2011 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (1/29/11)


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31. Cleveland- Nolan Smith, G, Duke, 6-3, Sr.

Is he a point guard or an under-sized two?  That will be the biggest question regarding Smith’s hope of making it in the NBA.  Based on experience and ability to play his role on a team, he could end up sneaking into the first round.

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32. Miami (from MIN)- Iman Shumpert, G, Georgia Tech, 6-5, Jr.

Shumpert is a talented combo guard who can do a little bit of everything on the offensive end.  He has improved his shot selection and is taking care of the basketball much better than he did a year ago.

For more with/about Shumpert go here

33. Sacramento- Jeremy Tyler, PF, USA, 6-10, 1991
A year ago, Tyler suffered a Brandon Jennings-like growing experience in Israel after skipping his senior year of high school to play professionally overseas.  He is currently playing in Japan and shown some of the talent and potential that makes him an intriguing prospect.

34. Detroit (from Tor)- Klay Thompson, SG, Washington State, 6-6, Jr.
Quite possibly the best pure shooter in college basketball, Thompson has NBA range and beyond.  He has improved his ability to get to the basket but his lack of strength will be his biggest obstacle in transitioning to the NBA.

35. Washington- Renardo Sidney, PF, Mississippi State, 6-10, So.
There is a huge red flag surrounding Sidney due to his off-the-court antics, but some team will take a second round flyer on him due to his size and skill.

36. New Jersey- Keith Benson, C, Oakland, 6-11, Sr.

An athletic, lengthy big man who needs to get stronger and improve his face-up game to be a factor at the next level.

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37. L.A.Clippers (from Det)- Pablo Aguilar, F, Spain, 6-10, 1989
A solid shooter, Aguilar sees steady playing time in a very competitive Spanish league which is odd for a player his age.

38. Houston (from LAC)- Justin Harper, PF, Richmond, 6-10, Sr.
Harper is a versatile big man who can step out and shoot the ball.  He is not very physical which is why he is a second round prospect.

39. Indiana- Corey Fisher, PG, Villanova, 5-11, Sr.
I love Fisher’s tenacity at attacking the basket and toughness, but he needs to improve his decision-making as a point guard.  There is no questioning his ability to score the basketball but can he be a true NBA point guard will be the question.

40. Sacramento (from Mil)- Marshon Brooks, SG, Providence, 6-5, Sr.
Brooks’ stock is on the rise as he is averaging about 23 points and eight boards per game for the Friars.

41. Golden State- Bojan Bogdanovic, G/F, Croatia, 6-7, 1989
A sharp-shooter who has improved his all-around offensive game, Bogdanovich is beginning to blossom in the Euroleague.

42. Chicago (from PHX)- David Lighty, G/F, Ohio State, 6-6, Sr.
The perfect example of a glue guy who does a little bit of everything on the floor to help his team win.

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43. L.A. Clippers (from Hou)- Rick Jackson, PF, Syracuse, 6-9, Sr.
A physical presence down the low, Jackson has a great feel around the hoop and is a terror on the glass.

44. Memphis- Robin Benzing, F, Germany, 6-10, 1989
A typical European forward, Benzing is versatile and athletic but still a work in progress.

45. Charlotte- LaceDarius Dunn, SG, Baylor, 6-4, Sr.

A tremendous natural scorer, Dunn is a true threat from beyond the arc.  The question is how his recent off-the-court issue might create red flags about his character.

46. Philadelphia- Xavier Silas, SG, Northern Illinois, 6-5, Sr.
The Colorado transfer is a talented scorer in a lesser league but needs to work on his attack game.

47. L.A. Lakers (from NY)- Chris Wright, SF, Dayton, 6-8, Sr.
He has great strength and can leap out of the gym, but Wright’s lack of an outside shot hurts his stock.

48. Portland- Austin Freeman, SG, Georgetown, 6-4, Sr.
Freeman can take over a game from the outside but is not incredibly athletic.

49. Utah- Anatoly Bose, G/F, Nichols State, 6-6, Sr.

He briefly tested the waters last summer, but wisely chose to return to school for his senior season.  Bose can score it from anywhere on the floor but does not have the ideal NBA athleticism.

50. Detroit (from Den)- Gary Flowers, SF, 6-8, Southern Miss, Sr.
An inside/outside threat, Flowers has flown under the radar a bit at Southern Miss.

51. Atlanta- Jeremy Hazell, SG, Seton Hall, 6-5, Sr.

A natural scorer in every aspect on the offensive end but tends to be a chucker.

52. Oklahoma City- Steven Gray, SG, Gonzaga, 6-5, Sr.
Gray has a nice combination of size, athleticism, and ability to shoot the rock.

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53. Orlando- Ravern Johnson, G/F, Mississippi State, 6-7, Sr.
A smooth shooter from the outside, Johnson is incredibly thin which could hurt his prospects for the next level.

54. Dallas- Jamine Peterson, F, Greece, 6-6, 1988
The former Providence Friar will spend a year playing professionally in Greece and then likely enter the draft.  He is built like a house but does not have a true position in the NBA.

55. New Orleans- Chris Wright, PG, Georgetown, 6-1, Sr.

Wright is a very physical point guard who can shoot the three and has surprising athleticism.  His leadership and ability to run a team will get him looks at the next level despite his struggles this season.

56. Milwaukee (from Chi)- Malcolm Delaney, PG, Virginia Tech, 6-3, Sr.
Delaney is more of a scorer than a true point guard who thrives off the bounce but can also stroke it from deep.

57. L.A. Lakers (from Mia)- Justin Holiday, G/F, Washington, 6-6, Sr.
The Husky senior is a talented scorer who has some solid buzz around him after getting off to a great start to his senior season.

58. L.A. Lakers- Charles Jenkins, SG, Hofstra, 6-3, Sr.
One of the top scorers in college basketball, Jenkins can stroke it from the outside but also gets the rack in large part because of his strength.  The fact that he is undersized to be a NBA two guard hurts his stock.

59. Boston- Tracy Smith, PF, N.C. State, 6-8, Sr.
The Wolfpack senior has battled injury this season but brings a physical presence to the paint despite being undersized by NBA standards.

60. San Antonio- Kalin Lucas, PG, Michigan State, 6-0, Sr.
Lucas has really seen his stock fall over the past year but he could still get a second round look due to his experience.

For more with/about Lucas go here


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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 The Washington Times Communities.  You can follow him on Twitter at DavidKay_TSB.

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