2012 NBA Mock Draft

Pick #TeamPlayerAgePositionHeightWeightSchool/CountryNBA Comparison
1Anthony DavisFreshmanPF6-10220KentuckyKevin Garnett
A lock as the number one pick. The college player of the year, Davis is a long, athletic forward with tremendous upside. He will need to add some strength, but his skills are already good enough to excel as a rookie.
2Thomas RobinsonJuniorPF6-8240KansasDerrick Williams
With Davis off the board, there are plenty of options for the number two pick in the draft. It will likely come down to Robinson or Kidd-Gilchrist. Kidd-Gilchrist is a better all-around player, but Robinson has the offensive game and the potential to be elite.
3Michael Kidd-GilchristFreshmanSF6-7215KentuckyLuol Deng
Kidd-Gilchrist is the second-best player in the draft this year. He is a very athletic, versatile player with an excellent basketball IQ. He is an above-average defender, but will need to develop his perimeter game. He could go anywhere from No. 2-5.
4Harrison BarnesSophomoreSF6-8210North CarolinaGrant Hill
Rumor has it the Cavs love Barnes at number four. Barnes was considered a potential number one pick both last year and this year, and although he won't go number one, there's little chance he falls out of the top 5. Barnes is a smart, smooth, all-around player with the potential to be great.
5Bradley BealFreshmanSG6-4205FloridaEric Gordon
Beal is an excellent scorer and a dominant guard. A versatile athlete, Beal excels defensively as well as offensively. He could very well be a top 3 pick, but if he's available at 5 look for Sacramento to get a steal.
6Andre DrummondFreshmanC6-11270UConnAmare Stoudemire
Portland may end up with Beal here, but if not Drummond might be too good of an option to pass up. The 6-11, 275 pound forward has the size and upside to be dominant.
7Jared SullingerSophomorePF6-10281Ohio StateKevin Love
Rumor has it Golden State has their eye on Sullinger. They could opt for Perry Jones III or Terrence Jones, but Sullinger is the more proven player of the three. He is a bit undersized for the position, but he is a tough, smart player with the ability to dominate the boards.
8Perry Jones IIISophomoreSF/PF6-11235BaylorRashard Lewis
Jones is known for being a guard in a forward's body. The versatile 6-11 forward runs the floor like a deer and handles the ball well. He has the potential to be great, but his game is a bit passive. He doesn't dominate like he can, but he's still only 20 years old. Jones will be a top ten pick this year.
9Dion WaitersSophomoreSG6-4215SyracuseDwyane Wade
Waiters is an absolute scoring machine that could come in and make an immediate impact. He is a confident player with excellent athleticism and ball-handing skills. He's better fit to play a 2, but could play the point if needed.
10Kendall MarshallSophomorePG6-4200North CarolinaMark Jackson
Marshall is a pure point guard and one of the best passers in college basketball. He's not an elite athlete, but he's a smart player with a high basketball IQ.
11Damian LillardJuniorPG6-2190Weber St.Jerryd Bayless
Lillard would be a great option at No. 11 if he's available. He's a smart, hard-working scorer with excellent instincts, and after putting on a clinic at the NBA Combine he could very well be off the board with Portland's No. 6 pick.
12John HensonJuniorPF6-10220North CarolinaSamuel Dalembert
Henson will need to add some weight, but he's an excellent defender and shot-blocker.
13Austin RiversFreshmanSG6-4205DukeStephen Curry
The Suns are desperate for a scorer. They have a whole at the 2 and should gamble on someone that has the potential to be great. Rivers is smooth, confident, and clutch. He would be a great addition in Phoenix.
14Jeremy LambSophomoreSG6-5185UConnKevin Martin
There's a good chance Lamb is gone by this pick, especially if Phoenix opts for him over Rivers. If not, look for Houston to snag a 2-guard and a big man with picks 14 and 16.
15Terrence JonesSophomoreSF6-8245KentuckyJosh Smith
Jones is a bit of a tweener, and really could go anywhere in the first round. He's a lefty with a huge wingspan, and he can score from anywhere on the floor, but his shot is a bit inconsistent and his mechanics need some work.
16Tyler ZellerSeniorPF/C6-11240North CarolinaSasha Kaun
Zeller is a mobile big man, with a nice touch under the basket. He's not the most athletic player, but his game is solid. He would be a great addition in Houston.
17Arnett MoultrieJuniorPF6-10230Mississippi St.Marvin Williams
The sixers need a big, athletic forward and Moultrie is a great fit. He's an athletic rebounder with a jump-shot, and could develop into a solid forward in the NBA.
18Terrence RossSophomoreSG6-6200WashingtonWesley Johnson
An above-average athlete with good size, Ross gets to the basket with ease. He'll need to add some strength and improve his ball-handling, but his shooting could make him a lottery pick.
19Meyers LeonardSophomoreC7-1245IllinoisRobin Lopez
If the Magic lose Dwight Howard, they will need to fill the void. Look for Leonard or maybe Fab Melo to end up in Orlando.
20Quincy MillerFreshmanSF6-9210BaylorRashard Lewis
It's difficult to say where Quincy Miller will end up going in the draft. He began the season as a top-10 prospect, but struggled after an ACL injury. He looked good in the tournament, and should still be a first round pick.
21Moe HarklessFreshmanSF6-8220St. JohnsJames Posey
Harkless is an energetic player with an amazing ability to drive the lane. He was very efficient as a freshman at St. John's and is above-average finisher. However, he's a bit inconsistent and will need to add some strength.
22Andrew NicholsonSeniorPF6-9225St. BonaventureKurt Thomas
Nicholson is a bit of a sleeper, haling from St. Bonaventure. However, he's big with excellent hands and shows a lot of aggression in the paint. He could pan out very well in Boston.
23Marquis TeagueFreshmanPG6-2190KentuckyKyle Lowry
A pure point guard that drives the lane well and plays defense. Teague has elite speed and is an excellent finisher.
24Draymond GreenSeniorSF6-6235Michigan StateUdonis Haslem
Green is a bit of a tweener, but he's a leader. He has a great attitude and basketball IQ. One of the best passing big men in college.
25Evan FournierInternationalSG6-6190FranceMarco Belinelli
Fournier is the best international prospect in the draft, and could be a successful scorer in the NBA. He needs to improve his range and defense, but has a nice jump-shot.
26Tony Wroten Jr.FreshmanPG6-5205WashingtonQuentin Richardson
Wroten Jr. will need to improve his jumper, but he's an excellent passer and finisher. He's a bit raw, but could develop into an above-average point guard in the NBA.
27Fab MeloSophomoreC7-1255SyracuseBrendan Haywood
Melo will need to stay in shape, but at 7-0, 275 pounds, it's hard to imagine him falling out of the first round. He's not the smartest player, but with his size he's a tough, physical defender.
28Jeffery TaylorSeniorSF6-7225VanderbiltThabo Sefolosha
Taylor is an outstanding defender and a very athletic wing. He could be a good fit in OKC, especially if Harden opts for free agency.
29Doron LambSophomoreSG6-4200KentuckyTony Allen
Lamb is a smooth, athletic scorer with an amazing mid-range game. He's a bit undersized, but has a large wingspan to make up for it.
30Royce WhiteSophomoreSF6-8250Iowa St.Anthony Mason
White is talented, but a gamble. On the court he's excellent, off the court he has some issues. Based on ability, he'll be a first round pick.
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