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Title: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
Post by: jbcarol on April 18, 2017, 07:49:09 am
https://twitter.com/Rivals/status/854077013958819840

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1. NBA TAKING WAIT-AND-SEE APPROACH ON 2017

Following the much-hyped class of 2016, NBA scouts expected that it would be tough for the class of 2o17 to match their predecessors. That being said, the NBA was hoping for a little more than they've seen out of 2017 over the past three weeks.

"It's not like it was last year obviously," one scout told Rivals.com. "This round of All-Star games hasn't been the best setting for a lot of these guys and there aren't as many no-brainers as we have seen in other classes."

However, one player did stand out the most to NBA scouts. The only player to receive votes in our polling of NBA scouts as the best overall prospect was 2017's No. 1 ranked player, Missouri-bound small forward Michael Porter Jr.

"Porter sometimes leaves you wanting a little more, but he's pretty clearly the best player in the class," said one Eastern Conference scout. "He has terrific size, he's athletic, he has great skill and he is the one guy that could give all of the 2016 kids a run for their money."

2. BAMBA, AYTON IMPRESS

After Porter Jr., NBA scouts seemed to be the most enamored with Rivals.com's No. 2 and No. 3 ranked players Mohamed Bamba and DeAndre Ayton. It was a pretty even split between the two with the Arizona-bound Ayton making a comeback and having the NBA guys warm up to him at the Jordan Brand Classic...

Those who like the undecided Bamba more point to his length and ability to be a game changer on the defensive end.

"His arms are so long that I wonder if it is even possible for him to shoot a normal jump shot but I don't really care," said one scout at the McDonald's All-American Game. "In our league we'll be drafting him to protect the rim and rebound. His length is a game-changer and he's also pretty coordinated. He looks like a kid that would be fun to work with."
Title: Re: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
Post by: jbcarol on June 23, 2017, 07:05:48 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/878096864507187202

SEC Players in 2018 NBA mock draft: DraftExpress

2. Michael Porter, Jr.  F  Mizzou

5. Robert Williams   PF  A&M

8. Collin Sexton      PG  Bama

18. Ham Diallo       SG   UK

20. Nick Richards   PF    UK

FWIW, NBA DraftdotNet also includes UK's Jarrad Vanderbilt (10) and Kevin Knox (14).
Title: Re: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
Post by: jbcarol on June 25, 2017, 07:08:50 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/878630876766130177

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If you enjoyed the presence of Mark Gottfried, Terrance Ferguson and Bruce Pearl on draft night, just wait. It's a good bet the 2018 NBA Draft will have an even greater Heart of Dixie flavor.

More than it's had in years.

A glance at a few crazy early mock drafts for 2018 shows as many as five players with state connections already on the radar...

Alabama freshman point guard phenom Collin Sexton is a favorite to be a one-and-done top-10 selection... DraftExpress.com lists him at No. 8. Sexton will be Alabama's first pick since Richard Hendrix went in the second round in 2008. If he goes in the first 30 picks, Sexton will be Alabama's first choice in the first round since Gerald Wallace in 2001. Sexton also has a shot to be Alabama's first top-10 pick since Antonio McDyess went No. 2 overall in 1995.

DraftExpress.com lists junior power forward Donta Hall as a second-round pick at No. 41.

Auburn also has not one but two players on its roster getting early mention as possible 2018 draftees. CBSsports.com predicts sophomore swingman Mustapha Heron as the No. 20 pick and sophomore center Austin Wiley as the No. 25 pick.

If either Heron or Wiley is drafted, he'll be the first Auburn player to hear his name called since point guard Jamison Brewer in 2001. If Heron or Wiley goes in the first round, he'll be the program's first first-rounder since center Mamadou N'diaye in 2000.

That also was the last time two Auburn players were selected in the same draft. Chris Porter went in the second round in 2000.
Title: Re: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
Post by: jbcarol on June 25, 2017, 08:08:05 am
https://twitter.com/EvanDaniels/status/878247341127544833
Title: Re: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
Post by: jbcarol on July 20, 2017, 11:58:16 am
 Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN 13m13 minutes ago

Robert Williams here at Under Armour camp, but sitting out today with shin splints. One NBA guy told me he has him at No. 3 on early board.
Title: Re: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
Post by: jbcarol on August 04, 2017, 02:23:03 pm
 Jonathan Givony‏Verified account @DraftExpress

Michael Porter looked about as smooth and talented as you would expect. Making shots from all over the floor. Gets his own so easily. Stud.

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 Adam Zagoria‏Verified account @AdamZagoria 43m43 minutes ago

Adam Zagoria Retweeted Jonathan Givony

Projected No. 1 pick in 2018, although he could be challenged by Marvin Bagley III if he reclasses.
Title: Re: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
Post by: jbcarol on August 16, 2017, 05:37:15 am
 Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN 21h21 hours ago

My early Mock Draft:
1. Marvin Bagley
2. Michael Porter Jr.
3. DeAndre Ayton
4. Luke Doncic
5. Mo Bamba
6. Robert Williams
7. Miles Bridges
Title: Re: 2018 SEC Players and their NBA Draft Prospects
Post by: jbcarol on October 05, 2017, 09:44:29 pm
Brent Zwerneman‏ @BrentZwerneman 4h4 hours ago

Texas A&M's Robert Williams sets sights on No. 1 selection in 2018 NBA Draft: http://www.chron.com/sports/aggies/article/Texas-A-M-s-Robert-Williams-sets-sights-on-No-1-12256687.php via @houstonchron

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