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Positional rankings, 2014 NBA Draft


POSTED: Mar 7, 2014 11:11 AM ET

By Scott Howard-Cooper

BY Scott Howard-Cooper

NBA.com

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This list is based on feedback from NBA executives and scouts and includes draft-eligible prospects. Some prospects who are being considered at more than one position are placed in a single category based on the most-likely NBA outcome. They could move as the draft gets closer, depending on additional comments from front offices.

POINT GUARDS

Rank Name School/Country Height Weight
1 Dante Exum Australia 6-6 190
2 Marcus Smart Oklahoma State 6-4 220
3 Zach LaVine UCLA 6-5 180
4 Tyler Ennis Syracuse 6-2 180
5 Semaj Christon Xavier 6-3 190
6 Vasilije Micic Serbia 6-4 190
7 Jahii Carson Arizona State 5-11 180
8 Shabazz Napier Connecticut 6-1 185
9 Andrew Harrison Kentucky 6-5 215
10 Deonte Burton Nevada 6-1 190

SHOOTING GUARDS

Rank Name School/Country Height Weight
1 Gary Harris Michigan State 6-4 210
2 James Young Kentucky 6-6 215
3 Mario Hezonja Croatia 6-6 210
4 P.J. Hairston D-League 6-4 220
5 Wayne Selden Kansas 6-6 230
6 Nik Stauskas Michigan 6-6 205
7 C.J. Wilcox Washington 6-6 195
8 Bogan Bogdanovic Serbia 6-6 200
9 Spencer Dinwiddie Colorado 6-6 200
10 Alessandro Gentile Italy 6-6 200

SMALL FORWARDS

Rank Name School/Country Height Weight
1 Jabari Parker Duke 6-8 235
2 Andrew Wiggins Kansas 6-8 200
3 Dario Saric Croatia 6-10 235
4 Aaron Gordon Arizona 6-9 225
5 Rodney Hood Kentucky 6-8 210
6 Doug McDermott Creighton 6-8 225
7 Jerami Grant Syracuse 6-8 210
8 Glenn Robinson III Michigan 6-6 215
9 Kyle Anderson UCLA 6-9 230
10 T.J. Warren North Carolina St. 6-7 220

POWER FORWARDS

Rank Player School/Country Height Weight
1 Julius Randle Kentucky 6-9 250
2 Noah Vonleh Indiana 6-10 240
3 Montrezl Harrell Louisville 6-8 230
4 Adreian Payne Michigan State 6-10 240
5 Clint Capela Switzerland 6-10 210
6 Chris Walker Florida 6-9 205
7 Cory Jefferson Baylor 6-9 210
8 Dwight Powell Stanford 6-10 212
9 Alex Poythress Kentucky 6-8 239
10 James McAdoo North Carolina 6-9 225

CENTERS

Rank Name School/Country Height Weight
1 Joel Embiid Kansas 7-0 240
2 Willie Cauley-Stein Kentucky 7-0 235
3 Jusuf Nurkic Bosnia 6-11 280
4 Kaleb Tarczewski Arizona 7-0 245
5 A.J. Hammons Purdue 7-0 250
6 Mitch McGary Michigan 6-10 285
7 Walter Tavares Cape Verde 7-2 265
8 Jordan Bachynski Arizona State 7-2 250
9 Przemek Karnowski Gonzaga 7-1 305
10 Dakari Johnson Kentucky 6-11 265

Scott Howard-Cooper has covered the NBA since 1988. You can e-mail him here and follow him on Twitter.
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