01. LaMarcus Aldridge, F/C, Texas -- Despite today's game, I still believe that he's the top prospect in the draft. The potential to effect the game on both sides of the court is there. He does need to get stronger, but what prospect these days doesn't need to get stronger?
02. Tyrus Thomas, F, LSU -- He's pretty much a guaranteed top 5 pick if he declares, and now that LSU is in the Final Four, I think he will make the jump. He is a couple of years away from being the player he has the potential to be, but this guy is a game changer defensively. Anytime you see a guy with game changing ability, you have to rate him high.
03. Rudy Gay, F, Connecticut -- A lot of people are down on him, and for good reason. He is still a guy that has great athleticism, length, can shoot the ball from the perimeter, plays above the rim, is good in transition, and is a good perimeter defender. The upside is there, but the mentality isn't right now.
04. Joakim Noah, F/C, Florida -- This guy makes me think of Pau Gasol when I see him play. Much like Pau, Joakim is a tall, lanky, athletic player that brings multiple skills to the table. He's a great open court player that has shown tremendous shot blocking and passing skills. Will he rebound at the next level?
05. Rodney Carney, G/F, Memphis -- He's not the most cerebral player, but he's athletic as hell, has a great jump shot from the perimeter, and can create his own shot. I hate to use the Richard Jefferson comparison since nbadraft.net uses it, but it is a comparison that fits. Carney isn't quite as strong as Jefferson was coming out of Arizona though.
06. Brandon Roy, G, Washington -- He's the best pure shooting guard in the draft, IMO. I love his all around skills. He will be able to bring the ball up at times, shoots well from the perimeter, can get into the lane, is an excellent ball handler, and can defend on the perimeter. He may never be a star, but he will make an immediate impact in the NBA.
07. Adam Morrison, F, Gonzaga -- He is going to be a good, not great, player. Adam has the gift of being an instinctive scorer, so he's going to be able to get his shot off at the next level. I just don't see him creating a lot for himself. I love the high release point on his jump shot and his ability to get his shot off in the lane. However, he couldn't defend at chair right now, is very slow footed, and will not fit well on a team that wants to get up and down the floor.
08. Randy Foye, G, Villanova -- He's the Dwyane Wade/Ben Gordon of this draft. A gifted scorer with good size, he also has the ability to handle the ball, bring the ball up the court, and get his teammates involved. Foye is an outstanding defender. He's a combo guard that may have to play the point in the NBA.
09. Ronald Steele, G, Alabama -- He probably won't declare, but he's the best ball handler and and penetrator of the point guards I've seen. He's a great athlete, lightening quick, and is a leader. He makes his teammates better. Alabama is a losing team without this guy.
10. Marcus Williams, G, Connecticut -- He makes me think of Andre Miller and Deron Williams. Great court vision, passing skills, and leadership. During the tournament, he has done a better job of finishing his shot, whether it is from the perimeter or in the paint, and he has shown the ability to get to the free throw line. He makes his teammates better.
11. Jordan Farmar, G, UCLA -- Another true point guard that is a leader. He's a good on the ball defender with great court vision and adequate athletic ability. He's a little inconsistent with his jumper. Good passer that gets the ball to the right spot.
12. Mardy Collins, G, Temple -- There were times where I wondered if the offense he was in at Temple never allowed him to showcase his ability. He's similar to Brandon Roy in that he can do a lot of things. Good zone defender on the perimeter. Excellent ball handler and passer. Leader.
13. Kyle Lowry, G, Villanova -- He probably won't declare, but he's got a lot of potential as a point guard. Tremendous on the ball defender and penetrator. He's got good court vision, excellent ball handling skills, and quick hands. Tough. I haven't seen his perimeter offense though, and that's the reason he doesn't rank in the top ten.
14. Patrick O'Bryant, C, Bradley -- A true seven footer with athleticism. He's a project though. He needs to get stronger and become a better rebounder overall. Good shot blocker and has shown flashes of good offensive ability in the post.
NOTE: I haven't rated the European guys because I haven't seen any of them play.