The 2011 NBA draft is set to take place tonight on ESPN at 7 PM EST.
Teams in the lottery will be searching for the impact player to turn their fortunes around and get them on the path towards contending.
While this is a fairly shallow draft class, there are still a number of standout candidates.
With the draft hours away, below are my final rankings of the top 140 players who were globe trotting to private workouts recently. You can read the full player profiles and scouting reports on each of these players at the CBSSports.com NBA Draft Player Rankings segment right now.
Players are listed with the following info:
Rank, Player, School, Class, Height, Weight, Position
1. DERRICK WILLIAMS, Arizona, Sophomore, 6'8", 241 lbs., SF
Williams is used to carrying the brunt of the offensive load. Averaging thirty minutes per game, he started all 38 contests for the Wildcats in 2010-11, connecting on 226-of-380 field goals and scoring 741 points (19.5 ppg)—more than twice the total of UA’s second-leading scorer. While Cleveland seems committed with the top selection, Williams has been putting on such a great showing in pre-draft workouts, a slew of teams are vying to grab Minnesota’s No. 2 pick to snatch up the best athlete in the draft, with the Bucks appearing to be the most aggressive team coveting the small forward.
2. KYRIE IRVING, Duke, Freshman, 6'1", 180 lbs., PG/SG
Irving is by far the most elite point guard in the 2011 draft, but he lacks the explosive quickness featured by other elite point guards taken in recent drafts—Derrick Rose (Chicago) and John Wall (Washington). In this weak draft, he is the intended target for the Cavaliers, as the Cavs are looking to trade off their veteran point guards to clear the way for Irving to start immediately. I may be the minority, but I’m not convinced his turf toe injury will be a one-time issue.
3. ENES KANTER, Kentucky, Freshman, 6'11", 261 lbs., C/PF
Like most “big men” in this draft, Kanter might not have the strength to play center in the NBA and has to get more aggressive to compete at power forward, but he has natural raw strength, large, soft hands and a very long wing span that he uses well to get out and alter shots, whether on the perimeter or around the rim. Cleveland would love to see him slide down to the fourth pick, but Kanter might pull an “Eli Manning” in attempts to find his way to Washington, but Utah has narrowed their choice at No. 3 to Kanter or Brandon Knight.
4. JAN VESELY, KK Partizan, Belgrade, Czech Republic, 6'11", 240 lbs., PF
Some NBA team could be rewarded for their patience if they wait for Vesely’s game to develop in the Euro Leagues for another year or so, but Toronto, known to covet international players, might be ready to go that route again at the No. 5 spot. Despite refusing to work out for NBA teams, he is clearly the best international prospect in this draft.
5. BRANDON KNIGHT, Kentucky, Freshman, 6'4", 185 lbs., PG
John Calipari, the UK mentor, produced one of the NBA’s most electrifying players, Derrick Rose (Chicago) during his tenure at Memphis. Last year, his charge John Wall (Washington) was also the most coveted point guard in the 2010 draft. Knight is his next protégé and, while he looked like a perfect replacement for traded Deron Williams, as the Jazz might use the No. 3 pick they acquired from the Nets to fill their back court vacancy, Knight did not endear himself to Utah staff with his reluctance to work out vs. Jimmer Fredette recently.
6. JONAS VALANCIUNAS, BC Lietuvos Rytas, Lithuania, 6'10", 238 lbs., C/PF
Valanciunas will battle with Vesely to see who will be the first international player drafted, but both are projected early lottery picks. He’s vying to become the earliest that a Lithuanian player has ever been selected by an NBA team. Cleveland took Zydrunas Ilgauskas with the 20th pick in the 1996 draft. The Cavs could opt for Valanciunas at No. 4, but with an unsettled buyout situation, the forward could slide, but no further than Houston at No. 14.
7 . KAWHI LEONARD, San Diego State, Sophomore, 6'7", 225 lbs., SF
Nicknamed the “Human Avatar,” Leonard’s dominance crashing the boards have professional scouts likening his skills to those of Gerald Wallace. If the Wizards can’t find a way to grab Kanter, Leonard could head to the capital city as a front court compliment to grow with John Wall. Sacramento is also highly interested in him with the No. 7 pick.
8. KEMBA WALKER, Connecticut, Junior, 6'0", 172 lbs., PG
Like Williams, Walker’s recent workouts are forcing teams like Charlotte to seriously consider moving up in the draft to select him, with Detroit also eyeing the Husky with the No. 8 selection. The “General Patton” of the college basketball world, nobody in this draft can rally the troops like Walker. The “gunslinger” finished seventh on the Husky all-time record list with 1,783 points scored, but also showed his unselfish side, as his 460 assists rank 10th in school annals.
9. KLAY THOMPSON, Washington State, Junior, 6'6", 202 lbs., SG
He won’t go first overall, leaving those bragging rights to his dad, but Thompson is making his mark as a potential lottery pick.
The son of Mychal Thompson, the top overall pick of the 1978 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers, Klay ranks third in school history with 1,756 points, a 17.92-point scoring average, 1,414 field goal attempts and a free throw percentage of .827. He set the WSU all-time records with 242 three-point attempts on 620 chances. Golden state would love to have Stephen Curry feeding Thompson the ball next year, especially if the Warriors trade away their top scorer, Monta Ellis.
10. MARCUS MORRIS, Kansas, Junior, 6'9", 233 lbs., PF
The departures of Sherron Collins, Cole Aldrich, and Xavier Henry to the NBA actually helped Morris’ offensive game grow up in a hurry and he proved to be one of the most mistake-free performers in the Big 12 conference last year, showing much more confidence in his ability to score with his fade-away jumper, which helped increase his scoring output from 12.8 points as a sophomore to 17.2 points last year. If Utah goes for a point guard at No. 3, Morris could be their front court target at No. 12, but the Bucks at No. 8 are also interested.
11. TRISTAN THOMPSON, Texas, Freshman, 6'8", 233 lbs., PF
He is an accurate shooter in and around the paint (made 54.6 percent of his field goals), but his perimeter shooting and free throw skills need a major overall. Until then, his overall scoring game remains a work in progress. Still, Michael Jordan seems to be highly interested in Thompson as Gerald Wallace’s replacement in Charlotte.
12. JIMMER FREDETTE, BYU, Senior, 6'2", 195 lbs., PG
Fredette is still a defensive question mark, but he’s been outstanding in recent workouts on the offensive end and has issued an open challenge to Kemba Walker and Brandon Knight—face up to me in one-on-one drills, if you dare. The “Tim Tebow” of the NBA draft, scouts are torn down the middle on him, thanks to awesome scoring skills and awful defensive ability.
