Writers Picks: Consensus Top Draft Prospects

    
June 25th, 2008
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Projecting NBA careers is no science. We asked eight CHN writers to submit their top 15 2008 NBA Draft prospects, and no surprise, everyone had a different list.  The numbers were then compiled, giving 15 points for a 1st place vote on down to 1 point for a 15th place vote. Below is the consensus ranking, followed by our individual selections. 

For whatever reason, it appears that a clear top 13 players has formed, but after that its somewhat of a mess. Rose was the big winner, leading 5 lists to just 3 for Beasley. Only 8 guys appeared on everyone's lists: the top 6 prospects and Joe Alexander, who only managed to come in 11th.

  Player JBor JBru RCar JFox RJoh SSieg JTei JTom Total
1 Derrick Rose 15 15 14 15 15 13 15 14 119
2 Michael Beasley 14 14 15 14 14 15 14 15 115
3 OJ Mayo 13 13 11 13 12 14 13 13 102
4 Jerryd Bayless 12 12 12 8 10 11 12 9 86
5 Eric Gordon 8 11 8 11 11 12 10 6 77
6 Brook Lopez 11 5 9 12 9 8 9 10 73
7 Kevin Love 10 10 10 9   7 11 11 68
8 Russell Westbrook 6 8 13 10 7 2   12 58
9 Anthony Randolph 7 9 3 5 13 10 1 4 52
10 Danilo Gallinari 5 6 6 6 8 9   7 47
11 Joe Alexander 9 3 1 7 6 6 8 3 43
12 Darrell Arthur 3 7 4 4 4   7 8 37
13 DJ Augustin 4 4 7 1 5 3 6   30
14 Chris D-R   2   2     3 2 9
15t Nicolas Batum     2 3   4     9
15t Kosta Koufous 2       2 5     9
17t Marreese Speights 1             5 6
17t Robin Lopez     5   1       6
18 Brandon Rush   1         4   5
19 Donte Greene             5   5
20 DeAndre Jordan         3     1 4
21 Roy Hibbert             2   2
22 Serge Ibaka           1     1

*ties in points are broken by amount of ballots a player appears on

 

  Jeff Borzello Jason Brubaker Rob Carpentier
1 Derrick Rose Derrick Rose Michael Beasley
2 Michael Beasley Michael Beasley Derrick Rose
3 OJ Mayo OJ Mayo Russell Westbrook
4 Jerryd Bayless Jerryd Bayless Jerryd Bayless
5 Brook Lopez Eric Gordon OJ Mayo
6 Kevin Love Kevin Love Kevin Love
7 Joe Alexander Anthony Randolph Brook Lopez
8 Eric Gordon Russell Westbrook Eric Gordon
9 Anthony Randolph Darrell Arthur DJ Augustin
10 Russell Westbrook Danilo Gallinari Danilo Gallinari
11 Danilo Gallinari Brook Lopez Robin Lopez
12 DJ Augustin DJ Augustin Darrell Arthur
13 Darrell Arthur Joe Alexander Anthony Randolph
14 Kosta Koufous Chris Douglas-Roberts Nicolas Batum
15 Marreese Speights Brandon Rush Joe Alexander

 

  Jeff Fox Raphielle Johnson Shawn Siegel
1 Derrick Rose Derrick Rose Michael Beasley
2 Michael Beasley Michael Beasley OJ Mayo
3 OJ Mayo Anthony Randolph Derrick Rose
4 Brook Lopez OJ Mayo Eric Gordon
5 Eric Gordon Eric Gordon Jerryd Bayless
6 Russell Westbrook Jerryd Bayless Anthony Randolph
7 Kevin Love Brook Lopez Danilo Gallinari
8 Jerryd Bayless Danilo Gallinari Brook Lopez
9 Joe Alexander Russell Westbrook Kevin Love
10 Danilo Gallinari Joe Alexander Joe Alexander
11 Anthony Randolph DJ Augustin Kosta Koufous
12 Darrell Arthur Darrell Arthur Nicolas Batum
13 Nicolas Batum DeAndre Jordan DJ Augustin
14 Chris Douglas-Roberts Kosta Koufous Russell Westbrook
15 DJ Augustin Robin Lopez Serge Ibaka

 

  John Teitel Jason Tomassini  
1 Derrick Rose Michael Beasley  
2 Michael Beasley Derrick Rose  
3 OJ Mayo OJ Mayo  
4 Jerryd Bayless Russell Westbrook  
5 Kevin Love Kevin Love  
6 Eric Gordon Brook Lopez  
7 Brook Lopez Jerryd Bayless  
8 Joe Alexander Darrell Arthur  
9 Darrell Arthur Danilo Gallinari  
10 DJ Augustin Eric Gordon  
11 Donte Greene Marreese Speights  
12 Brandon Rush Anthony Randolph  
13 Chris Douglas-Roberts Joe Alexander  
14 Roy Hibbert Chris Douglas-Roberts  
15 Anthony Randolph DeAndre Jordan