NBA Draft Index, Vol. I

Scouting the top 2015 NBA Draft prospects.
by November 29, 2014

It is holiday time and college basketball is back in full swing with non-conference tournaments from Alaska to the Virgin Island and everywhere in between.

Now that one of the most talked about draft classes in the history of college basketball is actually in the NBA, this new season brings more names to learn. They may not be household names yet, but they will make an impact at the next level.

The college game moves on with an influx of freshmen talent and evolving stars. We will track the top players throughout the college season in our NBA Draft Index.

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1) Jahlil Okafor, 6-10, C/F, Duke

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The death of the traditional post player in the college game was misreported. The features that make Okafor impactful are his massive soft hands, strength, footwork and balance. His positioning and footwork have vaulted him to the top of this class. Okafor displays a bevy of post moves including a capable face up game. Look for continued development in his pick-and-pop ability playing off Tyus Jones in the two man pick-n-roll game. Okafor is an unselfish passer with good instincts. His athleticism has improved while at Duke.