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2012 NBA Draft: Prospects 6-10

Published on July 20, 2011 by Scott Shirley   ·   1 Comment

It’s time to look at the top prospects for the 2012 NBA draft. Here are prospects 6-10.

2012 NBA Draft: Prospects 21-30

2012 NBA Draft: Prospects 16-20

2012 NBA Draft: Prospects 11-15

6. Quincy Miller PF Baylor Fr. 6’9” - Yes, a top recruit is headed to Baylor. Miller’s offensive game compares most to Kevin Durant. I am not saying he is Durant but that’s how he plays the game. He has excellent dribbling skills for his size, he can breakdown the defense with his superb quickness. Once he breaks down the defense he can pull up for the jumper or drive the whole way to the basket. His jumper is real smooth, and he can hit the outside shot. Miller has great length but he needs to add about 10 to 15 pounds of muscle, he needs the added strength to finish in the lane. Miller also needs to work on his shooting mechanics and shot selection.

7. James McAdoo PF North Carolina Fr. 6’9” – McAdoo, one of the top freshman in the country won’t even start at North Carolina, because they are loaded with talent. McAdoo’s game reminds many Tar Heel fans of James Worthy. He already has a NBA type body, with the length and strength. He is an excellent athlete, who excels offensively running the floor. Around the rim he has nice touch and can finish with his strength. McAdoo is a great rebounder; he uses his body well. He is also a very good defender who can guard out on the perimeter; he can also block shots. McAdoo still needs to improve his offensive game. He needs to work on his post moves. He needs to work on consistently making his jump shot.

8. Bradley Beal SG Florida Fr. 6’4” - I really like this kid’s game; I think he might be the best freshman in this class. Beal can flat out shoot the basketball that’s what he is best at. His stroke is real smooth; he has a quick release. He has excellent range on his shot. Beal is not just a shooter; he can get to the rim, and finish with his strength. He is a very versatile scorer. Another thing I like about Beal is that he is a tough player with very high basketball IQ. Beal needs to improve his ball handling as well as his passing ability. He could also work a little of his defense.

9. Austin Rivers PG Duke Fr.6’4” – Yes, he is the son of the Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers. Rivers is a flat out scorer kind of like Stephen Curry. Rivers has outstanding shooting range, he also excels at the mid range game, and he can also drive to the basket and finish with great touch. Rivers has excellent ball handling skills, which allows him to go by his defenders. Rivers is an explosive athlete with a quick first step. He really needs to get better on defense end if he wants to play at Duke. He also needs to work on getting his teammates involved more, and he can be a ball hog sometimes.

10. Terrence Jones PF Kentucky Soph 6’8” - Jones decided to stay for his freshman season at Kentucky which I think was a very good idea. 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.


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