Archive - May 2012 - Article
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.
The NIJT is underway in Istanbul, Turkey. I'll be here covering both the under-18 event and the European Final Four.
Day One saw what probably should have been the Championship game with KK Zagreb eeking out a close 79-76 victory over hometown Ulker Fenerbahçe. Unfortunately these two teams were placed in the same side of the bracket so we won't get to see them play again, making this first match up the likely "early title game".
By Ian Powers
If you watched the recent NFL draft you probably heard the word “value” hundreds of times. In the NFL Draft, value is easy to spot. Analysts can like a guy, but knock him because they think he should go a round or two later. Good pick; bad value. Great football minds like Bill Belichick (and Bill Walsh before him) trade back almost every year to maximize their picks’ value (so much that it was borderline shocking when Belichick traded up this year).
Here is a look at this year's official underclassmen early entrants. International players have until June 18th to withdraw.
NBA Draft Lottery - May 30th.
NBA Draft Early Entrant (International) Withdrawal Deadline (5:00 p.m. ET) - June 18th.
NBA Draft - June 28th.