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Top NBA Draft Sleepers

Who are the top NBA Draft sleepers?


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The whole Missouri starting 5

The whole Missouri starting 5 lol nah but seriously Kim English,Ricardo Ratliffe and Marcus Denmon

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mizzou prospects

I wouldn't take any of Mizzou's draft entries in the first round, but Denmon, English, and Ratliffe could all be good gets in the 2nd.

I knew Mizzou would be good, but they are blowing out teams every night without Laurence Bowers (potential draft pick), Tony Mitchell (committed to Mizzou, then transferred to North Texas...1st rounder down the road), and Otto Porter (would have signed prior to Mike Anderson leaving...another high pick in a few years).

This year they are playing a conventional offense and are crazy efficient...just shows they are for real, not just getting stats with Anderson's frenzy of a system.

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Will Barton

Will Barton

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Moe Harkless

St. John's freshman- he is 6'8", can shoot the three, strong finisher and is putting up 15 and 8.

nbadraft.net has him as the #8 overall pick in the 2013 draft- Check him out

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Damian Lillard and Tony

Damian Lillard and Tony Wroten as well for this year!

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Wroten

I'm not sure where Wroten ranks among the PGs but he has a ton of potential!

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Wroten is not a sleeper, he's

Wroten is not a sleeper, he's been on everyone's draft radar since his high school days.

Not alot of people are talking about him, but I think Shabazz Napier is the 3rd best PG prospect in this draft and I have him going in late first round. Plays great defense, and superb speed/quickness, and has shown a much improved 3 point shot this season.

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Wroten is a sleeper he can

Wroten is a sleeper he can play in the NBA right now, he isnt being projected til next year, maybe his dtock will change but as of right now he is a 2013 pick, when he should be a 2012 pick.

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I've got tons of guys for

I've got tons of guys for long term but for this draft I like the aforementioned Ratliffe, Shurna, and Henry Sims. Kevin Jones would also be one if you consider him a sleeper.

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Shabazz Napier and Ryan

Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatwright for UConn aren't getting much attention but both of those guys can balls against the walls ball.

Will Barton isn't getting any love despite being one of the most impressive players in all of college basketball as a freshman with a game that's NBA ready.

Dion Waiters was thinking about transfering out of Syracuse but his family needs money and with the year he's having don't be surprised if he declares and sneaks into the late 1st round.

Cody Zellers looks like a top ten pick as a freshman big.

Myers Leonard is another guy who is having a very nice year and has the potential to go in the lottery.

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SMH..Wroten is not a sleeper,

SMH..Wroten is not a sleeper, scouts and NBA GMs know who and how talented he is, only reason why he is projected in 2013 class is because he's not NBA ready as of yet (he is still an erratic playmaker and a turnover machine). He's not a sleeper, he gets just as much attention in the scouting circle as Jeremy Lamb and Terrence Ross and other top SG prospects.

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^ Wall was erratic and a TO

^ Wall was erratic and a TO machine. Wroten will do well if he entered this year.

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Damian Lillard, the guy is an

Damian Lillard, the guy is an extremely efficient scorer, can rebound and pass, plays great defense, has a great attitude, is very couchable, shoots 49 FG%, 45 3FG%, and 90FT%, and has improved every year.

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So if thats the case why is

So if thats the case why is Teague and Kabongo in this years draft class and Wroten not?

Wroten is a sleeper, he is starting to emerge though as a prospect this year. Yes he is talented but I dont think the GM's or scouts thought he would be playing as well as he is this year, he was looked at as a 2 and done player for whatever reason, but now he might be one and done if he can keep this play up, which I think he can.

Just because GM's know about you dont mean your going to get picked...Ian Miller is a good example of that, he was projected as a first round pick LAST YEAR in the early parts of the season and now he isnt being talked about as being a NBA player til next year, the GM's know who is who.

Wroten is a sleeper bra

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I guess Wroten is a sleeper.

I guess Wroten is a sleeper. He is an unknown under the radar prospect, who everyone in this forum doesn't get talked about more often.

