Miami Hurricane’s Shane Larkin had a great sophomore season, which is a big reason why he probably decided to declare for the 2013 NBA Draft. With that said, let’s take a look further at his draft stock.
Larkin seems to be a lock for being picked up in the first round. He is a great player and if a team needs a point guard, he would be a great pick.
Around the web, Larkin is being projected to go in the early 20s, which seems about right. As good as he was this past year, he is still undersized at 5’11”. Still, he is one of the best field generals in the draft and his talent cannot be denied.
Larkin played big minutes this past season, which resulted in 14.5 points per game and 4.6 assists per game. He was an efficient three-point shooter (40.6 percent) this past season and that should carry on to the pros.
There is probably no way that Larkin will be a lottery pick, but that does not mean that he is not as talented as the other guards in the draft. It also doesn’t say how he will fair in the NBA because so many factors will play into that.
Larkin could climb up to the late teens if a team is worried about him being taken before it is their turn to draft. This is a player that helped make Miami one of the best teams in college basketball this past season, which is a big reason why his stock is where it is at. It helps that his skills are undeniable on the court as well.
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