Those on the Fredette “bandwagon” see a player with excellent basketball IQ, a deft scoring touch and one who brings toughness and instant offense to the court. His detractors see an athlete who lacks explosiveness usually associated with a scorer like Ben Gordon or Stephen Curry. Look for the Knicks to try and trade up past Utah at No. 12 to go for the BYU sharpshooter.
13. CHRIS SINGLETON, Florida State, Junior, 6'9", 224 lbs., PF
Singleton helped FSU snap an 18-year drought when they reached the NCAA Tournament in 2010. He is better served in an up tempo attack, as he runs the court well and is quick to get back to disrupt action in the passing lane, ranking eighth in school history with 180 steals, despite playing in just 95 games. The Knicks (No. 17) and the Jazz (No. 12) are serious suitors.
14. DONATAS MOTIEJUNAS, Benetton Treviso, Italy, Lithuania, 7'0", 224 lbs., PF/C
While his recent Eurocamp workout was okay, it was much better than Bismack Biyombo’s, keeping the Lithuanian in the lottery, barely. If Utah does not take him at No. 12, he could slide to Washington at No. 18. Motiejunas has a scoring touch reminiscent to Tony Kukoc, as he can really create mismatches with his ability to fire the ball from the perimeter. He was expected to be a lottery pick last year before pulling out of the 2010 draft.
15. ALEC BURKS, Colorado, Sophomore, 6'6", 191 lbs., SG
One of his best traits is the way he excels in getting to the basket. He also showed that while some consider him a shooting guard, he is an unselfish player who can fill in at the point during his NBA career. He had to shut down recent workouts after dislocating his shoulder performing for Milwaukee, but the injury won’t hurt his draft stock. Milwaukee could grab Burks at No. 10 if they don’t trade up with Minnesota for Derrick Williams. The Wolves could then select him with the Bucks’ pick or hope he gets by the Knicks (No. 17) and use their No. 20 choice.
16. BISMACK BIYOMBO, Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, Spain, 6'9", 243 lbs., PF
His 2011 Eurocamp’s less than impressive workout leaves more questions to be answered by a player with the rawest skills of any player in this draft, leading to his drop on this ratings chart. He patterns his game after his idol, Kevin Garnett, but he needs to “amp” it up in the final workouts to keep his name in lottery consideration. Some “experts” have him targeted by Houston at No. 14, but the last time they took a guy that was strictly a shot blocker, he ended up being dumped into the NBA Developmental League (Hasheem Thabeet).
17. MARSHON BROOKS, Providence, Senior, 6'5", 200 lbs., SG
A recent ankle sprain prevented him from working out for several teams, but the injury won’t impact his draft stock. A late bloomer who really embraced his role as the team’s offensive focus as a senior, he accounted for 32.48 percent of the team’s points last season (788-of-2,426), the seventh-best percentage in a season by a Providence player. The Knicks (No. 17) recently brought Brooks back for another look-see, but Indiana (No. 15) seems to be very interested in this Friar.
18. NIKOLA VUCEVIC, Southern California, Junior, 6'10", 256 lbs., PF/C
Note to Nets management—do EVERYTHING you can to trade up for this guy. The Trojans' multi-talented big man played 87 games in his three-year career in the United States, averaging 11.1 points and eight rebounds per game. His 694 career rebounds are tied for 13th on USC's all-time list and he became the only Trojan to capture the Pac-10 Conference rebound title in consecutive seasons; a feat he accomplished in 2010 and 2011.
19. JORDAN HAMILTON, Texas, Sophomore, 6'7", 215 lbs., SF
While his time with the Longhorns lasted just two seasons, Hamilton showed professional scouts more than enough to convince them that his scoring touch and versatility will make him a lethal weapon as either a shooting guard or small forward in the NBA. While he became the 31st player in school history to join the 1,000-point club, he is just the fourth Longhorn to accomplish that feat after two seasons. Charlotte (No. 19) or Washington (No. 20) appears to be likely destinations.
20. NIKOLA MIROTIC, Real Madrid, Spain, Serbia, 6'0", 225 lbs., PF
Mirotic could have been the first international player drafted, but after signing that six-year deal with Real Madrid with a monster buyout, NBA teams are shying away from the power forward. Still, there are strong indications that Oklahoma City (No. 24) will use a first rounder on the power forward. If the Ricky Rubio fiasco serves as a lesson, Mirotic might not hear his name called the second round, despite being a lottery-type talent.
21. MARKIEFF MORRIS, Kansas, Junior, 6'9", 243 lbs., PF
The power forward might not have the quick feet, nor show the explosiveness off the bounce that twin brother Marcus displays, but Markieff has the size and toughness that NBA teams look for in an enforcer at the power forward position. He takes a more cerebral approach to the game, but do not be fooled by him taking less risks on the court—he knows when to perform in crunch time. The 76ers (No. 16) seem to love Morris’ work ethic and can certainly use an enforcer type in the front court.
22. KENNETH FARIED, Morehead State, Senior, 6'8", 225 lbs., PF
Faried’s 1,673 rebounds rank 11th in the history of college basketball, and his 508 boards in 2010-11 marked the ninth time since the 1973 season that a collegiate had at least 500 rebounds in a campaign. He also blocked 228 shots during his career. Teams are not really concerned any more with the lack of competition he faced in college. Look for the Knicks (No. 17), Portland (No. 21) and Denver (No. 22) to showing strong interest.
23. JUSTIN HARPER, Richmond, Senior, 6'0", 225 lbs., PF
It is rare for a power forward to display the range that made Harper a legitimate perimeter threat, as his 179 three-point field goals placed fifth in school annals. The Mavericks (No. 26) would love to put Harper in their front court rotation, but watch for the Bulls to trade up from No. 28 to go after this Scottie Pippin clone.
24. TOBIAS HARRIS, Tennessee, Freshman, 6'8", 226 lbs., SF
Like former Volunteer and NBA star Bernard King, Harris does a good job of drawing contact to get to the free throw line and has the potential to be a much better scorer in the post than he showed last year (coaches kept too tight of a reign on him). Harris is one of the most underrated shooters in the draft and the Nuggets (No. 22) covet him.
