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2010 Top 100 Big Board: Updated

Mon, 11/23/2009 - 5:33am


After 2 weeks of action here's an updated look at the: 2010 Big Board (Top 100 Prospects)
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Rodney WilliamsRodney WilliamsMinnesota
freshman wing Rodney Williams has caught
the eye of NBA scouts. With such a tremendous package of length, athleticism and
overall potential, he has climbed all the way to 18th on this year's big board.

He's also skyrocketed to the #3 pick in 2011 mock draft.
He's still very raw and scouts feel he would benefit
greatly by sticking around college for at least another year and fully developing
his skill set.

But in the mean time scouts will be drooling.

Outside of John Wall, Williams might be the most dynamic athlete in the nation.
Williams was seen as a fringe top 50 recruit entering college, choosing to stay close to home and play at Minnesota.

He's got explosiveness to someday put himself among the elite wing players at the NBA level. It will be up to him not to buy into the hype and leave before he's ready.

The NBA is sure to come calling sooner than later so maintaining focus and working
hard will be imperative for him to truly ring the bell and ultimately maximize
his abilities.


Also making big jumps were:

Wesley
Johnson
, who has been as impressive as any prospect in the early going showing a great combination of explosiveness, length and shooting ability. His feel for the game and body control are also at a standout level for the NBA. He has moved up 32 spots all the way to #4.

Ohio State wing Evan Turner who is running
the point guard position for Ohio State jumped 19 spots up to #9 with his tremendous
start. Despite their loss to UNC, Turner continued to impress scouts with his
all around feel for the game and skill level playing at MSG last week.

UTEP power forward Arnett Moultrie, jumped from 37 up to #13 overall after an impressive start to the year. He combines speed and athleticism with a rugged body and willingness to play physical.

UConn senior Stanley Robinson jumps 32 spots to #20 following up a great NCAA tournament with an excellent start to the season. He's always been a world class athlete but he appears to have gained confidence in his abilities and is playing at a high level consistently.

Oklahoma bigman Tiny Gallon jumped 21 spots to #36. Despite being close to 300 lbs, he has lottery pick potential in 2011 according to some scouts due to his tremendous skill set and length.

New to the list (or back on the list in some cases) are: (51) Eric Bledsoe, (58) Mfon Udofia, (67) Rodney Green, (75) Quincy Pondexter, (85) Yancy Gates, (90) Mark Payne, and (96) Ashton Gibbs.

Making significant drops were Ed Davis (from 2 to #16) who we rated too highly coming into the season based on projected physical and skill development that just has not come to fruition. He is lacking the assertiveness to take over games which is concerning. Scouts see him as a late lotto to first rounder at this point.

Terrico White also fell from 7 to #28. With Chris Warren back playing PG, White is likely to have a rough season as it's going to be impossible for him to do what he does best which is run the offense and play with the ball in his hands.

Kentucky bigman DeMarcus Cousins slipped 20 spots to #43 as he's seen by scouts as a player with a questionable motor and athleticism, despite his versatile skill set and length.

***It’s important to remember this list consists of four classes of prospects and
players that will be in not only the 2010 draft but 2011 and beyond. Therefore some projected draft picks for 2010 are not on this list.

2010 Big Board (Top 100 Prospects)

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