On June 25, 2009 with the ninth overall pick, the Toronto Raptors select, DeMar DeRozan. Let the speculation begin.
Toronto’s much heralded and highly touted draft pick from the 2009 NBA draft has already been described as the next Vincent Lamar Carter by some highly respected draft analysts (NBAdraft.net). Wow!
DeRozan is unquestionably an amazing athlete who just happens to already have a good mid-range offensive game and decent rebounding numbers.
But, he has just turned 20. With only one year of college ball, several areas of his game are far from a finished product. A lot of hype is based on undeveloped potential.
Some more conservative thoughts (Draft Express.com) have suggested DeRozan’s prospects are more likely to be somewhere between Rodney Carney and Josh Howard.
Why not take a look at how some of these “similar” players looked like as they were leaving college and draw some conclusions of our own?