Let's briefly talk about Kenny George. If you don't know who that is watch this or this and if you're still interested read this. I'm a little perplexed why there is not more draft buzz surrounding Kenny. The most respected draft sites have him going no higher than the middle of the second round, if he is to be picked at all. There is no justification in my eyes for such a low ranking. Yes, George is a serious injury risk, and he has problems with his conditioning. But he is also 7'7", 360 pounds, and can actually play basketball. There is one college player in the country who has a PER as high as Michael Beasley, and it's Kenny George. That means he is no stiff, and honestly even stiffs at this height usually get a ton of draft buzz. So what gives?
I can understand the hesitation of picking a player who is very tall and less than coordinated. But George has a skill set that can actually be utilized by NBA teams -he's not just some clumsy bricklayer. George's injury history is troublesome; but what pick is not dicey once you get past 20? I'm not saying he will ever play 30 minutes a night (although he could), but it seems plainly naive to have Hasheem Thabeet, DeVon Hardin and JaVale McGee all ranked well ahead of a potential matchup nightmare who blocks shots without getting into foul trouble.
The good news is that Kenny will certainly get a shake in the league. The question is why he is not getting more hype. Given the right opportunity, and barring bad injuries, do not be surprised to see him become a legitimately good NBA player.