Draftable Chicago-area prospects

Here's a look at some familiar names to Chicago-area basketball fans that might get called during Thursday' NBA draft.


Evan Turner, SG, Ohio State
Measurables: 6-7, 210
2009-10 averages: 20.4 points, 9.2 rebounds , 6 assists
Projection: Top 2

Turner was named the National Player of the Year and a first-team All-American after his third year at Ohio State, a season highlighted by his buzzer-beating 37-foot 3-pointer to beat Michigan in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. Turner's height and ability to snake through defenses allowed him to create his own shot at almost any time and made him a two-time Big Ten scoring champion.

Turner was an ESPN Top 100 recruit while at St. Joseph High School in Westchester.


Sherron Collins, PG, Kansas
Measurables: 6-0, 217
2009-10 averages: 15.5 points, 4.5 assists
Projection: Late first to early second round

Collins' scoring dropped by more than three points per game from his junior to senior season (though Kansas' addition of Xavier Henry likely had something to do with that). Nonetheless, Collins developed into the Jayhawks' fearless floor general and was named a first-team All-American his senior season. He won more games than any four-year player in the school's rich basketball history. Despite being undersized, Collins -- muscular and stout -- rarely backed down from driving to the basket, while also becoming a consistent 3-point shooter.

At Crane High School, Collins was a star wide receiver and pitcher in addition to basketball player. He averaged 33 points, eight rebounds and six assists during his senior season, when he was named a McDonald's All-American.


Mac Koshwal, PF, DePaul
Measurables: 6-10, 255
2009-10 averages: 16.1 points, 10.1 rebounds
Projection: Second round to undrafted

Despite the Blue Demons struggling mightily during his three years on campus, Koshwal had a very productive career at DePaul. He ranks ninth in DePaul history in rebounding average and 11th in total rebounds. This past season, he was one of the three Big East players to average a double-double. He also is one of 46 players in the school's history to surpass the 1,000-point mark.

During his time at Chicago's Boys to Men Academy, Koshwal was one of the area's top players. He averaged a double-double in each of his three seasons with the school. ESPN Recruiting ranked Koshwal as the No. 3 player in the state -- behind Derrick Rose and Evan Turner -- in the Class of 2007.


Luke Harangody, PF, Notre Dame
Measurables: 6-7, 240
2009-10 averages: 21.8 points, 9.1 rebounds, 0.7 blocks
Projection: Second round to undrafted

Harangody's senior season at Notre Dame was slowed by a bruised right knee suffered in February. He came off the bench for the rest of the season but remained effective, helping to operate a painstakingly methodical offense that wore teams down and helped the Irish reach the Big East tournament semifinals. Harangody made his mark as one of Notre Dame's best post players of all time, using his muscle and thick build to offset his lack in height for a big man.

Before heading to Notre Dame, Harangody was a two-time all-state player at Merrillville's Andrean High School.


Jerome Randle, PG, California
Measurables: 5-10, 160
2009-10 averages: 18.6 points, 4.3 assists, .933 free throw percentage
Projection: Second round to undrafted

The Pac-10 player of the year in 2009-10, Randle led the Golden Bears to their first conference title since 1960. He was an honorable mention AP All-American this past season and passed Sean Lampley to become the program's all-time leading scorer. In his four seasons at Cal, Randle was a consistent outside threat. He hit 252 career 3s.

Randle was a standout guard in the Catholic League for Hales Franciscan. He was instrumental in helping Hales win two state titles in a three-year period. (The school's 2005 title was later vacated after recruiting violations were discovered.) As a senior in 2005, he received Class A Player of the Year honors from the Chicago Sun-Times.


Jon Scheyer, SG, Duke
Measurables: 6-6, 180
2009-10 averages: 18.2 points, 4.9 assists, .383 3-point percentage
Projection: Second round to undrafted

For four years, Scheyer was one of the country's top 3-point shooting threats. While his shooting ability was known during his high school years, Scheyer developed as a passer at Duke, going from 1.8 assists/game his freshman season to almost 5/game his senior season. Scheyer is close to automatic when shooting with his feet set, and he regularly made shots from several feet behind the 3-point line. He's been compared to former Duke player and current Orlando Magic guard J.J. Redick, who is two inches shorter than Scheyer but more mobile.

Scheyer led Glenbrook North to the 2005 Illinois Class AA state championship and was named Illinois' Mr. Basketball in 2006. Scheyer scored 21 points in 75 seconds during a game in the prestigious Proviso West Holiday Tournament. He scored 52 in the game.