How McLemore has edge on Oladipo

Updated: May 9, 2013, 12:55 PM ET
By Fran Fraschilla

There will be great discussion in the draft rooms of NBA teams in the lottery about the shooting guard position. While Kansas' Ben McLemore has been seen as the top prospect at the position for much of the season, the rapid improvement of Victor Oladipo will make teams take a long look at the former Indiana Hoosier as well.

In many ways, whether McLemore or Oladipo ends up as the top shooting guard prospect on a team's board will depend on how each player's skills fit that team's needs. Let's break down each of their games before I give my take on which one I would select, if given the choice.

The favorite

Ben McLemore, Kansas Jayhawks

The coaching staff at Kansas refers to the 6-foot-5 McLemore as "The Natural" because of the effortless way he seems to play. After redshirting his first season, he stepped into the Jayhawks' lineup and, by the end of the season, shattered Danny Manning's freshman scoring records.