May 11th, 2011
Below is a list of players who have officially entered and withdrawn from the 2011 NBA draft.
June 13th, 2011 (5:00 p.m. ET) is the Early Entrant withdrawal deadline which effects primarily international prospects.
There are a lot of great point guards in the NBA right now, but there are only four who can consistently get you ten dimes a game, Steve Nash, Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Rajon Rondo. As the position has evolved, many teams are seeking the point guard that can hit the three, but historically, the great ones have always gotten you double digit assists. As we continuously label and relabel the position, different systems have different wants and needs, but to me, first and foremost, I want a guy that can distribute the ball.
Though the media was locked out of the actual workout, word around the gym was that Corey Joseph, DeAndre Liggins, Jamine Peterson, Hollis Thompson and Diante Garrett looked the sharpest. I spoke with a few of the players to get a sense of how the workout went, and what they've been doing to improve their chances of being selected at the 2011 NBA draft.
DeAndre Liggins , 6'5, G, Kentucky