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Draft Watch: Who's on the rise?

Here's a look at five other players whose stock is on the rise.

Originally Published: January 23, 2009
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com
This week we broke down the Top 10 wingmen in the draft. Here's a look at five other players whose stock is on the rise:

Jeff Teague
AP Photo/Chuck BurtonWake Forest's Jeff Teague is zooming up draft boards.

1. Jeff Teague, PG, Wake Forest A few weeks ago, Teague was ranked in the 30s on our big board. Now, he's ranked No. 9 and there's still room for him to go higher. Teague's combination of speed, size, quickness and offensive firepower has won over a number of NBA executives. Scouts worried that Teague didn't really have the game of a point guard, but executives are now saying that it's his amazing ability to break down defenses that they are really after.

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider