If you missed Part 1 (see it here). I will supplement this board with some thoughts on a few players and a few links to my site when appropriate. Comments always accepted.
Some assumptions before you get to the list:
- This is a list of all eligible draft players and assumes all will enter the draft.
- This is not a mock draft but a big board of the best prospects available, ranked by talent.
1) Kyrie Irving, Duke, G (Freshman) (rising): Even though he is injured now, I think he is the most NBA ready player in this draft. Great at getting to the rim (seen here).
2) Perry Jones, Baylor, F (Freshman) (steady): Athleticism through the roof, has not had to show too much yet with strong team against weak competition.
3) Harrison Barnes, UNC, F (Freshman) (falling): Has not yet proved the hype yet but potential is still there. I am a little worried about him turning into Marvin Williams, but not ready to quit on him yet. Needs to be more aggressive (here),
6) Jared Sullinger, Ohio State, F (Freshman): I am not as high on Sullinger as other people. He has put up numbers but he has not showed me he has the moves to do it at the next level. If he gets two feet in the paint, he can score in college but can he replicate that in the pros? (here)
7) Terrence Jones, Kentucky, F (Freshman) (rising): Jones is one of the freshman I have been most impressed with so far. His footwork is polished (here) and he can score in a variety of ways.
8) Donatas Motiejunas, F (20) (falling)
9) Josh Selby, Kanses, G (Freshman) (falling): Selby has shown he is a great player but others have had more time to prove it.
10) Kemba Walker, UConn, G (Junior) (falling): Leading contender for player of the year right now. Probably second best player at getting to the rim (here)
11) Mason Plumlee, Duke, F (Sophomore) (rising): One of the best big man passers in the nation (here)