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Frank Burlison

 
   
 

Luis Scola

Ht: 6-9
Wt: 230

Experience: Basconia Tau Vitoria (pro team in Spain; he's from Argentina)

Projected NBA position: Power forward

Scouts admire: His scoring ability — he's way more advanced right now than the other big forwards in the draft not named Gooden or Ely.

Scouts wonder about: His ability to guard on the NBA level. He isn't considered an exceptional athlete.

Frank's take: Scouts say he's a lot more ready to play right now (on the NBA level) than some of the other non-U.S. players who will be chosen before he is.

Projected selection: Early second round (he's a strong candidate to remain in Spain for at least another season after being drafted, though).

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