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Frank Burlison

 
   
 

Chris Wilcox

Ht: 6-8 ¼
Wt: 218

Experience: Maryland (So.)

Projected NBA position: Power forward

Scouts admire: His explosiveness (running, and jumping in a crowd), which is matched by only Amare Stoudemire among front-court prospects from the U.S. He's got an underrated 15 to 17-foot jumper and more of a variety of low-post skills (especially his jump hook) than he's usually credited with. Along with Stoudemire, he's the best instinctive shot blocker in the draft.

Scouts wonder about: His overall basketball ¿savvy¿ and consistency of effort.

Frank's take: He locked up a spot in the lottery on the Feb. 17 afternoon he dominated Duke in Cole Field House.

Projected selection: No later than No. 7 in the first round. Additional insight:

  • Maryland's coach discusses Wilcox's decision to go pro
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