Is Washington’s Tony Wroten ready for the NBA?

Feb 3, 2012, 3:23 PM | Updated: 3:28 pm

By staff

Tony Wroten’s off night in Washington’s win over UCLA on Thursday provided more fuel for discussions about the true freshman’s NBA readiness.

Wroten, who’s talented enough to generate speculation that he could be a “one-and-done” player, had two assists, five turnovers and 13 points on 4 of 11 shooting against the Bruins. He made all five of his free-throw attempts while playing 27 minutes.

Citing his shooting limitations, ESPN college basketball analyst Doug Gottlieb told “Brock and Salk” on Friday that he thinks Wroten’s game needs refinement before he’s ready to be effective at the next level.

“I’ve talked to NBA people who don’t like him, … think he can’t shoot but think he’s a talent,” Gottlieb said, adding that a draft weak in point guards would ensure that Wroten would be taken.

Gottlieb added: “It all depends on what’s important to you. If you want to be a well-rounded player so that your second contract is a big one, then you wait a year or two. If you just want to go and get paid and hear your name and become a professional, then go because I think somebody will take him.”

Brock Huard shares Gottlieb’s reservations about Wroten, and he explains why in Friday’s Wrapup video.

You can download Friday’s podcast here.

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