2016 NBA Mock Draft (10/31/14)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely early 2016 NBA Mock Draft.  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.


1. Ben Simmons, PF, LSU, 6-9, HS Sr.
The Aussie is a versatile offensive weapon with tremendous athleticism and once he fills out physically, can be a major threat on both ends of the floor.

2. Jaylen Brown, SF, Undecided, 6-7, HS Sr.
Jaylen Brown has the ideal combination of size, strength, and athleticism to be an NBA small forward.

3. Ivan Rabb, PF, Undecided, 6-10, HS Sr.
Possessing tremendous length and athleticism, once Ivan Rabb adds strength to his wirey frame, he will be a force inside.

4. Isaiah Briscoe, PG, Undecided, 6-3, HS Sr.
Isaiah Briscoe fits the new mold of an NBA point guard since has good size and strength.

5. Diamond Stone, C, Undecided, 6-10, HS Sr.
A pure low post scorer, Diamond Stone also has a nice face-up game for the next level.

6. Brandon Ingram, SF, Undecided, 6-8, HS Sr.
Long and wirey, Brandon Ingram boasts a smooth stroke from the perimeter.

7. Trey Lyles, PF, Kentucky, 6-10, Fr.
A skilled post player with good size, Trey Lyles figures to be a prototypical NBA power forward.

8. Malik Newman, SG, Undecided, 6-3, HS Sr.
Though a bit undersized for an NBA two guard, Malik Newman is a pure scorer.

9. Justise Winslow, SF, Duke, 6-6, Fr.
Justise Winslow has an NBA ready build and once he improves his all-around offensive game, should be a lottery lock.

10. Devin Booker, SG, Kentucky 6-5, Fr.
Stuck on a deep Wildcat roster, this sharpshooter likely stays at UK through his sophomore season.

11. Kevon Looney, PF, UCLA, 6-9, Fr.
The Milwaukee native is at his best when attacking the glass but needs to improve his mid-range game.

12. Justin Jackson, SF, North Carolina, 6-7, Fr.
The UNC freshman is a great shooter and athlete but needs to get stronger before heading to the league.

13. P.J. Dozier, PG, Undecided, 6-6, HS Sr.
One of the most improved players in the 2015 class, P.J. Dozier has great size and a terrific feel for the game.

14. Troy Williams, SF, Indiana, 6-7, Soph.
An athletic freak, Troy Williams needs to become a better perimeter shooter.

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

16. EC Matthews, G, Rhode Island, 6-5, Soph.
Though playing under the radar at Rhode Island, E.C. Matthews is a versatile guard with serious potential.

17. Jarrell Martin, PF, LSU, 6-10, Soph.
The former McDonald’s All-American is an inside/outside threat.

18. R.J. Hunter, SG, Georgia State, 6-5, Jr.
R.J. Hunter doesn’t get a lot of pub playing at a mid-major but knows how to fill it up.

19. D’Angelo Russell, SG, Ohio State, 6-4, Fr.
The lefty is a dangerous shooter who should play a major role for the Buckeyes.

20. Terry Rozier, G, Louisville, 6-2, Soph.
A combo guard poised for a breakout sophomore year, not having a true position for the next level affects Terry Rozier’s stock.

21. Sindarius Thornwell, SG, South Carolina, 6-5, Soph.
Coming off a terrific freshman campaign, the Gamecock shooting guard can score it from all over the floor.

22. Billy Garrett Jr., PG, DePaul, 6-4, Soph.
The Big East Freshman of the Year is a capable scorer but also plays with tremendous maturity for a young floor leader.

23. Amida Brimah, C, UConn, 7-0, Soph.
A defensive presence in the paint, Amida Brimah will make a living as an energy big man.

24. Michael Qualls, SG, Arkansas, 6-6, Jr.
A high-flyer at the rim, Michael Qualls has good size for the next level.

25. Isaiah Whitehead, G, Seton Hall, 6-4, Fr.
Isaiah Whitehead is a combo guard who is not afraid to attack the tin.

26. Isaiah Taylor, PG, Texas, 6-1, Soph.
Extremely quick in the open floor, Isaiah Taylor put himself on the map with an impressive freshman year.

27. Mamadou Ndiaye, C, UC-Irvine, 7-6, Soph.
Based on his size alone, Mamadou Ndiaye will get first round looks.

28. Marcus Lee, PF, Kentucky, 6-9, Soph.
Though he didn’t see much playing time as a freshman, Marcus Lee is a crazy athlete and plays with great energy.

29. Nigel Williams-Goss, PG, Washington, 6-3, Soph.
A playmaker and floor general at the point guard position, Nigel Williams-Goss is poised for a huge sophomore season.

30. Buddy Hield, SG, Oklahoma, 6-4, Jr.
His feel for scoring the basketball makes Buddy Hield a likely first round pick.

31. Brice Johnson, PF, North Carolina, 6-9, Jr.
32. Rodney Purvis, SG, UConn, 6-4, Soph.
33. Rysheed Jordan, PG, St. John’s, 6-3, Soph.
34. Devin Thomas, PF, Wake Forest, 6-9, Jr.
35. Przemek Karnowski, C, Gonzaga, 7-1, Jr.
36. Ron Baker, G, Wichita State, 6-3, Jr.
37. Perry Ellis, PF, Kansas, 6-8, Jr.
38. Michael Frazier, SG, Florida, 6-4, Jr.
39. Egemen Guven, PF, Turkey, 6-11, 1996
40. Rasheed Sulaimon, SG, Duke, 6-4, Jr.
41. Fred VanVleet, PG, Wichita State, 5-11, Jr.
42. Shaq Goodwin, PF, Memphis, 6-8, Jr.
43. Cameron Ridley, C, Texas, 6-10, Jr.
44. Danuel House, SF, Texas A&M, 6-7, Jr.
45. Chris Obepka, PF, St. John’s, 6-8, Jr.
46. Georges Niang, PF, Iowa State, 6-8, Jr.
47. Josh Scott, C, Colorado, 6-10, Jr.
48. Dorrian Finney-Smith, SF, Florida, 6-8, Jr.
49. Xavier Johnson, SF, Colorado, 6-7, Jr.
50. Yogi Ferrell, PG, Indiana, 5-11, Jr.
51. Joel James, C, North Carolina, 6-10, Jr.
52. Jake Layman, SF, Maryland, 6-8, Jr.
53. Kris Dunn, PG, Providence, 6-3, Jr.
54. Aaron Thomas, SG, Florida State, 6-5, Jr.
55. Siyani Chambers, PG, Harvard, 6-0, Jr.
56. Tyrone Wallace, SG, California, 6-4, Jr.
57. Mike Tobey, C, Virginia, 6-11, Jr.
58. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, G, Georgetown, 6-3, Jr.
59. Kellen Dunham, SG, Butler, 6-6, Jr.
60. Justin Anderson, SF, Virginia, 6-6, 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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