The 2012 NBA Draft figures to consist of a deeper, more talented group of prospects that the 2011 class. Team needs have NOT been taken into consideration with this 2012 NBA mock draft and the order is still based on the 2011 NBA Draft. Click on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report.
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31. Minnesota- Lucas Noguiera, C, Brazil, 7-0, 1992
A raw talent, Lucas Noguiera will be drafted on size and potential alone.
32. Cleveland- JaMychal Green, PF, Alabama, 6-8, Sr.
An under-sized post player, JaMychal Green has an effective back to the basket game and crashes the glass.
34. Washington- Trevor Mbawke, PF, Minnesota, 6-8, Sr.
A season-ending injury hurts Trevor Mbakwe’s status, but his tremendous effort on the boards will garner him early second round looks.
36. New Jersey- Dee Bost, PG, Mississippi State, 6-2, Sr.
Dee Bost is a quick point guard who has become a better floor leader during his senior season.
37. Detroit- Andrew Nicholson, PF, St. Bonaventure, 6-9, Sr.
Andrew Nicholson has the look but needs to improve several areas of his game.
38. L.A. Clippers- Robert Sacre, C, Gonzaga, 7-0, Sr.
He has solid skill and athleticism for a true seven-footer and could be a serviceable back-up at the next level.
39. Charlotte- Jarrod Jones, PF, Ball State, 6-9, Sr.
The Cardinal senior has a nice inside/outside game that should give him a chance to make it in the league.
40. Milwaukee- Darius Miller, G/F, Kentucky, 6-8, Sr.
Versatility is the biggest asset for Darius Miller who can play and defend multiple positions, and also understands how be a role player.
41. Golden State- Joffrey Lauvergne, PF, France, 6-10, 1991
A combo forward with a nice inside/outside game, Joffrey Lauvergne will be a player who gets stashed overseas for a couple of years.
42. Indiana- Orlando Johnson, SG, UC-Santa Barbara, 6-5, Sr.
The Gaucho senior is a talented all-around scorer who has flown under the radar a bit at UC-Santa Barbara.
43. Utah- Kevin Jones, F, West Virginia, 6-8, Sr.
Kevin Jones is having a terrific senior season due to an effective inside/outside game but he is under-sized to be a power forward and not quick enough to be a small forward in the NBA.
44. Phoenix- Drew Gordon, PF, New Mexico, 6-9, Sr.
The former UCLA transfer makes his presence felt on the glass and could play that role off some team’s bench in the NBA.
45. Philadelphia- Scott Machado, PG, Iona, 6-1, Sr.
One of the best pure distributor’s in college basketball, Scott Machado has really made a name for himself so far during his senior season.
46. New York- Alex Young, G/F, IUPUI, 6-6, Sr.
A talented wing scorer, Alex Young doesn’t get the pub he should similar to the last IUPUI player to be drafted, George Hill.
47. Houston- Tu Holloway, PG, Xavier, 6-0, Sr.
The player formerly known as Terrell does a little bit of everything from the point guard position and could be a solid back-up at the next level.
48. Atlanta- Leon Radosevic, PF, Croatia, 6-10, 1990
Not blessed with the best athleticism or skill, Leon Radosevic plays with great effort and basketball IQ.
49. Memphis- Renardo Sidney, PF, Mississippi State, 6-10, Jr.
The Bulldog comes with a ton of baggage but is skilled for his size meaning some team will take a second round flyer on him.
51. Portland- Reggie Johnson, C, Miami FL, 6-10, Jr.
Reggie Johnson is a beast down low but needs to get in better shape before he is ready to be a NBA player.
52. Denver- Herb Pope, PF, Seton Hall, 6-8, Sr.
Herb Pope has overcome health issues to put together a solid start to his senior season. He is a bit under-sized but does have good range on his jumper.
54. Oklahoma City- Eli Holman, PF, Detroit, 6-10, Sr.
Eli Holman has the size and physicality to draw to possibly stick on an NBA roster.
55. Boston- Marcus Denmon, SG, Missouri, 6-3, Sr.
A talented scorer who is dynamic in the open court, Marcus Denmon’s lack of size could hold him back at the next level.
56. Dallas- Chase Stanback, SF, UNLV, 6-8, Sr.
The former UCLA transfer has a smooth stroke on his outside shot.
57. L.A. Lakers- Henry Sims, C, Georgetown, 6-10, Sr.
In a league starved for big men, Henry Sims could sneak into the second round as he is finally having a breakout season for the Hoyas.
58. Miami- Kent Bazemore, SG, Old Dominion, 6-5, Sr.
The Monarch senior could fit his niche in the NBA as a defensive specialist. He is also effective off the bounce.
59. San Antonio- Casper Ware, PG, Long Beach State, 5-10, Sr.
Casper Ware really made a real name for himself by winning MVP honors in the Drew Summer League which featured several NBA players and he has followed that up with a solid senior season thus far.
60. Chicago- Terrence Henry, PF, Mississippi, 6-10, Sr.
The Rebel senior has good size and athleticism but does not dominate the game the way a player with his ability should.
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