Kotoch: Top 10 NBA Draft Prospects for 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! And today we give thanks that there are quite a few big men who will be available in next June’s draft.

In a change from most drafts, this year’s NBA Draft should be dominated by bigs early and often with five centers making the top 10.

If you are a team in need of a wing, there are a few options, and if you want a PG there is always the D-League or next year.

With the college and international seasons a month old, NBA scouts and GMs are getting back into the groove and many of these prospects have helped their stocks. While we are enjoying turkey and all the fixings, here is a crash course on the Top 10 2013 NBA Draft top prospects. Also, be sure to check out Jeremy Bauman’s recent scouting reports after a slew of prospects played in Brooklyn earlier this week.

No. 1. –  Shabazz Muhammad (SG, UCLA) – Early on it didn’t look good for Muhammad, as he was suspended indefinitely by the NCAA and was unable to play in UCLA’s first 3 games. Muhammad was cleared to play and hasn’t disappointed in his first few games thus far.

His play is as expected: efficient scoring, incredible motor and a high skill level. While Muhammad isn’t a surefire first overall pick like Anthony Davis, Derrick Rose, or Blake Griffin his overall package appeals most to NBA scouts. Stock is unchanged.

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  1. says

    What about KU’s Ben McLemore? I see him as a potential top 5 pick. The kid averages 17 ppg, shoots 50+% from the field, 40+% from 3, nearly 90% from the FT line. Awesome athleticism. Great size for a guard. Top 5 pick.
    As for Gobert, he reminds me a lot of Alexis Ajinca, another tall skinny French center who went in the 1st round a few years ago, and disappeared very quickly.

  2. john steppling says

    I like McAdoo less because I dont know what he is. Poythress needs work on his handle. He is one of those seductive kids who also spells potential bust. Id add LeBryan Nash ahead of thomas, or Rodney Purvis even.

  3. A.J. says

    Cody Zeller as a first pick overall. A white American center. First selection. Great idea. Why not just woo Kent Benson out of retirement.

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