Strengths: One of the most productive all-around players in college basketball. Prolific and efficient scorer with a deadly outside stroke at 6-10. Also capable of scoring inside the paint or moving off the ball. Extremely intelligent passer, as evidenced by his positive assist-to-turnover ratio. Competitive player with a high basketball IQ. Shown to be capable of playing a role on a good team. Needs Work: Below average athlete by NBA standards. Lacks significant quickness and explosiveness. Could struggle to find a position on the defensive end. Not every team utilizes a floor-spacing forward in his mold, which limits his options somewhat. Can he rebound at an NBA level?
2 of 15Lou Capozzola/SI
Strengths: Possesses prototypical size, length and athleticism for his position. Capable threat from outside as a 40 percent three-point shooter. Outstanding perimeter defender. Has improved every year in college. Has shown he can play a role for one of the best teams in the NCAA. Needs Work: Not a prolific scorer. Just an average ball handler and overall shot-creator. Somewhat inconsistent. Had some off-court issues earlier in his career. A bit old for his class.
3 of 15Jeff Lack/Icon SMI
Strengths: One of the top scorers in college basketball. Extremely efficient player who shoots the ball prolifically with his feet set or off the dribble. Can create for himself and others, thanks to his high skill level and basketball IQ. Competitive defender. Shows strong intangibles. Needs Work: Average athlete by NBA standards. Not a prototypical point guard. May struggle to get to the basket as effectively in the NBA. Somewhat off the radar screen playing for a bad team in the CAA.
4 of 15Tim G. Zechar/Icon SMI
Strengths: Skilled, talented and efficient power forward who burst onto the radar screen with a highly productive senior campaign. Very fluid player at 6-10 who ranks as one of the best three-point shooters in the country at 50 percent. Shows nice passing ability and rarely turns the ball over. Not a finished product. Needs Work: Average rebounder and overall defender. Lacks great physical toughness and does not always bring the same effort level from game to game. Does not possess much of a post-game. Not very well known, as he only recently emerged as a prospect.
5 of 15Jerome Davis/Icon SMI
Strengths: Much-improved big man who lost a considerable amount of weight this past summer. Now ranks as one of the best rebounders in college basketball. Has good size and an NBA-ready frame. Very effective in a garbage man-type role with the new-found energy he brings. Needs Work: Not a particularly gifted scorer. Shoots just 49 percent from the free-throw line. Possesses very little ability to step outside the paint. Slightly undersized -- he's essentially a center in a power forward's body. Question marks linger about his defensive potential playing in Syracuse's 2-3 zone.
6 of 15John Biever/SI
Strengths: Versatile, hard-working swingman. Exceptional on- and off-ball defender. Key contributor for one of the top teams in college basketball, playing the 1-4 spots. Ultimate team player. Much-improved perimeter shooter, now hitting 44 percent of his three-point attempts. As experienced as they come. Needs Work: Not a prolific scorer. Struggles to create his own shot. Streaky shooter in years past. Suffered through numerous injuries throughout his career. Doesn't possess great size. Fifth-year senior.
7 of 15Robert Beck/SI
Strengths: Highly productive, versatile shooting guard who shows many of the traits NBA teams covet in role players. Smart, competitive, skilled and mistake-free. Can score in a variety of ways, especially as a perimeter shooter. Excellent defender who crashes the glass well. Academic All-American who possesses superb intangibles. Needs Work: Average athlete by NBA standards, and not exceptionally big, strong or long to compensate, which could hurt him defensively. Lacks a great first step, and has a difficult time scoring efficiently inside the arc. Doesn't jump off the page with his upside.
8 of 15John W. McDonough/SI
Strengths: Late-bloomer who has emerged as an intriguing NBA prospect in his senior season. Long and athletic swingman with good size for his position. Smart, tough, competitive player defensively. Shows a high basketball IQ. Extremely efficient offensively and a much-improved perimeter shooter. Young for his class. Still has upside to continue to develop. Needs Work: Possesses a thin frame that he must continue to fill out. Average ball-handler and all-around shot-creator. Doesn't get to the free-throw line very much. Did very little in his first three seasons at Washington, leading you to wonder if his performance this season is for real.
9 of 15Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
Strengths: Exceptionally athletic big man with a great frame and a long wingspan. Skilled player who can score both inside and out. Productive shot-blocker thanks to physical tools and timing. Appears to be nowhere near a finished product. Possesses huge upside to continue to improve. Needs Work: Inconsistent player who doesn't bring the same effort level every game. Doesn't always show the type of toughness you'd hope inside the paint. Somewhat off the radar screen in the Summit League. Will likely struggle initially on defensive end with the huge leap in competition.
10 of 15Robert Beck/SI
Strengths: Extremely skilled big man with length and athleticism. Shows range out to NCAA three-point line, and is effective in the post. Very productive scorer. Can block shots. All-America candidate from a strong college program who has won a ton of games. Not a finished product if his body continues to fill out. Needs Work: Possesses a narrow frame that may not carry a great deal of additional weight. Struggles defensively in the post. Lacks strength and toughness. Not a great hustler. Below-average rebounder. May not be able to score as effectively in the paint in the NBA, especially without plays being run for him.
11 of 15Greg Nelson/SI
Strengths: One of the best collegiate rebounders in the past decade. Very good athlete who plays with unbelievable energy and passion. Versatile defender who is willing to sacrifice his body. Runs the floor. Extremely tough. Team player who will surely produce if given playing time. Needs Work: Slightly undersized for a NBA power forward. Needs to continue to add strength to avoid being posted up by bigger power forwards. Not exceptionally skilled offensively. Plays for a bad team in a small conference, making him somewhat difficult to evaluate. Looks a bit wild at times.
12 of 15Bob Rosato/SI
Strengths: Smart, tough, competitive player who can see time at either forward position. Executes offensively. Understands his role. Solid range. Rarely makes mistakes. NCAA champion. Needs Work: Average athlete by NBA standards. May struggle defensively on the perimeter. Not a great shot-creator. Not as consistent a perimeter shooter as you might hope considering his likely role in the NBA. Doesn't appear to have improved very much over the past few years.
13 of 15Lou Capozzola/SI
Strengths: Big, strong, highly productive point guard with a very nice stroke from the perimeter. Ranks second amongst college prospects in assists per 40 minutes. Plays with great confidence. Shows excellent court vision. Ready to contribute immediately to a NBA team. Needs Work: Lateral quickness is subpar. May struggle defensively. Very ball-dominant point guard who may not be able to get by NBA players as effectively. A bit turnover prone. Conditioning level not ideal.
14 of 15David Bergman/SI
Strengths: Smart, versatile, hard-working player who does a little bit of everything. Efficient scorer who can play either guard position, on both ends of floor. Rebounds, defends, makes teammates better. Strong intangibles. Son of an NBA player. Has an NCAA title on his resume. Needs Work: Average athlete by NBA standards. Not a prototypical point guard. Inconsistent shooter. Likely better suited as a backup. Upside appears to be limited.
15 of 15Greg Nelson/SI
Strengths: The No. 1 scorer in college basketball. Skilled and savvy guard with unlimited shooting range. Poised, confident player who can light up the scoreboard in the blink of an eye. Has captured the hearts of college basketball fans and media members across the country this season with his exhilarating play. Needs Work: Average athlete by NBA standards who contributes very little outside his scoring. Will likely not be able to operate in the NBA with the same freedom he does at BYU, which could limit his effectiveness. Puts little to no effort in defensively, which could deem him a liability.
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