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Final 2002 NBA Draft

Rankings / Scouting

    THIS IS NOT A MOCK DRAFT. THIS LIST IS THE ORDER IN WHICH WE FEEL THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS ARE WORTHY OF BEING PICKED. June 26th, 2002.

Approximate average size of NBA players by position in 2002. ...Point Guards, 6'2" 187 lb., Shooting Guards 6'5" 204 lb., Small Forward 6'8" 228 lb., Power Forwards 6'9" 244 lb., Centers 7'0" 257 lb.

Click on the players name for a profile.

1. Yao Ming

2. Drew Gooden

3. Jay Williams

4. Carlos Boozer

5. Amare Stoudemire

6. Curtis Borchardt

7. Nene Hilario

8. Melvin Ely

9. Mike Dunleavey Jr.

10. Darius Songaila

11. Qyntel Woods

12. Lonny Baxter

13. Juan Dixon

14. Caron Butler

15. Tayshaun Prince

16. Freddie Jones

17. Jared Jeffries

18. Udonis Haslim

19. Ryan Humphrey

20. Dan Dickau

21. Aaron McGhee

22. Chris Wilcox

23. Robert Archibald

24. Luis Scola

25. Frank Williams

26. Ronald Murray

27. Jannero Pargo

28. Josh Davis

SECOND ROUND

29. Vincent Yarbrough

30. Marcus Haislip

31. Damir Krupalija

32. Lenny Cooke

33. DaJaun Wagner

34. Jason Capel

35. Lee Benson

36. Lemyan Wilson

37. Jason Jennings

38. Lazoros Papadopoulos

39. Casey Jacobson

40. Elvin Mims

41. Nikoloz Tskitishvili

42. John Salmons

43. Tito Maddox

44. Marlon DuMont

45. Rolan Roberts

46. Anthony Grundy

47. Chris Owens

48. Steve Logan

49. Brandon Dean

50. Chad Prewitt

51. Reggie Evans

52. Lubos Barton

53. Kareem Rush

54. Kelly Wise

55. John Linehan

56. Dan Gadzuric

The after party...

DeAngelo Collins - High School 6'9" 220 PF - High school baller was considered by most, the best player in LA, and rated 9th on Dave Telep & TheInsidersHoops.com Final Top 100 Class of 2002. …A string of troubles he had off the court while attending high school - including a felony assault for which he reportedly pleaded guilty and served time in juvenile hall - have caused him to drop. The McDonald's All-American is just three years removed from pleading guilty to felony assault and serving six months in juvenile hall. As a freshman at Tustin High, Collins inflicted permanent head injuries and a fractured nose that required surgery when he beat up a teammate. Collins averaged 25.5 points and 16.1 rebounds while earning first-team All-State honors by Cal-Hi Sports and second-team All-West honors by Student Sports Magazine. He missed 12 games after suffering a knee injury midway through last season. The Torrance Daily Breeze, which covers Inglewood, went with Hassan Adams of Los Angeles Westchester as the area Player of the Year over Collins. Collins was a junior high phenom in Stockton, then started high school at Tustin in Orange County. He transferred to Inglewood for his junior and senior years.

Burgess, Chris - Utah 6'11" 246 C - His standing reach is 9'1", so he cleans up a lot of garbage. Good rebounder. Makes some really silly plays, but his activity makes up for that. …Slow. BIG. Scrappy. …Willing to hit the deck for the ball. Will finish ala Bill Wennington.

McLeod, Keith - Bowling Green 6'2" 188 SG, PG - SR. ...The Mid America Conference Player of the Year 2002. ...Rt hander can stick shots from anywhere on the court.

