by Gus Elvin
Hope you enjoyed my initial installment of “Guru’s Top Ten”, for our 2nd version I thought I would take a look at some of the top newcomers in college basketball, specifically incoming freshmen. As you know recruiting has become a year round chore and with all the information and exposure surrounding high school athletes these days, it has become a luxury for us fans to get an early look at soon to be Division 1 prospects. Like my last piece this one will follow the standard list of 10 format, as I will take a look of 10 incoming college freshman who will make an immediate impact next season. Recently we have seen freshmen such as Greg Oden, Kevin Durant, John Wall and most recently Anthony Davis flourish in their rookie seasons, so it is definitely worth examining this incoming freshmen class. This list will not be based solely on other recruiting agencies rankings but on which incoming freshmen will make the biggest impact next season on their respective teams. Like I said there will be hundreds of freshmen who will make an impact somewhere in college basketball next year but for this piece I will try to separate 10 from the rest of pack. Topping my list of “Top Ten freshmen” is none other than UCLA bound forward Shabazz Muhammad.
1.) Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA- If you read my previous write up on “The Top 5 Undecided Recruits”, you will know I am very high on Muhammad, if you did not here’s why. Muhammad a 6-6 wing who played his high school ball for Bishop Gorman (NV), is a can’t miss recruit who was considered the consensus top recruit before the reclassification of Kentucky bound center Nerlens Noel. To me Muhammad is still the crown jewel of the 2012 recruiting class as this guy has all the raw ability and all the traits a coach looks for in a basketball player. Muhammad is a scorer first, as he combined size, athleticism, touch and an aggressive scorer’s mentality to become one of the top scorers in high school basketball, averaging 29.4 points as a senior. Muhammad also is a very strong rebounder both on the offensive and defensive end, in addition to having a reputation as a strong and competitive defensive player. The best part about Muhammad may be that he just seems to “get it”, as he is a well-spoken young kid who knows what it takes to be great and is willing to work that hard to achieve it. If there is one “weakness” to Muhammad’s game presently it is his jump shot, which is vastly improved but still could become more consistent. Muhammad has noted this himself and has continued to improve in this area which is a scary thought for opposing defenders in the Pac-12. This spring Muhammad did not rest on his laurels or potential as the high school senior went out and won MVP honors at both the McDonald’s All-America Game and Jordan Brand Classic, the 2 top showcases for high school seniors. Shabazz Muhammad will be the ring leader for what figures to be a very good UCLA team next season that also features top 100 recruits Jordan Adams, Kyle Anderson and Tony Parker. Muhammad to me is the premier player in this year’s class and may be the best freshman wing we have seen since in a couple of seasons. UCLA really struck gold with this kid as Muhammad’s height, strength, athleticism and willingness to work will pay major dividends next season in Westwood for Ben Howland. Muhammad will lead the Bruins in scoring next season and will be looked at as one of the prime prospects for the 2013 NBA Draft if he were to choose to forgo his remaining eligibility following next season.
2.) Isaiah Austin, Baylor- The bad news for Scott Drew and the Bears is that they will need to replace their entire frontline, as Quincy Acy, Perry Jones III and Quincy Miller have all graduated or entered into the NBA Draft. The good news for Baylor? Well that’s easy. The Bears bring in the premier offensive big man from the high school ranks in Texas product Isaiah Austin. Losing Perry Jones is without a doubt a blow to Baylor’s program but the arrival of Austin should soften the blow considerably as the skilled big will remind fans of the departed Perry Jones. Leading off, Austin is an absolute freak as his size (7ft), and amazing skill and athleticism make him a very rare and very special prospect. Austin has a lot of the traits and physical gifts Perry Jones possesses, as like Jones he has that rare combination of size and skill but also like Jones still needs to bulk up a bit and add muscle. The difference is that unlike Jones, Austin is also an accomplished shot blocker who has the ability to impact the game on the defensive end of the floor. In fact Austin is probably the 2nd best shot blocker in the 2012 class behind Nerlens Noel, as at the high school level the 7 foot center averaged 5 blocks to go along with his 15 point and 11 rebound per game averages . Some scouts even swear that Austin may be the most talented player in this class alongside Muhammad, as he is a strong rebounder, an excellent shot blocker, a smooth athlete, a good ball handler and even an above average 3-point shooter. That’s right Austin can even knock down the 3 at 7-feet, as he has a great stroke for someone his size which can make him absolutely unguardable when he is on his game. Austin to me has been going under the radar the entire recruiting process but next season look for Austin to be the top impact center in college basketball ahead of Nerlens Noel(UK), Cameron Ridely(Texas) and Kaleb Tarczewksi(Arizona). With Jones and Miller leaving early for the NBA, look for Austin to be Baylor’s top big man from day 1 as the versatile and smooth 7-footer gives Scott Drew a big man to pair with guards Pierre Jackson, Brady Heslip and Deuce Bello. Austin still needs to add weight to become a complete post player but this guy’s athleticism, shot blocking, ball handling and shooting touch are all already off the charts for an incoming freshman.
