I have a love/hate relationship with ESPN. I love the amount of college basketball they give me. The ability to watch game after game after game. I like some of the announcers and analysts, and and how in-depth some of them can get. But I hate that way it is delivered, covered in tainted, biased crap.
Sorry about that - I got a little emotional.
Here is another hate item. Conference play is barely in sight and ESPN is already listing their NBA Draft Prospects. ESPN is the single biggest reason we have all these one and done freshmen. Seriously. Look at the amount of coverage these “student athletes” get starting in high school. ESPNU had a high school signing day a mini-NFL draft-like special. Having players interview live, announcing he best classes and projecting the future. That is a whole other post.
But, I watch. Anyway, listed below is the list of the Top-15 from the Worldwide Leader in Sports. I agree with a lot of what the have on the list. But there is no way any NBA team is picking Arizona’s Jordan Hill before Wake Forrest’s Al-Faroug Aminu or Georgetown’s Greg Monroe. NO WAY!
|2009 NBA Draft Prospects: Top 100|
|1||Blake Griffin||PF||6-10||245||19||Oklahoma||Top 5|
|2||Ricky Rubio||PG||6-4||180||18||Spain||Top 5|
|4||James Harden||SG||6-4||215||19||Arizona State||Top 10|
|7||Brandon Jennings||PG||6-2||165||19||Italy||Top 10|
|8||B. J. Mullens||C||7-1||260||19||Ohio State||Top 10|
|9||DeMar DeRozan||SG||6-6||200||19||USC||Top 10|
|10||Jordan Hill||PF||6-9||211||21||Arizona||Lottery to mid-first round|
|11||Al-Farouq Aminu||SF||6-8||205||18||Wake Forest||Lottery to mid-first round|
|12||Greg Monroe||PF||6-11||250||18||Georgetown||Mid- to late first round|
|13||Gani Lawal||PF||6-9||220||19||Georgia Tech||Lottery to mid first round|
|14||Earl Clark||SF||6-9||200||20||Louisville||Lottery to mid-first round|