Clancy, Sam USC 6'7" 240 PF - SR. ...The 2001-02 Pac 10 Player of the Year. Plays like a 6'11" composed pro Center. Clancy runs the floor extremely well, rebounds, blocks shots, and provides scoring in the paint. He is tough, and well schooled by Henry Bibby. The larger post defenders in the NBA could be an issue for Clancy. He makes a quick turn in the post, and likes contact. Attended USC, but grew up in Ohio. ...He shoots best when "in the flow" - when his game gets deliberate in the post, he gets swatted. ...Clancy gets over with his ball-skills. He can handle a bit. In college he overpowered many opponents with his combo of quickness, and strength. ...Another interesting part of Clancy's arsenal is his ability to get steals as a big-man. He had 55 thefts last season for USC. His hands are very quick. He shows ability to hit BIG shots, in tense situations. Horribly, he suffered a dislocated left knee cap last month during a workout for the Phoenix Suns in the America West Arena. He underwent surgery about a week later. There was no ligament damage but there was some tissue torn. A dislocated knee cap is a serious thing.

Rychart, Dusty - Minnesota 6'7" 210 SF - SR. A great shooter. Feathery touch is interesting to note because his shot looks far from the taught form. Fundamental forward. Hits the offensive glass, but is realitively slow. …Can really rebound.

Matela, Len - Bowling Green 6'9" 253 PF SR. Big man shoots 78% from the line.

Waldon, B.B. - South Florida 6'8" 214 SF, PF - SR. Horrible shooter. 38% from the FT Line. Tough, hits the glass. Can finish on break.

Jackson, Altron - South Florida 6'6" 192 SG - SR. ...Outstanding scorer, and rebounder for his size. Athletic, and smooth, Jackson grabs nearly 7 boards per game. A good shooter, not a great shooter. Jackson has NBA leaping ability, and is a solid offensive rebounder.

Moss, Chris - W. Virginia 6'8" 221 PF - SR. ...Smooth athlete, not super fast but gets it done with savvy, and good hoop instincts. Right handed. …Moss hits the offensive glass well. His defensive fundamentals could use schooling as we saw him lose sight of the ball on several occasions.

Williams, Chris - Virginia 6'7" 206 SF - SR. Long, but slight.

Odle, Jarrod - Indiana 6'8" 220 SF - SR ...Excellent post defender. Right hander. Recats quickly to block shots. Shot 54% from the field, as a SR. …Poor free throw shooter 62% as a SR.

Butler, Rasual - LaSalle 6'7" 205 SG, SF - SR. ...Will go strong to the goal or hit a smooth fade away. Butler is a very good shooter, has potential to be a GREAT shooter. 85% Free Throw shooter. A well-rounded player that D's up, blocking shots an excellent clip for a wing player. His offensive game is very nice. Solid rebounder. We like Rasual Butler. ...He will get his shots. He likes to jack 'em up. Athletic enough.

Nachbar, Bostjan - Benneton - Italy 6'9" 220 SF, SG ...Has an NBA jumper right now. Does not block shots, not a great rebounder, mostly a scorer, shooter. played the 1999 and 2000 Slovenian All Star Game...Selected for the World Team, played at the 1999 and 2000 Nike Hoop Summit...Member of the Under-20 Slovenian National Team...won the gold medal at the 2000 Under-20 European Championship. ...Nickname is "Boki".

Bennett, Travarus - Minnesota 6'7" 205 SG, SF - SR. ...Great shooter, strong defender. Named Big Ten Co-Denfensive Player of the Year. Bennett is a solid team player, doesn't overwhelm with offense, averaging only 9 ppg. He shoots well. 51% FG, 47% 3 Pt., and 77% FT.

Barnes, Matt - UCLA 6'7" 235 SF, SG - SR. ...Barnes is a tough, and versatile athlete. He can create for others, and finish plays. Best when playing instinctively. He sees the floor well too, making many good passes. He rebounds well, runs extremely well, and has a nice right hand baby hook in the post. He has endless energy. Was the highest jumper in NBA pre-draft testing at 40.5" verticle. ...Not a good shooter, and his hoop IQ needs work. He sometimes seems in such a rush that he makes the wrong play. He also seldom, if ever, blocks a shot, which is odd for a player of his size, quickness, and strength. The positives far outweigh the negatives with Barnes. His unselfish play can become contagious. Can still improve his shooting and ball handling with NBA repetition. His instincts, toughness, and athletic ability cannot be taught.

