MOCK DRAFT 2012

After the consensus No. 1 choice, the field is wide open and deep. Here's how the picks will play out on June 28
June 25, 2012

1 ANTHONY DAVIS

F, KENTUCKY

2 THOMAS ROBINSON

F, KANSAS

3 MICHAEL KIDD-GILCHRIST

F, KENTUCKY

4 HARRISON BARNES

F, NORTH CAROLINA

5 ANDRE DRUMMOND

C, UCONN

6 BRADLEY BEAL

G, FLORIDA

7 JARED SULLINGER

F, OHIO STATE

8 DAMIAN LILLARD

G, WEBER STATE

9 JOHN HENSON

F, NORTH CAROLINA

10 AUSTIN RIVERS

G, DUKE

11 TYLER ZELLER

C, NORTH CAROLINA

12 MEYERS LEONARD

C, ILLINOIS

13 DION WAITERS

G, SYRACUSE

14 TERRENCE JONES

F, KENTUCKY

15 PERRY JONES III

F, BAYLOR

16 ARNETT MOULTRIE

F, MISSISSIPPI STATE

17 KENDALL MARSHALL

G, NORTH CAROLINA

18 JEREMY LAMB

G, UCONN

19 MARQUIS TEAGUE

G, KENTUCKY

20 TERRENCE ROSS

G, WASHINGTON

21 FAB MELO

C, SYRACUSE

22 ROYCE WHITE

F, IOWA STATE

23 QUINCY MILLER

F, BAYLOR

24 MOE HARKLESS

F, ST. JOHN'S

25 WILL BARTON

G, MEMPHIS

26 ANDREW NICHOLSON

F, ST. BONAVENTURE

27 JEFFERY TAYLOR

F, VANDERBILT

28 DRAYMOND GREEN

F, MICHIGAN STATE

29 EVAN FOURNIER

G, FRANCE

30 TYSHAWN TAYLOR

G, KANSAS

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1 ANTHONY DAVIS

"He is on a completely different level," says a West G.M. With a 7'5" wingspan, Davis is a menacing defender, and his offense will develop quickly. "He could be Kevin Garnett or Tim Duncan," says the G.M.

8 DAMIAN LILLARD

His status skyrocketed after the NBA draft combine. A prolific scorer (24.5 points per game, second in the NCAA), Lillard has shown better than expected ball handling and athleticism.

15 PERRY JONES III

At 6'11", Jones has guard skills and a power forward frame. "But," says an East G.M., "he is an underachiever." He didn't improve as a sophomore, and an erratic tournament (10.0 ppg) hurt his stock.

17 KENDALL MARSHALL

With Jason Kidd likely gone and the future of Deron Williams uncertain, the Mavs grab Marshall, the nation's No. 2 assist man (9.8 per game). "He has a great feel for the game," says an exec.

21 FAB MELO

With the future of the Big Three in doubt, Boston adds some much-needed muscle. The 7-foot shot blocker is, says an exec, "a big-time project. But there is a 10-year starter in there somewhere."

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