This has been updated as of May 13, 2013.
This is our “Big Board” of NBA Draft Prospects ranked 1-60, the number of draft picks. 30 NBA teams each selecting twice, give or take a few due to trades. Feel free to comment below and we’ll be updating every week or two through the NBA Draft.
|1||Anthony Bennett||6’8||240||PF||19||UNLV (Canada)||Powerful young guy improving rapidly|
|2||Alex Len||7’1||235||C||19||Maryland (Ukraine)||Long, talented athlete, good upside|
|3||Nerlens Noel||6’11||215||C||18||Kentucky||If he’s the “best” prospect, whywas his team average?|
|4||Otto Porter||6’8||200||SF||19||Georgetown||Good athlete with length, skilled all-around player|
|5||Ben McLemore||6’5||200||SG||20||Kansas||Athletic, skill level improving, good in open court|
|6||Victor Oladipo||6’5||218||SG||20||Indiana||High motor, athlete, strong & competes|
|7||Trey Burke||6’1||180||PG||20||Michigan||Winner, Leader…best days ahead of him|
|8||Cody Zeller||6’11||215||C||19||Indiana||Stronger & Better, needs face-up work, short arms|
|9||Rudy Gobert||7’1||218||C/PF||20||Cholet (France)||7’9 wingspan, athletically gifted LONG guy|
|10||Mason Plumlee||6’11||235||C/PF||22||Duke||Good athlete, can rebound & run. Solid defender.|
|11||C.J. McCollum||6’3||190||CG||21||Lehigh||Shooter/Scorer, smart player, a bit undersized SG|
|12||Michael Carter-Williams||6’5||180||PG||21||Syracuse||Good length at PG, good transition passer, ? stroke|
|13||Shabazz Muhammad||6’6||225||SF||20||UCLA||Not as athletic as most think, -avg. body, others like him|
|14||Kelly Olynyk||7’0||240||C/PF||21||Gonzaga (Canada)||Improved immensely, perimeter skilled big man|
|15||Dario Saric||6’10||225||SF||18||Cibona (Croatia)||Smart, son of a coach, big & skilled Euro|
|16||Dennis Schroeder||6’2||168||PG||19||Braunschweig (Germany)||Quick, athletic, passes well. Impressed at Hoop Summit.|
|17||Jeff Withey||7’0||240||C||22||Kansas||Good size, Defender & Shot blocker, smart.|
|18||Giannis Adetokumbo||6’9||200||CF||18||Filathitikos (Greece)||Impressive physically, can play four positions in time.|
|19||Steven Adams||6’11||245||C||19||Pitt (New Zealand)||Big body, raw skills, good upside due to athletic size|
|20||Sergey Karasev||6’7||205||SF||19||BC Triumph (Russia)||Lefty, 3 shooter/range set, slashes & passes well|
|21||Gorgui Deng||6’11||235||C||22||Louisville (Senegal)||7’5 wingspan, shot-blocker & rebounder, runs floor|
|22||Jamaal Franklin||6’5||195||SF||21||San Diego State||Big time athlete, leaper, defender & transition finisher|
|23||Archie Goodwin||6’5||195||SG||18||Kentucky||Explosive athlete, hops, slasher & transition scorer|
|24||C.J. Leslie||6’9||210||F||21||NC State||Long arms, Tweener. Josh Howard or David West?|
|25||Tim Hardaway Jr.||6’5||195||SG||20||Michigan||Scorer, good mid-range pull-up, some combo skills|
|26||Lucas Nogueira||6’11||220||PF/C||20||Estudiantes (Spain)||Brazilian, talented length, needs strength|
|27||Allen Crabbe||6’6||200||SG||20||Cal||Scores efficiently, good G rebounder, solid athlete|
|28||Shane Larkin||5’11||162||PG||20||Miami (FL)||Very mature, runs offense well, good shooting range|
|29||Kenny Kadji||6’11||240||PF||24||Miami||Long & pretty athletic, good shooter w/hand skills|
|30||Tony Mitchell||6’8||235||SF||20||North Texas||Sliding…Needs to step up his game if he’s this good|
