Georgia Bulldogs’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is getting a lot of hype for the 2013 NBA Draft, as he should be. He will not be the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, but he could still be a star at the next level.
Caldwell-Pope was easily one of the best players in the SEC this past season. He would have gotten more national recognition if he didn’t play for Georgia. No offense to the Bulldogs, but if he played for a team like Kentucky, everyone would have been talking about him.
He is easily good enough to get drafted in the top 10, but who knows if that will actually happen.
Whether the case, no one can argue with his numbers. Caldwell-Pope averaged 18.5 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game and two steals per game. He shot 43.3 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from behind the arc. Both numbers are impressive and help show how good he can be at the next level. If he averaged 18+ points per game while shooting around 30 percent from behind the arc, that would be one thing. He is a very effective shooter, though, with deep range. He did make 84 threes on the year and all.
At 6’5”, Caldwell-Pope has good size and it helps that he is such a good rebounder. Honestly, what more does a team want out of its shooting guard? He is not going to average 10 assists per game, but that is clearly not his job. However, he has the ability to be an elite scorer for any team he plays for.
Caldwell-Pope is really one to watch out for in the draft. His game in college suggests that he will be great in the pros.
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