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Frank Burlison

 
   
 

Tayshaun Prince

Ht: 6-8
Wt: 210

Experience: Kentucky (Sr.)

Projected NBA position: Small forward and shooting guard

Scouts admire: His ability, despite his lack of bulk and upper-body strength, to do pretty much every thing pretty well and a lot of things very well. He was one of the most dangerous low-post players in the country the past two seasons despite playing a great deal of the time on the perimeter. Defensively, he guarded nearly every outstanding player in the country — many of whom will be first-round picks on June 26 — and was quite effective at it.

Scouts wonder about: His ability to withstand the pounding he'll get from NBA defenders. And, although no one in the draft has deeper range on his shot, scouts would like to see him speed up the set-up time on the shot to prevent it from getting blocked by most defenders his size.

Frank's take: The thing that will get him selected in the first round will be his versatility; ¿he knows how to play basketball the right way¿ may sound trite but it's a legitimate bit of praise.

Projected selection: Late teens or early 20s in the first round.

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