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Chicago Bulls, Nassir Little
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Forward Nassir Little, North Carolina

Coming out of high school, Nassir Little was viewed as a potential top-5 selection in the NBA Draft. He had it all, at least from the looks of his high school days. Little even won the McDonald’s All American Game MVP.

As he began his career with the Tar Heels, though, Little never quite managed to put it all together. In fact, oddly enough, Little came off the bench in every game he played last year for the Tar Heels. It may seem strange for a guy to declare for the draft after one season in college, while never starting, but his declaration is all about potential.

That dreaded word. Potential.

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Little is 6-foot-6 and possesses great athleticism as a two-way player. He will be a developmental project to start with, but Little has flashed the ability to be a strong defender at the pro level.

Even though he stands 6-foot-6, Little has a wingspan of 7-foot-1 and a standing reach of 8-foot-9. The physical gifts are there, and under a coach like Jim Boylen, maybe Little develops into a nasty defender. That is, of course, a best-case scenario, should the Bulls draft Little.