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Old 10-13-2011, 10:47 PM   #1
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Fictional Draft Classes for your Association (Storylines/Scouting Reports Inside)

What up guys. I know there isn't a high demand for this since most of us are patiently waiting for the current players from this year's draft class and next years predicted draft class. However, I do this every year and this year is no different. First, some things you should know about the draft classes that 2K gives you during your Association so you can know why it's so important to have an edited draft class:

- While 2K has made improvements as far as lowering the potential of many of their generated rookies, you will still sometimes get draft classes that have too many highly rated players, too many players with ridiculously high potential, or both. This adds to the already ridiculous amount of highly rated players later in your Dynasty.

- Tendencies are very wonky. Most of the big men (especially centers) have very very low shot tendencies. Also, you frequently have players that are listed as a particular playstyle, but their attributes scream the opposite. It is very common to find a "three point specialist" with 50 three point rating. The wonky tendencies lead to wonky stats later in your Association that can't really be fixed unless you do a LOT of editing.

- Speaking of three point specialist, you rarely ever find a big man that can shot the three with 2Ks generated classes. Players like Bargnani, Matt Bonner, Brad Miller and Channing Frye don't exist.

- The age of the players tend to be a little off. We all know that in real life, the top of the drafts these days have plenty of 19 and 20 year old players. Because the generated rookies age as the season goes on, you tend to get a lot of 22 and 23 year olds at the top of the draft. These isn't necessarily too bad but I wanted to change that.

- I know that players like Stephon Curry and Jason Thompson came from little colleges, but I can't stand seeing my top picks come from colleges like George Washington, Towson and Tulane. I allow that for the later picks in the draft but how many one and dones are you really going to see coming out of Towson lol.

- A lot of times, a player's attributes just don't match his size. A 6'0 170 point guard is more than likely not going to have 70 speed. At the same time, a 6'11 283 pound center is going to have a higher rating than 50 strength. That annoyed me so I touched that up.

- Just because a player is rated very low doesn't mean he that won't come in to the league with a speciality. Too often, a player is rated in the 50's and just sucks all the way across the board in the 2K drafts. I try to sprinkle in some second rounders that may be a very good rebounder, defender or shooter.

- Where are the high flyers? This may be a minor complaint on my part but I think every draft has a few players that can just straight up throw it down. Now they may be a top prospect or at the bottom of the barrell but they are there. James White anybody?

Well, those are just a few things that I try to address with my fictional classes. They aren't perfect but I tried to make them as realistic as possible to make the Association experience more enjoyable. I just uploaded the first class to 2K share (Xbox360).

The gamertag is Nsuplaya84 and the name of the file is fictionaldraft1 version 1.0.

Feel free to download and try them out. I will continue to work on and upload more classes as time goes on. I hope to have at least 7 done by the end of October.

For now I will post the write ups/scouting reports here for now. Once I get the attachment working (won't work for some reason), I'll just post that here as opposed to the entire write up. Enjoy.

Fictional Class 1 (Revised)

Overall Grade B

National Championship
Syracuse 87
Duke 63


Point Guard
Syracuse freshman Adam Cameron, ranked the 11th best prospect coming out of high school, came in with two other highly touted freshman Junior Lucas and Gerald Welch to round out what was considered to be the fourth best recruiting class in the country. Cameron wasn’t happy with that ranking however. The day Cameron arrived on campus, he made the statement "fourth class my ***. Watch us win a championship". And they did just that as Cameron averaged 14.9, 6.1, 6.2. While Cameron lead the team statistically, many say he was not a team leader. Cameron had several incidents that caused him to miss games. He was suspended for skipping a team practice to get a tattoo on his neck. He was also suspended for ten games for an incident that occurred at practice. Sources say that Cameron pushed and attempted to punch former Syracuse point guard and now graduate assistant Gerry McNamara. One NBA GM said "the kid definitely has NBA talent but I wouldn't touch him with a six foot pole".

While it was a debate throughout the year, most people have agreed that Ernest Jefferies from Oklahoma is the best point guard in this draft. Jefferies, the fourth rated prospect out of high school last year, took Oklahoma by storm and took Senior Devin Humphrey's (projected to go in the second round of the draft this year) starting spot. Ernest Jefferies ended the year with 15.2 points and 8.6 assists. Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger said "Ernest is one of the most unselfish kids I have ever been around.... almost to a fault. If he starts taking advantage of his physical abilities, he will be an unstoppable force in the NBA".

Other notable point guards in this draft include:
Ohio State Senior Shane Buchanan 14.5 points and 5.4 assists per game
Notre Dame Freshman Fausto Valencia 12.8 points, 4.3 assists per game
Oregon State Senior Bill York 10.6 points, 4.0 assists, 2.1 steals per game

Shooting Guard
When you hear the name Starks, you immediately think John, Oklahoma State, New York Knicks. However, after this draft a new "Starks legacy" will begin. California Freshman Kris Starks has had high expectations since joining the varsity basketball team in high school. These (some say unfair) expectations stem from the fact that he is the nephew of former New York Knick John Starks. "It has its perks". Kris said about having John Starks as an uncle. "But it can be annoying at the same time. A lot of people felt that I should have went to college in New York because of my uncle's history and current affiliation with the Knicks. They gave me a hard time but I laughed it off. My uncle told me that I shouldn't allow anyone or anything to influence my decision so I didn't". Kris eventually decided on the University of California. In his one year at the university, Kris lit the Pac-10 up averaging 16.8 points, 1.3 assists and 3.2 rebounds. Many felt that Kris would be ready for the league after one year and speculated that he would declare for the draft. After California's exit in the second round of the NCAA tournament, Kris did just that. When John Starks was asked about how he thought his nephew's career would compare to his, he smiled and said "At least we know he's getting drafted. That's more than I can say". Kris is predicted to go in the top 5.

Other Notable Shooting Guards:
Texas Senior Thomas Stafford 13.7 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists per game
Indiana Sophomore Brandon Westphal 11.6 points, 5.1 assists per game

Small Forward

The strength of this draft is at the Small Forward position. Last year's defensive player of the year Ohio State's Glen Braxton, may arguably be the best player in the draft. The 6'8 222 lbs. sophomore lead The Buckeyes to the Elite 8 and averaged 16.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.8 blocks and 2.4 steals. Many experts wonder if Braxton has star potential. When asked about this, Braxton calmly said, "No matter where I go, I will work harder than anyone and continue to improve".

Chances are if you don't think Glen Braxton is the best player in the draft, you are giving that title to North Carolina sophomore Forward Jon Trent. Although the Tar Heels were eliminated in the second round of the tournament, Trent had an excellent year. Trent finished the year with a very impressive 19.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. When asked about Trent, Roy Williams said, “he's without a doubt one of the smartest players I've ever coached. I am sure that he will be very successful in the NBA".

Other notable small forwards in this year's draft:
Oregon Junior Kenneth Dudley 21.7 points, 5.3 assists, 7.5 rebounds per game
Florida Senior Cody Heyward 13.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game


Power Forward
Georgia Tech Sophomore Luke Macy has been a little bit of a mystery all year. Macy began the year by scoring 22 points and pulling down 11 boards in a non-conference game against the Hampton Pirates. The following five games, he was on the bench playing only about 15 minutes a game. When asked about what happened during that time Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory simply said, "It was a odd situation. Don't over think it though. It really wasn't that big of a deal". Following those five games, Macy came back on a rampage averaging 23 points and 10 rebounds for the next ten games. However, Macy went on a dry spell averaging only 10 points and 7 rebounds for the remainder of the season. Macy went on to average 14.7 points and 8.1 rebounds for the remainder of the season. Many are split between whether Macy will or won't be a star in the NBA. None the less, with the weak batch of Power Forward's he is the consensus number 1 at the position.

Other Notable Power Forwards:
Oklahoma State Junior Julian Brand 12.9 points, 6.8 rebounds per game

Center
The drafts weakest position by far is at center, but many experts believe that UMass freshman Albert Larson will be a star. Prior to the start of last season, Larson had committed to play ball at Texas. However, after Larson's mom passed away from breast cancer, he decided to attend his mother's alma mater. Coach Derek Kellog said, "I really loved coaching this kid. We have been calling him the gentle giant since he stepped foot on campus. Even with the monster year he had here, I still feel like the world hasn't seen what he is capable of". Larson averaged 23.1 points and 11.5 rebounds his one year at UMass. However, people continue to state that his monster numbers were a result of the weak competition and also question Larson's strength. None the less, he is rated as the top center in the draft.

Top 5 prospects

1) Glen Braxton Sophomore Ohio State Small Forward 6'8 222 lbs. 16.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.8 blocks, 2.4 steals per game

Biggest Strength: Great all around defensive player that can guard four positions. Very good rebounder. Excellent scorer with a great long range jumper.
Biggest Weakness: Not a very good passer. Could also benefit from putting on some muscle and getting stronger.
NBA Comparison: Rudy Gay

2) Jon Trent Sophomore North Carolina Small Forward 6'6 246 lbs. 19.9 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists per game
Biggest Strength: NBA ready and can step in and start on many teams. Offensive awareness is the best of any player in the draft. Also the strongest at the position. Great mid range jumper.
Biggest Weakness: Not a very good rebounder. Not very quick or athletic in general.
NBA Comparison: Hedo Turkoglu

3) Ernest Jefferies Freshman Oklahoma Point Guard 6'3 179 lbs. 15.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, 8.6 assists per game
Biggest Strength: Excellent passer. Offensive awareness is above average and should have no problem running an offense. Unselfish. Also very fast.
Biggest Weakness: Jump shot needs improvement. Scores most of his points driving the line.
NBA Comparison: John Wall

4) Kris Starks Freshman California Shooting Guard 6'5 207 lbs. 16.8 points, 1.3 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Can hit the mid and long range jumper. He is also the fastest player at the position so he can also get in to the lane. A variety of ways to score.
Biggest Weakness: Has been known to lose focus therefore, consistency is an issue. Tends to be out of place on defense at times.
NBA Comparison: Monta Ellis

5) Albert Larson Freshman UMass Center 6'11 251 lbs. 23.1 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.9 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: Racks up blocks with ease. Will make it very difficult for players to score in the paint. Above average scorer inside the paint.
Biggest Weakness: Not nearly as strong as he looks. Can get overpowered if he doesn't get stronger.
NBA Comparison: Tyson Chandler

Lottery ( Best of the Rest)

6) Luke Macy Sophomore Georgia Tech Power Forward 6'10 235 lbs. 14.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Fastest player at the position. Very athletic. Above average rebounder
Biggest Weakness: Pretty ineffective offensively outside of the paint.
NBA Comparison: J.J. Hickson

7) Shane Buchanan Senior Ohio State Point Guard 6'0 185 lbs. 14.5 points, 5.4 assists, 2.4 steals per game
Biggest Strength: On ball defense is excellent. Quick hands that'll pick your pocket if you blink too long. Decent scorer.
Biggest Weakness: Won't hit many shots from behind the three point line.
NBA Comparison: Iman Shumpert

8) Adam Cameron Freshman Syracuse Point Guard 6'7 201 lbs. 14.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 6.2 assists per game
Biggest Strength: Best rebounding point guard to come out in many years. Protects the ball and doesn't turn the ball over much. Great passer. Attitude problem.
Biggest Weakness: Will have to develop a more consistent jumper. Struggles defensively at times.
NBA Comparison: Jason Kidd

9) Kenneth Dudley Junior Oregon Small Forward 6'7 216 lbs. 21.7 points, 5.3 assists, 7.5 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Athletic highflyer that can get in the lane and throw it down. Also has a very good mid range jumper. Just seems to find ways to score. Easily the best passer available at the position and has the ball handling ability to play the point if needed.
Biggest Weakness: Needs to improve his on ball defense and overall defense in general.
NBA Comparison: Grant Hill

10) Thomas Stafford Senior Texas Shooting Guard 6'5 223 lbs.13.7 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists per game
Biggest Strength: An absolute assassin from behind the arc. Best free throw shooter in the draft. Beneficial in those clutch situations. Hustles and gives 110 percent every minute he's on the court.
Biggest Weakness: Only very comfortable behind the arc. Pretty much scoring anywhere else on the court is a difficult task for him.
NBA Comparison: Daequan Cook

11) Brandon Westphal Sophomore Indiana Shooting Guard 6'5 211 lbs. 11.6 points, 5.1 assists per game
Biggest Strength: Decent scoring that is a great ball handler and a great passer. Very durable. Never seems to get hurt.
Biggest Weakness: Not very fast or athletic for his size.
NBA Comparison: Evan Turner

12) Jon Butler Freshman Kansas Small Forward 6'8 219 lbs.10.9 points, 6.8 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: One of the quickest, most athletic small forwards in the draft. Can jump out of the gym and can throw it down with authority. Above average rebounder.
Biggest Weakness: Bigger small forwards can bully him in the post. Ineffective from mid or long range.
NBA Comparison: Luc Richard Mbah Moute

13) Lefteris Dugonics Greece Small Forward 6'10 219 lbs. 20 years old 17.3 points, 5.8 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Very good and consistent mid and long range jumper. Also footage of him getting above the rim.
Biggest Weakness: Durability issues seem to be a big problem. Also, not very quick.
NBA Comparison: Carlos Delfino

14) Julian Brand Junior Oklahoma State Power Forward 6'9 260 lbs.12.9 points, 6.8 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Strongest player in the draft and loves to use his body in the paint. Good offensive post moves.
Biggest Weakness: Stamina is an issue so he will be on and off the court whether he is in foul trouble or not. Also, very slow.
NBA Comparison: DJ White

Part 2 of the scouting report for draft class 1
http://www.authorstream.com/Presenta...l-draft-class/

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Fictional Class 2
Overall Grade: B-



Point Guard
The National Championship is over and the Wisconsin Badgers walk away champions for the first time since 1941. The two biggest reasons for that.... junior
Will Schayes and freshman small forward Francis Quinn. Will Schayes says that he would have never imagined he would be in the position that he is in now. "When I was a freshman in high school, I was focused on playing hockey. Embarrassing as it is, the only reason I starting playing basketball is because my mom saw me get punched in the face during a fight on the ice and she told me I had to pick another sport to play. I guess everything happens for a reason". Schayes averaged 16.2 points and 4.7 assists and hit the game winning shot in their 65 - 63 victory over Arizona in the championship game.

