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Basketball: Will former Schenley standout Kane be an NBA draft pick?

Written by Brad Everett on .

DeAndre Kane unquestionably had a sensational senior season of college basketball.

The question looming now is will Kane be taken in the NBA draft.

Kane, a Schenley graduate, was tremendous in his only season at Iowa State after transferring from Marshall. Kane averaged 17.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game. Kane was named first-team all-Big 12 and the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, as well as an honorable mention selection on the Associated Press All-American team.

Those statistics and accolades would lead one to believe that Kane is projected to be taken highly in the NBA draft on June 26, but that's not the case. Kane has one major fact going against him -- age.

Kane will turn 25 years old on June 10, making him likely the oldest prospect teams are considering to select in the draft. Many of the so-called "one-and-done" players will be only 18 or 19 years old come draft day.

Still, Kane's talent is hard to overlook and his skills have caught the interest of NBA teams. Several mock drafts have Kane being picked in the two-round draft. NBADraft.net lists Kane as its No. 57 prospect. Matt Moore of CBS Sports projects Kane to be picked in the second round (No. 53 overall). DraftExpress.com does not list Kane in its mock draft.

If Kane is not selected, he will still get a strong look from NBA teams. If he doesn't make an NBA roster, he could play in the NBA D-League or overseas.