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2012 NBA Draft : Top 10 Power Forwards

Published on June 27, 2012 by Scott Shirley   ·   1 Comment

1.Anthony Davis Kentucky Fr. 6’10” – It’s hard to image that just a couple years ago in high school Davis was a guard, now he has grown into a power forward. His game reminds people of Kevin Garnett. Davis has great length and size, and he just needs to add some muscle. Davis is an outstanding athlete with great quickness and leaping ability. Offensively he has a great shooting touch around the basket. He also has a nice jump shot he can even make three pointers. He excels at running the floor in transition. Davis is a dominant rebounder and shot blocker thanks to his length. Davis really needs to work on his post moves and getting stronger in the paint; if he does that he will be unstoppable.

2.Thomas Robinson Kansas Jr. 6’9” – Robinson put up lot better numbers this season, because he was coming off the bench behind the Morris twins who were both first round picks a year ago. He had better offensive and defensive rebounding numbers per minutes played than both of the Morris twins. He excels at rebounding and blocking shots. He already has a NBA body; he plays very physical around the rim. Robinson is a very good athlete with leaping ability. He is still very raw offensively he needs to work on his post moves, and mid-range game.

3.John Henson North Carolina Jr. 6’10”– Henson is the second best-shot blocker in college basketball ; he has very long arms and a long wingspan that help. Even when he doesn’t block shots, he alters a lot of them. He is also very mobile in the paint. Henson is a very effective rebounder on both ends of the court. He improved his offensive game this year especially around the basket, but it still needs work. He developed a pretty nice jump hook last year; but he needs to do better from the free throw line. Henson improved his jump shot a lot this season. At 210 pounds he really needs to add weight and get stronger.

4.Perry Jones Baylor Soph. 6’11” –Jones would have been a top pick in last year’s draft, but he decided to come back for another year. Jones may be tall, but he plays like and has the skills of a guard. He is a superb athlete, with great quickness and leaping ability. He has very good ball handling skills, which help him break down his defender 1 on 1. Jones has a very good mid range game; he can make that 15-foot shot. He runs the floor very well. He is a great rebounder because of his length. He really needs to work on his effort level, because some nights he doesn’t bring it, very inconsistent. There is no question that his stock fell this past college basketball season.

5.Terrence Jones Kentucky Soph. 6’8” – Jones decided to stay for his sophomore season at Kentucky Jones is a very versatile player that plays either inside or on the perimeter; he is very athletic. Jones has great size and length. He is a very good ball handler for being a big. His ball handling skills let him get easy shots in the paint. He finishes very strong at the rim with his strength. Jones has the knack on how to get rebounds he is also a superb shot blocker. Jones needs to improve on his overall consistency of his game; he can score 20 points one night and 4 the next. Jones has shown signs of making the three point shot he needs to continue to improve at that.

6. Arnett Moultrie Mississippi State Jr. 6’11”

7. Royce White Iowa State Soph. 6’8”

8. Andrew Nicholson St. Bonaventure Sr. 6’9”

9.Draymond Green Michigan State 6’6”

10. Kevin Jones West Virginia Sr. 6’7”

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