Georgia Bulldogs’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s Draft Stock

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope only played two seasons with the Georgia Bulldogs, but he still decided to declare for the 2013 NBA Draft. Let’s take a look at where his draft stock stands.

Caldwell-Pope’s stock goes as low as the top 10 and as high as the late first round. Many mock drafts have him getting picked up at different times, so it is hard to tell where he will really go. Still, he should get picked up in the first round regardless.

As a sophomore, he put up monster numbers, with 18.5 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game. With these kinds of numbers as just a sophomore, Caldwell-Pope could definitely be an elite scorer at the next level. He stands at 6’5”, so he is just a little undersized, but that will not be a big deal whatsoever.

He shot 43.3 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from behind the arc, while making 84 threes on the year. Caldwell-Pope can definitely shoot the rock and he is one of the best rebounding guards in the draft. Although there are some really good guards in this draft, I think Caldwell-Pope should go in the lottery.

He is still growing as a player and he managed to dominate the SEC on the offensive side of the ball this year. It will be interesting to see where he actually goes, but I think he is going to be a scorer no matter what team he ends up on.

For the record, he also had 1.8 assists and two steals per game on the season. He could be a steal in the draft if he somehow falls to the later part of the first round.

 

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