Mar 27, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Washington Huskies guard Tony Wroten (14) drives the lane during the first half half of the semifinal round against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at the NIT held at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE
NBADraft.net's latest mock draft has the Golden State Warriors taking Tony Wroten early in the second round at No. 35 overall. Currently, most mock drafts have Wroten as a late first round pick, but the possibility of Wroten slipping to the second round is not a far-fetched idea.
Washington Huskies fans witnessed several of Wroten's shortcomings as a basketball player, most notably, his inconsistent jump shot. At the same time, Wroten is considered by some observers to not be a pure point guard even though he may have the best court vision in the 2012 draft class' group of point guards.
Wroten has a little under a month to raise his draft stock and solidify a first round selection. Along with improving his jump shot, he needs to work on finishing with his right hand and taking care of the basketball.
Here is a snippet of Wroten's scouting report from NBADraft.net:
Great size and strength for a point guard ... Excellent crossover, change of pace dribble, and first step make him near impossible to prevent from reaching the basket ... Finishes well in traffic, while being able to adjust his shot in the air
Being picked in the second round is a scenario Wroten wants to avoid, but NBA teams may end up passing on him if they feel he is too big of a risk.
For more on Wroten's time as a Husky, check out UW Dawg Pound.