Lyde, Kevin - Temple 6'9" 278 C - SR. ...Standing reach is 9'1". Slow footed BIG is the last man to get down the court. Huge, good space eater. He also is usually in the right rebounding position. Former McDonald's High School All-America. …Last 2 seasons combined shot only 54% from the free throw line.

Holcomb, Randy San Diego St. 6'8" 225 PF, SF, SG - SR. ...MVP of the Mountain West Tourny as a SR. A mobil, athletic slasher, that can really excite with his dunks. … Standing reach is 8 feet 9 inches. …He can score, no doubt. Turnover rate is too high, and FT % too low (62%). On December 29, 2001 he posted 22 points (on 11-14 FG) and 15 rebounds at Duke.

Lang, Kris North Carolina 6'11" 242 C, PF - SR. ...Lang would be better suited to play power forward. He isn't a dominant shot blocker, but does have some post craft. He's a 65% free throw shooter. …Good size, and strength. He's agile, and plays hard. Right hander, can use his left but seldom goes to it. ...He understands shot selection. ...Right handed jump hook is hard to stop.

Ellis, Andy Texas Tech 6'11" 225 PF, C - SR. ...Inside, outside threat. Ellis can nail a three pointer, or bang inside. He plays very hard, and is a "throw-back" player.

Sales, Brooks Villanova 6'10" 232 PF, SF SR. ...Hard working big man is the brother of former Uconn women's star, Nakeisha Sales. He has post skills that were underutilized at Nova. He will need to add weight to bang in the league. …Last two season's combined, he shot 56% from the field, and 75% from the line. Physically fit, will run the floor with good speed.

Brown, Rahein - Florida Atlantic 6'10" 210 PF, C SR. Gomez, Dionisio Arkansas 6'8" 215 PF SR. Lack of perimeter touch means that Gomez plays around the basket. He'll have to bulk up from his listed 215 lbs. To have chance at the next level. …He doesn't take bad shots, and knows his limitations. When he did shoot, he hit 53% of his FG's

Bremer, J.R. - St. Bonaventure 6'2" 190 SG SR. Can strore in every way possibe. A small, stocky guard, that busts threes, and can take it off the dribble. Shows emotion, hustles, a competitor. Lefty, can really shoot! 80% Free throw shooter. …Was the NBA's pre-draft camp "best athlete" bench pressing 350 lbs. According to ESPN Insider, Bremer set a Chicago pre-draft record when he bench pressed 185 pounds 24 times during the physical. He also recorded a 35.5 inch vertical jump and had high scores in 3/4 court sprint and lane agility drills.

Allison, John - Purdue 6'10" 242 C, PF SR. Slow footed, shot blocker. 10 pts, 6 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game in 25 minutes per game last year at Purdue.

Parker, Smush - Fordham 6'4" 179 PG Frosh William "Smush" Parker is a long-armed guard. Despite being 6'4", his standing reach is 8'11 1/2". Parker is a 73% free throw shooter. He has good vision, but turns the ball over way too much. …He rebounds, and sees the floor well. With a little maturity, Parker can be really good.

Sekularac, Mladin - Yugoslavia 6'8" 207 SG, SF Since the 1997-98 season he's been a member of KK FMP Zeleznik (Yugoslavia). …A good shooter, in last 2 seasons 46% from the field, and 77% at the line. ...He gets to the hoop, drawing fouls. Attempted 331 free throws in 1837 minutes in last two years. He has an NBA body, a outside jumper, and ability to play two guard. Born in 1981. More of a shooter than a scorer. Plays very little defense, but can surely knock down some jumpers.

Reid, Damian - St. Josephs 6'9" 240 PF, SF SR. Reid knows his limitations. He shot a fantastic 61% from the field. 70% from the line. Good rebounder, but the "fun police" would be after him to share the pill. He has only 6 assists in nearly 800 minutes last year.

