With the No. 7 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the Golden State Warriors selected Harrison Barnes from North Carolina.
Barnes was a top recruit for North Carolina in 2010, and while he never quite reached the heights that those incredible expectations set, he had a pretty strong two years at Chapel Hill. He's considered one of the best small forward shooters to enter the draft in a couple of years; the comparisons are typically Kevin Durant and Rudy Gay. Unfortunately, Barnes isn't anything close to the dribbler/driver that those guys were even in college. Barnes can take defenders on a ride to the rim, but doesn't do so with particular conviction and is much, much more comfortable spotting up and letting it fly. In that sense, maybe a young Peja Stojakovic -- provided Barnes's range improves in the NBA -- is the right comparison.