NBA Scouts and Execs Targeting an Unexpected College Hoops Team This Season

October 22nd, 2015 by Jonathan Wasserman Leave a reply »

California hasn't exactly been an NBA factory or annual scouting stop for general managers. Its only first-round product over the last 18 years: Ryan Anderson, the 21st pick of the 2008 draft. 

But after the 2015-16 season, chances are Anderson (and Jason Kidd) won't be the only Golden Bear with a featured NBA gig.

The Bears roster suddenly has a number of flashy names, after coach Cuonzo Martin was able to reel in a pair of big fish during recruiting over the summer. Meanwhile, the table is set for senior point guard Tyrone Wallace, who was recently named to the First Team All-Pac-12.

Regardless of whether it all translates to wins, there isn't any denying the individual talent. And there should be enough of it to make California worth flying to for NBA scouts and executives—no matter where they're projected to pick in the draft. 


Jaylen Brown

Those gunning for a top-five selection should have their sights set on freshman Jaylen Brown. A 5-star prospect from Georgia, Brown has the appearance and skill set of two-way NBA wing—a player type that's ri ...

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