I am well aware that the 2012 NBA Draft has not even occurred yet. Still, we are looking ahead to the 2013 NBA Draft with insanely early projections on how it may unfold. Team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into consideration with this 2013 NBA mock draft. Click on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report.
(By the way, The Sports Bank was graded as the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft on the web.)
1. Charlotte- Shabazz Muhammed, SF, Undecided, 6-6, HS Sr.
Considered by many as the top recruit in the 2012 class, Shabazz Muhammed has a complete all-around game.
2. Washington- Quincy Miller, SF, Baylor, 6-9 Fr.
A gifted athlete especially in the open floor, Quincy Miller has a well-rounded game as he can stroke it from deep.
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3. Detroit- Steven Adams, C, Pitt, 7-0, HS Sr.
The New Zealand native has the ideal size to be a true NBA center and a decent skill set to match.
4. New Orleans- Kyle Anderson, SF, UCLA, 6-7, HS Sr.
Kyle Anderson is a smooth, all-around talent who is capable of playing a point forward type role.
5. Toronto- James McAdoo, F, North Carolina, 6-9, Fr.
He is UNC’s sixth man this season but the combo forward might be the team’s best long-term prospect.
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6. Sacramento- Isaiah Austin, C, Baylor, 7-0, HS Sr.
The Baylor recruit is a rim protector due to his length and athleticism, but needs to get much stronger.
7. Golden State- Austin Rivers, SG, Duke, 6-4, Fr.
A pure scorer, Doc’s son can light it up from deep and is also extremely effective off the bounce. He needs to get stronger though.
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8. Phoenix- Cody Zeller, C, Indiana, 6-11, Fr.
The Hoosier freshman is a talented, athletic big man but needs to add weight and muscle before being ready for the next level.
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9. New Jersey- Patric Young, PF, Florida, 6-9, So.
Patric Young is built like a house and very athletic, but limited with his offensive game.
10. New York- Moe Harkless, SF, St. John’s, 6-8, Fr.
Moe Harkless is a skilled, lengthy, athletic wing who can you inside or outside.
11. Milwaukee- Mason Plumlee, PF, Duke, 6-10, Jr.
Athletically gifted, Mason Plumlee makes his biggest impact on the boards but also shown more aggression as a scorer in his junior season.
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12. Minnesota- Dario Saric, SF, Croatia, 6-10, 1994
The prototypical, versatile European, Dario Saric has great handles but has a long way to go in his physical development.
13. Memphis- Myck Kabongo, PG, Texas, 6-1, Fr.
A pure distributor, Kabonogo hasn’t lived up to expectations as a freshman but is still a big time talent.
14. Houston- Dion Waiters, G, Syracuse, 6-4, So.
The Orange sixth man is having a breakout season and is dangerous off the bounce or shooting the rock.
15. Cleveland- Tim Hardaway Jr., SG, Michigan, 6-5, So.
The Wolverine sophomore can score the basketball in a variety of ways.
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16. Boston- Jarnell Stokes, PF, Tennessee, 6-8, Fr.
The Volunteer freshman enrolled in college a semester early and is already a beast down low.
17. L.A. Lakers- Adonis Thomas, G/F, Memphis, 6-6, Fr.
Already blessed with a NBA-ready build, the Tiger freshman is a tough match-up due to his strength, athleticism, and ability to shoot the ball. An ankle injury ended his freshman season early.
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18. Utah- Tony Mitchell, SF, North Texas, 6-7, Fr.
The former Mizzou commit just recently became eligible at North Texas. His athleticism makes him attractive for the next level.
19. Dallas- LeBryan Nash, SF, Oklahoma State, 6-7, Fr.
The OSU freshman has incredible athleticism and strength but needs to work on his outside shot.
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20. Portland- Ryan Harrow, PG, Kentucky, 6-2, So.
The N-C State transfer will sit out this season but should greatly benefit playing the point for John Calipari next season.
21. San Antonio- Christian Watford, SF, Indiana, 6-9, Jr.
Christian Watford is a versatile, athletic combo forward with great size.
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22. L.A. Clippers- Fab Melo, C, Syracuse, 7-0, So.
The Orange big man has shown steady improvement and is in much better shape this season, but is still developing as a post player.