25. JOSH SELBY, Kansas, Freshman, 6'1", 183 lbs., SG
The Knicks (No. 17) are doing their homework on Shelby, feeling he could be the team’s point man in the future, rather than an off-guard. If New York decides to bypass him, his troubling season at Kansas could scare teams away from him until Round 2. Regarded as the elite incoming player in college basketball prior to the 2010-11 season, to say that things did not go according to plan for Selby would be a drastic understatement—but he’s eased quite a few concerns with solid workouts and a “yes sir, no sir” attitude.
26. TYLER HONEYCUTT, UCLA, Freshman, 6'9", 188 lbs., SF
Injuries affected his accuracy as a shooter but, when healthy, Honeycutt has the stroke and range to be successful as a perimeter shooter. He is woefully lacking in upper body strength and also needs to improve his lower frame power in order to play the front court at the next level. The Wolves (No. 20) and Celtics (No. 25) are looking for front court help, but if they pass on him he won’t get past the Bulls at No. 30.
27. JEREMY TYLER, Tokyo Apache, Japan, 6'11", 240 lbs., PF/C
Tyler will be drafted on potential and athleticism, but teams felt he needed to show better court awareness and work ethic. He impressed everybody with both of those attributes at the Chicago pre-draft camp and recent workouts, elevating his stock and easing a few concerns about his emotional make-up. What better place for the youngster to end up than in Boston (No. 25), a team loaded with vets and starving for a center.
28. MALCOLM LEE, UCLA , Junior, 6'5", 190 lbs., PG/SG
Lee has the ball handling and passing ability to develop into an elite point guard, but has also shown glimpses of brilliance when called upon to carry the offensive load. He has shown marked improvement shooting from three-point territory and, with added maturity, the scouts feel he can become a much better decision maker than he has shown. His recent workouts make him a potential late first rounder, but if he goes in the second he won’t escape Houston at No. 38.
29. NORRIS COLE, Cleveland State, Senior, 6'2", 185 lbs., PG
His cousin, Trent Cole, is an All-Pro defensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles, and Norris seems to play with that same relentless style, especially when it comes to driving to the basket, scoring at such a pace in 2010-11, that he went on to rank tenth in the nation in scoring (21.7 ppg). He might not make it into the late first round, but the Kings (#No. 5) are very interested.
30. DAVIS BERTANS, Union Olimpija, Slovenia, 6'10", 210 lbs., SF/PF
Prior to his arrival at the 2011 Nike Hoop Summit, Nike International Director Rich Shoebrooks told scouts that Bertans was the best pure shooter to play for the Hoop Summit International squad since Dirk Nowitzki. That caused quite a few talent evaluators to arch their eyebrows. After all, based on his 2010-11 statistics, the Latvian forward had averaged just 6.6 points during 22 games in Europe. "He's a better shooter than Dirk Nowitzki was at the same age,'' said one NBA scout. Dallas (No. 26) just might take the player compared favorably to the man that captured the NBA title for the Mavs.
31. REGGIE JACKSON, Boston College, Junior, 6'3", 208 lbs., PG
While Boston Red Sox fans might shudder when they hear the name “Reggie Jackson,” Eagles basketball faithful cheered on their own version on the parquet floor. His 618 points as a junior marked the first time a Boston College player scored over 600 points in a season since Troy Bell totaled 691 in 2001-02. Once thought to be a certain first rounder, his knee injury kept him out of workouts and his agency’s reluctance to send teams his medical report could see Jackson still be around in the early second round, especially if Oklahoma City (24), passes, leaving rumors that he has a secret deal with Miami (31) more likely to become a reality.
32. TREY THOMPKINS, Georgia, Junior, 6'9", 247 lbs., PF
Thompkins has put together two solid seasons in the front court for the Bulldogs but, while his statistics suffered a bit in 2010-11, he was battling a high ankle sprain that limited his playing time early in the season. He still went on to lead the team in scoring (16.4 ppg), rebound average (7.6 rpg), blocked shots (50) and field goals made (194). The power forward is generating interest from the Celltics at No. 25 but, if they pass, he could slide until the Pacers pick again at No. 42.
33. KYLE SINGLER, Duke, Senior, 6'9", 237 lbs., SF
Singler closed out his collegiate career as the school’s fourth-leading scorer with 2,392 points. He made 267 field goals, fifth-best in Blue Devils annals. He grabbed 1,015 rebounds, topped by only five other Duke performers. His slow, steady climb up draft boards is like the “little Yodeler” on the “Price is Right” game show.
34. JORDAN WILLIAMS, Maryland, Sophomore, 6'10", 260 lbs., C
While some power forward types will earn playing time in the pivot, scouts are generally in agreement that the top pure American center in this draft is Williams, an outstanding rebounder who ranked third in the nation with an average of 11.758 boards per game as a sophomore. He also finished second in the NCAA Division I ranks with 25 double-double performances in 2010-11.
35. NOLAN SMITH, Duke, Senior, 6'3", 189 lbs., PG/SG
A versatile performer with the ability to play either guard position, Smith possesses a solid handle, a quick first step and the strength to finish at the rim. Talent evaluators claim that he owns one of the most polished mid-range games in college basketball and he has continued to work hard this offseason to improve his outside shooting touch. The Cavs could make Kyrie Irving’s day by drafting his good buddy early in Round 2.
36. JaJUAN JOHNSON, Purdue, Senior, 6'10", 215 lbs., PF/C
With his lean frame, he might not be able to “pound away” with the bigger opponents at the next level, but he is very quick off his feet and has developed an efficient jump hook shot, along with expanding his range, which allowed the Boilermaker to step back and develop a mid-range repertoire to force opponents to come out of the paint to defend him.
37. CHARLES JENKINS, Hofstra, Senior, 6'3", 220 lbs., PG/SG
Jenkins amassed a school record 2,513 points, as that total is also the second-most ever by a Colonial Athletic Association performer and placed second among active NCAA performers behind Jimmer Fredette of Brigham Young (2,599 points). He is just the 63rd player in college basketball annals to register 2,500 points during a career.
38. TRAVIS LESLIE, Georgia, Junior, 6'4", 202 lbs., SF
While Leslie has yet to refine even an adequate offensive game away from the basket, he is a physical “freak of nature” for a two-guard—so much so, that his coach often used him to guard power forwards the last two years. There is not a better leaper in this draft class and he is one of the best rebounders among the guard crop, getting lots of his points from the offensive glass.
39. IMAN SHUMPERT, Georgia Tech, Junior, 6'5", 200 lbs., PG
His 207 steals rank fourth in school history, as his career-high 85 thefts as a junior are topped by only Kenny Anderson’s 89 (1990-91) on Tech’s season-record chart. His all-around game saw him score in double digits in 55-of-92 contests at Tech.
