2015 NBA Mock Draft (2/6/14)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely premature 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

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1. Jahlil Okafor, C, Duke, 6-10, HS Sr.
The top recruit in the 2014 class, Jahlil Okafor is a terrific back to the basket post scorer who knows how to carve out space inside with his wide body.

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2. Myles Turner, C, Undecided, 6-11, HS Sr.
A developing big man with incredible athleticism, Myles Turner is just scratching the surface with how good he might be.

3. Cliff Alexander, PF, Kansas, 6-9, HS Sr.
Cliff Alexander brings a terrific combination of strength and athleticism to the power forward position.

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4. Kelly Oubre, SF, Kansas, 6-7, HS Sr.
An athletic, lengthy small forward, Kelly Oubre will step in for Andrew Wiggins next year at Kansas.

5. Zach LaVine, SG, UCLA, 6-5, Fr.
The UCLA freshman has seen his stock blow up. He has bits of Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook to his game.

6. Karl Towns, C, Kentucky, 7-1, HS Sr.
Size, athleticism, and the ability to step out and knock down outside shots; these attributes make the Dominican Republic native a terrific prospect.

7. Emmanuel Mudaiy, PG, SMU, 6-5, HS Sr.
With ideal size and strength for an NBA point guard, Emmanuel Mudaiy is at his best off the bounce.

8. Trey Lyles, PF, Kentucky, 6-10, HS Sr.
A skilled post player with good size, Trey Lyles figures to be another one-and-done John Calipari product.

9. Tyler Ennis, PG, Syracuse, 6-2, Fr.
A very mature young point guard, Tyler Ennis plays with great poise and knows when to be a distributor or a scorer.

10. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF, Arizona, 6-7, Fr.
The lefty is an extremely physical and aggressive player around the hoop but needs to work on his perimeter game.

11. Tyus Jones, PG, Duke, 6-1, HS Sr.
Tyus Jones is beyond his years in terms of his maturity and poise as a floor leader.

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12. Mario Hezonja, SG, Croatia, 6-6, 1995
Mario Hezonja is in the mold of most European wings since he is a crafty all-around scorer.

13. Ilimane Diop, C, Senegal, 6-11, 1995
An athletic, lengthy big man who is more polished on the offensive end then most foreign big men.

14. Troy Williams, SF, Indiana, 6-7, Fr.
Troy Williams is a versatile, length, crazy athletic wing and if he can develop a consistent jump shot, definitely has lottery potential.

15. Kaleb Tarczewski, C, Arizona, 7-0, Soph.
“Zeus” has the ideal size for a NBA big man but still must refine his low post game.

16. Chris Walker, PF, Florida, 6-10, Fr.
Despite being ineligible for most of his first year in Gainsville, the Gator freshman can jump out of the gym but is still a work in progress with his all-around gam.

17. Montrezl Harrell, PF, Louisville, 6-8, Soph.
Though a bit under-sized, Montrezl Harrell plays insanely hard and uses his length and athleticism to be a factor inside.

18. Dakari Johnson, C, Kentucky, 6-10, Fr.
A big body down low, Dakari Johnson might need two years at Kentucky since he is still a work in progress on both ends of the floor.

19. Sam Dekker, SF, Wisconsin, 6-8, Soph.
A very skilled and sneaky athletic wing, Dekker has a nice outside shot but his strength and defense must improve before making the leap to the NBA.

20. Jusuf Nurkic, C, Bosnia, 7-0, 1994
A wide body in the paint (280 pounds), the Bosnian is a developing low post presence.

21. Willie Cauley-Stein, C, Kentucky, 7-0, Soph.
Willie Cauley-Stein brings a ton of energy to the floor and is a rim protector though still very raw offensively.

22. Olivier Hanlan, G, Boston College, 6-4, Soph.
The Canadian is a combo guard who stroke it from deep or create off the bounce.

23. Mitch McGary, F/C, Michigan, 6-10, Soph.
Mitch McGary’s is an aggressive, physical player who has a non-stop motor.  A season-ending back injury likely means he returns for his junior year and severely hurts his draft stock.

