The Big 2008 NBA Draft Underrated/Overrated List

    
June 10th, 2008
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Overrated or underrated? That is always the question for Draft analysts. In this year's big Overrated/Underrated list, each of this year's Top 50 prospects are compared to their average Mock Draft position (on CHN, NBADraft.net, and DraftExpress.com)

 

Joe Alexander - PF - West Virginia - 11 to 15 - Underrated

Alexis Ajinca - PF - HTV - 26 to 35 - Rated (Underrated if 2nd Round)

Ryan Anderson - PF - California - 21 to 35 - Rated (Underrated if 2nd Round)

Darrell Arthur - PF - Kansas - 10 to 16 - Overrated - Solid, but only a pro reserve

Omer Asik - C - Alpella - 43 to Undrafted - Rated

DJ Augustin - PG - Texas - 10 to 16 - Rated - All the skills, but lacks size

Nicolas Batum - SF - Le Mans - 12 to 19 - Rated

Jerryd Bayless - PG - Arizona - 3 to 5 - Rated

Michael Beasley - PF - Kansas State - 1 to 2 - Underrated - Easy #1 pick to me

Chase Budinger - SF - Arizona - 13 to 19 - Overrated

Omri Casspi - SF - Macabbi Tel Aviv - 38 to Undrafted - Underrated

Mario Chalmers - PG - Kansas - 29 to 37 - Rated (Overrated if 1st Round)

Joey Dorsey - C - Memphis - 29 to 40 - Rated (Underrated if 35 or below)

Chris Douglas-Roberts - SG - Memphis - 22 to 23 - Underrated

Goran Dragic - PG - Union Olimpija - 47 to 52 - Underrated

Josh Duncan - PF - Xavier - 55 to Undrafted - Underrated - This year's big sleeper

Wayne Ellington - SG - UNC - 25 to 35 - Rated

Shan Foster - SG - Vanderbilt - 43 to 55 - Rated

Danilo Gallinari - SF - Armani Milano - 7 to 12 - Rated

JR Giddens - SG - New Mexico - 45 to 51 - Overrated

Eric Gordon - SG - Indiana - 5 to 9 - Underrated - End of season slump was aberration

Jamont Gordon - PG - Mississippi State - 41 to 50 - Rated

Donte Greene - SF - Syracuse - 16 to 19 - Overrated

DeVon Hardin - F/C - California - 30 to 47 - Overrated (Rated if 35 or below)

Richard Hendrix - PF - Alabama - 36 to 42 - Underrated - Quietly gives solid minutes

Roy Hibbert - C - Georgetown - 23 to 25 - Overrated - Do we need another Collins twin?

JJ Hickson - PF - NC State State - 30 to 32 - Underrated

Lester Hudson - PG - UT-Martin - 44 to 56 - Rated

Serge Ibaka - PF - Lhospitalet - 35 to Undrafted - Underrated - Freak athlete

Nathan Jawai - C - Cairns Taipans - 28 to 42 - Overrated

Davon Jefferson SF - USC - 26 to 37 - Rated

DeAndre Jordan - PF - Texas A&M - 10 to 16 - Overrated - Too risky for Lottery

Kosta Koufous - C - Ohio State - 14 to 24 - Rated (Underrated if 20 or below)

Ty Lawson - PG - North Carolina - 20 to 25 - Rated

Courtney Lee - SG - Western Kentucky - 26 to 51 - Rated (Overrated if Top 35)

Brook Lopez - C - Stanford - 3 to 10 - Rated

Robin Lopez - C - Stanford - 21 to 25 - Rated

Kevin Love  - C - UCLA - 5 to 13 - Rated (Underrated if 10 or below)

OJ Mayo - PG - USC - 3 to 5 - Underrated - Still a stud prospect despite worries

JaVale McGee - PF - Nevada - 16 to 21 - Rated

DeMarcus Nelson - PG - Duke - 46 to Undrafted - Rated

Nikola Pekovic - PF - Partizan Belgrade - 31 to 37 - Underrated

Anthony Randolph - SF - LSU - 6 to 10 - Rated

Derrick Rose - PG - Memphis - 1 to 2 - Overrated - Still great, just not Beasley

Brandon Rush - SG/SF - Kansas - 15 to 26 - Rated (Overrated if Top 20)

Marreese Speights - PF - Florida - 19 to 36 - Rated (Underrated if 2nd Round)

Jason Thompson - PF - Rider - 21 to 33 - Overrated -

Bill Walker - SF - Kansas State - 27 to 40 - Rated (Underrated if 33 or below)

Kyle Weaver - G - Washington State - 36 to 46 - Overrated

Russell Westbrook - PG - UCLA - 8 to 12 - Overrated - How is he almost as high as Love?

DJ White - PF - Indiana - 32 to 39 - Rated - Big time improvement last year