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Consensus Mock Draft: Noel not a lock at No. 1

By Drew Packham, NBA.com
Posted May 30, 2013 1:59 AM - Updated Jun 24, 2013 9:00 AM

The Consensus Mock Draft is a compilation of the best mock drafts around the web. We bring them together to come up with a good estimate of how the 2013 NBA Draft could play out.

A few things of note in the latest look at the mock drafts:

• The latest look has Nerlens Noel becoming less of a lock at No. 1. In our last look, 11 of the 12 mocks had him going first to Cleveland. Now, only seven have him going No. 1, with Alex Len gaining ground (three mocks) as the top pick.

• Speaking of Len, the Maryland big man is gaining big ground in the latest look. Other than Sporting News (which has him going 11th to the Sixers) every other mock has him going before the sixth pick, with three placing him at No. 1.

• Gaining ground is Georgia's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who surges into the lottery thanks to six mocks placing him in Minnesota with the No. 9 pick.

• Another player gaining ground is Michael Carter-Williams out of Syracuse. He appears three times at both No. 7 (to the Kings) and No. 8 (Pistons). He had been hovering in the lower portion of the lottery before the latest look.

• UNLV's Anthony Bennett is going as high as No. 4 (four mocks), but no lower than No. 7 (four mocks).

Otto Porter is gaining ground as the consensus third pick. He's going there on 10 of the 12 mocks (HoopsWorld surprisingly has him going sixth to the Pelicans, while NBA Draft Insider has him going No. 1 to Cleveland).

• The one player prognosticators can't seem to figure out is UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad. He appears on only six mock drafts now, going as high as No. 8. He could end up being a true wild card of this Draft.

• This lottery is a lot more consistent than last year. Ten players appear in the Lottery on all 12 mock drafts: Noel, McLemore, Porter, Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke, Bennett, Alex Len, Cody Zeller, Michael Carter-Williams and C.J. McCollum.

Steven Adams, the freshman center from Pitt jumps into the lottery thanks to his addition on several mocks. He appears twice at No. 10 (Blazers) and No. 12 (Thunder) and once at No. 11 (Sixers). He appears on nine of the 12 mocks.

• Where available, heights are taken (with shoes on) from official measurements at the NBA's pre-Draft combine and are rounded to the nearest inch.

MOST COMMON PICKS
1.CLENoel (7) 8.DETMcCollum (4)
2.ORLOladipo (6) 9.MINCaldwell-Pope (6)
3.WASPorter (10) 10.PORAdams, McCollum (3)
4.CHABennett (4) 11.PHIZeller (8)
5.PHXBennett (4) 12.OKCAdams (4)
6.NOPBurke (5) 13.DALCarter-Williams (4)
7.SACBennett, Carter-Williams (3) 14.UTASchroeder (6)
Most common: Pick at which the player is most commonly projected, with number of mock drafts in parentheses. For example, Nerlens Noel is projected to go first in seven of the mock drafts listed below.

Top 14: To calculate the consensus, we awarded 14 points for the first overall pick, 13 to the second, continuing to 1 for the final lottery pick. The player with the highest point total represents the top overall selection.






