Per NBA rules, team scouts are not allowed to comment on underclassmen. Monter, who does not publish a mock draft until the declaration deadline has passed, said that:
And although NBA point guards such as Chris Paul and Deron Williams have shown that height doesn't necessarily matter in the pros, "there might be a question about his size in such a deep draft."
* Ellington is "a very athletic player who can score," but the draft is particularly loaded at shooting guard, so another year would help. He projects the sophomore as a late first-rounder.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams had initial meetings with the players last week and has said he tries to gather information from 10 NBA teams.