Archive - Dec 2012
The #1 overall draft pick is not always an open and closed case, though in most years a player tends to separate himself towards claiming the distinction. Most years, you atleast have a prize to shoot for, that one player you feel can be a possible franchise building talent. This years draft has some good players, just none who have distinguished themselves as a top overall pick. In fact, some NBA personnel believe this draft could rank with 2000 and 2006 in its lack of depth and excitement in prospects.
Longwood is usually known for its rather hilarious name as opposed to its basketball players, though a freshman from Switzerland might change that pretty soon. Michael Kessens is currently averaging 13 ppg and leading the incoming freshman class in rebounding with 11.4 rpg. Granted, Kessens is turning 22 in February, though he has only been playing basketball since he was 16. Using a late growth spurt to hit 6-9, he was playing junior basketball in France before deciding to come state side to give the NCAA a try.