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Pre-Final Four 2014 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings

There are few bigger stages in the world of sports than the Final Four. It’s where boys become men, mistakes end friendships, role players morph into folk heroes and superstars prove their worth. So with so much still on the line in College Basketball, it’s only natural that I throw all of that bullshit out the window to look ahead to the 2014 NBA Draft.

Who cares about Final Four performances? [Doug Pensinger, Getty Images]

It’s been an interesting year in the NBA, where the incessant tanking has been the root cause of countless rustled jimmies, self-loathing whines and absolutely terrible “fix the lottery” ideas.

The root cause of the tanking itself is debatable, as many factors have played a role in this not so new phenomenon – from the recent influx of macro-analytical GMs, to the increased discussion on “superstar markets,” to the self-pitying small market teams finally saying, “this is enough!” (in their cracking pre-teen voices). But the most obvious cause has been the unparalleled hype machine behind the 2014 Draft class, which started even before the 2013 Draft had taken place.

Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker were the primary names being thrown around as potential Franchise-saviors, but many others received their fifteen minutes of fame early in the year. However, as the season progressed, the hype pendulum shifted in the opposite direction, as it often does, and analysts and nobodies alike began labeling this class as overrated, under-performing and ultimately, disappointing.

The reality of this year’s class lies in between these two extremes. There appears to be tremendous depth at several positions, and the talent at the top of this class is certainly better than in most years. Should we expect another ’84, ’96 or ’03? No. But I think that’s unrealistic for any year.

So without further ado, here are my current top-100 players available for 2014:

NOTES:

Players are listed by: Name | Position | Height and Weight | School/Country/Team | Age | Overall Rank

Guys who are extremely unlikely to declare (or have announced they’re staying) were omitted, such as Delon Wright, Caris LeVert, Perry Ellis, Jabari Bird, Juwan Staten, Kasey Hill and others.

However, I did include players who are likely to stay, but have an outside chance of declaring. Those who have a *** next to their name would be best served by waiting another year before declaring.

Also, keep in mind that many of the following players will withdraw their names in the upcoming months, which is why more than 60 players are “projected” to be drafted.

THE CENTERS:

Joel Embiid [Bo Rader, Getty Images]

1. Joel Embiid | C | 7’1” 250 | Kansas | 20 | #1 OVR
In the public eye, Embiid has gone from an unknown, to the consensus #1 prospect, to a major risk due to injury concerns. But until we know the details about his long-term health prognosis, Embiid will rightfully still sit atop the entire board because of his incredible 2-way potential. Current Projection: Top-3 Pick.
2. Jusuf Nurkic | C | 6’11” 275 | Bosnia | 19 | #11 OVR
Nurkic remains an unknown to most, but his size, touch and production have him slowly climbing boards. Current Projection: Top-20 Pick.
3. Willie Cauley-Stein | C | 7’0” 235 | Kentucky | 20 | #12 OVR
Cauley-Stein may be a flawed player, but he’s a lottery prospect due to his tremendous athleticism and defensive upside. Projection: Top-15 Pick.
4. A.J. Hammons | C | 7’0” 265 | Purdue | 21 | #33 OVR
If scouts determine that Hammons is fully dedicated to his craft, he’ll rise. Otherwise, he’d be a risk to take in the 1st. Current Projection: Late-1st to Early-2nd.
5. Dakari Johnson*** | C | 6’11” 255 | Kentucky | 19 | #38 OVR
Johnson has stepped up of late, and might go higher than his production will warrant (Orton part deux?). That said, he does possess solid offensive tools for his age/size. Current Projection: Late-1st to Early-2nd
6. Mitch McGary | C/PF | 6’10” 265 | Michigan | 21 | #39 OVR

McGary’s stock has remained relatively steady since he’s been out, but it may see a dip with the recent emergence of several young bigs. Current Projection: Late-1st to Early-2nd
7. Kaleb Tarczewski*** | C | 7’0” 240 | Arizona | 21 | #41 OVR
There’s very little “wow” factor to Tarczewski’s game, but any prospect with his height and solid skill level will receive a solid look from scouts. Current Projection: Early to Mid-2nd.
8. Jarnell Stokes | C/PF | 6‘9” 265 | Tennessee | 20 | #44 OVR
Stokes is a load at either spot, but is he mobile enough to play the 4, and/or is he big enough to play the 5? Current Projection: Early to Mid-2nd.
9. Cameron Ridley*** | C | 6’11” 270 | Texas | 20 | #48 OVR
Ridley has been mostly off the NBA radar, but his size and solid offensive tools make him a quality prospect. Current Projection: Early to Late-2nd.
10. Frank Kaminsky | C/PF | 6’11” 230 | Wisconsin | 20 | #57 OVR
Kaminsky has jumped onto the radar of late, displaying impressive range and skill-level for his size. He won’t dominate on D or on the glass, but he serves his purpose. Current Projection: Early to Late-2nd.
11. Isaiah Austin | C/PF | 7‘1” 220 | Baylor | 20 | #59 OVR
Austin has been on draft boards since, well, forever. He’s still soft, but his skill-set at 7’1″ is still enticing. Current Projection: Early to Late-2nd.
12. Walter Tavares | C | 7’2” 265 | Cape Verde | 22 | #75 OVR
Any 7’2″ big with solid mobility will get scouts’ attention, and Tavares certainly fits that description. Current Projection: Mid-2nd to Undrafted.
13. Patric Young | C/PF | 6‘9” 255 | Florida | 22 | #76 OVR
Young is the quintessential “steady but unspectacular” big. What he lacks in size and skill-level, he makes up with strength, smarts and defensive positioning. Current Projection: Mid-2nd to Undrafted.

14. Jordan Bachynski | C | 7’2” 250 | Arizona State | 24 | #78 OVR
Current Projection: Mid-2nd to Undrafted.
15. Mouhammadou Jaiteh | C | 6‘11” 255 | France | 19 | #81 OVR
Current Projection: Mid-2nd to Undrafted.
16. Przemek Karnowski*** | C | 7‘0” 305 | Gonzaga | 19 | #84 OVR
Current Projection: Late 2nd to Undrafted.
17. Johnny O’Bryant*** | C/PF | 6’9” 260 | LSU | 20 | #86 OVR
Current Projection: Late 2nd to Likely Undrafted.
18. Chris Obekpa*** | C | 6‘10” 230 | St. John’s | 20 | #88 OVR
In his two years, Obekpa has proven that he’s an elite shot-blocker. He’s also proven little else. Current Projection: Late 2nd to Likely Undrafted.
19. Alec Brown | C | 7‘1” 220 | Wisconsin-Green Bay | 21 | #99 OVR
Current Projection: Late 2nd to Likely Undrafted.

THE POWER FORWARDS

Noah Vonleh [Michael Hickey, Getty Images]