Jeffries, Chris Fresno St. 6'8" 215 SG, SF Jr. Another very versatile player, that can run, rebound, pass, and defend. At this stage, I would advise another year in school, only because Jeffries is still an inconsistent shooter. ...Chris Jeffries can put it on the floor and create his own, he also shows an active game that allows him to keep plays alive. ... Jeffries is an early entrant, leaving with Tark. …He averaged 17.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 3 assists a game for the Bulldogs before suffering a knee injury that forced to him to have surgery and miss the final 13 games of the season. ...His 63% FT shooting, and 42% FG shooting are indicitive of his need to improve his stroke. ...Jefferies, who is from Fresno, started his career at Arkansas as one of the top freshmen in the SEC. He transferred and played two seasons for Fresno St. He has talent. Is the knee really healed?

Grizzard, Rod Alabama 6'8" 205 SF Jr. Early entry candidate. The lefty, Grizzard leaves `Bama after his Junior year. He is a scorer that needs lots of shots to be effective….He has a great hesitation dribble. Smooth. …He shows big game tendencies, seems to rise to big occasions. Currently, Grizzard is resting his broken tibia.

Sampson, Jamal Cal 6'11" 240 C - Frosh ...Pac 10 Freshman of the Year is a long way from the skilled men who play Center in the NBA. You rebound very well. Your court vision is poor, ball skills poor, shooting atrocious, turnovers high. Good luck. Stay in school Jamal. You are a 2nd round pick in our eyes right now. In two years, you could be a high lottery pick with refinement to your game. Sampson is the nephew of former NBA star Ralph Sampson. ...His father, Bernard, played at UC Santa Barbara and professionally in Europe. ...His mother, Ruth Smith, was a 6-4 center at Cal State Los Angeles and also played professionally in Europe.

Patterson, Marckell - Mississippi St. 6'5" 185 SG, PG SR. Right hander, can handle and finish. Runs the floor extremely well. Great speed. Shows clutchness, and willingness to take the big shot.

Phillips, Bill - St. Josephs 6'10" 240 SF, PF SR. Three point shooting big man has a pretty complete game. He has good vision, rebounds well, and can stick the 20' with ease. At 6'10", he stepped outside to nail 49.5% of 105 three-point attempts as a Senior.

Boschee, Jeff - Kansas 6'1" 185 SG, PG SR. Boschee is a perimeter player. He seldom penetrates. Has trouble guarding really quick players. …He just settles for the J. too often.

Brown, Tony Utah St. 6'3" 195 PG - SR. Need offense? This guy can shoot! 49% FG, 44 % 3 pt., and 86% FT, in his SR. season. …Solid perimeter defender. Worth a look. In big games vs. BYU, and Utah he was outstanding, playing an unselfish, and complete game.

Robinson, Derek - W. Kentucky 6'1" 185 PG - SR. Good quickness. Shows a fiestyness that I like. Excellent rebounding guard, with good passing ability. Inconsistent shooter, shot 46% from the field, and 66% FT. Good defensive fundamentals.

Harrington, Greg - Tulsa 6'2" 185 PG SR. Has deep 3 point range. Slow. Great passer.

Braswell, Kevin - Georgetown 6'2" 190 PG SR. A poised, left-handed guard that can handle, and shoot with range. Very mature and confident. Braswell is seasoned, having started every game for 4 years at G-Town. Sometimes he may have a little too much confidence in his offense, or is he just tough? He could be more efficient, but his shot selection was improving as a SR. (still needs work). Like most, he has you when he can get penetration. ...Has enthusiasm for the game. Very good quickness. He's a sneaky defender. Has legitimate 25' range, and self confidence to make a big play. He thinks shot more than pass. Great jumper between 12-15 feet.

Christoffersen, Chris - Oregon 7'2" 300 C SR. Huge load. Poor hands. …Showed some needed emotion in NCAA Tourney. From Demark. ...Had most productive season as a senior (8.2 points, 5.3 rebounds) after attending Pete Newell Big Man Camp

Granville, Brandon - USC 5'9" 175 PG SR. Rock steady point guard. A mature leader with great vision. Has good quickness, and a high hoop IQ. When he gets his feet set, he can knock down a shot. He takes charges, and showed an ability to perform in the clutch. …Not the fastest point guard, but certainly one of the smartest.

