Top 65 NBA Prospects in the NCAA Tournament

    
April 1st, 2009

Two weekend's of the NCAA Tournament are in the book, and only one thing is certain when it comes to NBA Prospects.. Blake Griffin is still the man. After that, it's anyone's guess about which Tourney players will make it big in the pros. James Harden didn't help his stock in the Tournament, but still projects to better a pro than most. Hasheem Thabeet has had his moments of dominance, while Jordan Hill showed in the early rounds he has to be taken seriously.

 

Based on what I've seen all season and during the NCAA Tournament so far, here are the:

 

Top 65 NBA Draft Prospects in the 2009 NCAA Tournament*

 

1.    Blake Griffin – Oklahoma

2.    James Harden – Arizona State

3.    Hasheem Thabeet – Connecticut

4.    Jordan Hill – Arizona

5.    Jeff Teague – Wake Forest

6.    Earl Clark – Louisville

7.    B.J. Mullens – Ohio State

8.    Al-Farouq Aminu – Wake Forest

9.    Jrue Holiday – UCLA

10.  Ty Lawson – UNC

11.  Austin Daye – Gonzaga

12.  Demar DeRozan – USC

13.  Gerald Henderson – Duke

14.  Tyreke Evans - Memphis

15.  Terrence Williams - Louisville

16.  Evan Turner – Ohio State

17.  Chase Budinger – Arizona

18.  Willie Warren – Oklahoma

19.  Kyle Singler – Duke

20.  Jonny Flynn - Syracuse

21.  DeJuan Blair – Pittsburgh

22.  Sam Young - Pittsburgh

23.  Damion James – Texas

24.  Cole Aldrich – Kansas

25.  Darren Collison – UCLA

26.  James Johnson – Wake Forest

27.  Eric Maynor – VCU

28.  Tyler Hansbrough – UNC

29.  Jarvis Varnardo – Mississippi State

30.  Devin Ebanks – West Virginia

31.  Tyler Smith – Tennessee

32.  Ed Davis – UNC

33.  Jerel McNeal – Marquette

34.  Greivis Vasquez – Maryland

35.  Derrick Brown – Xavier

36.  Scotty Hopson – Tennessee

37.  Marcus Thornton – LSU

38.  Samardo Samuels – Louisville

39.  Manny Harris – Michigan

40.  Gordan Hayward – Butler

41.  Jeremy Pargo – Gonzaga

42.  Chris Singleton – Florida State

43.  Danny Green – UNC

44.  A.J. Price – Connecticut

45.  Wayne Ellington – UNC

46.  Josh Heytvelt – Gonzaga

47.  Lee Cummard – BYU

48.  Larry Sanders – VCU

49.  Sherron Collins – Kansas

50.  Raymar Morgan – Michigan State

51.  Trevor Booker – Clemson

52.  Tyrese Rice – Boston College

53.  Will Buford – Ohio State

54.  DeShawn Sims – Michigan

55.  Wesley Matthews – Marquette

56.  Luke Nevil – Utah

57.  James Anderson – Oklahoma State

58.  Scottie Reynolds – Villanova

59.  Chris Wright - Dayton

60.  Isaiah Thomas – Washington

61.  Jeff Pendergraph – Arizona State

62.  Dionte Christmas  - Temple

63.  Wesley Witherspoon – Memphis

64.  Robbie Hummel – Purdue

65.  Jon Brockman – Washington

 

*Note that this includes players who will probably not enter the '09 Draft such as Jrue Holiday, but who still project to be pros down the line.