Re: Does the name sound familiar?
Kopenen is a really interesting prospect. At first I heard all this stuff about him being like Jason Williams, a wild, eratic PG. Now it seems like people think he is more "solid," just young. I just don't get why NBAdraft.net says he is pass first, when he really isn't. He is fairly balanced, but he likes to shoot, and is pretty effective as a scorer. The Hinrich comparison seems pretty fair, but that would of course be if he lived up to all his potential.
I wouldn't draft him in the 1st round, but if was Seattle, Philly, Orlando, either LA team, or Minnesota, I would consider taking him in the 1st half of the 2nd round. I just don't predict a star PG, but the potential is there for a solid starter. He is a project, and that is what I think the 2nd round is for.