Dejuan Blair- 17 poins 13 rebounds. Other than Griffin Blair is the best NBA PF prospect in the draft. Him and Lance Fields are one of the best duos in the country.
Hasheem Thabeet- 23 points 17 rebounds 5 blocks. I wrote this guy off a couple of years ago, but after seeing Roy Hibbert show some life in the NBA, I'm starting to warm up to this kid. Obviously there is no possible way a team like Western Carolina could stop a 7'3 big man, but Thabeet is quietly becoming the best player in the best conference in college basketball.
Damion Jones had a quiet night with 13 points and 7 rebounds for Texas. Same with Connor Atchley, one of the best role players in college bball.
Blake Griffin had a typical night with 24 points and 18 rebounds. The most telling prospect for college big man, imo, is field goal percentage and Griffin was no slouch going 9-11 from the field. Griffin is far and away the best prospect big man in college.
James Harden had 24 points and 10 assists. This is the best SG prospect in the draft, bar none, and a lock for the lottery.
Jerel Mcneal is one of the most underrated prospects in the draft in my opinion. He had 20 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds last night. Mcneal is one of the best defensive guards in college and should be a solid second round pick for anyone.
Nick Calethes had 16 points and 7 assists. Of all the prospects in college this kid has flown the most under the radar. We'll see how he plays, but I think he has lottery pick potential.
My BOY Stephen Curry had 29 POINTS, 9 STEALS, and 10 ASSISTS. Curry is no doubt one of the best scorers in the league, but this season he is smartly transfering his skills to the point guard positin which benefit him in the draft. He'll always been seen as an undersized guard, and could be a college wonder that never could hack it in the NBA, but if he shows some kind of point guard skills this season I would not be surprised to see someone take a gamble on him in the lottery.
Al Farouq Aminu had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks. Aminu is the best freshman in the country in my opinion. After watching him numerous times in high school, there is no one in college with his athleticism, talent, size and wing span. Aminu is the best player you never heard of, and he is a lock as a top 3 pick.
Ok night for Scottie Reynolds with 13 points and 6 assists. Villanova has crazy depth at guard, and I'd like to see Scottie work his best on his point guard skills this season. He was a standout freshman because of his playmaking skills, but had a somewhat dissapointing sophomore season because he tried to score too much. Stokes and Fisher are one year older, and Reynolds must spread the ball as much as possible if he wants to be looked at as one of the top point guards in the country.
Disapointing night for Patrick Patterson who only played 27 minutes for 8 points and 7 rebounds in the loss to Virginia Military. Patterson is an undersized big man that gets by with his athleticism and wingspan, but I'm a little worried that he is not a game changer. He is injury prone and must make Kentucky a contender in a weak SEC. Jodie Meeks had 39 points last night. His average ppg has been 8 so I'm not sure where this offensive explosion came from. I'll be watching him for sure.
Dionte Christmas had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists in a good win for my Temple Owls. Christmas is one of the most fluid scorers in college and is a likely late first round pick when he declares. Underrated big man Lavoy Allen had 14 points and 15 rebounds and could fly under the radar. Allen was a key component to Temple's tourny run last season as a freshman, and should evolve as one of the best big man in the A10 very soon.
Ahmad Nivins had an excellent night with 25 points and 13 rebounds. Nivins is the best player on St. Joes, and I cannot wait to see Christmas and Nivins go at it this season.