With the college basketball season now in full swing, we get a better idea of which players project for the 2011 NBA Draft. Team needs have not been taken into account with this mock draft. Click on the players’ name for a complete scouting report. Check out a 2012 NBA Mock Draft or The Sports Bank’s 2011 NFL Mock Draft.
31. Sacramento- 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.
32. Cleveland- 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.
33. Washington- Jeremy Tyler, PF, USA, 6-10, 1991
Tyler suffered a Brandon Jennings-like growing experience in Israel after skipping his senior year of high school to play professionally overseas, but is still talented and loaded with potential.
34. Miami (from MIN)- 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.
Click here for an in-depth feature on Benson.
35. New Jersey- 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.
36. Houston (from LAC)- 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.
Think: Sebastian Telfair
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. Detroit (from Tor)- Kalin Lucas, PG, Michigan State, 6-0, Sr.
He knows how to run a team but doesn’t excel in any other area. Lucas could be a valuable back-up in the NBA, but likely nothing more.
39. Charlotte- Robin Benzing, F, Germany, 6-10, 1989
A typical European forward, Benzing is versatile and athletic but still a work in progress.
40. Golden State- Durrell Summers, SG, Michigan State, 6-4, Sr.
Summers is a great athlete and displayed his ability to knock down perimeter jumpers during Sparty’s run to the Final Four last season, but is not a real threat in taking defenders one-on-one off the bounce.
Click here for an in-depth profile/interview with Summers
41. Sacramento (from Mil)- 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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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.
Click here for an in-depth profile of Lighty
43. Memphis- 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. L.A. Clippers (from Hou)- 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.
45. Philadelphia- 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.
46. Indiana- 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.
47. Portland- 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. L.A. Lakers (from NY)- 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.
49. New Orleans- Antoine Diot, PG, France, 6-4, 1989
Diot really stepped onto the radar after a great season in France and has steadily improved his overall game.
50. Detroit (from Den)- Renardo Sidney, PF, Mississippi State, 6-10, Fr.
There is a huge red flag surrounding Sidney due to his off-the-court antics, but he could still get drafted due to his size and skill.
51. Atlanta- Jacob Pullen, PG, Kansas State, 6-0, Sr.
The kid can flat out score the basketball but he has been unable to take over as the Wildcats’ point guard which hurts his status for the next level since he is too small to be a two guard.
Think: Eddie House
52. Oklahoma City- Austin Freeman, SG, Georgetown, 6-4, Sr.
Freeman can take over a game from the outside but is not incredibly athletic.
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. Milwaukee (from Chi)- Chandler Parsons, SF, Florida, 6-9, Sr.
Hasn’t overwhelmed anyone during his time in Gainesville, but has a solid combination of athleticism and ability to shoot the rock.
55. L.A. Lakers- Lavoy Allen, PF, Temple, 6-9, Sr.
Allen is more of a physical presence in the post and not very talented on the offensive end. He could be an energy type of role player in the NBA.
56. Utah- Gary Flowers, SF, 6-8, Southern Miss, Sr.
An inside/outside threat, Flowers has flown under the radar a bit at Southern Miss.
57. L.A. Lakers (from Mia)- E’Twaun Moore, G, Purdue, 6-4, Sr.
Moore is a combo guard with a smooth stroke and good quickness off the bounce. I am not sure who he guards at the next level though.
Click here for an in-depth profile/interview with Moore
58. Dallas- 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.
59. Boston- Malcolm Delaney, PG, Virginia Tech, 6-3, Sr.
Delany is more of a scorer than a true point guard who thrives off the bounce but can also stroke it from deep.
60. San Antonio- Tracy Smith, PF, N.C. State, 6-8, Sr.
The Wolfpack senior exploded for a very solid junior season, but is an under-sized power forward by NBA standards.
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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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