40. DARIUS MORRIS, Michigan, Sophomore, 6'4", 200 lbs., PG
When it comes to “feeding” his teammates, Morris is a gourmet chef and the basketball is a main course meal. Few point guards in this draft have been as generous as this Wolverine, in regards to setting up open teammates for a big scoring opportunity. He not only ranked fourth in the nation in triple-double performances last year, but his average of 6.714 assists per game placed fifth in the NCAA Division I ranks in 2010-11. His “pedestrian” workouts for teams has seen his stock drop quite a bit the last two weeks.
41. CHANDLER PARSONS, Florida, Senior, 6'9", 217 lbs., SF/PF
Parsons is an unselfish performer, earning more satisfaction for feeding the ball to an open teammate than creating the shot for himself. He ranks 10th in school annals with 339 assists. The only other Florida wing on the top 10 assists list is Nick Calathes (452; 2008-09). His 1,462 points is the most among active Florida players.
42. E'TWAUN MOORE, Purdue, Senior, 6'4", 191 lbs., SG
For a shooting guard to register 394 assists, it speaks volumes for Moore’s unselfishness with the “sphere.” He displayed excellent leaping ability placing 15th on the career-record chart with 59 blocked shots. He also proved to be a great disruptor in the passing lane, coming up with 164 steals, the sixth-best career total for a Boilermaker.
43. JIMMY BUTLER, Marquette, Senior, 6'7", 220 lbs., SF/PF
Butler has a solid inside/outside scoring game and has developed into a great rebounder and physical defender. He caught the attention of scouts with his stellar performance at this year’s Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.
44. SHELVIN MACK, Butler, Junior, 6'3", 215 lbs., PG
Even without sudden explosiveness, he has a nice array of scoring moves and, while he lacks great size to play shooting guard at the NBA defensive level, he is stronger than most players his size.
45. JON LEUER, Wisconsin, Senior, 6'10", 231 lbs., PF
With a skilled inside-outside game perfectly suited for the swing offense, Leuer owns an accurate jumper that extends to three-point range and surprisingly adept ball-handling abilities. During 122 games in a Wisconsin uniform, the forward connected on 37.2 percent of his treys and handed out 133 assists, including a career-high 54 as a senior.
46. BOJAN BOGDANOVIC, KK Cibona VIP Zagreb, Croatia, 6'7", 215 lbs., SG/SF
One of the elite shooting guards on the international circuit, Bogdanovic has been on the “radar” of NBA scouts for the last five years, as he was regarded as one of the premier youngsters on the circuit since age sixteen.
47. ANDREW GOUDELOCK, College of Charleston, Senior, 6'2", 200 lbs., PG
Goudelock never really faced good competition during his college career but, no matter who his opponents were, piling up 2,571 points is certainly an eye-opener and makes him worthy of being a second-round draft choice.
48. GREG SMITH, Fresno State, Freshman, 6'10", 249 lbs., PF/C
He dominated with a powerful presence around the basket and was to be named WAC Freshman of the Year in 2009-10, but Smith did not progress much from that season, as he failed to deliver with a strong post game and needs to show better dedication in regards to his conditioning.
49. JEREME RICHMOND, Illinois, Freshman, 6'7", 205 lbs., SF
Much like the New Jersey Nets’ Brandan Wright, Richmond is a lanky forward who will need to bulk up and compete at the next level. Just like Wright did at North Carolina, he spent just a brief time in the collegiate ranks before deciding to take his potential and long-range promise to the NBA.
50. ISAIAH THOMAS, Washington, Junior, 5'8", 185 lbs., PG/SG
Thomas has blazing quickness up and down the court to compensate for a lack of size. He is a scrappy defender and decent passer with a good mid-range shot, but needs to settle down on the court.
51. CORY JOSEPH, Texas, Freshman, 6'3", 180 lbs., PG
Joseph might have seen the “writing on the wall,” as Texas coaches planned to turn point guard duties over to highly regarded recruit, Myck Kabongo. Kabongo’s arrival would have likely forced Joseph to shift to two-guard, a position not suited for his athleticism, resulting in a potential for a “draft stock plummet” in 2012, if he had returned to college.
52. GIORGI SHERMADINI, Union Olimpija Ljubjana, Slovenia, 7'0", 248 lbs., C
In his two seasons with Maccabi Brinkford Tblisi, Shermadini appeared in 40 games, scoring 1,371 points (34.3 ppg) while totaling 696 rebounds (17.4 rpg) with 190 assists (4.8 apg), 96 steals (2.4 spg) and 131 blocked shots (3.3 bpg). A lack of talent at the center position in this draft has helped Shermadini move up into the second round picture (Golden State at No. 44 and the Lakers at No. 46).
53. KEITH BENSON, Oakland, Senior, 6'11", 225 lbs., C
A dominating defender, he holds the school and Summit League all-time record with 371 blocked shots, setting the Golden Grizzlies’ record while ranking second all-time in Summit League annals with 1,103 rebounds.
54. BEN HANSBROUGH, Notre Dame, Senior, 6'3", 203 lbs., PG/SG
In 69 games at Notre Dame, Hansbrough made 323-of-689 field goals (46.88 percent), as his three-point percentage of .425 rank second in school history to Joe Fredrick (49.0 percent, 1986-90).
55. DEMETRI McCAMEY, Illinois, Senior, 6'3", 203 lbs., PG/SG
McCamey needs to improve his condition and overall work ethic, but he proved to be a good ball facilitator, as he ranked 10th in the nation in assists last season (6.12 apg) after finishing second in the NCAA Division I ranks as a junior (7.06 apg, second-best in school history).
56. MALCOLM THOMAS, San Diego State, Senior, 6'8", 220 lbs., SF/PF
Thomas is a much better defensive player, as he is limited offensively by a lack of range, but he has a great wingspan and explosive leaping ability, along with the knowledge that his best chance of playing at the next level might be as a role player and combo forward.
57. SCOTTY HOPSON, Tennessee, Junior, 6'6", 203 lbs., SG/SF
Hopson has great athletic skills, but that has not yet translated into him being a consistent performer. He needs to develop more aggression for a stronger inside game and with his poor ball handling skills and inability to create for others, I can’t see him playing the point at the next level.
58. JAMINE PETERSON, New Mexico Thunderbirds, ex-Providence, 6'6", 233 lbs., SF
Peterson ventured to Greece and then to the NBDL after being dismissed from Providence, averaging 12.8 points and 5.7 rebounds for the Thunderbirds.
