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2016 Underclassmen
Drafts

 

2016 Underclassmen

Class School/Team Player Status
SO. North Carolina State Abdul-Malik Abu Withdrew
JR. Stanford Rosco Allen Undrafted
FR. Southeast Missouri St. Tony Anderson Underafted
JR. North Carolina St. BeeJay Anya Withdrew
1996 INT. Cedevita (Croatia) Marko Arapovic Withdrew
1996 INT. Galatasaray (Turkey) Ege Arar Withdrew
1997 INT. Spars Sarajevo (Bosnia) Edin Atic Withdrew
SO. Northwest Florida St. C.C. Brandon Austin Undrafted
JR. New Mexico St. Ian Baker Undrafted
1997 INT. Antibes (France) Gracin Bakumanya Undrafted
SO. Vanderbilt Wade Baldwin IV Memphis 1st/17th
JR. North Carolina St. Anthony “Cat” Barber Undrafted
JR. Notre Dame V.J. Beachem Withdrew
FR. Florida State Malik Beasley Denver 1st/19th
1997 INT. Clinicas Rincon (Spain) Romaric Belemene Withdrew
JR. St. Joseph’s DeAndre Bembry Atlanta 1st/21st
1997 INT. Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel) Dragan Bender Phoenix 1st/4th
SO. Providence Ben Bentil Boston 2nd/51st
1995 INT. Istanbul BSB (Turkey) Metecan Birsen Withdrew
SO. Indiana James Blackmon Jr. Withdrew
FR. Louisiana St. Antonio Blakeney Withdrew
JR. Clemson Jaron Blossomgame Withdrew
SO. Xavier Trevon Bluiett Withdrew
1995 INT. Chalon (France) Axel Bouteille Withdrew
JR. Connecticut Amida Brimah Withdrew
FR. Kentucky Isaiah Briscoe Withdrew
SO. Oregon Dillon Brooks Withdrew
SO. New Mexico Elijah Brown Withdrew
FR. California Jaylen Brown Boston 1st/3rd
SO. Utah State-Eastern C.C. Lamous Brown Undrafted
JR. Iowa State Deonte Burton Withdrew
JR. Ohio Antonio Campbell Withdrew
JR. Auburn Kareem Canty Undrafted
JR. Maryland Robert Carter Jr. Undrafted
FR. Washington Marquese Chriss Sacramento 1st/8th
JR. Washington State Conor Clifford Withdrew
JR. Dayton Charles Cooke III Withdrew
JR. Maryland-Eastern Shore Bakari Copeland Withdrew
1996 INT. Denain (France) Isaia Cordinier Atlanta 2nd/44th
1995 INT. Le Mans (France) Petr Cornelie Denver 2nd/53rd
FR. Michigan State Deyonta Davis Boston 2nd/31st
FR. Northwest Florida State C.C. Moustapha Diagne Withdrew
FR. Kansas Cheick Diallo LA Clipper 2nd/33rd
1995 INT. Loboral Kutxa (Spain) Ilimane Diop Withdrew
FR. Oregon Tyler Dorsey Withdrew
JR. Stillman College D’Andre Downey Withdrew
JR. Providence Kris Dunn Minnesota 1st/5th
SO. Purdue Vince Edwards Withdrew
FR. Marquette Henry Ellenson Detroit 1st/18th
1995 INT. Le Mans (France) Youssoupha Fall Withdrew
JR. Oakland Kay Felder Atlanta 2nd/54th
1996 INT. Trento (Italy) Diego Flaccadori Withdrew
1995 INT. Spirou (Belgium) Michael Fusek Withdrew
JR. Kansas Brannen Greene Undrafted
1995 INT. Crvena Zvezda (Serbia) Marko Guduric Withdrew
1996 INT. Karsiyaja (Turkey) Egemen Guven Withdrew
1996 INT. Sevilla (Spain) Ludvig Hakanson Withdrew
JR. Kent State Jimmy Hall Withdrew
SO. Connecticut Daniel Hamilton Denver 2nd/56th
JR. Virginia Union Cedric Happi Noube Undrafted
JR. Rhode Island Jordan Hare Undrafted
JR. Villanova Jordan Hart Withdrew
JR. Washington State Josh Hawkinson Withdrew
JR. Wisconsin Nigel Hayes Withdrew
1995 INT. Estudiantes (Spain) Juan Hernangomez Denver 1st/15th
FR. Duke Brandon Ingram LA Lakers 1st/2nd
JR. Washington State Ike Iroegbu Withdrew
JR. Notre Dame Demetrius Jackson Boston 2nd/45th
SO. North Carolina Justin Jackson Withdrew
JR. Southern California Julian Jacobs Undrafted
JR. Hawaii Stefan Jankovic Undrafted
SO. Cal State-San Bernardino Anthony January Undrafted
1995 INT. Mega Leks (Serbia) Ognjen Jaramaz Withdrew
JR. Villanova Kris Jenkins Withdrew
JR. Washington State Que Johnson Withdrew
JR. Iowa Peter Jok Withdrew
JR. Vanderbilt Damian Jones Golden St. 1st/30th
FR. UNLV Derrick Jones Jr. Undrafted
JR. Southern California Nikola Jovanovic Undrafted
1996 INT. Mega Leks (Serbia) Alpha Kaba Withdrew
