Spokane, WA - Eastern Washington University’s loss is the National Basketball Association’s gain.
Although he kept open the option to possibly return for his junior season, Rodney Stuckey has eliminated that option by recently hiring Goodwin Sports Management based in Seattle, Wash., to represent him.
On April 25, the sensational Eagle basketball player declared for the NBA draft that takes place on June 28. If he hadn’t hired an agent, he could have withdrawn his name by June 18 and returned to EWU next fall.
This is a straight forward list. Every draft prospect is listed with their consensus draft projection, along with whether the player is overrated, underrated or rated properly. In limited situations, where noted, the player's projected draft position varies so widely that its hard to pinpoint whether a player gets too much or too little respect.
Mohamed Abukar - C - Undrafted - Rated
Arron Afflalo - SG - Early Second Round - Underrated
Morris Almond - SG - Late First, Early Second - Rated
Stanko Barac - C - Mid Second round - Rated
Marco Belinelli - SG - Late first Round - Underrated
This is a follow up to yesterday's analysis of the point guard prospects. Tomorrow will be the small forwards. Shooting guard has some uncertainty as guys like Cook or Afflalo could (and I'd say should) return to school.
This is the first of five articles this week analyzing the 2007 NBA Draft prospects. Today I'll focus on the weak set of point guards, followed by shooting guards and so on. Following the position analysis, I'll present the statistical projections for this year's players (along with a look at how I did projecting last year's NBA rookies).