This matchup is a battle between two great forwards who would make a great impact on this team. Really, Leslie and Jean-Charles are very similar to each other. The only difference is that Jean-Charles likely would not come over until at least 2014. Both would be great, young assets to have on this team to eventually replace either Danny Granger or David West. These prospects could play either small forward or power forward on the next level, due to their great athleticism. Who will win this battle of stretch-4's and move on to the second round?
Below are the usual ESPN Insider access pieces and Draft Express video breakdowns on both of these prospects. Leslie and Jean-Charles are both expected to be late-first round picks come draft night, due to them having big-time boosts in their draft stock over the past month.
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Leslie or Jean-Charles would give Indiana much-needed depth and versatility at small forward and power forward. Once Danny Granger's contract expires next season, the Pacers have a hole at the backup spot. Either one of these prospects would come in and fill that role nicely. Both of these players would also add more length and defensive potential on the wing, alongside Paul George.
After the analysis from ESPN's Chad Ford and Draft Express, who should advance on to the second round? Will it be C.J. Leslie or Livio Jean-Charles receiving your vote and moving on in the Indy Cornrows 23rd Pick Tournament?