Smith is one of the more intriguing big men available in this year’s draft. After two above average years in school, where will he go in next month’s draft?
Perhaps no other player available in this draft has as much of a chance to improve their NBA draft stock as Wesley heading into the college basketball season. There will be some questions about his range and rebounding ability, two things that should improve significantly this year.
Is there a more dynamic scorer out West returning in the WAC? Probably not, but Oliver will have to do more than score for the team to improve upon its’ 14-17 mark from a year ago. Head coach George Nessman needs Oliver to continue his chemistry with backcourt mate Justin Graham, also a fellow senior.
Seay began his collegiate career as a rotational player at Arizona State, trying to find a role in an offense where he was nothing more than a situational player. Once he transferred to Fresno State, he found his rhythm and developed into a productive big man at the collegiate level. Although the Bulldogs finished an underwhelming 12-20 season, they still boasted one of the more interesting frontcourts in the West from an NBA perspective, playing alongside Paul George as one of the most talented 3-4 combinations in the entire nation.
The long limbed, athletic hybrid small forward entered into the season with some high expectations. Although George was the team's number one option and the opposition's focal point on defense, he managed to make strides in his development. This despite being double teamed at times on an underachieving Bulldogs team.
Babbitt is one of the most highly touted players in Nevada basketball history. The third player in the state of Nevada to be named to the McDonald's High School All-American game, he also set the state scoring record with 2,941 career points. Once Babbitt enrolled with the Wolf Pack, he was named the WAC Freshman of the year (2008-09). His encore sophomore season resulted in him being chosen as the 2010 WAC Player of the Year.
Johnson is a very quick combo guard with unique size and strength. He has worked very hard over the past three seasons to develop his overall game and this year it really began to flourish. He was the second scoring option behind F Luke Babbitt, helping the Wolfpack to a 21-13 mark before getting ousted by Rhode Island 83-84 in the NIT's 2nd round.