An NBA scout evaluates the potential of Boston College
forwards Jared Dudley and Craig Smith (right). In the regular season Dudley, a
6'7", 225-pound junior, averaged 16.3 points and 6.9 rebounds, while Smith,
a 6'7", 250-pound senior, averaged 17.0 points and 8.5 rebounds.
" Dudley is really versatile. If he's guarded by a
smaller player, he will take the ball to the low post and punish him, but as an
outside shooter he doesn't have three-point range.... He's a junior, so he can
test the waters at the predraft camp, but since he's not a great athlete, he'd
better do something special.... I think he's a second-rounder.
" Smith is very skilled. He can pass, face the
basket, put the ball on the floor, and he's got great hands. He will rebound in
traffic. But he's just too small.... I'm not convinced he can play power
forward in the NBA. Maybe he can, but he's not even close to a