The former McDonald’s All-American turned it up this past season after an injury-plagued freshman campaign.
After averaging over 12 points a game as a freshman, Barton returned to the Tigers in 2011-12 with hopes of earning All-Conference honors. He was clearly a factor throughout the season.
He’s got a lot to like about his game, but Witherspoon’s career experienced some ups and downs while at Memphis.
When Moultrie decided to withdraw his name from the 2010 NBA Draft, there were a lot of mixed reviews, but most NBA scouts agreed with his decision. As a 19-year old sophomore, many scouts felt that he needed more time to develop on the collegiate level and fill out his frail frame by getting bigger and stronger. Moultrie then transferred to Mississippi State, where he continued to improve as a player. He may end up in this year's first round.
Aubrey Coleman is not your everyday household name when you think of dynamic and explosive college players in the NCAA this past season. The extravagant guard out of the University of Houston lit up Conference USA and led the nation in scoring with a 26.0 pts/gm average.
Elijah Millsap, the younger brother of Paul Millsap, is trying to follow in the footsteps of his big brother and duplicate his success. Although they have different styles and play different positions, many scouts and GM’s share the sentiment that the younger Millsap may be the more talented of the two, with a higher ceiling. Look for the younger Millsap to hear his named called somewhere in the second round, very similar to where his brother landed just a few years ago.
Jerome Jordan has gotten a taste over the last couple of summers as to what life in the NBA may entail, in fact, he has been a two year participant in both the LeBron James Skill Academy in Akron, OH. and Amare Stoudamire's big man camp in Phoenix, AZ. After a solid, if not spectacular, career as a member of the Golden Hurricane, he is ready for the transition to the NBA level.
Whiteside, a Gastonia, NC native, really responded during his freshman campaign, maintaining the momentum he generated during his high school career at The Patterson School, where he led his team to a No. 1 national ranking.
Elliot is one player that has been rapidly climbing up plenty of team’s draft boards over the past few weeks. The former Duke Blue Devil made the transfer to Memphis, where he was granted an NCAA waiver to play immediately and instantly made a significant contribution in helping the Tigers to a 24-10 record. Look for Elliot to land in the late lottery to mid-first round.