ESPN's David Thorpe is out with his rookie rankings and he has taken the full measure of the 2012 Rookie Class and declared that Marshon Brooks is "the best pure scorer in this class" of rookies, ahead of a number of players taken well before him at#25. Thorpe ranks Brooks third, just behind Ricky Rubio and Kyrie Irving. So does John Hollinger.
"Brooks has shown the talent to slash for buckets while also making almost 40 percent of his 3s," writes Thorpe. "I like that he's mixing in both skills rather than one or the other". Thorpe also takes measure of Brooks measurements. "At 6-foot-5, he's a bit smaller than ideal for a shooting guard, but he's a tall man from shoulders to floor. Plus, his huge wingspan helps him overwhelm many guards who are listed at his size."
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