Ed Davis North Carolina Sophomore
6/5/1989 610 225 lbs Forward | Draft Profile »
From NBA.com: Third-fastest Tar Heel to block 100 shots (51 games) behind Rasheed Wallace (47) and Sam Perkins (50). Averaged 9.2 points and 7.7 rebounds. Blocked 129 shots. Posted 13 double-doubles. Long and active big man with a high motor. Terrific rebounder at both ends of the floor. Also uses his length to block shots. Has shown improved offensive skills and touch.
Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America as a junior. Two-time First Team All-SEC as a junior and sophomore, named Second Team as a freshman. The 10th fastest player to reach UK's 1,000-point club, in 58 games. A 2007 McDonalds All-American as a high school senior. Selected for the 2007 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team. MVP of the 2006 National Basketball Players Association Top 100 Camp. Active forward with a lot of intangibles. Possesses solid athleticism and strength. Long wingspan. Can score with his back to the basket or hit 15-to-20 foot jump shot.
From NBA Draft Express: Displaying a solid first step, nice ball-handling ability, and a knack for using his length and smarts effectively to get his shot off over defenders, Fields is a tough cover for small forwards, let alone the occasional four-man that steps out to defend him. Able to attack the basket and finish with either hand, he looks equally comfortable driving after facing up in the mid-post or operating from the perimeter. Using jabs and jump-stops very effectively, displaying a nice floater, and showing toughness and creativity around the rim, Fields does an excellent job of creating scoring chances on the interior as his outstanding 8.6 free-throw attempts per-contest indicate.
From NBA Draft Express: Despite competing in the toughest domestic league in European basketball, the Spanish ACB, at the tender age of 20, Aguilar has emerged as arguably the most consistent player on CB Granada's roster, playing 30 minutes per game. Needless to say, it's extremely rare for a player this young to see such heavy playing time at this level, which should begin to tell you quite a bit about Aguilars maturity and dependable style of play.
From NBA.com: Finished his career fifth all-time at Vermont in scoring (1,875), second in rebounding (1,044) and field goal percentage (57.1 percent), third in blocks (254) and field goals made (673), fourth in free throws made (525) and 10th in assists (304). An NBA-level athlete at two positions, who plays much taller than his listed height. Oustanding wing defender and shotblocker. Intelligent and coachable player who is a great teammate.
From ohiobobcats.com: Averaged 10.4 points, 3.2 assists and 2.5 rebounds per contest in 61-career games for the Hoosiers ... Shot 41.3 percent from the field, 43.5 percent from beyond the arc and 83.6 percent from the free throw line during his time in Bloomington ... A third-team All-Big Ten selection as a sophomore after leading the league in three-point field goal percentage (45.4) and ranking fifth in three-point field goals per game (2.38) ... Helped lead IU to a pair of NCAA Tournament berths, scoring 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting and handing out seven assists against Arkansas in the first round of the 2008 tournament.
Ishmael Smith Wake Forest Senior
7/5/1988 511 155 lbs Guard | Draft Profile »
From draftexpress.com: Standing 511 and weighing about 155 pounds, Ishmael Smith is undersized for a point guard, but he makes up for some of his physical shortcomings with his quickness, tight ball-handling, and excellent court vision. Smith had a strong freshman season for the Demon Deacons, starting at point, playing 30 minutes per game, and averaging six assists per game. Smith has a pass-first approach on the offensive end, and he does most of his damage by getting into the lane, where he loves making precision bounce passes through the defense to get a good portion of his assists. He draws defenders by penetrating all the way to the basket or hesitating midway through, making passes through the seams of the defense, on many occasions without looking. He reads the floor very well and makes quick decisions when he sees openings in the defense. Smith also does a good job controlling the tempo of the game and finding open shooters, through basic perimeter ball motion in his teams half-court set.
Luke Babbit Nevada Sophomore
6/20/1989 69 225 lbs Small Forward | Draft Profile »
From NBA.com: Named 2010 WAC Player of the Year and Honorable Mention All-America as a sophomore. Named 2010 WAC Freshman of the Year and earned First Team All-WAC honors as a freshman. Extremely skilled scorer with phenomenal shooting abilities. Has effortless range and outstanding shot-creating abilities. Smart player who contributes in multiple areas of the game.