Although Schayes has been getting the attention, people have been raving that freshman point guard
Brad Daniels out of Alabama will be the better player. Daniels only averaged 9.9 points and 5.0 assists but many seem to be sold on his potential. Michigan coach John Beilein says about Daniels, "As a coach that has coached against him, I can see that he just has that IT factor. He's young and he's still learning, but once he figures it out...... watch out".

Other notable point guards in this draft are:

Ohio State Senior Tommy Nance 15.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists
Duke Sophomore Nicholas Ramsey 9.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.8 steals per game (ACC Defensive player of the year).


Shooting Guard

Shooting guard appears to be the deepest position in this draft class and a big reason for that is two prospects that are both near the top of the board. Rasheed Thompson, the unpredictable, high flying Senior 2 guard from Georgia, took home player of the year honors after averaging 23.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.2 assists. Thompson is without a doubt an excellent player but his attitude is less than stellar. During his sophomore season, Thompson got so angry after receiving a technical foul, he walked off the court and did not return. Before last season began, Thompson quit the team only to beg to come back one week later. When asked about the past situations, Thompson said "I mean, I don't know what you want me to say about those incidents. They are in the past right? That's where they should stay. I don't know why people insist on bringing these things up over and over again".

Another shooting guard at the top of the draft board is freshman
Ray Campbell out of UConn. While Campbell, the number 2 prospect out of high school last year, had a very good year averaging 16.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists, he went 2-13 and scored only 6 points in the championship game. "I thought I knew for a fact that I was going to the NBA after my freshman year", Campbell said. "But after losing that championship game I really struggled with it. I went back and forth with the decision all day everyday. At the end of the day though, I had to do what was best for me and my family".

Other notable shooting guards:

Hugh Wood freshman 13.4 points, 2.4 rebounds per game
Jamie McLeod senior 8.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.2 steals, 1.3 blocks per game
Dayton senior Ronnie White (20.7 points per game)


Small Forward

South Carolina Junior Erik Peters isn't your typical "big time" player. But that doesn't mean that he is not a big time player. Peters, at 6'6 235 lbs. Is exactly the type of defender that any team would love to have on their team. Peters is strong enough to defend the paint and quick enough to defend guards on the perimeter. "He takes your best player out of the game" Alabama coach Anthony Grant said. "If you don't have other players that can step up, you might as well forget about it". But don't think Peters is only good for playing defense. While he was locking defenders down, he was also scoring 15.3 points and pulling down 5.9 rebounds per game. Peters should be gone somewhere in the top ten.

Other notable small forwards:

Francis Quinn Freshman Wisconsin 16.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists per game

Brad Benjamin Senior Northwestern 13.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists per game


Power Forward
There seems to be a lack of star power at Power Forward with the exception of
Kevin Marshall. The freshman out of Arizona was a big reason why the Wildcats were in the championship game this year. With 27 points and 14 rebounds in that game, Marshall did all that he could do to help his team. "I hated playing against this guy. He always finds a way to help his team win. If his shot isn't falling, he always finds other ways to contribute" Ohio State senior forward Charlie Anderson said when asked about Marshall. "To be so young he really has a good feel for the game. I think if he could put on some weight and get a little stronger, he can be an All NBA player in the future".


Other notable power forwards:

OJ Greene Tennessee Senior 17.9 points, 6.9 rebounds per game
Terrence Roberts Georgetown Senior 14.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 blocks per game
Elton Payne Oklahoma Sophomore 16.8 points, 4.1 rebounds per game


Center

Gonzaga Senior Jesse Bowman is one of if not the top center in what appears to be another weak group. Bowman isn't your typical center though. While Bowman does have the ability to score inside, he feels most comfortable from outside the paint. "My coaches always yelled at me when I was a kid" Bowman said. "They use to ask me why the biggest kid on the court is launching 25 foot jump shots. They usually stopped after three or four and a row went down". Needless to say, Bowman only increased his range and time went on and ultimately became one of the elite shooters in college. Bowman's ability to score should definitely translate to the NBA, but will he be able to defend? We will find out soon.

Other notable centers:

Cincinatti Freshman C Jackie Lucas (12.6 points, 9.0 rebounds per game)

Top 5 Prospects
1) Ray Campbell Arizona Freshman Shooting Guard 6'6 225 lbs. 16.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game

Biggest Strength: All around player that is serviceable in all areas of the game. Decent rebounder, above average scorer and above average defender. Jack of all trades.
Biggest Weakness: But a master of none. No real glaring weaknesses in his game.
NBA Comparison: Kobe Bryant

2) Francis Quinn Wisconsin Freshman Small Forward 6'8 242 lbs. 16.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists per game
Biggest Strength: Big time scorer. Can score from anywhere. Also a pretty good ball handler. Has to be accounted for at all times. Well conditioned and can run up and down the court with no problem. Also very consistent.
Biggest Weakness: To be such a big small forward, he is not strong at all.
NBA Comparison: Paul Pierce

3) Rasheed Thompson Georgia Senior Shooting Guard 6'5 223 lbs 23.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game
Biggest Strength: Can consistently hit the mid and long range jumper but can also get in the paint. High flyer that throws it down aggressively. Above average defender. True hustler that will risk his body if need be. One of the better rebounders at the position.
Biggest Weakness: Not very fast for a guard. May have a hard time keeping up with smaller two guards.
NBA Comparison: Jason Richardson

4) Kevin Marshall Arizona Freshman Power Forward 6'10 247 lbs. 15.8 points, 10.7 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Good post defender and above average rebounder. Great scorer inside.
Biggest Weakness: Mid range jumper is inconsistent. Not necessarily weak but could definitely benefit from getting stronger.
NBA Comparison: Derrick Favors

5) Will Schayes Wisconsin Junior Point Guard 6'2 172 lbs. 16.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, 4.7 assists
Biggest Strength: Ability to knock it down from behind the arc with consistency. Very quick. Very good passer and is shifty positioning himself for the score in the line. Good on ball defender and great at playing the lane for steals.
Biggest Weakness: Size and Durability. Many believe that he has shown his ceiling and this is as good as he will get.
NBA Comparison: Jrue Holiday

6) Erik Peters South Carolina Junior Power Forward 6'6 235 lbs. 15.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.9 blocks, 2.2 steals per game
Biggest Strength: Best post and perimeter defender at the position. Causes many turnovers.
Biggest Weakness: Just an average scorer. Won't ever be an elite scorer as a professional.
NBA Comparison: Shane Battier

7) Jesse Bowman Gonzaga Senior Center 6'11 248 lbs. 16.2 points, 8.4 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Offensive awareness. Can knock down the three and and mid range jumper with ease. Very good rebounder. Can defend the post.
Biggest Weakness: Struggles to score in the paint.
NBA Comparison: Mehmet Okur

8) Hugh Wood Michigan Freshman Shooting Guard 6'6 216 lbs. 13.4 points, 2.4 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Ridiculous range. When he gets hot, he can be the most dangerous player on the court.
Biggest Weakness: When he doesn't have the hot hand, he has a hard time contributing. Not very quick, strong or fast.
NBA Comparison: Matt Carroll

9) Jamie McLeod West Virginia Senior Shooting Guard 6'4 224 lbs. 8.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.2 steals, 1.3 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: The best on ball defender in the draft period. Can guard both guard positions. Also a good ball handler and passer. Seems to never get tired.
Biggest Weakness: Not a good scorer and very one dimensional when he does attempt score.
NBA Comparison: Keith Bogans

10) Brad Daniels Alabama Freshman Point Guard 6'3 205 lbs. 9.9 points and 5.0 assists
Biggest Strength: Best passer, best vision, best ball handling ability in the draft. True point guard.
Biggest Weakness: Weak on ball defender.
NBA Comparison: Jose Calderon

11) Francis Smalls Louisville Senior Point Guard 6'4 186 lbs. 11.7 points, 5.9 assists per game
Biggest Strength: Likes to get into the lane and can score once he gets in there. Serviceable on ball defender.
Biggest Weakness: Had turnover problems his entire time at Louisville.
NBA Comparison: Eric Bledsoe

12) Terrence Roberts Georgetown Senior Power Forward 6'9 264 lbs. 14.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: Can score in and defend the paint better than most in the draft.
Biggest Weakness: Strong but you would expect him to be stronger. Below average rebounder compared to other players at the position.
NBA Comparison: Craig Smith

13) Elton Payne Oklahoma Sophomore Power Forward 6'11 231 lbs. 16.8 points, 4.1 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Built like a forward but shoots like a two guard from all over the guard. Above average rebounder.
Biggest Weakness: Needs to get stronger. Problems defending in the post.
NBA Comparison: Troy Murphy

14) Phil Davenport Clemson Sophomore Power Forward 6'9 257 lbs. 8.4 points, 11.1 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Best offensive and defensive rebounder in the draft.
Biggest Weakness: Just doesn't seem to know how to put the ball in the basket.
NBA Comparison: Drew Gooden


Part 2 of the scouting report for draft class 2
http://www.authorstream.com/Presenta...l-draft-class/
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Fictional Class 3
Overall Grade C-


National Championship
North Carolina - 61
Kansas - 57

Point guard
The point guard position is the most unclear position in the draft. There is a lot of debate as to who is the number 1 point guard in the class. Many experts are saying that Louisville Freshman DJ Terrell is the best point guard prospect in this year's draft. Terrell averaged 11.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 7.8 assists as the point guard for the team that was number 1 most of the year and predicted to reach and win the national championship. "The kid was easily the best passer in the conference and probably in the entire country" West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said. "The only problem is that sometimes he seems to forgot its an organized basketball game and not an And 1 video". According to Terrell himself, "I've been working so hard on making safer passes and better decisions. I don't think it'll be a problem on the next level".


Kansas Junior Adrian Gaines, is another pg who has been getting recognition as a top point guard. Gaines is a decent scorer but makes his living on the defensive side of the ball. Gaines averaged 12.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.3 steals on his way to being named big 12 defensive player of the year. When asked about his point guard, Kansas coach Bill Self said, "He's basically Rajon Rondo without the NBA experience. He's a great defender, great rebounder, unselfish and shifty in the lane. Who wouldn't want that on their team".

Other notable point guards:
Memphis sophomore Duane Phelps, 14.9, 2.1, 5.8
California Sophomore Nick Perkins, 13.9, 2.4, 5.5
Clemson Senior Nelson Clayton, 15.9, 2.0, 3.6
Felipe Delgado, Puerto Rico


Shooting Guard
The shooting guard position appears to be one of the weakest in the draft. Near the top is a player that literally came out of no where. Texas Tech Senior Wesley Kennedy not only wasn't a star the previous three years, but never played more than 10 minutes in a game until this year. "After I broke my leg in high school, a lot of teams took back their scholarship offers" Kennedy said. "Texas Tech still wanted me but I just had such a hard time getting back to my old form. It took me a few years but I feel like I'm back". Kennedy averaged 17.7 points, 6.1. Rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.6 blocks while leading the Red Raiders to the sweet sixteen.


Another shooting guard that has no problem getting the ball in the basket is Georgetown Junior Brent Barlow. Barlow, who said his favorite college and NBA player is JJ Redick played like his favorite player on his way to averaging 18.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. Lousville Senior power forward Corey Hickson remembers playing with Barlow in high school: "I recall one game where we went in at half time up by 20 and Brent was 8 for 8 all from behind the three point line. We basically decided we would just see how long he could go before missing. He ended up with 51 points on 17 for 18 from three. Brent's range is simply out of this world".