1995 INT. Aalstar (Belgium) Vincent Kesteloot Withdrew
JR. Arkansas Moses Kingsley Withdrew
SO. Centenary Travion Kirkendoll Withdrew
1997 INT. Efes (Turkey) Furkan Korkmaz Philadelphia 1st/26th
1995 INT. Efes (Turkey) Emircan Kosut Withdrew
FR. Kentucky Skal Labissiere Phoenix 1st/28th
SO. Manhattan Jermaine Lawrence Undrafted
FR. Memphis Dedric Lawson Withdrew
JR. Kentucky Marcus Lee Withdrew
1995 INT. Chalon (France) Mathias Lessort Withdrew
1997 INT. Orleans (France) Luc Loubaki Withdrew
1995 INT. Mega Leks (Serbia) Timothe Luwawu Philadelphia 1st/24th
Post Grad. Orangeville Prep Thon Maker Milwaukee 1st/10th
SO. Yuba C.C. Emmanuel Malou Undrafted
SO. Yale Makai Mason Withdrew
SO. UNLV Patrick McCaw Milwaukee 1st/38th
FR. Gadsden State C.C. Zak McLaughlin Undrafted
FR. South Florida Jahmal McMurray Withdrew
JR. North Carolina Kennedy Meeks Withdrew
1997 INT. Union Olimpija (Slovenia) Blaz Mesicek Withdrew
JR. North Florida Dallas Moore Withdrew
JR. Utah State Jalen Moore Withdrew
FR. Washington Dejounte Murray San Antonio 1st/29th
FR. Kentucky Jamal Murray Denver 1st/7th
JR. Cal-Irvine Mamadou N’Diaye Undrafted
JR. Gardner-Webb Tyrell Nelson Withdrew
FR. Mississippi State Malik Newman Withdrew
1995 INT. Brose Baskets (Germany) Aleksej Nikolic Withdrew
JR. Florida Gulf Coast Marc-Eddy Norelia Withdrew
JR. UNLV Chris Obekpa Undrafted
SO. UNLV Goodluck Okonoboh Undrafted
FR. Nevada Cameron Oliver Withdrew
SO. Louisville Chinanu Onuaku Houston 2nd/37th
1997 INT. Panathinaikos (Greece) Georgios Papagiannis Phoenix 1st/13th
1995 INT. Koszalin (Poland) Adam Pechacek Withdrew
JR. Valparaiso Alec Peters Withdrew
JR. VMI QJ Peterson Withdrew
SO. Utah Jakob Poeltl Toronto 1st/9th
SO. San Diego State Malik Pope Withdrew
JR. Connecticut Rodney Purvis Withdrew
1996 INT. Xinjiang (China) Zhou Qi Houston 2nd/43rd
JR. Louisiana State Tim Quarterman Undrafted
1995 INT. Metalac (Serbia) Petar Rakicevic Withdrew
JR. Xavier Jalen Reynolds Undrafted
FR. Syracuse Malachi Richardson Charlotte 1st/22nd
SO. Gonzaga Domantas Sabonis Orlando 1st/11th
1996 INT. Zalgiris (Lithuania) Martynas Sajus Withdrew
1997 INT. Torrelodones (Spain) Jordan Sakho Withdrew
FR. Rutgers Corey Sanders Jr. Withdrew
JR. Kansas Wayne Selden Jr. Undrafted
1996 INT. Bauru (Brazil) Wesley Sena Withdrew
1995 INT. Arizona Western C.C. Ingrid Sewa Undrafted
SO. New Mexico State Pascal Siakam Toronto 1st/27th
FR. Louisiana State Ben Simmons Philadelphia 1st/1st
1995 INT. Karsiyaka (Turkey) Kenan Sipahi Withdrew
1997 INT. Cibona (Serbia) Nik Slavica Withdrew
1995 INT. Fuenlabrada (Spain) Rolands Smits Withdrew
FR. Maryland Diamond Stone New Orleans 2nd/40th
1995 INT. FC Barcelona Emir Sulejmanovic Withdrew
FR. Purdue Caleb Swanigan Withdrew
JR. Texas Isaiah Taylor Undrafted
JR. Anderson (SC) Rikish Taylor Withdrew
JR. Idaho State Ethan Telfair Withdrew
SO. Ohio State Trevor Thompson Withdrew
SO. Maryland Melo Trimble Withdrew
1996 INT. Fenerbahce (Turkey) Berk Ugurlu Withdrew
SO. Kentucky Tyler Ulis Phoenix 2nd/34th
JR. Hawaii Aaron Valdes Undrafted
1995 INT. Barcelona (Spain) Alexander Vezenkov Withdrew
JR. Creighton Maurice Watson Jr. Withdrew
JR. Boise State James Webb III Undrafted
SO. Nebraska Andrew White III Withdrew
SO. Seton Hall Isaiah Whitehead Utah 2nd/42nd
JR. West Virginia Devin Williams Undrafted
JR. Indiana Troy Williams Undrafted
JR. Portland Alec Wintering Withdrew
JR. Northwestern State Zeek Woodley Withdrew
1995 INT. Rouen (France) Guerschon Yabusele Boston 1st/16th
1997 INT. Obradoiro (Spain) Santiago Yusta Withdrew
1995 INT. Mega Leks (Serbia) Rade Zagorac Philadelphia 2nd/35th
FR. UNLV Stephen Zimmerman Orlando 2nd/41st
1997 INT. Cibona (Croatia) Ante Zizic Boston 1st/23rd
1997 INT. Mega Leks (Serbia) Ivica Zubac LA Lakers 1st/32nd
 
