BIOGRAPHY: Padgett might not have been the leading scorer in his three seasons at Louisville, but he was one of its most efficient shooters. The center, who sat out 2004-05 after transferring from Kansas, averaged 9.6 points and shot 59.4 percent from the field during his collegiate career. He had an impressive senior season, averaging 11.2 points on 66.7 percent shooting to earn All-Big East Conference second-team honors. These numbers came after Padgett broke his kneecap two games into the season. As he has done in the past, he made a quick recovery and appeared in 26 games. This was the most recent in a line of injuries as he suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee in 2006-07 and underwent knee surgery the previous season. That's affected his athleticism a bit, but he's maintained his mobility and coordination. Padgett averaged 75.4 percent from the free-throw line during his collegiate campaign. He posted a single-season best 82.3 percent as a junior, but dropped to 66.0 from the stripe in 2007-08. Padgett is a strong post player, reading defenses well and resetting offenses to his benefit. He's a great passer, despite committing 40 turnovers this past season. He doesn't take many bad shots, and scouts like that he executes them at a fast face. One area that could use work is his ability to score over longer more athletic defenders. Scouts also want to see Padgett utilize his mid-range jumper, which he'll likely rely on if he reaches the NBA. Padgett's injury history could hold him back in the draft, but he has a strong grasp of the game, making him a very attractive pick. He is projected as a mid-second round selection.