NBA Draft Profile: Keith Brumbaugh
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DeLand (DeLand, Fla.)
Small Forward, 6-8, 200
Strengths: Brumbaugh has a ton of raw talent and has been a top high school prospect for years now. He averaged 31 points per game as a senior and can play either forward spot thanks to a versatile game. He can run the floor, shoot it from distance and attack the rim with his quickness and athleticism.
Weaknesses: For whatever reason — and somewhat unfairly — Brumbaugh's stock has taken a hit in the past year and he's gotten a bad rep. That manifested itself in the fact that he wasn't even chosen for the McDonald's All-American Game despite being widely rated as a top 20 recruit. Though his versatility can be a plus, he's a bit of a tweener right now and needs to add strength no matter what position he projects at. He has good skills for a high school or college player, but they aren't NBA-ready at this point.
The Lowdown: Brumbaugh has not hired an agent and would be wise to pull out of the draft by the June 21 withdrawal deadline and head to college. He has not signed with a college yet, but USC, Oklahoma State and Florida are reportedly in the mix if he does opt to withdraw from the draft. If he stays in, Brumbaugh is the most likely of the 10 legit preps-to-pros prospects (we're not including Martellus Bennett and Curtis Brown) to go undrafted, though he could conceivably sneak into the late second round if some team wanted to take a flyer on his natural talent. But it's a telling fact that ESPN.com, which has profiles of at least 80 draft prospects in its database, doesn't even have a profile on Brumbaugh. And keep in mind that there are only 60 slots available in the draft.