NBA scouts evaluate the potential of Syracuse AllAmerica forward Hakim Warrick. The 6'8", 219-pound senior was averaging 20.1 points and 8.9 rebounds at week's end:
"He's a very unorthodox player, being so long and thin, and he doesn't have a game that makes him position-specific: He doesn't have three-man range or ball handling skills, but he also doesn't have four-man size.... Another question is his ability to play man-to-man defense because for four years at Syracuse he's played zone. I'll assume he can learn.... On the plus side, he's probably the most athletic player in all of college basketball, and he competes.... I don't think he's going to start in our league--he's not good enough offensively--but as far as his size, strength and skinniness, I just don't care. I'm a Warrick fan." Verdict: Possible lottery pick but not a star.