DraftExpress.com Top 15 Big 12 Draft Prospects

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  1. kucyclone

    kucyclone Well-Known Member

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    1. Willie Warren (OU)
    2. Cole Aldrich (KU)
    3. Tyshawn Taylor (KU)
    4. Craig Brackins (ISU)
    5. James Anderson (OSU)
    6. Sherron Collins (KU)
    7. Damion James (UT)
    8. Ekpe Udoh (BU)
    9. Marcus Morris (KU)
    10. Dexter Pittman (UT)
    11. Markieff Morris (KU)
    12. Cory Higgins (CU)
    13. Kim English (MU)
    14. Bryan Davis (aTm)
    15. Diante Garrett (ISU)
    DraftExpress: Top NBA Draft Prospects in the Big 12, Part One (#1-5)

    DraftExpress: Top NBA Draft Prospects in the Big 12 (Part Two: #6-10)

    DraftExpress: Top NBA Draft Prospects in the Big 12 (Part Three: #11-15)

    Notes:

    • This only includes returning players.
    • This is an NBA draft site, and thus ranks on pro potential and not necessarily college ability.
     
  2. ISUonthemove

    ISUonthemove Well-Known Member

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    No offense to DG, but he is not a pro prospect right now. What does he do well enough?
     
  3. sodakjoe

    sodakjoe Well-Known Member

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    Well, he is only listed as the 15th best guy in the entire conference, so that's not saying much in the NBA draft, which only takes 60 guys total.
     
  4. snowcraig2.0

    snowcraig2.0 Well-Known Member

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    according to who? you?

    no offense, but you are not an nba scout.
     
  5. cmoore_23

    cmoore_23 Well-Known Member

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    interesting
     
  6. kucyclone

    kucyclone Well-Known Member

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    The DG hate on this board is phenomenal. He's a really nice player who still has two years left. He was just a few assists away from being the best assist guy in the conference last season. ( 2009 Big 12 Conference Leaders for Assist Rate )
     
  7. arganbright2

    arganbright2 Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea why DG gets no love on here. We all saw his high school highlights on here and the kid scored a ton of points and had alot of assists because he was always running up and down the court. He hasn't done that at ISU. I think if he played in an offense that played to his strengths he would be a 14 pt 7 assist player easily.
     
  8. gocubs2118

    gocubs2118 Well-Known Member

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    I've been a DG supporter since his freshman year. The kid can play.
     
  9. ajk4st8

    ajk4st8 Well-Known Member

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    Love DG... love his D. If he improves again like last year he could be something special.
     
  10. CyinCo

    CyinCo Well-Known Member

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    DG gets dogged here because he does everything except finish well. People remember the bad things that happen and getting to the hoop and missing a layup is memorable. Otherwise, he does many things well.
     
  11. Drive4cy

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    I think he's ranked about right. To me, he's a 3rd team or honorable mention all conference type player. He's experienced and progressed well from his freshman to sophomore campaign. If he could develop his body more OR become a dependable perimeter shooter he would be very solid. Yeah, he has some turnovers once in awhile but he wasn't exactly surrounded by greatness last year. This year he will have an improved cast of characters around him.
     
  12. cykadelic2

    cykadelic2 Well-Known Member

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    Too many here focus on his weaknesses (which are correctable IMO) and ignore the fact that he has a very good ability to beat almost anybody off the dribble, has the length and quickness to be a good perimeter defender, and can run a team from the point. If (and not a big if) he gains more strength, improves his outside shooting some, and becomes a more consistent finisher at the rim, he has a chance to emerge an as all=conference type player and have a long=term professional career here or overseas.
     
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  13. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

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    I think DG gets dogged alot because ISU has been pretty spoiled with point guards in the recent past... Blalock and Tinsley left some VERY big shoes to fill...
     
  14. Drive4cy

    Drive4cy Well-Known Member

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    Tim Barnes was pretty solid for most of his lone season, too. Not great by any means but he wasn't a stiff and played great the last 8-10 games.
     
  15. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    After four years, he should be really good. He is still getting better.
     
  16. CycloneYoda

    CycloneYoda Well-Known Member

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    DG is a good COLLEGE pg, but he lacks size and an outside shot to even be considered and NBA prospect. I like him and hope he starts every game this year(experience=success), but he won't play in the NBA unless something miraculous happens.
     
  17. BryceC

    BryceC Well-Known Member

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    DG gets dogged because he's the primary ballhandler on a team that has not been good the last two years. He's like the quarterback, way too much blame when things go bad and way too much praise when things go well.

    If he had a better cast around him we'd all be talking about how he plays within himself and delivers the ball with few turnovers. As it is he is asked to do more than his abilities allow for and it isn't really fair to him. I do think he'll be a very, very solid player for us the next few years.
     
  18. kucyclone

    kucyclone Well-Known Member

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    I could see DG turning into a poor man's Devin Harris. Their sophomore stats are actually pretty comparable, as far as I can tell.

    Also, everyone may want to take note of the fact that kucyclone thinks higher of an ISU player than the rest of CF. It's not all doom and gloom from this guy.
     
  19. brentblum

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    Great post and couldn't agree more. He has some skills that are ideal, he is a legit 6'4, extremely quick, big hands and long arms. I think DG with some added polish will play for many years professionally and perhaps even in the NBA. I think this year he will show some doubters what he can do and play with more confidence.
     
  20. xboxfever

    xboxfever Well-Known Member

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    DG has no ceiling. You can see a high amount of potential, but at this point he does not do anything well except get to the basket. He needs to learn to finish and shoot the ball. He will never get a chance to make the NBA unless he develops an effective mid to long outside shot which he is absolutely terrible at. I expect his game to go up a complete level this season, and everyone will be saying how lucky we are to have him as a point though.
     

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