It's long been believed that Ricky Rubio will enter the NBA Draft, but confirmation from Spanish media outlets still brought clarity to the situation while unofficially bumping every college prospect not named Blake Griffin down a spot.
Barring some surprise, Rubio will go second (right after Griffin goes first).
In fact, most industry sources believe the only prospect with a realistic chance of changing that order is John Wall, the dynamic point guard who could possibly enter this draft because of a loophole in the NBA's age-limit rule. However, Wall, a fifth-year senior in high school, has repeatedly claimed he will attend college for at least a year, meaning unless Wall changes his plans before Sunday's deadline to declare he will not be a factor in June's draft.
Under that scenario, things should go like this:
1. Blake Griffin
2. Ricky Rubio
3. Who knows?
In other words, the NBA Draft won't get interesting until the third pick.
But from that point on, it should be really interesting.