Clemson's Grant is wonderfully agile at 6'10". "A big little forward," Blake says. Adds Bullets general manager Bob Ferry, "A complete player."
Ohio State's Dennis Hopson has excelled on a middling team in the country's toughest league and, at 6'5", has the size to be a first-rate NBA guard.
Washington's 7-foot Chris Welp tends to disappear when he gets a couple of early fouls, but he has a great shooting touch, and Blake points out, "You have to remember there aren't any other centers."
And while debates over who's the best point guard will always rage in college pubs, the scouts have long since settled on Kenny Smith of North Carolina. "A star in the NBA, without question," Blake says. "Nobody can stay with him."
Five other potential first-rounders are Georgetown's Williams—"a winner," says Blake—Armon (Hammer) Gilliam of UNLV, Ken Norman of Illinois, Bob McCann of Morehead State and Dallas Comegys of DePaul. Of Comegys, Blake says: "He's elevated his talent to the level it should be. Though I've had people ask, 'Won't Comegys be better as a pro?' my answer is always, 'If he's not better as a pro, he won't be a pro.' "
NBA people are reluctant to say it out loud, but such noteworthy players as Houston's Greg (Cadillac) Anderson, UCLA's Reggie Miller, Michigan's Antoine Joubert and Duke's Tommy Amaker have all played themselves down this season.
And where does all this leave Indiana's Steve Alford, considered Robinson's chief competitor for Player of the Year honors? "A nice college player who can break open a zone," Blake says. "[But] I'd like to see him guard Michael Jordan."
Through 27 games this season, Stephen F. Austin—that's a team, not a player—has had a better percentage launching three-point shots than it has shooting twos.
Center John Cavanaugh of Division III Hamilton, which has no scholarship players, on the Continentals' 84-73 defeat of Division I Utica: "[Each of us] paid $15,000 to win this game. They paid nothing."