3.) Nerlens Noel, Kentucky- Lets just get this out of the way: “Nerlens Noel is not Anthony Davis”. ……Period. It is not fair or right to compare Noel to last year’s NCAA Player of the Year and soon to be #1 overall draft pick Anthony Davis. While both players play center, Davis was more advanced entering college as a freshman than Noel and quite frankly has a different game. The one thing Noel will be able to do like Davis is block shots, as the ESPNU #1 recruit is the top shot blocker amongst next year’s incoming freshmen. Noel also possesses tremendous length, athleticism and great timing instincts, all of the ingredient necessary for him to become an immediate presence in the middle at UK. On the other hand, Noel still has a lot of room to grow as he is still very raw offensively and will also need to add strength and muscle to his 6-10 frame. Noel who was originally a 2013 prospect decided to reclassify and suddenly emerged as many recruiting service’s consensus top prospect due to his raw ability and huge upside. Next season I don’t expect Noel to average more than 8 or 9 points per game but his impact will be felt around college basketball due to his elite ability as a shot blocker and rebounder. Noel is a guy who has all the raw ability and as he gets older and gets more coaching look for him to become a more established offensive post player and less of a project. Noel will start from day 1 in the middle in Lexington, as the freshman has the ability to lead the SEC and maybe the nation in shot blocking next season. Noel offensively is a high level athlete who will get a lot of easy baskets via offensive rebounds and transition alley oops, but his most important contributions next season will be on the defensive end of the floor. Look out for Nerlens next year as “Fear the Flat Top” will become a trademark phrase in Big Blue Nation. Noel will not be Anthony Davis next season but he will be a dominant shot blocker in college basketball who will leave his imprint in every game Kentucky plays in next season. In time the offense will come but for now Noel figures to be an impact shot blocker and rebounder, who will get most of his buckets on the break or around the glass.
4.) Anthony Bennett, UNLV- Well it took a while but we finally know where Anthony Bennett will be playing basketball next season, as Bennett took the hometown discount and stayed put in Las Vegas. Bennett will bolster an already strong frontcourt for the Runnin’ Rebels next season as he joins a trio of former transfers Khem Birch(Pitt), Mike Moser(UCLA) and recent addition Roscoe Smith(UConn). Bennett’s college choice was not just about staying close to his high school (Findlay Prep, Las Vegas) though, as UNLV’s new up tempo style under Dave Rice also played a major role. Rice who played for Jerry Tarkanian during the Golden Era of UNLV basketball (‘86-92), has reinstituted that run and gun, fast paced offensive tempo that was successful in Vegas during that era. This is where Bennett fits in as the 6-8, 230lb forward should thrive in this system with his ability to run the floor in transition and stretch the floor from the perimeter. Bennett will make an immediate impact next season for the Rebels, as at 6-8, he can both bully defenders down in the low block, or step behind the perimeter and knock down the open 3. Bennett also has tremendous athleticism for his size and in high school was known for the way he ran the floor on the break, often resulting in easy transition dunks. Bennett also figures to be a useful outlet passer for the Rebels, who like to get out and run following a defensive rebound. Expect Bennett to be a key factor for UNLV a season from now as his combination of power and speed will make him a mismatch nightmare for defenders in the Mountain West and the rest of the country. Bennett still has room to improve offensively in terms of post moves but he has a developing hook and his effort on the offensive glass is a very good starting point. UNLV will score in the mid to high 70’s next season and look for Bennett to average something like 13 points and 7 rebounds as a freshman. Bennett was a late signee for UNLV but he will be well worth the wait, as his athleticism and body type should make him a versatile player for Dave Rice and a mismatch for opposing defenders.
