The NCAA is a point guard's game so the big story this season in the ACC should be the trio of upperclassmen PG's with tons of experience and a legit shot at making the NBA, which is not a combination you see all that often. Marcus Paige (UNC), Demetrius Jackson (Notre Dame) and Anthony Barber (NC State) are all playing their NBA lives and their teams will go as far as they take them this season.
While Bird rights carry the heavy lifting for teams looking to retain their own free agents, the Mid-Level Exception is often the most powerful tool over the cap teams have to add new talent.
What Danuel House and Dorian Finney-Smith have in common are physical tools and a skill-set that could allow them to carve out a long career in the NBA as 3-and-D wings.
You have to throw out the stats and focus on skill-set with a player like A.J. Hammons, who is too good of an interior defender and too good of an offensive player to not have a 10+ year career in the NBA.
The Big 12 had just two players drafted in 2015, but there's a lot of depth returning with the likes of Wayne Selden, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Taurean Waller-Prince, Prince Ibeh and more.