Early Season Mock Omissions
Here are a few guys flying under the radar, that I think have a chance of sneaking onto an NBA roster during draft night.
1. Brock Motum - 6'10'' F Washington State - Despite leading the PAC 10 in scoring last year, Motum is buring on a bad team. A craft scorer with a good left hand and a high IQ, Motum looks again to be among the top scorers of the PAC 10 again this season. Not a great athlete, and looks on court to be a bit shorter than 6'10'', I think his faceup ability, handle and creativity scoring the ball gives him a chance to be playing at the next level next fall.
2. O.D. Anosike - 6'8'' F Siena - O.D. is one of the premiere rebounders in the NCAA. He's off to a hot start pulling down over 13 per game to go with his 15 points. Still a pretty raw offensive player, his ability to rebound the ball and strong frame make him a guy I think that could be doing what he does best, at the next level. I think his impact could be somewhere between Reggie Evans and Ken Faried at the next level.
3. Jud Dillard - 6'5'' G Tennessee Tech - Has the potential to be the first Jud in the NBA since Buechler, but I think he has a chance to play in the league. Dillard was Kevin Murphy's #2 last season, and still managed to drop 17 points per game. He's a good defender, can create his own shot and a tough nosed guy and is off to a hot start this season. Scoring 25 or more during his first 4 games, Dillard still needs some refinement on his long range game, and to continue to prove he can be a dynamic scorer at the NCAA level to help boost his chances.
I was going to post about Jackie Carmichael too, but he's on the mock. He's started off 2012-2013 averaging over 18 ppg and 2 blocks ( due to a few blowouts he's doing this in only 22 mpg). Here is my analysis of him last season.
1.Mitch McGary-The hype that surrounded him after his jr. year is gone..So he now can relax,and be free to learn from his mistakes, without hearing the talk of him being a savior.....If you love basketball,you have to love how McGary approaches the game...He's a Tireless worker,high energy guy,decent ball handling skills,that pgives 110% on every play...That aggressiveness led to him committing alot of fouls...Which is something he's going to have to contain...But his hard work is paying off on glass,averaging 6 rbs in only 13 minutes...
2.Spencer Dinwiddie-Underrated combo guard,with solid all around skills he's averaging 12pts,5 rbs/2 asts/1blk...Dinwiddie might become a better pro than his more hyped teammate Andre Roberson....
3.Dennis Schroeder-6 foot gaurd that plays for NY Phanthom Braunschweig in Germany...People over there are comparing him to Brando Jennings..
4.Scott Wood-North Carolina State-A poor man's Mike Dunleavy
6.Artem Klimenco-7 footer from Russia...Has a 7'4 wingspan,is very aggressive on the defensive end...Will turn 19 in January....
motum has a chance to go second round. I agree he appears a little under 6-10 when watching him live. Plus he is not known for things like defense/rebounding and overall toughness which are what fringe nba bigs trying to find a spot usually need to bring. But he is too skilled to not get some looks from pro scouts. Hes the only thing keeping wazzu in games.
According to this site, Michael Snaer is not going to be drafted, so I'll throw his name out there. I think he goes in the 15-25 range.
O.D. Anosike - 6'8'': one dude had a thread about him last year where i first heard out about this guy. looks nice on paper... like they say, rebounding translates.
--Richard Howell: 14.6 points - 8.5 rebounds on 72fg% (IN 24 Minutes)
--Cory Jefferson: 14 points - 9 rebounds - 2 blks on 70fg%
These two players had monster first games and havent stopped the hot streak since
how about the leading shot blocker in the ncaa right now, Jordan Bachynski?
Never seen him play but he is 7'2 and is getting 12points-10rebounds-5blocks per 27 minutes
Bachchynski is very underrated...I think he's a better prospect than Jeff Withey.. But he's not the defender Whithey is...But Bachynski's overall game translates better to the pros..But he has to get stronger ,becuz smaller guys are always out muscling him....
Pac 12! Get with the times!
And yeah, I guarantee Michael Snaer gets drafted