Other notable shooting guards:
Arizona State Sophomore Terrell Stephens, 13.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists
North Carolina Sophomore Lamond Buchanan 14.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists


Small Forward
Wisconsin Sophomore Alan Fitzgerald had initially announced that he would not be entering the draft shortly after being eliminated in the second round of the NCAA tournament. However, after having many meetings with Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan, Fitzgerald decided to take his silky smooth stroke to the NBA. Fitzgerald was the leader of the Badgers team in his second year averaging 18.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists. "I can tell that coach Ryan didn't want to see me go, but he told me that he thought I was ready for the next level" Fitzgerald said. "I think that hearing him say that was enough to make me reconsider my decision to return to the Badgers and ultimately declare myself eligible for the draft".


The biggest mystery of this draft is the 21 year old, Davor Kasporov out of Russia. There's not a lot of footage on him but we do know that he averaged 13.6 points and 7.5 rebounds in an overseas league. Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge said when asked about Kasporov "I have heard so many different things about this guy. One guy raves that he will probably be a smaller version of Dirk while another scout says that he's the second coming of Nikoloz Tskitishvili. Now that I think about it, what happened to that guy"? The one thing that everyone appears to agree on is that Kasporov is lights out from behind the arc. Whoever takes Davor Kasporov in the draft will definitely be gambling, but who’s to say that it won’t be worth it.


Other notable small forwards:
Cincinatti freshman Jonathan Kersey 15.9 points, 4.9 rebouds, 1.1 assists
Oregon Sophomore Oliver Hunt, 17.3 points, 4.9, 1.8
Duke Sophomore Chase Dunleavy 13.2, 4.6, 0.9 (nephew to Mike Dunleavy Jr)


Power Forward
In regards to this draft, there is absolutely no question who the number 1 prospect is. Virginia Freshman Greg Harris has pretty much been at the top on every level in his basketball career. As a senior at Kecoughtan High in Hampton, VA he averaged 36.0 points and 19.5 rebounds and was rated the number 1 prospect. So it was only appropriate that when Harris arrived at UVA, he continued his domination to the tune of 24.3 points, 13.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 3.1 blocks. "Greg has been head and shoulders better than just about everyone he has matched up against since he started playing ball" said an unnamed ACC coach. "The problem is, he knows that and he sometimes doesn't put forth maximum effort out there. He was still able to dominate with that attitude in college. That won't work in the NBA". Many say that that inconsistency is what caused him to miss out on the player of the year award. Harris is known for having an average game and then responding with a 30+ point, 15+ rebound game. While there may be questions about his motivation, one thing is for sure, there's no question he's the best player in this draft.


Speaking of the player of the year, Oklahoma State senior Jamaal "Bombs Away" Kirkland had a marvelous year after averaging 24.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists. Unfortunately, his team was eliminated in the first round. Coach Travis Ford discusses the maturity of Kirkland and how he helped the younger players handle it. "Jamaal was in the locker room hugging the younger players, telling them to keep their head up and work hard to make it to go even further the next year. Even though it was Jamaal's last chance to make it deep in to the tournament, he didn't weep. He kept his head high. I'll really miss having this kid in my locker room".


Other Notable Power Forwards:
North Carolina Senior Ike Sharp 10.6 points and 6.6 rebounds
Duke Senior Senior Arthur Gatson 11.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.2 blocks
Florida Sophomore Travis Coleman 14.8 points, 6.5 rebounds



Center
It is difficult to find really skilled big men in the draft and this year is no different. However, Memphis Sophomore Damon Nichols is turning heads. At 7'0 286 pounds, Nichols is easily the biggest and strongest player in the draft. When asked about Nichols, Menphis Power Forward Bryan Humphries said, "I hated going to practice. I literally left practice more briused and sore than I did a real game. Damon is a beast down low and he has no problem throwing his body around. His post skills could use a little polish, but that can be taught. You can't teach the kind of size and toughness that he has... period". Nichols averaged 15.3 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.9 blocks for the year.


Other Notable Centers:
Auburn Junior Cory Spencer 16.3 points and 8.0 rebounds
Boston College Sophomore Danny Mullin 13.8 and 7.6 rebounds


Top 5 Prospects (Top of the Mountain)
1) Virginia freshman Greg Harris PF 6'10, 249 lbs 24.3 points, 13.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 3.1 blocks
Biggest Strength: Excellent post defender. One of the best defenders in the draft. Great scorer inside and decent mid range jumper also. A top three rebounder in the draft.
Biggest Weakness: Could benefit from getting stronger. Not going to manhandle anyone down low.
NBA Comparison: LaMarcus Aldridge

2) Wisconsin sophomore Alan Fitzgerald SF 6'7 215 lbs. 18.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists
Biggest Strength: Very athletic and one of the fastest small forwards in the draft. Throws it down with aggression and can also hit the mid range and long range jumper consistently. Shouldn’t have a problem being a big time scorer in the league.
Biggest Weakness: To be blunt he isn’t strong at all. On ball defense is average at best.
NBA Comparison: Corey Maggette

3) Memphis sophomore Damon Nichols Center 7'0 286 lbs. 15.3 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.9 blocks
Biggest Strength: Strongest player in the draft. Huge and simply physically dominant. Also a great defender in the post and probably the best rebounder in the draft.
Biggest Weakness: Stamina will be an issue. Not going to score outside of a couple feet away from the basket.
NBA Comparison: Andrew Bogut

4) Russia Davor Kasporov SF 6'7 214 lbs. 13.6 points and 7.5 rebounds
Biggest Strength: Lights out from mid range and long distance. Deceptively fast. Many believe that he will improve tremendously once he gets some experience in the NBA
Biggest Weakness: Simply doesn’t seem to know how to play defense.
NBA Comparison: Danilo Gallinari

5) Oklahoma State Senior Jamaal Kirkland PF 6'10 239 lbs. 24.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists

Biggest Strength: Why else would he have the nickname “Bombs Away”. The guy can score from anywhere at anytime, especially long range. Should be an elite scorer in the league.
Biggest Weakness: Not only is he below average in the strength category, but he is also relatively slow compared to many other players at the position. Can’t rely on him to be the primary rebounder for your team.
NBA Comparison: Channing Frye

Lottery Predictions (Best of the Rest)
6) Texas Tech Senior Wesley Kennedy SG 6'6 229 lbs. 17.7 points, 6.1. Rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.6 blocks
Biggest Strength: No one in the draft has a better mid range jumper than Kennedy. Also an above average defender that will get steals and sneak a block or two in each game. Best rebounder at the position.
Biggest Weakness: Not a good passer. Considered to be a “black hole” by some cause the ball often times does not come back out once he gets it. Appears scared to drive the lane at times and will settle for more difficult shots.
NBA Comparison: Deshawn Stevenson

7) Louisville Freshman DJ Terrell PG 6'4 188 lbs. 11.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 7.8 assists

Biggest Strength: Best passer to come out of the draft in years. Excellent vision and very unselfish. Marvelous ball handler. Usually doesn’t need to score to contribute.
Biggest Weakness: When he is needed to score, he sometimes has difficulty doing so. Not the fastest point guard coming out, or even in the top 3 in that category.
NBA Comparison: Ricky Rubio

8) Kansas Junior Adrian Gaines PG 6'5 199 lbs. 12.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.3 steals
Biggest Strength: Best perimeter defender in the draft. Long enough reach to guard the 1, 2 and sometimes the 3. Great offensive and defensive rebounder. Good distributor.
Biggest Weakness: Limited ability to score. Inconsistent mid range jumper and almost never can hit the long range jumper.
NBA Comparison: Rajon Rondo

9) Memphis Sophomore Duane Phelps PG 6'3 194 lbs. 14.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 5.8 assists
Biggest Strength: Drives the lane and usually can find a way to put the ball in the basket. One of the better defenders at the position in this draft.
Biggest Weakness: Sometimes tries to do too much himself as opposed to getting his teammates involved. Very inconsistent anywhere outside of 15 feet.
NBA Comparison: Keyon Dooling

10) Miami Sophomore Don Bell SG 6'5 216 lbs. 13.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.9 steals
Biggest Strength: Excels in many areas of the game. An above average defender. Can handle and distribute the ball. Very athletic and can throw it down on anyone in his way.
Biggest Weakness: Serious durability issues. Not going to be an elite scorer in the NBA. Just doesn’t have the skill set for it.
NBA Comparison: Rodney Stuckey

11) Auburn Junior Cory Spencer Center 6'11 242 lbs.16.3 points and 8.0 rebounds
Biggest Strength: Above average rebounder. Can score inside but can also hit the mid range jumper consistently.
Biggest Weakness: Not a good defender in the post…. At all. Not very strong either.
NBA Comparison: Spencer Hawes

12) Cincinatti Freshman Jonathon Kersey SF 6'7 216 lbs. 15.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists
Biggest Strength: Hustles every play diving for loose balls and chasing down rebounds. Can run up and down the court without getting tired. Very good mid range jumper.
Biggest Weakness: Not a very good defender.
NBA Comparison: Christian Eyenga

13) Arizona State Sophomore Bill McCarty SF 6'9 236 lbs. 17.9 points, 3.6 assists
Biggest Strength: Big time scorer from 1 foot to 25 feet away from the basket. Excellent passer and ball handler that can play the point guard position during games if need be.
Biggest Weakness: Terrible post and on ball defender. Biggest small forward in the draft but yet one of the weaker ones.
NBA Comparison: Hedo Turkoglu

14) California Sophomore Nick Perkins PG 6'1 204 lbs. 14.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists
Biggest Strength: One of the better three point shooters in the draft. Has shown the ability to run an offense. Surprisingly very good offensive rebounder. Always seems to be in the right place at the right time.
Biggest Weakness: Big time injury issues at college. Doesn’t hustle.
NBA Comparison: Jameer Nelson

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Fictional Class 4
Overall Grade D-

National Championship
Michigan State - 89
Tennessee - 85

Point guard
While most predict there will be no future stars at point guard in this draft class, Miami sophomore Reggie Lambert appears to be the safest bet if you are looking for a point guard in this draft. When asked about his point guard, Miami coach Jim Larranaga said, "He can do just about everything. He's a good rebounder, great shooter, great defender, great leader. I keep hearing that he won't be a star but I think he will. Maybe I'm biased, but I think he'll be great". Lambert was not on anyone's radar coming out of high school as he was the 246 player according to Rivals.com. However, last year Lambert played a lot better than almost everybody ranked ahead of him as he averaged 17.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.8 steals per game.

Florida freshman Julio Barnes is another point guard predicted to go high in the first round. Ranked as the best point guard in last year's class, Barnes was offered scholarships by just about everyone before finally deciding on Florida. Barnes didn't necessarily perform to expectations though. Barnes struggled during his freshman year as he averaged 10.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists. "I think he was just a little too confident "Florida teammate Grant Chandler said about Barnes."He had a hard time adjusting to the level of competition that you face consistently as a D-1 ball player. But I don't think that should sway anyone away from drafting him. He can definitely a big time player. He just needs some time and some guidance".

Other Notable Point guards:
Illinois Senior Clay Russell 13.9 points and 4.2 assists per game
Old Dominion Senior William Chambers 19.3 points and 4.7 assists per
game
NC State Junior Lionel Graves 14.2 points and 5.0 assists per game

Shooting Guard
Arizona State Junior Bill Potter was having the year of his dreams. After two average years at ASU, Potter was averaging 19.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists on his way to winning SEC player of the year. That all changed the night of March 9. While on the way to ASU's first round game against Marquette, Potter's parents and younger brother were in a car accident that killed all three of them. Although he entered the draft, Potter has understandably not been the same during the process. He struggled tremendously during the combine and his interviews were less than impressive. "I just... hurt for the kid" an unnamed NBA scout said. "He's not playing to his full potential; he's not saying the right things during his interviews. But who would after dealing with a tragedy like that. It’s such a difficult situation and as unfortunate as it may sound, a lot of teams may skip on him because of it".

Tennessee freshman Gerald Witt will more than likely be the first shooting guard that you see go in the draft and may possibly go in the top 3. Witt started the season on the bench but was a starter and visibly the best player on the team. "I knew I was good enough to be a starter from day one, but apparently coach didn't see that". Witt said. "I was patient though. I came a long way from sitting on that bench". Witt averaged 14.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.2 blocks per game.

Other notable shooting guards:
UConn Senior Juwan Griffith 11.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists
per game
Indiana Senior Corey Jackson 16.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists
per game
Nigeria Taribo Enyeama 12.1 points and 6.0 rebounds

Small Forward
Houston Junior Sebastian Young is another player that wasn't expected to have the breakout year that he had. Young took the Conference USA by storm on the way to 18.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.7 steals per game and the conference player of the year award. "This guy just knows how to play basketball" said an unnamed NBA scout. "The kid is really an all around good player on both sides of the ball. The question is, does he have the potential to get better? I honestly feel like what you say is what you get from Young". Young is near the top of the big board and should taken somewhere in the top 10.

