Chris Monter is an NBA draft
analyst for collegebasketballnews.com. Monter has both Curtis Stinson and Will Blalock ranked in his top 60 draft prospects after evaluating talent @
Williams: What have you seen and what do you project from Will Blalock?
Monter: He's an athletic PG. He played ok
I think that he's shown enough throughout his three years at Iowa State and how he played in Orlando to be a player that will go somewhere in that 2nd round.
Williams: Any specific teams that you've heard are interested in Will?
Monter: Not particularly. Obviously he's worked out for a lot of different teams so I would think that teams are interested in him for a reason.
Williams: What about Curtis Stinson? What do you see from him tonight?
Monter: Kind of the same thing. He's a
player who I thought played the better of the two in
Williams: Looking at it from what we know right now, was going pro early a positive decision for these two?
Monter: Waiting another year probably would have been better. Obviously the coaching change had a lot to do with that. The fact that they were bringing in coaches who didn't recruit them I think was a big part of it.
Based on how many kids ended up coming out, if they would have maybe looked into the situation and not signed agents, maybe they would have realized that now is a good chance to come back and work on some aspects of their games. They could find out what NBA people think of them and then maybe go back for one more year. I think that they were pretty much determined from the get go that they were going to the draft and they wanted to take their chances with whatever happened.
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