Thursday, June 26, 2008

Draft picks mirror new coaches' styles

As I sat watching the draft tonight, I couldn't help thinking that some of those guys should have stayed in school. Just look at the underclassmen who went in the late first round and second round. With another year or two, they'd likely gone higher.

Interesting that seven players from Kansas and K-State were drafted, while only one was drafted out of the state of North Carolina. No one from UNC, Duke, or Wake. That's rare.

Teams' style of play dictated their picks. For example, you can see that the Suns' style is changing as PHX drafted Lopez. New York went with a guy who fits their new system.