UNLV Rebels’ Anthony Bennett’s Draft Stock

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As expected, UNLV Rebels’ Anthony Bennett was one of the best freshmen in college basketball this past season. As a result, he decided to declare for the 2013 NBA Draft–what a surprise. So, let’s take a look at his stock for the upcoming draft.

Bennett’s draft stock is looking pretty good, considering that he should be a lock for the top 10. It is looking like he will go in the top six, according to many mocks out there, but we will just have to wait and see when his name is actually called.

This seems about right, considering that he did average 16.1 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game. He also had 1.2 blocks per game. For being 6’8”, it is very impressive that Bennett shot 37.5 percent from behind the arc, while making 36 three-pointers. He also shot 53.3 percent from the field.

Bennett has the talent to make an instant impact at the next level, but that will all depend on what team picks him up and what role he will have on that team. Still, Bennett is one of the most talented players in the draft, which was expected to be the case when the 2012-13 college hoops season started.

He was a very productive player in his only season with UNLV and it will be interesting to see if he can duplicate that production in the pros. Still, it is safe to say that Bennett will get picked up in the top 10 and definitely has a great chance of being drafted in the top five.

 

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