59. JAMIE SKEEN, Virginia Commonwealth, Senior, 6'9", 240 lbs., PF
Skeen left Wake Forest after he had academic issues, but found a home at VCU, boosting his scoring output to 15.7 points per game during the team’s NCAA Tourney “Cinderella” March, as he also averaged 7.3 boards in 2010-11.
60. JUSTIN HOLIDAY, Washington, Senior, 6'6", 185 lbs., SG/SF
Nicknamed "The Fireman" by his teammates for his ability to put out fires on the court with his defensive intensity and rebounding, Holiday is the older brother of former UCLA Bruin Jrue Holiday, the 17th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.
61. RICK JACKSON, Syracuse, Senior, 6'9", 247 lbs., PF/C
A back-to-the-basket type who gets most of his points from turnaround jumpers and dunks (13.1 ppg), but he’s more useful crashing the boards, where he pulled down 10.3 rebounds per game last year.
62. DAVID LIGHTY, Ohio State, Senior, 6'5", 220 lbs., SG/SF
Lighty does a lot of little things, but nothing great. He is a classic blue collar worker who can give a team a few minutes at shooting guard and small forward, but a lack of overall athleticism leaves him caught between both positions.
63. DIANTE GARRETT, Iowa State, Senior, 6'4", 181 lbs., PG
Garrett continues to impress teams since catching their attention at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. His recent “spanking” of Chris Singleton during one-on-one workouts for Utah not only improves his draft stock, but put a little tarnish on the brash Singleton’s. His dad, Dean Garrett, was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the second round (38th pick overall) of the 1988 NBA draft.
64. WILLIE REED, Saint Louis, Junior, 6'9", 220 lbs., PF
Having been suspended from the team for academic and off-field issues prior to 2010-11, the power forward did not receive any of the coveted invitations to compete at any of the recent pre-draft workouts conducted in Portsmouth, New Jersey, Chicago and Minnesota.
65. BRAD WANAMAKER, Pittsburgh, Senior, 6'4", 208 lbs., PG/SG
Wannamaker could be this year’s version of Landry Fields (Knicks), a player who emerges from pre-draft workouts convincing a team to call him in the second round. He’s a great ball handler and, for a point guard, 5.2 boards per game shows that he’s willing to crash the boards.
66. MICHAEL DUNIGAN, BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn, ex-Oregon, 6'10", 255, PF/C
Some questioned the decision by Dunigan to leave Oregon to play in Israel, where he averaged 12.5 points and eight boards in a little under 22 minutes per game this year.
67. MATTHEW BRYAN-AMANING, Washington, Senior, 6'9", 240 lbs., PF
The London, England product showed glimpses of an offensive game as a junior, but not even the coaches expected such a marked improvement from him in 2010-11. He had an 8.83-point average as a junior, but connected at a clip of 15.26-points per game last season. He made 134 field goals in 2009-10, but was successful on 215 of his attempts during his senior season.
68. JULYAN STONE, Texas-El Paso, Senior, 6'6", 206 lbs., PG
The Miners had a bit of a role reversal in their back court, as Stone handled point guard duties, while the 5'10" Randy Culpepper performed at shooting guard. However, this “arrangement” actually worked out very well, as Stone went on to become the school’s career record-holder with 714 assists. He is just the third player in UTEP annals with over 200 steals (209) and excelled around the boards, placing seventh in Miners history with 754 rebounds.
69. DEANDRE LIGGINS, Kentucky, Junior, 6'6", 180 lbs., PG/SG
Playing the “defensive ace” role for the Wildcats, Liggins’ never really got an opportunity to showcase his offensive skills. Averaging just 5.8 points per game in three seasons at UK, it came as a big surprise when he announced that he would leave school and enter the 2011 draft.
70. DAMIAN SAUNDERS, Duquesne, Senior, 6'7", 210 lbs., SG
A defensive minded forward, Saunders averaged 2.7 blocks, 2.3 steals and 12.6 points per game last year, not matching his impressive junior figures of 15.0 points, 2.8 steals and 2.9 blocks.
71. XAVIER RABASEDA, Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, Spain, 6'7", 205 lbs., SG/SF
Rabaseda has excellent court quickness, great leaping ability (35 inches) and a long wing span 6’7”) to create mismatches vs. smaller wings, but he’s coming off a season that saw him average only 8.7 points per game.
72. CAM LONG, George Mason, Senior, 6'4", 192 lbs., SG
Long registered 356 assists and had 147 steals during his career, qualities that will aid him coming off the bench in the NBA, as he lacks the size teams want from a player who has played the off-guard position at George Mason.
73. LACEDARIUS DUNN, Baylor, Senior, 6'4", 200 lbs., SG
The Big 12 conference’s leading scorer (19.5 ppg), but Dunn made just 39.8 percent of his field goal attempts after hitting on 45 percent as a junior. He is also quite turnover prone (3.6 turnovers per game last year, compared to 2.5 tpg in 2009-10).
74. JON DIEBLER, Ohio State, Senior, 6'6", 203 lbs., SG
Diebler certainly took the term “shooting” guard to heart, especially from long range, as he shattered school and Big 10 conference records from three-point field goal range. His 374 treys also rank 17th all-time in NCAA annals, and he made 50.2 percent of his three-point chances as a senior, the first time a Big 10 performer connected on at least half of his three-point attempts since Jaraan Cornell of Purdue in 1997-98.
75. JACOB PULLEN, Kansas State, Senior, 6'0", 200 lbs., SG/PG
The first three-time captain in school history, Pullen ranks second in Big 12 conference history in free throws made (527), fourth in scoring (school record 2,132), fifth in three-point field goals made (299) and field goals attempted (1,600).
76. MINDAUGAS KUZMINSKAS, B.C. Zalgris Kaunas, Lithuania, 6'8", 225 lbs., SF
One of the best performers at the recently concluded 2011 Adidas Eurocamp, Kuzminskas captured the attention of NBA executives after he led the Black team to victory over the Red squad, scoring 21 points while making 73 percent of his field goal chances.
77. ADAM HANGA , Albacomp, Hungary, 6'7", 200 lbs., SG
What Hanga does best is to use his explosive first step to drive to the rim and with his ability to change direction without throttling down, along with his ability to take his man off the dribble for a resounding dunk, he’s equally effective as a three-forward or off-guard.
