State): Out of all the players mentioned, Woodley may be the most prolific scorer. Not only did score 30-plus points four times last year, but he consistently scored over 20. Unfortunately for him, there wasn't much talent around him, so hardly any buzz emerged around Northwestern State.

Rokas Gustys (Hofstra): The 6'9 forward averaged 13 points and 13 rebounds per game last season. Included in that average is Gustys' fair share of special games, especially against Northeastern and UNC-Wilmington. Most impressively, Gustys had over 20 rebounds six times last year.

Antonio Campbell (Ohio): Like Gustys, Campbell has not only the rebounding, but the scoring skills to be a monster in the paint at the next level. With a build similar to Paul Millsap, Cambell has the ability to terrorize opposing MAC teams this year. Look for him to build on his 17-and-10 average this year.

James Thompson IV (Eastern Michigan): Thompson not only has an NBA build as a 6'10, 220-pound powerhouse in the paint, but he has the skills to match as a constant double-digit rebound threat. Combine that with his field goal accuracy and he has star potential.

Jeremy Combs (North Texas): Jeremy Combs had a standout sophomore year, averaging 14.9 points per game and 10.5 rebounds. For him, consistency was key, as he scored in double figures in 16 consecutive games down the stretch.