Sunday, June 22, 2014

Final 2014 NBA Draft Big Board

1 - Andrew Wiggins - SF - Kansas, Fr. - 6'8, 200
Wiggins probably isn't the NBA's next mega-star as he was billed by some entering his freshman season at Kansas.  That being said, he's an elite athlete with a 7'0 wingspan and huge potential at both ends of the floor.  
Strengths: Athleticism, length, defensive upside     Weaknesses: Strength, shooting, ball-handling

2 - Jabari Parker - SF - Duke, Fr. - 6'8, 240
 Parker's game is predicated on scoring, and he really does it well.  He's also a solid rebounder, and his skills should translate well to the NBA.  He'll likely struggle on defense, and some see him as not having a position.  Strengths: Versatility, strength, shooting     Weaknesses: Defense, shot selection, quickness

3 - Dante Exum - PG - Australia, 1995 - 6'6, 185
Exum's skillset should translate nicely to the NBA.  He uses a combination of size, length and court vision to be an exceptional passer.  Scoring game, specifically his outside shooting is still developing.  Should profile as a good defender if he can add the necessary strength.
Strengths: Passing, length, basketball IQ     Weaknesses: Thin, outside shooting

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4 - Joel Embiid - C - Kansas, Fr. - 7'0, 250
Embiid would likely be number one on my board if it weren't for the injuries to his back and foot.  Those are troubling ailments for anybody, let alone a 7-footer.  When healthy, Embiid is an impact player at both ends of the court.  Great at both blocking and altering shots anywhere within a wingspan's radius, and not just at the hoop.  Offensive game is still developing, but he's shown flashes of having a variety of reliable post moves.
Strengths: Shot blocking, rebounding, length     Weaknesses: Raw, thin, injuries

5 - Julius Randle - PF - Kentucky, Fr. - 6'9, 250
Julius Randle is by far this draft class' best and strongest post scorer.  Has a nice array of back-to-the-basket moves, but also uses his surprising quickness to his advantage when facing up.  He's also very skilled at getting to the FT line.  However, he's not a good defender and still needs to fine-tune his mid-range jumper.
Strengths: Post game, rebounding, size/strength     Weaknesses: Defense, turnovers, shooting

6 - Noah Vonleh - PF - Indiana, Fr. - 6'10, 240
Vonleh is a raw prospect in a few aspects.  His body still needs to fill out and he lacks offensive polish.  Whoever drafts him will get a big with legitimate size, a huge wingspan and good rebounding skills.  Has big potential on the defensive end of the floor.
Strengths: Rebounding, length, athleticism     Weaknesses: Raw, post scoring

7 - Marcus Smart - PG - Oklahoma St., Fr. - 6'4, 225
Smart is a massive PG with good athleticism and passing ability.  He's also a great defender, even if he does gamble too often.  Needs to enhance his perimeter game and leadership ability/mental composure.  However, his "incidents" at OSU this year were overblown.
Strengths: Passing, defense, body/athleticism     Weaknesses: Shooting, composure/leadership

8 - Aaron Gordon - F - Arizona, Fr. - 6'9, 225
Gordon was an impact player as a freshman at Arizona.  He's an explosive athlete, smart defensive player and an intense competitor.  Has range out to the three point line, even if he's an inconsistent shooter.  Needs to bulk up to play PF or improve ball-handling to play SF.
Strengths: Athleticism, versatility, defense     Weaknesses: Lack of position, scoring, size

9 - Nik Stauskas - SG - Michigan, So. - 6'6, 210
Stauskas is either the best or 2nd best shooter in this draft, depending on who you ask.  He also gets things done well off the dribble and is an above-average passer for a SG.  Still needs to add strength, but is a good athlete.  Will likely never be a plus defender.
Strengths: Shooting, scoring, passing     Weaknesses: Defense, strength

10 - Jusuf Nurkic - C - Bosnia, 1995 - 6'11, 280
Nurkic is a massive human being, and is still developing as a basketball player.  He's only been playing since 2009.  Post game is strong, and he'll likely be a strong rebounder in the NBA.  Not a very good athlete.
Strengths: Size, post game, rebounding     Weaknesses: Athleticism, raw




