|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Wednesday, 24 June 2009 10:12|
2009 NBA Draft fans will have an attractive list of NBA Draft prospects to handicap for the big event taking place June 25 from Madison Square Garden, New York. 2009 NBA Draft projections have Oklahoma’s Blake Griffin slated as the first to go amongst NBA Draft prospects but there are plenty of great choices available.
Griffin is expected to be the top selection for the 2009 NBA Draft. The power forward from Oklahoma is one of many NBA Draft prospects that is coming out for the 2009 NBA Draft early as he still had 2 years of college eligibility remaining. Last year for the Sooners Griffin averaged 22.7 points per game along with 14.4 rebounds per game as the premier prospect from the Big 12 Conference for the 2009 NBA Draft.
Ricky Rubio is ranked 2nd amongst the 2009 NBA Draft prospects. He is an 18 year old Spaniard that plays in both the Spanish and the Euro league. He is a 6-4 point guard. The 3rd ranked prospect for the 2009 NBA Draft is Hasheem Thabeet from Connecticut. Thabeet is giving up his senior season for the 2009 NBA Draft. The 7-3 center averaged 13.6 points per game and 10.8 rebounds per game for the Huskies last year. He hails from Dar es Salaam Tanzania.
The 4th ranked 2009 NBA Draft prospect is James Harden of Arizona State. The 6-5 sophomore shooting guard averaged 20.1 points per game and 4.2 assists per game for the Sun Devils last year. A natural scorer that shot almost 50% from the floor last year, Harden has climbed in esteem amongst the draft experts. Stephen Curry rounds out the top 5 prospects for the draft. He is a 6-3 junior point guard from Davidson that averaged a most impressive 28.6 points per game last year. He averaged well over 20 points per game in each of his 3 seasons at Davidson.
Rounding out the top 10 prospects are (6) Jordan Hill, a power forward from Arizona State, (7) Tyreke Evans, a shooting guard from Memphis, (8) Jrue Holiday, a point guard from UCLA, (9) Jonny Flynn a point guard from Syracuse, and (10) DeMar DeRozan, a shooting guard from USC.
Bet on the MLBGamblers might feel compelled to place their baseball bets on San Francisco. Rival evaluators who scouted the Giants’ offensive work during spring training all left thinking the same thing; pitchers from opposing teams will have to dig deep. Similar to the Kansas City Royals of the previous two years, the Giants are not known for striking out too often.