Jordan Hill sits down for a chat with Jonathan Givony to discuss his training in Chicago, what he might be able to show NBA teams in private workouts, his background as a player in high school, his breakout junior season and much more.
Tim Grover and Mike Procopio are working hard in Chicago helping a dozen prospects or so prepare for their NBA draft private workouts, including Jordan Hill, Jonny Flynn and Chase Budinger. We were able to spend the weekend with them and get a firsthand look at what they are working on with the players in their gym. Here is what we learned.
Though Blake Griffin is clearly the headliner of this year's group of power forwards, we've compiled significant data to thoroughly investigate the depth and versatility of this class from top to bottom to identify trends and make some observations.
Not quite at the level it was last year, the Pac-10 is regardless still fairly strong as far as high-level NBA prospects go, although it clearly doesn't have the depth it did last season. Arizona State's James Harden leads the way in terms of returning prospects, followed by Arizona products Jordan Hill and Chase Budinger, as well as UCLA's Darren Collison and Arizona State's Jeff Pendergraph.
We begin our annual look at the top returning NBA draft prospects in each of the high-major NCAA conferences with possibly the most intriguing of them all: the Pac-10. Lottery talent abounds at the top with Chase Budinger, Brook Lopez, Darren Collison and DeVon Hardin, while we find a true sleeper at the end in Arizona's Jordan Hill.