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We need more Wroten threads

We need more Wroten threads in this forum.

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Jeffery Taylor is a sleeper

Jeffery Taylor is a sleeper if he falls to the 2nd round. Reggie Williams is a sleeper on production and size alone, the Center from Miami. Giorgio Dieng is a sleeper also if he enters, Center out of Louisville has some good rebounding rates. Jamychal Green is also a sleeper, go look at his freshman numbers and compare to a guy like JJ Hickson and you will see that he is right there with him. If he had come out his freshman year he might have been picked 1st round and he has never fallen off too much production wise.

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Penn State junior PG Tim

Penn State junior PG Tim Frazier. He has very good speed and quickness, looks to create for others but can also score as well and is an excellent defender. Through the early part of the year he has been as good as any PG in the country with 17.3 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 6.7 APG and 2.2 SPG.

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I said Tim Frazier early in

I said Tim Frazier early in the year, but people said they schedule wasn't that tough early on, I still thought his numbers were pretty darn good, regardless of the comp

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I like John Shurna a

I like John Shurna a lot..tall(6'9), more athletic than you would think and can really shoot it. Bit of a tweener though!

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1.Alex Len-Maryland 2.Damion

1.Alex Len-Maryland

2.Damion Lilliard-Weber State

3.Andrew Nickelson-St. Bonaventure

4.Nate Wolters-South Dakota State

5.Eli Holman-Detroit

6.Olek Czyz-Nevada

7.Travis Hyman-Bowie State

8.Robbie Hummel-Purdue

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William Buford is incredibly

William Buford is incredibly underrated he's ready to be a third or fourth scorer for an NBA team right now.

Dion Waiters should stay another year but he's so athletic and efficient I could see him being compared favorably in many respects to Beal, Ross and Rivers.

Reggie Bullock is another underrated young SG he can score the ball effortlessly and he has 2-guard size.

Charles Hinkle (6-5/210) on AU is a beast on the offensive end, do-it-all scoring wing, deserves to be on a mock.

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William Buford is incredibly

William Buford is incredibly underrated he's ready to be a third or fourth scorer for an NBA team right now.

Dion Waiters should stay another year but he's so athletic and efficient I could see him being compared favorably in many respects to Beal, Ross and Rivers.

Reggie Bullock is another underrated young SG he can score the ball effortlessly and he has 3-guard size.

Charles Hinkle (6-2/210) on AU is a beast on the offensive end, do-it-all scoring wing, deserves to be on a mock.

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No mention of Quincy Acy?

No mention of Quincy Acy? Dude is a beast.

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Jared Cunningham of Oregon

Jared Cunningham of Oregon State anyone?

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Austin Rivers may not be a

Austin Rivers may not be a sleeper but his value is definitely being slept on.

Will Barton ios playing like the National Player of the Year.

Gorgui Dieng is a quick footed, active, defensive big with offensive upside. Alot like Ed Davis, or Tristan Thompson.

Cody Zeller is the most outstanding freshman so far. Lotto pick for sure if he wants to go to the NBA.

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BJ Young is another, and

BJ Young is another, and Creightons McDermott although I have not seen those two play yet.

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BJ Young and Doug McDermott

BJ Young and Doug McDermott are great calls they are both sleepers for sure.

And I def consider Wroten a sleeper because of the fact I think he's clearly the best freshman PG prospect in the nation yet he's not on this years Mock and I've saw other sites having him in the bottle half of the first round in 2013. Do they realize the numbers he'll put up if he returns for his sophomore year, he's already putting up tremendous numbers. And even tho he measured out as 6'7 in sneakers I consider Wroten a PG because of his passing ability and court vision. It's a shame they have him playing more SG at Washington because of Gaddy but Wroten is special with the ball in his hands. But they also had Holiday play SG as a freshman at UCLA because of Collison and now Holiday is one of the best young PG's in the NBA and clearly better then Collison despite still only being 21. Wroten should be getting more hype then he is getting he's top 10 IMO if he declares this year and could go top 5 if he stays a year.

