March Madness 2013: Tracking Top Pro Prospects' Performances

Jeremy FuchsCorrespondent IIIMarch 22, 2013

SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 21: Michael Carter-Williams #1 of the Syracuse Orange handles the ball against Keron DeShields #20 of the Montana Grizzlies in the second half during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at HP Pavilion on March 21, 2013 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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March Madness 2013 features a ton of top pro prospects, so every NBA decision maker will have their eyes glued to the TV in order to find the next star for their team.

How are some of the top pro prospects doing? We'll track the performances of the next pros.


Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse

Michael Carter-Williams intrigues NBA decision makers because of his great size for a point guard. The 6'6" guard did not have a big performance against Syracuse's first round victory against Montana, scoring only four points.

That said, the Orange absolutely dominated Montana, and they did not need too much from him.

Carter-Williams is rail-thin and needs to work on his handle and on being more consistent. If he continues to struggle during the tournament, he may slip in the lottery.

But point guards with his size don't come along that often. It's unlikely he'll fall out of the lottery.


Trey Burke, PG, Michigan

Trey Burke is a high scoring point guard, who struggled in his first tournament game against San Diego State. After averaging 18.8 points per game during the season, Burke had only six points and missed all his attempts from three. He's usually a 38 percent shooter from distance.

Burke projects as a first round pick, but if he continues to struggle shooting, he might fall a bit in the draft.


Kelly Olynyk, C, Gonzaga

The Gonzaga star needed a dominant performance to beat Southern, and that's exactly what he provided. Olynyk scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds as the Zags edged out a win.

Olynyk is a true, 7' center, with great defensive ability. True centers are becoming rarer these days, and there are not many who have Olynyk's skill set. He's an all-around talent, and while his ceiling may not be as high as others', he's pretty much guaranteed to be a solid player.

If he continues his strong play, he could find his way into the early lottery.


Tony Snell, SG/SF, New Mexico

After a dominant performance against UNLV in the MWC championship, Snell struggled in New Mexico's upset loss to Harvard.

The 6'7" swingman had only nine points and shot just 16 percent from three. He was never able to get in a groove and was a main reason why the Lobos lost.

Snell is a junior, so he could still return for one more season. Still, despite his rough performance against Harvard, Snell is similar to Kawhi Leonard, his former high school teammate. Like Leonard, Snell won't score a ton of points, but he'll play excellent defense and will be able to handle the ball.

Snell should still be a mid first round pick.