Ben McLemore’s Most Likely Landing Spots in 2013 NBA Draft

June 25th, 2013 by Justin Onslow Leave a reply »

In a class devoid of elite talent, the top players in the 2013 NBA draft class are hard to define.

At the top of the board, Kentucky center Nerlens Noel represents tremendous upside as a versatile, athletic defender with Defensive Player of the Year potential. Unfortunately, he’s also a raw offensive player who is coming off a devastating ACL tear last season.

Indiana swingman Victor Oladipo is being heralded as a “sure thing,” but many also believe he has a limited ceiling at the professional level. Good luck getting two experts to agree on exactly why that is.

Similarly, UNLV forward Anthony Bennett and Georgetown forward Otto Porter seem to carry question marks into this draft, Bennett for his positional ambiguity and Porter for his lack of elite talent in one particular area.

Typically, can’t-miss prospects have a blend of both pro-ready talent and upside. It’s hard to find a player who fits in both categories.

And then there’s Kansas shooting guard Ben McLemore.

McLemore is yet another top prospect who experts can’t see ...

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