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Pacers 23rd Pick Tournament Round One: Isaiah Canaan vs. Lorenzo Brown

In this matchup of point guards, we have Isaiah Canaan facing off against Lorenzo Brown. Both would fill a need of having a backup point guard on the roster next season. Who will get your vote and move on to the second round?

Isaiah Canaan's stock has risen to the point where he is projected as a late first rounder
Isaiah Canaan's stock has risen to the point where he is projected as a late first rounder
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This matchup is a battle of point guards who have completely different traits. We have a small point guard in Canaan, who has risen his stock all the way into the first round. Brown, who was projected as a first rounder a few months ago, has seen his stock nosedive into the mid-second round. Having a scoring guard (Canaan) versus a 6'5" guard who excels with his ball handling ability (Brown) should be a good matchup in the underneath the article. Who will win this battle of point guards and advance on to the second round?

Unfortunately, there is no prospect breakdown on neither Canaan or Brown from Draft Express. We do have though ESPN Insider access of Chad Ford's positives and negatives on both prospects. Below is the Insider access breakdown on Canaan and Brown from Ford, also video interviews/highlights on them as well.

Isaiah Canaan

Hollinger PER 24.28
Projection Late First Round Pick
  • Efficient scoring guard
  • Excellent shooter with deep range
  • Strong, physical guard
  • Good speed and quickness
  • Lacks ideal size for position
  • A bit of a tweener, more scorer than PG

Lorenzo Brown

Hollinger PER 19.54
Projection Second Round Pick/Undrafted
  • Quick, big point guard
  • Excellent ball handler
  • Quick first step
  • Solid playmaker
  • Needs to add strength
  • Needs to improve jumper
  • Needs to be a better finisher at the basket

Canaan or Brown would give Indiana much needed depth behind George Hill at the point guard position. As mentioned earlier, Canaan has impressed big-time in draft workouts and interviews with teams. Canaan was one of the few Indiana had in for a private, solo workout. The other was Shane Larkin a few days before (date is unknown, but working on it by emailing his agent). It took place on May 18, the morning of the Pacers series-clinching win over the Knicks. Canaan has worked out for the Pacers, Knicks, Spurs, Cavaliers, Suns, Clippers, and Jazz so far.

Brown, on the other hand, has seen his stock go way down since the Combine. He is not scheduled to come in for a workout with Indiana yet, but has worked for teams in the mid-late second round. Which one of these scoring point guards will advance on to the second round? Lorenzo has worked out for the Jazz, Knicks, Suns, Blazers, and Kings so far.

After the analysis from ESPN's Chad Ford and videos from Draft Express, who should advance on to the second round? Will it be Isaiah Canaan of Murray State, or Lorenzo Brown of North Carolina State receiving your vote to move on in the Indy Cornrows 23rd Pick Tournament?