Other notable small forwards:
Michigan State Freshman 17.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game
Depaul Senior Daniel Hobbs 19.0 points and 5.1 rebounds per game
North Carolina Junior Dion Brewer 12.9 points and 5.7 rebounds per game

Power Forward
One of the weakest positions in the draft is the Power Forward position but it does have the include last year's player of the year Pittsburgh Junior Antoine Adrien. The Big East superstar averaged 22.7 points and 10.0 rebounds per game on the way to the sweet 16. "The thing about Adrien is that he can score from anywhere on the court.... anywhere" said Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin. He's a great post player, great mid range shooter, great long range shooter. He gave me so many headaches". Adrien is known for having one of the more notable moments last season when he dropped 50 points on the Bearcats. Expect to see him go high in the draft.

Other Notable Power Forwards:
Kansas Sophomore Rodney Williamson 9.9 points, 12.1 rebounds, 3.5 blocks per game (Big 12 Defensive player of the year)
Connecticut Freshman Theodore Hart 11.6 points, 11.2 rebounds per game
Mississippi Freshman Tom Wilkes 15.1 points, 8.6 rebounds per game

Center
At the top of the board at the center position sits Baylor Freshman Doug Garnett. Garnett has had many doubters since his first game at Baylor due to his inconsistency and his unwillingness to take over games. But many believe that if he puts it all together, he was the potential to be a big time pro player. "I understand what people are saying about me" Garnett said. "Sometimes I believe that I just think about the game too much. I didn't get in to basketball until my junior year in high school so I guess you could say I'm still learning the game. As I gain experience I'm sure it'll start coming to me naturally". Garnett averaged 13.9 points, 10.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks last season. Garnett, who many experts say would be a mid to low lottery pick in any other draft, may go in the top 3 this year or even number 1 in the draft.

Other Notable Centers:
Rutgers Senior Robin Burns 11.6 points, 9.6 rebounds per game
Wake Forest Senior Claude Wooden 13.1 points, 7.9 rebounds per game
Texas Tech Senior Cody Francis 14.6 points, 12.8 rebounds

Top 5 Prospects
1) Baylor Freshman Doug Garnett 6'10 256 lbs. 13.9 points, 10.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: Low Post Offense
Biggest Weakness: Defensive Awareness

2) Tennessee Freshman Gilbert Witt 6'7 199 lbs.14.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.2 blocks
Biggest Strength: Very good on both sides of the ball. Can usually guard opposing teams best 1, 2 or 3.
Biggest Weakness: Inconsistent mid and long range jumper

3) Pittsburgh Junior Antoine Adrien 6'9 239 lbs. 22.7 points and 10.0 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Can score from anywhere on the court. Excellent range.
Biggest Weakness: Low Post Defense

4) Kansas Sophomore Rodney Williamson 6'11 250 lbs. 9.9 points, 12.1 rebounds, 3.5 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: Low Post Defense. Probably best post defender in the draft.
Biggest Weakness: Scoring. Average at best in the post. No range.

5) Miami Sophomore Reggie Lambert 6'3 216 lbs. 17.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.8 steals per game
Biggest Strength: On ball Defense. Quick hands allowing for many steals.
Biggest Weakness: Ball Security. Tends to dribble out of control at times and can give you as many turnovers as he takes from the opposing team.

Lottery Predictions (Best of the Rest)
6) Nigeria Taribo Enyeama 6'7 191 lbs. 12.1 points and 6.0 rebounds in
overseas league
Biggest Strength: Freakish Athelete. Can jump out of the gym and throws it down with ease.
Biggest Weakness: Passing. Very lazy and inaccurate passer.

7) Houston Junior Sebastian Young 6'8 217 lbs. 18.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.7 steals per game
Biggest Strength: He's decent in pretty much every area.
Biggest Weakness: He's decent in every area. He's not great at anything.

8) Arizona State Junior Bill Potter 6'5 221 lbs. 19.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists
Biggest Strength: Good scorer. Above average from mid and long range.
Biggest Weakness: Needs to improve on ball defense.

9) Illinois Senior Clay Russell 6'4 203 lbs 13.9 points and 4.2 assists per game
Biggest Strength: Ability to create and make shots in the lane. Very quick.
Biggest Weakness: Only an average passer. Much room for improvement.

10) Indiana Senior Corey Jackson 6'6 213 lbs. 16.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game
Biggest Strength: Good mid and long range jumpshot. When he's on, he's really on.
Biggest Weakness: Consistency. When he's off, he's really off.

11) North Carolina Junior Dion Brewer 6'8 211 lbs. 12.9 points and 5.7 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Speed. Probably the fastest, quickest small forward in the draft.
Biggest Weakness: Average to below average scorer. Can score inside, but range is limited.

12) Nebraska Senior Ken Hughes 6'10 239 lbs. 14.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Great scorer inside.
Biggest Weakness: Low post defense

13) Florida Freshman Julio Barnes 6'4 192 lbs. 10.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists.
Biggest Strength: Scoring in the lane. Whether is a fancy layup or tomahawk jam, he will find a way to get the ball in the basket.
Biggest Weakness: May be the worst on ball defender at the point guard position this draft.

14) Old Dominion Senior William Chambers 6'5 176 lbs. 19.3 points and 4.7 assists per game
Biggest Strength: Great 3 ball and mid range jumper. Can also score inside.
Biggest Weakness: To be a point guard, his passing ability is lacking. Allowing him to run your offense could be a big risk.

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Fictional Class 5
Overall Grade B+

National Championship
Kentucky - 64
Stanford - 71

Point guard
Stanford Point guard Nate Ryan appears to be one of the players that can contribute from day 1. Ryan averaged 10.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, 7.3 assists per game as he was the clear leader of the Stanford team. "He just knows how to run an offense" teammate Warren Cross said about Ryan. "If he sees an opening, he'll pass you the ball before you even realize you're open. I've never played with a player like that. He's honestly the reason I had such a good freshman year". Ryan is predicted to be a lottery pick in this year's draft.

Other Notable Point guards:
Missouri Freshman Daquan Byars 15.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6.9 assists, 1.6 steals per game
Connecticut Junior Jerome Garrison 14.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.9 steals per game


Shooting Guard
UNLV freshman Dre Redd has been one of the most infamous amateur athlete since Allen Iverson in the 90s. Almost two years ago, the number one high school prospect announced on national television that he would be attending the University of Kentucky. One month before steeping on Kentucky's campus, tragedy struck. Redd was in the car that fired five gunshots that killed two 17 year old boys. Redd spent some time in jail and watched every school that wanted him (including Kentucky) quickly back away and want nothing to do with him. Several months later, after it was determined that Redd did not shoot the gun nor did have any knowledge of the plan, Redd announced that he was giving up on basketball and stated that he just wanted to go to a community college and live a "normal life". When coach of UNLV Dave Rice approached Redd, he was initially ignored. "The kid didn't return my phone calls, my emails, anything. He was just fed up with life and all the hate that he was getting from the situation" Rice said. "One day he called me and when I picked up the phone he just started crying. He told me that he was scared to become a national figure again. I told him he didn't have to do anything he didn't want to and that I would be there for him no matter what decision he made. A couple of months later, he was on campus in a Rebels jersey. The rest is history". Redd averaged 24.8 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists and lead the Rebels to the Elite 8. When asked about his experience, Redd simply said: "I've learned a lot". It's almost certain that Redd go in the top 3.

Other notable shooting guards:
UCLA Senior Tyson Young 17.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists per game
England SG Nelson Morton 6'8 217 lbs. 18.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 5.8 assists
Kentucky Senior 11.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists per game


Small Forward
Indiana Sophomore Derek Armstrong is one of the more quiet players off the court but he made a lot of noise on the court on the way to winning the player of the year award. Armstrong averaged 22.7 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.1 blocks per game. "I'm glad that I had so much success in college, but I think I have a lot of room for improvement" Armstrong said. "I think if I keep getting better, I can eventually become a hall of fame player". Expect to see Armstrong go in the top 3 picks of the draft. Oklahoma Junior Jeremy Roy is another player who is likely to hear his name called early in the draft. "The guy is like a point guard in a small forward's body" Texas point guard Henry Finley said. "He can go down low and bang with the big boys and then turn right around and run the offense. He's such a great all around player that can contribute a lot to a team". Roy averaged 14.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists per game last year.

Other notable small forwards:
Syracuse Senior Mack Fortson 13.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.6 steals per game
Texas A&M Junior Anderson Fordham 17.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists


Power Forward
Ciro Ramirez from Argentina has been getting a lot of buzz these months prior to the draft. As with many foreign players, his lack of size and strength has caused concern from many teams. At 6'11 and 219 lbs, Ramirez is going to have a difficult time defending players in the post. On the other side of the token, Ramirez is relatively quick and is the best shooting Power Forward in the draft.

Other Notable Power Forwards:
Wake Forest Senior Kevin Blackman 16.6 points, 9.2 rebounds
Florida Sophomore Ralph McInnis 11.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.2 blocks per game
Arizona State Senior Ronald Kersey 14.8, 8.9 rebounds per game


Center
Kentucky Sophomore Jalen Edwards, the fourth rated high school prospect two years ago, has been consistent since he became a Wildcat and has emerged as the best big man in this draft. Some however, question his intensity. "Sometimes he just seems to be making friends out there" said an unnamed player. "Helping other players up, talking about his day. Sometimes I think he's scared to make the opponent mad. Don't get me wrong, he's a marvelous player and I think he can be a great player in the NBA. But unless he develops that killer instinct, he will never be a superstar". With that being said, Edwards is still predicted to go in the top 5.

Other Notable Centers:
Duke Sophomore Anthony Lloyd 15.3 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.0 blocks
Greece Antonis Dourekas 10.4 points, 6.0 rebounds in overseas league


Top 5 Prospects:
Indiana Sophomore SF Derek Armstrong 6'9 237 lbs. 22.9 points, 9.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists
Biggest Strength: Scoring ability. Can score inside with ease, can shoot the mid-range jumper, shoot the long ball, throw it down. He's also a great free throw shooter. Bottom line, he can score.
Biggest Weakness: On ball Defense. Not bad, but needs to improve if he wants to be a great all around player.

2) UNLV Freshman SG Dre Redd 6'6 215 lbs. 24.8 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists Biggest Strength: All around excellent offensive player. Excellent speed and great rebounder for a 2 guard.
Biggest Weakness: Needs to get stronger. Could improve on ball defense.

3) Kentucky Sophomore Center Jalen Edwards 6'11 256 lbs. 16.2 points, 11.1 rebonds, 2.1 blocks
Biggest Strength: Dominate rebounder. Easily the best rebounder in the draft. Great offensively in the post and very solid defensively.
Biggest Weakness: He seems to take plays off. Doesn't hustle.

4) Oklahoma Junior SF Jeremy Roy 6'7 237 lbs. 14.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists Biggest Strength: True point forward. Excellent handles, vision and passing ability. Great shooting range.
Biggest Weakness: All around defense is lacking.

5) Wake Forest Senior PF Kevin Blackman 6'9 242 lbs. 16.6 points, 9.2 rebounds
Biggest Strength: Low Post Offensive ability is great
Biggest Weakness: Low Post Defense is not good at all


Lottery Predictions (Best of the Rest)
6) Argentina PF Ciro Ramirez 6'11 219 lbs. 15.0 points and 5.3 rebounds
Biggest Strength: He can shoot the lights out from anywhere on the court.
Biggest Weakness: He's weak. Footage of Ramirez shows him being pushed around by other players with ease.

7) Duke Sophomore Center Anthony Lloyd 6'11 253 lbs. 15.3 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.0 blocks
Biggest Strength: Relentless scorer inside the paint.
Biggest Weakness: Needs to become a better rebounder.

8) UCLA Senior SG Tyson Young 6'6 223 lbs. 17.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists per game
Biggest Strength: Very strong but also very quick for his size. Overall good athelete. Excellent rebounder
Biggest Weakness: Really struggles to hit the long range shot. Will definitely struggle with NBA 3 point range.

9) Stanford Senior PG Nate Ryan. 6'2 192 lbs. 10.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, 7.3 assists per game
Biggest Strength: Lightning speed. Great passing ability.
Biggest Weakness: Undersized. One of the weakest players in the draft. Has difficulty scoring against even average defenders.

10) Missouri Freshman PG Daquan Byars. 6'3 205 lbs. 15.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6.9 assists
Biggest Strength: Great passer. Explosive going to the lane. Has no problem throwing it down on a big man.
Biggest Weakness: Not durable at all. Seems to be injured all the time.

11) England SG Nelson Morton 6'8 217 lbs. 18.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 5.8 assists Biggest Strength: Probably the best passer in the draft at this position. Can hit the NBA three with ease.
Biggest Weakness: Inexperience with this level of competition. Terrible rebounder for a player with that kind of size. Below average on ball defender.

