Draft update: Too soon for Boone?
His stock has slipped pretty dramatically because of a lack of consistent production. Right now scouts project him as a late first-round or early second-round pick. Last season, and early this season, he was projected as a potential late lottery to mid-first-round pick.
Boone has the tools to be a good NBA player. He's long, athletic and active -- three characteristics scouts love in their big men. But, a lot like Rudy Gay, he sometimes seems to play without desire. He disappears in too many big games.