It’s NBA Draft time

The fourth Thursday of June is upon us again, translation for basketball enthusiasts, it’s time for the NBA Draft.

In the NBA world, the draft is the quickest way to move from the pretender category to a bonafide contender. In recent years, through the draft, many teams such as Miami, Cleveland, Denver and Oklahoma City have built stellar teams by acquiring superstars via NBA Draft.

Washington Wizards President, Ernie Grunfeld, hopes that 2010 is the year that his franchise improves by signing young talent, namely John Wall.

John Wall is rated, by many, as the best player available in the 2010 NBA Draft and with the first overall pick, the Wizards are expected to sign him. In one year at Kentucky, Wall averaged 16.6 pts, 6.5 asst, 4.3 rebs and 1.8 stls.

Evan Turner, the NCAA Player of the Year, Derrick Favors, DeMarcus Cousins and Wesley Johnson are the other players expected to chosen in the top five, none of which are seniors.

No seniors are expected to be taken in the first ten picks and only one, Damian James of Texas, is projected to be taken in the top twenty.

The 2010 NBA Draft will air tonight at 7:30pm/E on ESPN.

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