All international players have until June 14th to withdraw their names from the draft pool. Read on to see who will be returning to NCAA action and 2010, a long with a few comments:
Lavoy Allen 6-9 230 PF Temple Jr.
Kevin Anderson 5-11 175 PG Richmond Jr.
Anderson has solid scoring ability and can create his own shot, but is very small for the NBA point, and currently doesn’t have the skills to play the lead guard spot at the next level. He needs to show a lot in 2010 if he wants to improve his draft stock as a point guard.
Talor Battle 6-0 175 PG Penn State Jr.
Keith Benson 6-11 225 C Oakland Jr.
Benson hails from a small school, but has gotten better each year and is growing into a productive, reliable player. He needs to improve his toughness and strength. Hitting the weight room all summer is an absolute must for him to improve his stock for next season.
Anatoly Bose 6-6 200 SG Nicholls State Jr.
Bose put up 40 or more points twice in 2009-10, and possesses great size and solid athleticism. He’s a natural scorer and shooter, and simply needs to work on his speed and explosiveness to catch the eyes of NBA scouts for the 2011 NBA Draft.
Playing at a small school and against weak competition hurts Bose’s stock more than anything else does.
Carlon Brown 6-5 205 SG Utah Jr.
Mike Davis 6-8 220 SF/PF Illinois Jr.
Paul Davis 6-9 195 SF/PF Winston Salem Jr.
Malcolm Delaney 6-4 175 SG Virginia Tech Jr.
Kenneth Faried 6-8 240 PF Morehead St. Jr.
Jimmer Fredette 6-2 190 PG/SG BYU Jr.
Fredette is one of the best pure shooters and scorers that was considering entering the draft, but another year of proving his doubters wrong and honing his point guards skills surely couldn’t hurt him.
Anthony Gurley Massachusetts
Jeremy Hazell 6-5 185 SG Seton Hall Jr.
Adnan Hodzic 6-9 255 PF Lipscomb Jr.
JaJuan Johnson 6-10 205 SF/PF Purdue Jr.
Ravern Johnson 6-7 175 SF Mississippi St. Jr.
Johnson has a nice jumper and is a solid player overall, but doesn’t have a lot of hype backing him. He’s only an average scorer. If he can up the level and intensity of his game, he’ll have a shot at being drafted next summer.
Cameron Jones 6-4 190 SG Northern Arizona Jr.
Kenny Lawson 6-9 250 PF Creighton Jr.
DeMetri McCamey 6-3 210 PG Illinois Jr.
McCamey is a skilled passer and solid offensive player, overall. He just doesn’t have a big name and was easily overshadowed by stronger players in the Big-10. If he can improve his numbers and make Illinois a strong team next season, his stock could quickly rise.
Etwaun Moore 6-3 190 SG Purdue Jr.
Moore has displayed good athleticism and solid scoring ability throughout his first three seasons, but should focus on improving his point guard abilities. He currently projects as a combo guard at the next level, and if it stays that way, he won’t be hearing his name called in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Arnett Moultrie 6-10 225 PF UTEP So.
Rico Pickett 6-3 185 PG/SG Manhattan Jr.
Eniel Polynice 6-5 205 SG Ole Miss Jr.
Polynice desperately needs polishing to his game. He needs work on his shooting and overall offensive abilities. He’s very athletic, but is extremely raw.
Herb Pope 6-8 233 PF Seton Hall So.
Jeff Robinson 6-6 205 SF Seton Hall So.
Robinson only has one season of extensive action under his belt, and isn’t very fundamentally sound. A return to school was a fantastic decision.
Tracy Smith 6-8 250 SF/PF North Carolina State Jr.
Alex Tyus 6-7 230 SF/PF Florida Jr.
Quinton Watkins San Diego State
Chris Wrightt 6-7 220 SF Dayton Jr.
Wrightt has great athleticism, but really needs some more polish to his game. He made a great decision in returning for his senior season.