Thursday, November 23, 2006

2007 NBA DRAFT Top 5 and more......

This will be one of the strongest drafts we've seen in quite a few years. In recent memory it could be better than the Lebron, Melo, Wade draft. I have at least 20 starter quality players projected in the first round, many superstars in there as well.

NBA teams let the tanking begin...............

#1 Greg Oden Fr. Ohio State - The consensus #1 prospect to come out since Lebron. True center, plays a team game but can dominate when necessary. Should be a first team All American among numerous other awards and is a lock be one and done at Ohio State.

#2 Kevin Durant Fr. Texas - Durant is not far behind Oden at this point and in basically any other draft Durant would go #1 overall. He is a wing player with great size and has a nice stroke from the outside. Will add muscle this season down in Texas and be even more impressive for the NBA draft in June.

#3 Marcus Williams So. Arizona - Really like this kids game as he can play both spots with equal effectiveness. I think he will be one of the best players in the nation this season and NBA scouts will be watching him very closely.

#4 Tyler Hansbrough So. North Carolina - Played very well last season as a freshman on a team where he was constantly double teamed due to lack of surrounding talent. He was thinking of coming out last season but made the right choice to come back for another year. Can bang down low, also can step out and drain the mid range shot. Needs to measure at a legit 6-9 for him to go this high. UNC is a more talented team especially at the guard position. I see a huge year from Hansbrough.

#5 Thaddeus Young Fr. Georgia Tech - Another one and done from a really strong freshman class. Versatile left handed wing should have an immediate impact on the Yellow Jackets this season. Needs work but on talent alone should go not much later than Top 5 overall. Extremely long wing span should hit the offensive glass hard in college will need to add strength to do in the pro game.

Next tier

Aaron Gray Sr. Pitt - Experienced true center who routinely puts up double doubles. Rebounds like he should at his size, will mix it up with anyone. Will go high in the draft if he keeps improving his game. Needs to show that he can survive in a more up tempo offense. Others have more potential but for a team looking for a big early after Oden goes #1 this is the guy.

Josh McRoberts So. Duke - Made a good choice coming back this year even though he wouldve went Top 1o in last years draft. I saw him do many things good last season but nothing really stood out to be exceptional to me.

Joakim Noah Jr. Florida- Not as high on Noah as others. I think he is a great shotblocker but he needs to add a lot more muscle to be a good pro. I also havent seen much of an offensive game either. Should go in the 15-20 range.

In the Mix:

Dominic James Marquette
Julian Wright Kansas
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute UCLA

Players I like who may or may not crack the first round........ (Sleepers/ Players to Watch)

Caleb Green F Oral Roberts - Double-double machine (21 and 10 a game), look for Oral Roberts in the NCAA tourney again this year mainly because of Roberts

Nick Fazekas F Nevada - Smooth shooting big forward who can fit in on many NBA rosters right now, can rebound as well.

Glen "Big Baby" Davis F LSU -Will his offseason regimen help him in the tough SEC?

Sean Williams F Boston College - Big time shot blocker and rebounder, offensively raw but if Saer Sene can get drafted in the first round I would think Williams could be as well.


JohnGreen said...

Brandon Health
Jared Dudley

Jayfan said...

Watch out for Brandon Rush, also a sleeper is Acie Law.