78. CHRIS WRIGHT, Dayton, Senior, 6'8", 227 lbs., SF/PF
Wright ranks 10th on the Dayton all-time record chart with 887 rebounds and fourth with 299 offensive boards. He holds the school career-record with 162 blocks, topping the previous mark of 123 by Sean Finn (2000-04).
79. MILAN MACVAN, KK Hemofarm, Serbia, 6'9", 265 lbs., PF
A very good scorer (17.0 ppg in Eurocup/19.2 in Adriatic League this year), Macvan’s body is carrying a lot of baby fat and, for a big man, carrying all that extra bulk has led to stamina issues.
80. COREY STOKES, Villanova, Senior, 6'4", 225 lbs., SG
Closed his career with 1,315 points, good for 32nd place on the Wildcats' all-time scoring list. His 264 made three-point field goals rank fifth all-time at VU and his .390 career triple percentage placed him fourth all-time.
81. LAVOY ALLEN, Temple, Senior, 6'9", 225 lbs., PF
A physical performer who averaged 8.6 boards and 1.8 blocks last year, he has a nice combination of size and mobility, along with a soft touch around the basket that saw him put in 11.6 points per game last season.
82. XAVIER SILAS, Northern Illinois, Senior, 6'5", 200 lbs., SG
Silas has great deep range, as the bulk of his scoring comes from the perimeter (22.3 ppg; 41.3 percent three-point shooting last year), but he’s a marginal defender with poor ball handling skills and lacks good court quickness.
83. TERRENCE JENNINGS, Louisville, Junior, 6'9", 220 lbs., PF
Blessed with great athleticism—so much so, that professional scouts have compared him to the Knicks’ Amare Stoudemire, the power forward’s inconsistent play and long stretches where he simply disappeared during the game led to the junior spending much of last season in head coach Rick Pitino’s dog house.
84. DURRELL SUMMERS, Michigan State, Senior, 6'4", 195 lbs., SG
Outside of doing a good job as a spot-up shooter, Summers never lived up to his billing coming out of high school, thanks to inconsistency on the defensive end and limited ball handling skills to earn minutes at the point, as he’s not going to light up the boards as a scorer.
85. GARY FLOWERS, Southern Mississippi, Senior, 6'8", 214 lbs., PF
In two seasons with the Eagles, Flowers scored 1,078 points (16.8 ppg), recorded 513 rebounds (8.0 rpg) and had 104 blocked shots (1.6 bpg). Despite playing in just 64 games at USM, he ranks seventh in school history with 104 blocked shots and a 16.84-point scoring average.
86. DALLAS LAUDERDALE, Ohio State, Senior, 6'8", 255 lbs., PF/C
Nicknamed "Fort" Lauderdale during his stay at Ohio State University, Dallas got a chance to play alongside high school rival Kosta Koufos, who is currently a member of the Denver Nuggets. Lauderdale's uncle, Jim Chones, was a former NBA player for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers.
87. ROBIN BENZING, Ratiopharm ULM, Germany, 6'10", 223 lbs., SF
Benzing is one of the fast-emerging young stars and a product of Germany's much-improving youth system. He is an excellent shooter from the wing with good height and some driving ability and fine ball handling skills for his size.
88. RAVERN JOHNSON, Mississippi State, Senior, 6'7", 177 lbs., SG
This past season, Johnson led the Bulldogs with 83 three-pointers. He finished his career with 260, the second most in school history. He also scored 1,460 points while wearing the maroon and white, which ties him for the 11th most in the MSU record books.
89. GILBERT BROWN, Pittsburgh, Senior, 6'6", 200 lbs., SG
After recording three 20-point performances in his first four years at the school, he posted three more as a senior. He reached double figures in scoring 20 times, finishing with averages of 11.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists, shooting 45.8 percent from the field and 78.9 percent from the line.
90. CORY HIGGINS, Colorado, Senior, 6'4", 182 lbs., PG/SG
Higgins is like a “coach on the court,” as his great basketball IQ and court vision is due to the fact that he grew up in an NBA environment. Cory’s father, Rod Higgins, is currently the general manager of the Charlotte Hornets and played 13 seasons in the NBA.
91. MALCOLM DELANEY, Virginia Tech, Senior, 6'3", 170 lbs., PG
The undersized shooting guard averaged 18.7 points last year. Even though he has cat-like moves, he’s not a good ball facilitator to play the point and has no leaping skills to compensate for his “shortcoming” at the off-guard spot.
92. MIKE DAVIS, Illinois, Senior, 6'9", 225 lbs., PF
Defense is Davis’ strong suit, but he also proved to be a clutch scorer. His 1,274 points rank 22nd, 85 blocked shots rank 11th and his 909 rebounds placed second on the Illini career-record chart behind James Augustine (1,023; 2003-06).
93. PABLO AGUILAR, CB Granada, Spain, 6'8", 210 lbs., SF
Despite his lanky frame, Aguilar has excelled as a defender—whether contesting shots, going for the rebound or using his impressive wingspan and timing to disrupt shooters in the passing lane. In 97 ACB games for Real Madrid, CB Granada and CAI Zaragoza, Aguilar scored 788 points (8.1 ppg), hitting on 274-of-661 field goals (41.5 percent) that included 116-of-311 (37.3 percent) from three-point range.
94. KALIN LUCAS, Michigan State, Senior, 6'0", 180 lbs., PG
A shooting guard trapped in a point guard’s body, he averaged 17.0 points and made 39 percent of his treys last year, but also suffered a torn left Achille's tendon in the NCAA tournament.
95. JOSH HARRELLSON, Kentucky, Senior, 6'10", 277 lbs., C
After posting just 7.6 points during the regular season, Harrellson posting numbers of 14.8 points and eight rebounds during 2011 NCAA tournament action.
96. VERNON MACKLIN, Florida, Senior, 6'9", 243 lbs., PF
Macklin relies on his right handed hook shot to score with his back to the basket, and he flashed some potential with his left hand too, but he struggles to convert when he can't get ideal position.
97. CHUKWUDIEBERE MADUABUM, Bakersfield Jam, Nigeria, 6'9", 210 lbs., PF
Prior to his arrival in the United States, Maduabum was a member of the Dodan Warriors, an organization that played in the Nigeria DStv Premier Division I League. During the 2009-10 schedule, he averaged 10.5 points, 12.3 rebounds, and three blocks in 20 minutes per game. He has just three games of NBDL experience and averaged 0.7 points, making him a candidate for a return to the Bakersfield Jam instead of the NBA.
