Old-school Harden will sneak up on you

James Harden is looking more and more like a top-5 pick with impressive workouts

Updated: May 15, 2009, 2:44 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- Our draft workout tour moves from a player, Hasheem Thabeet, with some of the best physical tools in the draft to another player working out in L.A., James Harden, with some of the best mental tools there are.

There's only one phrase that seems to capture the essence of Harden -- "old school."

The reigning Pac-10 player of the year won't necessarily wow you with his athleticism. He's not the tallest guard at his position. He doesn't have a "SportsCenter" highlight ...

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