2016 NBA DRAFT
Drafts
 
  First Round   Second Round    
  Team School Selection   Team School Selection
1 Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Louisiana State Ben Simmons
Small Forward
6-10/230
Freshman
31
Boston
Michigan State Deyonta Davis
Power Forward
6-10
Freshman
2
LA Lakers
Duke Brandon Ingram
Small Forward
6-9/195
Freshman
32
LA Lakers
Mega Leks
(Serbia)
Ivica Zubac
Center
7-0/245
97 International
3
Boston
California Jaylen Brown
Small Forward
6-7/225
Freshman
33 LA Clippers
LA Clippers
Kansas Cheick Diallo
Power Forward
6-9/220
Freshman
4
Phoenix
Maccabi Tel Aviv
(Israel)
Dragan Bender
Power Forward
7-0/215
97 International
34
Phoenix
Kentucky Tyler Ulis
Point Guard
5-10/150
Senior
5
Minnesota
Providence Kris Dunn
Point Guard
6-4/205
Junior
35
Philadelphia
Mega Leks
(Serbia)
Rade Zagorac
Small Forward
6-9/205
95 International
6
New Orleans
Oklahoma Buddy Hield
Shooting Guard
6-4/215
Senior
36
Milwaukee
Virginia Malcolm Brogdon
Shooting Guard
6-5/225
Senior
7
Denver
Kentucky Jamal Murray
Shooting Guard
6-5/205
Freshman
37
Houston
Louisville Chinanu Onuaku
Center
6-10/245
Sophomore
8
Sacramento
Washington Marquese Chriss
Power Forward
6-10/225
Freshman
38 Milwaukee
Milwaukee
UNLV Patrick McCaw
Shooting Guard
6-6/180
Sophomore
9 Toronto
Toronto

