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Wednesday June 28, 2006 5:02 pm

NBA Draft Preview: Top Five Power Forwards and Centers




Posted by Dennis Velasco Categories: Athletes, Drafts, NBA,

LaMarcus AldridgeTyrus ThomasBanging down low, fighting in the box, scoring in the post, and denying shots from the other team with an emphatic block are jobs designated to the bigs of the frontline.  Check out the top five power forward and center prospects in this year’s draft. 

NOTE: Due to time constraints, I am combining this position without blurbs.  Just being honest.  To get in depth analysis on the other positions, either scroll down or click on the appropiate position - Point Guard; Shooting Guard; Small Forward.

Power Forwards

1. Tyrus Thomas, Louisiana State University, 6’9”, 215 lbs.
2. Andrea Bargnani, Italy, 7’0”, 225 lbs.
3. Shelden Williams, Duke University, 6’9”, 250 lbs.
4. Cedric Simmons, North Carolina State University, 6’9”, 233 lbs.
5. Josh Boone, University of Connecticut, 6’10”, 237 lbs.

Others to consider:
James Augustine, University of Illiinois; Justin Williams, University of Wyoming; Kevin Pittsnogle, West Virginia University; Tai Gray, University of Oklahoma

Centers

1. LaMarcus Aldridge, University of Texas, 6’10”, 237 lbs.
2. Patrick O’Bryant, Bradley University, 7’0”, 260 lbs.
3. Hilton Armstrong, University of Connecticut, 6’10”, 240 lbs.
4. Paul Davis, Michigan State University, 6’11”, 270 lbs.
5. Saer Sene, Senegal, 7’0”, 229 lbs.

Another to consider:

Ryan Hollins, UCLA

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