Friday, January 16, 2009

Too 100 College Basketball Players

These lists are always interesting, if not the most objective. You'll see Luke at #5, a pretty fair assessment (I'd agree with anything in the top 5). K-Mac comes in at 64th, a nice slot for him as well.

ESPN cover boy? 17th. I don't see nothing!

1 Blake Griffin
2 Stephen Curry
3 Tyler Hansbrough
4 James Harden
5 Luke Harangody
6 Darren Collison
7 Ty Lawson
8 Patrick Patterson
9 Jeff Teague
10 Sam Young
11 Jonny Flynn
12 Kyle Singler
13 Tyrese Rice
14 Jodie Meeks
15 Tyler Smith
16 Jordan Hill
17 Hasheem Thabeet
18 DeJuan Blair
19 Greg Monroe
20 Damion James
21 Patrick Mills
22 Nick Calathes
23 Earl Clark
24 Chase Budinger
25 Eric Maynor
26 Jerel McNeal
27 Jon Brockman
28 AJ Price
29 Terrence Williams
30 AJ Abrams
31 Raymar Morgan
32 Sherron Collins
33 Lester Hudson
34 Gerald Henderson
35 Dionte Christmas
36 James Johnson
37 Willie Warren
38 Samardo Samuels
39 Manny Harris
40 Evan Turner
41 Tyreke Evans
42 Curtis Jerrells
43 Cole Aldrich
44 Taj Gibson
45 Jeff Adrien
46 Kalin Lucas
47 DaJuan Summers
48 AJ Ogilvy
49 Robert Vaden
50 Jack McClinton
51 Robbie Hummel
52 Scottie Reynolds
53 Lee Cummard
54 Al-Farouq Aminu
55 Levance Fields
56 Devan Downey
57 BJ Mullens
58 Gani Lawal
59 Stefon Jackson
60 Jerome Randle
61 Wayne Ellington
62 Austin Daye
63 Jrue Holiday
64 Kyle McAlarney
65 Jeff Allen
66 Wes Matthews
67 Jeremy Pargo
68 Greivis Vasquez
69 Ahmad Nivins
70 K.C. Rivers
71 Demar DeRozan
72 Trevor Booker
73 Marcus Thornton
74 AD Vassallo
75 Luke Nevill
76 E'Twaun Moore
77 Wink Adams
78 Dante Cunningham
79 Jeff Pendergraph
80 Derrick Brown
81 Paul Harris
82 Sylven Landesberg
83 DeShawn Sims
84 John Bryant
85 LaceDarius Dunn
86 Josh Akognon
87 Jon Scheyer
88 Ben Woodside
89 Jerome Jordan
90 Patrick Christopher
91 Courtney Fortson
92 Danny Green
93 Jeremy Hazell
94 Deon Thompson
95 Da'Sean Butler
96 Chris Wright
97 Arinze Onuaku
98 James Anderson
99 Toney Douglas
100 Michael Washington


BlackandGreen said...

Harangody is also rated a 6th man/fringe starter in the NBA, along with Tyler Hansbrough and Stephen Curry.

Anonymous said...

Some of it has to do with body type; Hansbrough, Harangody, and Curry are all "tweeners" or a bit too small for the pros at their current positions. Also, pro scouts have to take into account things that the players will only see in the NBA. I recall a Sports Illustrated article from a couple of years ago where the writer scouted a few games with an anonymous NBA scout. The writer fell in love with a particular ACC player (I think he was from UNC) and was surprised that the pro scout didn't rate him as highly. He asked him why.

"Hand check," replied the scout. And that was the difference. In the pros, he'd get manhandled, knocked off his shot or his dribble.

BlackandGreen said...

If Harangody was two inches taller, he'd be an automatic lottery pick. That's good for us, though, as a lack of height hasn't hurt his college game and should ensure he stays four years.