The NBA scouts are mixed on Charlie Villanueva. They like him as a prospect but the scouts we talked with certainly would like to see him in college a few seasons. Each thought college would improve his draft status in the long run.
Villauneva had games of 19 and 22 points at the Prime Time Shootout. At least at handful of NBA scouts were at each game. In the past, Villanueva has stated that unless he's a lottery selection he's headed to Illinois. Right now, he's not projecting as a lottery selection directly out of high school. The key question in coming months will be where in the draft does he project?
The Brooklyn native has great size for his position. He has range on his jumper and really is great in the open floor when he routinely is able to go coast to coast to finish a play.