Friday, June 10, 2005

Draft News-6/10


Chicago Pre-Draft Camp Day 3 has just wrapped up. Some of the more impressive performances belonged to:

Luther Head G Illinois- SG trying to show he can play PG. That is still up in the air but his scoring ability and defensive prowess are not to be debated. When alls said and done Head will be the Camp MVP and will have the best shot at cracking the first round.

David Lee F Florida
- Despite not being featured on offense he showed with limited touches that he has a developed post game as well as the ability to step back and hit the J. Needs to get more aggressive and show that he can dominate.

John Gilchrist G Maryland- We all know hes not going backto school so hes in no matter what. He has performed well but I dont see him getting in the first unless the Knicks see something in him with the 30th pick and think he can back up Marbury.

Travis Diener G Marquette- Not much of a shot at the first round but showing that he has recovered from injury and still has a great shooting stroke. Scouts saying he's the best pure PG in camp. He'll get drafted but I dont think he can stick in the NBA due to lack of size/athleticism.

Brandon Rush G High School- Showed that he has plenty of offense in his gane but also his weaknesses on defense were exposed. Coming out of High School this is expected but he is still a real long shot to crack the first round.

Ronnie Turiaf F Gonzaga- Workmanlike player who does all the small things. Word is that he is the overall best player in camp right now. Solid player, can block shots and rebound well. Has a spot in the league for many years to come.

Players That Have Pulled Out:

Kevin Pittsnogle F West Virginia
Dee Brown G Illinois
Martynas Andriuskevicus C Lithuania
Tiago Splitter C Brazil

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