There will be a TON of NBA scouts at Rupp for tomorrow’s showdown between Kentucky and Kansas, so to prepare, Jeff Goodman spoke to some scouts to get their takes on the Cats and Jayhawks’ potential pros. Here’s a sampling of their thoughts:
“He’s a special scorer, and his shot is much better than we thought it would be. He gets to the rim whenever he wants, but sometimes he doesn’t do it often enough. He can rebound and defend, but he hasn’t really figured out how to do it consistently yet. He’ll go somewhere in the top seven, maybe as high as No. 2.”
“He’s starting to figure it out, and he’s really just scratching the surface. He’s a very good passer and is so fast, but he’s got a clear weakness: shooting the ball. That will probably keep him from going in the top five.”
“He is a physical specimen, but I’d like to see him do a better job rebounding. He runs the floor well, but he should be a dominant rebounder — and he isn’t. That worries me, because generally that doesn’t change.”
“To me, he can make a roster as a third point guard. He’ll probably be picked in the second round and will have a chance to make a team because he’s tough and can defend.”
“It’s not time to talk about him. He should go back to school.”
Plenty more where that came from over at the Worldwide Leader.