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2007 Top 10 Prospects Lists

Wed, 06/27/2007 - 12:58pm

By Aran Smith
Updated 6/27/07

  Point Guards Comments
1.
Mike Conley 6-1 180 PG Ohio St. Fr. Quickness is phenominal, but must add shooting consistency.
2.
Javaris Crittenton 6-4 195 PG Ga. Tech Fr. PG with considerable upside. Leaving early could hurt his long term development.
3.
Acie Law 6-3 185 PG Texas A&M Sr. Sr. leader w/ great package of size, skills and clutch play. But not a true PG.
4.
Aaron Brooks 6-0 160 PG Oregon Sr. Clutch shooter who stepped up in Sr. season. Small but finds a way to get shots off.
5.
Gabe Pruitt 6-4 170 PG USC Jr. Combo guard who can shoot. PG skills need refinement, but shows potential.
6.
Ramon Sessions 6-3 190 PG Nevada Jr. Has size, speed and point guard ability. Scoring ability showed solid improvement.
7.
Petteri Koponen 6-4 195 PG Finland 1988 Finish standout in Hoop Summit. A sleeper for the late first round.
8.
Taurean Green 6-0 177 PG Florida Jr. Proven winner. Clutch shooter with great quickness. Vision & PG skills are avg.
9.
Bobby Brown 6-1 175 PG Fullerton Sr.  Great scorer who has matured in his senior year, but still turns the ball over too often.
10.
Mustafa Shakur 6-3 183 PG Arizona Sr. Impressed in Orlando, but was a model of inconsistency at Arizona.
Honorable Mention: Engin Atsur 6-3 200 PG NC State Sr. | Yannick Bokolo 6-2 180 PG/SG France 1985 | Stanley Burrell 6-2 200 PG/SG Xavier Jr. | Zabian Dowdell 6-3 205 PG/SG Virginia Tech Sr. | Jamon Gordon 6-2 210 PG Virginia Tech Sr. | Brandon Heath 6-3 183 PG SD St. Sr. | Jarrius Jackson 6-1 185 PG Texas Tech Sr. | Jared Jordan 6-2 180 PG Marist Sr. | Derek Raivio 6-2 177 PG Gonzaga Sr. | JR Reynolds 6-3 180 PG/SG Virginia Sr. | Maurice Rice 6-0 190 PG G.Washington Jr. | Loren Stokes 6-3 180 PG Hofstra Sr. | Jamaal Tatum 6-2 175 PG So. Illinois Sr. | Ayinde Ubaka 6-4 200 PG California Sr. | Dashaun Wood 5-10 170 PG Wright St. Sr.
  Shooting Guards Comments
1.
Nick Young 6-6 195 SG USC Jr. A specimen at the 2G spot. 7-foot wing span. Fade away has become automatic.
2.
Rudy Fernandez 6-6 172 SG Spain 1985 Great athleticism but lacks weight. Good versatility. Great feel.
3.
Marco Belinelli 6-6 200 SG Italy 1986 Pure shooter but must further develop his defense, and attack the basket more.
4.
Daequan Cook 6-5 210 SG Ohio St. Fr. Relentless scorer. A terrific athlete. Maturity and experience could drop him.
5.
Rodney Stuckey 6-5 205 SG E. Wash. So. Small school combo guard with bigtime game. Has no real weaknesses.
6.
Derrick Byars 6-7 225 SG/SF Vanderbilt Sr. Well rounded skills but lacks stand out foot speed and athleticism.
7.
Arron Afflalo 6-5 210 SG UCLA Jr. Has a bag of tricks offensively. Focused and mature but lacks great hops.
8.
Morris Almond 6-6 214 SG Rice Sr. Scoring machine. Good experience and very crafty. Competition level?
9.
Marcus Williams 6-7 207 SG Arizona So. Mr. Smooth. Must get stronger/tougher. Attitude has come under question.
10.
Marko Tomas 6-8 198 SG Croatia 1985 Solid understanding. Dissapointed at Real Madrid, but still a prospect.
Honorable Mention: DeAngelo Alexander 6-5 215 SG Charlotte Sr. | Russell Carter 6-4 220 SG Notre Dame Sr. | Adam Haluska 6-5 210 SG Iowa Sr. | Mike Jones 6-5 204 SG Maryland Sr. | Coby Karl 6-5 209 SG Boise St. Sr. | Ron Lewis 6-4 195 SG Ohio St. Sr. | Brad Newley 6-6 198 SG Australia 1985 | Blake Schilb 6-6 209 SG Loyola-Chi. Sr. | Renaldas Seibutis 6-6 180 SG Lith. 1985 | DJ Strawberry 6-5 201 SG Maryland Sr. | Sun Yue 6-9 205 SG China 1985 |
  Small Forwards Comments
1.
Kevin Durant 6-10 220 SF Texas Fr. Upside is tremendous, as is his endorsement potential.
2.
Jeff Green 6-8 225 SF Georgetown Jr. Great passer. Would have better offensive numbers in a higher octane system.
3.
Corey Brewer 6-8 183 SF Florida Jr. Defensive dynamo benefited by being patient with NBA . Improved offensively.
4.
Julian Wright 6-8 218 SF Kansas So. Specimen w/ handle/passing. Shot needs work.
5.
Al Thornton 6-8 220 SF/PF Florida St. Sr. Physical freak who has turned into an excellent all around talent. Clutch player.
6.
Thaddeus Young 6-8 203 SF GT Fr. Mr. do it all: run/jump/shoot/pass/handle. Just needs fine tuning, better "feel".
7.
