NBA Rookie Class Mock Draft: Version 1.0

Where will Shane Larkin, Alex Len, Trey Burke, Nerlens Noel, and Anthony Bennett land? Our writers decide (hoopsworld.com)

Where will Shane Larkin, Alex Len, Trey Burke, Nerlens Noel, and Anthony Bennett land? Our writers decide (hoopsworld.com)

Here at NBA Rookie Class, it’s about time a bit of a rivalry began. Both fortunately and unfortunately, the staff gets along pretty well, and has no qualms with one another. Yet, when it comes to mock draft’s, everyone thinks theirs is right; however, one vote against one vote needs a tie breaker.

So here they are, Nate and Connor, Connor and Nate, two individuals pitting their personal wealths of knowledge against one another, bringing you the first ever NBA Rookie Class Mock Draft. With each writer thinking they’re right, you -the public -will act as the deciding vote. By visiting the site’s Facebook page (or commenting below), you can help choose the winner of this round.

And without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, the mock draft:

Pick No. Team Nate’s Pick Connor’s Pick
1 (1) Cavaliers Nerlens Noel, PF/C
Kentucky, Fr.
Nerlens Noel, PF/C
Kentucky, Fr.
2 (2) Magic Trey Burke, PG
Michigan, So.
Ben McLemore, SG
Kansas, Fr.
3 (3) Wizards Otto Porter, SF
Georgetown, So.
Otto Porter, SF
Georgetown, So.
4 (4) Bobcats Ben McLemore, SG
Kansas, Fr.
Anthony Bennett, SF/PF
UNLV, Fr.
5 (5) Suns Victor Oladipo, SG
Indiana, Jr.
Trey Burke, PG
Michigan, So.
6 (6) Pelicans C.J. McCollum, PG
Lehigh, Sr.
Victor Oladipo, SG
Indiana, Jr.
7 (7) Kings Alex Len, C
Maryland, So.
Alex Len, C
Maryland, So.
8 (8) Pistons Shabazz Muhammad, SF
UCLA, Fr.
Shabazz Muhammad, SF
UCLA, Fr.
9 (9) Timberwolves Anthony Bennett, SF/PF
UNLV, Fr.
Rudy Gobert, C
France, Intl.
10 (10) Trail Blazers Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG
Georgia, So.
C.J.McCollum, PG
Lehigh, Sr.
11 (11) Sixers Kelly Olynyk, C
Gonzaga, Jr.
Cody Zeller, PF/C
Indiana, So.
12 (12) Thunder Cody Zeller, PF/C
Indiana, So.
Kelly Olynyk, C
Gonzaga, Jr.
13 (13) Mavericks Michael Carter-Williams, PG
Syracuse, So.
Sergey Karasey, SG/SF
Russia, Intl.
14 (14) Jazz Shane Larkin, PG
Miami, So.
Michael Carter-Williams, PG
Syracuse, So.
15 (15) Bucks Dennis Schroeder, PG
Germany, Intl.
Dennis Schroeder, PG
Germany, Intl.
16 (16) Celtics Gorgui Dieng, C
Louisville, Jr.
Steven Adams, C
Pittsburgh, Fr.
17 (17) Hawks Steven Adams, C
Pittsburgh, Fr.
Mason Plumlee, PF
Duke, Sr.
18 (18) Hawks Tim Hardaway Jr., SG
Michigan, Jr.
Jamaal Franklin, SG/SF
San Diego State, Jr.
19 (19) Cavaliers Tony Snell, SG/SF
New Mexico, Jr.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG
Georgia, So.
20 (20) Bulls Allen Crabbe, SG
California, Jr.
Gorgui Dieng, C
Louisville, Jr.
21 (21) Jazz Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF
Greece, Intl.
Tony Mitchell, SF/PF
North Texas, So.
22 (22) Nets James Southerland, SF
Syracuse, Sr.
Jeff Withey, C
Kansas, Sr.
23 (23) Pacers Lucas Nogueira, C
Brazil, Intl.
Shane Larkin, PG
Miami, So.
24 (24) Knicks Tony Mitchell, SF/PF
North Texas, So.
Dario Saric, SF/PF
Croatia, Intl.
25 (25) Clippers Erick Green, PG/SG
Virginia Tech, Sr.
Glen Rice Jr., SG
USA, Jr.
26 (26) Timberwolves Rudy Gobert
France, Intl.
Allen Crabbe, SG
California, Jr.
27 (27) Nuggets Dario Saric, SF/PF
Croatia, Intl.
Reggie Bullock, SG/SF
North Carolina, Jr.
28 (28) Spurs Mason Plumlee, PF
Duke, Sr.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF
Greece, Intl.
29 (29) Thunder Jeff Withey, C
Kansas, Sr.
Archie Goodwin, SG
Kentucky, Fr.
30 (30) Suns Nate Wolters, PG
South Dakota State, Sr.
Lucas Nogueira, C
Brazil, Intl.

Who won? Don’t agree with our picks? Let us know in the comment section below! We’ll be back with more prospect profiles tomorrow.

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