The 2012 NBA Draft figures to consist of a deeper, more talented group of prospects that the 2011 class. You know, if the league and players ever figure their issues out and there actually IS a NBA Draft this summer. Team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into consideration with this 2012 NBA mock draft. Click on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report.
(By the way, The Sports Bank was graded as the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft on the web.)
31. Minnesota- Arnett Moultrie, F, Mississippi State, 6-11, Jr.
The UTEP transfer has the raw size and ability worth an early second round pick.
32. Cleveland- Augusto Cesar Lima, PF, Brazil, 6-10, 1991
Augusto Cesar Lima is an athletic big who is still developing his all-around skill set.
33. Toronto- Jeffery Taylor, SF, Vanderbilt, 6-7, Sr.
Jeffery Taylor possesses the ideal strength and athleticism for the NBA but doesn’t wow with any particular part of his game.
34. Washington- Trevor Mbawke, PF, Minnesota, 6-8, Sr.
Despite being a tad under-sized, Trevor Mbakwe is athletic and plays with tremendous effort especially on the boards.
35. Sacramento- Draymond Green, F, Michigan State, 6-6, Sr.
The true team player, Draymond Green has the intangibles and effort to be a role player at the next level.
36. New Jersey- JaMychal Green, PF, Alabama, 6-8, Sr.
An under-sized post player, JaMychal Green has an effective back to the basket game and crashes the glass.
37. Detroit- Joffrey Lauvergne, PF, France, 6-10, 1991
A combo forward with a nice inside/outside game, Joffrey Lauvergne will be a player who gets stashed overseas for a couple of years.
38. L.A. Clippers- Robert Sacre, C, Gonzaga, 7-0, Sr.
He has solid skill and athleticism for a true seven-footer and could be a serviceable back-up at the next level.
39. Charlotte- Andrew Nicholson, PF, St. Bonaventure, 6-9, Sr.
Andrew Nicholson has the look but needs to improve several areas of his game.
40. Milwaukee- Jarrod Jones, PF, Ball State, 6-9, Sr.
The Cardinal has a nice inside/outside game that should give him a chance to make it in the league.
41. Golden State- Tu Holloway, PG, Xavier, 6-0, Sr.
The player formerly known as Terrell does a little bit of everything from the point guard position.
42. Indiana- Leon Radosevic, PF, Croatia, 6-10, 1990
Not blessed with the best athleticism or skill, Leon Radosevic plays with great effort and basketball IQ.
43. Utah- Darius Johnson-Odom, SG, Marquette, 6-3, Sr.
DJO can stroke it from deep but also has explosive athleticism. His lack of ideal size is holding him back.
44. Phoenix- Wesley Witherspoon, SF, Memphis, 6-9, Sr.
A versatile forward who can play a point forward type position, Wesley Witherspoon must bounce back from a rough junior season.
45. Philadelphia- Drew Gordon, PF, New Mexico, 6-9, Sr.
A force on the glass, Drew Gordon helped his stock with a solid junior season.
46. New York- Reggie Johnson, C, Miami FL, 6-10, Jr.
Reggie Johnson is a beast down low but needs to get in better shape before he is ready to be a NBA player.
47. Houston- Tyshawn Taylor, PG, Kansas, 6-3, Sr.
An athletic point guard, Tyshawn Taylor has underachieved the past couple seasons at KU.
48. Atlanta- Dee Bost, PG, Mississippi State, 6-2, Sr.
Dee Bost is a quick point guard who had become a better distributor during his time as a Bulldog.
49. Memphis- Darius Miller, G/F, Kentucky, 6-7, Sr.
Versatility is the biggest asset for Darius Miller.
50. New Orleans- Terrence Henry, PF, Mississippi, 6-9, Sr.
The Rebel senior will need a superb season to earn a spot in the second round.
51. Portland- Renardo Sidney, PF, Mississippi State, 6-10, Jr.
The Bulldog comes with a ton of baggage but is skilled for his size.
52. Denver- Robbie Hummel, SF, Purdue, 6-8, Sr.
The fifth-year senior will have to show he is healthy after suffering a pair of ACL injuries the past two seasons.
53. Orlando- Ashton Gibbs, PG, Pitt, 6-2, Sr.
He can shoot lights out but the question is whether or not he can play the point at the next level.
54. Oklahoma City- Eli Holman, PF, Detroit, 6-10, Sr.
After flying under the radar at Detroit, Eli Holman should draw attention due to his size and physicality.
55. Boston- Kevin Jones, F, West Virginia, 6-8, Sr.
Kevin Jones has a nice inside/outside game but no true position at the next level.
56. Dallas- Brandon Wood, PG, Michigan State, 6-2, Sr.
After transferring from Valpo, Brandon Wood should get some great exposure this season at MSU.
57. L.A. Lakers- Jae Crowder, F, Marquette, 6-6, Sr.
An under-sized power forward, Jae Crowder will have to adjust to being a wing player at the next level but plays extremely hard and can shoot the three which will assist in his transition.
58. Miami- Xavier Gibson, F/C, Florida State, 6-11, Sr.
The skill and versatility is there, but Xavier Gibson has yet to produce at a consistent level.
59. San Antonio- Yancy Gates, PF, Cincinnati, 6-9, Sr.
A physical big man with a nice touch on his jumper, Yancy Gates to play with more intensity to prove he can play in the league.
60. Chicago- Augustus Gilchrist, PF, South Florida, 6-10, Sr.
Augustus Gilchrist is a skilled, versatile big man who needs to have a solid senior season to solidify his draft status.
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David Kay is a senior feature NBA Draft, NBA, 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 Honolulu. He also had the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft on the web.
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