Small Forward Draft’s Deepest Position?
(Perry) Jones certainly has some small forward capabilities, but there is no shortage of true “threes” to choose from this year too.
Kentucky’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist tops the list, and he’s clearly among the possibilities for Charlotte with the No. 2 pick (if they hold onto it, that is). North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes comes next and — from what I’m hearing — could go as high as No. 4 to Cleveland. From there, though, the rankings aren’t quite so clear.
Case in point: Baylor’s Quincy Miller (6-9, 200), who didn’t make my mock but who could go as high as the mid-first round. After Slam magazine rated him the top prep prospect of the 2011 class in 2010, Miller tore his anterior cruciate ligament during his senior season at Westchester Country Day High in High Point, N.C., and saw his stock take a hit as a result. But he’s heading in the right direction again, having averaged 10.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 24.4 minutes per game for the Bears while being named Big 12 Co-Freshman of the Year.