2008 NBA Draft, Prospect Ranking: Top 100

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCHSindians08 View Post
    This list is more updated, it was posted by Chad Ford on November 20, 2007.

    Top 100
    RK NAME POS HT WT AGE SCHOOL/COUNTRY PROJECTION
    1 Michael Beasley PF 6-9 235 19 Kansas State Top 5
    A big-time talent who will go very high as long as he behaves himself at... more
    2 Derrick Rose PG 6-4 195 19 Memphis Top 5
    The best pure point guard in the draft draws some comparisons to Deron Williams. However,... more
    3 Eric Gordon SG 6-5 205 19 Indiana Top 5
    One of the most gifted prospects from the high school class of 2007. He can... more
    4 DeAndre Jordan C 7-0 240 20 Texas A&M Top 5
    On talent, he's got the makings of a top-five pick. Jordan would be the No.... more
    5 O.J. Mayo SG 6-4 195 20 USC Top 5
    Mayo is off to a solid start for USC, but scouts are still trying to... more
    6 Donte Greene SF 6-8 215 19 Syracuse Top 10
    Versatile forward is off to a hot start for Syracuse. While he still needs to... more
    7 Brook Lopez C 7-0 245 19 Stanford Top 10
    Brook's stellar play toward the end of his freshman season turned a lot of NBA... more
    8 Chase Budinger SG 6-7 205 20 Arizona Top 10
    Budinger had a great freshman season at Arizona and has quickly asserted himself as the... more
    9 Marreese Speights C 6-10 250 19 Florida Lottery
    With Al Horford and Joakim Noah in the NBA, a lot is falling on Speight's... more
    10 Danilo Gallinari SF 6-9 212 19 Italy Lottery
    Many in Italy feel he's a better long-term prospect than Andrea Bargnani. Right now his... more
    11 Darrell Arthur PF 6-10 215 20 Kansas Lottery
    Shocked just about everyone coming out of the gate and contributing to a very talented... more
    12 D.J. Augustin PG 5-11 180 20 Texas Lottery
    Augustin was one of the two or three best freshmen point guards in the country... more
    13 Ty Lawson PG 6-0 190 20 North Carolina Lottery
    Lawson didn't put up the best numbers, but some scouts felt he had the most... more
    14 Jerryd Bayless PG 6-3 190 19 Arizona Lottery to mid first round
    Here's what the scouts are saying. They've seen enough to believe that he can be... more
    15 Nicolas Batum SF 6-8 210 19 France Lottery to mid first round
    A few international scouts believe he's the best prospect outside the United States. His dominance... more
    16 Roy Hibbert C 7-2 265 21 Georgetown Lottery to mid first round
    He's been all over the boards with scouts over the past few years. They love... more
    17 Kevin Love C 6-9 255 19 UCLA Lottery to mid first round
    Love's game is old-school with a flair for the spectacular. He has enough talent to... more
    18 Nick Calathes PG 6-5 185 18 Florida Lottery to mid first round
    Calathes is off to a fantastic start this season. He has the chance to be... more
    19 Blake Griffin PF 6-10 240 18 Oklahoma Lottery to mid first round
    A very good prospect that probably a better fit in the draft class of 2009... more
    20 Kosta Koufos C 7-1 250 18 Ohio State Lottery to mid first round
    His excellent play in the summer for the Greek National team seems to have only... more
    21 DeVon Hardin C 6-11 235 21 California Lottery to mid first round
    Hardin was great in draft workouts and is off to a solid senior season. However,... more
    22 Bill Walker SF 6-6 225 20 Kansas State Mid to late first round
    Walker's season-ending ACL injury ended all the talk about him being a top-five pick. Given... more
    23 Trent Plaisted C 6-11 245 21 BYU Mid to late first round
    After a stellar freshman season and a so-so sophomore campaign, he's really come on as... more
    24 Darren Collison PG 6-1 165 20 UCLA Mid to late first round
    Scouts love his speed and his floor leadership. As the NBA turns more up-tempo, Collison's... more
    25 JaVale McGee C 7-0 237 20 Nevada Late first to early second
    Scouts are starting to buzz on McGee. He's still a year or two away from... more
    26 J. J. Hickson PF 6-9 240 19 NC State Late first to early second
    A rising young player who, on paper, looks like a prospect. If he can dominate... more
    27 Ante Tomic C 7-2 237 20 Croatia Late first to early second
    Tomic is big-time prospect. He has a rare combination of size, skill and athletic ability.... more
    28 Courtney Lee SG 6-5 200 22 Western Kentucky Late first to early second
    Lee is starting to get on NBA scouts' radar screen with a strong start to... more
    29 Davon Jefferson SF 6-8 215 21 USC Late first to early second
    Jefferson is an intriguing prospect who is starting to live up to the hype he's... more
    30 Serge Ibaka PF 6-10 220 18 Congo Late first to early second
    Ibaka got some hype this summer at an Adidas camp and international scouts will follow... more