12) Syracuse Senior SF Mack Fortson 6'9 225 lbs. 13.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.6 steals Biggest Strength: Great on ball defender
Biggest Weakness: Needs to get stronger. Below average offensive awareness.

13) Texas A&M Junior SF Anderson Fordham 6'8 226 lbs. 17.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists
Biggest Strength: Very good scorer. Great mid range shot.
Biggest Weakness: Slow compared to other small forwards in this draft.

14) Flordia Sophomore PF Ralph McInnis 6'10 234 lbs. 11.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.2 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: One of the best low post defenders in the draft.
Biggest Weakness: Needs to get stronger.

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Fictional Class 6
Overall Grade B -

National Championship
Texas – 59
Cincinnati – 76

Point guard
At the top of this crop of point guards is an unlikely candidate. Temple Senior Malik Owens, who was focused on football most of high school, was not highly touted basketball prospect. However, once he arrived at Temple, many big schools wished that they would have paid closer attention. Owens is known for his tremendous ability to score, but is also known for his grittiness and in your face attitude. Many may remember the fight that ensued after Owens took a swing at at North Carolina power forward (and former high school teammate) Travis Joseph during a game earlier this season. When asked about his style of play Owens went in to detail: “I am not a bad guy… at all. But when I step on the court, it is a war. I am friends with many of the players that I play against but on the court, my team is my family. I won’t apologize for that”. Owens averaged 22.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.9 steals per game and is projected to be a very high lottery pick.

Other Notable Point guards:
Maryland Sophomore David Berry 12.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 8.0
assists per game
England Nelson Thornton 17.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per
game
Florida Freshman Austin Kelley 13.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists
per game

Shooting Guard
UCLA Junior Eric Heidari has had a tough road to where he is now. As the 5th rated high school player three years ago, many predicted that Heidari would make a quick stop at UCLA before bolting to the NBA. Things didn’t go that way however. During the fifth game of his freshman year, Heidari broke his leg in what many claim to be the worst looking on court injury since Shaun Livingston broke his leg. “I honestly didn’t know if I was ever going to play basketball again” Heidari said. “After I missed the rest of my freshman season, I just didn’t have that…. explosiveness. After my struggles during my sophomore season I was advised to come back for one more year. I’m glad that I did”. After a disappointing sophomore year, Heidari sprung back with a career year and All Big 12 Honors. Expect to hear Heidari’s name called somewhere in the top ten.

Other notable shooting guards:
Florida State Freshman Brandon Grove 16.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5
assists
Alabama Senior Donell Harrison 18.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists

Small Forward
Richmond is known for a lot of things, but it is safe to say that producing top draft picks is not one of them. Richmond Senior Brian Pierce was given the nickname “Mr. Do Everything” by Dick Vitale on the way to averaging 17.9 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.1 blocks per game. The interesting thing about Pierce is that he did not even begin playing basketball until his senior year in high school. “I wasn’t even interested in basketball” Pierce said. “. I was just interested in so many other things. I wasn’t until I got in to trouble the summer before my senior year that my mother made me play basketball to occupy my time. I had no idea that my life would turn out like this. I’m truly blessed”. When asked about Pierce, head coach Chris Mooney said, “I have absolutely no idea how this kid slipped through the cracks. I knew before we recruited him that he was something special. I’m just glad that he decided to come here”. Pierce is expected to be a mid to low lottery pick.

Other notable small forwards:
Kentucky Sophomore Rasheed Reed 13.7 points, 6.9 rebounds per game
Michigan State Sophomore Ryan Hill 16.7 points, 4.9 rebounds per game
Purdue Senior Peter Haywood 15.8 points, 5.9 rebounds per game

Power Forward
Texas Freshman Ronald Sharp has been given the nickname “the beast” for a reason. Sharp standing at 6’9 265 lbs. is a force to be reckoned with in the paint and has no problem letting others know about it. Sharp, projected to go in the top 5, was asked about where he thinks he should be draft. “I know Chris Bishop is supposed to be the best player since whoever, but I know I am better than him” Sharp said. ”I’m not knocking him because he is a great player and all, but I just don’t think he’s better than I am. If the team that gets the number one pick knows what they are doing, they’ll take me number one. I know I might catch a lot of heat for saying that but whatever. I’m just speaking the truth”. Sharp initially struggled during his first few games at Texas but rebounded to average 15.8 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game while leading the Longhorns to the National Championship game. The Longhorns may have lost that game, but for what it is worth, Sharp had a great game against both Bishop brothers scoring 17 points and pulling down 9 boards. Sharp may not go first, but he will definitely go very very early.

Other Notable Power Forwards:
Sweden Anders Johansson PF 16.3 points and 8.9 rebounds
Slovenia Luka Jovanovic PF 17.6 points, 7.7 rebounds
Cincinnati Junior Kareem Bishop 12.9 points, 7.1 rebounds

Center
At the center position you will find two guys who’s names you may have been hearing a lot of during the college basketball season. The first is New Mexico Senior Andre Baldwin. Baldwin is said to be the best post defender to come out of the draft in years. Last year, put up ridiculous numbers defensively as he led the nation in blocks with 4.1 per game. What’s even more impressive is that no opposing center scored more than 10 points against him while he was on the floor. That’s even more impressive when you notice that he averaged 36.1 minutes per game. “You can’t score against him” Lobos coach Steve Alford said. “What more can I say? You simply can not score on him”.

To say that this next player has had his name called frequently throughout the years is a bit of an understatement. To put it bluntly, Cincinnati Freshman Chris Bishop is the most sought after amateur prospect since Lebron James. As a sophomore in high school, many were saying that Bishop was the best player in the country. After his sophomore year, when Chris’ brother Kareem left for Cincinnati, he erased any doubt that he was the best player in high school basketball. After completing a dominant high school campaign, Bishop decided that the only thing to do was follow his big brother to Cincinnati. The love between the two brothers is sincere and touching. “A lot of my friends back home kept telling me that I should convince Chris to go to a different school so that I wouldn’t become second fiddle to him” Kareem Bishop said. “I had just been named as a third team All American and I knew my numbers would drop if Chris came here. I didn’t care though. Chris is a shy kid, and I wanted to be there for him when he made the major transition. I wouldn’t have had it any other way”. Cincinnati was a powerhouse with Kareem Bishop, but when Chris came to town, they became unstoppable. The Bearcats went undefeated and won the national championship as Chris Bishop averaged a ridiculous 25.2 points,
14.2 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game. One unnamed NBA GM said “To even consider not taking this kid number one should be immediate grounds for termination. He is that good. He’s going to be special. No, I take that back. He’s going to be legendary”. It’s pretty safe to assume that Chris will hear his name called at the top of the draft. His brother Kareem shouldn’t have to wait too long after that.

Other Notable Centers:
Serbia Predrag Toroman Center 15.3 points and 10.7 rebounds
Kansas Junior Glenn Maxwell 10.2 points and 10.8 rebounds

Top 5 Prospects:
1) Cincinnati Freshman Chris Bishop Center 7'0 267 lbs. 25.2 points,
14.2 rebounds, 3.1 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: Excellent post scorer and defender. Great mid range
jumper. Excellent rebounder. NBA ready and can start day 1 for almost
any NBA team. Could be an all star in rookie year.
Biggest Weakness: Since he will be doubled time a lot, needs to become
a better passer.
NBA Comparison: Tim Duncan

2) Serbia Predrag Toroman Center 6'11 268 lbs. 15.3 points and 10.7
rebounds
Biggest Strength: Very good rebounder and very good offensive post
moves.
Biggest Weakness: All around below average defensive player. Could
improve with time.
NBA Comparison: Marc Gasol

3) Sweden Anders Johansson PF 6'10 256 lbs. 16.3 points and 8.9
rebounds
Biggest Strength: Great mid range jumper makes him tough to defend and
will keep defenders honest.
Biggest Weakness: Really looks lost on defense at times.
NBA Comparison: Chris Bosh

4) Texas Freshman Ronald Sharp PF 6'9 265 lbs.
15.8 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: Very strong and can bully smaller players down low.
Above average post defender.
Biggest Weakness: Not very durable. Could use some improvement in the
area of rebounding.
NBA Comparison: Al Jefferson

5) UCLA Junior Eric Heidari SG 6'5 203 lbs. 18.4 points, 5.4 rebounds
and 3.6 assists per game
Biggest Strength: Will shoot the lights out. Above average passer and
ball handler that can play point guard if need be.
Biggest Weaknesses: Injury prone. Probably could have been a top 5 pick
after his freshman or sophomore year if not for injury issues.
NBA Comparison: Stephen Jackson

Lottery Predictions (Best of the Rest)
6) Temple Senior Malik Owens PG 6'4 190 lbs. 22.7 points, 5.9 rebounds,
6.1 assists and 1.9 steals per game
Biggest Strength: Scores in the lane with ease. Extremely fast. Good on
ball defender.
Biggest Weakness: Needs to improve mid and long range jumper.
NBA Comparison: Devin Harris

7) New Mexico Senior Andre Baldwin Center 6'11 259 lbs. 11.6 points,
11.2 rebounds, 4.1 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: Superb post defender. One of the best to come out of
the draft in years. Very good rebounder.
Biggest Weakness: Lacks the offensive ability to be a big time or even
above average scorer in the NBA.
NBA Comparison: Ben Wallace

8) Maryland Sophomore David Berry PG 6'2 200 lbs. 12.9 points, 2.3
rebounds and 8.0 assists
Biggest Strength: No one in the draft can pass like Berry. If you're
open, he'll find you.
Biggest Weakness: Not very quick at all. Has trouble blowing by
defenders.
NBA Comparison: Andre Miller

9) Kentucky Sophomore Rasheed Reed SF 6'8 225 lbs. 13.7 points, 6.9
rebounds and 2.4 assists per game
Biggest Stength: Very quick and athletic. Can blow past many small
forwards.
Biggest Weakness: Weak and will get pushed around in the post by bigger
forwards. Below average rebounder.
NBA Comparison: Thaddeus Young

10) England Nelson Thornton PG 6'3 192 lbs. 17.9 points, 2.9 rebounds
and 3.3 assists
Biggest Strength: Excellent range. Probably the best mid range shooter
in the draft.
Biggest Weakness: There are small forwards that are better passers that
this point guard.
NBA Comparison: Eddie House

11) Richmond Senior Brian Pierce SF 6'10 219 lbs.
17.9 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.1 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: Excellent on ball defender.
Biggest Weakness: Terrible passer.
NBA Comparison: Trevor Ariza

12) Michigan State Sophomore Ryan Hill SF 6'8 222 lbs. 16.7 points, 4.9
rebounds, 1.9 assists
Biggest Strength: Offensive awareness. Just finds a way to score.
Biggest Weakness: Plays lazy at times. Doesn't seem to hustle. Very bad
passer. Had turnover problem in college.
NBA Comparison: Richard Jefferson

13) Slovenia Luka Jovanovic PF 7'0 230 lbs. 17.6 points, 7.7 rebounds
Biggest Strength: Can and will score from anywhere on the court. Above
average stamina for a big man.
Biggest Weakness: Needs to improve rebounding ability and post defense.
NBA Comparison: Charlie Villanueva

14) Cincinnati Junior Kareem Bishop PF 6'11 231 lbs. 12.9 points,

7.1 rebounds
Biggest Strength: Great mid range jumper. Not as good of a rebounder as
his younger brother but one of the better rebounders in the draft.
Biggest Weakness: Definitely needs to get stronger to compete with the
big men in the NBA.
NBA Comparison: Darrell Arthur

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Fictional Class 7
Overall Grade D -

National Championship
Ohio State - 64
Texas A&M - 71

Point Guards
This point guard crop is one of the weakest in recent years. However, many argue that North Carolina Junior Noah Bridges is one of the most NBA ready players in the draft. "The guy is an assassin" Georgia Tech Senior Dustin Ball said about Bridges. "He's a good point guard but he plays like a shooting guard. If you give him a inch he's going to pop one in your face. Its almost like playing against a shorter version of myself". Several experts have questioned how productive Bridges can be in the NBA at 6'0 tall. When asked about this Bridges said, "You ever seen AI play? How'd that work out for him? I'd say pretty damn good". There's no doubt that someone will provide Bridges with the opportunity to prove himself soon enough.

Other Notable Point guards:
Lithuania Sarunas Stojic 14.1 points 3.0 assists
Texas A&M Sophomore 13.8 points, 5.1 assists, 7.0 assists per game

Shooting Guard
West Virginia Sophomore Terrance Turner tops a deep bunch of shooting guards. After a rough freshman season where Turner was in coach Bob Huggins doghouse for much of the year, Turner exploded his sophomore year on the way to 14.7 points, 4.7 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 1.4 steals per game. "Terrance was hard-headed as hell" Bob Huggins said about Turner. "I don't even think that he was aware of how good he could be. He was so worried about doing things his way. When he finally bought in, he really flourished". Turner is expected to be a top ten pick.

