Your favorite 5 nba prospects
5 nba prospects in 5 positions. Only one of the 5 that you listed can be a potential lottery pick. So here's mine:
C:Tyler Zeller UNC
PF:Jared Sullinger Ohio State
SF:Kyle Singler Duke
SG:LaceDarius Dunn Baylor
PG:Kemba Walker UCONN
Four of those players are "potential lottery picks".
C:Reeves Nelson- UCLA He is a tough dude who is pretty skill.
PF:Trevor Mbakwe- Minnesota One of the top rebounders out there.
SF: Michael Tveidt-NDSU love this guys game!
SG:Nolan Smith-Duke Great scorer
PG: Kalin Lucas -MSU Just a great leader and really hard worker!\
I don't really seeing any of these guys being lotto picks. But they are all hard workers who play tough D! And dude you broke your own rule. Pretty sure like 3 of your guys are lotto picks lol
C - Keith Benson Oaklan
PF - JaJuan Johnson Purdue
SF - CJ Leslie NC St
SG - Nolan Smith Duke
PG - Demitri McCamey Illinois
Guard Steven Bennett - Chaminade Senior. Dropped 20 on Michigan State, 13 on Witchita, and 14 on Oklahoma. Probably will go undrafted since he's D II and only 5'6. He's super fast. Very similar to Earl Boykins.
Guard Kwadzo Ahelegbe - UNI Senior. This guy is built to play basketball. He can go off for 20+ any given night. He could be a nice role player for an NBA team.
Forward C.J. Fair - Syracuse Freshman. Once he hits the weight rooms watch out. C.J. Fair will potentially be a lottery pick. He reminds me of a mix between Kris Joseph and Wesley Johnson. He has the driving ability of his teammate Kris Joseph, and the atleticism and hustle of Wesley Johnson. He never gives up on a play. He has a lot of put back slams.
Forward Evan Smotrycz - Michigan Freshman. He's already a good size for a combo forward. He just needs some seasoning. He's averaging 7-2-1 so he'll be more of a factor in a year or two. He's potentially a late first-early second round pick.
Center - Baye Moussa Keita - Syracuse Freshman. I went with another Syracuse player haha. He wasn't expected to be even the 2nd center off the bench. Luckily DaShonte Riley got hurt and Fab Melo hasn't been as big a factor as expected. He's averaging 3 ppg, 4 rbg, and 1 bpg. I expect him to develop into a solid player.
Others: Norris Cole Guard Cleveland State, Dion Waiters Guard Syracuse, Yancy Gates Forward Cincinnati, Mike Rosario Guard Florida, Kenny Boynton Guard Florida, and Ryan Harrow Guard NC State.
None of these guys are currently projected first round I do not think. I do believe the older ones have a chance to go in the first or second and some of the younger ones can develop into lottery picks (See: Fair, Waiters, Boynton, Harrow).
(I would add Rick Jackson too, but I think we've all had a dose of our Orange after reading this)
Hard to judge how many are projected lottery picks, but I like;
PG - Joe Jackson; dude can flat out score, has a bright future - Memphis
SG - Will Barton; scorer, athletic, determined player - Memphis
SF - Harrison Barnes; not sure if he'll declare this year, but I'm a fan despite his early struggles - UNC
PF - John Henson; bit thin still, but ridiculously long and could be a great defender in the NBA - UNC
C - Donatas Motiejunas (sp?); most people are favouring Enes Kanter or Jan V but I'll back Donatas still - International
I'm not listing K-State guys.
LaceDarius Dunn (Baylor)- I love the unorthodox way he shoots, and he has good confidence and swagger on the court. He scores like most people breath, and he's lethal about it too.
Ashton Gibbs (Pitt)- I also like the way he shoots. He's very even keeled and he steps up in the clutch. He's a limited NBA prospect, but he's a very good player in college because of his ability to shoot it.
Jimmer Fredette (BYU)- I legitimately think he's the best pure scorer in college basketball. He can shoot spotting up or on the move, he's very strong and a crafty finisher at the rim, he plays at a great and unique pace, and you have to use an entire D to stop him. And he'll STILL get about 20 on you most times. He's really good, and I think he can be a good PG in the NBA.
Julyan Stone (UTEP)- He's a 6'6 PG who most don't know about. I like him though, he has intrigue. He sees the floor well, can defend the PG-SF, rebounds very well, and he's very unselfish and compliments Randy Culpepper (I'm a fan of his too) well. He can't shoot and isn't a scorer, but he has an interesting physical profile and style of play.
Kim English- English isn't having the year I thought really, but he's still playing good basketball for a current top 10 team. He has a good mid-range game, he's charismatic and smooth, and he's a good shooter who isn't scared to get up his shots. He's too aggressive at times, but I'd rather that than a passive guy. If he cleans up his handle and efficiency, he'll be in the NBA.
G- Marcus Denmon (Mizzou)
G- Jimmer Fredette (BYU)
F- Michael Glover (Iona)
F- Markieff Morris (Kansas)
C- Keith Benson (Oakland)
Quincy Acy- He reminds me of a dejuan blair junkyard dog kinda of player super athletic tweener who gets the job done. Winning teams always have a guy like him and imguranteeing no matter were hes selected he ends up on a nba team sooner or later.
Klay Thompson- He is a pure shooter a possible kyle korver type or at best kevin martin every time he shoots it looks good i cant help but think he is the next pac ten sleeper pick that proves to be valuable just like landry fields.
Brandon Knight- He scores with the best of them and his assist to turnover ratio is improving i dont see why people are downing the guy when hes at least as good as eric bledsoe i think even better and dont get me wrong but i believe he put 43 points on austin rivers the number one player in class of 2011 people say jason terry i see more of a Chauncey Billups or Mike Bibby this guy is putting up 18 and like 4 assists a game and his stock is dropping while Jarrison Barnes has scored 18 or more like once but Barnes is in top 5 but Knight is not crazy remember a couple years back he was number one player in the class and just because he doesnt dunk on everyone doesnt make him less of a pg.
Daron Lamb- He is a scorer and i think he can be a Jamal crawford type down line in Nba
J.T Terrell- Electrifying player with the abilty to become a really good player he can shoot driible just needs consistency.
Dalen Qualls x 5? but if i cant do that
- Juan Fernandez
- Mark Payne
- Anatoly Bose
- Jan Vesely
- Eli Holman
C- Alex Oraki Uconn Sophmore
PF- Jared Sullinger Ohio State Freshman
SF- Tobias Harris Tennesee Freshman
SG-Charles Jenkins Hofstra Senior
PG-Kemba Walker Uconn Junior
Also in coniseration...
Jimmer Fredete, Shabazz Napier, and Corey Fisher