Saturday, June 7, 2008

Poll- My Choice

To me, the question of who should be the top pick in the 2008 NBA Draft is quite a simple one. My choice would absolutely be Kansas St. freshman forward Michael Beasley. You can tell me all you want about Memphis' freshman point guard Derrick Rose and how high-caliber floor generals are so hard to come by. I just don't think it even matters because Beasley is THAT good. The KSU superstar set the Big 12 single-game rebounding record in his first ever game as a Wildcat. "B-Easy" is a physical specimen with tremendous athleticism to go along with a quality shooting touch. His all-around game may make him best suited to play the 3 in the NBA, and that will allow him to also take advantage of smaller defenders by posting up on the blocks and also by grabbing rebounds. Beasley is a player that the Chicago Bulls could really use, especially with the inconsistency, lack of offensive ability, and recent run-in with the law of their 2007 top choice, Joakim Noah. You can bring up Beasley's "attitude problem" as a concern with the superstar, but what exactly is involved in that description of him? He is a guy who definitely had some troubles in high school, yet it's hard to pinpoint exactly what the dilemma was, and also, he was fine while playing for Frank Martin. Michael Beasley is the real deal and will be a superstar for over a decade in the NBA and will be one of the League's top five ballers within five years, and deserves to be the number one pick in the 2008 NBA Draft.

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