Chicago Bulls Draft: Top Round 2 forward prospects

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Chicago Bulls, Eric Paschall
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Eric Paschall, Villanova

Especially once you get past the first round, it gets very murky. You begin to see some highly varied opinions on players, and Eric Paschall is no exception. At the moment, the big outlets like ESPN and Sports Illustrated are totally split on him. ESPN has him ranked as the no. 35 overall prospect, while SI lists him as their no. 52 overall prospect.

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Standing 6-foot-8, 260 pounds, Paschall is a little between forward positions. But, his athleticism helps in that respect. Paschall can play up on power forwards and hold his own because of his strong frame.

Paschall comes from a winning program in Villanova, which has seen several players go on to have nice careers in the NBA. Villanova may not produce superstars, but they are a program that knows how to win big games. They have been consistent over the last several years in being a school which never surprises you as you watch them rise to the top of the tournament.

Paschall is an improved three-point shooter ( 46 percent over his final 25 games, per ESPN) and an overall decent scorer. Last season, he averaged 16.5 points on nearly 45 percent shooting, while grabbing 6.1 boards per game.

As a potential key cog in the Bulls’ bench, Paschall would be a solid selection at no. 38.