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Top Centers in 2010 draft

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Top Centers in 2010 draft

Below is a list of the top 20 centers in this years draft. This years center class is MUCH better than last years when only 3 were drafted in the entire draft. This year 5-6 could be selected in the first round with another 6-7 in the second. A couple of these guys could play PF but I see them being more like C's at the next level. Aldrich and Cousins are almost like 1a and 1b. Aldrich will make a nice career playing defense and his developing offensive game is only getting better. Cousins is very talented but one has to wonder if he will maintain focus in the NBA. The top 20 are:

1. Cole Aldrich 6'11 Kansas
2. DeMarcus Cousins 6'11 Kentucky
3. Hassan Whiteside 7'0 Marshall
4. Soloman Alabi 7'1 Florida St.
5. Jerome Jordan 7'1 Tulsa
6. Daniel Orton 6'10 Kentucky
7. Miroslav Raduljica 6'11 Serbia
8. Art Parakhouski 6'11 Radford
9. Omar Samhan 6'11 Saint Mary's
10. Derrick Caracter 6'9 UTEP
11. Hamady Ndiaye 7'0 Rutgers
12. Dexter Pittman 6'10 Texas
13. Keith "Tiny" Gallon 6'9 Oklahoma
14. AJ Ogilvy 6'10 Vanderbilt
15. Jeff Foote 7'0 Cornell
16. Paolo Prestes 6'10 Brazil
17. Brian Zoubek 7'1 Duke
18. Boban Marjonovic 7'3 Serbia
19. Jordan Egleseder 7'0 Northern Iowa
20. Arinze Onuaku 6'10 Syracuse


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In that order? Just because

In that order? Just because cousins is a question mark because of his attitude, he's a sure bet to be substantially better than aldrich. There are many people that think that depending on who wins the lottery that they would take cousins first. And if defense is what you're looking for Hassan whiteside has a good chance of being better than aldrich in that department

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Aldrich will be a nice player

Aldrich will be a nice player and a good maybe even great backup center someday but Cousins are the potential to be a dominant star in the league

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1. Cole Aldrich 6'11 Kansas....2 - rugged, rebounding center. good player, but not special.
2. DeMarcus Cousins 6'11 Kentucky....1 - best center by far. still young and has untapped potential.
3. Hassan Whiteside 7'0 Marshall....3 - far from finished project. has a lot of potential.
4. Soloman Alabi 7'1 Florida St....4 - enormous shot blocker. offensive game needs serious work.
5. Jerome Jordan 7'1 Tulsa....6 - good college player. doesn't do anything great, but does a lot of things well.
6. Daniel Orton 6'10 Kentucky....5 - great high school player. hard to know what you're getting based on college play. showed flashes in some games of being a potential star.
7. Miroslav Raduljica 6'11 Serbia....7 - best euro center. added benefit of letting him marinate in europe and get better.
8. Art Parakhouski 6'11 Radford...13 - putting up big points at radford doesn't mean much.
9. Omar Samhan 6'11 Saint Mary's....8 - no denying his offensive game. speed and defense are only question marks.
10. Derrick Caracter 6'9 UTEP....not a center in college, definitely not in nba.
11. Hamady Ndiaye 7'0 Rutgers....12 - athletic, long big guy. no offensive game whatsoever.
12. Dexter Pittman 6'10 Texas....9 - soft hands, good offensive game. weight and foul trouble issues tho.
13. Keith "Tiny" Gallon 6'9 Oklahoma....not a center. giant pf that could lose a lot of weight.
14. AJ Ogilvy 6'10 Vanderbilt...10 - was a star his freshman year and then vandy added a lot of perimeter talent that changed the philosophy. has size and offensive game. athleticism and defense are concerns.
15. Jeff Foote 7'0 Cornell....14 - nice size and bball iq. doesn't rebound or block shots. no speed or athleticism.
16. Paolo Prestes 6'10 Brazil....16 - who?
17. Brian Zoubek 7'1 Duke....11 - a huge guy that can provide energy on the boards. high iq. slower than molasses.
18. Boban Marjonovic 7'3 Serbia....17 - at least he's 7-3.
19. Jordan Egleseder 7'0 Northern Iowa....18 - the northern iowa parade ended 2 months ago. so did this guys american bball career.
20. Arinze Onuaku 6'10 Syracuse...15 -rugged, tough guy. too small for the nba.

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1. DeMarcus Cousins 6'11 Kentucky
2. Cole Aldrich 6'11 Kansas
3. Hassan Whiteside 7'0 Marshall
4. Soloman Alabi 7'1 Florida St.
5. Daniel Orton 6'10 Kentucky
6. Jerome Jordan 7'1 Tulsa
7. Dexter Pittman 6'10 Texas
8. Art Parakhouski 6'11 Radford
9. Omar Samhan 6'11 Saint Mary's
10. Derrick Caracter 6'9 UTEP
11. Hamady Ndiaye 7'0 Rutgers
12. Miroslav Raduljica 6'11 Serbia
13. Keith "Tiny" Gallon 6'9 Oklahoma
14. AJ Ogilvy 6'10 Vanderbilt
15. Arinze Onuaku 6'10 Syracuse
16. Jeff Foote 7'0 Cornell
17. Paolo Prestes 6'10 Brazil
18. Brian Zoubek 7'1 Duke
19. Boban Marjonovic 7'3 Serbia
20. Jordan Egleseder 7'0 Northern Iowa

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you had some interesting comments. One stood out. you mentioned that Derrick Caracter didn't play center in college, well I saw over 20 UTEP games this year and he was the definition of a center. He's not tall for an NBA center but his body type and game means he'll be like a Chuck Hayes, dejuan Blair, Paul Millsap type of player. Guys that are undersized but end up playing the center at least for a part of the game.

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I think on certain systems,

I think on certain systems, Larry Sanders could play center. He doesnt have the bulk, but a 7'7 wingspan makes up for it. Kinda like how Theo Ratliff played center as a 6'10, I think Sanders could do the same.

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I don't have Foote on my mock

I don't have Foote on my mock draft and many other sites don't either, but he measured 7'0.25'' in socks 252 lbs and has a 9'3.5'' standing reach in the Portsmouth tournament and that size alone may sneak him in the end of the 2nd if he plays well in the June camps.

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