1. Noah Vonleh | PF | 6‘10” 240 | Indiana | 18 | #5 OVR
Vonleh doesn’t possess tremendous athleticism or jaw-dropping numbers, but he’s long, young and skilled with great growth potential on both ends. Current Projection: Top-10 Pick.
2. Julius Randle | PF | 6‘9” 250 | Kentucky | 19 | #7 OVR
Randle’s lack of length and minimal defensive impact have hurt his stock over the course of the year, but he’s still a double-double machine who presents matchup problems. Current Projection: Top-10 Pick.
3. Dario Saric | PF/SF | 6‘10” 225 | Croatia | 19 | #8 OVR
While Saric lacks the physical tools to project as a surefire star, he does have a fantastic mix of offensive versatility, vision and credentials. Current Projection: Top-15 Pick.
4. Aaron Gordon | PF/SF | 6‘9” 220 | Arizona | 18 | #10 OVR
Gordon’s risen for me since moving to his natural 4-spot (after Ashley’s injury). He’s taking less errant jumpers and playing closer to the rim, which is what he should’ve been doing all year long. Current Projection: Top-15 Pick.
5. Clint Capela | PF | 6‘10” 215 | Switzerland | 19 | #13 OVR
Current Projection: Top-20 Pick.
6. Adreian Payne | PF/C | 6‘10” 235 | Michigan State | 23 | #17 OVR
Payne is the definition of a late-bloomer, as he’s exploded offensively in his last season. His age and health concerns (lung condition) prevent him from going higher. Current Projection: Top-20 Pick.
7. Montrezl Harrell | PF | 6‘8” 250 | Louisville | 20 | #19 OVR
Harrell is simply a beast. He lacks a developed skill-set, and measures out at just 6’8″ , but his explosiveness, girth and incredibly long arms (plus his motor) more than make up for his deficiencies. Current Projection: Mid to Late-1st.
8. Jerami Grant | PF/SF | 6‘9” 210 | Syracuse | 20 | #24 OVR
While Grant has shown a lot in terms of defensive upside, length (7’3″ wingspan) and overall explosiveness, he’s also shown that he’s a long way from having the necessary skillset to play on the perimeter. And he’s going to need to add considerable bulk to play the 4. Current Projection: Mid to Late-1st.
9. Bobby Portis*** | PF | 6‘9” 230 | Arkansas | 19 | #36 OVR
Current Projection: Late-1st to Early-2nd.
10. Cory Jefferson | PF | 6‘10” 225 | Baylor | 23 | #43 OVR
Despite being older than most of his peers, Jefferson has the physical tools and 2-way effectiveness to make an impact at the next level. Current Projection: Early to Mid-2nd.
11. Shawn Long | PF/C | 6’10” 245 | Louisiana-Lafayette | 21 | #51 OVR
Current Projection: Mid-2nd to Undrafted.
12. Brice Johnson*** | PF | 6’10” 210 | North Carolina | 19 | #56 OVR
Current Projection: Early to Late-2nd.
13. Dwight Powell | PF | 6‘10” 235 | Stanford | 22 | #63 OVR
Current Projection: Mid to Late-2nd.
14. Alex Poythress | PF/SF | 6‘8” 235 | Kentucky | 20 | #70 OVR
He’s seen a major dip in his production this year, but it seems that he’s starting to carve out more of a niche for himself (as a versatile defender who can finish and play the 4 in smaller lineups). Current Projection: Early to Late-2nd.
15. Chris Walker*** | PF | 6‘9” 205 | Florida | 19 | #72 OVR
He’s done next to nothing this season, but the chances of him getting drafted on the basis of “upside” still remain high. Current Projection: Late-1st to Late-2nd.
16. Khem Birch | PF | 6‘9” 220 | UNLV | 21 | #73 OVR
Current Projection: Mid to Late-2nd.
17. Shaq Goodwin | PF | 6’9” 245 | Memphis | 19 | #89 OVR
Current Projection: Late-2nd to Undrafted.
18. Roscoe Smith | PF | 6’8” 220 | UNLV | 22 | #96 OVR
The man can rebound. Current Projection: Late-2nd to Likely Undrafted.

THE SMALL FORWARDS

Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins [Getty Images]

