Cats in the draft

June 20, 2010 

Eric Bledsoe

Height, weight: 6-1, 190

UK stats: 11.3 ppg, 30.3 minutes. 107 assists, 112 turnovers

Age: 19 Class: Freshman

Position: Point guard

Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.

Agent: Leon Rose

Comment: Questions remain about his ability to run a team as a top-flight point guard. Shot is questionable. Speed is not.

DeMarcus Cousins

Height, weight: 6-11, 292

UK stats: 15.1 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 60.4-percent free thrower, six technical fouls

Age: 19 Class: Freshman

Position: Power forward

Hometown: Mobile, Ala.

Agent: John Greig

Comment: Skilled wide-body space eaters don't come along all the time. He weighed 292 at the NBA Combine, or 22 pounds heavier than listed by UK. Pros worry about his condition.

Daniel Orton

Height, weight: 6-10, 269

UK stats: 3.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 13.2 minutes, 52 blocks

Age: 19 Class: Freshman

Position: Power forward

Hometown: Oklahoma City, Okla.

Agent: Raymond Brothers

Comment: Short on production (3.4 ppg last season) but long on potential. A gamble that might pay off big.

Patrick Patterson

Height, weight: 6-9, 240

UK stats: 14.3 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 34.8-percent three-point shooter

Age: 21 Class: Junior

Position: Forward

Hometown: Huntington, W.Va.

Agent: Odell McCants

Comment: No star, but a solid citizen who projects as a steady contributor in some team's rotation for a decade.

John Wall

Height, weight: 6-4, 195

UK stats: 16.6 ppg, 6.5 apg, 32.5-percent three-point shooter, 4.0 turnovers per game

Age: 19 Class: Freshman

Position: Point guard

Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.

Agent: Dan Fegan

Comment: He's been the projected No. 1 pick in this draft for two years. His UK season did not expose any glaring weaknesses.

Jerry Tipton

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