98. MAMADOU DIARRA, Chaminade, Junior, 7'0", 288 lbs., C
The Mali native is an extremely raw talent, but with his court quickness, outstanding wing span (7’4 ½”), standing reach (9’4”) and leaping ability (37.5 inches), the Southern California transfer found a home with the Silverswords last season, as he ranked 18th in the nation in rebound average (9.97 rpg), ninth in blocked shots per game (2.9 bpg) and 30th in field goal percentage (.583).
99. DeANGELO CASTO, Washington State, Junior, 6'8", 229 lbs., PF
Casto excelled at pressuring perimeter shooters. He ranks second in school history with an average of 1.701 blocked shots per game, second with 165 blocked shots.
100. GARY McGHEE, Pittsburgh, Senior, 6'11", 250 lbs., C
With his 7’2” wingspan and 8’ 11 ¼” standing reach, the pivot man became the 11th player in school history to block 100 shots in a career, as his total of 114 blocks rank sixth in Panthers annals.
101. RANDY CULPEPPER, Texas-El Paso, Senior, 5'10", 163 lbs., SG/PG
Having amassed 2,338 points, the second-highest total in team history, along with setting the Miners’ all-time mark with 318 three-pointers among his 782 total field goals, which also placed second in school annals, the shooting guard did a nice job of drawing contact, connecting on 456 free throw chances, fourth-best in a career by a UTEP player.
102. JUSTIN HURTT, Tulsa, Senior, 6'4", 185 lbs., SG
The unheralded Oiler started gaining attention from NBA scouts at the Portsmouth Invitational tournament, where he used his quick lefty stroke to knock down a number of difficult shots from the outside.
103. COREY FISHER, Villanova, Senior, 5'11", 202 lbs., PG
If the Bronx native’s skill set could match his confidence, he’d be a lottery pick. He is a stocky guard who reminds old time scouts of former Nets enforcer, John Williamson. He averaged 15.6 points, 4.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.8 rebounds last year.
104. NIHAD DJEDOVIC, Lottomatica Roma, Italy, Spain, 6'6", 195 lbs., SG/SF
Djedovic plays an “American brand” of basketball, as he relentlessly attacks the rim and shows good ball handling skills, but he’s more suited for the back court, as he’s not much of a shot blocker or rebounder to justify long minutes at forward.
105. CHAISSON ALLEN, Northeastern, Senior, 6'5", 193 lbs., PG/SG
Allen does a nice job of getting into the paint after breaking down the opponent off the dribble and he is an explosive scorer from mid-range, but his accuracy suffers greatly shooting from the perimeter.
106. SAM MULDROW, South Carolina, Senior, 6'9", 213 lbs., PF
Muldrow won’t provide much as a scorer, but his length and leaping ability make him valuable reserve material as a shot blocker and rebounder.
107. AUSTIN FREEMAN, Georgetown, Senior, 6'4", 225 lbs., SG
Could be a camp surprise, as he collected 17.6 points per game, along with displaying a 36-inch vertical leap and an impressive 6’10” wing span.
108. DELROY JAMES, Rhode Island, Senior, 6'6", 227 lbs., SF
The combo forward showed at the Portsmouth Invitational that he has the ability to set up the offense while moving without the ball. He needs to improve his low post skills, if he hopes to garner minutes at power forward, though.
109. MATT HOWARD, Butler, Senior, 6'8", 225 lbs., PF
A well-conditioned player, Howard lacks the quickness to be a small forward and struggles to defend vs. quicker front court types. Despite the media attention he got during Butler’s “Cinderella” march the last two years, he might have left his best game on the collegiate court.
110. MARK PAYNE, Cal-Davis, Senior, 6'6", 206 lbs., PG
Averaging 3.6 assists is not a great stat for a point guard, but he made 52.2 percent of his field goals, 81.4 percent of his free throws and averaged 15.5 points per game, but seems to have suffered a bit from impatient shooting on the perimeter (made 45.8 percent of his treys as a junior, but just 32.3 percent as a senior).
111. DOGUS BALBAY, Texas, Senior, 6'1", 180 lbs., PG
Look for the Turkish import to return to Europe, as his averages of 2.2 assists and 4.1 points while starting 36 games for the Longhorns is not going to get him looks in an NBA training camp.
112. MIKE STOCKTON, Westminster, Ut., Senior, 6'1", 177 lbs., PG
The son of former Utah Jazz great and NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton, Michael was a late bloomer who made the most of his starting opportunity as a senior for the Griffins. Much like his father, Stockton is a solid floor general and ball facilitator, as the All-American ranked 15th in the NAIA Division I ranks with an assist/turnover ratio of 2.291 and 17th with a field goal percentage of 0.544 during the 2010-11 season.
113. DEE BOST, Mississippi State, Junior, 6'2", 177 lbs., PG
Bost started all 89 games he played in at MSU, scoring 1,120 points, as he grabbed 347 rebounds (3.9 rpg), tied for 10th place on the school career-record list with 146 steals (1.43 spg) and finished fifth in Bulldogs annals with 449 assists.
114. ANTOINE DIOT, Le Mans Sarthe Basket, France, 6'4", 188 lbs., PG
Last season, Diot played in a total of 48 games, as he averaged 8.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists. He also totaled 89 steals and connected on 140-of-348 field goals (40.2 percent). Athletically, Diot has good size and court quickness, along with the range and high release to be dangerous on the perimeter, but his shot selection and adequate basketball IQ takes away from his efficiency.
115. JUSTIN BROWNLEE, Saint John's, Senior, 6'7", 219 lbs., SF/PF
After two years of inactivity, Brownlee took over four-spot duties, averaging 12.3 points and 5.2 boards as a senior, but will have to move to the three-spot, as he lacks the size teams look for in a power forward.
116. DWIGHT HARDY, Saint John's, Senior, 6'0", 193 lbs., SG
Scoring 18.3 points per game, Hardy can sink the sphere, but he’s vastly undersized for an off-guard. His turnover rate, combined with mediocre assist total, make him a liability at the point.
117. JERAI GRANT, Clemson, Senior, 6'9", 225 lbs., PF
Grant spent his first three seasons doing the dirty work inside, but he worked on his post moves prior to last year and added solid drop step and up-and-under moves to his repertoire.
118. NICOLO MELLI, Scavolini Siviglia Pesaro, Italy, 6'9", 225 lbs., SF
Melli struggled to score this year (3.8 point average for Scavolini/3.3 ppg for Armani Jeans), and was shipped by Armani Jeans to Scavolini late in the schedule. He tried to bulk up, but the added weight exposed him for lacking explosion and he’s not overly mobile, but he’s been one of the few pleasant surprises at the 2011 Eurocamp and shows he can do a nice job at anticipating angles as a rebounder.