1. Andrew Wiggins | SF | 6‘8” 205 | Kansas | 19 | #2 OVR
Wiggins’ stock has had quite the up and down year…but his late season performances showcased a high-level offensive upside that many felt he did not have. He’s right there at the top with Embiid. Current Projection: Top-3 Pick.
2. Jabari Parker | SF/PF | 6‘8” 240 | Duke | 19 | #3 OVR
Like Wiggins, Parker has had his ups and downs in the spotlight. Questions about his defensive fit are legitimate, but he’s still the best offensive talent in this class. Current Projection: Top-3 Pick
3. T.J. Warren | SF | 6‘8” 225 | North Carolina State | 20 | #9 OVR
I can’t fathom how some don’t consider Warren to be a legitimate prospect. All year, he has proven he can score at an elite volume with efficiency, despite facing tremendous defensive attention. Current Projection: Mid to Late-1st.
4. Doug McDermott | SF/PF | 6‘7” 230 | Creighton | 22 | #16 OVR
McDermott’s incredible shooting stroke and range will likely draw in a lottery team, despite there being major questions about his athleticism and defensive transition. Current Projection: Top-20 Pick.
5. Kyle Anderson | SF/PG | 6‘9” 230 | UCLA | 20 | #18 OVR
I honestly have no clue how Anderson will transition to the next level. It may very well come down to fit, as an athletic team with defenders and shooters would be ideal for him. However, he might struggle mightily on a team with ball-dominant players and a porous defense. Current Projection: Top-20 Pick.
6. Rodney Hood | SF | 6‘8” 200 | Duke | 21 | #21 OVR
Hood had been slotted as a lottery pick for most the year, but he struggled to produce down the stretch run of the season. His stroke and solid athleticism remain a nice combination, but he may lack the versatility to warrant a high selection. Current Projection: Top-20 Pick.
7. Cleanthony Early | SF/PF | 6‘8” 220 | Wichita State | 22 | #27 OVR
Early’s smooth stroke, size and scoring instincts are impressive, but he needs to continue developing his ball skills to transition to the NBA 3-spot. Current Projection: Late-1st to Early-2nd.
8. K.J. McDaniels | SF/SG | 6‘6” 205 | Clemson | 21 | #29 OVR
Current Projection: Late-1st to Early-2nd.
9. Glenn Robinson III | SF/SG | 6‘6” 210 | Michigan | 20 | #31 OVR
Smooth, smooth, smooth. GR3 may defer too often, but he seems suited to do damage in a supporting role. Current Projection: Late-1st to Early-2nd.
10. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson*** | SF | 6‘7” 215 | Arizona | 19 | #40 OVR
While I doubt he declares, he provides a unique mix of tools which will certainly cause some buzz. He’s long, versatile and unorthodox, but he lacks any semblance of a consistent J. Current Projection: Late-1st to Mid-2nd.
11. Fuquan Edwin | SF/SG | 6‘6” 205 | Seton Hall | 22 | #49 OVR
Edwin projects as a quintessential DTA wing (defense-threes-athleticism), which pushes him higher than a few guys that may have had more illustrious careers. Current Projection: Early to Mid-2nd.
12. Sam Dekker | SF | 6‘8” 215 | Wisconsin | 19 | #53 OVR
Dekker’s lack of a standout skill or tool keep him from going higher. He remains fairly well-rounded, however. Current Projection: Late-1st to Mid-2nd.
13. DeAndre Daniels*** | SF/PF | 6’9” 200 | Connecticut | 21 | #62 OVR
Long, smooth and perplexing, Daniels has often underperformed in his college career, but he’s putting it together in UConn’s current run. Current Projection: Early to Late-2nd.
14. Melvin Ejim | SF/PF | 6‘6” 225 | Iowa State | 23 | #67 OVR
Think Jae Crowder, with less hair. Current Projection: Mid-2nd to Undrafted.
15. Thanasis Antetokounmpo | SF | 6‘7” 210 | D-League (Delaware) | 21 | #74 OVR
He has the athleticism and the name…but can he develop some polish? Current Projection: Mid-2nd to Undrafted.
16. LaQuinton Ross | SF | 6‘8” 215 | Ohio State | 21 | #77 OVR
Current Projection: Mid-2nd to Undrafted.
17. Lamar Patterson | SF/SG | 6’5” 225 | Pittsburgh | 22 | #80 OVR
Patterson is a jack-of-all-trades with a smooth stroke, but his lack of athleticism will hurt him in evaluations. Current Projection: Mid-2nd to Undrafted.
18. Casey Prather | SF/SG | 6’6” 205 | Florida | 22 | #82 OVR
Current Projection: Late-2nd to Undrafted.
19. C.J. Fair | SF/PF | 6’8” 215 | Syracuse | 22 | #90 OVR
Current Projection: Late-2nd to Undrafted.
20. LeBryan Nash | SF/PF | 6’7” 235 | Oklahoma State | 22 | #93 OVR
Nash is an interesting case. Once considered to be a 1st-round SF prospect with poor habits, he transitioned to the PF spot due to team need. From there, his game matured, but unfortunately his stock dipped due to his positional ambiguity. Current Projection: Late-2nd to Likely Undrafted.
21. Jakarr Sampson*** | SF/PF | 6’7” 210 | St. John’s | 20 | #94 OVR
Current Projection: Late-2nd to Likely Undrafted.
22. Brandon Dawson | SF | 6’6” 205 | Michigan State | 21 | #97 OVR
Current Projection: Late-2nd to Likely Undrafted.

THE SHOOTING GUARDS

Marcus Smart [John Weast, Getty Images]

