In a video interview with HoopsWorld, Thomas Robinson elaborated on his thoughts leading up to the draft as well as what he believes he can bring to the table. When asked about the possibility of being drafted by the Bobcats, he replied that he can bring a winning mentality and that his competitiveness will make him an enticing prospect for them to consider selecting. Robinson also pointed out that his faceup game and ability to defend any position on the floor as things that he'd like to focus on improving. Here are some more links to HoopsWorld's recent interviews with other draft prospects…
- Meyers Leonard envisions his contributions as a rookie to entail being a defensive presence, impacting the game with his athleticism, blocking shots, and finishing around the rim. He mentions Joakim Noah and Tyson Chandler as current players that he tries to model his game after, also talking about his goal to someday be as skilled as Pau Gasol in the post. DraftExpress currently has Leonard going number 12 in their mock draft.
- Will Barton may not be a projected lottery pick on some mock drafts, but he certainly is not lacking in the confidence department. The 6'6'' guard out of Memphis believes that he's the best player in the draft, saying that his ability to play multiple roles will help him translate into a solid contributor on the next level.
- Scott Machado appeared very resolute in talking about his skills as a floor general and acknowledged that his defense and shooting are the biggest misconceptions about his game.
- Charlie Westbrook took a moment to speak about his experiences as he trains for the NBA Draft at the IMG Academy. The 6'4'' guard out of the University of South Dakota said that he's mostly working on pick-and-roll plays, shooting from three-point range, and ultimately wants to show teams that he's capable of playing the point guard position.