Breaking down local NBA draft prospects

Pat Calathes, Saint Joseph's

Position: Small forward

Age: 22

Height/weight: 6-10, 210

Hometown: Casselberry, Fla.

Relevant stats: Calathes led the Hawks in points (17.5), rebounds (7.5), blocks (42) and was second in assists (92) and third in steals (42).

Breakdown: As can be seen by his stats, Calathes is as versatile as they come. He is intriguing in that he can handle and pass the ball so well for a player with his height ... He did well for himself in NBA workout camps in Portsmouth, Va., and Orlando, Fla. ... He knows the game extremely well, which often overrides his lack of athleticism.

Scout's take: "He's a very good rebounder, despite his slight build. He played well at Portsmouth, but that's more like an all-star setting. In Orlando, where it's more serious, he got popped around a little, but didn't back down. He's on the cusp of getting drafted. He could also play in Europe for 15 years and make more money than he probably would in our league.

Projection: We're seeing a late second-round pick by someone.

Kyle Hines, UNC-Greensboro

Position: Small forward

Age: 21

Height/weight: 6-6, 230

High school: Timber Creek (N.J.)

Relevant stats: Hines averaged 19.2 points, 9.1 rebounds and better than 3 blocks a game while shooting 55.6 percent from the floor.

Breakdown: A real bull around the basket who often times will simply go through people to get to the rim ... Has a wingspan that measures somewhere between 7-2 and 7-4 ... Is a very good, and quick, jumper ... He was named Southern Conference Player of the Year as a junior ... Not a very good free-throw shooter, but did improve in each of his four college seasons ... The first thing people notice about him is his terrific body ... Perhaps the most dominant player at Portsmouth.

Scout's take: "He's an undersized power forward, but he has incredible explosiveness. He did a credible job in Portsmouth and Orlando. He won't get drafted, but will make a good free-agent pick-up for someone."

Projection: It would be pretty surprising if someone doesn't take Hines in the second round. If he doesn't get picked, he will make somebody's roster as a free agent.

Sean Singletary, Virginia

Position: Point guard

Age: 22

Height/weight: 6-foot, 180

High school: Penn Charter

Relevant stats: Singletary scored 19.8 points a game and dished 6.1 assists. Averaged nearly four turnovers per game.

Breakdown: He declared for the draft last season, though the interest in him was so cool, he returned to the Cavaliers ... Three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team ... Had a bad few days at the NBA predraft workouts in Orlando last year, but vastly improved this year. His team went undefeated in the 3 days and he impressed ... He has very quick hands on the defensive end, but his size will hurt him in the NBA.

Scout's take: "He has a high basketball IQ and is a high-character person. If he doesn't get drafted, all 30 teams will be calling him on Friday. If he's not in the league in November, he should be within a year."

Projection: This might be the classic case of better off not drafted. He has worked out for a slew of NBA teams, including the Pacers, Pistons and Cavaliers. But he might be better served finding a situation more suited for him than trying to make a team he's drafted by.

Jason Thompson, Rider

Position: Power forward

Age: 21

Height/weight: 6-11, 250

High school: Lenape (N.J.)

Relevant stats: Thompson averaged 20.4 points and 12.1 rebounds (second nationally). He also blocked 2.7 shots and shot 56 percent from the floor.

Breakdown: Very long and very athletic ... Finished his career at Rider first in rebounding (1,171) and blocked shots (235) and third in scoring (2,040) ... He was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year his senior season and garnered defensive player of the year in both his junior and senior seasons ... A tough player already, he'll be able to put more weight and muscle on his frame..

Scout's take: "He's really on the ascent. He might go in the top 15. I'm a fan of his. He can board and handle the ball and pass. If you're looking to start a fastbreak, that's what you're looking for."

Projection: If you haven't heard of Thompson, study up. He'll probably be going in the latter part of the first round.

Mark Tyndale, Temple

Position: Shooting guard

Age: 22

Height/weight: 6-5, 210

High school: Simon Gratz

Relevant stats: Tyndale posted 15.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists. He also shot 48.8 percent from the floor.

Breakdown: Few players helped themselves at the predraft camps more than Tyndale, who won the most inspiring player award at Portsmouth ... He doesn't have a very fluid outside shot, but he is capable of using size and strength to get to the basket ... Most impressive is his willingness to play strong defense ... His versatility is what had observers raving about him during workouts.

Scout's take: "He's gotten a lot of people's attention. He's athletic and can guard. If he was a good outside shooter, he'd be a first-rounder. He has a ton of versatility. If he's not picked, like [Sean] Singletary, he'll get calls from everyone."

Projection: This really is a toss-up. Not many mock drafts have him being selected. Which probably will be the outcome. But when you watch Tyndale play, he leaves a really good impression. Someone might take a shot.