Norfolk State Senior Marcus Laster is not your typical NBA draft prospect. For starters, Laster is a Spartan. Not a Michigan State Spartan, but a Norfolk State Spartan. For those of you who like history lessons, Laster will be the first Norfolk State player to play in the NBA since Bob Dandridge and Ray Epps. Laster, who was the MEAC player of the year the last three years, averaged 21.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.0 steals, 1.3 blocks per game while leading the Spartans to a 26-5 record and coming within one point of beating the UNC Tar Heels in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Laster is also different in another way. From an appearance standpoint, Laster is not your typical shooting guard. Standing at 6'5 and a massive 259 lbs., Laster is build more like a NFL defensive end. "Well, I was always big on football in high school" Laster said. "As far as basketball, I always wanted to play down in the paint and throw people around. When I realized I wasn't tall enough to play down low on a high level, I tried playing the 2. After that, I never looked back". Laster has a beautiful mid range stroke, but he can be absolutely punishing down low. When asked about Laster, an unnamed NBA GM said, "The kid is an ox. What the heck is a guard going to do when he starts backing him down. He's almost strong enough to overpower a center, so a guard doesn't stand a chance". Laster should definitely hear his name called somewhere in the lottery.

Other notable shooting guards:
Kansas Junior Marcus Cannon 11.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.2 steals per game
Baylor Freshman Manny Mercer 15.2 points 1.3 steals per game
Georgia Tech Senior Dustin Ball 17.6 points per game

Small Forward
Kansas State Freshman Zach Stevenson said from day 1 on campus that his role would be to shut down opponents. Stevenson is one of the few young men that absolutely loves playing defense. Stevenson, who averaged 12.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per game did not score a lot of points during the year but shut down a lot of star players. "I'm man enough to admit that playing against him was frustrating" Kansas SG Marcus Cannon said. "He's in your face no matter where you are on the court. If he's made up his mind that he doesn't want to let you score, you are in for a longgggg night". Many said that Stevenson should have went back for one more year but Stevenson disagrees. "They'll see how ready I am" Stevenson said. "They'll see". Stevenson should be a very high lottery pick.

Other notable small forwards:
Virginia Tech Sophomore Drew Hickson 12.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.9 steals, 1.8 blocks per game
Kentucky Sophomore Ronald King 13.7 points, 5.5 rebounds per game

Power Forward
It is clear that there is no depth at the Power Forward position this year. Duke Freshman Rasheed Hanson (13.8 points, 7.9 rebounds per game) is the only power forward expected to go in the lottery. Hanson is an athletic player but many question his strength. "He's really going to get pushed around in the NBA" an unnamed GM said. "He's a smart player and he's explosive but he's really going to struggle getting backed down by a Dwight Howard or Amare. He's going to have to get stronger if he wants to be a big time player". With all that being said, Hanson is easily the best power forward in the draft.

Other Notable Power Forwards:
Vanderbilt Freshman Deon Posey 13.7 points, 9.5 rebounds per game
Connecticut Senior Al Person 9.8 points, 10.6 rebounds per game

Center
Ohio State Freshman Darryl Long has been labeled by many as a can't miss prospect. When he wasn't injured, the Buckeye center was dominant on the way to averaging 16.0 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.9 blocks per game. Wait a minute... this story sounds familiar. Ohio State.... Freshman Center.... injury prone.... can't miss prospect???? Yeah that's right, Greg Oden. That project didn't end so well huh. But lightning doesn't strike the same place twice right? Well, to be fair, Long is a much better offensive player than Oden, but not nearly the defensive player. Many GMs are screaming that Long and Oden are totally different and should not be compared. Others are a little more superstitious. It will be very interesting to see how things turn out for Darryl Long on draft night.

Austrailian Center Tarek Medina is the type of player every star finesse player wants on his team. He's big, he's tough he's nasty and he loves contact. "While everybody is focused on Durant, I'm watching Kendrick Perkins" said Medina. "I never watched Bulls game for Rose. I watched them to see Noah. I mean, my favorite player is Ben Wallace. I like to watch the guys that get down and dirty cause that's how I play. There's nothing more exciting then looking at the other team in the fourth and they're pulling up from 15 because they're scared to come in to the lane. If you're a big man and you're not mixing it up down there, you aren't doing it right". Medina will more than likely go in the top 5.

Other Notable Centers:
Florida Sophomore Jeffrey Rose 19.8 points, 7.3 rebounds per game
Kentucky Junior Dee Willis 12.7 points, 9.7 rebounds per game

Top 5 Prospects:
1) Ohio State Freshman Darryl Long Center 6'10 249 lbs 16.0 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.9 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: Great rebounder, above average offensively in the post
Biggest Weakness: Plays timid in the post at times
NBA Comparison: Andrew Bogut

2) Florida Sophomore Jeffrey Rose Center 6'11 248 lbs. 19.8 points, 7.3 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Excellent scorer. Can score in the post and hit the mid range jumper
Biggest Weakness: Post Defense
NBA Comparison: Mareese Speights

3) Australia Tarek Medina Center 7'1 250 lbs. 11.1 points, 13.0 rebounds, 3.1 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: Best post defender in the draft. Not afraid to put his body on the line.
Biggest Weaknesses: Never will be a big time scorer in the NBA.
NBA Comparison: Joakim Noah

4) North Carolina Junior Noah Bridges PG 6'0 183 lbs. 15.1 points, 5.7 asissts per game
Biggest Strength: Excellent mid range jumper
Biggest Weakness: Not your ideal point guard. Only an adequate passer. Lacks NBA size
NBA Comparison: Mo Williams

5) Kansas State Freshman Zach Stevenson SF 6'7 236 lbs. 12.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.2 steals per game
Biggest Strength: Very quick for his size. Above average defender overall.
Biggest Weakness: Not an effecient scorer.
NBA Comparison: Thaddeus Young

Lottery Predictions (Best of the Rest)
6) West Virginia Sophomore Terrance Turner SG 6'6 205 lbs. 14.7 points, 4.7 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 1.4 steals per game
Biggest Strength: Excellent ball handler and passer
Biggest Weakness: A decent scorer at best
NBA Comparison: Evan Turner

7) Virginia Tech Sophomore Drew Hickson SF 6'9 219 lbs. 12.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.9 steals, 1.8 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: Great athlete. One of the faster SFs in the draft. Good rebounder.
Biggest Weakness: Offensive awareness is below average.
NBA Comparison: Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

8) Kentucky Sophomore Ronald King SF 6'9 209 lbs. 13.7 points, 5.5 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Very good scorer. Above average mid range jumper.
Biggest Weakness: Below Average rebounder. Struggles with on ball defense.
NBA Comparison: Corey Maggette

9) Norfolk State Senior Marcus Laster SG 6'5 259 lbs. 21.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.0 steals, 1.3 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: One of the strongest SGs to ever come out the draft. Can overpower pretty much any player at the position.
Biggest Weakness: May struggle to keep up with smaller shooting guards.
NBA Comparsion: Ronnie Brewer

10) Kansas Junior Marcus Cannon SG 6'5 201 lbs. 11.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.2 steals per game
Biggest Strength: Good ball handler. Very quick.
Biggest Weakness: On ball defense.
NBA Comparison: Manny Harris

11) Duke Freshman Rasheed Hanson PF 6'11 218 lbs. 13.8 points, 7.9 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Fastest player in the draft at this position.
Biggest Weakness: Not very strong. Can get pushed around by bigger PFs.
NBA Comparison: Amir Johnson

12) Kentucky Junior Dee Willis Center 6'11 247 lbs. 12.7 points, 9.7 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Good mid range jumper. One of the better rebounders in the draft.
Biggest Weakness: Post defense leaves a lot to be desired.
NBA Comparison: Spencer Hawes

13) Baylor Freshman Manny Mercer SG 6'5 201 lbs. 15.2 points 1.3 steals per game
Biggest Strength: Knows how to score. Very good mid range jumper.
Biggest Weakness: Does not hustle. Plays very lazy at times.
NBA Comparison: Willie Green

14) Georgia Tech Senior Dustin Ball SG 6'4 199 lbs. 17.6 points per game
Biggest Strength: Great long range jump shot.
Biggest Weakness: Terrible defensively.
NBA Comparison: JJ Redick
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Fictional Class 8
Overall Grade C+


National Championship
Michigan State - 71
Kansas - 77

Point Guards
Michigan State Spartan Freshman Will Galloway is used to being the center of attention and he's never been one to shy away from the spotlight. With that being said, it is no surprise that Galloway has been the talk of the point guard position this year. Galloway, who was the second rated point guard and 9th rated overall player coming out of high school had no problem letting his destination before his first game last November. "I love Michigan State" Galloway said. "But this is just a brief stop on my way to the NBA. So I'm going to go hard every game cause I won't be playing many here". Not everyone is sold on Will Galloway as an NBA prospect however. When asked about Galloway an unnamed Big Ten Coach said "The kid was in our backyard coming out of high school but there's a reason we didn't go after him. The kid is addicted to attention and its negative attention if you ask me". Galloway averaged 14.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists per game on his way to the national championship game.

Other Notable Point Guards:
UNC Charlotte Senior Roy Stokes 19.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.8 steals per game
Pittsburgh Sophomore James Drew 12.6 points, 4.6 assists per game


Shooting Guard
Stanford Sophomore James Porter was a player that was on everyone's radar after earning all conference honors as a freshman. After many speculated that he would bolt to the NBA, Porter shocked everyone by returning. It appears that the extra year was beneficial because Porter added an extra dimension to his game. "As a freshman he never had to necessarily be the primary ball handler" Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said. "His sophomore year we really needed him to step up and I was shocked at how effective he was handling the ball". Porter averaged 16.9 points, 4.6 assists per game on the way to being named to the all conference team once again.

Other Notable Shooting Guards:
North Carolina State Senior Allen Roberts 13.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists per game
Mexico Alejandro Cardona 6'4 215 lbs. 12.7 points, 2.6 rebounds per game
Texas Tech Sophomore Juan Conway 16.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists per game


Small Forward
Kansas Freshman D.J. Young is not used to being at the tip of everyone's tongue the way he is right now. As a freshman, Young was the second ranked player in the country. The first you ask? Jonathan Blackwell who just happened to be located 20 miles down the road from his high school. "To be honest, I liked being second fiddle" Young said. "I like being off the radar. I guess it couldn't last forever though". At it definitely didn't as Young shined bright as a Jayhawk. After averaging 17.9 points, 7.1 rebounds per game and leading the Jayhawks to a national championship, Young became the clear number one prospect this year. "The kid can do everything" Kansas junior SG Adam Peters said. "He stepped on campus and just took over. He's mature beyond his years. He's ready to be a star". Everyone expects to hear Young's name called at the number one spot.

Other notable Small Forwards:
Washington Sophomore Glenn McDaniel 14.9 points, 5.1 rebounds per game
Romania Florin Bacu SF 18.9 points, 3.4 rebounds per game


Power Forward
North Carolina Sophomore Cam Richardson has been a friend of adversity these past couple of years. As a freshman, was falsely accused of sexual by a female student. Although it was proved that the accusations were completely false, many fans continued to voice their displeasure and hate for Richardson. Although many attempted to convince Richardson to go pro after his freshman year, Richardson made the decision to stay. Before the season started, Richardson attended a party where he was stabbed in the shoulder while trying to break up a fight between teammate Albert Jenkins and an unidentified student. Richardson made a quick recovery and averaged 14.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.3 blocks per game and not missing any games. When asked about his struggles at UNC, Richardson simply said "I'm just ready to turn over a new leaf". Richardson shouldn't have to wait too long to begin that new chapter of his life as he is predicted to go in the top 5.

Other Notable Power Forwards:
Indiana Freshman Hakeem Hodges 10.2 points, 10.1 rebounds per game
Mississippi Senior Sergio Daniels 11.0 points, 9.9 rebounds per game


Center
To say that Georgetown Sophomore Steven Jefferson is disliked is a bit of an understatement. Steven Jefferson is... well.... hated. Jefferson has made a habit out of insulting, bullying and provoking opponents. Jefferson has made such a habit out of getting techs that Georgetown head coach John Thompson III began bringing in Jefferson off the bench so that he would not get himself kicked out of games too early. What's even more interesting about Jefferson is that he appears to have complete control over his outburst. When many experts stated that Jefferson needed anger management to control his anger Jefferson simply stated that he had control and could prove it. Jefferson proceeded to go one whole week without a technical foul and even occasionally helped opposing players off of the ground. Following that one week of angelic behavior, Jefferson went back to cheap shots and bullying. When asked about his behavior on the court, Jefferson said "I'm not an angry person, I just play one on the court. I'm in to doing whatever it takes to give me a competitive advantage. This isn't mindless insanity. I'm a lot smarter than you guys give me credit for". One thing that no one denies is that Jefferson is a top talent that should be off the board very early.

