Apr 13, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT
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Harrison Barnes, North Carolina: Before Kendall Marshall injured his wrist, Barnes was having a good season, but not one that would convince scouts that doubted his potential to change their mind on his ability to create off of the bounce. After Marshall’s injury, Barnes went back to looking like the overmatched freshman from December of 2010. Is Barnes truly a smooth, versatile perimeter scorer with size, or is he a guy whose ceiling is a 6-foot-8 mid-range jump-shooter?
Tu Holloway, Xavier: Holloway will forever have the reputation for being a leader and competitor on the court and one of the most clutch players in recent memory, but will a team be willing to risk a draft pick on the kid associated with the “gangstas” comment after the Cincinnati-Xavier brawl?
Perry Jones III, Baylor: What did PJ3 do to convince anyone that he’s anything more than a extreme talent without the toughness to live up to his potential? He’s the same player, just a year older. If anything, Jones only further frustrated scouts and NBA front office types with his inconsistent play. By being dominant as often as he was invisible, PJ3 only furthered the narrative that he will end up being an epic bust for whoever drafts him.
Jeremy Lamb, UConn: When Lamb made his decision to return to UConn, he did it with good intentions and fan fare. By bulking up and improving his handle and ability to knock down a three, he made himself a better prospect, and he did so in order to star on a team that most believed had a shot at winning a national title. But Lamb spent another season seemingly-moping through game after game, showing the emotion of a bobble-head while UConn struggled with a lack of leadership in one of the most disappointing performances in recent memory. Lamb’s season can be summed up by the last play he ever made on a collegiate court — with time expiring in UConn’s first round loss to Iowa State in the NCAA tournament, Lamb went on a 1-on-0 break and missed a windmill dunk.
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