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24. Marcus Paige, PG, North Carolina, 6-1, Soph.
The lefty is a solid distributor but has really improved his scoring ability as a sophomore.

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25. Spencer Dinwiddie, G, Colorado, 6-5, Jr.
Spencer Dinwiddie is a versatile combo guard who can get after it as a defender. A season ending injury during his junior year likely means he returns to Colorado for his senior campaign.

26. Vasilije Micic, PG, Serbia, 6-4, 1994
Like most European point guards who have made the leap to the NBA, the Serbian has a great feel for the game and is a creative playmaker.

27. Jabari Bird, SG, California, 6-6, Fr.
A pure scorer with a smooth stroke from the perimeter, Jabari Bird also has great size for a two guard at the next level.

28. Brandon Ashley, PF, Arizona, 6-9, Soph.
Brandon Ashley possesses good size, athleticism, and lot of potential but is nowhere near a complete player yet.

29. Isaiah Austin, PF/C, Baylor, 7-1, Soph.
The Bear big man is an inside/outside threat but his rail thin frame is a concern among NBA scouts.

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30. Perry Ellis, PF, Kansas, 6-9, Soph.
After being a key reserve last season, Perry Ellis is playing a larger role for KU this year. He is a physical and skilled player inside.

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SECOND ROUND
31. Elfrid Payton, G, LA-Lafayette, 6-4, Jr.
32. Andre Hollins, PG, Minnesota, 6-2, Jr.
33. LaQuinton Ross, SF, Ohio State, 6-8, Jr.
34. Nick Johnson, G, Arizona, 6-3, Jr.
35. Rasmus Larsen, C, Denmark, 6-10, 1994
36. Johnny O’Bryant, PF/C, LSU, 6-10, Jr.
37. Jakarr Sampson, SF, St. John’s, 6-8, Soph.
38. Khem Birch, PF, UNLV, 6-9, Jr.
39. K.J. McDaniels, SF, Clemson, 6-6, Jr.
40. Roscoe Smith, F, UNLV, 6-8, Jr.
41. Jarnell Stokes, PF, Tennessee, 6-8, Jr.
42. LaDontae Henton, SF, Providence, 6-6, Jr.
43. Delon Wright, G, Utah, 6-5, Jr.
44. Treveon Graham, SG, VCU, 6-5, Jr.
45. Jerian Grant, SG, Notre Dame, 6-5, Jr.

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46. Alex Kirk, C, New Mexico, 7-0, Jr.

47. Branden Dawson, SF, Michigan State, 6-6, Jr.

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48. Damion Lee, SG, Drexel, 6-5, Jr.

49. Nikola Milutinov, C, Serbia, 6-11, 1994

50. Dez Wells, SG, Maryland, 6-5, Jr.
51. Quinn Cook, PG, Duke, 6-0, Jr.

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52. Bryce Dejean-Jones, G/F, UNLV, 6-5, Jr.
53. Norman Powell, SG, UCLA, 6-4, Jr.
54. Marcus Eriksson, SG, Sweden, 6-5, 1993
55. Eric Moreland, PF, Oregon State, 6-10, Jr.
56. Tomas Dimsa, SG, Lithuania, 6-4, 1994
57. Ryan Harrow, PG, Georgia State, 6-2, Jr.
58. Briante Weber, PG, VCU, 6-2, Jr.
59. Ryan Boatright, PG, UConn, 6-1, Jr.
60. TaShawn Thomas, PF, Houston, 6-8, Jr.

David Kay is a senior feature NBA DraftNBA, 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 Milwaukee to Honolulu.  He also had the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft and the most accurate 2012 NBA Mock Draft on the internet (Yup, repeat champ… #humblebrag), and finished with the second most accurate 2013 NBA Mock Draft (nearly a three-peat.) You can follow him on Twitter at David_Kmiecik.

 

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  1. Why no mention of Juwan Staten? He is surely, at least, a second round pick

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