The NBA Draft 2015 is fast approaching and Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report made a projection of who will be included in the 1st team All-Rookie team next season and their projected stats.
Also, here are what scouts and key personalities have to say about their game.
Karl-Anthony Towns Projected Stats: 13.1 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.5 bpg, .485 fg% Here’s the scouting report from ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla ( via Bleacher Report ) “The 19-year-old freshman with a 7-foot-3 wingspan may not be as advanced as [Anthony] Davis, who was the consensus national player of the year.
But he is the basketball equivalent of a five-tool player, with a nice combination of skill, size, athleticism, youth and a ‘give-a-damn meter’ that runs high.
These are all reasons why his NBA success should come early in his pro career.” Jahlil Okafor Projected Stats: 13.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 0.6 bpg, .50 fg% Per Wasserman , “He is as polished as any big man we have seen in a while.
From his touch down low, to his footwork, to his back to the basket game, this is a guy who can take over in a half-court set and can demand double-team from opposing teams.” D’Angelo Russell Projected Stats: 15.2 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 5.0 apg, .43 fg%, will win 2016 Rookie of the Year Here is Jonathan Wasserman’s analysis of Russell’s brand of play.
“He is the most skilled player in the country regardless of position.
You get this guy the ball and he can do anything with it.
At 6’5″ he can play both guard position.
He’s got the passing instinct to play point plus the size to play the shooting guard position.” Stanley Johnson Projected Stats: 12.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.2 apg, .447 fg% Here is Jonathan Wasserman ‘s scouting report.
“He’s got phenomenal physical tools.
This guy is 45lbs.
heavier than Andrew Wiggins and they play the same position.
He is a guy who could play through contact, get to the basket, have nice in between game, great jump shot, and can guard any position.” He added, “his offensive arsenal includes a nice floater, jumper, in short he’s got the complete offensive package.” Emmanuel Mudiay Projected Stats: 14.3 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 5.2 apg, .422 fg% According to Stephon Marbury, Mudiay was a revelation when he played for the Guangdong Tigers in the CBA.
(via Bleacher Report ) “He’s got his own style-fast.
He’s got a little bit of everybody’s game.
What I like about him is he can jump and he’s big, too, a big guard, more of a tweener.
He can’t really shoot that well right now, but he’s got point guard skills, sees the floor really well.
He’s definitely an NBA player.
The question that teams want to know is if he’ll be impactful for the organization before they invest the top pick.
I gave him advice-stay on the right path,” said Marbury.