In years past we have seen a ton of talent come from the second round of the draft. Some have become stars like Manu Ginobili, Carlos Boozer, Monta Ellis, Rashard Lewis and Gilbert Arenas. Others have become some of the leagues premier role players like Stephen Jackson, Mehmet Okur, Luis Scola, Mo Williams, Trevor Ariza, Marcin Gortat, Paul Millsap, and from last years draft, Isaiah Thomas. Here are 9 players Zach Schotz and I believe to be the next group of legit second rounders.
1. Darius Johnson-Odom (SG, Marquette)
There’s just something about lefty scorers that make my knees buckle. Johnson-Odom can score on command, and although he was stuck at the point guard position for Marquette, he still put up 18.3 ppg, shooting 44%. As a Sophomore he was on fire and shot 47% from three-point land, but as he shot more that number declined to under 40% by the end of his Senior year. If he can work to get that trifecta back, he can be a huge sparkplug offensively.
2. Mike Scott (PF, Vir...