Ferguson hurt draft stock by choosing NBL: NBA GM
Ferguson would've probably ended up in the same category as Monk had he decided to keep his commitment to Arizona, but financial pressures and questions about his eligibility led him to play pro ball in Australia this year. Still, he's riding some good will from a dominant performance at the Nike Hoop Summit. If he can keep shooting the lights out in Australia and in workouts, he could sneak back into the lottery.
"I loved Ferguson at the Hoop Summit," one NBA GM said. "Deep range, silky stroke. Confident. I don't like his decision to play in Australia. It's a good league, but I feel like he cost himself 10 to 15 spots in the draft because of it."
From ESPN.com insider article on 2017 draft prospects