for me it seems like there are a few very talented prospects who are flying under the radar and could make a huge impact in the nba
1)BRANDON JENNINGS, will be one of the top point guards for years in the nba because he's way too talented
2)EARL CLARK will be a great all around player like 17 5 5 in the nba
3)DEMAR DEROZAN i don't know why any1 would draft harden before him because he would be one of the best shooting guards in the nba now and he isn't no way near his full potential so he definitely won't be a bust
Who do u think is under the radar?
1. Alex Ruoff- surprisingly athletic and an amazing shooter.
2. AJ Price- will have a very solid nba career
3. Beaubois from France- I know very little about him but he is suposed to have a ton of potential.
Dante Cunnungham, Dajuan Summers I think these guys could be good starting 3's in the league.
i think that beaubois guy could be special too
jack mclintock- there is a youtube video where he scored 35 against North Carolina and he scored 34 against Duke. He carried UM. He is not even on a mock draft or even on the list of prospect point guards. He didn't get a lot of assists, but he didn't have anyone to pass to. He is 98 on the top 100 big board. He is quick and can score. He makes some crazy shots that you don't even think he should try.
jerel mcneal- he is really good. He is a bit undersized and not that quick. He is a good shooter and really unselfish. He averaged almost four assists as a senior. He will have to get quicker defensively. He will have to develope more as an athlete. He can drive to the basket very well. I am not sure why he isn't being considered a first round pick. He has always been under rated, but in the late first round, he could really be good. He might convert to point guard. A team with a good point guard for him to back up might be good. What about Utah or Dallas or New Orleans or L.A.
Those are the two that I can think of.
chris johnson from lsu. hes 6'11 and is very athletic. he needs to get a lot stronger but sorta plays like marcus camby. He has a good 15 footer and is a very good shot blocker. For a team like the knicks who despratley need shotblockers he can help then off the bench right away.
i also like summers and dionte christmas. Christmas reminds me alot like courtney lee. he can be a starter right away especially on a team who needs who needs outside shooting.
Even though he's a subject of a thread on this website and lots of discussion, I still think my number one choice below is vastly underrated. OK, here we go, except for number one, the rest are in no particular order.
1. D. Blair - rebounders are always underrated
2. L. Harangody - If he stays in the draft, he could be a very valuable player coming off the bench
3. Jon Brockman - Another guy who makes his living on rebounds [I can never resist selecting guys who rebound]
4. Jonas Jerebko - His father played at Syracuse and I understand he's a very good SF.
5. Toney Douglas - Fl St, he's a 6 ft 2 inch guard whom I think is ready for the NBA
BJ Mullens- this guy has to much talent not to be good, I really think he new he was going to the NBA in 1 year and never really tried his hardest in college, I see him being a all star for many years.
Delfam, we definitely disagree on this one.
I think anyone who drafts Mullens will be in for a major disappointment. Yes he has great physical talent, the kind that shows up well in workouts, but he doesn't understand the nuances of basketball. He hasn't yet grasped how the game is played, what's important, what isn't important, and how to play the Center position. At this stage of his young career, he has no clue and that's not unusual for such a young player, especially a big man.
Mullens was so lost as a freshman that he hardly played on his college team. In my opinion, he isn't even ready for the Big Ten. I think you can forget about the NBA where opposing centers would eat him alive if he's fortunate enough to make a team.
I understand Mullens came out for the draft because of financial reasons. I think that was a mistake because more than anyone, he needed to go back to Ohio State where he could learn how to play the game. If he returned to college ball and learned the nuances of the game, he would have much more appeal to the pros, and hence, greater financial income would probably come his way.
His situation is very similar to Cole Aldrich at Kansas, who was a big time recruit, but barely played as a freshman. He came back for his sophomore year, improved dramatically and could have been a first round draft choice this year. However, he and his father decided that Aldrich needs yet another year of seasoning at Kansas, so he dropped out of the draft. I think that was a very smart move and that's what Mullens should have done.
