Top 25 NBA Draft Prospects in College

C.J. Leslie
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C.J. Leslie

SF/PF, N.C. State
Freshman, 6-8, 205 lbs.

Strengths: Physical specimen. Has nice size, a good frame, a long wingspan and tremendous athleticism. A terror in transition with his speed and explosiveness. Shows an intriguing skill level from the perimeter in flashes. Has lock-down defensive potential.

Needs Work: Doesn't always play up to his potential. Falls in love at times with proving his small-forward skills. Can be a little too individualistic. Ball handling, jump shot, passing ability all improvable. Must transition his game from AAU star to consistent ACC producer.

Early 2011 NBA Draft Projection: 14-25 overall

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