5.) Gary Harris, Michigan State- While everyone realizes how much of an impact Anthony Davis made last season for Kentucky, the next most impactful player in college basketball last season was likely Draymond Green of Michigan State. Green who averaged 16.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists for the Spartans a season ago, served as “Mr. Do Everything”(he even wipes the floor at the Breslin Center) for Tom Izzo, as he not only led the team in all major categories but also served as the team’s emotional leader. While no one singlehandedly will be able replace the tangible and intangible contributions of Draymond Green, there are high hopes that freshman Gary Harris can immediately help. Harris is an electrifying guard who at 6’4” is an incredible athlete who can score at will off the dribble or above the rim in transition. Harris is a very aggressive scorer who can beat you in a variety ways, as in addition to his tremendous athleticism and penetration ability, he has continued to perfect a rapidly improving jump shot. Harris who Izzo was able to lure out of Indiana was named Mr. Basketball in the Hoosier State, leading his high school Hamilton Southeastern to a school record 22 wins, averaging 25 ppg along the way. Another one of Harris’ strengths is his competitiveness and effort level on the defensive end of the floor, as Harris uses his strong frame to keep opponents away from the rim and also has shown the knack for jumping passing lanes for steals and transition buckets. If there is a weakness to Harris’ game it is perimeter shot which is not a lost cause but is a continuing work in progress. Harris showed consistency at the high school level from about 20 feet but as a 3-point shooter he was a bit mercurial as Harris often times went through long hot or cold spells. Harris continues to work on his perimeter game but his stroke is a good one, so many are hopeful that Harris will add the 3-point shot to his already loaded offensive arsenal. Harris should be a big time scorer immediately for the Spartans as his combination of strength and athleticism will be on display from day 1 in East Lansing. Michigan State has a good one in Harris, as this athletic slasher continues to improve and should give MSU a dynamic transition element to a half court oriented team. Harris is one of those streaky scorers who is always capable of exploding on a given night and next year should team with Keith Appling and Travis Trice to give the Spartans one of the top backcourts in the Big Ten.
6.) Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State- This is one of the guy’s I really like in this year’s class, as Marcus Smart at 6-3, 200lbs is a bit of a “tweener”. “Tweener” or not this kid has all the intangibles and heart needed to thrive at the college level, which is enough for me and definitely enough for Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford. To start Smart looks more like a football player than a shooting guard/point guard, as the 6-3 guard has broad shoulders and a tremendous combination of strength and speed. The chiseled point guard/shooting guard/small forward can play a number of positions but his intangibles and skillset may be best suited to play point guard. Smart is a strong power guard who has explosive athleticism, an aggressive mindset and a strong will. What do I mean by will? Well Smart just wants it more than the next guy. He will do anything to win a loose ball, get a key steal, and is more than anything just a proven winner. Need evidence, well Smart guided his high school Flower Mound(Texas) to back to back Class 5A state titles as a junior and senior, serving the team in a variety of roles but most importantly as the team’s vocal and non-vocal leader. These leadership qualities and winning pedigree are the main reasons why I believe Smart will plug in at the point guard position, at least early on for Oklahoma State. Oklahoma State needs a heady guard to run this team and to me Smart is their best option, as his leadership, decision making and passing ability would bring stability to a position that lacks anything close to that at the moment for Oklahoma State. While his fundamentals, competitiveness and maturity may be his best traits, when it comes to physical ability Smart has not been slighted in the least as his athleticism and strength are both off the charts for someone who is 6’3”. If you’re not sold yet what if I told you Smart is an excellent on ball and help defender and also averaged 9.2 rebounds last year. Did I mention he is 6 foot 3? Want More? Smart last season led his high school (Marcus, Texas )to a 39-2 record and a 2nd straight state title, while individually averaging 15.1 point, 9.2 rebounds 5 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.3 blocks, all while capturing his 2nd straight Gatorade Texas Player of the Year Award. As good as Marcus is he has 2 so called flaws, one he can control and one he cannot. The one he cannot control is his height (6’3”), as Marcus is 2 or 3 inches shorter than most players who play his natural position (small forward) at the college level. To me this is overblown, as Smart has illustrated his competitiveness, athleticism, strength and most importantly his desire can make up for his lack of height. Smart’s lack of height will likely mean he will move to guard at the college level but this should not be a problem as his versatility and athletic ability should allow him to transition almost seamlessly to the shooting guard or point guard position. The other flaw and the one area Smart does need to address is his jump shot. As of right now Smart is at best an inconsistent jump shooter who needs to continue to smoothen out his stroke and extend his range. His jump shot at this point is a bit flat and has more line drive than arc to it, which is never a good sign. This is something he has continued to work on and something he has gotten better about over the past season and a half. Smart does have the ability to hit the open 3-pointer but just needs to become more consistent and more confident with that perimeter shot if he wants to become the total package and thrive at guard. Marcus Smart is a prospect on the rise, as recently he has received a lot of praise and admiration from his coaches and teammates at the USA Basketball FIBA U-18 camp, and hopes to star for the United States at the U-18 World Championships which will be held from June 16th-20th in Brazil. Smart might be favorite player in this year’s class, but in my defense how can you not like a guy who won the State Player of the Year Award two times in a row but still took 43 charges last season?
