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10-26-2017, 05:18 PM
Insider article's table. I can't print the article. Sorry.

Draft rankings: Top 25 NCAA sophomores

1. Miles Bridges Michigan St SF/PF 19.5
2. Robert Williams Texas A&M PF/C 20.0
3. Bruce Brown Miami FL SG 21.1
4. Justin Jackson Maryland SF/PF 20.6
5. De'Anthony Melton USC PG/SG 19.4
6. Austin Wiley Auburn C 18.7
7. Tyus Battle Syracuse SG/SF 20.0
8. Andrew Jones Texas PG/SG 19.8
9. Landry Shamet Wichita St PG 20.6
10. Rui Hachimura Gonzaga PF 19.7
11. V.J. King Louisville SF 20.7
12. Rawle Alkins Arizona SG 19.9
13. Sacha Killeya-Jones Kentucky PF 19.2
14. Lamar Peters Mississippi St. PG 19.3
15. Josh Okogie Louisville SG 19.1
16. Donte DiVincenzo Villanova PG 20.7
17. D'Marcus Simonds Georgia St PG/SG 20.0
18. Malik Newman Kansas PG/SG 20.6
19. Kamar Baldwin Butler PG 20.1
20. Omer Yurtseven N.C. State C 19.3
21. Marques Bolden Duke C 19.5
22. Mamadi Diakite Virginia PF/C 20.7
23. Xavier Sneed Kansas St SG 19.8
24. Killian Tillie Gonzaga PF/C 19.4
25. Macio Teague UNC Asheville PG 20.3

10-26-2017, 06:56 PM
Here's a link to the article, (http://www.espn.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/21125940/nba-draft-rankings-best-sophomores-college-basketball)which is authored by Jonathan Givony, not some schlub.

He says this of Rui:

10. Rui Hachimura
Age: 19.6

Height: 6-foot-8 | Wingspan: 7-2

Hachimura followed up a very quiet freshman year at Gonzaga (128 total minutes played) with an outstanding showing at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Cairo this summer, finishing as the second-leading scorer and third-best rebounder at the event. Standing 6-8 with a strong 225-pound frame and a reported 7-foot-2 wingspan, Hachimura has the physical tools to play any of the frontcourt positions at the college level. He showed impressive development as a shot-maker and rebounder at the U19s, and was a handful for opposing big men to stay in front of with his ability to push the ball in the open floor and attack in a straight line.

Hachimura still has a lot of polish to add to his game, some of which will naturally come with the experience he sorely lacks. His awareness on both ends of the floor is a major work in progress, and he'll certainly need to find a position to defend on a consistent basis.

10-26-2017, 08:46 PM
Did anybody actually see Marques Bolden last year? He's on the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar watch list and now this. Dude averaged 1.5 pts and 1.1 rebs in about 6 minutes per game last season. I can just about guarantee you his butt will be nailed to the bench again this year. All the minutes are gonna go to Marvin Bagley and Wendell Carter. How are some pundits so dumb? I probably don't know half as much as I think I know, but I'm still a lot smarter than a bunch of the guys that get paid to write or talk about college basketball.