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Positional rankings, 2014 NBA Draft


POSTED: Apr 8, 2014 10:39 PM 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. Tyler Ennis Syracuse 6-2 180
4. Vasilije Micic Serbia 6-4 190
5. Deonte Burton Nevada 6-1 190
6. Elfrid Payton Louisiana Lafayette 6-4 185
7. Semaj Christon Xavier 6-3 190
8. Jordan Clarkson Missouri 6-4 185
9. Shabazz Napier Connecticut 6-1 185
10. Jahii Carson Arizona State 5-11 180

SHOOTING GUARDS

Rank Name School/Country Height Weight
1. Gary Harris Michigan State 6-4 210
2. P.J. Hairston D-League 6-4 220
3. Nik Stauskas Michigan 6-6 205
4. Zach LaVine UCLA 6-5 180
5. Mario Hezonja Croatia 6-6 210
6. James Young Kentucky 6-6 215
7. Wayne Selden Kansas 6-6 230
8. C.J. Wilcox Washington 6-6 195
9. Bogan Bogdanovic Serbia 6-6 200
10. Spencer Dinwiddie Colorado 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. Aaron Gordon Arizona 6-9 225
4. Doug McDermott Creighton 6-8 225
5. Dario Saric Croatia 6-10 235
6. Rodney Hood Duke 6-8 210
7. Jerami Grant Syracuse 6-8 210
8. Glenn Robinson III Michigan 6-6 215
9. Kyle Anderson UCLA 6-9 230
10. K.J. McDaniels Clemson 6-6 198

POWER FORWARDS

Rank Name School/Country Height Weight
1. Julius Randle Kentucky 6-9 250
2. Noah Vonleh Indiana 6-10 240
3. Adreian Payne Michigan State 6-10 240
4. Montrezl Harrell Louisville 6-8 230
5. Clint Capela Switzerland 6-10 210
6. Jarnell Stokes Tennessee 6-8 260
7. Cory Jefferson Baylor 6-9 210
8. Chris Walker Florida 6-9 205
9. Dwight Powell Stanford 6-10 212
10. James McAdoo North Carolina 6-9 225

CENTERS

Rank Name School/Country Height Weight
1. Joel Embiid Kansas 7-0 240
2. Jusuf Nurkic Bosnia 6-11 280
3. Willie Cauley-Stein Kentucky 7-0 235
4. A.J. Hammons Purdue 7-0 250
5. Mitch McGary Michigan 6-10 285
6. Kaleb Tarczewski Arizona 7-0 245
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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