The Draft UGroup is
a place to go deep inside the Draft, going deeper than the usual
Edited By: Tyler Whitcomb (aka NBA Draft Guy)
Matt Garth - is a 6'1 175 lbs. PG that could be making a jump from a Juco Pg to the NBA draft in 2010. Not to many can say they have done that. Not to many players are like Garth. In Matt's junior year in high school he started getting noticed. He played at Mount Zion with Brandon Rush and Shawn Taggert putting up only 9 points, but dishing out 7 assists and known as one of the top PG's in his class.
B.J Raymond - 6'6 225 lbs. SG - 13.7 PPg, 4.3 RPG, and 44% 3 point pct.
Daniel Northern 6-10 215 PF/C Tennessee Tech SR
(Player Comparison Paul Millsap)
12ppg 8rbg and 3blks
Patrick Patterson of Kentucky is real high on my list of NBA prospects compared to most experts. The reason is because I see the next Horace Grant. The 6'9 235 lbs. PF has a 7'2 wing span and has a nice touch around the rim (Or just dunks the ball when he's close to the hoop), He is shooting 72.2 % from the field this season. Patrick is scoring 19.3 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 2.1 BPG, and 2.6 APG and this isn't to far off from his freshmen season as his numbers were close 16.4 ppg and 7.7 RPG while shooting 58%.
Courtney Fortson of Arkansas is ballin. The freshmen that played High school basketball in Alabama is making a huge name for himself in the college scene and especially in Arkansas. The Razorbacks are 12-1 and have wins over Oklahoma and Texas. He is 5th in the nation and number 1 out of all freshmen in assists per game with 7.1 apg. In just his 7th career college game he has ever played he recorded a Triple double with 20 Points, 10 Rebounds, and 11 Assists vs. NC Central. Fortson put up 12 Points and 10 Assists in giving Oklahoma there first loss of the season.
Blake Griffin - Oklahoma
6'10 255 lbs. Power Forward
07/08 - 14.7 ppg, 9.1 RPG, and 57% FG Pct.
08/09 - 22.1 ppg, 14 RPG, and 66% FG Pct.
Post Skills - 7
Defense - 8
Rebounding - 10
Shooting - 6
Intagibles - 10
For those who only know Tony Dandridge for his highlight reel dunks on youtube, need to start watching Tony play. Dandridge the 5th year senior from New Mexico is scoring 13ppg, 4 Rpg, and 3 Apg while putting up games of 23 points vs Creighton and 22 Points and 7 rebounds vs. New Mexico State. Tony is 6'5 215 lbs. Shooting guard with a legit 45 inch vertical. Tony is just 248 points shy of becoming the 25th member at New Mexico to reach 1,000 points.I know his numbers aren't all that impressive, but his athleticsm is and is getting noticed.
Jeff Teague of Wake Forest has the hottest stock going for next years draft. Three weeks ago Teague was getting mentioned as a top 10 point guard and perhaps by some as a top 30 2009 NBA Draft prospect. After his 34 point, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists game against North Carolina, he is now being considered as a top 10 pick and even a top 5 pick by some. The 6'2 180 lbs. Point Guard has been doing his thing now for the past 2 season for Wake Forest. This season however, his numbers have even gone up to an amazing 21.5 ppg, 3.9 apg, and 4.1 rpg while shooting 53% from 3 point land.
About Tyler Whitcomb
Tyler Whitcomb - NBA Draft
Tyler Whitcomb has coached at the high school, college, and pro levels. Tyler is a huge NBA Draft fan and basketball junkie as well. He owns every Slam Magazine to ever get printed and reads them from cover to cover. Tyler was the youngest Professional sports owner is the United States in 2005 when he bought the Grand Rapids flight of the IBL. Tyler Whitcomb formed a 2nd franchise called the Holland Blast and in one year brought both of his teams to the IBL final Four out of 26 teams and was named IBL executive of the year as he named himself the Director of Player Personnel and basketball Operations. Tyler now breaks down College and International film for Synergy Sports Technology and runs his blog nbadraftguy.blogspot.com while working for Gentex Corporation and Running his business Rivertown Sports. Tyler is married with 3 children.
Grand Rapids, MI