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Moe Harkless is an aggressive wing with a very high ceiling.
Had St. Johns' Moe Harkless remained in college for his sophomore campaign, we could be talking about him as a potential top five pick in 2013.
Instead, the forward is projected to go in the 15-22 range of this year's draft.
Harkless has an almost perfect physical profile to play on the wing at the next level; he is tall (6'9"), long, athletic, quick and explosive. The only thing he is missing is strength, which should come in due time as he matures and continues to workout.
Despite the fact that he was inconsistent for much of the season, he did show quite a few flashes of superstardom. His 32-point, 13-rebound performance on 14-of-17 shooting against Providence was extremely impressive as was his 30-point, 13-rebound effort versus Duke.
While his abilities to rebound the ball at a superb rate for his size, defend very efficiently and run the floor and finish in transition are all excellent, perhaps the best thing that Harkless brings to the table is his effort.
He truly goes all out and supplies a great amount of energy every time he steps foot on the court. He is willing to take charges, dive for loose balls and is always as aggressive as possible on both ends of the court.
Though he may take a couple years longer to transition to the NBA than some of the other first-round prospects due to his raw skills, he could be well worth the wait.