119. ZORAN DRAGIC, KRKA Novo Mesto, Slovenia, 6'5", 202 lbs., SG
The younger brother of Houston Rockets point guard Goran Dragic, the Slovenian shooting guard is left-handed shooter who shows good speed and quickness. He’s a pretty efficient passer and ball handler, but is much more in his element when slashing and being aggressive going towards the basket.
120. JOSEP FRANCH, DKV Joventut Badalona, Spain, 6'3", 180 lbs., PG
The point guard is turnover prone (68 in 33 games), but he did make 37.1 percent of his three-pointers.
121. ALEX TYRUS, Florida, Senior, 6'8", 207 lbs., SF
Don’t let his 9.1 points/6.2 rebound average fool you, as Tyrus excels working around the basket, but won’t play the four-spot in the NBA. He’s a high energy type who can come off the bench to alter shots or grab the big rebound in the paint.
122. D.J. KENNEDY, Saint John's, Senior, 6'6", 210 lbs., SF
Teams were hoping that Kennedy would emerge as a scorer last year, but that part of his game remained in check. He is a fluid court runner with decent rebounding skills, but his overall game remains unspectacular.
123. MYCHEL THOMPSON, Pepperdine, Senior, 6'7", 211 lbs., SF
The older brother of Klay Thompson (Washington), he has the same athletic traits, but lacks the scoring ability.
124. CASEY MITCHELL, West Virginia, Senior, 6'3", 227 lbs., SG
Mitchell really impressed at the Portsmouth Invitational, averaging 23.3 points while connecting on half of his three-pointers, but managed just 13.6 points as a senior, making teams wonder if the PIT was a fluke or an emergence of talent.
125. TALOR BATTLE, Penn State, Senior, 5'11", 164 lbs., PG
Battle put up 20.2 points per game last year, but in pre-draft camps, he’s been trying to show teams that he can play the point. Unfortunately, he looks out of place as a passive ball facilitator, but much more comfortable at off-guard, where he has that natural scoring stroke that lets him get his shots off with minimal effort.
126. WILL COLEMAN, Memphis, Senior, 6'9", 250 lbs., PF/C
Coleman is a physically imposing player with that chiseled frame, 7’1.5” wingspan and a scowl that would scare Mr. T, but he has never been much of a scorer and at 6'9", lacks the size you look for in a center.
127. BILL CLARK, Duquesne, Senior, 6'5", 208 lbs., SG/SF
Clark looks like an NBDL candidate, but he did lead his team in scoring (16.3 ppg) while averaging 2.2 assists and 6.2 rebounds last season.
128. JEREMY GREEN, Stanford, Junior, 6'4", 198 lbs., SG
Green is an aggressive, perimeter-oriented guard who made 42.9 percent of his treys while averaging 16.7 points per game, but at 6'4", he’s too undersized and too lean to provide defense vs. other off guards.
129. PERE TOMAS, DKV Joventut Badalona, Spain, 6'8", 220 lbs., SF/PF
Tomas played power forward in Spain, but after averaging just 3.9 rebounds per game this year and weighing just 220 pounds, he’s more likely a three-forward, but managed just eight points while playing in 34 games.
130. JEFF ALLEN, Virginia Tech, Senior, 6'6", 227 lbs., SF/PF
It’s hard to figure where this former center/power forward projects, as he has the size of a small forward, but he’s battled weight issues in the past. Still, he averaged 9.7 boards and 13.4 points last season as one of the better big men in the ACC.
131. SARRA CAMARA, STB Le Havre, France, 6'8", 239 lbs., C/PF
A bull in a china shop, Camara is a physically imposing pivot by European standards, but has no game, averaging just 3.5 rebounds and 2.4 points while playing in 22 contests during his first year on the senior circuit.
132. STEVEN GRAY, Gonzaga, Senior, 6'4", 212 lbs., SG
The combo guard led the team in scoring (13.9 ppg) and assists (4.0 apg) while averaging 3.9 rebounds last year, but lacks the defensive skills and strength to take on wings and is better served coming off the bench.
133. CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT, Georgetown, Senior, 6'2", 204 lbs., PG
The three-year starter scored in double figures each of those seasons, including averaging 12.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 5.3 assists as a senior.
134. JOHN HOLLAND, Boston University, Senior, 6'5", 209 lbs., SG
From an athletic standpoint, Holland is just another player, but he did end his career on a high note, making 86 percent of his shots from the foul line while averaging a team-high 19.2 points to go with 5.8 rebounds.
135. CLARENCE JACKSON, Siena, Senior, 6'4", 188 lbs., SG
Jackson kept on finding his way to the sidelines with multiple ankle woes, but he still managed to finish second on the team with 14.7 ppg, and topped the squad with 54 three-pointers ( 38 percent three-point shooting was the best mark of his career). He averaged 16.9 ppg in the first nine games of the season before spraining his ankle for the first time.
136. JACKSON EMERY, Brigham Young, Senior, 6'3", 190 lbs., SG
Too light to be an off-guard, Emery was a nice compliment for Jimmer Fredette, but his range suffered last season, as he hit on 36.1 percent of his treys after making 43.1 percent of his three-pointers as a junior.
137. MIKE TISDALE, Illinois, Senior, 7'0", 236 lbs., C
The center ranked third on team in scoring with average of 10 points and scored in double figures 15 times. He shot 50.6 percent from the field which was ninth-best in the Big 10 conference and was second on the team in rebounds at 6.4 rpg (eighth in Big 10).
138. MARCUS SIMMONS, Southern California, Senior, 6'6", 220 lbs., SG
Simmons is a versatile and athletic player with superb defensive instincts who played a significant role for the Trojans this season. He has the ability to lock down the opposition's top scorer. He can play various positions on the court and is a tireless worker.
139. BRIAN WILLIAMS, Tennessee, Senior, 6'10", 272 lbs., C
Williams was named the Southeastern Conference’s Sixth Man of the Year by the league's head coaches after he averaged 6.8 points and 7.4 rebounds (fifth in the SEC) in 24 minutes per game and played in 32 games with 15 starts.
140. MATTHEW O’DONNELL, Queen’s University, Senior, 6'10", 329 lbs., C
The second-round pick by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL, the offensive tackle recently had a workout for the Celtics, who project him as a potential free agent find at center, but the last time he played organized basketball was five years ago.