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Weight: 195 lbs.
Comparison: Jordan Crawford/Josh Howard
Over the last few weeks, Marshon Brooks has seen his draft stock rise steadily. A month ago, he was considered a second-round pick at best.
He's been performing very well in pre-draft workouts, and tested very well at the NBA pre-draft camp at Attack Athletics in Chicago.
Now, there's a chance Brooks will go in the lottery. So how is he underrated?
Brooks was the second-leading scorer in the nation last year behind BYU's Jimmer Fredette. He averaged 24.6 points, seven rebounds and 2.5 assists a game.
The impressive part about those numbers is the fact that he played in the Big East—the conference so many people hail as the nation's best.
If he can score against the best defenses college basketball has to offer, it makes sense to think he could develop into a player who can score at the next level as well.
Back to his testing in Chicago. Brooks is 6'5" in shoes, but has a ridiculous 7'1" wingspan. He also measured a 38.5-inch max vertical and posted great times in the agility drills.
Finally, Brooks' experience should also be considered. There's a lot to be said for the development and overall maturity of a player who spends four years in college.