NBA Draft 2012: 5 Most Overrated College Stars
With the 2012 NBA Draft just around the corner, one thing is for sure: there's certainly nothing overrated about former Kentucky Wildcat center and clear No. 1 pick Anthony Davis.
The 2012 NBA draft has plenty of people salivating with the prospect of a new superstar emerging.
We've seen these players do big things in the college game, but can they really step up and do it in the NBA?
Some, yes, and others, no.
Here are the five most overrated college stars heading into the draft.
UConn's Andre Drummond is one large 18-year-old.
The true freshman from Mount Vernon, New York made himself available for this year's draft on April 12.
At 6'11", he has all the physical attributes to prosper in the NBA. His rather unimpressive 29.5 percent free throw shooting, however, shows that he is still a work in progress.
Perry Jones III
There is no doubt that Jones is a quality basketball player that will likely be drafted in the top 10.
However, the Baylor man tends to fade in and out of games and his field goal percentage dropped in his second season.
In order for him to be successful in the NBA, Jones must show consistency, something he lacked for a large part of his college career.
At 6'9", Quincy Miller has the height of an NBA player, but look at him. Do you really see Miller going hard in the paint against the likes of Lebron James?
I certainly don't think so. Not yet at least.
He is only 19 years old, so there's plenty of time for him to develop.
I suggest bench presses, squats, and a tub of Muscle Milk.
Rivers had a memorable season at Duke, including this game-winner against rival North Carolina.
He has a good head on his shoulders, and according to the Boston Herald, it will serve him well in the NBA.
At times however, Rivers can be selfish and show awful shot selection.
He needs to find a way to fit into a team dynamic to avoid becoming labeled as a ball hog.
Sullinger comes into the 2012 draft with a hefty reputation.
All I hear about is how good this guy is, but when I watch, I see a slow, out of shape behemoth.
He thrived in college by posting up against his smaller opponents and finishing over either shoulder.
Don't expect him to bully players the same way next year. This is the NBA son, you have to add more to your game.