1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Nerlens
Noel
Kentucky
7-0
Freshman
Most common:
1 (7)
Otto
Porter
Georgetown
6-9
Sophomore
Most common:
3 (10)
Ben
McLemore
Kansas
6-5
Freshman
Most common:
2 (5)
Victor
Oladipo
Indiana
6-4
Junior
Most common:
2 (6)
Alex
Len
Maryland
7-1
Sophomore
Most common:
1,4,6 (3)
Anthony
Bennett
UNLV
6-7
Freshman
Most common:
4,5 (4)
Trey
Burke
Michigan
6-1
Sophomore
Most common:
6 (5)
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
C.J.
McCollum
Lehigh
6-3
Senior
Most common:
8 (4)
Michael
Carter-Williams
Syracuse
6-6
Sophomore
Most common:
13 (4)
Cody
Zeller
Indiana
7-0
Sophomore
Most common:
11 (8)
Kentavious
Caldwell-Pope
Georgia
6-6
Sophomore
Most common:
9 (6)
Steven
Adams
Pitt
7-0
Freshman
Most common:
12 (4)
Shabazz
Muhammad
UCLA
6-6
Freshman
Most common:
9 (2)
Kelly
Olynyk
Gonzaga
7-0
Junior
Most common:
12 (3)
NBA.com - SHC
06.20
1.Nerlens Noel
2.Ben McLemore
3.Otto Porter
4.Alex Len
5.Anthony Bennett
6.Victor Oladipo
7.M. Carter-Williams
8.Trey Burke
9.C.J. McCollum
10.K. Caldwell-Pope
11.Cody Zeller
12.Steven Adams
13.Shabazz Muhammad
14.Dennis Schroeder
DraftExpress
06.19
1.Nerlens Noel
2.Ben McLemore
3.Otto Porter
4.Alex Len
5.Victor Oladipo
6.Trey Burke
7.Anthony Bennett
8.C.J. McCollum
9.K. Caldwell-Pope
10.Steven Adams
11.Cody Zeller
12.Kelly Olynyk
13.M. Carter-Williams
14.Mason Plumlee
ESPN.com
06.18
1.Nerlens Noel
2.Victor Oladipo
3.Otto Porter
4.Anthony Bennett
5.Ben McLemore
6.Alex Len
7.M. Carter-Williams
8.Trey Burke
9.K. Caldwell-Pope
10.C.J. McCollum
11.Cody Zeller
12.Steven Adams
13.Sergey Karasev
14.Lucas Nogueira
SI.com
06.19
1.Nerlens Noel
2.Ben McLemore
3.Otto Porter
4.Alex Len
5.Anthony Bennett
6.Victor Oladipo
7.Trey Burke
8.Shabazz Muhammad
9.C.J. McCollum
10.Cody Zeller
11.Steven Adams
12.Kelly Olynyk
13.M. Carter-Williams
14.Dennis Schroeder
Sporting News
06.10
1.Nerlens Noel
2.Trey Burke
3.Otto Porter
4.Anthony Bennett
5.Victor Oladipo
6.Ben McLemore
7.C.J. McCollum
8.M. Carter-Williams
9.Shabazz Muhammad
10.Sergey Karasev
11.Alex Len
12.Cody Zeller
13.Rudy Gobert
14.Dennis Schroeder
Sheridan Hoops
06.21
1.Alex Len
2.Victor Oladipo
3.Otto Porter
4.Nerlens Noel
5.Ben McLemore
6.Trey Burke
7.Anthony Bennett
8.C.J. McCollum
9.Shabazz Muhammad
10.Steven Adams
11.Cody Zeller
12.K. Caldwell-Pope
13.M. Carter-Williams
14.Dennis Schroeder
NBADraft.net
06.19
1.Alex Len
2.Ben McLemore
3.Otto Porter
4.Anthony Bennett
5.Nerlens Noel
6.Trey Burke
7.Victor Oladipo
8.Cody Zeller
9.K. Caldwell-Pope
10.Steven Adams
11.Lucas Nogueira
12.C.J. McCollum
13.M. Carter-Williams
14.Shane Larkin
NBA Draft Insider
06.17
1.Otto Porter
2.Ben McLemore
3.Alex Len
4.Nerlens Noel
5.Victor Oladipo
6.Trey Burke
7.Anthony Bennett
8.C.J. McCollum
9.Rudy Gobert
10.M. Carter-Williams
11.Cody Zeller
12.Steven Adams
13.Dennis Schroeder
14.Shabazz Muhammad
HoopsWorld
06.20
1.Alex Len
2.Victor Oladipo
3.Nerlens Noel
4.Ben McLemore
5.Anthony Bennett
6.Otto Porter
7.Shabazz Muhammad
8.C.J. McCollum
9.K. Caldwell-Pope
10.Giannis Adetokunbo
11.Cody Zeller
12.M. Carter-Williams
13.Trey Burke
14.Dennis Schroeder
Bleacher Report
06.12
1.Ben McLemore
2.Victor Oladipo
3.Otto Porter
4.Nerlens Noel
5.Alex Len
6.Trey Burke
7.Anthony Bennett
8.M. Carter-Williams
9.K. Caldwell-Pope
10.C.J. McCollum
11.Cody Zeller
12.Steven Adams
13.Lucas Nogueira
14.Shane Larkin
The Hoops Report
06.16
1.Nerlens Noel
2.Victor Oladipo
3.Otto Porter
4.Ben McLemore
5.Anthony Bennett
6.Alex Len
7.Trey Burke
8.M. Carter-Williams
9.K. Caldwell-Pope
10.C.J. McCollum
11.Cody Zeller
12.Kelly Olynyk
13.Dario Saric
14.Shane Larkin
Rotoworld
06.13
1.Nerlens Noel
2.Victor Oladipo
3.Otto Porter
4.Anthony Bennett
5.Ben McLemore
6.Alex Len
7.M. Carter-Williams
8.Trey Burke
9.C.J. McCollum
10.Cody Zeller
11.Steven Adams
12.K. Caldwell-Pope
13.Shane Larkin
14.Dennis Schroeder

NBA.com: Scott Howard-Cooper
DraftExpress.com: Jonathan Givony
ESPN Insider: Chad Ford
SI.com: Chris Mannix
Sporting News: Sean Deveney
NBA Draft Insider: Kristofer Habbas
Bleacher Report: Jonathan Wasserman
The Hoops Report: Ryan Feldman
Rotoworld: Steve Alexander

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