I haven't regularly watched college basketball since probably the year J.J. Redick and Adam Morrison battled for College POTY. I'm not sure which season was Rob's last as a regular viewer. So, to speak intelligently about the upcoming extremely hyped, but suddenly mysterious draft, we turned to someone who is watching a lot so we don't have to, Dean Demakis from Dean on the Draft.
We spent a little over an hour breaking down some of the top prospects and making some existing player comparisons for them, after spending quite a bit of time upfront with the big guns, Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker, we moved on to discuss others like Marcus Smart, Dante Exum, Noah Vonley, Gary Harris and Julius Randle.
In my defense I've tried to watch just enough of the top prospects to form, partially-informed, semi-objective opinions on all them, but haven't put nearly the extensive work into it as has Dean. I should add that his recent piece on Andrew Wiggins' surprising lack of dunks is excellent food for thought.
A few follow up notes:
I think all 3 of us bricked on Embiid's country of origin, he's from Cameroon, but you probably were already yelling at us as we stumbled for that answer.