|31||Brandon Paul||6’4||200||SG||21||Illinois||Range, scorer, good athletic ability, some combo|
|32||Kentavious Caldwell-Pope||6’5||185||SG||20||Georgia||Shooter with potential, improved towards end of season|
|33||Livio-Jean Charles||6’9||217||CF||19||Villeurbanne (France)||27+13 at Hoop Summit. Long,lean, good D, shines in transition|
|34||Lorenzo Brown||6’4||185||PG||22||NC State||Point Guard with size, solid athletically, sees floor|
|35||Myck Kabongo||6’1||170||PG||20||Texas (Canada)||QB type PG pass first, Good quicks, transition ability|
|36||Mike Muscala||6’11||230||C/PF||21||Bucknell||Footwork & skill, scores inside, mid-range, good %’s|
|37||Mouhammadou Jaiteh||6’11||250||C||18||Boulogne (France)||Great frame, LONG, next INSEP guy to NBA, next Biyombo?|
|38||Erick Green||6’3||195||CG||22||Virginia Tech||Big time scorer, can play both guard spots|
|39||Tony Snell||6’7||200||SF||21||New Mexico||Long with shooting range. Similar to Kawhi Leonard?|
|40||Reggie Bullock||6’5||190||SG||22||North Carolina||Shooter needs more consistency, has a chance|
|41||Alex Abrines||6’5||200||SG||20||Barcelona (Spain)||‘11 European U18 MVP, now playing on elite EL team|
|42||Andre Roberson||6’7||205||F||21||Colorado||Reboun.der, skill set?, Wannabe Kenneth Faried|
|43||Bojan Dubljevic||6’10||245||PF/C||21||Valencia (Spain)||Via Montenegro, Big & rough, good shooter i.e. Garbo/Okur|
|44||Marko Todorovic||6’11||240||C||21||Barcelona (Spain)||Big with potential, Draft and stash in Europe pick.|
|45||B.J. Young||6’3||165||PG||19||Arkansas||Scoring guard, thin, I’m still not sold…|
|46||Nemanja Nedovic||6’4||195||PG||21||Rytas (Lithuania)||Serbian is one of the best athletes available, slasher|
|47||Deshaun Thomas||6’7||220||SF||21||Ohio State||Lefty, consistency has been issue, was over hyped|
|48||Isaiah Canaan||6’0||190||PG||21||Murray State||Small PG, can score, decent range, good Pick/Roll|
|49||Ray McCallum||6’2||190||PG||21||Detroit||We’d talk about him lots more if he was on top-15 club|
|50||Ryan Kelly||6’11||240||PF||21||Duke||Stretch 4, 3-shooter, smart D. Just look around NBA|
|51||Erik Murphy||6’10||225||PF||22||Florida||Shoots it, stretch 4 with good size, pick & pop guy|
|52||Solomon Hill||6’7||230||SF||21||Arizona||Competes, strong, good defender with decent ability|
|53||Nate Wolters||6’4||190||PG||21||South Dakota State||Bigger PG option compared to most on board.|
|54||Jackie Carmichael||6’9||241||PF||23||Illinois State||Big body who can bang and step out, produced this year.|
|55||James Ennis||6’7||210||SF||22||Long Beach State||Versatile, athletic wing, impressed at Portsmouth|
|56||Robert Covington||6’9||204||CF||22||Tennessee State||Long, lean with skills, also impressed at Portsmouth|
|57||Richard Howell||6’8||250||PF||22||NC State||Big strong guy who can defend the low block and rebound|
|58||Glen Rice Jr.||6’5||206||SG||22||Rio Grande (D-League)||Former Ga. Tech player stepped up in D-League playoffs|
|59||Trevor Mbekwe||6’8||245||PF||24||Minnesota||Strong, good rebounder, battled thru injuries|
|60||Augusto Lima||6’9||240||PF||21||Unicaja (Spain)||Powerful, long Brazilian. MVP of ’11 adidas Eurocamp|
16 players on our original board elected to return to college. This update reflects that movement as well as analysis from the Portsmouth Invitational and the Nike Hoop Summit.