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I agree with youngdave, but I

I agree with youngdave, but I think Kim English has the most NBA potential of any of them. He seems to me like the perfect player to play perimeter defense and knock down 3 pointers for years to come. Of the 3, Missouri stars, he has the best size and ability to guard multiple positions.

I love McDermott, but think he'll stay another year in college. He could stand to work on his ballhandling a little. He's a fantastic player who despite averaging 24 ppg plays within the flow of the game and doesn't force shots, hence his super high shooting percentages. However, he's still a little post oriented and lines up a little small for an NBA pf despite being a pretty strong guy. He could be a top 25 pick in 13 if he works on his ball handling, because his post game is very advanced, his shooting is very advanced and his Bball IQ is very advanced, and a great motor to boot. I think his ball handling is the only thing keeping him from being a good NBA player.

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Dion Waiters

I agree with sammy, Dion Waiters should stay another year and if he does he will be the go to scorer on cuse in which case i think his draft position will skyrocket. He is very athletic and can put up points in a hurry.

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I Keep telling people Rivers

I Keep telling people Rivers is going to be then they think,but he needs to stick around another year...Becuz he really needs to get stronger,i see in the last couple of games he's been getting teammates involved ..

Dewayne Dedmon- Might be a better pro then college player...

Alex Len-I'm not surprised he doesnt have a Draft Profile on here yet...

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when you say sleeper...

we can interpret that in a couple different ways at least....

1) to sleep on means to underestimate....in other words that would be a player that we may think is a lot better than projected or will be a lot better than people expect or give credit for.

2) the other definition of a sleeper could be someone who is a virtual unknown outside of their region or conference.

Catagory 1: I say Darius Miller is VERY much slept on. This also applies to Wroten. I think a lot of people that say Wroten is not slept on are applying the 2nd definition because Wroten is a well known player and wouldve been more popular even had he made the Mickey D's team. Wroten I think is slept on as far as his potential. Many think he is just a flashy player who is more showy than anything. Reggie Johnson and Durand Scott of Miami come to mind.

Catagory 2: Chris Johnson of Dayton, Michael Glover of Iona, Casper Ware of Long Beach St (had 29pts on 50% shooting with 4rb and 5asts against UNC this year), Travis McKie of Wake Forest (MKG type player although styles different, about the same size, tough, hustle, great rebounder for his size and can defend. Not as athletic as MKG)

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Quincy Acy Ryan Boatright

Quincy Acy

Ryan Boatright

Elias Harris

Hollis Thomas

Robert Sacre

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also...

I had to go look this kid up, I am not saying he is a sleeper because looking at his stats he hasnt done anything this year, but maybe a guy to keep an eye on his development. Avg 5ppg, 2rbg, 1apg. I was trying to remember his name because I saw him against UNC this year, so went back and looked up schedule. His name is Brent Arrington. He is a Freshman from Baltimore. Against UNC, he came off the bench and hit 33 on 12-18 shooting. Like I said, dont think he has done much since, but for a freshman to come out like that on UNC (which was #1 at the time IIRC), he has to have some talent to work with. I had never heard of him before that game and he is not even a starter. Anybody see that game? Or anyone from Baltimore area know of him?

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will "the thrill" barton,

will "the thrill" barton, he's getting so skimped because of his frame is not even funny.

i feel myles plumlee can play the in nba, very fundamental... he's athletic too, a 7 footer who can windmill dunk.

kevin jones also gets skimped because he's 6'7 (an inch smaller than the average nba PF), he also has a 7' wingspan

...ryan boatright, trey burke, alex len, napier, wroten, darius miller,

in some cases; doron lamb, tony mitchell, jamychal green, thomas robinson

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Chris Johnson

He has a chance to slip into the 25-30 range in this year's draft, if he can score a little more and bulk up. He is not yet big enough to play in the league (6'5" and 190 lbs)

Has boat loads of potential, though.

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