Originally Posted by Ammo
I think you'll find that this is now the majority. First 2 seem obvious, but Beal could wreak havoc on offense.
Any dark horses to jump up into the top picks, besides Lamb?
Not top 10, but maybe late lottery dark horse, look for DeShaun Thomas. He plays for Ohio State and maybe the most underrated scorer in college. He is averaging 22.5PPG in the tourney so far. If he has two more huge games people think he could be a late lottery pick.
A couple months ago and not many people were talking about Thomas leaving. Now a lot of Buckeye fans are scare he will be gone.
Thomas strengths are his mid range game. He is automatic there, knows how to get open, and knows how to score. He can shoot from the outsides also. Great offense rebounder, always finds way to get the ball and put it back in. He is an elite scorer in college.
He is 6'7 SF. Needs to improve his defense and lateral quickness for sure. But if you want a pure scorer, Thomas is the best at it.
Jay Bilas @JayBilas
Most Impressive Offensive Player in NCAA: Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State. The lefty has scored 89 points (22.5 ppg) and has been tough to cover.
DeShaun Thomas, F, Ohio State – He’s really emerged as the team’s best offensive player. Coming into the season, he was probably behind Sullinger and Buford as an offensive threat, but since dropping 25-13 on Michigan on Feb. 18, Thomas has been the Buckeyes’ best player. Opening round win: 31 points, 12 rebounds in a romp over Loyola. He added 18 points and seven rebounds against Gonzaga. He’s a lefty with long arms and a nice touch from deep (35 percent on the season). Not quite sure if Thomas – who is the 3rd leading scorer in Indiana high school basketball history (he averaged over 28 ppg all four years) – would be lottery material if he left this season, but I think at this point, he’s surpassed Sullinger based on NBA upside. Thomas reminds me of a much more aggressive, taller, Michael Redd.