2010 Draft Preview: POINT GUARDS

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As it stands now, the Cavaliers don't have any selections on Thursday night, but anything can happen between now and then. As the 2010 NBA Draft approaches, we'll still be taking a look at some potential picks.

Cavs.com begins its positional preview, focusing today on point guards.


Eric Bledsoe6-1, 192 – Born: October 23, 1990 (Birmingham, AL) – College: Kentucky – One of the Draft’s fast-risers; coming off a great freshman season, but could possibly use more seasoning; 6-1 with 6-8 wingspan; went against John Wall every day in practice; wrapped up lone season in Lexington averaging 11.3 ppg, 2.9 apg; off-the-charts explosiveness and athleticism, speed and ability to change direction – might even be quicker than Wall; shot 41 pct. from three-point range; slightly turnover-prone; played mostly two-guard next to Wall; powerful frame that can add weight and muscle; emotional, passionate; tough and willing defender.


Sherron Collins5-11, 217 – Born: March 18, 1987 (Chicago, IL) – College: Kansas – Stocky frame and slightly prone to weight issues, but has shown up chiseled for workouts; excellent ball-handler; at 5-11, won’t play any two-guard in the pros; lightning quick; natural leader and four-year player with National Championship experience; scorer’s mentality; clutch player; impressed scouts with passing and playmaking abilities; tough defender for his size, ball-hawk, will fight hard through screens; had a somewhat disappointing senior season at Kansas, but leaves school as the winningest player in the program’s history.


Armon Johnson6-3, 190 – Born: February 23, 1989, (Reno, Nevada) – College: Nevada – Reminds some of another Nevada (state) product, Marcus Banks; Not a great perimeter shooter at this point; at 6-3 with a long wingspan, has outstanding frame for a point guard; excellent quickness and explosiveness, likes to attack the rim; known for his aggressive style of play; great first step with a good change of direction; assist numbers climbed steadily through three years at Nevada; is solid on the defensive end, but didn’t play against top-level competition; not highly regarded out of high school; averaged 15.7 ppg 5.6 apg as a senior; lefty with outstanding one-on-one skills; not a natural point, is much more adept at creating for himself.


Greivis Vasquez6-6, 211 – Born: January 16, 1987 (Caracas, Venezuela) – College: Maryland – Big, fiery guard from Venezuela; stock is actually rising from good individual workouts; not a long wingspan (6-7) for his size, but at 195 lbs., considered to have excellent size at the point; average overall athleticism, will have major issues defending quicker PGs on the next level; already 23 years old; NBA 3-point range but just decent mid-range game; scoring mentality, not a true point guard, but size lets him see over defenders; projected as a role player in the NBA; 19.6 ppg, 6.3 apg as a senior, extremely passionate which is seen as both a positive and negative.


Willie Warren6-4, 200 – Born: October 22, 1989 (Fort Worth, TX) – College: Oklahoma – Once considered a lottery project, stock keeps slipping; undersized two, but an offensive force who can score in bunches; could be attractive for teams looking for a Ben Gordon-type coming off the bench; averaged 15.2 ppg, 3.5 apg in two years at OU; high turnover rate; could have been a top-10 pick if he came out after last season; got called out by his coach Jeff Capel for maturity issues; had to pick up scoring slack after Blake Griffin left; great first step, very strong, physical player and defender; for a scorer can create shots for others.