Pro Prospects

January 30, 2006

An NBA scout evaluates the potential of No. 1 Connecticut's top players.

Rashad Anderson, 6'5", 215 pounds, senior, SG
"He has great size for a two guard and can shoot, but he'll have issues guarding two guards in our league. He'll go in the second round."

Hilton Armstrong, 6'11", 235 pounds, senior, F-C
"He's the fastest climber in our business right now--physically imposing, athletic and broad. He's ahead of [Josh] Boone, which no one expected at the beginning of the season."

Josh Boone (above), 6'10", 237 pounds, junior, PF
"This kid is great at cleaning up the garbage. He's a blue-collar, glue player. He'll be a first-round pick, but I don't see him being a star."

Denham Brown, 6'6", 220 pounds, senior, SG
"He's the odd guy out as far as playing time, and that has affected his confidence. Someone may take him in the second round because of his reputation, and he could resurrect his career in the minor leagues."

Rudy Gay, 6'9", 220 pounds, sophomore, SF
"He's a top five pick, but there are holes in his game right now. He's an inconsistent shooter and doesn't handle the ball well. That said, he's a freak athlete--he could end up being Julius Erving or Tim Thomas."

Marcus Williams, 6'3", 205 pounds, junior, PG
"He's good in transition, but he's not a crazy athlete, and I don't trust his shot. He's on the [first-round] bubble."

PHOTOGREG NELSON (BOONE)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)