Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Mock Lottery Picks

First prediction on the late Sportscenter had him at 12 to the NO/OK Hornets.

Chad Ford's Big Board

NAME

HT

POS

FROM

STOCK

1. Tyrus Thomas

6-9

PF

LSU

If Noah decides to stay in school, the majority of scouts have Thomas penciled in at No. 1. He's got the length, athleticism and potential that scouts dream about.

2. LaMarcus Aldridge

6-10

PF

Texas

He had an up and down tournament, but scouts feel that Aldridge is one of the few players in this draft that could be a star. His overall skill set, combined with size still make him a contender for No. 1.

3. Andrea Bargnani

7-0

PF

Italy

GMs starting to back up international scouts opinions that Bargnani might be the best player in the draft. But who has the guts to pull the trigger with the No. 1 pick?

4. Adam Morrison

6-8

SF

Gonzaga

Didn't have the dominating tournament he'd hoped for, but Morrison's stock is still in great shape. A few teams (read Seattle and Orlando) would still take him No. 1.

5. Brandon Roy

6-5

SG

Washington

Roy's stellar play for Washington in the tournament is icing on an incredible season. He might be the most complete guard in the draft.

6. Rudy Gay

6-9

SF

UConn

Gay was solid for UConn in the tournament, but you expected more than solid from a potential No. 1 pick. The tournament hurt more than helped his stock .

7. Randy Foye

6-4

PG/SG

Villanova

Great tournament for Foye. He's tough, smart, can shoot and proved that he can run a team when Kyle Lowry wasn't on the floor. Wasn't Foye's fault Villanova didn't make it to the Final Four.

8. Ronnie Brewer

6-7

PG/SG

Arkansas

Scouts are quick to point out the Brewer isn't a great shooter, but given all of the other tools he has on both ends of the floor, he's got a chance to go this high.

9. Shelden Williams

6-9

PF

Duke

Meat and potatoes big man won't be a star. But he can rebound and block shots in large volume and likes to play with his back to the basket. Given the lack of star potential in the draft, that will be enough.

10. Marcus Williams

6-3

PG

UConn

Williams may not be the most athletic or quickest point guard in the world, but he's got great court vision and he's a floor leader. Someone in the lottery is going to want a point guard.

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6 comments:

the kid said...

Yeah, he's going...can't blame the dude...

duckett said...

We've still got the Manimal.

the kid said...

We'll be focused more on football this coming year...although we do have some studs coming to play b-ball...

Daniel Webster said...

Who is character zero?

mr. mayor said...

The year will come down to this: "Who's your point guard, Daddy?"

the kid said...

Daddy? DADDY?!