Mock Draft 2012: Who Will the Suns Draft This Year?
The New Orleans Hornets are on the clock.
With only two weeks left until the 2012 NBA Draft, teams are busy reviewing thier scounting reports and finalizing their player rankings. The top college and international prospects are busy traveling around the country for pre-draft workouts, hoping to make one last good impression. And basketball writers are busy making their mock draft projections.
Phoenix will select 13th in the draft, which will be held at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on June 18. It's a familiar position for the Suns, who selected Kansas forward Markieff Morris at No. 13 in the 2011 draft.
The Suns hope to duplicate the success that they found with Morris, who had a promising rookie season, averaging 7.4 points and 4.4 rebounds a game, and becoming the club's first rookie to playin the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend since Amar'e Stoudemire in 2003.
Who will the Suns select this year? Your guess is as good as ours, but we've compiled predictions from the so-called "draft experts" to give you a look at some possible picks. Although, don't be suprised if this list changes a time or two before the Hornets tip things off with the 1st overall pick.
|NBA.com: Kendall Marshall (PG, 6-4, 195 lbs., North Carolina)|
Chad Ford of ESPN.com: Terrence Ross (SG, 6-7, 197, Washington)
|CollegeHoops.net: Kendall Marshall (PG, 6-4, 195, North Carolina)|
DraftExpress.com: Jeremy Lamb (SG, 6-5, 179, UCONN)
|InsideHoops.com: Dion Waiters (PG/SG, 6-4, 215, Syracuse)|
SB Nation: Dion Waiters (PG/SG, 6-4, 215, Syracuse)
|Rotoworld: Kendall Marshall (PG, 6-4, 195, North Carolina)|
Hoops World: Terrence Ross (SG, 6-7, 197, Washington)
|Real GM: Jeremy Lamb (PG, 6-5, 179, UCONN)|
Sporting News: Terrence Ross (SG 6-7, 197, Washington)
|NBA Draft.net: Terrence Ross (SG, 6-7, 197, Washington)|
Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com: Austin Rivers (PG/SG, 6-5, 200, Duke)
|AZCentral.com: Terrence Ross (SG, 6-7, 197, Washington)|
SI.com: Terrence Ross (SG, 6-7, 197, Washington)
|NBA Draft Insider: Austin Rivers (PG/SG, 6-5, 200, Duke)|
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