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Under the Radar Prospects

Who is your favorite prospect who's not really getting too much love or coverage on this or other NBA draft sites? Personally, my guy is Penn State Sophomore PG Talor Battle (19 ppg, 5 rpg, 5 apg). He's quick, can finish in traffic, shoot the three and run the offense. He had a great showing on national TV against GT, and I think he's going to be a possible draftee in two years time, and become a solid backup point guard in the mold of Aaron Brooks or Ramon Sessions.


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Great Question - Kemba Walker

My guy whos getting no love is Kemba Walker. Even though he goes to a top college, he hasn't been getting much attention due the starting PG A.J. Price's success. Walker has the ability to finish in the paint and take his man one on one every possion. Great question.

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Jeff Teague

He is getting some love on this site but not nearly enough for how talented this guy is. Hes extremely athletic for a PG and is absolutely pioneering that Demon Deacon offense. He's got a good shot and really has the ability to finish with contact. Once tournament time comes around a Wake Forest takes all those talented players they've got right into the final four then people will start to see this kids potential. Nice Post.

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Sherron Collins Ofcourse

The University of Kansas's Sherron Collins gets no love. If you do not remember last year the tag team of Sherron Collins and Mario Chalmers beat Derrick Rose in the National Championship game. The boy is a monster! I grew up on the westside of Chicago and graduated highschool the same year as him. I could not remember a player other than fellow Chicago player Derrick Rose's, that was more feared. Had D-Rose not been around, this would have been the one that scouts were talking about and they still was. The knock on him has always been his height. If he had Derrick Rose's size there is no doubt in my mind that he would be the premier point-guard prospect. He was actually more feared in the streets of Chicago. He is built like an NFL running back. Has a 40 inch plus vertical. And name a player that can guard him? He is the truth! Smaller players has started to prove themselves in the league. Ala Nate Robinson, Earl Boykins and Allen Iverson. ( You can't tell me that Allen Iverson is a legit 6 feet ). This is a major sleeper to me. Watch the All-American game again. Watch the dunk contest again. He is a beast! Sherron Collins will be in the league for years to come. His athletisism is unparelleled! He is a 5 foot 11 MONSTER! Remember the name. Kansas Jayhawks stand up!!!!

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Jon Scheyer from Duke

J-Smooth might not be the most athletic 2-Guard prospect available, but he is one of the most seasoned! I feel that he has had an NBA ready game since his Junior year in highschool. He was one of, if not the top prospect, in the state of Illinois for the class of 2006. He reminds of an upgraded version of JJ Reddick. Please don't let the comparisons fool you this is no one trick pony. I say this because alot of people will read this and just think that Jon Scheyer is a three point specialist like Reddick. No!!! Scheyer has a much better all around game. Coach K knew what he was doing when he took this baller from the state of Illinois. I really don't feel that Scheyer will come out this year. Seeing the buzz with all of these athletic guards like James Harden from Arizona State, Demar DeRozen from USC and Tyreke Evans from Memphis. But I really do see this year as the falling of the guard as I would like to call it. I see teams tryibg to draft these 2-Guards based off of athletism and not skill. This will open up the door next year for NBA ready players like Jon Scheyer, Kyle Singler and even Ricky Rubio. (I know that Rubio is considered an elite prospect already but let's be honest he is not as athletically gifted as the other point prospects) Jon Scheyer remember the name.

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Jeremie Simmons

Jeremie Simmons an Ohio State transfer I won't speak too much about the point guard but look him UP^^^^

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David Holston

Great pg but wasn't blessed with height, only 5'8, but has one of the best jump shots in college basketball and is 2nd in points (26 ppg). Plays good defense and has lightning quick speed, nate robinson with a better jump shot.

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Jodie Meeks

Come on, J Meeks scored 46 and 33 in back to back games. He is a top 5 scorer in the nation. He has to have a little love somewhere. He has great range, beautiful jumper and he is really quick. Also great athleticism. He is going to get some all american looks if he keeps this up.

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Jodie Meeks?