Other notable centers:
UCLA Freshman Austin Clark 12.2 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.1 blocks per game
Michigan State Freshman Jonathan Blackwell 14.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.1 blocks per game


Top 5 Prospects:
1) Kansas Freshman D.J. Young SF 6'6 229 lbs 17.9 points, 7.1 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Excellent mid range game. Extremely fast for his size.
Biggest Weakness: Below average passer. Could improve rebounding ability
NBA Comparison: Paul Pierce

2) Georgetown Sophomore Steven Jefferson Center 6'11 258 lbs. 15.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, 1.9 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: Very balanced player. Very good offensively and defensively in the post. Great rebounder.
Biggest Weakness: Needs to get stronger.
NBA Comparison: Al Jefferson

3) UCLA Freshman Austin Clark Center 6'10 249 lbs. 12.2 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.1 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: Best rebounder in the draft. Above average defender.
Biggest Weaknesses: Scoring ability is limited.
NBA Comparison: Andrew Bogut

4) Washington Sophomore Glenn McDaniel SF 6'7 217 lbs. 14.9 points, 5.1 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Very athletic. High flyer that can score in traffic.
Biggest Weakness: Needs to improve on ball defense.
NBA Comparison: Thaddeus Young

5) North Carolina Sophomore Cam Richardson PF 6'11 230 lbs. 14.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.3 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: Good scorer in the post and from from mid range.
Biggest Weakness: Post defense is average at best
NBA Comparison: Luis Scola

Lottery Predictions (Best of the Rest)
6) Stanford Sophomore James Porter SG 6'5 220 lbs. 16.9 points, 4.6 assists per game Biggest Strength: Best passer in the draft at his position. Good on ball defender. Biggest Weakness: Lacks superstar level speed
NBA Comparison: Stephen Jackson

7) Romania Florin Bacu SF 6'9 212 lbs. 18.9 points, 3.4 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Excellent range. Above average offensive awareness.
Biggest Weakness: All around poor defender
NBA Comparison: Jason Kapono

8) North Carolina State Senior Allen Roberts SG 6'6 219 lbs. 13.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists per game
Biggest Strength: Very good athlete. One of the fastest SG in the draft. High flyer that can throw it down.
Biggest Weakness: Limited shooting range. Poor passer.
NBA Comparison: Ronnie Brewer

9) Mexico Alejandro Cardona SG 6'4 215 lbs. 12.7 points, 2.6 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Very good on ball defender. Hustler that plays 100 percent every play.
Biggest Weakness: Often times looks lost on offense. Average scorer at best.
NBA Comparison: Keith Bogans

10) Michigan State Freshman Jonathan Blackwell Center 6'11 244 lbs. 14.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.1 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: Can protect the paint. Above average inside scorer.
Biggest Weakness: Needs to get stronger. Also, many other centers in the draft are faster and quicker.
NBA Comparison: Joel Anthony

11) Michigan State Freshman Will Galloway PG 6'5 203 lbs 14.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists per game
Biggest Strength: Great at getting in to the lane and finishing with authority.
Biggest Weakness: Not a very good passer. Turnover prone.
NBA Comparison: Nate Robinson

12) Texas Tech Sophomore Juan Conway SG 6'9 194 lbs. 16.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists per game
Biggest Strength: Best rebounder at the position. Superb combination of speed and quickness. One of the best dunkers coming out in several years. Could be a slam dunk champion in the future.
Biggest Weakness: Not a very good ball handler. Was injury prone while at Texas Tech. Very weak (reminiscent of Shaun Livingston several years prior).
NBA Comparison: Corey Brewer

13) Indiana Freshman Hakeem Hodges PF 6'10 225 lbs. 10.2 points, 10.1 rebounds per game Biggest Strength: Very good rebounder. Probably the faster player at this position. Biggest Weakness: Terrible from 10+ feet. Only adequate blocker. Doesn't use his height and athletisism to his advantage like he should.
NBA Comparison: Ed Davis

14) UNC Charlotte Senior Roy Stokes PG 6'3 209 lbs. 19.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.8 steals per game
Biggest Strength: Can stroke it from deep with ease. Quick hands that will pick an opponent's pocket.
Biggest Weakness: Not very consistent. Relatively slow compared to the other top point guards in the draft.
NBA Comparison: Sasha Vujacic
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Fictional Class 9
Overall Grade C-

National Championship
Arizona - 93
North Carolina - 73

Point Guards
Arizona's Michael Anthony is just one of the three Wildcats that you will more than likely hear called in the top five of this year's NBA draft. Anthony was the floor general of what was being referred to as the "New Fab Five". Although the most quiet player on the team, Anthony lead by example. "While a lot of us were at parties he was in the gym trying to get better" teammate Frederick Cross stated. "He's probably the most dedicated plater I have ever played with". Anthony's hard work and dedication showed on the court as he averaged 13.8 points, 8.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds. Anthony also had 11 assists on the way to an easy defeat of the Tar Heels in National Championship game. Even more interesting is the fact that Anthony is 6'7 230 lbs. "He's an absolute terror to guard" Oregon State point guard Andrew Stewart said. "He can play like a forward when he wants and pound it in the paint or he can drive past you. And he can thread the needle like a quarterback with his passes. How in the hell do you stop that". The NCAA didn't have an answer..... will the NBA. Expect Anthony to go in the top 3.

Other Notable Point Guards:
Oregon State Sophomore Andrew Stewart 15.6 points, 5.8 assists, 1.4 steals per game
Arizona State Freshman Alan Byars 17.9 points, 2.9 assists per game, 1.6 steals per game

Shooting Guard
Arizona Sophomore Frederick Cross is the second member of the "New Fab Five" to be mentioned and conincidentally the second to declare himself eligible for the draft after the Wildcats National Championship win against North Carolina. Cross was well known in the college ranks as not only one of the most skillful players but also as one of the most unpredictable. "Frederick runs on pure emotion" teammate Michael Anthony said with a small chuckle. "Sometimes that's a good thing and sometimes its not. But he's a great teammate period and in my opinion, the best player in the draft". After averaging 15.7 points, 2.9 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 steals on a stacked Wildcats team its hard to disagree with Anthony's assessment of Cross. However, some have a hard time over looking Cross' antics during his short stay at Arizona. During the conference tournament his freshman year, he launched the ball in to the stands after being called for two fouls 45 seconds in to the game. Cross has had to be seperated from opponents frequently in games during heated exchanges. When asked about if he had full control over his emotions, Cross simply said "I'm working on it". Even with all of that being said, Cross is predicted by many to go number one.

Other Notable Shooting Guards
Duke Freshman Glenn Scott 16.3 points, 3.8 assists, 2.0 steals per game
Butler Junior Louis Haynes 20.7 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists per game

Small Forward
North Carolina Sophomore Gabriel Snyder played in the National Championship game, was a second team All-American and was the defensive player of the year in the ACC last year. However, Gabriel Snyder ended the season as a disappointed individual. "I hate to lose, but to lose like we did in the championship game was demoralizing" Snyder said. "Everyone told me that this was the year for me to come out but I was very close to coming back just because I didn't want to go out like that. I still question my decision at times". Experts aren't questioning Snyder's decision however. Snyder only averaged 9.6 points but averaged 8.7 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.6 blocks. Many believe that with an improved offensive game, Snyder would be a guarantee top three pick and possibly number one. However, as it is now, Snyder is expected to go in the 5 - 10 range.

Other notable Small Forwards:
Wisconsin Junior Roderick Rivers 18.2 points, 4.0 rebounds per game
New Mexico Senior Leonard Bledsoe 16.1 points, 5.5 rebounds per game

Power Forward
Louisville Freshman Diego Hayward started off the year great. He was playing above expectations and the team was 10 and 0. After their tenth victory however, Hayward told the team that he had a family emergency and had to temporarily leave the team. "I knew what the situation was but I didn't think anyone else needed to know" coach Rick Pitino said. "I told him to take as much time as he needed. I just think its a shame that his business got braodcasted the way it did. That's the media for you". Shortly after leaving the team, it was reported that Hayward left the team because his family was evicted from their home. When Hayward returned to the team, they were 12 and 5 and clearly struggling. Unfortunately, Hayward did not return at the same level that he left. After failing to making the NCAA tournament, Hayward announced that he would enter the draft and simply disappeared from the Louisville campus. Although Hayward had a rough season, he still finished with 13.9 points and 8.1 rebounds (significantly lower than the 19.0 and 10.8 rebounds he averaged before leaving the team). Some experts argue that Hayward is too much of a risk and that teams should not spend a high draft pick on him. Others say that in time, he will develop into an excellent NBA player. Only time will tell who is right.

Other Notable Power Forwards:
Kansas State Senior Kevin Harper 9.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.4 blocks per game
Notre Dame Senior Henry Goodrich 15.3 points, 7.9 rebounds per game

Center
It's no surprise that the top player at this position is once again a Wildcat. Arizona freshman Jason Alexander (the lone freshman on the sophomore dominated starting lineup) was the third and final member of the Wildcat team to declare for the draft. Alexander is not your typical big man. First of all, Alexander is 7'3 333 pounds. If that doesn't make you look twice, Alexander's playing style will. Although Alexander is strong enough to bully other players down in the paint, he is most comfortable outside of the paint. The big man has a silky smooth jump shot and can not be left alone anywhere on the court. "He's over three hundred pounds and he had a better jump shot then anyone on our team" Arizona State point guard Alan Byars. "It's amazing and frustrating all at the same time". Averaging 15.9 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game and scoring 32 points in the national championship game, Alexander cemented himself as a top 5 prospect. He should hear his name called very early.

Other notable centers:
LSU Junior Noel Livingston 17.2 points, 9.0 rebounds per game

Top 5 Prospects:
1) Arizona Sophomore Frederick Cross SG 6'6 220 lbs 15.7 points, 2.9 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 steals
Biggest Strength: Excellent speed and quickness. One of the best passer at the position. Great scorer in traffic.
Biggest Weakness: Could improve defensive awareness
NBA Comparison: Dwayne Wade

2) Arizona Sophomore Michael Anthony Point Guard 6'7 230 lbs. 13.8 points, 8.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Excellent size and power for point guard. Can overpower most players at the position. Doesn't turn the ball over often. Best passer in the draft.
Biggest Weakness: Will have difficulty keeping up with quicker point guards.
NBA Comparison: Jason Kidd

3) Arizona Freshman Jason Alexander Center 7'3 333 lbs. 15.9 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: Best scorer at the position by far. Strongest player in the draft.
Biggest Weaknesses: Has the tendency to drift outside the paint and take more difficult shots at times. More athletic centers will beat him down the court.
NBA Comparison: Yao Ming

4) Duke Freshman Glenn Scott SG 6'5 196 lbs. 16.3 points, 3.8 assists, 2.0 steals per game
Biggest Strength: Extremely quick. One of the better passing 2 guards. Good on ball defender.
Biggest Weakness: Needs to get stronger. Terrible rebounder
NBA Comparison: Ben Gordon

5) Oregon State Sophomore Andrew Stewart PG 6'3 197 lbs. 15.6 points, 5.8 assists, 1.4 steals per game
Biggest Strength: Can score in traffic. One of the top three passer in the draft.
Biggest Weakness: Consistency is a problem. Mid range jumper is average at best.
NBA Comparison: Michael Conley

Lottery Predictions (Best of the Rest)
6) North Carolina Sophomore Gabriel Snyder SF 6'9 217 lbs. 9.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.6 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: All around excellent defender. Can guard almost any position Very good rebounder. One of the fastest players at the position.
Biggest Weakness: Below average scorer. Will never be the "go to guy" offensively on any team.
NBA Comparison: Luc Richard Mbah A Moute

7) Butler Senior Louis Haynes SG 6'5 202 lbs. 20.7 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists per game
Biggest Strength: Excellent range. An inch of space is all he needs.
Biggest Weakness: Not a good defender. Looks lost on defense at times.
NBA Comparison: J.J. Redick

8) North Carolina Senior Dedric Hampton PG 6'3 178 lbs. 12.6 points, 4.9 assists per game
Biggest Strength: Lightning fast. Good passer. Protects the ball.
Biggest Weakness: One of the weakest players in the draft. Not a good long range shooter at all.
NBA Comparison: Eric Bledsoe

9) Arizona State Freshman Alan Byars PG 6'5 202 lbs. 17.9 points, 2.9 assists per game, 1.6 steals per game.
Biggest Strength: Good mid range jumper. Plays the passing lanes very well.
Biggest Weakness: Not very durable. Has been injured often in college and high school.
NBA Comparison: Kirk Hinrich

10) Louisville Freshman Diego Hayward PF 6'9 240 lbs. 13.9 points and 8.1 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Above average scorer in the paint but even better scorer outside of the paint.
Biggest Weakness: Not a consistent rebounder. Post defense leaves much to be desired.
NBA Comparison: Brian Cook