11 - Doug McDermott - SF - Creighton, Sr. - 6'8, 225
McDermott is a pure scorer at the college level, who might struggle to bring his game inside the arc with him to the NBA.  He's not a good athlete, which could hold him back.  Won't be a good defender.
Strengths: Shooting, scoring     Weaknesses: Defense, athleticism

12 - James Young - SG - Kentucky, Fr. - 6'7, 215
Young is a scoring wing with good size and a 6'11 wingspan.  He's still developing his three-point shot, and his defensive skills.  Could probably spend time at SF in the NBA as well due to his physical tools.
Strengths: Size, length, scoring ability     Weaknesses: Defense, shooting

13 - Gary Harris - SG - Michigan St., So. - 6'5, 210
Harris is a physical player at both ends of the floor.  His size and strength should allow him to be a good defender in the NBA.  Offensive game is diverse, but he needs to show more consistency shooting the ball.
Strengths: Defense, physicality, versatility     Weaknesses: Streaky shooting, ball-handling

14 - Zach LaVine - G - UCLA, Fr. - 6'5, 180
LaVine probably would have done himself a lot of good with another year in school.  Has a high ceiling, but needs to get stronger and become a more complete offensive player.  
Strengths: Athleticism, length, transition game     Weaknesses: Thin, raw, decision-making

15 - Dario Saric - SF - Croatia, 1994 - 6'10, 225
Saric is a prototypical "point forward" who uses his length and size to be a facilitator on the floor.  Jump shot and scoring ability are still developing as he gets stronger.  Lack of elite athleticism may hold him back when he gets to the NBA.
Strengths: Passing, size, versatility     Weaknesses: Shooting, strength, athleticism

16 - Kyle Anderson - SF - UCLA, So. - 6'9, 230
Anderson's game took a big step forward this season with an expanded role at UCLA.  He's a great passer for a wing, and showed that he can shoot the three.  Not a great athlete or strong, which will hold him back at both ends of the floor.
Strengths: Passing, PNR play, length     Weaknesses: Strength, athleticism, defense

17 - Elfrid Payton - PG - UL-Lafayette, Jr. - 6'4, 180
Payton might be the best defensive player in the whole draft not named Joel Embiid.  Combines great athleticism with a 6'7 wingspan to wreak havoc on ball-handlers.  Offensive game is predicated on scoring inside the arc.
Strengths: Defense, length, athleticism     Weaknesses: Shooting, turnovers

18 - P.J. Hairston - SG - D-League, 1992 - 6'5, 225
Hairston is a strong scorer, using his big body to overpower smaller guards.  Converted over 55% of his two-point attempts in his time in the D-League.  There will be concerns over his character after he was kicked out of UNC.
Strengths: Scoring, length, strength     Weaknesses: Effort/mentality, turnovers


19 - Adreian Payne - F/C - Michigan St., Sr. - 6'10, 240
Payne will bring value for being a stretch four, or even a stretch five.  Shot 42.3% from deep as a senior this past season.  Adequate rebounder and defender.
Strengths: Versatile offensive game, rebounding     Weaknesses: Body, foot injury

20 - Tyler Ennis - PG - Syracuse, Fr. - 6'2, 180
Ennis is a pass-first PG who excels at not turning the ball over.  Is an average outside shooter, but should get better over time.  Needs to add some strength to get better on defense.
Strengths: Passing, length, playmaking     Weaknesses: Athleticism, strength, scoring
21 - T.J. Warren - SF - No. Carolina St., So. - 6'8, 230
Warren was one of the more productive players in college basketball this past season, but there are some concerns about how his game will translate.  He isn't a great ball-handler or shooter and may be too small to play PF.
Strengths: Scoring, rebounding     Weaknesses: Defense, outside shooting, position?

22 - Clint Capela - PF - Switzerland, 1994 - 6'11, 220
Capela is a raw prospect who's probably a year or two off from contributing due to his thin build and raw offensive skills.  Has huge upside on the defensive end thanks to shot blocking and 7'5 wingspan.
Strengths: Length, athleticism, shot-blocking     Weaknesses: Raw, thin

23 - Rodney Hood - SF - Duke, So. - 6'8, 215
Hood is a very good shooter, and an adequate scorer inside the arc.  Doesn't bring much else to the table, which will likely keep him out of the lottery.  Projects to struggle on defense; needs to get stronger.
Strengths: Shooting, scoring     Weaknesses: Playmaking, rebounding, defense

