Comparison game: B1G prospects to current pros

The NBA Combine is complete, the lottery results are in, and the much-anticipated NBA draft is 30 days away. With that said, experts are predicting there to be plenty of Big Ten names called on draft night. Indiana’s Noah Vonleh, Michigan’s Nik Stauskas and Michigan State’s Gary Harris and Adreian Payne have all appeared in the lottery of several recently released NBA mock drafts.

But, which current NBA players do experts compare these incoming rookies to?

I asked Sporting News college hoops writer and BTN contributor Mike DeCourcy for his comparisons, and you can find his full list below.

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Noah Vonleh, PF, Indiana

Comparison: Derrick Favors, Utah Jazz

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Gary Harris, SG, Michigan State

Comparison: Arron Afflalo, Orlando Magic

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Nik Stauskas, SG, Michigan

Comparison: Eric Gordon, New Orleans Pelicans

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Adreian Payne, PF, Michigan State

Comparison: David West, Indiana Pacers

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Mitch McGary, PF, Michigan

Comparison: Al Jefferson, Charlotte Hornets

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Glenn Robinson III, SF, Michigan

Comparison: Matt Barnes, Los Angeles Clippers

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Roy Devyn Marble, SG, Iowa

Comparison: Shelvin Mack, Atlanta Hawks

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Keith Appling, PG, Michigan State

Comparison: Patrick Beverley, Houston Rockets

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John Murphy on 5/27/2014 @ 5:27pm EDT Said:

Other than back pain, I don’t see any comparison between McGary and Jeffereson.

Adam Rauner on 5/27/2014 @ 8:59pm EDT Said:

Was disappointed in this list. Vonleh reminds me of McDyess. Harris is a Gordon or Bradley Beal clone. Stauskas is Kyle Korver. McGary is very Varejeo-ish. Roy Marble is much bigger and leaner than Mack. Maybe a poor mans joe Johnson or Rudy Gay.

Nick Simon on 5/28/2014 @ 10:09am EDT Said:

Stauskas is much more of a scorer than Kyle Korver. All Korver does is spot up, while Stauskas is really good in the p/r and off the dribble. Korver may put up points, but in a different way than Stauskas. McGary being compared to Al Jefferson is super high praise for a guy that only played 6 or 7 really good games in his college career. Plus Jefferson is a really crafty scorer which McGary never showed.

Jonathan Brave on 5/28/2014 @ 1:39pm EDT Said:

No Laquinton Ross comparison???

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