7.) Marcus Paige, North Carolina- The Tar Heels lose a lot this offseason as Harrison Barnes, John Henson, Tyler Zeller and maybe most importantly Kendall Marshall all have departed for the NBA. I emphasize the loss of Marshall because in all honesty he was “the straw that stirred the drink” for the ‘Heels, a true quarterback, and the best pure point guard we have seen in a good few years in college basketball. Needless to say Marshall’s heir has big shoes to fill, as that lucky individual will be tasked with replacing the reigning Bob Cousy Award winner and Marshall’s sophomore averages of 8 points and 10 assists per game. The scary thing is that North Carolina has found someone capable of doing that in freshman Marcus Paige. Paige is an immensely talented young guard who comes to Chapel Hill with all sorts of hype and recognition. I am not saying Paige will be better than Marshall or that he will average anything close to 10 assists next season, all I am saying is that this kid has all the talent to be the next great point guard at North Carolina and in time could become a very special player. To me Paige is the #1 point guard in this year’s class(not sold on Kyle Anderson as a PG and believe Marcus Smart is a natural shooting guard), as he has all the skills: speed, vision, shooting range, basketball IQ, ball handling, to be a special point guard at the college level. Paige’s top attribute might be his speed as at 6’1” and only 160lbs, Paige is a jitterbug who with his speed can instantly become a 1 man fast break or a 1 man full court press. Paige who was named Mr. Basketball in Iowa averaged 28.4 points and 3.5 assists as a senior, but at Carolina expect those scoring numbers to go down while those assist numbers should go up. Don’t let those high school numbers fool you as Paige possesses great vision like his predecessor Marshall, but was relied on to be more of a scorer on his high school team. While Marshall was a better passer than Paige, Paige is the far superior perimeter shooter, as Marcus shot an impressive 44 percent from 3-point range in high school and unlike Marshall cannot be left open from the perimeter. This facet should help North Carolina a lot next season, as teams will not be able to play off of the speedy Paige like they did Marshall, which should give him opportunities to get buy slower defenders and either scorer at the rim or kick it out for an open shot. Paige’s biggest weakness is his slight frame, as at 160lbs he leaves himself vulnerable to punishment at the college level. Paige especially needs to gain more muscle because of the way he plays, as his aggressiveness going to the basket results in him enduring a lot of hard fouls and contact. Paige also could focus more on the defensive end as at times, as he has been known to occasionally use defensive possessions as a rest period, leaving his team vulnerable on that end of the floor. Paige to me is one of the more intriguing prospects of this year’s incoming class as his array of skills, whether it be scoring, passing, quickness should all help him become an immediate impact player at North Carolina. There is an opening at point guard with Kendall Marshall gone, so look for the exciting freshman Paige to seize the job and become a dangerous player next season as a passer and scorer on a very young but very talented Tar Heel team. Many recruiting services don’t have Paige anywhere near this high in terms of rankings but in terms of impact I expect few players to play as big a role as Paige will replacing Marshall next season at North Carolina.
