The NBA Draft is in 20 days, and now-former West Virginia guard Jevon Carter's name is out there. He was a revelation at the draft combine last month, when the conversation seemed to shift from if he'd be picked to when he'd be picked. He's worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers, and today he'll work out for the Utah Jazz

The fact a player of Carter's caliber is doing workouts shouldn't be news. And yet it is.

"Guys have cancelled because of him," Huggins said. "They've had their agents call and cancel when they found out J.C. was going to the workout."

Cheers then to Kansas' Malik Newman, BYU's Elijah Bryant and San Diego State's Trey Kell. The three guards didn't bail on an appointment with Carter. They didn't waffle when confronted by the idea of being confronted by Carter, twice the defensive player of the year in the Big 12 and the entire nation. He's the type of prospect who has to flex that strength to minimize margins that exist on account of his quickness, ball-handling or shooting. He's the type of person who's going to use a shared stage to antagonize his adversary.

What Huggins reports says plenty about the players who cancel, but it's just as useful in evaluating Carter. 

"Guys know," Huggins said. "It's the NBA guys who kind of sit there and have a tendency to pick out guys and talk about the things maybe they don't do. They don't think J.C. shot it as consistently as they would have liked for him to. But if you know him at all, he's going to continue to get better and better, because he's going to work at it."

Projections for the draft differ. Some believe Carter can be picked in the first round. Some don't believe he'll be drafted. Some are in between. Huggins said "it's not a question of is he an NBA player or not," and he's convinced Carter can player for a long time. He hopes Carter is picked in the first round, which gives Carter a guaranteed contract, or early in the second round. What he's hearing from the NBA now doesn't give him much insight into what'll actually happen.

"It depends on who you talk to," Huggins said. "The thing about it is there's only got to be one that falls in love with him. Some teams have two first-round picks. If a team only has a second-round pick and really likes him, he might not be there whenever they get their name called. It's just hard to tell. When you talk to basketball people, they like to tell you, 'If it was up to us ...' but it's a little different when the owner gets in the room."