2013 NBA Draft Prospect Profiles



2013 NBA Draft Prospect Profiles



Throughout June leading up to the 2013 NBA Draft on June 27, Timberwolves.com will profile prospects that could be available for the Wolves' first round No. 9 or 26 picks, or if Minnesota decides to move up in the Draft.

Georgia SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Part I focuses on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, a gifted perimeter player who has the size and defensive acumen to make a difference at the NBA level. He was the SEC Player of the Year as voted on by the coaches.

Indiana SG Victor Oladipo
Part II highlights Victor Oladipo, who became a rising star at Indiana during his junior year thanks to his lock-down defense, his improved outside shooting and his well-documented work ethic and drive.

Maryland C Alex Len
Part III highlights Ukraine-native Alex Len, who became a standout big man for Maryland during his two years in college. He’s got the size and tools to become a legitimate NBA center.

Providence College SG Ricky Ledo
Part IV highlights Ricky Ledo, a shooting guard with immense talent who is an intriguing player in this year’s class. He enrolled at Providence College but left after one year without playing a game.

Kansas SG Ben McLemore
Part V takes a look at Kansas shooting guard Ben McLemore, the standout freshman who will likely end up a Top 3 pick.

Lehigh PG/SG C.J. McCollum
Part VI highlights Lehigh senior C.J. McCollum, a big-game performer who was the second-leading scorer in NCAA Division I hoops last year before a broken foot ended his season.

France C/F Rudy Gobert
Part VII highlights French center Rudy Gobert, a player whose size, wingspan and upside make him an intriguing first round prospect.

Kansas C Jeff Withey
Part VIII highlights Kansas center Jeff Withey, a defensive-minded big who benefited from playing with a collection of NBA-bound talent in the Jayhawks’ program.

UCLA G/F Shabazz Muhammad
Part IX highlights UCLA guard/forward Shabazz Muhammad, a talented scorer who is trying to showcase a team-first mentality during the Draft process.

Indiana F Cody Zeller
Part X profiles Cody Zeller, the standout from Indiana who helped the Hoosiers spend much of the winter atop the college basketball polls.

Rio Grande Valley SG Glen Rice, Jr.
Part XI showcases Glen Rice, Jr., who could become the first D-League player selected in the first round.

Gonzaga center Kelly Olynyk
Part XII focuses on Gonzaga center Kelly Olynyk, a 7-foot prospect who impressed Wolves brass with his ability to pass and shoot.

New Mexico G/F Tony Snell
Part XIII takes a look at New Mexico’s Tony Snell, who visited the Wolves last week and could bring an outside shooting presence to an NBA squad.

Estudiantes Madrid center Lucas Nogueira
Part XIV takes a look at 7-foot center Lucas Nogueira from Brazil, a pick with polarizing placement on the NBA mock draft boards.


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