Archive - Jun 2012
The center position has three lottery candidates and five worthy of first round consideration. The rest of the bunch will have to differentiate themselves from their competition by standing out as either a defensive presence or offensive option. Teams looking for a second round center are generally looking for depth and reliability, not necessarily upside.
Day 2 marked the arrival of hyped potential first rounder Evan Fournier.
Kevin McHale gave a post clinic, which is a bit like having Mozart give a clinic in writing classical music. McHale mentioned Kevin Love and how he wasn't the biggest and strongest but his attention to detail and work habits and skill level makes him succesful against much better athletes.
As the consensus top ranked player in the high school class of 2010, Harrison Barnes had a great deal to live up to. The Iowa born Barnes was undefeated during his last season at Ames High School, also excelling in post-season All-Star contests such as the McDonald's All-American Game, Nike Hoop Summit and Jordan Brand Classic. He was given the expectation of carrying North Carolina as soon as he stepped on campus, the first freshman ever to garner preseason All-American honors.