NBA Draft 2011: Comparing Jimmer Fredette, Top 30 Prospects to NBA Players

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NBA Draft 2011: Comparing Jimmer Fredette, Top 30 Prospects to NBA Players
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The 2011 NBA Draft features Jimmer Fredette, Jared Sullinger, Nolan Smith, Kyrie Irving and a host of other potential diamond-in-the-rough type of players.

On the surface, it looks like this draft class may be a bit of a dud.  But there could be some solid players in the mix.

One of the most interesting prospects is BYU's superstar point guard.

Jimmer Fredette could be the next Stephen Curry or Steve Nash, but you wouldn't know it without watching him for yourself.

He's been one of the best and most popular players in the NCAA this year, but plenty of experts are saying his game won't translate to the NBA (I personally think it will translate to the point that he'll win rookie of the year).

The biggest questions surrounding Fredette have to do with his athleticism.  His critics say he's not quick or explosive enough to be effective on offense or defense at the next level.

The one thing Jimmer can't seem to shake is this knock on his status as a prospect, even after he dropped 43 points in a victory over San Diego State (a team with athletes the experts told us could slow him down).

Fredette may be the most talked about player for the 2011 NBA Draft, but he's not the only one.

There are plenty of other solid prospects and that's what this slideshow is about.

So here is an endeavor to compare this year's top 30 prospects to current NBA players...

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