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Drummond, not Barnes, tops early watch list

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08:14 AM ET 11.11 | Thanks in some part to the lockout, the 2012 draft pool is a deep one -- one that may not be led by Harrison Barnes. The sophomore swingman is arguably the top player in college basketball and a preseason All-America selection for the second straight year. But do NBA scouts adore Barnes just as much? Or, is their focus on a couple of freshmen big men in Connecticut's Andre Drummond and Kentucky's Anthony Davis? ... Here's Yahoo! Sports' top 10 college NBA draft prospects: 1. Andre Drummond, Connecticut, C, Fresh., 6-11, 251 pounds -- Scout's comment: "He's the first legitimate center prospect since Greg Oden. He's got the physical tools of an everyday center in our league."

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November 11, 2011  10:16 AM ET
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Who's Drummond again? This is his second year and I've never heard of him. Is that how bad the college players have been?

Re-read the article again. It clearly states that Drummond is a freshman and Harrison Barnes is a sophmore. Drummond is going to be a problem in college basketball, he has all the tools needed to be great. Just a matter of him surrounding himself with the right people and having a good work ethic. He's going to be a top 3 pick when he comes out that's for sure.

November 11, 2011  10:17 AM ET
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Who's Drummond again? This is his second year and I've never heard of him. Is that how bad the college players have been?

Also he had forgone his senior year to graduate early. So he should be a HS senior right now.

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November 11, 2011  10:25 AM ET
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I hope he does good because I want to see a new superstar center come around.

search him on youtube to look at a few of his videos from his junior year of high school.

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November 11, 2011  10:36 AM ET

Being Compared To Oden Is Not A Good Thing, Bro.

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November 11, 2011  10:55 AM ET

Oden in COLLEGE was really good. He and Mike Conley helped ohio state get to the championship game lets not forget.

November 11, 2011  12:00 PM ET
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Being Compared To Oden Is Not A Good Thing, Bro.

He's not exactly being compared to Oden's game. He's more like Amar'e with Dwight like physique. He's also not 250 pounds as the article says, he has bulked hup to 275 pounds. He's actually quite athletic for his size, video from a Uconn dunk contest: http://www.youtube (DOT ) com/watch?v=tyjUe-GWW1A&feature=player_embedded Just fast forward to 0:40

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November 12, 2011  07:40 PM ET

Skipping Senior year of highschool was a huge mistake... no one can be TOO ready for the NBA.

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