On The Bubble:
Matthew Dellavedova, 6’4 190 PG St. Mary’s (via Australia) – started in Olympics, shoots 3, great passer, high IQ
Elias Harris, 6’8 240 PF Gonzaga (via Germany) – wasn’t he supposed to be a lottery pick a few years ago?
Jared Berggren, 6’10 245 PF/C Wisconsin – Sneaky athletic. Fundamentally sound “Bo Ryan” big guy who can shoot face-up.
Phil Pressey, 5’11 165 PG (21) Missouri – Tiny PG who would be a career backup IF he made it, can duplicate this in Free-Agency
Our draft board is featured on Hit the Boards.com and NBA Mock Draft Database and will soon be on The Hoop Doctors.com and DC Pro Sports Report as well as other aggregate draft board sites.
15 Replies to 2013 NBA Draft Super 60 Prospects: Version 3.0
Guarantee you no wing player will be picked ahead of UCLA kid. In fact guarantee you he will be top 5 pick, actually probably 2nd or 3rd pick.
You could be right but the more we watch him the less impressed we are. Only goes to his left, doesn’t play strong or tough defense and pouts when he doesn’t get his shots, even when the team is winning. Plus he can shoot you out of a game, 4-for-19 last night vs. a poor Washington State team.
Being in Illinois, I have had the chance to look at Jackie Carmichael from Illinois State. Super athletic and has an NBA body for sure! He jumps out of the gym as well! With him and Tyler Brown they will make a push in the Missouri Valley Conference Tourny and hopefully make the field of 64 so they can make some noise!!
Thanks Corey. We’ve seen him a few times but may have hit him on some off games. We’ll see him again.
Thanks Corey, he’s on our radar but I for one haven’t seen him enough to add him yet. And when I have , as Carl mentioned, he was just okay. However, several others really like him and we will see him again.
In my opinion there is another player better than Jackie and his name is TYLER BROWN. That kid is fantastic on the court as well as off. He can hit some 3s that would be considered NBA 3s
Any NBA Team would be a winner if they choose TYLER BROWN cause he is just that good 😀
How about Brock Motum from WSU? Did you see him yesterday vs UCLA and over the last two years? This guy is 6’10, skilled, shooter. Granted he’s on a terrible team, but a guy with that skill set and size has to be considered imo.
I like him and you are correct, he fits that mold of the NBA Stretch 4-man. He is on our International Top 25 List…
I agree about Muhammad, he’s out of shape it seems and just isn’t that athletic, probably have trouble guarding SG’s at the next level. Agree that he doesn’t have much of a right hand which would make him easy to guard. That incident with Larry Drew when he hit the game winning shot was also not good for his stock.
I would put McLemore #1 just because I feel he’s the safest pick. He’s at a position of need for most teams and just does everything well and nothing too bad. His only weakness is probably his killer instinct and he doesn’t always take over games towards the end.
The one guy I’d like to see on the list is Michael Snaer. Not the greatest potential but a lockdown defender and clutch 3-point shooter. He should be a very good role player of the bench for an NBA team.
I don’t think he’s out of shape anymore although he was at the start of the season. He isn’t very athletic, which is an issue. Thanks for the comment.
I honestly just waded through the hundreds of turd questions you had to deal with on your deadspin forum today. Thanks a ton for doing that. But after searching the page, you Mr. Berman, were the only one who even so as mentioned Kelly Olynyk’s name at all. Coming from a Spokane guy who’s seen this kid grow; Does his 14th projected draft status have any rubber to it? I mean, after all he’s grown and developed over the last couple years, is he a possible sub ten pick, or even top five? He’s still incredibly young, and is finally creating a game. Thanks, Luke from the Kan.
We think the 12-16 range is where Olynyk has the best chances of being selected. It only takes one team to change that. We were surprised last year when Dion Waiters was drafted so high, as as were with Tristan Thompson the year before. So if one team really likes him and he meets their needs there’s always the chance he’ll go higher. We still have the combine and workouts to sort through so things may still change. Keep in mind that before this season Olynyk was on no one’s board. He’s improved tremendously this season and that bodes well for his future.
Don’t have him on our list. He has a chance but likely will need to go the free agent, D-League route.