From NBA.com: Became the NBA Development League's first player drafted directly from high school after being selected by the Tulsa 66ers with the 16th overall pick in the first round of the 2009 NBA Developmental League Draft. Helped the 66ers to a Finals appearance and finished 13th in the D-League in rebounding as a rookie. Playing for the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League, averaged 7.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 0.8 blocks, and 0.7 steals in 20.5 minutes per game. Shot .528 from the field and started 9-of-47 games. Ranked 13th in the league in rebounding and 20th in field goal percentage. Helped Tulsa reach the D-League Finals before losing to Rio Grande Valley.
Marcus Johnson USC Senior
2/13/1987 66 210 lbs Shooting Guard | Draft Profile »
From NBADraft.net: Johnson is a dynamic run and jump athlete with the ability to shutdown an opponents best wing player Has very long arms and good defensive instincts Can really ignite a home crowd with a thunderous dunk He has worked hard on his jumpshot and can knock down perimeter shots (though he is still rather inconsistent from outside) Has the size and physical attributes to be an excellent NBA 2g ...
From NBAdraft.net: Landon is one of the most intense players in the nation. He doesn't show it with the same flair and gusto as classmate Greivis Vasquez, but he is all business on the court and takes losing very seriously. He's never distracted. ... Authoritative finisher around the rim. In any given game, he's liable to put up a SportsCenter-worthy dunk, particularly right in the face of the opposition. ... Two years as a four meant added weight and strength. Landon can finish with contact and defend the post well for a natural wing.
Jeremy Wise Bakersfield Jam
3/13/1986 61 165 lbs Point Guard, Shooting Guard | Draft Profile »
The NBA Draft eligible guard fared quite well in college as he was named the Conference USA Newcomer of the the Year as a freshman, earned Second Team All-Conference as a sophomore and averaged 16.7 points and 4.7 assists during his junior season, but the majority of those accolades were achieved as an undersized shooting guard.
From NBA.com: Earned SEC Freshman of the Year honors as a freshman. Voted to the preseason All-SEC First Team as a sophomore. Won a gold medal as a member of the United States U19 National Team in the FIBA World Championship in the summer of 2009. Sharp-shooting combo guard who excels from the mid-range. Outstanding athlete with phenomenal length for his position. Has excellent defensive potential.
From NBA.com: Named an Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press as a junior. Named to the All-Big 12 Second Team by The Associated Press as a junior. Named to the Big 12 All-Defense team by coaches as a junior. Earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors in January of his junior season. Named to Big Ten All-Defensive team as a sophomore at Michigan. As a junior, led team in rebounding (9.8 rpg) and blocked shots (3.7 bpg) while ranking second in assists (2.7 apg) and third in points (13.9 ppg). Started all 36 games, scoring in double figures 26 times including six games of 20 points or more and 16 double-doubles. Also posted 20 games with 10 or more rebounds, 13 games with five or more blocks, and 21 games with three or more assists. His 3.7 blocks per game on the season ranks first all-time in Baylor history.
Eric Bledsoe Kentucky Freshman
12/09/1989 61 190 lbs Point Guard | Draft Profile »
From NBA.com: Averaged 11.3 points, 2.9 assists and 3.1 rebounds. Came on strong toward seasons end. Tallied 15.3 points on .588 shooting from the field and .474 from three in the NCAA Tournament. Had a career-high 29 points, nailing 8-of-9 shots from behind the arc to go along with four steals, vs. East Tennessee State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The eight treys in a tournament contest were a school record (Tony Delk, seven in 1996). Notched a team-high 18 points in a career-high 43 minutes vs. Mississippi St. in the SEC Championship game. Scored 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting from three-point range vs. Tennessee in an SEC Tournament contest. In an earlier meeting with the Volunteers, scored 16 points, all in the second half, to go along with four assists. Set career-highs with eight assists and four steals vs. Ole Miss. Had 13 points and tied his career-high with seven rebounds vs. Vanderbilt. Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors after averaging 19 points vs. Florida and Auburn. Set then career-highs with 25 points, seven rebounds and three steals along with five assists in a road win over Florida. Led the Wildcats with 23 points at Indiana, shooting 8-of-10 from the field and 4-of-5 from behind the arc. Scored 19 points on 5-of-7 shooting from behind the arc and added six assists against Sam Houston State. In his Kentucky debut, led the Wildcats with 24 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two blocks vs. Morehead State. Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors and become the first Wildcat since Sam Bowie vs. Duke in 1979 to score 20 or more in their debut.
