2009 NBA Draft: Best Scorers

    
May 19th, 2009

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2009 NBA Draft HQ!While the 2009 NBA Draft isn't loaded with deadly long-range bombers, there are definitely some guys adept at getting the ball in the hoop. Blake Griffin isn't a traditional scorer from the SG or SF position, but he can score the ball in a variety of ways. Stephen Curry can light it up with the best of them, and some of our experts considered him the best scorer available, even better than the probable #1 pick. The highly efficient James Harden appears in everyone's lists, but opinion is mixed. Meanwhile, Jodie Meeks and Marcus Thornton shredded the SEC last year, but our opinions on those guys were highly scattered. Dionte Christmas, Tyrese Rice, and Jermaine Taylor were some of the less-heralded prospects given some love.

 

As part of our NBA Draft Skills Challenge series, CHN experts ranked the Best Scorers in the Draft.  Click on player name for profile & scouting report. Our experts rankings will be updated once the official Entry list is finalized.

 

Jason Brubaker

1) Blake Griffin
2) Stephen Curry
3) James Harden
4)
Jodie Meeks
5)
Jeff Teague
6) Dionte Christmas
7) Toney Douglas
8) Chase Budinger

 

Jeff Fox

1) Stephen Curry
2) Jermaine Taylor
3)
Jodie Meeks
4)
Blake Griffin
5)
Luke Harangody
6)
James Harden
7)
Marcus Thornton
8)
Lester Hudson

 

Jason Hirschorn
1)
Stephen Curry
2)
James Harden
3)
Blake Griffin
4) Jonny Flynn
5) Tyrese Rice
6)
Gerald Henderson
7) Demar Derozan
8)
Jeff Teague

 

Raphielle Johnson

1) Jodie Meeks
2)
Lester Hudson
3)
James Harden
4)
Stephen Curry
5) Dionte Christmas
6)
Blake Griffin
7) Tyrese Rice
8) Tyreke Evans

 

Tim Kemper

1) Blake Griffin
2)
Stephen Curry
3)
James Harden
4) Tyreke Evans
5)
Jeff Teague
6) Ty Lawson
7)
Marcus Thornton
8)
Wayne Ellington

 

Jason Tomassini

1) Blake Griffin
2)
James Harden
3) Tyreke Evans
4)
Stephen Curry
5)
Gerald Henderson
6) Brandon Jennings
7)
Jordan Hill
8) Demar Derozan

 

Shawn Siegel

1) Blake Griffin
2)
Stephen Curry

3) James Harden

4) Jeff Teague

5) Eric Maynor
6) Tyreke Evans

7) Marcus Thornton

8) Gerald Henderson

 

NBA Draft Skill Rankings

- includes top scorers, rebounders, passers, shot-blockers, and more.

 

Also see Top Ten Prospects by Position & Top Ten Prospects by Class & Top Ten Prospects By Age.