1. Dante Exum | SG/PG | 6‘6” 185 | Australia | 18 | #4 OVR
Strangely enough, Exum has benefited from the lack of visibility this year (while the top college prospects were being picked apart). It will be especially interesting to see how he performs in workouts. Current Projection: Top-5 Pick.
2. Marcus Smart | SG/PG | 6‘4” 220 | Oklahoma State | 20 | #6 OVR
After much deliberation, I feel like Smart fits better at the 2-spot long-term. I also feel confident that he’ll improve his shot-selection and A/TO in a more structured environment. Current Projection: Top-10 Pick.
3. Nik Stauskas | SG | 6‘5” 205 | Michigan | 20 | #14 OVR
Stauskas has shed any concerns of him being a one-dimensional shooter, as he’s proven himself to be both multidimensional and a cold-blooded sniper in the past few months.Current Projection: Top-20 Pick.
4. Gary Harris | SG | 6‘4” 210 | Michigan State | 19 | #15 OVR
Solid and capable might be the best (and most generic) adjectives to use here. Harris is a strong shooter with solid athleticism and defensive chops. He’s not incredibly dynamic with the ball or physically imposing, but he’s not deficient in those areas, either. Current Projection: Top-20 Pick.
5. James Young | SG/SF | 6‘6” 210 | Kentucky | 18 | #22 OVR
Young’s upside had him slotted in the lottery for much of the year, but his bad habits and erratic play have hurt his stock. His stroke, physical tools and growth potential are still top notch for his position. Current Projection: Mid to Late-1st.
6. Mario Hezonja*** | SG/SF | 6‘6” 200 | Croatia | 19 | #23 OVR
Current Projection: Mid to Late-1st.
7. P.J. Hairston | SG/SF | 6‘5” 230 | D-League (Texas) | 21 | #25 OVR
Current Projection: Mid to Late-1st.
8. Zach LaVine*** | SG/PG | 6‘5” 175 | UCLA | 19 | #26 OVR
LaVine is this year’s “incredibly raw prospect with high upside”. He’s currently a rail-thin jump-shooter who disappears for long stretches, but he’s a freakish athlete with fantastic offensive potential. Current Projection: Mid to Late-1st.
9. Wayne Selden*** | SG | 6‘5” 225 | Kansas | 19 | #28 OVR
Selden posted mediocre production for much of the year, and is likely to return to KU, but he possesses a fairly complete package when he puts it together. Current Projection: Mid-1st to Early-2nd.
10. Jordan Adams | SG | 6’5” 220 | UCLA | 19 | #37 OVR
An unorthodox player to say the least, Adams makes up for his lack of explosiveness with his craftiness, solid size and a nose for the ball on D. Current Projection: Late-1st to Early-2nd.
11. Bogdan Bogdanovic | SG | 6‘6” 205 | Serbia | 21 | #42 OVR
Current Projection: Early to Mid-2nd.
12. Aaron Harrison*** | SG | 6’5” 215 | Kentucky | 19 | #46 OVR
The “other twin” was generally forgotten about before his recent string of clutch performances in the Big Dance. Current Projection: Early to Late-2nd.
13. Jabari Brown | SG | 6‘4” 215 | Missouri | 21 | #50 OVR
Current Projection: Early to Late-2nd.
14. C.J. Wilcox | SG | 6‘5” 195 | Washington | 23 | #52 OVR
Wilcox is a polished sharpshooter with solid physical tools and a defined niche. That should draw in teams, despite his age. Current Projection: Early to Late-2nd.
15. Jordan McRae | SG | 6‘5” 185 | Tennessee | 22 | #58 OVR
Current Projection: Mid to Late-2nd.
16. Spencer Dinwiddie*** | SG | 6’6” 205 | Colorado | 20 | #64 OVR
Dinwiddie’s ACL injury has thrown him off radars for the time being, but he’s a mature, versatile guard when healthy. Current Projection: Early to Late-2nd.
17. Andre Dawkins | SG | 6‘5” 210 | Duke | 22 | #68 OVR
Dawkins may be a rare case of a guy who projects as a better pro than college player. He’s a long range sniper with underrated physical tools. Current Projection: Mid-2nd to Undrafted.
18. Rasheed Sulaimon*** | SG/PG | 6’4” 180 | Duke | 20 | #79 OVR
Current Projection: Mid-2nd to Undrafted.
19. Roy Devyn Marble | SG | 6’6” 195 | Iowa | 21 | #83 OVR
Current Projection: Mid-2nd to Undrafted.
20. Markel Brown | SG | 6’3” 190 | Oklahoma State | 22 | #85 OVR
Current Projection: Mid-2nd to Undrafted.
21. Dez Wells | SG | 6’5” 220 | Maryland | 21 | #87 OVR
Current Projection: Mid-2nd to Undrafted.
22. Olivier Hanlan | SG/PG | 6’4” 185 | Boston College | 21 | #92 OVR
Current Projection: Late-2nd to Undrafted.

