View Full Version : Revised 2011 Rivals Rankings: July 2, 2010

07-02-2010, 11:09 AM

#22 = Kyle Wiltjer
#54 = Gary Bell Jr. (dropped from #36)

07-02-2010, 11:18 AM
Would these guys be compared to Austin Daye and Gray?

07-02-2010, 02:44 PM
Based on limited video sitings. I'd say, much more consistency out of Wiltjer and Bell. Wiltjer and Bell don't take plays off like Daye and Gray had a tendency to do. Bell is more of a pure point guard who makes his teammates a lot better than would a Gray at the point. Wiltjer plays harder than Austin, but it's probably a wash talent -wise.

07-02-2010, 02:59 PM
I don't know if this eval by Jonathan Givorny of Draft Express (http://www1.draftexpress.com/profile/Kyle-Wiltjer-5959/) has been posted yet:

FIBA Americas U-18 Championships: Top International Prospects
July 1, 2010
Another highly touted member of the 2011 high school class, Kyle Wiltjer displays impressive skills for a 17-year-old. He's an average athlete who runs the court somewhat awkwardly and does not play above the rim, but Wiltjer makes his living by being smarter and more polished than his opponents.

He's first and foremost an outstanding shooter, showing a quick release on his jumper and excellent mechanics. He has NBA range as well as the ability to make shots both with his feet set and off the dribble. He also has some back-to-the-basket ability. He has good hands, an effective jump hook and the ability to put the ball down and get around opponents in the paint.

While Wiltjer clearly has all the makings of a terrific college player, he's a bit stuck between positions from an NBA perspective, and he does not have great potential as a defender and rebounder. He's already drawing comparisons to Luke Babbitt—and he'd be wise to take a similar path to the pros.

From DraftExpress.com http://www1.draftexpress.com/profile/Kyle-Wiltjer-5959/#ixzz0sZL71QOQ

07-03-2010, 08:46 AM
Similar path to the pros means not going to a BCS school, yes? In that case, sign me up.