He rebounded nicely from the whole Lute Olsen fiasco coming through with an impressive season averaging 18.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.5 spg, and .5 bpg on 48.3/42.9/81.7 shooting. He's got a solid all-around game, great size and athleticism, and he's a fantastic shooter. While not an excellent defender he has improved his defense noticeably this season.
Where do you see Budinger being selected and what possible teams?
I really could see him going anywhere from like 10 to 30 at this point. There are a lot of good wing players that could come out. Even though they are different players, does he go before Clark? What about Tyler Smith, Gerald Henderson, Tyreke Evans, DeRozan, Aminu, Singler, James Anderson, James Johnson? I really think those guys could scamble up a lot before the draft and Budinger is right in the thick of it.
Just to throw this out there, but how accurate is any assessment of Chase Budinger at this point? We all knew that his time playing basketball before college was short and fairly limited. On top of that he's had three different coaches in his three college seasons, plus the whole Lute Olsen situation in general. How much of his development has been stunted based solely on the lack of consistency? As it stands I don't think he's a lottery pick but with a little bit more consistent coaching, he could be a steal for a good team later in the first round.