Utah
Jakob Poeltl
Center
7-0/235
Sophomore
39
New Orleans
Chalon
(France)
David Michineau
Point Guard
6-4/180
94 International
10
Milwaukee
Athlete Institute
(Canada)
Thon Maker
Power Forward
7-1/210
H.S.-Post Graduate
40
New Orleans
Maryland Diamond Stone
Center
6-10/250
Freshman
11
Orlando
Gonzaga Domantas Sabonis
Power Forward
6-10/240
Sophomore
41
Orlando
UNLV Stephen Zimmerman
Power Forward
7-0/240
Freshman
12
Utah
Baylor Taurean Prince
Small Forward
6-7/220
Senior
42 Utah
Utah
Seton Hall Isaiah Whitehead
Shooting Guard
6-4/210
Sophomore
13 Phoenix
Phoenix
Panathinaikos
(Greece)
Georgios Papagiannis
Center
7-2/244
97 International
43 Houston
Houston
Xinjiang
(China)
Zhou Qi
Center
7-2/210
96 International
14 Chicago
Chicago
Michigan State Denzel Valentine
Shooting Guard
6-6/220
Senior
44 Atlanta
Atlanta

Denain
(France)

Isaia Cordinier
Shooting Guard
6-4/195
96 International
15
Denver
Estudiantes
(Spain)
Juan Hernangomez
Power Forward
6-9/225
95 International
45
Boston
Notre Dame Demetrius Jackson
Point Guard
6-1/200
Junior
16 Boston
Boston
Rouen
(France)
Guerschon Yabusele
Power Forward
6-8/260
95 International
46
Dallas
Purdue A.J. Hammons
Center
7-0/260
Senior
17
Memphis
Vanderbilt Wade Baldwin
Point Guard
6-3/195
Sophomore
47 Orlando
Orlando
Maryland Jake Layman
Small Forward
6-9/205
Senior
18 Detroit
Detroit
Marquette Henry Ellenson
Power Forward
6-10/230
Freshman
48 Chicago
Chicago

Bayern Munich
(Germany)

Paul Zipser
Small Forward
6-8/210
94 International
19
Denver
Florida State Malik Beasley
Shooting Guard
6-5/195
Freshman
49
Detroit
Syracuse Michael Gbinije
Shooting Guard
6-7/200
Senior
20
Indiana
Michigan Caris LeVert
Shooting Guard
6-7/190
Senior
50 Indiana
Indiana
Iowa State Georges Niang
Small Forward
6-8/230
Senior
21 Atlanta
Atlanta
St. Joseph’s

DeAndre’ Bembry
Shooting Guard
6-6/210
Junior

51
Boston
Providence Ben Bentil
Small Forward
6-9/235
Sophomore
22
Charlotte
Syracuse

Malachi Richardson
Shooting Guard
6-6/200
Freshman

52
Utah
Weber State Joel Bolomboy
Power Forward
6-9/230
Senior
23
Boston
Cibona Zagreb
(Croatia)
Ante Zizic
Center
6-11/230
97 International
53
Denver
Le Mans
(France)
Petr Cornelie
Power Forward
6-11/210
95 International
24
Philadelphia
Mega Leks
(Serbia)
Timothe Luwawu
Shooting Guard
6-7/205
95 International
54 Atlanta
Atlanta
Oakland Kay Felder
Point Guard
Junior
25
LA Clippers
North Carolina Brice Johnson
Power Forward
6-9/225
Senior
55
Brooklyn
North Carolina Marcus Paige
Point Guard
6-1/170
Senior
26 Minnesota
Philadelphia
Anadolu Efes
(Turkey)
Furkan Korkmaz
Shooting Guard
6-7/178
97 International
56
Denver
Connecticut Daniel Hamilton
Small Forward
6-86/200
Sophomore
27
Tornoto
New Mexico
State
Pascal Siakam
Power Forward
6-9/230
Sophomore
57
Memphis

Fujian
(China)

Wang Zhelin
Center
7-0/243
94 International
28
Phoenix
Kentucky Skal Labissiere
Power Forward
6-11/220
Freshman
58
Boston
Iowa State Abdel Nader
Small Forward
6-6/230
Senior
29 San Antonio
San Antonio
Washington Dejounte Murray
Point Guard
6-5/170
Freshman
59
Sacramento
Oklahoma Isaiah Cousins
Point Guard
6-4/195
Senior
30 Golden State
Golden State
Vanderbilt Damian Jones
Center
7-0/245
Junior
60
Utah
California Tyrone Wallace
Shooting Guard
6-5/205
Senior

