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Top collegians

A thumbnail look at possible first-round selections from U.S. colleges:

Andrew Bogut, c, Utah

7-0, 245 … 20.4 ppg, 12.2 rpg

Early entry. … Has great skills for a big man. … Can play both facing and with his back to basket. … Can hit the medium-range jump shot. … Phenomenal interior passer, making it difficult to double-team him.

Ike Diogu, f, Arizona State

6-8, 250 … 22.6 ppg, 9.8 rpg

Early entry. … May have the most polished post-up game in college basketball. … Excellent footwork and fundamentally sound on the block. … Great at drawing fouls and is 90 percent from the free-throw line. … Has heart and head for the game.

Raymond Felton, g, North Carolina

6-1, 198 … 12.9 ppg, 6.9 apg

Early entry. … Super quick. … Explodes to the basket. … Great work ethic. … Tremendous passer with great court vision. … A little undersized for next level. … Shooting could still improve.

Channing Frye, f, Arizona

6-11, 250 … 15.8 ppg, 7.6 rpg

A skilled big man. … Fundamentally sound, with soft hands. … Passes well out of the post. … Crashes the boards. … A solid defender. … Improved many parts of his game as a senior. … Will need to get stronger. … Gets in foul trouble.

Francisco Garcia, f, Louisville

6-7, 195 … 15.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg

Early entry. … A leader with great attitude. … Excellent court vision. … Has 3-point range, but depends on it too much. … Needs to improve his midrange shot

Ryan Gomes, f, Providence

6-7, 250 … 21.6 ppg, 8.2 rpg

Can score inside and out. … Terrific on the offensive glass. … Gets to the line a lot, where he averaged nearly 80 percent in his collegiate career.

Joey Graham, f, Oklahoma State

6-7, 225 … 17.7 ppg, 6.2 rpg

A tough power forward. … Physical player around the glass. … Great leaping ability. … Has good post skills. … Excellent free-throw shooter. … Can play a little mechanically on the offensive end. … Does have a decent shot up to 18 feet.

Danny Granger, f, New Mexico

6-8, 225 … 18.8 ppg, 8.9 rpg

Ferocious rebounder. … An intense floor leader. … Improved the range of his jumper. … Solid footwork. … Has been plagued with back and knee problems. … Average athlete. … Needs to improve his passing. …

Julius Hodge, f, N.C. State

6-7, 210 … 15.5 ppg, 4.5 apg

Versatile player. … Can go to the basket and finish or get to the free-throw line. … A solid passer and ball-handler. … Athletic.

Jarrett Jack, g, Georgia Tech

6-3, 202 … 15.5 ppg, 4.5 apg

Early entry. … Great floor leader, intelligent. … Athletic, has strength and size for the point guard spot. … Quick hands on defense. … Few weaknesses, but is prone to turnovers.

David Lee, f, Florida

6-9, 249 … 13.6 ppg, 9.0 rpg

Shows good footwork in the blocks. … Quick, can get off the floor. … Terrific rebounder. … Solid passer. … Effective around the rim.

Sean May, f, North Carolina

6-8, 266 … 17.5 ppg, 10.7 rpg

Early entry. … Has excellent touch, strength and footwork. … Plays bigger than his 6-8 size. … Excellent range up to 18 feet. … Good court sense. … Not the greatest athlete.

Rashad McCants, g, North Carolina

6-4, 207 … 16.0 ppg, 2.4 apg

Early entry. … Talented offensive player. … Great range on his shot. … Can take it to the basket as well. … Needs to work on his defense.

Chris Paul, g, Wake Forest

6-0, 185 … 15.3 ppg, 6.6 apg

Early entry. … Great leader. … Tremendous competitor. … Can take it to the rim. … Has great court vision. … Strong on the defensive end.

Wayne Simien, f, Kansas

6-9, 255 … 20.3 ppg, 11.0 rpg

A bruiser underneath. … Fundamentally sound. … Plays with some finesse around the basket. … A leader. … Will need to improve post game to be effective against bigger NBA players.

Chris Taft, c, Pittsburgh

6-10, 260 … 13.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg

Early entry. … Strong big man. … Quick and agile for his size. … Doesn’t have much of an offensive repertoire. … Improved as a shot blocker.

Ronny Turiaf, f, Gonzaga

6-10, 249 … 15.9 ppg, 9.5 rpg

Plays with heart. … Strong and active around the boards. … West Coast Conference player of the year. … Needs to improve offensive game.

Charlie Villanueva, c, Connecticut

6-11, 240 … 13.6 ppg, 8.3 rpg

Early entry. … Athletic, versatile big man. … Has a soft touch with his shot. … Good passer. … Solid rebounder. … Not the hardest worker on the floor.

Hakim Warrick, f, Syracuse

6-9, 219 … 21.4 ppg, 8.6 rpg

Tremendous athlete. … Can finish from anywhere in the lane with style. … A sound shooter. … Nice touch on his shot. … Needs to gain weight.

Deron Williams, g, Illinois

6-3, 210 … 12.5 ppg, 6.8 apg

Early entry. … Old-school player. … Intelligent court leader. … Terrific passer. … Sharp court vision. … Clutch performer.

Marvin Williams, f, North Carolina

6-9, 230 … 11.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg

Early entry. … Tremendous potential, quick and athletic. … Scouts love him. … Some have him ranked as the best prospect on the board. … Can play inside or out, presenting matchup problems.

Kennedy Winston, g, Alabama

6-6, 230 … 17.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.6 apg

Has an explosive first step. … Solid shooter with range. … Goes to the glass well.

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