Sunday, June 16, 2013

2017 NBA Mock Draft Lottery

2017 NBA Mock Draft Lottery

UPDATED: 06/25/15
(1) Harry Giles, III pf / 6'10'' 230 / Duke / HS Sr.

(2) Josh Jackson sg/sf / 6'8'' 190 / KansasHS Sr.

(3) Thon Maker pf/c / 7'1'' 220 / Sydney, AU HS Sr.

(4) Jayson Tatum sg/sf / 6'9'' 200 / Duke / HS Sr.

(5) Dennis Smith, Jr pg / 6'2'' 180 / N.C. State / Fr. (R)

(6) Lonzo Ball pg / 6'5'' 185 / UCLA / HS Sr.

(7) Ray Smith sf / 6'8'' 190 / Arizona / Fr.

(8) Udoka Azubuike c / 6'10'' 280 / Kansas / HS Sr.

(9) Henry Ellenson pf / 6'10'' 230 / Marquette / Fr.

(10) Malik Monk sg / 6'4'' 180 / KentuckyHS Sr.

(11) Stephen Zimmerman c / 7'0'' 235 / UNLV / Fr.

(12) De'Aaron Fox pg/sg / 6'3'' 185 / KentuckyHS Sr.

(13) Georgios Papagiannis c / 7'1'' 260 / Greece / Int.

(14) Dwayne Bacon sg/sf / 6'6'' 210 / Florida State / Fr.

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  1. Rumor has it T. Maker and perhaps J. Jackson reclassify to the 2015 H.S class and become eligible for the 2016 NBA draft. This would make the 2016 draft as strong as the 2014 draft. Also keep in mind that S. Mykhailiuk will also be eligible for the 2016 draft. He must spend 2 years at Kansas.

    1. Yes. I am well aware of what's happening w/ these players. Reclassification is easier said than done however. As far as Thon Maker is concerned, he definitely has the grades to reclassify, but it seems it might be a little tricky getting all the necessary credits within the proper time frame. It's definitely a possibility though, and If Maker were to reclassify, he'd be the front runner for the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft imo.

      Josh Jackson is another story. Just because he's old enough to reclassify (he shares the same birthday as Diamond Stone 2-10-97), doesn't necessarily mean he's ready to from an academic standpoint. Remember, Jackson repeated the 8th grade, and it wasn't because he wanted to mature as a basketball player. While it sounds feasible that he could reclassify, it's still going to be difficult.

      What Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is about to do is unprecedented. You never see top European hoopers play college ball, and the fact he's still 16-years old is quite impressive. Just because he'll be at Kansas for 2-years though, don't assume he'll automatically be ready for the 2016 NBA Draft. I personally think Mykhailiuk's a big-time player, but he was recently ranked in the 30's for the c/o 2014 by another recruiting site. That's definitely too low imo, but it shows the jury is still out on him. Be that as it may, Mykhailiuk will probably enter PC's 2016 NBA Mock Draft Lottery sooner than later.

  2. Is it me or is the talent level rising ? With the much anticipated 2014 draft and the talent in the next few years ( I do understand it is potential) coming , especially with amount of big men in the next two or three drafts , the NBA has a chance to be super exciting and have perhaps more parity than its ever has. We could be seeing a golden era beginning !

    1. You might be right. Then again this could all be an illusion. As the saying goes; "Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the mouth."

      It's easy to project some of these players as future NBA stars now, but once that time rolls around some of them will probably fall off a little bit. That's just the way it is.

      I understand the high hopes though. In this day & age we get to follow these recruits for so long, we can't help but to have unrealistic expectations.

      I'm not saying that some of these players won't be good pro's, but a lot can change in 3-years. While these Mock Draft's may indeed turn out to be somewhat accurate, they're really more for fun than anything else.

  3. Would you be able to do scouting reports on these players?