As we head into the final three weeks of the College Basketball season, it has become increasingly evident, that the one freshman you can count on every night to contribute on both ends of the floor is Duke’s Jabari Parker. He has shown his versatility by playing inside or outside for the top ten rated Blue Devils. He sacrifices his ability to score from the perimeter to board and defend in the post, then uses his superior Basketball I.Q. to find ways to help his teammates be successful within the Duke offense, especially with his ability to pass out of the post or off dribble on the wing. Parker is a throw back in many ways, as he flat out knows how to play the game, regardless of position. He has been maligned as not being athletic enough, but repeatedly he outplays so called superior athletes. No doubt, any team looking for some instant help on the wing will have to look hard at making Parker the No.1 pick! A number may have more hype or that elusive “POTENTIAL”, but Parker will help you get wins from day one, no matter who ends up with the No.1 Pick…if it was ours, we’d take the sure thing, Jabari Parker, over our old buddy…Po!

Draft Central – Top 25 Draftable College Players

Rank Player Hgt Pos Class College

1. Jabari Parker

6-8 WF Frosh Duke

Super Smart, Super Competitior who has all the tools to come in and make an impact as a rookie

2. Julius Randle

6-9 PF Frosh Kentucky

Prototype power forward can score off dribble, pop 15-footer, or finish at rim versus contact on post up

3. Joel Embiid

7-0 C Frosh Kansas

Fastest rising prospect in the draft, this long and athletic shot blocker has real motor and is coming on “O”

4. Doug McDermott

6-8 W/PF Senior Creighton

Like Parker, McDermott gets questioned athletically…usually right before he kicks more athletic foes butt!

5. Andrew Wiggins

6-8 WF Frosh Kansas

Athletic and explosive wing man loves to attack hoop off the dribble. He needs to develop consistent J

6. Aaron Gordon

6-8 PF Frosh Arizona

Strong and physical insider can finish versus contact and get after it on glass. Offensive consistency been ?

7. Marcus Smart

6-4 P/SG Soph Oklahoma State

Tough, hard nosed, athletic lead guard needs to keep focused. He can score from arc to rim. Solid defender

8. Nik Stauskas

6-7 WF Soph Michigan

Sweet shooting wing man can stroke open three or create drive with surprising explosion. On the rise!

9. Tyler Ennis

6-3 PG Frosh Syracuse

Speaking of rising fast, this athletic point man, has been key to Orange rise! Good passer and defender

10. Noah Vonleh

6-10 PF Frosh Indiana

This explosive and long face-up four man can score with jumper or drive with length. Good rebounder!

11. Rodney Hood

6-8 WF Soph Duke

Athletic and quick wing man can knock down jumper from beyond with regularity. Dribble-drive coming!

12. Montrezl Harrell

6-8 PF Soph Louisville

Long and athletic rebounder and finisher in the paint. He has good mid-range game and gives effort on “D”

13. Zach LaVine

6-5 PG Frosh UCLA

Long and lanky lead guard, has range to three, excellent handle and court vision. Strength key to future!

14. Willie Cauley-Stine

7-0 C Soph Kentucky

This mobile big man, can block shots, has nose for ball off glass and soft touch around hoop.

15. Adrien Payne

6-10 PF Senior Michigan State

This athletic big man can knock down jumper from around the arc or finish on the blocks. Good rebounder

16. Chris Walker

6-9 PF Frosh Florida

Just came back from injury, he is explosive off the floor, can knock down face-up jumper or block shots

17. Jerami Grant

6-8 W/PF Soph Syracuse

Long and athletic forward with good motor and improving range to three. Solid rebounder and defender

18. Gary Harris

6-4 SG Soph Michigan State

Solid back court scorer can knock down jumper from three or create and finish vs. contact in the paint

19. C.J. Wilcox

6-5 SG Senior Washington

Excellent shooter with deep range who will get after it on defensive end too! Dribble drive key to future

20. James Young

6-6 SG Frosh Kentucky

This talented wing shooter can drain it from deep. He can attack the hoop off the dribble and is solid passer

21. Kyle Anderson

6-9 W/PF Soph UCLA

Skilled point forward can score in various ways off the dribble or with pull-up jumper. He is a gifted passer

22. Semaj Christon

6-3 PG Soph Xavier

Explosive ball handler with quicks to go by defenders. He can “D” you up, but needs to work on shot!

23. Sam Dekker

6-8 WF Soph Wisconsin

Athletic shooter can knock down three, but if you give him room can attack and finish at the rim with hops

24. Jabari Bird

6-6 SG Soph California

This athletic wing man is known for his high flying finishes, but his improved jumper impresses us more

25. Johnny O’Bryant

6-9 PF Junior LSU

This physical insider caught our eye manhandling Randall. He is a man-sized rebounder and finisher

Overseas Trio to Watch:

1. Dante Exum

6-6 PG Age 18 Australia – Top 5 pick

He has had a buzz for last couple years due to his size, length, handle, range to three, and passing skills

2. Dario Saric

6-10 W/PF Age 19 Croatia – Top 10 pick

Skilled point forward can bring off the glass end to end. He has range to three, but needs to get stronger

3. Mario Hezonja

6-7 WF Age 18 Croatia – Top 20 pick

This wing man can flat out stroke it from deep or create pull-up off the dribble in mid-range. BT Scorer

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