Breaking down local products in this year's NBA Draft pool

Posted: June 27, 2012

DION WAITERS

SYRACUSE

Position: Guard

Height, weight: 6-4, 215

Hometown: Philadelphia

Relevant Stats: 12.6 points off the bench as a sophomore in 24.1 minutes.

Breakdown: Zooming up draft charts. Lottery lock. Power guard who teams are comparing in style to Dwyane Wade. Improved long-range shooter. Seen as a very good pick-and-roll player. Could go as high as No. 5.

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MAALIK WAYNS

VILLANOVA

Position: Guard

Height, weight: 6-2, 185

Hometown: Philadelphia

Relevant Stats: 17.6 points as a junior

Breakdown: Terrific penetrator with serious quickness. Excellent free throw shooter who got to the line 330 times in his final two seasons. Less than 30 percent three-point shooter. Shooting form looked better at Sixers workout in May. Late second to undrafted.

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MICHEAL ERIC

TEMPLE

Position: Center

Height, weight: 6-11, 240

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

Relevant Stats: Scored 51 points and got 41 rebounds in three late February games against La Salle, Saint Joseph's and Massachusetts.

Breakdown: Was not really in the conversation a few months ago, but his size has a few teams intrigued. Missed 13 games last season and the final 10 games of his junior season with injuries. Late second to undrafted.

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RAMONE MOORE

TEMPLE

Position: Guard

Height, weight: 6-4, 190

Hometown: Philadelphia

Relevant Stats: 17.3 points per game as senior. Averaged 4.5 points as a freshman, then 7.6 points and 15.2 points as a junior.

Breakdown: Got better each season. Was just 5-for-40 from the arc as a sophomore. Made 98 threes and shot 38 percent in his final two seasons. Did not have a strong finish to his senior season. Late second to undrafted.

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ZACK ROSEN

PENN

Position: Guard

Height, weight: 6-1, 175

Hometown: Colonia. N.J.

Relevant Stats: 18.2 points as a senior. Third in career points and first in assists at Penn.

Breakdown: Three-year captain. Carried team as a senior and was named Ivy and Big 5 Player of the Year. Terrific passer, long-range shooter and free-throw shooter. Great feel for the game. Had respect of teammates and opponents. Likely undrafted.

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Contact Dick Jerardi at jerardd@phillynews.com.

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