8.) Cameron Ridley, Texas- We have already talked about Nerlens Noel and Isaiah Austin but the most polished true center in this year’s class might just be Cameron Ridley of Fort Bend, Texas. Ridley who stands at an imposing 6’10’” and 230lbs, does more than just look the part, as the Longhorn to be is one of my top freshmen to watch in 2012-13. The first thing you notice about Ridley is his size at the center position but his greatest asset may be his competitive nature and energy level. In other words Ridley has that “mean streak”, that a center needs, a′ la Kendrick Perkins or Tyson Chandler. This mean streak adds to Ridley’s imposing presence on the defensive end and helps deter or scare opponents from attacking the basket that Ridley defends so well .This mean streak or competitiveness benefits Ridley on both ends of the floor, as he is a strong shot blocker who also relentlessly attacks the glass on both ends of the floor. Ridley is an outstanding rebounder on both ends and his energy level is outstanding for someone of his stature. Another tool that separates Ridley from many other centers in this class is his hands, as Ridley has big mittens that snatch the basketball in traffic or whenever it is up for grabs. These hands are also a big reason for his prowess as a rebounder, as Ridley is like a rebounding vacuum that sucks in missed shots on both ends of the floor. Ridley’s strength is the final piece to the puzzle, as his power and muscle in the low block, when combined with his aggressive attitude and tremendous hands is a scary proposition for opposing defenses. Ridley at 230lbs can carve out acres of space for himself whenever he chooses and with his ability to post and roll to the basket he can be handful for zone defenses. In terms of post moves and offensive polish, Ridley like most centers his age still has a lot of room to improve. That being said Ridley does seem to have a go to move, as his lefty hook has become a pretty consistent shot for him over the past few seasons and should translate to the college level. Ridley still needs to work on his offensive footwork and array of moves but with an established hook and endless potential, look for him to adapt and develop on the fly. While Ridley’s tremendous upside cannot be discounted, the one thing that scouts fear could hold him back is….conditioning. We have seen it before but like many centers before him and many that will come after him Ridley has had struggles controlling his weight and keeping his conditioning up to par. This seems to be less of an issue now than it was a year ago though, as Ridley has dropped weight and toned up which was a large reason for his breakout senior season. One other issue for Ridley which also plagues most big men in basketball is foul trouble. Ridley’s aggression and motor often times lead him to pick up early and over zealous fouls that relegate him to the bench for an extended period of time early in games. If Ridley can continue to improve his conditioning and get into even better shape, there is no reason Ridley can’t become one of the best centers and best newcomers in the Big 12 next season. Cameron Ridley will be an immediate factor at Texas because of his defense and rebounding ability and with a little offensive polish and continued improvement to his conditioning this guy has a chance to be one of the best big men in Texas history, if he sticks around for a while. Ridley has size, attitude and a great motor and with a depleted Longhorn frontcourt (the graduation of Alex Wangmene and Clint Chapman), look for Ridley to be Texas’ starting center early on next season. Like I said Ridley (#8 ESPNU) has been going a bit under the radar in comparison to some other top prospects, but the senior from Fort Bend showed at the McDonald’s All-American game (12pts, 8 rebounds) he belongs in the conversation with the top bigs in this year’s class.
9.) Archie Goodwin, Kentucky- Last season, Kentucky came in with a heralded group of freshman and the result was a 38-2 record that culminated in a national title. During their championship run the Wildcats relied heavily on two things – freshmen and balance – 2 things that will be very important to the ‘Cats success this season. Last year, UK had 6 players who averaged double figures, all 6 averaging between 14.2 points and 10 points per game. This season I expect a similar balance in terms of Kentucky’s scoring breakdown but the player I project to lead this team is Archie Goodwin. Kentucky’s freshmen class of Alex Poythress, Nerlens Noel, Archie Goodwin and Willie Cauley figures to be among the best young groups in the nation but Goodwin is the most advanced offensive player of this group. Goodwin has not received the type of hype of a Shabazz Muhammad or a Nerlens Noel, but the Arkansas Mr. Basketball is no slouch, as he averaged 25 points per game for Sylvan Hills (Ark) and led the Bears to a state championship, while also being selected to both the McDonald’s All- American Game and Jordan Brand Classic. The smooth wing has all the skills to be a standout scoring guard/scoring wing at the college level, as he truly has no glaring weaknesses on the offensive end and should only get better with coaching. In terms of comparisons, Goodwin has an eerily similar game to former Arkansas high school standout and current Atlanta Hawk Joe Johnson, as he has similar size(6’5”), a silky jump shot, great dribble penetration ability and just a calmness and smoothness about him that most hoopsters lack. Right now Goodwin can play shooting guard or small forward comfortably as his improved perimeter jump shot and ball handling ability is good enough to play guard, while his rebounding instincts are good enough for UK to go small and play him at forward. If there is a weakness to Goodwin’s smooth offensive game it has to be his slight body, as Goodwin needs to hit the weight room and fill out his 6 foot 5 frame. Goodwin at the moment weighs in at just 180 pounds but a college weight lifting regiment should help him add the 10-15 pounds of muscle that will greatly help his finishing ability in the lane. Goodwin is an unselfish player who does not force things and don’t underestimate his value as a teammate and a winner, as Goodwin should have no problem sharing the ball on a team loaded with top talents. This is not the easiest thing as we have learned as egos and brashness often times can derail talented teams. Archie Goodwin is one of the most skilled wings in this year’s class, and that smoothness is the reason I like him to make an immediate impact at the college level, and to lead UK in scoring next season.
