After exploding onto the scene as an All-SEC performer as a freshman, did former Arkansas standout BJ Young take a step back as a sophomore?
Sidney’s career has taken a circuitous route, but he remains a viable candidate to at least get looks by NBA teams. Find out what happened in Chris Lee’s report on the former McDonald’s All-American.
Major off the court problems landed Alabama forward Tony Mitchell (#5 pictured) off the team by mid-season. After he was granted his release from the school, Mitchell decided to declare for the 2012 NBA Draft.
Despite being suspended in February, Alabama's Ja'Mychal Green (#1 pictured) finished his career with over 1,000 points in a respectable four-year stint for the Crimson Tide.
He's smooth, ultra-quick and competitive. Dee Bost's vast experience should bode well for a team destined for the postseason. Like many of his teammates, Bost seems to have traveled the long road to even get to his senior year. His on-court ability as the team’s lead guard will be a key to their attempts to take over the SEC West.
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.
Mikhail Torrance has been leaving a lasting impression on scouts in recent weeks leading up to the draft. The combo athletic guard has all the physical tools an NBA ball club is looking for in a point guard. Not a flashy player, but efficient and very effective in running the team's offense while in school. Although many college enthusiasts thought Mikhail should have been more dominant, the potential is there for him to eventually establish himself as a quality player in the NBA.
Tasmin Mitchell's journey has been long, with smooth stretches and turbulent times. He has seen it all from starting in the 2006 Final Four, to being a member of first and last place SEC teams and witnessing the departure of fellow frontcourt mates of Glen Davis, Anthony Randolph and Tyrus Thomas to the NBA. He also played under three head coaches during his time at LSU.
Mitchell appears to be a coach’s dream as far as intangibles are concerned. He is a vocal leader who plays very hard, as if in every game as if it was his last.
Varnado's length and athleticism have enabled him to lead the SEC for a couple of years now in a very important department: 'The Art of Rejection'. He finished second in SEC history behind Shaquille O'Neal in terms of blocked shots in a single-season after posting nearly 400 swats in 2009-10.
Terrico White is not your common household name when it comes to the crop of elite prospects on the colligate level. The former SEC freshman of the year is coming off a very disappointing season and lackluster sophomore campaign after a fantastic start to his college career. Many college enthusiasts praised his physical tools, but felt he could have benefitted by staying in the college ranks for one more season. It will be interesting to see if some NBA teams feel the exact same way in the upcoming draft.