2016 NBA Draft Index, Vol. 1

Scouting the top Draft prospects in the NCAA.
by January 30, 2016

As the college basketball season crosses the mid-point, there is a pretty good sample size to evaluate the best prospects in the college game. This class on paper pales in comparison to the past two groups of draft picks.

We find each lottery hopeful with a hole in his game to fill.

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<strong>1) Ben Simmons, 19, Freshman 6-10, Wing, LSU</strong>

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A throwback type of player who does it all—from picking up a charge, cleaning the boards or punishing defenders in the paint. Simmons has a high basketball IQ and does the little things to help his team win. Averaging 19.8 points and 12.7 boards with 4.9 assists to boot, Simmons is a triple-double threat on any given night. Effective scorer, however has not shown range from beyond the foul-line. Shoots only 32 percent from midrange. Capable ball handler but utilizes a high dribble and power to the rim. Ideal point-forward.