10.) Rodney Purvis, North Carolina State- If there is 1 word to describe Rodney Purvis… it is “aggressive”. Another relentless slasher/ scorer, Purvis was the first big get for Mark Gottfried in recruiting at North Carolina State, and signified a resurgence in recruiting for a suddenly revived Wolfpack program. Purvis who is the biggest name of a 3 man recruiting class (Tyler Lewis, T.J. Warren) that ranks in the top 10 nationally, is a high flying 6’4” shooting guard with a reputation as a pure scorer. One of the most explosive athletes in this year’s class, Purvis is a fast break highlight waiting to happen and a basketball rim’s worst nightmare. Purvis has a similar build to the previously mentioned Marcus Smart, as at 6’4”, 190lbs, he is an explosive combination of speed, strength and athleticism. Purvis plays with almost an attitude on the floor as he anger and drive make him a nightmare to contain on the wing. Purvis also is a pretty strong rebounder from the guard position, averaging 6.7 rebounds per game for his high school Upper Room Christian Academy (NC). As a senior the North Carolina Mr. Basketball averaged 26 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists at Upper Room Christian Academy but also shone brightly on the national level picking about co-MVP honors at the Jordan Brand Classic. The other underrated part of Purvis’ game is his unselfishness and court vision, as despite being a scorer first, Purvis manages to involve his teammates and seemingly always make the right play. Purvis also has a consistent mid- range jumper and exhibits great body control with both his pull up jumper and when finishing against contact at the rim. The one weakness to Purvis’ game at this point of his career is his outside jumper, as Purvis lacks a consistent stroke from downtown and even struggles on anything outside of 15 feet. Purvis has made strides in this department over the past year but still lacks the perimeter touch necessary for a high level shooting guard/wing. If Purvis can improve this area of his game it could make him nearly unstoppable at North Carolina State, as right now his penetration ability and elite athleticism make him a tall task to control already. Like some of these other incoming freshmen Purvis also has the benefit of the practice time and experience of playing for the US U-18 team this summer in Brazil during the FIBA U-18 World Championships. Purvis will be looked at as one of the leaders on this team and should thrive in the wide open style play of the international competition. To be blunt about it Purvis is at times unstoppable off the dribble, as his power and athleticism overwhelmed opponents at even the highest levels of high school basketball. Going forward his aggressiveness on the offensive end and versatility will serve him well as North Carolina State should be an immediate contender next season with a loaded returning group and the arrival of a top 10 recruiting class. Purvis is a jump shot away from being a lot higher on this list but his mentality as a scorer and his aggressiveness in getting into the paint are unmatched in this year’s incoming freshmen class. Rodney Purvis plays with a chip on his shoulder and next season , ACC perimeter defenders will have nightmares about showing up under Purvis’ feet on ESPN’s top 10.
10 Others to Watch(In no particular order)
1.) Kaleb Tarczewski, Arizona
2.) Kyle Anderson, UCLA
3.) Rasheed Sulaimon, Duke
4.) DaJuan Coleman, Syracuse
5.) Shaq Goodwin, Memphis
6.) Kris Dunn, Providence
7.) Perry Ellis, Kansas
8.) Brandon Ashley, Arizona
9.) Daniel House, Houston
10.) Mitch McGary, Michigan