11) Michigan Senior Dimitris Spencer SG 6'6 184 lbs 13.2 points, 1.2 assists, 1.5 steals per game
Biggest Strength: Good on ball defender
Biggest Weakness: Not a good passer.
NBA Comparison: Gerald Henderson

12) Wisconsin Junior Roderick Rivers SF 6'9 219 lbs. 18.2 points, 4.0 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Great shooter from all over the court.
Biggest Weakness: Not very quick. Below average rebounder.
NBA Comparison: Andres Nocioni

13) New Mexico Senior Leonard Bledsoe SF 6'7 234 lbs.16.1 points, 5.5 rebounds per game
Biggest Strength: Can score inside but can also shoot the mid range jumper.
Biggest Weakness: Not very athletic. Doesn't hustle. Appears lazy at times. Consistency can be an issue.
NBA Comparison: Dante Cunningham

14) Kansas State Senior Kevin Harper PF 6'9 230 lbs. 9.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.4 blocks per game
Biggest Strength: Likes to protect the paint and pull down boards and he can do that very well.
Biggest Weakness: Unfortunately, those are the only two things that he does very well.
NBA Comparison: Kenneth Faried
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Fictional Class 10
Overall Grade - A


National Championship

Duke - 67

LSU - 71


Point Guards

Kyle Christopher may not have been as highly touted as many point
guards coming out of high school four years ago, but he has proved to
be the most consistent. Overlooked by many big named schools due to a
combination of size and his non-flashy style of play, Christopher opted
to go to MTSU. "I would have liked to get some offers from bigger
schools" Christopher. "But I probably would have ended up at MTSU

anyway".
While many scouts and GMs like Christopher, many argue that he

has been performing at his highest potential and has no room for
improvement. "So he's reached his ceiling, but when you're better than
everyone else it shouldn't matter" an unnamed scout said. "He averaged

15, 6 and 9 his freshman year and 15, 6 and 10 his senior year. What

more does he need to do".
Many doubters were silenced as Christopher

consistently had superb performances against top tier competition
in the NCAA tournament. However, being a star in a conference like the
Sun Belt will all always bring about those who are skeptical about the
ability to be a star at the next level. None the less, he is the
consensus top point guard in what is considered the weakest group in
years.

Other Notable Point Guards:
Georgia State Senior Ruben Phelps 23.7 points per game


Shooting Guard
Quan Madison did what he was supposed to do when he got to Auburn. He
played a major part in changing Auburn from a perennial loser in the
SEC to a feared contender even if only for one year. On the way to a
24 - 7 record and a NCAA tournament birth, Quan Madison had some
performance that left the nation rumbling about the Tigers. Most memorable
was Madison's 43 point light up of eventual national champion LSU
Tigers. Madison did however, have some bumps in the road. Reports by
reliable sources stated that Madison was constantly in altercations with
teammates. One unnamed Tigers player stated that Madison is the "worst
teammate I have ever played with".
When asked about the claims, Madison

stated "I'm just a passionate player. I've never been in any real trouble
or
anything like that. I'm just passionate about the game". Only time will
tell if
Madison's game (and attitude) will last in the NBA.

Other Notable Shooting Guards:
Kansas State Senior Chris Beasley 9.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.4 steals

per game

Northern Iowa Senior Terrell Franklin 20.3 points, 4.9 assists per game


Small Forward
Memphis forward Wesley Baldwin had a lot of hardware to bring home
after his one year as a Tiger. Baldwin won all conference honors, was
conference player of the year, and won conference tournament MVP. One
thing that all of those accomplishments have in common is that they are
conference related. Due to Memphis' weak schedule and the fact that
many experts claimed Conference USA to be extremely overrated, Baldwin
has been criticized. Many feel he isn't ready for the NBA and one scout
has gone as far as to call Baldwin a "fraud". The scout went on to say
"When the kid is put in front of unskilled, undersized players of
course he is going to shine. He struggles when he plays with the big

boys. He's gonna be in for a rude awakening when he steps on an NBA

court".
Some of the "big boys" in the draft think differently however.

"Wesley is legit" said Illinois junior center Corey Hood. "He gave us a
really tough time when we played last year. I think he'll be fine in the league".
Baldwin is expected to hear his name called somewhere in the middle area of the lottery.

Other notable Small Forwards:
South Carolina Sophomore Brevin Freeman 10.9 points, 4.9 assists per

game, 9.1 rebounds, 2.1 blocks per game.

Dayton Senior Justin Del Rosario 12.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.1 blocks,

1.9 steals per game


Power Forward
Murray State has never seen a player like freshman Cameron McKinney.
Actually, the world has never seen a player like McKinney. So you're
probably wondering how a guy like that can end up at Murray State.
Growing up in Lexington, Kentucky, everyone assumed that McKinney
would become a Wildcat. When McKinney became a sophomore, people were
just waiting for McKinney to make his decision official. They kept
waiting, and waiting and waiting until the point that Kentucky fans and
alumni started to get worried. After being hounded all throughout his
senior year about making an announcement to go to Kentucky, McKinney
calmly stated "Whoever said I was going there? They're not even on my
radar".
The next day, the unrivaled number one player in the country made

the decision that shocked the college basketball world..... he
committed to Murray State. When asked why by pretty much everyone,
McKinney chuckled, flashed his signature smile and said "My mom went
there and my girlfriend is going there".
So did McKinney live up to all

of the hype? Well, McKinney averaged 29.6 points, 13.2 rebounds, 1.8
assists, 2.9 blocks per game, led Murray State to a record of 31-1 and
an elite 8 appearance, won Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the year,
NCAA Freshman of the year, was named to the NCAA All American Team and
came in second in the player of the year voting (which many people are
still angry about). So as far as living up to the hype.... I guess he
didn't do too bad. This kid will be hugging his family and celebrating
as soon as the first team sends their card to the podium. He is that
good.

Other Notable Power Forwards:
Serbia Mladen Lukovski 14.8 points, 6.7 rebounds per game

Seton Hall Junior Gerald Hudson PF 16.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per

game

China Wenli Lam 19.1 points, 4.9 rebounds per game


Center
North Carolina Sophomore Center Glen Irving is unlike any player you
will probably ever meet. Not on the court, but off. Irving has been
labeled by many people that he has interacted with as "weird". "They
made be right" Irving said as he let out a loud high pitch laugh.

"People say I'm into some weird things. I'm trying to create my own

language. When my career is over in the NBA, I want to spend some time

trying to communicate with beings that aren't from this dimension. I
would tell you how but you would just think I'm crazy". "Crazy" or not,
Irving is a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court. Often
times seen giggling and talking to himself in between plays, Irving is
an interesting player to watch on the court in more ways than one. "I
don't know with the hell is with that guy" Georgia Tech Center Darren

Chandler said. "I know he can play some ball though. No question
about
that". And Irving has done just that as he averaged 16.8 points and 8.7
rebounds, 1.7 blocks per game last season. It'll be interesting to see
how Irving reacts when he hears his named called (more than likely in
the top 5).

Other notable centers:
Illinois Junior Corey Hood 15.9 points, 8.1 rebounds per game

Maryland Freshman Cecil Morrison 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.4 blocks

per game

Iowa Senior Roberto Frazier 12.8 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.0 steals per

game

West Virginia Senior Stacey Holland Center 9.2 points, 9.9 rebounds,

2.8 blocks per game


Top 5 Prospects:
1) Murray State Freshman Cameron McKinney PF 6'11 224 lbs. 29.6 points,
13.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 2.9 blocks per game

Biggest Strength: Excellent speed and quickness for his size. Can score

in paint, behind the arc and everywhere in between. Best rebounder in

draft. Can be a shut defender at the 3, 4 or 5. Should be a first year

all star.

Biggest Weakness: Does rely on athleticism too much at times. Could

improve offensive awareness.

NBA Comparison: Kevin Durant


2) Illinois Junior Corey Hood Center 6'10 273 lbs.15.9 points, 8.1

rebounds per game

Biggest Strength: One of the strongest players in the draft. Great

offensive post moves.

Biggest Weaknesses: Struggles defensively and seems to be "out-hustled"

by other players very often.

NBA Comparison: Demarcus Cousins


3) North Carolina Sophomore Glen Irving Center 6'10 240 lbs. 16.8

points and 8.7 rebounds, 1.7 blocks per game

Biggest Strength: Excellent mid range jumper. Also very reliable

offensively in the paint. Slightly above average defender.

Biggest Weakness: Not very strong. Could get overpowered by elite big

men.

NBA Comparison: Marreese Speights


4) Maryland Freshman Cecil Morrison Center 6'11 249 lbs. 16.3 points,

8.2 rebounds, 3.4 blocks per game

Biggest Strength: One of the best post defenders. One of the smartest

players in the draft from a defensive standpoint.

Biggest Weakness: Very limited offensively. Will never be an elite

scorer in the NBA.

NBA Comparison: Marcus Camby


5) MTSU Senior Kyle Christopher PG 6'0 200 lbs. 15.5 points, 5.9

rebounds, 10.3 assists per game

Biggest Strength: Superb vision and can consistently find his man for

the easy basket. Great rebounder, best at the point guard position.

Biggest Weakness: Not very quick. Many think he has already reached his

ceiling.

NBA Comparison: Michael Conley


Lottery Predictions (Best of the Rest)
6) Serbia Mladen Lukovski PF 6'11 235 lbs. 14.8 points, 6.7 rebounds
per game

Biggest Strength: Above average scorer from everywhere on the court.

Excellent stamina.

Biggest Weakness: Slow compared to other players his size. Needs to hit

the weights and get stronger.

NBA Comparison: Danilo Gallinari


7) Auburn Freshman Quan Madison SG 6'4 214 lbs. 17.1 points, 2.9

rebounds per game

Biggest Strength: Great scorer and above average ball handler. Better

conditioned than most of the players in the draft.

Biggest Weakness: Doesn't like to pass, but that's because he is a

horrendous passer.

NBA Comparison: Jason Richardson


8) Memphis Freshman Wesley Baldwin SF 6'6 224 lbs. 15.6 points, 4.9

rebounds per game

Biggest Strength: Very athletic. Quick, fast and can throw it down.

Biggest Weakness: Plenty of footage of ball handlers driving right past

him. Needs to improve on ball defense.

NBA Comparison: Travis Outlaw


9) Sophomore Brevin Freeman 6'10 215 lbs. SF 10.9 points, 4.9 assists

per game, 9.1 rebounds, 2.1 blocks per game.

Biggest Strength: Good post defender. Excellent passer. Passes like a

point guard. Best rebounder at the position.

Biggest Weakness: Couldn't score outside the paint if his life depended

on it. Has a hard time fitting in offensively.

NBA Comparison: Lamar Odom


10) Seton Hall Junior Gerald Hudson PF 6'9 274 lbs. 16.3 points and 8.6

rebounds per game

Biggest Strength: Strong as an ox. Can fight through contact to score

inside.

Biggest Weakness: Probably couldn't win a foot race against an infant.

No quickness, no speed.... period.

NBA Comparison: Glen Davis


11) Iowa Senior Roberto Frazier Center 6'11 239 lbs 12.8 points, 6.9

rebounds, 2.0 steals per game

Biggest Strength: Some of the quickest hands you'll see on a big man.

Can and will cause turnovers. Pretty reliable scorer inside.

Biggest Weakness: Below average rebounder

NBA Comparison: Nene


12) West Virginia Senior Stacey Holland Center 7'0 256 lbs. 9.2 points,

9.9 rebounds, 2.8 blocks per game

Biggest Strength: Consistently plays excellent defense in the paint.

Will make guards think twice before driving inside.

Biggest Weakness: Liability on offense. Has butter fingers and turns

the ball over a lot.

NBA Comparison: Samuel Dalembert


13) China Wenli Lam PF 7'0 229 lbs.19.1 points, 4.9 rebounds per game

Biggest Strength: Absolutely gorgeous jumper. Will light you up from

mid range and deep. Can also score inside when needed.

Biggest Weakness: Probably doesn't even know what the word defense

means.

NBA Comparison: Vladimir Radmanovic


14) Kansas State Senior Chris Beasley SG 6'8 206 lbs. 9.2 points, 5.1

rebounds, 2.4 steals per game

Biggest Strength: Lock down defender, point blank.

Biggest Weakness: Mid range shot decent at best and his ability to shot

from behind the arc is nonexistent.

NBA Comparison: Tony Allen


Part 2 of the scouting report for draft class 10
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The second class will be up tomorrow night.
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I highly suggest these draft classes used them for NBA 2k11 last year and they were awesome
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Hey mate,

are these available on PS3 by any chance? Would like to give them a go.
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Thanks Ikasprzak. I'm glad you liked them. I really think this year's classes will be even better.

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Of course kjj. I love making these classes so I figured I would share with everyone.

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