From NBA.com: Ranked second on Texas in scoring (11.6 ppg), steals (44) and minutes played (29.5 mpg). Shot 37.5 percent from three-point range and recorded an impressive 18 blocks. A Big 12 All-Rookie Team selection by the league coaches and Big 12 All-Freshman Team by the media. Named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention by the coaches. Posted season highs in points (29) and rebounds (9) vs. Colorado, shooting 12-of-14 from the field and 3-for-3 from three-point range. Recorded 25 points and five rebounds vs. Nebraska. Had 24 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals at Iowa State, converting 10-fo-14 shots. Totaled 21 points and three steals at Oklahoma, shooting 9-of-16 from the field.
From NBA.com: Quick and aggressive point guard with a phenomenal shooting stroke. Strong running the pick-and-roll and displays good court vision and decision making. Pesky perimeter defender. Named Pac-10 Player of the Year and was an Honorable Mention All-American as a senior. All-time leading scorer for California with 1,835 points. Also is schools all-time leader in three pointers (252) and free-throw percentage (.881), while ranking second all-time in assists (524). Set a school record by making 40 consecutive free throws. Named to First Team All-Pac 10 as a junior.
An Honorable Mention All-Big 12 selection as a sophomore in 2009-10. A Second-Team All-Big 12 selection as a freshman in 2008-09. Unanimous choice as Big 12 Freshman of the Year. Seven-time Big 12 Rookie of the Week (one shy of league record). Slices between defenders. Great stop-start speed. Creative with the basketball. Excellent passer. Can hit the jumper off the dribble and has a quick release.
Averaged 13.1 points, 8.9 rebounds and a Division I leading 5.35 blocks per game. Broke school records for blocks in a season and career with 182, the fourth most in D-1 history and second highest by a freshman. Didnt start until his 10th appearance of the season and played an average of 26.1 minutes. Fouled out just once and finished with a respectable 2.2-to-1 ratio between blocks and personal fouls. Earned AP Honorable Mention All-American laurels. Named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year and Conference USA Freshman of the Year. Other honors included: Sporting News Second Team freshman All-American; Second Team All Conference USA; Conference USA All-Freshman Team and All-Defensive Team; and Second Team NABC All-District 11.
Paul George Fresno St. Sophomore
5/02/1990 69 214 lbs Small Forward | Draft Profile »
From Draft Express: Fresno States Paul George has steadily been climbing NBA draft boards since he broke out onto the national scene as a freshman last season. We were high on him a year ago and hes certainly made improvements to his game living up to the preseason hype that surrounded him in the beginning of the year. His versatility, athleticism and scoring ability are all part of the package of this highly talented small forward, and in a draft class limited with skilled wing players; George could be one of the best options at that position come June.
Gordon Hayward Butler Sophomore
3/23/1990 68 200 lbs Small Forward | Draft Profile »
One of the most highly debated prospects in this draft, Butlers miraculous tournament put the unassuming Gordon Hayward in the national spotlight. Projected all over the board, the mid-major star is certainly talented, but he elicits as wide a range of opinions as any prospect in this draft.
Xavier Henry Kansas Freshman
3/15/1991 66 225 lbs Small Forward | Draft Profile »
Among wing players, Xavier Henry looks terrific, as expected, at 6-5 Ό without shoes, with an excellent 6-11 Ό wingspan. He has ample size to play either shooting guard or small forward, which should help ease his transition in defending perimeter players at the NBA level.
After a solid junior campaign, playing alongside the likes of Jerel McNeal, Dominic James, and Wesley Matthews, Lazar Hayward emerged from their collective shadow as Marquettes top option this season. Playing out of position (at the 4 or even sometimes the 5) in the Golden Eagles extremely undersized lineup, Hayward showed the competitiveness and toughness that coaches love, but remains notably limited in certain areas.
Marquez Haynes UT Arlington Senior
12/19/1986 63 185 lbs Point Guard | Draft Profile »
While the seven games of 30 or more points will draw the attention of pro scouts, it is the tremendous efficiency with which Haynes gets his baskets that will keep them interested. The senior shot a remarkable 49.5% from the field and 44.1% from beyond the arc, made all the more impressive by the fact that hes forced to shoulder a huge amount of his teams offensive possessions. Rather than forcing bad attempts, Haynes seems content to look for his opportunities within the framework of the sets the Mavericks run, a continued practice that the senior claims is done purposefully.
While Reynolds faces an uphill battle in overcoming his questionable athletic profile, hes made some very promising strides offensively. Noted for his questionable shot selection in the past, Reynolds has substantially improved his decision-making with the ball. No longer looking as out of control as he used to, the talented shooter looks much improved from the midrange, helping him improve his 2-point percentages from a dismal 45% last year to a very impressive 55% this season.
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