Taylor, Marcus - Michigan St. 6'3" 195 PG Soph. Right handed. Only shot 40% in college. Magic Johnson's protege, and former McDonald's High School All-America. ..People need to understand the current landscape of the NBA, which is talent rich in guards right now. Guys who have taken time to mature, i.e. Chauncey Billups, Bobby Jackson will eat a guy like Taylor alive. ...Not to mention, Kidd, Brandon, Miller, Payton, Cassell, Nash, Francis, Terry, Baron Davis, Marbury, Van Exel, etc... ...Taylor seems like a good, smart kid. He has natural leadership ability, and God-given talent. His jump shot range seems only consistent from 17 feet. He has excellent vision. Can get his own shot.

Jackson, Thomas - Butler 5'9" 165 PG SR. Mouton, Byron Maryland 6'6" 213 SG SR. Standing reach is 8'6". Scrappy hustler, plays hard. 47% FG, 76% FT. Started off career at Tulane. Production dropped as a sophomore (11.4 ppg). Transferred to Maryland and sat out the 1999-00 season due to NCAA regulations.

Gates, Dennis - Cal 6'3" 195 PG SR. Inconsistent perimeter shooter, but solid defender. As a Cal Senior, he struggled to 39% FG shooting, while hitting 74% of his free throws.

Jones, Lonnie Ball St. 7'0" 228 C SR. Shot Blocker. Swatted 89 shots as a Senior. Yet another big man that can't shoot. He hit only 51% of his free throws. Needs to be a better rebounder too.

Graves, David Notre Dame 6'6" 208 SG SR. Graves hits threes, and hustles his butt off. Lack of foot speed is a concern. …Shot 43% FG, and 86% FT. He has a nice stroke and is fundamental in finding a way to get a shot off. …He'll take a charge. Has deep shooting range.

Suitt, Cedric - Pepperdine 6'11" 225 C, PF - SR. Shot Blocker.

Huffman, Trevor Kent St. 6'1" 195 PG SR. Good mid range game. Key component in Kent State's big March Madness run in 2002. High hoop IQ.

Jackson, Patrick Ball St. 5'10" 160 PG SR. "He really competes. …Hit big shots for Ball St. Guard carried a 3.53 GPA as a business major. "

Thomas, Jobey - Charlotte 6'4" 190 SG SR. 91% free throw shooter.

Bluthenthal, David - USC 6'7" 220 SG SR. 3 Point shooter, and excellent rebounding guard. …Has quick hands, and digs against Bigs as well as any guard. His shot is smooth and pure.

Hicks, Broderick - Wake Forest 6'1" 171 PG SR. Superb ball handler. Thinks pass first.

Knight, Billy UCLA 6'6" 201 SG SR. Billy Knight is a big time shooter. Has a sweet touch. Loves to hit from the baseline. …Knight showed an ability to hit clutch shots, but seldom had assists. Had more tunrovers than dimes.

Terrell, Thomas - Georgia St. 6'7" 240 SF, SG - SR. An intriguing prospect. Has good size at 6'7" 240, combined with scoring ability. Thomas averaged 21 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists last season. …Was drafted 8th in the 2002 USBL Draft. He shot 45% from the field, 79% FT, and 39% from beyond the college arc.

Mitchell, Andrew Kent St. 5'11" 150 PG SR.

Stovall, Milo Valparaiso 6'3" 204 SG, PG SR A leader.

Swanagan, Harold - Notre Dame 6'7" 252 PF SR. Right handed, wide-body. Sets a mean pick.

Savovic, Boban - Ohio St. 6'5" 240 PG, SG SR. From Montenegro, Yugoslavia. Boban Savovic is a well rounded player that sees the floor well. He bombs threes from all over the court.

Hainje, Rylan - Butler 6'6" 235 SG/SF SR. 42% Three point shooter.

 

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Last Updated on 3/7/02
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