Originally written on roundballchat.com  |  Last updated 11/13/14


1.Bradley Beal Florida Fr. 6’4” – I really like this kid’s game; I think he might be the best freshman in this class. Beal can flat out shoot the basketball that’s what he is best at. His stroke is real smooth; he has a quick release. He has excellent range on his shot. Beal is not just a shooter; he can get to the rim, and finish with his strength. He is a very versatile scorer. Another thing I like about Beal is that he is a tough player with very high basketball IQ. Beal needs to improve his ball handling as well as his passing ability. He could also work a little of his defense.

2.Jeremy Lamb UConn Soph. 6’6”– Lamb emerged as a true superstar; a year ago after he and Kemba Walker led UConn to the national title. Lamb has very good size and length for a shooting guard, but he really needs to add some weight. Lamb is a great athlete with his quickness and jumping ability. He is also an excellent an aggressive defender. One word to describe his offensive game is smooth. He is an excellent shooter who excels at the mid range game. He needs to be more aggressive on offense and attack the rim more.

3. Austin Rivers Duke Fr. 6’4” – Yes, he is the son of the Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers. Rivers is a flat out scorer. Rivers has outstanding shooting range, he also excels at the mid range game, and he can also drive to the basket and finish with great touch. Rivers has excellent ball handling skills, which allows him to go by his defenders. Rivers is an explosive athlete with a quick first step. He really needs to get better on defense. He also needs to work on getting his teammates involved more, and he can be a ball hog sometimes.

4.Dion Waiters Syracuse Soph. 6’4”- Waiters stock has gone up a ton since the end of the college basketball season. Waiters is an athletic strong combo guard. He excels at beating defenders off the dribble he will excel in the NBA because of his ability to score in the isolation. Not only can he drive to the whole but he is a pretty good long range shooter. The only question for Waiters is his ability to play defense.

5.John Jenkins Vanderbilt Jr 6’4” –Jenkins can flat out shoot the ball, he has unlimited range. Jenkins was by far the best shooter in college basketball this season. He excels at coming off screens to get his shots. Jenkins is also a very clutch player. Jenkins is not a great athlete, which causes him to struggle to create his own shot. He also really needs to work on his defense.

6.Will Barton Memphis Soph. 6’6” – Barton had a somewhat of a disappointing season last year at Memphis. He has great length but he needs to add weight. Barton has unlimited shooting range, which causes him to take a lot of bad shots. He needs to continue to attack the rim to add another dimension to his game. Barton is also a good rebounder for being a guard.

7.Doron Lamb Kentucky Soph 6’4”

8. Evan Fournier France 6’7”

9. William Buford Ohio State Sr. 6’5”

10. Jared Cunningham Oregon State Jr. 6’4”

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