Sunday, June 26, 2005

Hoops: Top 10 PG's in the draft

A breakdown of the top 10 PG's in the draft from CSTV, with this on Jarrett Jack:

Jarrett Jack, 6-3, Junior, Georgia Tech

Pros: In any other draft, Jack would likely be taken higher. He's a big-game player as he showed in leading Georgia Tech to the 2004 NCAA title game and ACC Tournament victories over North Carolina in 2004 and 2005. He's a natural floor leader with good NBA size and knows how to score. He's strong enough to bang down low and grab some rebounds when needed.

Cons: Jack gave Felton a run for the ACC turnover title last year without the big assist numbers. He put up 4.5 assists and 3.4 turnovers a game for a 1.32 ratio- not the numbers to blow away NBA suitors. He hasn't shown great range on his shot and could be one-dimensional if he doesn't improve.

Summary: Jack could go anywhere from the middle to the end of the first round. He would be ideal for a team looking for a backup point guard who could eventually become a starter in the league.

Here's a decent review of Jarrett by USA Today, but no mention of Bynum in all the guards:

Jarrett Jack, 6-3, 202, Georgia Tech: Early-entry candidate who started 100 of 101 games during college career. ... A complete player. ... A tough competitor who knows the game. ... Excellent strength and has a physical presence. ... Jumper has improved but could use more work. Top-20 pick.

Here's more talk about all the Guards in this draft....... and yet more on the guards........ Here's a very interesting mention of Jack:

$3 MILLION BUY-IN: If the Heat, indeed, has the hots for Georgia Tech point guard Jarrett Jack, it had better hope Cleveland is unable to buy its way into the first round. Lacking a pick, the Cavaliers are said to be mulling offering the $3 million maximum for a selection, with a point guard among its targets. Memphis' selection, No. 19, could be among those available. "We're trying to get involved in the draft," acting General Manager Mark Warkentien said.

Meanwhile, Charlotte is sizing up Luke Schenscher:

Schenscher, an Australian, helped the Yellow Jackets to the NCAA championship game two years ago, which Georgia Tech lost to Connecticut. The Hornets' staff saw him work at the Chicago pre-draft camp this month.

"It went well," said Schenscher, who will be in San Antonio today. "I'm just going out there, going hard. This was my 11th or 12th workout, my second-to-last one. I'm not hearing anything about where I'd go. I guess I'll find out on Tuesday."

Here's a look at how the ACC will be devestated by this draft - a mass exodus of talent..... Here's one guy's opinion on why the age limit was not enough - using Randolph Morris as his example........ Here's more on Morris......... Has John Gilchrist improved his stock? Sounds like it.......