24 - Jerami Grant - SF - Syracuse, So. - 6'8, 220
Grant is still a work in progress on the offensive end, but will be a first round pick for his length and defense.  Will need to adjust to playing on the perimeter in the NBA.  Has an unreliable jump shot.
Strengths: Length, defense, athleticism     Weaknesses: Shooting, ball-handling

25 - K.J. McDaniels - SF - Clemson, Jr. - 6'6, 200
McDaniels is a superb athlete who does most of his damage at the rim on offense.  Long arms (6'9 wingspan) and strength allow him to thrive on defense.  Very good shot-blocker for a wing.
Strengths: Athleticism, transition offense, length     Weaknesses: Shooting, ball-handling

26 - Cleanthony Early - SF - Wichita St., Sr. - 6'8, 225
Early has a very efficient, well-rounded offensive game.  If he were a year or two younger he would probably be a lottery pick.  Might not have the footspeed to defend NBA SFs.
Strengths: Shooting, scoring, length     Weaknesses: Quickness, ball-handling


27 - Shabazz Napier - PG - UConn, Sr. - 6'1, 185
Napier's run that culminated in a national championship will likely propel him into the first round.  Very good scorer, better beyond the arc than inside it.  
Strengths: Shooting, quickness, rebounding (for a PG)     Weaknesses: Position?, finishing at the rim

28 - Nikola Jokic - C - Serbia, 1995 - 6'11, 250
Jokic is relatively unknown, but made a name for himself at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit.  He's a great interior passer, has range out to 20+ feet and is good off the dribble after facing up.  Body and athletic ability could both stand to improve.
Strengths: Shooting range, passing, face-up game     Weaknesses: Athleticism, body

29 - Glenn Robinson III - SF - Michigan, So. - 6'7, 220
Robinson has yet to show what his ceiling can be to this point in his career.  Blessed with great athleticism and an NBA-ready body, he isn't a strong shooter or ball-handler.  If he can fine-tune the technical parts of his game, he can be an NBA starter.
Strengths: Athleticism, body     Weaknesses: Ball-handling, shooting, raw

30 - Mitch McGary - F/C - Michigan, So. - 6'10, 250
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: N/A   6CD Scouting Report
McGary brings good rebounding and skills to the table for a big man.  Isn't an elite physical prospect, but has good size.
Strengths: Rebounding, face-up skills     Weaknesses: Athleticism



31 - Jordan Adams - SG - UCLA, So. - 6'5, 220
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: N/A
Adams uses his strength to get to the basket and the free throw line.  Has a physically ready body that could make him a solid contributor right away in the NBA.
Strengths: Strength, length, scoring     Weaknesses: Ball-handling, streaky perimeter shot, athleticism

32 - Damien Inglis - SF - France, 1995 - 6'9, 225
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: N/A   6CD Scouting Report
Inglis is still raw in terms of perimeter skills, but I think (assuming he stays in this year's draft) he could work his way into the first round with good pre-draft showings.  Consistency of outside shooting is biggest concern.
Strengths: Body, length, athleticism     Weaknesses: Shooting, ball-handling

33 - Walter Tavares - C - Cape Verde, 1992 - 7'2, 265
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 41st
Tavares is a big body who projects to have a bigger impact on defense than on offense.  Is reported to have a wingspan of 7'8 or 7'9.  Signed a new deal with his Spanish club this summer, but that shouldn't be a concern, as his agent says it eases his immediate path to the NBA.
Strengths: Size, length, shot-blocking     Weaknesses: Post skills, strength

34 - Spencer Dinwiddie - G - Colorado, Jr. - 6'6, 200
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: N/A   6CD Scouting Report
Dinwiddie missed about half of his junior season after tearing his ACL in January.  He has legitimate SG size, but can play PG due to solid ball-handling and passing.  He also has good defensive upside due to size, quickness and length.
Strengths: Length, size, versatility     Weaknesses: Injury concern

35 - Jarnell Stokes - PF - Tennessee, Sr. - 6'9, 260
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 45th
Stokes has great size and length to go with good tenacity on the block and on the glass.  Not an explosive athlete, but should make up for that with his body and hustle.
Strengths: Size, length, rebounding     Weaknesses: Athleticism, range

