- Evan Turner- SG, age 21, ( 20.4 pts – 9.2 rebs – 6.0 assts)
- John Wall – PG, age 19, (16.6 pts – 4.3 rebs – 6.5 assts)
- DeMarcus Cousins – C, age 19,(15 pts – 9.8 rebs)
- Wesley Johnson – SF, age 22, (16.5 pts – 8.5 rebs, .41 3P%)
- Derrick Favors – PF, 18, (12 pts, 8 rebs)
- Hassan Whiteside – C,20, (13.1, 8.9 rebs)
- Greg Monroe – PF, 19, (16.1 pts, 9.6 rebs)
- Al-Farouq Aminu – SF, 19, (15 pts, 10 rebs)
- Ekpe Udoh – PF, 23, (13.9 pts, 9.8 rebs, 3.7 blks)
- Ed Davis – PF, 20, (12.9 pts, 9.2 rebs)
- Luke Babbit – SF, 20, (22 pts, 8.9 rebs, .92 FT%, .416 3P%)
- Cole Aldrich – C, 21, (11pts, 9.8 rebs, 3.5 blks, 1.6 TOs)
- Paul George – SF,20, (16.8 pts, 7.2 rebs, .91 FTs)
- Damion James – SF, 22, (18.0 pts, 10.3 rebs)
- Patrick Patterson – PF, 21, (14.3 pts, 7.5 rebs)
Keeping it short and sweet. I judged these picks by a combination of BPA and Positional need. I looked at position, age, and compared seasonal stats. Yes, a lot of it did come down to their statistics for me. I didn't watch very much college basketball, so I didn't have that to go by. I looked at some of the highlight videos, but really those can make anyone look great. Think of Donte Green - highlights of him dunking, hitting three-point shots, doing alley-oops, and blocking Kobe make him look like a superstar. Or, take clips of Brockman diving for balls and showing off his not-to-be-seen-in-actual-game dunks. Then, there is all the hype that surrounds a player, both positive and negative, which can be confounding. The interviews are revealing, but when it comes right down to it, the stats are earned by each player over the season and provide information about actual performance in games relative to other college players.
Updated:A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
#1 Evan Turner: Look out world here he comes.
#2 John Wall: Come on, everybody dance to the music.
"John is a program builder not a taker. He has great pride in his ability and wants to make a statement this season. He's a player coaches dream about because he's a natural leader with the skill to make others better. His length should allow him to be a force on the defensive end from day one."
- John Calipari
#3 DeMarcus Cousins: Basketball's newest bad boy makes the scene.
"We're not out there reading books..."
#4 Wesley Johnson: His smile lights up the world; His play lights up the boards.
Johnson was named Big East Player of the Year on March 9, 2010
#5 Derrick Favors: He is only 18 - Check his ID Peaches
#6 Greg Monroe: Don't count this guy out. In his freshman season at Georgetown he was named Big East Rookie of the Year.
#7 Al-Farouq Aminu: Descends from a line of Nigerian kings
#8 Ekpe Udoh: Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year
#9 Ed Davis: He finished the season as UNC's second-leading scorer and leading rebounder and shot-blocker.
# 10 Luke Babbit: The Best NBA Prospect You Don't Know About
# 11 Hassan Whiteside: His father played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers
#12 Cole Aldrich: 2009-10 men's college basketball Academic All-American of the Year
#13 Paul George: West's Most Entertaining Player (SI.com - Fall 2009)
#14 Damion James: Third on the UT career rebounding list (968)
#15 Patrick Patterson: "Players like Patrick make coaching seem easy." - John Calipari