4 Future Pros You May Not Know:
Arnett Moultrie, PF, Mississippi State – Three games in, he’s been everything MSU wanted from Renardo Sidney but haven’t seen yet. Moultrie, a 6-11 junior transfer from UTEP, put up 28 points and 13 boards against South Alabama. He’s averaging 16.3 points and 12.7 boards, and more importantly, has been consistently productive for a Bulldogs squad that is never consistent.
Ryan Pearson, SF/PF, George Mason – The 6-6 senior has turned himself into an NBA prospect by adding range to his jumper and improving his ability to score off the dribble as a complement to his interior scoring skills. Pearson had 28 points and 12 rebounds in the Patriots’ overtime win over Rhode Island.
Allen Crabbe, SG, Cal – Last year’s Pac-10 Freshman of the Year averaged 22.5 points and hit nine threes in blowout wins over UC-Irvine and George Washington. Crabbe has pro size already (6-6, 205) and a smooth stroke from the perimeter, but can also hit regularly from deep when he’s off-balance.
J’Covan Brown, SG, Texas – Ripped from the pages of the Ben Gordon blueprint, Brown would have been weighed down with a “tweener” label once upon a time. But the NBA game has changed, meaning this 6-1 shooting guard doesn’t have to pretend he’s a point guard. Brown dropped 28 points and eight dimes on Boston U in a Texas rout.