36 - C.J. Wilcox - SG - Washington, Sr. - 6'6, 185
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 34th
Wilcox doesn't do much other than score, but he does that well.  Shot 39.1% from three on over 7 attempts per game as a senior.  Finished 52.2% of his two-point attempts.
Strengths: Shooting, off-ball movement     Weaknesses: Ball-handling, age (23)

37 - Dwight Powell - PF - Stanford, Sr. - 6'10, 245
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 52nd
Powell is a skilled big, who stood out for his passing skills in Stanford's triangle offense this season.  Averaged over three assists per game as a senior.
Strengths: Passing, size      Weaknesses: Defense, post scoring

38 - Jabari Brown - SG - Missouri, Jr. - 6'4, 205
Brown is a pure scorer, shooting 41% behind the arc and over 50% inside the arc.  Has a 6'8 wingspan and good strength.
Strengths: Scoring, length, body     Weaknesses: Defense, height

39 - DeAndre Daniels - SF - UConn, Jr. - 6'8, 195
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 37th   6CD Scouting Report
Daniels benefitted similar to Napier from UConn's title run.  He's very thin and probably can't see big minutes right away at the NBA level.  Good shooter and clearly has a high ceiling for a guy who'll go between the late first round and middle of the 2nd.
Strengths: Length, shooting, finishing at rim     Weaknesses: Shot selection, strength

40 - Thanasis Antetokounmpo - SF - D-League, 1992 - 6'7, 210
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 35th
The older brother of Bucks' G/F Giannis Antetokounmpo is a similar physical specimen with good size on the wing and good length.  Needs to improve his outside shooting.
Strengths: Athleticism, length, defense     Weaknesses: Shooting, ball-handling



41 - Vasilije Micic - PG - Serbia, 1994 - 6'4, 190
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 42nd
Micic is a big, European PG in the pass-first mold.  He doesn't have much of a three-point shot, which will likely remain an issue with the longer NBA line.
Strengths: Passing, size, experience     Weaknesses: Shooting, athleticism

42 - Jordan Clarkson - G - Missouri, Jr. - 6'4, 185
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 33rd
Clarkson is a solid athlete with long arms.  He isn't much of a jump shooter, checking in at 28.1% from three as a junior.  Good enough passer and ball-handler that he may be a combo guard.
Strengths: Athleticism, decision-making     Weaknesses: Shooting, finishing

43 - Johnny O'Bryant - F/C - LSU, Jr. - 6'9, 260
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 32nd   6CD Scouting Report
O'Bryant has a big body and some good face-up skills.  7'1 wingspan is an asset he needs to use more on both ends of the floor.
Strengths: Body, length, offensive skills     Weaknesses: Shot selection

44 - Patric Young - F/C - Florida, Sr. - 6'9, 245
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 47th
Young is an intense competitor who was seen as a potential lottery pick after his sophomore year.  A mountain of muscle with a 7'1 wingspan, should be a good rebounder and defender.
Strengths: Body, length, defense     Weaknesses: Scoring, footwork

45 - Deonte Burton - PG - Nevada, Sr. - 6'1, 185
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 44th
Burton has first round level physical tools, with a 6'6 wingspan and impressive vertical leaping ability.  Not an exceptional passing PG and outside shooting leaves a lot to be desired.
Strengths: Athleticism, finishing at rim     Weaknesses: Shooting, PG skills

46 - Bogdan Bogdanovic - SG - Serbia, 1992 - 6'6, 205
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 30th
Bogdanovic is a long SG with good ball skills and solid perimeter shooting.  Will likely need to bulk up before he can play consistent minutes in the NBA.

47 - Semaj Christon - PG - Xavier, So. - 6'3, 185
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 36th
Christon is another guy I think would benefit from another year of exposure in college.  Has a good body and 6'6 wingspan.  Improved outside shooting as a sophomore after poor showing as a freshman.
Strengths: Athleticism, body, ball-handling     Weaknesses: Shot?, decision-making

48 - Nick Johnson - G - Arizona, Jr. - 6'3, 200
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 39th
Johnson had somewhat of a breakout year at Arizona this year and is choosing to take advantage of it.  Thing holding him back is that he's too small for SG, not enough of a playmaker to be a PG.
Strengths: Athleticism, scoring     Weaknesses: Size, playmaking, position?

