James Anderson

James Anderson was arguably the best player in the Big 12 this season, which says a lot given the quality of the conference.  He is primarily a great scorer, but can help teams with his size/athleticism.  He could move up boards if a team falls in love, but we think somewhere in the middle of the first round is a good spot for him.

Strengths: Possess a great ability to score in a variety of different ways.  Works well off the ball to get into good position to set his feet and knock down open shots.  Showed an increased ability to get to the rim and finish through traffic.  Shoots a good percentage from everywhere.  Possesses adequate size and strength.

Weaknesses: Doesn’t handle the ball well, despite showing a great ability to get to the rim.  Will be interesting to see how he responds to not being the focal point of an offense.  Struggles to create his own shot, and is better working off the ball.

NBA Comparison: Richard Hamilton