Who had the most accurate 2012 NBA Mock Draft?

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A mock draft is exactly like a sports nerd crossword puzzle- you have to work hard to make things fit logically. And our friends at Weakside Awareness have done a study showing who can complete the puzzle most effectively.

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NBA Draft 2012 is in the books so it’s time for a lot of grading… no, I don’t mean judging teams or drafted players because it’s too early but there’s one draft-related topic which doesn’t require waiting few years:

Who Had The Best and Worst 2012 Mock Drafts on the Internet?

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Celtics, Hornets among 2012 NBA Draft Winners

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Another NBA Draft is in the books.  After all the rumors, projections, incorrect mock drafts, and soaring/dropping stocks, it is time to look at which teams had the best nights at the 2012 NBA Draft.  Click here for my team-by-team drafts grades.

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FINAL 2012 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (6/28/12)

Baylor’s Perry Jones III: sliding NBA Draft stock drops him from lottery

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Of all the NBA Draft prospects who’ve seen their stock slide this year, Perry Jones III from Baylor could be the one hurting the most. Or at least the one who’s seen his draft stock slide the most. Despite the success of the Baylor Bears this past college basketball season, Jones stock didn’t rise it fell from the top 5, lottery lock down to mid to late first round.

Mostly, it’s on-court concerns as Jones just has not lived up to the hype and potential. He’s been a lot more potential than substance and his last season at Baylor was a huge disappointment.

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2012 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (6/1/12)

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The 2012 NBA Draft figures to consist of a deeper, more talented group of prospects that the 2011 class.  Team needs  HAVE been taken into consideration with this 2012 NBA mock draft and the order is based off the recent NBA Lottery results which conspiracy theorists are going to have a field day with since the league owned New Orleans Hornets won the right to pick firstClick on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report and the team name for a list of off-season needs.

(By the way, The Sports Bank was graded as the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft on the web.)

Check out our ridiculously early 2013 NBA Mock Draft.  Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2013 NFL Mock Draft.

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2012 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (5/18/12)

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The 2012 NBA Draft figures to consist of a deeper, more talented group of prospects that the 2011 class.  Team needs  HAVE been taken into consideration with this 2012 NBA mock draft and the order is based off the end of the season NBA standingsClick on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report and the team name for a list of off-season needs.

(By the way, The Sports Bank was graded as the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft on the web.)

Check out our ridiculously early 2013 NBA Mock Draft.  Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2013 NFL Mock Draft.

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2012 NBA Draft early entries list

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The deadline for underclassmen college basketball players to declare for the 2012 NBA Draft has passed.  Here is the latest list of early entries with Maryland’s Terrell Stoglin entering the draft at the last minute.  Check out our 2012 NBA Mock Draft and click on the player’s name for an in-depth scouting report.

UPDATED: 4/30/12 12:40 PM
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2012 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (5/1/12)

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The 2012 NBA Draft figures to consist of a deeper, more talented group of prospects that the 2011 class.  Team needs  HAVE been taken into consideration with this 2012 NBA mock draft and the order is based off the end of the season NBA standingsClick 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.)

Check out our ridiculously early 2013 NBA Mock Draft.  Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2013 NFL Mock Draft.

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UPDATED 2012-2013 college basketball preseason top 25

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Here is an updated on my preseason Top 25 for the 2012-2013 college basketball.  With transfers, the decisions of some previously undeclared top high school recruits, and players declaring their intentions to return to school or leave for the NBA Draft, there has been a lot of movement since I released my original rankings the day after the National Championship game.  (Click here for a list of NBA Draft early entries.) Leave a comment below if you think a team is too high, too low, not getting enough respect, or if you notice an error in a projected roster.  (Click here for my way too early preseason rankings from last season.)

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UPDATED 2012-2013 college basketball preseason top 25 (PART 2)

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Here are teams 16-25 in my updated 2012-2013 preseason college basketball Top 25 and other teams who just missed the cut.

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2012 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (4/20/12)

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The 2012 NBA Draft figures to consist of a deeper, more talented group of prospects that the 2011 class.  Team needs  HAVE been taken into consideration with this 2012 NBA mock draft and the order is based off the current NBA standingsClick on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report.  Check out The Sports Bank’s NFL Mock Draft as well.

(By the way, The Sports Bank was graded as the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft on the web.)

Check out our ridiculously early 2013 NBA Mock Draft.

UPDATED: 4/20/12

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Baylor’s Perry Jones leaving for NBA Draft, opens door for Isaiah Austin

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Length, size, athleticism, and versatility.  Those attributes have been staples of Baylor‘s frontcourt for the past few seasons.  Even though the Bears lose Perry Jones who declared for the NBA Draft on Monday, that tradition of size inside will continue with McDonald’s All-American Isaiah Austin arriving in Waco next season.

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