Selecting Jeremy Lamb over Bradley Beal

Updated: May 15, 2012, 7:20 PM ET
By Fran Fraschilla

In the next six weeks, NBA personnel offices, especially those of teams in need of scoring help, will be deciding on drafting Connecticut's Jeremy Lamb or Florida's Bradley Beal. Each shooting guard has his own set of attributes and some flaws. But each is coming off a very good, if not spectacular, college season, and both are expected to contribute early in their NBA careers.

The general consensus is that Beal will be drafted in the first five selections, while Lamb's stock has slipped. Beal's Gators finished the season strong, coming within a game of the Final Four, and he played some of his best basketball of the season then. Lamb, on the other hand, played on a dysfunctional Huskies team that was bounced early from the NCAA tournament.

So which direction do teams go?