Alando Tucker 6-5 210 SG/SF Wisc. Sr. Really improved as a shooter. Has turned into a late first round sleeper.
8.
Reyshawn Terry 6-7 232 SF UNC Sr. Inconsistent but shows flashes of tremendous ability and solid potential.
9.
Quinton Hosley 6-6 210 SF Fresno St. Sr. Senior who still has a good deal of potential left to develop.
10.
Dominic McGuire 6-8 210 SF Fresno St. Jr. NBA athlete with great length, skill level catching up.
Honorable Mention: Luka Bogdanovic 6-9 210 SF Serbia 1985 | Jared Dudley 6-7 225 SF Boston College Sr. | Joao Gomes 6-7 208 SG/SF Portugal 1985 | Caleb Green 6-7 230 SF/PF O.Roberts Sr. | Dominic McGuire 6-8 210 SF Fresno St. Jr. | Cartier Martin 6-7 220 SG/SF Kansas St. Sr. | Demetris Nichols 6-7 212 SF Syracuse Sr. | Giorgos Printezis 6-8 205 SF Greece 1985 | Curtis Sumpter 6-7 223 SF Villanova Sr. | Mirza Teletovic 6-8 235 SF/PF Bos. 1985 | Brandon Wallace 6-9 210 SF/PF So.Carolina Sr. | Avis Wyatt 6-10 215 SF/PF Virginia St. Sr.
  Power Forwards Comments
1.
Brandan Wright 6-10 210 PF UNC Fr. Has big upside. Question marks regarding his strength and range have him slipping.
2.
Yi Jianlian 7-0 230 PF China 1987 Despite being 1984 born, he's a real talent with tremendous marketing potential.
3.
Al Horford 6-9 245 PF Florida Jr. Likely 3rd overall pick. Great strength makes him an instant contributor.
4.
Joakim Noah 6-11 227 PF Florida Jr. Fierce competitor who raises the level of teammates. Fundamentals are lacking.
5.
Jason Smith 7-0 240 PF Colorado St. Jr. 7-foot finese guy with excellent touch. A race horse for a 7-footer.
6.
Josh McRoberts 6-10 240 PF Duke So. Has versatility but struggles to score. Foot speed drops him some.
7.
Tiago Splitter 6-11 240 PF Brazil 1985 Should make a solid NBA role player. Buyout with Tau still looms over him.
8.
Carl Landry 6-8 235 PF Purdue Sr. Blue collar power forward who lacks star potnetial, but should be solid.
9.
Nick Fazekas 6-11 235 PF Nevada Sr. Tremendous half court player, but really struggles to run the floor.
10.
Glen Davis 6-8 280 PF LSU Jr. A tank with great strength, but may struggle lacking length and footspeed.
Honorable Mention: Warren Carter 6-9 220 SF/PF Illinois Sr. | Coleman Collins 6-9 240 PF Va. Tech Sr. | Ryvon Covile 6-9 250 PF Detroit Sr. | Jermareo Davidson 6-10 220 PF Ala. Sr. | Zoran Erceg 6-11 235 PF Serbia 1985 | Lamont Hamilton 6-10 242 PF St. Johns Sr. | Herbert Hill 6-10 240 PF Providence Sr. | Ekene Ibekwe 6-9 220 PF/SF Maryland Sr. | Stephane Lasme 6-8 225 PF Massachusetts Sr. | Leonardo Mainoldi 6-9 235 PF Argentina 1985  | Ivan Radenovic 6-9 244 SF/PF Arizona Sr.  | Milovan Rakovic 6-10 240 PF Serbia 1985 | Chris Richard 6-9 250 PF Florida Sr. | Terrence Roberts 6-9 228 PF Syracuse Sr. | Courtney Sims 6-10 245 PF Michigan Sr. | Ali Traore 6-9 239 PF France 1985
  Centers Comments
1.
Greg Oden 7-0 265 C Ohio St. Fr. And the number one pick in the 2007 draft is... A once in a decade center talent.
2.
Spencer Hawes 6-11 250 C Wash. Fr. Has better post skills than any freshman in the past 20 years. Stiff legs.
3.
Marc Gasol 7-0 270 C Spain 1985 Lacks quickness but Pau's little brother has a good shot to get in the first round.
4.
Sean Williams 6-10 235 PF/C BC Jr. Getting kicked off BC team hurt his stock considerably. Intriguing defensive player.
5.
Kyle Visser 6-11 250 C Wake Forest Sr. Break out senior season. Good mobility and offensive skills. First round is possible.
6.
Aaron Gray 7-1 280 C Pittsburgh Sr. Hard worker who maximizes his abilities. Overall game has become well rounded.
7.
Stanko Barac 7-1 220 C Bosnia 1986 Intriguing Euro, with scoring ability. Still needs to add weight.
8.
Kyrylo Fesenko 7-0 240 PF/C Ukr. 1986 Physical specimen type but likely a few years away.
9.
Shagari Alleyne 7-3 270 C Manhattan*Sr. Tremendous length and good mobility but has struggled to develop.
10.
Ionut Dragusin 7-4 300 C (Romania) 1985 Unknown bigman with great size/strength can move but very raw.
Honorable Mention: Mirza Begic 7-2 220 PF/C Slovenia 1985 | James Hughes 6-10 220 C Northern Illi. Sr. | Nikola Pekovic 6-11 230 C Serbia 1986 | Alexandr Rindin 7-4 246 C Azer.1985 | Sidiki Sidibe 7-0 270 C France 1985 | Ian Vouyoukas 6-10 250 PF/C St. Louis Sr. | Darryl Watkins 6-11 258 C Syracuse Sr.

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