Top 15 draft prospects

June 23, 1991

Larry Johnson, 6-5 1/2 , F, UNLV: Not as tall as advertised, but he has a big body and toughness that is suited for the pro game.

Billy Owens, 6-9, F, Syracuse: He possesses the versatility and ball-handling skills to play either small or power forward. Coming out after his junior season, he is still maturing.

Kenny Anderson, 6-2, G, Georgia Tech: Although he spent only two years in college, Anderson is considered the best point guard available. He is an exceptional ball-handler who penetrates well and has a better-than-average shooting touch.

Dikembe Mutombo, 7-2, C, Georgetown: Mutombo's forte is blocking shots. He improved his rebounding skills dramatically as a senior, but still is limited offensively.

Doug Smith, 6-10, F, Missouri: Other than Owens, Smith has the most versatility among forwards. He can beat his man off the dribble or hit the jump shot consistently from 15-20 feet.

Steve Smith, 6-7, G, Michigan State: A silky-smooth athlete with a feathery shooting touch, Smith is a prototype shooting guard. In a pinch, he can also run the offense.

Brian Williams, 6-11, F, Arizona: Williams, who skipped his senior year, has all the tools as a scorer and rebounder, but his toughness has been questioned.

Mark Macon, 6-5, G, Temple: After a brilliant freshman year, his college career was marked by inconsistency, but he became the Owls' all-time scorer with 2,609 career points. Explosive moves and shooting range add to his attractiveness.

Greg Anthony, 6-2, G, UNLV: Anthony proved leadership qualities in directing the Runnin' Rebels to two Final Four appearances. His outside shooting is suspect, however. An up-tempo player, he has not proved he can be effective in running a half-court game.

Luc Longley, 7-2, C, New Mexico: Longley is considered the best passing center in years. He has a deft shooting touch and is an adequate rebounder. But many scouts are concerned with the Australian native's "soft" approach to the game.

Stacey Augmon, 6-8, F, UNLV: Augmon's stock dropped after disappointing play in the Final Four. He is considered a Dennis Rodman-type as a fierce defender, excellent rebounder and effective scorer in transition.

Rich King, 7-2, C, Nebraska: A mobile, good-passing big man, King strengthened his draft status with strong performances in postseason tournaments.

Terrell Brandon, 6-0, G, Oregon: An early entry in the draft, Brandon is a proven scorer who must show scouts he can adapt to point guard.

Rodney Monroe, 6-3, G, N.C. State: A native Marylander, Monroe is a prolific scorer with excellent shooting range and effective in the transition game. But Monroe must improve one-on-one skills.

Stanley Roberts, 7-0, C, LSU: Roberts might be the most gifted athletically of big men, but his chronic weight problems, lack of intensity and immaturity make him a major gamble as a lottery pick.

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