    31 Tyler Hansbrough PF 6-9 225 22 North Carolina Late first to early second
    32 Chris Douglas-Roberts SG 6-6 195 21 Memphis Late first to early second
    33 Andrew Ogilvy C 6-10 250 19 Vanderbilt Late first to early second
    34 Austin Daye SF 6-10 190 19 Gonzaga Late first to early second
    35 Ryan Anderson PF 6-10 225 19 California Late first to early second
    36 Wayne Ellington SG 6-5 175 20 North Carolina Late first to early second
    37 Anthony Randolph SF 6-10 220 18 LSU Late first to early second
    38 Eric Maynor PG 6-2 165 20 VA Commonwealth Late first to early second
    39 Tyler Smith SF 6-7 210 21 Tennessee Late first to early second
    40 D.J. White PF 6-9 240 21 Indiana Late first to early second
    41 Brandon Rush SG 6-7 205 22 Kansas Late first to early second
    42 Scottie Reynolds PG 6-2 195 20 Villanova Late first to early second
    43 Hasheem Thabeet C 7-3 265 20 Connecticut Late first to early second
    44 John Riek C 7-2 230 18 Prep School Late first to early second
    45 Jordan Hill PF 6-9 211 20 Arizona Late first to early second
    46 Richard Hendrix PF 6-8 260 21 Alabama Late first to early second
    47 Kyle Singler SF 6-9 210 19 Duke Late first to early second
    48 Patrick Patterson PF 6-8 245 18 Kentucky Late first to early second
    49 Josh Heytvelt PF 6-11 235 21 Gonzaga Late first to early second
    50 Rudy Mbemba PG 6-0 186 20 Sweden Late first to early second
    51 Nathan Jawai C 6-10 270 21 Australia Late first to early second
    52 Sherron Collins PG 5-11 200 20 Kansas Late first to early second
    53 Victor Claver SF 6-11 217 19 Spain Late first to early second
    54 Malik Hairston SG 6-6 200 20 Oregon Late first to early second
    55 Earl Clark SF 6-9 200 20 Louisville Late first to early second
    56 Nikola Pekovic C 6-11 245 21 Serbia Late first to early second
    57 Omri Casspi SF 6-7 206 19 Israel Late first to early second
    58 Gerald Henderson SG 6-5 205 20 Duke Late first to early second
    59 Manny Harris SG 6-5 170 18 Michigan Late first to early second
    60 Tyrese Rice PG 6-1 190 20 Boston College Late first to early second
    61 Raymar Morgan SF 6-7 220 19 Michigan State Second round to undrafted
    62 Greivis Vasquez SG 6-5 195 21 Maryland Second round to undrafted
    63 Luc Richard Mbah a Moute SF 6-7 215 21 UCLA Second round to undrafted
    64 Taj Gibson PF 6-9 210 22 USC Second round to undrafted
    65 Robin Lopez C 7-0 245 19 Stanford Second round to undrafted
    66 Joey Dorsey PF 6-9 260 22 Memphis Second round to undrafted
    67 Jason Thompson C 6-11 250 21 Rider Second round to undrafted
    68 James Harden SG 6-5 210 18 Arizona State Second round to undrafted
    69 Jamont Gordon SG 6-4 225 20 Mississippi St. Second round to undrafted
    70 Johnny Flynn PG 6-0 175 18 Syracuse Second round to undrafted
    71 Matt Bouldin PG 6-5 210 20 Gonzaga Second round to undrafted
    72 James Anderson SG 6-6 195 18 Oklahoma State Second round to undrafted
    73 Artem Zabelin C 7-2 200 20 Russia Second round to undrafted
    74 Dar Tucker SF 6-5 210 DePaul Second round to undrafted
    75 Brandon Costner PF 6-9 230 20 NC State Second round to undrafted
    76 Gani Lawal PF 6-9 220 18 Georgia Tech Second round to undrafted
    77 Alonzo Gee SG 6-6 229 20 Alabama Second round to undrafted
    78 Nemanja Aleksandrov F 6-10 225 20 Serbia Second round to undrafted
    79 Alexy Shved SF 6-7 170 19 Russia Second round to undrafted
    80 A.J. Price PG 6-2 190 21 Connecticut Second round to undrafted
    81 Goran Dragic PG 6-4 180 21 Slovenia Second round to undrafted.
    82 Mario Chalmers PG 6-2 170 21 Kansas Second round to undrafted
    83 Dominic James PG 6-0 175 21 Marquette Second round to undrafted
    84 Anton Ponkrashov PG 6-8 214 21 Russia Second round to undrafted
    85 Chris Lofton SG 6-2 197 21 Tennessee Second round to undrafted
    86 Josh Shipp SG 6-5 207 21 UCLA Second round to undrafted.
    87 Peja Samaradziski C 7-1 255 21 Macedonia Second Round
    88 Terence Williams SG 6-6 210 20 Louisville Second round to undrafted
    89 Paul Harris SG 6-4 220 21 Syracuse Second round to undrafted
    90 DeJuan Blair PF 6-7 250 18 Pittsburgh Second round to undrafted
    91 Danny Green SF 6-5 210 20 North Carolina Second round to undrafted
    92 Semih Erden C 7-1 240 21 Turkey Second round to undrafted
    93 Marcelus Kemp SG 6-5 210 23 Nevada Second round to undrafted
    94 Pat Calathes SF 6-10 210 22 St. Joseph's Second round to undrafted
    95 Milenko Tepic SG 6-8 200 20 Serbia Second round to undrafted
    96 Corey Fisher PG 6-1 205 19 Villanova Second round to undrafted
    97 Austin Freeman SG 6-3 185 Georgetown Second round to undrafted
    98 Mantas Kalnietis PG 6-5 194 21 Lithuania Second round to undrafted
    99 Drew Neitzel PG 6-0 180 22 Michigan State Second round to undrafted
    100 Jeff Adrien PF 6-6 225 21 Connecticut Second round to undrafted

