Archive - May 2012
Euro Final Four
Istanbul was my 7th European Final Four in 8 years (Moscow, Athens, Madrid, Berlin, Paris, Barcelona) having only missed Prague. Complete with an incredible comeback and game winning shot, this year was easily the most exciting and memorable, with only Athens coming close.
A consensus top ten player coming out of high school, Will Barton made the most of his two seasons at Memphis. During his two seasons he helped lead the Tigers to two NCAA Tournaments, two Conference USA Tournament Championships and one regular season title. He led the team in both scoring and rebounding during his sophomore year and has established himself as one of the top wings in this draft class. A determined and focused kid from Baltimore, Barton is ready to take the next step and realize his dream of playing in the NBA.
The point guard field is shallow this year, with only two worthy of lottery consideration and four potential first rounders. In fact, of the 10 listed below, only half or so are natural fits for the position. Teams will have to decide whether to go with a need or a want, especially when you consider the demand for point guard depth. Some of these guys might actually get a boost just for possessing the point guard label. Regardless, here are your top ten point guards who have declared for the 2012 NBA draft.
1. Kendall Marshall 6-4 180 PG UNC So.