Article written by Chris Cox:TUB
The NBA is a point guard-driven league and Trey Burke is one of the best available on the board. The second-year man is filling up the stat sheet this year pouring in 18.1 PPG on 48.7% from the field, while dishing out 7.2 assists. Burke is a pure point guard who can run the pick-and-roll and control the fast break: essential in today’s NBA. Burke can also shoot the triple if left open. Jose Calderon is perhaps a fitting comparison. At only 6ft 0″ Burke’s size is an issue, as is his ability to stay in front of bigger guards. Burke could provide real value if he slides to the later stages of the first round.
Victor Oladipo overtook teammate Cody Zeller in the draft stakes, becoming the highest-ranked Indiana Hoosier on the board. At 6’5″ and 210 lbs, the athletic shooting guard is a defensive specialist with an extremely high motor. Somewhat surprisingly, Oladipo led the NCAA top-100 prospects in effective FG%, shooting 64.4% from two and 44.1% from three. Questions still remain about his ball-handling skills and play-making ability. However, his ability to get to the basket and guard the perimeter will keep teams interested.