Well... I'm from Europe (Portugal), and I'm a fan of NBA and Orlando Magic since 2004... this year I start to watch some games from college, and checked the players I liked the most in this site (that I follow since 06). Of course that some players arent seniores yet and have a chance to be drafted other year, but senior players as Marcus Landry (Winsconsin), Dante Cunningham (Villanova), Jack McClinton (Miami), Tyrell Biggs (Pittsburgh), Kyle McAlarney (Notre Dame), Alex Ruoff (West Virginia), Robert Dozier and Antonio Anderson (Memphis) arent listed anywhere in 09 mock drafts. I really thought that they would be good 2nd rounders for Orlando... do you think that their games will translate for the NBA? Sorry for bad english :S
Robert Dozier has to become stronger, but it can translate. If you have seen him play some good basketball then yea he is NBA ready but only if he uses his outside game along with his shot. Antonio Anderson, i truly believe he should be chosen somewhere in the second round, because he is the perfect role player in the NBA, he can get a triple-double and just be a guy who helps teams win championships. Marcus Landry is ok in my book, I don't know if he is NBA ready yet. Jack McClinton can shoot! I think he would be a good NBA pick, because he can provide instant offense. Tyrell Biggs is good, but I can not see him in the NBA. Kyle McAlarney is NBA ready in my opinion he could definitely make it in the NBA
I have the exact same opinion about Anderson than you... he's that type of guy that helps teams win championships... he's a nice pick in the 2nd round. Dozier, Cunningham, Landry have nice skills inside the problem is that they're too skinny/short to play 4. Players with their height playing 4 have to be stronger as Millsap, Maxiell, Adrien, Blair, Powe. As you say if these 3 guys develop a better mid range game they can be good players at NBA. I think that Landry can play the 3... but I really like watch him playing 4 for winsconsin... he has very nice moves inside. McClinton, Ruoff and McAlarney are really good shooters... I think they have a shot to make it to the NBA. I like Biggs... he's not a star even at college level, but I think he would be a good role player in the NBA as he's at Pitt.
Since you are from Orlando, McClinton would be a great addition to that crazy three offense that orlando has.
I think that landry will be a good energy player off the bench i really like how he carries himself on the floor, i dont see dozier doing a whole lot. Mcclinton's just a scorer and he'll get his chance early on. And Macalarney will get picked up and most likely get steady playing time his whole career which he will have a career, not just a stint in the nba. He's just like Kapono or Korver, a GREAT shooter is always a good asset to have on your team.
I'm from Miami and have watched Mcclinton for a few years now. He is good, fun to watch, and plays with his heart outside his jersey but just not NBA material. For one thing, he will be 24 when the draft rolls around so he is really older than all the other college kids he is playing with, don't know how much better he can get. He is only 6'1 and not fast though he is quick. He is a really good shooter but not a point guard, so he will have guys 6'5 6'6 night in night out on him making it alot harder to shoot. You can say he could be a 3 point spot up man on kick outs, but just about the only way he could get a 3 off is if he was wide open, and at the NBA level the expectation is that just about any shooting specialist can do that, so i really dont think he has a whole lot to offer. Defensive liability, average playmaker, short, slow and old doesn't translate to the NBA, as fun as it has been watching him.
Ahmad Nivins had a career-high 34 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and Hilliard added 20 points for Saint Joseph's (10-7, 4-0 Atlantic 10), which won its fifth in a row.
And these 3 players? What do you think of them?
cunningham could be a very good energy player off the bench, ruoff i dont think has an nba future, i dont know much about biggs since hes overshadowed on his team, as for landry hes very streaky todays game he scored 11 points but thats because he was 3-7 from 3 and was completely dominated inside by Goran Suton