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NCAA Tourney: Stock Watch
By Jonathan_Wasserman
Tue, 03/20/2012 – 1:16am

Updated: 2012 Big Board: Top 100 Prospects

CJ move up to #36 in the mock draft

McCollum showed off his prolific scoring ability when he dropped 30 in Lehigh’s win over the Blue Devils. He reminds some of former Duke killer Juan Dixon.

CJ McCollum The 6’3 scoring guard has averaged almost 25 a game over his past 7, converting both inside and outside the arc. Against Duke he was the best guard on the floor, showing up Rivers and Curry with some dazzling ball-handling and shakiness off the dribble.

While his 6 assists against Duke was his highest total since January, his ability to put the ball in the hoop could be an attractive quality for team with a dull backcourt.

McCollum has a lot of buzz following such an impressive game, knocking out Duke. Blue Devil coaches were said to describe him as a first rounder following the loss.

NBA scouts still have question marks and stop short to project him in the first round. But he could certainly get looks at the end of the first round after opening eyes to his silky smooth offensive skills against Duke.