THE POINT GUARDS

Tyler Ennis [Getty Images]

1. Tyler Ennis | PG | 6‘2” 180 | Syracuse | 19 | #20 OVR
Ennis is somewhat polarizing, as his poise and PG skills are incredibly advanced for his age, but his athleticism and overall physical tools are below-average. Current Projection: Top-20 Pick.
2. Elfrid Payton | PG/SG | 6‘4” 175 | Louisiana-Lafayette | 20 | #30 OVR
Payton can’t shoot and he’s still developing his PG skills, but he’s long, dynamic and athletic. Current Projection: Mid-1st to Early-2nd.
3. Vasilije Micic | PG/SG | 6‘4” 190 | Serbia | 20 | #32 OVR
Current Projection: Late-1st to Early-2nd.
4. Andrew Harrison*** | PG/SG | 6‘5” 215 | Kentucky | 19 | #34 OVR
Harrison has had an underwhelming year for a heralded recruit, as he’s struggled to display the ability to run an offense. That said, he’s now settling down, and UK is prospering because of it. Current Projection: Late-1st to Early-2nd.
5. Shabazz Napier | PG | 6‘1” 185 | Connecticut | 22 | #35 OVR
Until recently, Napier wasn’t taken very seriously as a prospect. But his range and dynamic ability with the ball make him a quality option for teams in the 25-40 range looking for PG help. Current Projection: Late-1st to Mid-2nd.
6. DeAndre Kane | PG/SG | 6‘4” 215 | Iowa State | 24 | #45 OVR
If Kane weren’t 24, we’d be talking about a likely 1st-rounder. He’s a big, athletic stat-sheet filler who can contribute at either end immediately. Current Projection: Early to Late-2nd.
7. Deonte Burton | PG/SG | 6’1” 200 | Nevada | 22 | #47 OVR
Dynamo” is probably the best way to describe Burton, as he’s a compact scoring guard with incredible explosiveness. His J and PG skills are still a work in progress however. Current Projection: Late-1st to Mid-2nd.
8. Jordan Clarkson | PG/SG | 6’5” 205 | Missouri | 21 | #54 OVR
After shooting up boards a few months ago, Clarkson’s stock has fallen back to earth. Questions about his lack of range and questionable positional fit have especially hurt him, but his size and ability to get to the rim are undeniable. Current Projection: Early to Late-2nd.
9. Semaj Christon | PG/SG | 6‘3” 195 | Xavier | 21 | #55 OVR
Current Projection: Early to Late-2nd.
10. Bryce Cotton | PG | 6‘0” 165 | Providence | 21 | #60 OVR
Cotton has solid NBA-backup written all over him, as he makes up for his lack of size with his feel for the game and impressive quickness. Current Projection: Mid-2nd to Undrafted.
11. Briante Weber | PG | 6‘2” 170 | VCU | 21 | #61 OVR
The next Patrick Beverley? Weber isn’t on par with the rest of these PGs offensively, but he’s an impact press defender who could carve out a niche for himself hounding opposing PGs. Current Projection: Mid-2nd to Undrafted.
12. Jerian Grant | PG/SG | 6‘5” 195 | Notre Dame | 21 | #65 OVR
Grant was having a fantastic year before his season-ending injury. But even then, he was  overlooked as a prospect, as his size, efficiency and feel are all very promising. Current Projection: Mid-2nd to Undrafted.
13. Jahii Carson | PG | 5‘10” 180 | Arizona State | 21 | #66 OVR
Carson’s stock slid quite a bit in the second half of the season, but he’s still an explosive scorer and shot creator. Current Projection: Early-2nd to Undrafted.
14. Russ Smith | PG/SG | 6‘1” 170 | Louisville | 22 | #69 OVR
Smith has the credentials, speed and scoring instincts, but his stock suffers due to his lack of PG skills (at his size). This likely limits his ceiling to a “spark off the bench” type. Current Projection: Early-2nd to Undrafted.
15. Nick Johnson | PG/SG | 6’2” 195 | Arizona | 21 | #71 OVR
Johnson is a decorated college player who has proven himself to be a strong athlete and quality 2-way talent, but he’s very much stuck between two positions. I wouldn’t put it past him to find a niche, but as of right now, scouts should be wary. Current Projection: Early-2nd to Undrafted.
16. Keith Appling | PG | 6‘2” 175 | Michigan State | 22 | #91 OVR
Current Projection: Mid-2nd to Undrafted.
17. Justin Cobbs | PG | 6’3” 190 | California | 23 | #95 OVR
Current Projection: Late-2nd to Likely Undrafted.
18. Xavier Thames | PG/SG | 6’3” 195 | San Diego State | 23 | #98 OVR
Current Projection: Late-2nd to Likely Undrafted.
19. Aaron Craft | PG | 6’1” 195 | Ohio State | 23 | #100 OVR
Current Projection: Late-2nd to Likely Undrafted.

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