49 - Jahii Carson - PG - Arizona St., So. - 5'11, 180
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 40th
Carson is a good athlete, which should somewhat mask his size deficiency.  Has great quickness and ball-handling ability.
Strengths: Athleticism, quickness, ball-handling   Weaknesses: Size, shooting

50 - Josh Huestis - SF - Stanford, Sr. - 6'8, 230
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: N/A
Defense is his calling card.  Will need to figure out some way to score the ball to keep himself on the floor.  Has the potential to be an impact role player.
Strengths: Size, defense     Weaknesses: Scoring, shooting



51 - Artem Klimenko - C - Russia, 1994 - 7'1, 230
Draft Express Profile   Bio N/A   Mock Draft Position: 55th   6CD Scouting Report
Klimenko is another rangy European big with really long arms.  7'4 wingspan will help him on both ends of the floor if he can fill out.  Still developing his offensive skills, but looks to have a mid-range game.
Strengths: Size, length     Weaknesses: Thin, raw

52 - Cory Jefferson - PF - Baylor, Sr. - 6'9, 230
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 43rd   6CD Scouting Report
Jefferson is a face-up PF with range out to 20+ feet.  He's a little on the thin side, but should be able to bulk up enough to play PF in the NBA.
Strengths: Shooting, athleticism, length     Weaknesses: Strength, post scoring/footwork

53 - LaQuinton Ross - SF - Ohio St., Jr. - 6'8, 220
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 51st
Ross is a scorer, first and foremost.  Possesses good length and size for the SF position, but may lack the quickness.  Average outside shooter.
Strengths: Length, size     Weaknesses: Quickness, streaky shooting

54 - Russ Smith - G - Louisville, Sr. - 6'1, 165
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 50th
Smith is a dynamic scorer, but could struggle due to a lack of size and questions about what position he'll play.  Quickness will be his biggest asset.
Strengths: Scoring, quickness, shooting     Weaknesses: Size, shot selection

55 - Jordan Bachynski - C - Arizona St., Sr. - 7'2, 255
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 56th
Bachynski's size and shot-blocking are his best assets.  Is a capable scorer on the block thanks to decent footwork.  Not a great athlete.  Older than most NCAA seniors thanks to a Mormon mission.
Strengths: Size, shot-blocking    Weaknesses: Athleticism, age (24)

56 - Isaiah Austin - F/C - Baylor, So. - 7'1, 225
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: N/A
Austin was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, a genetic disorder that can lead to serious ailments.  His playing career is over.
Strengths: Shooting, shot-blocking, length     Weaknesses: Strength, rebounding


57 - Fuquan Edwin - SG - Seton Hall, Sr. - 6'6, 210
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 46th
Edwin is a solid scorer and an above average defender thanks to good size, a 6'9 wingspan and good athleticism.  If he can hit outside shots, he'll be a contributor at the NBA level.
Strengths: Athleticism, length, defense     Weaknesses: Streaky shooting, ball-handling

58 - C.J. Fair - SF - Syracuse, Sr. - 6'8, 205
Draft Express Profile   Bio  Mock Draft Position: N/A
Fair is an explosive, long athlete who lacks a perimeter game.  Played mostly zone in college, but could have potential on the defensive end due to length and athleticism.
Strengths: Athleticism, length     Weaknesses: Shooting, ball-handling

59 - Alec Brown - F/C - UW-Green Bay, Sr. - 7'1, 235
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: N/A
Brown is a legitimate 7-footer with range out to the NBA three-point line.  Shot 44.6% from three as a senior.
Strengths: Shooting, scoring, size     Weaknesses: Strength, defense

60 - Roy Devyn Marble - SG - Iowa, Sr. - 6'6, 200
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 58th
Marble is a well-rounded scorer and play-maker.  Ability to defend and add strength to his frame will probably determine his NBA career.
Strengths: Scoring, play-making     Weaknesses: Defense, streaky shooting


61 - James McAdoo - PF - North Carolina, Jr. - 6'9, 230
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 49th
McAdoo has been a bit of a letdown since his promising freshman year.  He doesn't bring much on the offensive end, as much as he tries, but has the body to be a contributor on defense.  Is very toned, but might need to add bulk to guard bigger PFs.
Strengths: Body, length, athleticism     Weaknesses: Offensive efficiency

