College Basketball 2011: Jared Sullinger and 5 Potential NBA Lottery Picks
As the NBA Lockout continues, basketball fans are not only focusing on the upcoming College Basketball season, but the 2012 NBA Draft as well.
Because of talks of a potential lockout, many players that would have entered the draft decided to return to school, and that is why the 2012 NBA Draft is loaded.
Instead of wondering which top players will lead their teams to an NCAA Championship in March, many are wondering which players will make an impact and be potential lottery picks in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Jared Sullinger: Soph. PF Ohio State
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The threat of a lockout played heavily on Sullinger's decision to return to Buckeye Nation.
The decision to return to school will prove to be a good one for Jared, who will get the opportunity to play power forward, the position he most likely will play in the NBA.
At 6'8 280lbs, Sullinger has the size and strength to be a decent player at the next level. He possesses solid post up moves and soft hands. Look for Sullinger to be Ohio States' go-to-guy.
Harrison Barnes: Soph. SF: North Carolina
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Harrison Barnes, like Sullinger opted to return to school instead of entering the 2011 NBA Draft. He was slated to be a lottery pick then, and will be one again in 2012.
The 6'8, 210lb Small Forward and former ACC Rookie of the Year has a great mid-range jumper.
Although he primarily plays the small forward position, his quickness allows him to play at shooting guard as well.
Perry Jones: Soph. PF Baylor
Perry Jones is an explosive 6'11 forward, who decided to return for his sophomore year at Baylor.
By doing so, Jones has the opportunity to further showcase his talents and prove he will not be just another head case in the NBA.
Jones is capable of playing both on the perimeter and in the paint. He can shoot the three extremely well for a big man. He has what many scouts like to hear----potential and upside.
Jeremy Lamb: Soph, SG UConn
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Don't let the thin 6'5 frame and baby face fool you---this kid can play!
As a freshman, Lamb helped lead the UConn Huskies to another National Title. His quickness and athleticism, along with his wingspan are welcome additions to any lottery bound team.
Lamb proved to be cool under pressure and came through in clutch situations. It will be interesting to see how he plays without Kemba Walker alongside him in the back court.
James McAdoo: Fr: SF/PF North Carolina
James McAdoo may not start for the deep and talented North Carolina Tar Heels, but look for him to make an immediate impact anyway.
The 6'8 220lb Forward has the athleticism and rebounding skills to become a great NBA player.
His high basketball IQ and shooting will make up for what he may lack playing Power Forward at the next level.
Austin Rivers: Fr. SG Duke
Austin Rivers is a natural scorer. He can consistently know down long range jumpers from anywhere on the court.
While no one can question this kids shooting ability, its his shot selection that can be questionable at times.
Despite the uncertainty of which back court position Rivers will play, there is no uncertainty when it comes to whether or not he will be a lottery pick.