NBA Draft odds on shooting guards are not quite as popular as point guards simply because there are not as many potential superstar players.
There are, however, some recognizable names that will go in the Top 10 in NBA draft betting. Here is a look at the Top 20 shooting guards in NBA Draft odds for the 2009 NBA Draft which will be held on Thursday, June 25th and televised live on ESPN.
NBA Draft odds have James Harden as the top rated shooting guard. He is from Arizona State and most NBA Draft betting boards have him going in the Top 5. The most likely destination would be Oklahoma City who picks third. Online betting information tells us that after Harden there is a considerable drop in shooting guard talent as many of the others will be going outside the Top 10 in NBA Draft odds. At #2 is Duke’s Gerald Henderson. He is simply a winner who will make any team better. He is followed at #3 by Louisville’s Terrence Williams. At #4 in NBA Draft odds is Wake Forest’s Jeff Teague. It is possible that Teague go as high as the second rated shooting guard in NBA Draft betting depending upon how things fall. At #5 in NBA Draft odds is LSU’s Marcus Thornton.
The second five begins with North Carolina’s Wayne Ellington at #6 in NBA Draft odds followed by Central Florida’s Jermaine Taylor. Miami’s Jack McClinton is at #8 while Kentucky’s Jodie Meeks is at #9. Online sports betting information tells us that Meeks decided to test the NBA Draft instead of staying in school and it is possible he could sneak into the first round although early in the second round is more likely for Meeks. Rounding out the Top 10 in NBA Draft odds is International player Sergey Gladyr.
The second ten in NBA Draft odds begin with Temple’s Dionte Christmas. He is followed at #12 by Marquette’s Jerel McNeal. At #13 in NBA Draft odds is DePaul’s Dar Tucker and he is followed by Clemson’s K.C. Rivers. At #15 in NBA Draft betting is Memphis’ Antonio Anderson. #16 is West Virginia’s Alex Ruoff followed by Syracuse’s Eric Devendorf. At #18 in NBA Draft odds is UAB’s Robert Vaden while LSU’s Garret Temple is 19th and San Diego State’s Kyle Spain is 20th. Of these 20 shooting guards it is possible that only a handful of them go in the first round.