Evan Turner picked up another Player of the Year Award last night, winning the John Wooden Award over John Wall by a slim margin. Still even though Evan has swept the college basketball POY Awards winning the Associated Press, Naismith and John Wooden Awards John Wall is still a lock to be the #1 pick in the draft.
As one NBA Executive put it: “Nobody in their right mind is taking anybody but John Wall with the No. 1 pick [in the NBA Draft]. I don’t care if you have Chris Paul and Deron Williams. Look at it this way, if Wall were a free agent this summer, he’d be behind only LeBron and Wade in the pecking order. If Evan Turner were a free agent, he’d be behind Joe Johnson, too. DeMarcus Cousins? He’d be behind all of the above, plus Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire, Yao Ming and Carlos Boozer.”