2010 NBA Draft Results: Jon Scheyer and the Top 10 Undrafted Players
He's the guy that everyone likes to talk to. He became a bit infamous for his ogre faces when he got a little too hyped in Duke games.
But in the end, Jon Scheyer was the NBA draft version of Ron Paulus. He's like the nice guy that has been relegated to the friend circle by all the hot chicks.
Scheyer has to find his edge like Michael Cera in "Youth in Revolt". He needs a bit of an image makeover to stand out in the next few months.
There will be plenty of chances for guys like Scheyer to latch on with NBA teams. But the Dukie and this group of players will need to turn a bunch of negatives into positive to change scouts' minds before October.
10. Thomas Huertel, PG
After he won MVP honors at the Adidas Eurocamp in early June, there was some thought that the 6'2" Frenchman was shooting like a bullet up draft boards.
Teams still have issues with his maturity and his leadership potential. Add to that his below-average defense and the hurdles of signing an overseas player and teams didn't see it as worth the risk.
Huertel will need to make it clear he wants in to the NBA to get a tryout look from any teams. His deep range shot and his slash-to-the-rim abilities still make him an intriguing look.
9. Miroslav Riduljica, C
The 7'1" Serbian center was seen as a late-first round pick at best but a mid-second rounder at worst by most draft talent evaluators.
He has been on NBA scouts' minds for years, but it was only this past year that he flourished in Europe.
This comes down again to signability. His contract overseas is not a problem an NBA team wants to take on right yet.
Teams like Riduljica's athleticism, but in the end, it may have come down to not wanting to take on such a project.
8. Jon Scheyer, SG
The 6'6" Duke man has always been seen as a borderline pick. His issues battling mono over the last couple months certainly didn't help his stock.
But he did have strong workouts for NBA scouts in the last 10 days. He was shooting fantastic and showing off an athletic side that few had pegged him for.
His biggest downside is that he is seen as a guy who can't create his own shot, and one that breaks down when the defense keys on him.
Is he going to get tryouts? Of course. He'll likely be playing summer league somewhere. But making a fall roster is an outside change.
7. Ben Uzoh, PG
The Tulsa floor general had the attention of ESPN's Chad Ford, who thinks he can be a solid role player in the NBA.
The issue is that Uzoh needs to figure out what he is. He's not a true pointman but he doesn't have the range on his shot to be a true 2.
He'll be a good player in an up-tempo offense because he pushes the ball up court well.
Now we're talking about guys on this list that have a shot at real, consistent minutes in the NBA.
6. Alexy Shved, SG
The Russian shooter was seen as a 6'7" marksman coming into the draft.
It was going to be a reach to get him here after his year with Dynamo Moscow.
NBA scouts see him as a good shooter, athlete, and defender. Yet he couldn't get time on CSKA, one of the best teams in Europe.
Teams are going to need another year of big minutes for a good team overseas before they take the leap.
5. Charles Garcia, PF
The Seattle University big had a bit of a wow factor about him. He is a 6'9" guy that plays more like a seven footer. He's not afraid to bang around in the post.
It's a strange rise and fall for Garcia. He was a hot commodity in December and January, but kept fading the closer it got to the draft.
He bounced around a bunch from a legit school like Washington to community colleges.
In the end, his biggest problem might be that scouts are comparing him to Michael Beasley, whose stock has steadily fallen in the NBA.
4. Mikhail Torrance, PG
The 6'5" Alabama senior was drawing attention as a big point guy who found his way to the basket in workouts.
That's something that we didn't see as much with Torrance in the Alabama offense.
This one's a bit of a head scratcher. Many experts had him right on the cusp of the top 50 players. In the end, there's some concern that he's not a true 1 and not enough of a consistent shooter to be a 2.
3. Brian Zoubek, C
The Duke senior has all the measurables and the pedigree.
The problem is he never put up the numbers. He averaged 7.7 rebounds last year, but it was the first time he averaged any numbers that jumped off the page.
Even more, he never grabbed the spotlight in Duke's system. It's strange to see a seven-footer from a big school not be grabbed.
Zoubek simply has more work to do to be a good backup center in the league. But he'll get plenty of chances.
2. Sylven Landesberg, SG
Here's an example of a guy that simply listened to the wrong people. The Virginia sophomore-to-be needed more work. Most scouts were telling him that, but the agents were feeding him another line.
His problems are well documented. He left the Virginia team at one point, but was seen as getting back in the program's good graces.
Landesberg wavered on should-I-or-shouldn't-I. He's a great scorer and slasher but he needs a more steady three-pointer.
He'll get a bunch of free agent invites. There's just too much upside to ignore him.
It was just a bad decision. With another year of solid citizenry at Virginia, he could have been a mid-first rounder.
Now, he's going to have to take a more blue-collar path to earning a spot in the league.
1. Manny Harris, SG
Many scouts and experts had the Michigan shooting guard ranked right below Maryland's Greivis Vasquez.
The Terrapin ended up going in the late first round to Memphis. So what happened with Harris?
It may come down to maturity with most NBA teams. There was no doubting his abilities. He has combo guard written all over him—he's not a tweener, he could legitimately play 1 or 2.
Consistency issues have plagued him. Every time he blows your mind with an offensive burst, he turns around and takes a slew of wild shots that discombobulate the offense.
Few thought the 6'5" complete package was going to drop out of the draft. There was wild swings of opinion, but the fact that Harris went undrafted says that teams held his college resume against him more than they were impressed with his workouts.
He's a 4-A player in a lot of minds right now. He may need some D League time to show his leadership and grab-the-spotlight abilities.