Thabeet could thrive in right situation

A potential top-five pick, Hasheem Thabeet has more going for him than just his height

Updated: May 14, 2009, 8:38 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- UConn big man Hasheem Thabeet is one of the most polarizing players in the draft.

NBA scouts and executives either love him or hate him as a prospect. The majority are enamored with Thabeet's size, mobility and elite shot-blocking ability. They see a player who could instantly make a difference on the defensive end of the floor and think he should be a top-five pick in the draft. A few even have him ranked as high as No. 2 on their draft boards.

A smaller group ...

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