John Wall: Best in the Land

20 Dec 2009

Here is my list of the top 5 college players that I want on my NBA team next year:

  1. John Wall, Fr-PG- Kentucky– Wall’s mix of size, speed, athletic ability, and sheer basketball talent put him at the top of the list. But he also has shown the ability to lead a team and make everyone around him better. Wall will be the number one pick and surely is on a fast track to NBA rookie of the year.
  2. Al-Farouq Aminu- Soph-SF- Wake Forest– Last year was a trial by fire for Aminu as he was surrounded by NBA talent and NBA attitudes. That Wake team lost to Cleveland St. in the NCAA. Aminu saw this and now is leading the Demon Deacons this year and has shown his versatility which the NBA craves.
  3. Derrick Favors- Fr-PF- Georgia Tech– New to the NCAA scene, Favors is already showing the skills that made him a top 5 recruit. His frame and potential make him a coveted NBA prospect. Think Blake Griffin his freshman year, only with a better jump shot
  4. Xavier Henry- Fr- SG- Kansas– Joining a strong Kansas squad, Henry has immediately made a name for himself and the NBA is watching. His smooth game with a strong jump shot and superior athleticism make him a perfect NBA two guard.
  5. Dexter Pittman- Sr- C- Texas–Although not a hyped as the other four, Pittman has shown a strong work ethics, he lost 100 lbs since he came to Austin. His strength and athleticism makes him an appealing center prospect and at 6’1” 290lbs, he has a frame to compete with the best in the NBA