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Jacob Pullen
Position: SF
Class: Junior
School: Kansas State
Conference: Big 12
HT: 6'1"
WT: 200
Biography: Pullen seemed poised for the draft lottery during a stellar junior season in 2009-10, when Kansas State made a run to NCAA tournament's regional final. Though he set career highs in multiple offensive categories during his senior season, off-court troubles and a disappointing team hurt his draft stock considerably. Pullen entered 2010-11 as a preseason All-American and the Wildcats ranked in the top five as a Final Four contender. However, he was suspended by the NCAA for three games in December for receiving improper benefits. Kansas State won once in the NCAA tournament before falling to Wisconsin - a game in which Pullen tied a career high with 38 points. During the season, however, Pullen's poor shot selection became more noticeable and he didn't come close to living up to the expectations of a potential All-American. He did set career highs in points per game (20.2), rebounds (2.9) and field-goal percentage (42.6), though he also committed a career-worst 3.1 turnovers per game. Pullen may lack the athleticism needed to be a successful NBA guard and is often viewed as a selfish player because of his lack of ability to see the floor well. His shooting is what may get him drafted, as Pullen often can get hot from long range. He's also had a tendency for knocking down big shots with the game on the line. Pullen isn't a very big guard and didn't have the same notoriety he did during his junior season. A team likely will take a chance on him with a second-round pick, but he'll have some work to do in order to become a solid NBA contributor.

Greg Nelson
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2010 Statistics
PPG FG% RPG APG FT%
20.2 42.6 2.9 3.7 77.3
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