Tuck: NBA Draft Prospect Rankings
A few things to understand; first I haven't seen any of the foreign players play except highlights and what I've read, so I don't feel really good about ranking them, so I don't. Doesn't mean they don't fall in the top 30, just means I don't know, so why pretend I do? Second, the success rate of the 1st round historically is batting below .500, so why would anyone assume someone's rankings, someone's mock, or the actual draft after it's done is correct or accurate? I don't know, which is why my rankings look nothing like most you'll see. Third, I didn't get to sit down and interview any of these kids. I've head them give interviews, but that's hardly a reliable gauge on their personalities, so if someone below ends up being a irresponsible a$$hole, I apologize for not knowing! Finally, I watch a ton of college basketball, and am basing my opinions on what I saw when they played. If I end up wrong, that makes me exactly like half the GM's in the league, if I am right, then I am exactly like the other half. Here we go!
1. SG Ben McLemore- He's smooth, athletic, and can shoot. I think he'll fall somewhere between OJ Mayo and Ray Allen. He'll need time and seasoning, but he can be a multi-time all-star.
2. F Anthony Bennett- Resembles former UNLV star Larry Johnson in so many ways, and has talent to match him, perhaps a better handle and better outside shot too. Plays with force, which I love. At worst he's a more versatile Paul Milsap.