23. Orlando- Shabazz Napier, PG, UConn, 6-0, Soph.
His size is a concern, but Shabazz Napier’s natural feel as a point guard, ability to shoot the ball, and peskiness as a defender is hard to overlook.
24. Indiana- Allen Crabbe, SG, Cal, 6-6, So.
A talented shooter, Allen Crabbe needs to improve his dribble attack game.
25. Philadelphia- C.J. Lesile, F, N.C. State, 6-9, So.
A ridiculous athlete who excels above the rim, C.J. Lesile will need to develop the other areas of his game in his second year with the Wolfpack.
26. Atlanta- Rodney Hood, SF, Mississippi State, 6-8, Fr.
The athletic lefty has a smooth stroke from the perimeter.
27. Denver- Royce White, PF, Iowa State, 6-8, So.
He has had his share of issues during his collegiate career, but is a big body who handles the ball well for his size.
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28. Miami- Fuquan Edwin, G/F, Seton Hall, 6-6, So.
Edwin is an athletic wing who could become a terrific perimeter at the next level.
29. Chicago- Khris Middleton, SF, Texas A&M, 6-7, Jr.
The Aggie junior battled injury early this season but has a nice inside/outside game.
30. Oklahoma City- Alex Oriakhi, PF, UConn, 6-9, Jr.
The Husky big man has the size and strength to be a serviceable post player in the league.
31. Charlotte- Maalik Wayns, PG, Villanova, 6-2, Jr.
32. Washington- Aaric Murray, C, West Virginia, 6-10, Jr.
33. Detroit- Mouphtaou Yarou, PF/C, Villanova, 6-10, Jr.
34. New Orleans- Aziz N’Diaye, C, Washington, 7-0, Jr.
35. Toronto- Elias Harris, F, Gonzaga, 6-7, Jr.
36. Sacramento- Lucas Noguiera, C, Brazil, 7-0, 1992
37. Golden State- J’Covan Brown, G, Texas, 6-1, Jr.
38. Phoenix- Jared Cunningham, G, Oregon State, 6-4, Jr.
39. New Jersey- Raul Neto, PG, Brazil, 6-2, 1992
40. New York- Zeke Marshall, C, Akron, 7-0, Jr.
41. Milwaukee- Rodney Williams, SF, Minnesota, 6-7, Jr.
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42. Minnesota- Michael Snaer, SG, Florida State, 6-4, Jr.
43. Memphis- Tony Mitchell, SF, Alabama, 6-6, Jr.
44. Houston- Jeff Withey, C, Kansas, 6-11, Jr.
45. Cleveland- Elijah Johnson, G, Kansas, 6-4, Jr.
46. Boston- C.J. McCullom, SG, Lehigh, 6-3, Jr.
47. L.A. Lakers- Keith Clanton, PF, UCF, 6-8, Jr.
48. Utah- Dexter Strickland, SG, North Carolina, 6-3, Jr.
49. Dallas- Arsalan Kazemi, SF, Rice, 6-8, Jr.
50. Portland- Erick Green, PG, Virginia Tech, 6-4, Jr.
51. San Antonio- Kenny Boynton, G, Florida, 6-2, Jr.
52. L.A. Clippers- Matthew Dellavedova, PG, St. Mary’s, 6-4, Jr.
53. Orlando- Tim Frazier, PG, Penn State, 6-1, Jr.
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54. Indiana- Andre Dawkins, SG, Duke, 6-4, Jr.
55. Philadelphia- Brandon Paul, G, Illinois, 6-3, Jr.
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56. Atlanta- Wally Judge, PF, Rutgers, 6-9, Jr.
57. Denver- Solomon Hill, SF, Arizona, 6-6, Jr.
58. Miami- Ryan Kelly, PF, Duke, 6-10, Jr.
59. Chicago- Isaiah Canaan, PG, Murray State, 6-1, Jr.
60. Oklahoma City- Peyton Siva, PG, Louisville, 5-11, Jr.
David Kay is a senior feature NBA Draft, NBA, and college basketball writer for the Sports Bank. He also heads up the NBA and college basketball material at Walter Football.com and is a former contributor at The Washington Times Communities. David has appeared on numerous national radio programs spanning from Cleveland to New Orleans to Honolulu. He also had the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft on the web.
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