62 - Alessandro Gentile - SG - Italy, 1992 - 6'6, 200
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 57th
Most of the questions about Gentile are in regards to his athleticism.  Has good size for the SG position and is an okay offensive player.
Strengths: Size, offensive versatility     Weaknesses: Athleticism, defense

63 - Melvin Ejim - SF - Iowa State, Sr. - 6'6, 220
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: N/A
Ejim is a bit lacking beyond the perimeter but is a strong finisher and rebounder.  Could need a year or two in the D-League or Europe.
Strengths: Length, athleticism     Weaknesses: Age, Shooting

64 - Joe Harris - SG - Virginia, Sr. - 6'6, 215
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: N/A
Excellent three-point shooter with good NBA range and a pro-ready body.  Athleticism leaves a little bit to be desired, as does his playmaking/ball-handling.
Strengths: Shooting,

65 - Cameron Clark - SF - Oklahoma, Sr. - 6'7, 210
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 54th
Clark is an outstanding shooter, connecting on 43.5% of his three-point attempts this season and just under 40% in his OU career.  Suspect ball-handling holds him back as an all-around scorer.
Strengths: Shooting, athleticism     Weaknesses: Ball-handling

66 - Jordan McRae - SG - Tennessee, Sr. - 6'6, 180
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 53rd
McRae is a thin, athletic scorer with a 7'0 wingspan.  He's an average outside shooter and will need to get stronger before he can guard anybody in the NBA.
Strengths: Scoring, length    Weaknesses: Thin

67 - Khem Birch - PF - UNLV, Jr. - 6'9, 220
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: N/A
Birch was an excellent rebounder at UNLV this year thanks to his great athleticism and 7'2 wingspan.  Offensive game is still developing, but he may never do more than score on put-backs and in transition.
Strengths: Athleticism, length, rebounding     Weaknesses: Scoring, thin

68 - Lamar Patterson - SG - Pittsburgh, Sr. - 6'5, 220
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: N/A
Patterson is a reliable, if inconsistent, outside shooter.  On defense he uses his length and strength to be a force.  Will need to demonstrate he can hit consistently from NBA range.
Strengths: Body, defense, length     Weaknesses: Quickness, finishing at the rim

69 - Kendall Williams - PG - New Mexico, Sr. - 6'4, 185
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: N/A
Williams was a successful, productive college player but there are questions about how his game will translate.  Inconsistent shooter, but deadly when on.
Strengths: Size, shooting     Weaknesses: Consistency, Defense

70 - Markel Brown - SG - Oklahoma St., Sr. - 6'3, 195
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: N/A
Brown was OSU's go-to scorer when things weren't running through Marcus Smart.  A well-rounded scorer with a 6'8 wingspan.
Strengths: Length, scoring, athleticism     Weaknesses: Ball-handling, passing



71 - Ondrej Balvin - C - Czech Republic, 1992 - 7'2, 260
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 60th
His size is his best attribute, but he has a respectable post game and is a presence in the paint on defense.  Not a very good athlete.
Strengths: Size     Weaknesses: Athleticism, speed

72 - Ronald Roberts - PF - Saint Joseph's, Sr. - 6'8, 225
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: 59th
Roberts is an NBA-caliber athlete who finished close to 60% of his two-point attempts as a senior at Saint Joe's.  Size is a concern.
Strengths: Body, athleticism, finishing     Weaknesses: Offensive versatility, defensive rebounding

73 - DeAndre Kane - PG - Iowa State, Sr. - 6'4, 205
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: N/A
The main deterrent to Kane is his age.  At 25 years old, he's likely nearing the end of his development stage.  Had an excellent senior season, improving his outside shooting dramatically.
Strengths: Size, athleticism, length     Weaknesses: Age, turnovers

74 - Ioannis Papapetrou - SF - Greece, 1994 - 6'8, 235
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: N/A
Took an interesting path to the Draft, from Greece to the University of Texas, and back to Greece.  Excellent size, good shooting and questionable athleticism.
Strengths: Size, experience in EuroLeague     Weaknesses: Athleticism

75 - Cristiano Felicio - PF - Spain, 1992 - 6'9, 240
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: N/A
Big, NBA-ready body with a still-developing skill level.  Should be able to contribute defensively in the post and on the glass.  Potential value pick late if he can continue to improve scoring ability.
Strengths: Size/strength     Weaknesses: Scoring, shooting

