Originally Posted by TeamSelig
Anyone want to give a player comparison or scouting report for next season?
SG Aaron Harrison (DE mock = 13th)
PG Andrew Harrison (DE mock = 3rd)
PF Marcus Lee
SG James Young
Both Harrison and Young have deep range (25 feet). They're the two best shooters in the class. Harrison in particular is a bit streaky, but when he's on, he's nigh-unstoppable. Very quick, picture-perfect release from the top of the key and extended elbows. Young's best spots are the corners. He's a lefty with another quick release; his feet are set better than most college guys already. He shoots a bit like Tayshaun Prince, in that he's got a set shot style. It hasn't hurt him yet, but may make his susceptible to quick wings who can sky. (Then again, who isn't susceptible to those guys?) Some guys I've talked to have compared him to Milwaukee Buck Michael Redd. That would be pretty high praise, IMO. I'd probably lean to Xavier Henry as a comp.
Andrew Harrison handles well and is a pass-first PG. Plays really physical, tough defense. When he wants to. Motor is a problem for he and his brother. (And Young, fwiw.) Both brothers also tend to show poor body language when things aren't going their way. (Not a big deal, IMO-- they're HS kids. They all do that.) No emotion on the court. Stone faces. Both are tough as well. Andrew in particular can handle contact when he drives. Doesn't have the shot his brother does, but he's just as quick on the release. Wants the ball in his hands all the time. Especially with the game close. Does not often beat himself. PG Harrison has been compared to Deron Williams the most, but one old-timer I respect said he reminded him of Doc Rivers before the bad back. SG Harrison's most-often comp is also old school-- Joe Johnson.
Lee's ultra-athletic. Tall lanky-- can rebound okay, blocks shots very well. Very long arms. Unorthodox around the rim, has a couple nice moves, including a decent turnaround baby hook over his right shoulder that could be very good in time. Must learn to play big, get stronger in the post. Very good passer and ball handler for a big-- won't play any SF unless he finds range. Right now, he's 15 feet... maybe. He'll be interesting to watch. Might end up as a C/PF hybrid, especially if Cauley-Stein returns and Randle signs in the spring. Needs to get stronger in a bad way. Too, Lee should average 20 rebounds a night, but he doesn't do the little things-- blocking out, going after every loose ball, etc, that he will need to do at the next level.
Derek Willis, the forgotten member of the Kentucky class, isn't bad either. He's a multi-year guy, but has consistent range out to 18 now and isn't shy about shooting threes. He really needs to get stronger to live down low or quicker to live outside-- right now, he's a 'tweener. With work, might be a matchup nightmare similar to Wiltjer. But he'll have to shoot much, much better to get there. Could also get really big and live on the block. Athletically, he's not bad, but needs some time to develop. Might be a really solid bench guy in a couple years.