By: David Kay
Every week The Sports Bank’s resident NBA Draft and college basketball nerd, David Kay takes a look at whose draft stock is on the rise and whose is falling. You can check out full player prospects here and David’s 2010 NBA Mock Draft here.
Avery Bradley, G, Texas, Fr.
The top-ranked player in the 2009 freshman class according to ESPNU, it has taken Bradley some time to adapt to the college game. Now that he is in the swing of things at Texas, his abilities are standing out. He is outstanding when attacking the basket and is a tremendous athlete not afraid to dunk over a bigger opponent. His outside shot is better than expected and is an absolute terror on the defensive end. The big question will remain whether he is an under-sized two in the NBA or someone who needs to learn to run the point to succeed at the next level. Either way, he has certainly worked himself into all lottery discussions.
Jeremy Hazell, SG, Seton Hall, Jr.
The 6-5 Pirate was awesome in the Hall’s overtime loss to West Virginia. Hazell dropped 41 points including a 30-foot three-pointer with seconds remaining to force overtime and followed that up with a 38 point performance in a loss to Syracuse. He showed the ability to get to the rim off the dribble, create his own shot, and hit it from deep. You don’t hear his name a lot when talking about NBA potential but it will be hard for scouts to sleep on him especially with Seton Hall likely to be a NCAA Tournament-caliber team.
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