In the end, I think we'll add Mullens name to the long list of players who had great potential, but their career's went nowhere.
I don't think players projected as lottery picks (Jennings, Derozan, Clark) should be considered under the radar. I don't like Mullens at all. Talent means nothing if you don't have the desire to get better and have a poor basketball IQ. If he dosn't play hard in college, do you think he's going to when he has a guaranteed million dollar contract?
I like Toney Douglas and Sam Young as good under the radar players
Terrance Williams and AJ Price are two guys that I yhink will turn some heads when they get to the league especially if drafted by the right teams.If Terrance Williams gets an opportunity with a team that really runs the floor this guy could really show his talents a team like Dallas or Phoenix would really suit him I think. AJ I think will do well in almost any system but he has nice size and is a shot maker and a pretty good lead guard in many other drafts his stock would be higher but with this being one of the deepest point guard drafts in recent memory he will get slept on slightly.He should slip to the second round I can see teams like Dallas and Memphis really going after him.I think both of these guys have a lot of talent and will be great assets to any team that gives them a shot.I agree with the Toney Douglas endoresment as well.Also think Lester Hudson will make some GM's wish they rolled the dice on him earlier he might be between positions but in the NBA today thats not as much of an issue as it used to be the guy is a legit scorer and I really want to see if he can carry that over to the NBA or was he able to dominate lesser younger talent at a small school we'll have to wait and see.
Mine are..... Jeff Adrien ,Dionte Christmas,Dante Cunningham,Darren Collison,AJ Price.
bj mullins all star for many years to come?..wow was that a joke?
from the pac 10 that have no chance of getting in the first round but have a chance to play at the next level:
Daniel Hackett from USC. He is a Delonte West clone. If he stays in the draft, he could be a steal as a second rounder.
John Brockman from Washington. Guys like him tend to find a spot in the league. He has to be able to hit the mid range shot in order to keep defenses honest.
i never thought of that but hackett couldbe a delonte west clone..interesting...one player i liked was pendergraph...another is josh hyfelt...more offensive bird man
I'm not sure about the Birdman comparison, but Heytvelt does have deceptive athleticism. Also he can shoot it out to 20 feet and put it on the floor a little. I could see him having a nice career.
the only way i wouldnt see the bird man comparisionsis if he didnt work hard which he does..and he is a very very good athlete..i didnt think so untill i kept seeing him dunk on people and playing against him during the summer..his jumper is underrated also..hes a sleeper
Danny Green could be a good sixth man.
I like Alex Ruoff, Lester Hudson, and Dominique James.
Danny Green is going to be one of the most recognized names in the NBA in about 10 years...
Going to be a solid asset to any team of the bench, and is going to be one of the top 6th men in the league...
I can see him having a similar career to that of Shane Battier, Bruce Bowen, James Posey... not saying their games are the same, but all of them have similar roles on their teams... all very key parts to their teams success... As will Mr. Green!!!
UNC PRODUCTS always have high basketball IQ's... they understand the game at a different level
Terrence WIlliams may not exactly be under the radar but he is a player who could flourish in the NBA but may not get picked until the mid-late first round. His game is much more suited for the NBA and he is a do it all player. He wont be the best player in the class by any means but he has the potential to be one of the most productive players.
Marcus Thornton is definitely under the radar. He led LSU last season and out on a few unbelievable performances near the end of the year. He is a very good shooter and I could see him being a very good scorer off the bench for his first few seasons.
A third under the radar guy that I think could be very good is Jeff Teague. Teague tore up the ACC last year with one amazing performance after another. He definitely wont be as good as Chris Paul but his game reminds me of Paul's. Teague can score at will but also dish the rock extremely well. I think he will be a steal where ever he goes.
teague did have a good first half of the seaon..noit so much the second half..i dont know about the chris paul comparision because jeff isnt a pg yet..hes need to learn to get more people involved and cut down the turnovers..he had 110ast to 104 turnovers