Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sleepers to watch in the upcoming NBA Draft

Since I'm on the West Coast, I've had a chance to watch several good seniors who may or may not get drafted, but who could play on the NBA level in the right situation:
-- JR Giddens (New Mexico/photo left):  Had 26 points and 13 rebs vs Cal.

-- Matt Gibson (Hawaii):  Won't get drafted, but he's a legitimate scorer.

-- CJ Giles (Oregon State):  Talented player who was kicked off both the Kansas and OSU teams.

-- Malik Hairston (Oregon):  Played 30 mins/game each of his four seasons for the Ducks.  Had 29 pts vs Arizona and 20 against a good Wash State team.

-- Trent Plaisted (BYU):  Not a senior, but he just declared.  Had 24 pts and 17 rebs vs UNC.  Impressive.