Jodie Meeks scores at a high rate -- and his FG/3 pt. % has shown vast improvement from previous years (the former at 47%...up from 41.9% and 30.7%; the latter at 42.3%...up from 36.4% and 32%). However, scoring prowess aside, he has a lot of flaws. When he faces solid competition, he shoots horribly (UNC - 5/20, West Virginia - 3/11, Miami - 4/17)...yet shoots lights out against inferior competition...(a winless) Mississippi Valley St. and Applachian St. His A/T ratio (.58) is alarming and he's pretty undersized for a shooting guard at 6-4. Additionally, he's probably a benificiary of all the attention Patrick Patterson commands inside... and Kentucky's reliance on him and Patrick as their only scoring threats.

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My guy is Jarvis Varnado.

My guy is Jarvis Varnado. Coming out of highschool, he was a ligit 6'9" but still raw in all aspects of his game. Now in his Jr year, it looks like he has gained a inch or two and developing an offensive game to go along with his super defensive skills. Was not looked at as a top player in highschool but gained ground with a dominate game against Thaddius Young. I looked to see him progress over the season and push himself into the top 15 of this years draft and maybe top 10 of next years.

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jodie meeks

yea jodie meeks is a beast when we played louisville recently im sure they scouted him out pretty good so when he was on the 3 point line they doublled him so he made them pay by driving on on them all day and he had the last 4 points dunk from patterson then he stol the ball and got fouled with 20 some sec on the clock made both free throws so he is good in pressure and clutch sittuations

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Luke Nevill - Utah

Legitimate 7 foot+ centre Nevill deserves some attention as I posted on this site as another topic. He is doing it all, scoring, rebounding and blocking shots. He has also done it against quality big men in Blake Griffen and Josh Neyfeldt. Quality centres don't grow on trees and he would be a handy pickup to be a backup centre.

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A.J. Ogilvy

A.J. is just a fundamentally-sound big with great post skills. There is definitely a place in the NBA for this kid. The obvious comparison here is to Andrew Bogut--Australian, good with his back to the basket, and a solid jumper out to 15 feet. The only drawbacks Ogilvy has are his lack of rebounding ability and his frame is not what it should be. His rebounding can certainly be improved, and adding bulk shouldn't be a problem either. Will he be a perennial All-Star? No. Can he be a starting center on a quality team? Absolutely. Whoever drafts him will get a quality character guy who does his thing every night.

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I got 2

Kemba Walker, and Terrence Williams. BALLERS

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yup

Jerel Mcneal, Danny Green, Jeremy Pargo, Josh Heytvelt, robert vaden, terrence williams, jodie meeks, and i think that Patrick Patterson is underrated, he's a great player in the college game. i think that he'll find his place in the NBA, he's a great fit for Detroit but they dont need any more big men.

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yup

Jerel Mcneal, Danny Green, Jeremy Pargo, Josh Heytvelt, robert vaden, terrence williams, jodie meeks, and i think that Patrick Patterson is underrated, he's a great player in the college game. i think that he'll find his place in the NBA, he's a great fit for Detroit but they dont need any more big men.

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To name a few

A few guys I think are falling under the radar are Seton Hall's Jeremy Hazell, BYU's Lee Cummard, Pitt's Levance Fields, and Santa Clara's John Bryant.

Hazell is quietly one of the best scorers in the nation, averaging 23.4 ppg. Obviously he doesn't have enough hype around him to come out this year, but he's only a sophomore, and I think he could be a lottery pick by 2011 if he adds some weight to his thin frame and continues to score at will. Cummard shoots an unreal 56% from the field as a shooting guard, and is an above-average rebounder as well. Fields won't impress you with his scoring, but he an amazing floor general and one of the best passers in the nation for a top-tier Pitt team. Bryant is a load in the middle, and only Blake Griffin pulls down more rebounds per game than he does.

Another guy that won't get any love but I think should is UMBC's Darryl Proctor. He's like a poor man's Paul Harris, but he doesn't get any love because he plays at a small school that hasn't made a lot of noise in recent years.

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