Biography: Harper has an unusual skill set for an American big man, and perhaps that's why scouts tend to be somewhat divided on the power forward who was one of the Atlantic 10's best players as a senior. There wasn't anything remarkable about Harper's first three seasons with Richmond, as he was a serviceable player who seemed to have peaked when he averaged 10.6 points and shot 48.3 percent as a junior. That school of thought shifted in 2010-11, as he upped his average to 17.9 points and made startling improvement with his shooting. Harper made 53.4 percent overall and 44.8 percent from 3-point range, averaging more than two baskets per game from beyond the arc. This added range opened a lot of eyes, but there are still questions that surround the big man. He's hesitant to go down low because of his accurate jump shot, rendering his height far less useful away from the boards. Harper needs to hit the weight room, and tends to shy away from contact at times. However, he's effective in the open court and can stretch defenses. If a team can work with Harper and help him develop a back-to-the-basket game while urging him to mix it up underneath, he has a chance to be very good. If he doesn't progress in those areas, he could end up more like the player Sam Perkins became in the latter half of his career, a talented all-around big man who relied too heavily on jump shots. The questions surrounding Harper's potential may keep him from being picked until late in the first round, but he could prove well worth the investment.