76 - Sean Kilpatrick - SG - Cincinnati, Sr. - 6'4, 210
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: N/A
Kilpatrick is a high-volume jump shooter, shooting 35% on threes on almost 8 attempts per game this past season.  Needs to improve on defense.
Strengths: Scoring, shooting   Weaknesses: Defense, size

77 - Sim Bhullar - C - New Mexico State, So. - 7'5, 360
Draft Express Profile   Bio   Mock Draft Position: N/A
Absolutely massive prospect with serious athleticism and conditioning questions.  Could get a chance on his size alone.
Strengths: Size, shot blocking     Weaknesses: Conditioning, athleticism

78 - Andre Dawkins - SG - Duke, Sr. - 6'5, 205
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Knockdown jump shooter with good length.  A little more playmaking and athleticism and he's easily a late-first, early-second pick.  DX mentions questions about shot selection and conditioning.
Strengths: Shooting, length    Weaknesses: Shot selection, ball-handling

79 - Alex Kirk - C - New Mexico, Jr. - 7'0, 245
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Some believe Kirk made a poor decision entering this year.  Has legitimate size and can operate well in the mid-range.  Not an elite athlete or overly strong.
Strengths: Offensive versatility, size     Weaknesses: Athleticism, strength, defense

80 - Nemanja Dangubic - SG - Serbia, 1993 - 6'8, 200
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Big SG with the ability to finish and defend.  Needs to continue to develop his offensive skillset, particularly shooting the ball.
Strengths: Size, defense     Weaknesses: Shooting, ball-handling


81 - Mike Moser - F - Orgeon, Sr. - 6'8, 205
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Played PF in college, but will have to spend the majority of his time at SF in the pros.  Has a good enough outside shot, but will need to improve ball-handling capabilities.  Solid rebounder despite thin frame.
Strengths: Length, versatility     Weaknesses: Thin, ball-handling, position?

82 - Akil Mitchell - PF - Virginia, Sr. - 6'9, 235
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Interesting prospect, as his role in UVa's offense was slashed significantly from his junior season to his senior season.  Solid build, athleticism and defensive ability for a role playing PF.
Strengths: Defense, athleticism     Weaknesses: Scoring, skill level

83 - Cameron Bairstow - F/C - New Mexico, Sr. - 6'10, 250
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Athletic big man with a little bit of range and offensive versatility with legitimate size.  Only had one good year in college.
Strengths: Size, offensive ability     Weaknesses: Defense

84 - Keith Appling - PG - Michigan State, Sr. - 6'1, 180
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Inconsistent college career marked by a down senior year.  Good length and skill level, just needs to put it all together.  Could be a good value as a UDFA.
Strengths: Length     Weaknesses: Shooting, consistency

85 - Juvonte Reddic - F/C - Va. Commonwealth, Sr. - 6'9, 255
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Reddic took a step back on offense as a senior, but is still a solid prospect thanks to good size and athleticism.
Strengths: Size, athleticism, rebounding     Weaknesses: Scoring, raw

86 - Niels Giffey - SF - Connecticut, Sr. - 6'7, 200
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Excellent shooter, despite two down years at UConn.  Made 48% of his three-point attempts in his senior season.  Great length; not much else to his game.
Strengths: Shooting, length     Weaknesses: Defense, athleticism

87 - Casey Prather - SF - Florida, Sr. - 6'6, 200
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Excellent athlete with an NBA-ready body lacking perimeter skills.  Strictly a slasher on offense.  Could find a role on defense.
Strengths: Athleticism, body     Weaknesses: Offense

88 - Axel Toupane - SF - France, 1992 - 6'6, 195
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Long, big wing with pro experience in Europe.  Well-rounded offensive player with no glaring strengths or weaknesses.
Strengths: Length, versatility     Weaknesses: Consistency, athleticism

89 - Bryce Cotton - G - Providence, Sr. - 6'0, 165
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Diminutive scorer with elite athleticism.  Size could doom him to Europe, but scoring skills are legitimate.  Defense is bound to be an issue.
Strengths: Scoring, athleticism     Weaknesses: Size

90 - Scottie Wilbekin - PG - Florida, Sr. - 6'3, 175
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Versatile PG with good athleticism and size.  Needs to get stronger and be a more consistent distributor.  Good defender.
Strengths: Defense, size     Weaknesses: Strength

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