Sam Vecenie is one of the absolute best writers to follow with regard to NCAA hoops and the NBA draft. He has a new mock draft coming out tomorrow, just in time for the NCAA tournament. I invited him on the show to discuss the upcoming tournament and to give Denver Nuggets fans a quick primer on players to keep an eye on as March madness begins this Thursday.
We both agreed that Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, and Nikola Jokic are the building blocks of this team. I was higher on Juancho Hernangomez as another foundation piece and Sam was higher on Malik Beasley as a prospect with upside, but we both thought that the Nuggets would likely be looking at either a power forward or small forward with their first round draft pick. Fortunately, there are a lot of players in the middle of this draft that fit the bill so Sam shared his insight on all of them.
It’s a really fun podcast and a great lead-in to the best sports week of the year. I hope you enjoy and be sure to follow Sam on twitter. He is a tremendous resource and knows the draft as well as anyone. Well, other than Denver Nuggets general manager and draft wizard, Tim Connelly.