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Podcast: Talking NBA Prospects at the NCAA Tournament with SI
by: DraftExpress
March 17, 2011
Jonathan Givony joins Paul Forrester and Andy Gray of SI.com to discuss the impact the NCAA Tournament can have on a player's NBA draft stock.

Topics discussed:

-The strength of this year's draft class.
-Which specific prospects can benefit most from a great showing in the NCAA Tournament?
-Can Harrison Barnes' inconsistency this season be forgotten with a great NCAA tournament?
-How much heavily does the tournament factor into deciding a prospect's draft stock? Can it make or break a player's stock?
-What kind of prospect is Kyrie Irving? Can he help or hurt himself with the way he plays in the NCAA tournament? How much can we expect him to play?
-Will Jared Sullinger be an impact player in the NBA?
-Will Kemba Walker be an impact player in the NBA? Can teams build around him.
Thoughts on Perry Jones, Jimmer Fredette,Brandon Knight,Jonas Valanciunas,Enes Kanter and more.


Listen to the podcast here
 


Feedback for this article may be sent to jonathan@draftexpress.com .

 

Harrison Barnes
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 228 lbs.
Birthday: 05/30/1992
22 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Ames
Previous Team: North Carolina , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #7 in 2012 Draft
by the Warriors
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
5.0 Pts, 3.5 Rebs, 2.0 Asts


Kyrie Irving
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 191 lbs.
Birthday: 03/23/1992
22 Years Old
Teams:
High School: St. Patrick
Previous Team: Duke , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #1 in 2011 Draft
by the Cavaliers
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
12.1 Pts, 2.6 Rebs, 3.6 Asts


Jared Sullinger
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 268 lbs.
Birthday: 03/04/1992
22 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Northland
Previous Team: Ohio State , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #21 in 2012 Draft
by the Celtics
Positions:
Current: C,
NBA: PF/C,
Possible: C
Quick Stats:
13.3 Pts, 8.1 Rebs, 1.6 Asts


Kemba Walker
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 184 lbs.
Birthday: 05/08/1990
24 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Rice
Previous Team: Connecticut , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #9 in 2011 Draft
by the Bobcats
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
17.7 Pts, 4.2 Rebs, 6.1 Asts


Perry Jones
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 11"
Weight: 234 lbs.
Birthday: 09/24/1991
22 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Duncanville
Previous Team: Baylor , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #28 in 2012 Draft
by the Thunder
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
12.3 Pts, 5.3 Rebs, 0.5 Asts


Jimmer Fredette
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 196 lbs.
Birthday: 02/25/1989
25 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Glens Falls
Previous Team: BYU , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #10 in 2011 Draft
by the Bucks
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
5.9 Pts, 1.1 Rebs, 1.5 Asts


Brandon Knight
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 177 lbs.
Birthday: 12/02/1991
22 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Pine Crest
Previous Team: Kentucky , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #8 in 2011 Draft
by the Pistons
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG/SG,
Possible: PG/SG
Quick Stats:
17.9 Pts, 3.5 Rebs, 4.9 Asts


Jonas Valanciunas
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 11"
Weight: 240 lbs.
Birthday: 05/06/1992
22 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Lietuvos Rytas , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #5 in 2011 Draft
by the Raptors
Positions:
Current: C,
NBA: C,
Possible: C
Quick Stats:
14.4 Pts, 8.4 Rebs, 0.6 Asts


Enes Kanter
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 11"
Weight: 259 lbs.
Birthday: 05/20/1992
22 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Stoneridge Prep
Previous Team: Kentucky , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #3 in 2011 Draft
by the Jazz
Positions:
Current: C,
NBA: C,
Possible: PF/C
Quick Stats:
12.3 Pts, 7.5 Rebs, 0.9 Asts


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