...and the sun comes up in the East, I know.
There are 10 Players invited to the draft day green room; the list is in the link:
Trey Burke appeared on Grantland with Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons to do a full NBA job interview:
SI on Trey's NBA prospects:
|Name||Height w/o shoes||Height with shoes||Weight||Wingspan||Standing reach||Body fat||Hand length||Hand width|
|Chris Paul||5' 11.75''||6' 1''||178||6' 4.25''||7' 9''|
|Mike Conley Jr.||5' 11.75''||6' 0.75''||175||6' 5.75''||7' 10.5''||4.2|
|Trey Burke||5' 11.75''||6' 1.25''||187||6' 5.5''||8' 1.5''||6.9||8.25||8.75|
IMHO this closes the book on any negative discussion of Trey Burke's size. He is on track to be a high lottery pick. GO BLUE!
ESPN's Fran Fraschilla has Trey Burke as the top PG in this year's NBA draft. (Duh)
He has him ahead of CJ McCollum of Lehigh. One might says he has Burke Lehigher on his list. (Cringe)
Fraschilla compares him to last year's ROY, Damian Lillard in that he might be able to start at PG right away for a lottery team.
Because Burke will be selected by a team in the lottery that will have a specific need for the position, he has a chance to have the same impact that the Blazers' Rookie of the Year, Damian Lillard had this past season. He'll likely start immediately, but I am not sure even he and his great will to win can affect a team's improvement right away.
Title basically says it all. One of the ESPN Insider writers (in this case David Thorpe) makes a case for why Trey Burke should be the overall #1 pick, backing it with STATS!!!
I don't believe this is part of a series where they have different writers make cases for different players. I believe this is his honest opinion.