    I think these guys should be higher. And isn't John Riek still in high school? He is 5th on the 2008 Rivals ranking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saint4 View Post
    He is good, but he is NOT a top 20 pick, he was 17th in his CLASS. Add up the seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, and overseas guy that will declare also, he is no going to be a top 20 pick after his first year, maybe low 2nd round. Stay for 2 or 3 years, and maybe top 20 then.
    He was 17th in his class after his season year in HS. Now that he's played a half a season, I think his stock has jumped majorly. I think he's definately a top 10 freshman this year. I think the Gordan kid from Indiana is just amazing, he's my #1.

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    Where is Patterson going to play in the NBA? He won't be playing with his back to the basket. He is not big enough. I don't think he has a good enough shot to play a 4. He needs to get physically stronger. I know that sounds weird but look at those guys in the NBA. That IMO

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    Patterson reminds me a lot of Larry Johnson the ex-UNLV and NBA player. PP will be ok when he decides to come out he is a great young talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceking View Post
    Where is Patterson going to play in the NBA? He won't be playing with his back to the basket. He is not big enough. I don't think he has a good enough shot to play a 4. He needs to get physically stronger. I know that sounds weird but look at those guys in the NBA. That IMO
    You might be right, but "Big" Ben Wallace is only 6'9" 240, PP is 6'8" 232.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCHSindians08 View Post
    You might be right, but "Big" Ben Wallace is only 6'9" 240, PP is 6'8" 232.
    I don't think Ben Wallace is 6'9", he is more like 6'6" not much taller than Chuck Hayes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOPKINSVILLE TIGER View Post
    Patterson reminds me a lot of Larry Johnson the ex-UNLV and NBA player. PP will be ok when he decides to come out he is a great young talent.
    Good comparison.

    Patrick Patterson is several inches taller. Larry Johnson had much more range on his jump shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOPKINSVILLE TIGER View Post
    I don't think Ben Wallace is 6'9", he is more like 6'6" not much taller than Chuck Hayes!
    Ben Wallace is 6'9" nearly 4 inches taller than Chuck Hayes.

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