Archive - Jan 2012 - Article
You may have noticed the Eastern Conference is something of a mess. If the playoffs were to start today the Cavs would be the #7 seed. The Cavs are 6-7. However, the there are some Eastern Conference story lines that don’t involve horrific play. Foremost among these is the maturation of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Here is our first extended mock of the year. This year's draft promises to be one of the deepest and most talented in years.
By Alex Kaftan
Amedeo Tessitori 6'9" (possibly 6'10" in shoes) 235-245 PF/C 1994-born
By Alexander Kaftan
More top prospects: 2011-12 Citta di Roma Tournament Top Prospects: Part 2
James Birsen 6'9" 205 lbs. SF/PG/PF/SG 1995-born.
Andre Drummond 6'10 PF/C, Connecticut
Andre Drummond continues to gain steam as the top overall pick for the 2012 draft.
In UConn's biggest game of the season against a quality West Virginia squad, and facing a possible three game losing streak, Drummond rose to the challenge. It was his best performance to date considering the level of competition.