Just to take a quick spin through a recent draft projection, we see good news and bad news. The good news: there's only one ACC player currently projected to go in the first round. The bad news: there's only one ACC player currently projected to go in the first round.
NBADraft.net lists Wayne Ellington going to New Orleans at #27, which seems high, and Ty Lawson going to Minnesota early in the second round. which seems a bit low. Other than that, only James Gist and DeMarcus Nelson are listed, and both in the second round.
Gist before Hickson? Not if we're picking.
There are some guys who could have applied, but by historical standards, not that many, really. There are some coaches who need to hit the trail, and in a big way.