 

 
Matthew Maurer's 2016 Mock Draft
2016 Draft
Last Mock Update: 06/23/2016
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Order Team Pick Ht. Wt. Pos. College Year
1. Philadelphia Ben Simmons 6-10 230 SF/PF LSU FR.
2. LA Lakers Brandon Ingram 6-9 195 SF Duke FR.
3. Boston Jamal Murray 6-5 205 PG/SG Kentucky FR.
4. Phoenix Marquese Chriss 6-10 225 PF Washington FR.
5. Minnesota Kris Dunn 6-4 205 PG Providence JR.
6. New Orleans Buddy Hield 6-4 215 SG Oklahoma SR.
7. Denver Dragan Bender 7-0 215 PF Maccabi INT.
8. Sacramento Jaylen Brown 6-7 225 SF California FR.
9. Toronto Domantas Sabonis 6-10 240 PF Gonzaga SO.
10. Milwaukee Jakob Poeltl 7-0 240 C Utah SO.
11. Orlando Henry Ellenson 6-10 230 PF Marquette FR.
12. Atlanta Wade Baldwin 6-3 195 PG Vanderbilt SO.
13. Phoenix Skal Labissiere 6-11 220 PF/C Kentucky FR.
14. Chicago Dejounte Murray 6-5 170 PG Washington FR.
15. Denver Timothe Luwawu 6-7 205 SG/SF Mega Leks INT.
16. Boston Deyonta Davis 6-10 240 PF Michigan State FR.
17. Memphis DeAndre' Bembry 6-5 205 SG St. Joseph's JR.
18. Detroit Thon Maker 7-1 210 PF Athlete Institute H.S. HS-PG
19. Denver Ivica Zubac 7-0 245 C Meg Leks INT.
20. Indiana Brice Johnson 6-9 225 PF North Carolina SR.
21. Atlanta Cheick Diallo 6-9 220 PF Kansas FR.
22. Charlotte Malachi Richardson 6-6 200 SG Syracuse FR.
23. Boston Furkan Korkmaz 6-7 175 SG Anadolu Efes INT.
24. Philadelphia Tyler Ulis 5-10 150 PG Kentucky SO.
25. LA Clippers Denzel Valentine 6-6 220 SG/SF Michigan State SR.
26. Philadelphia Patrick McCaw 6-6 180 SG UNLV SO.
27. Toronto Malik Beasley 6-5 195 SG Florida State FR.
28. Phoenix Ante Zizic 6-11 230 C/PF Cibona Zagreb INT.
29. San Antonio Demetrius Jackson 6-1 200 PG Notre Dame JR.
30. Golden St. Stephen Zimmerman 7-0 240 PF/C UNLV FR.
31. Boston Juan Hernangomez 6-9 225 PF Estudiantes INT.
32. LA Lakers Diamond Stone 6-10 250 C/PF Maryland FR.
33. LA Clippers Ben Bentil 6-8 230 SF/PF Providence SO.
34. Phoenix Guerschon Yabusele 6-8 260 PF SPO Rouen INT.
35. Boston Taurean Prince 6-7 220 SF Baylor SR.
36. Milwaukee Caris LeVert 6-7 190 SG Michigan SR.
37. Houston Pascal Siakam 6-9 230 PF New Mexico State SO.
38. Milwaukee Robert Carter Jr. 6-8 245 PF Maryland JR.
39. New Orleans Isaiah Whitehead 6-4 210 SG Seton Hall SO.
40. New Orleans Rade Zagorac 6-9 205 SF/SG Mega Basket INT.
41. Orlando Michael Gbinije 6-7 200 SG/SF Syracuse SR.
42. Utah Troy Williams 6-7 215 SF Indiana JR.
43. Houston Joel Bolomboy 6-9 230 PF Weber State SR.
44. Atlanta Zhou Qi 7-2 210 C Xinjiang INT.
45. Boston Damian Jones 7-0 245 C Vanderbilt JR.
46. Dallas Gary Payton III 6-2 185 PG Oregon State SR.
47. Orlando Malcolm Brogdon 6-5 225 SG Virginia SR.
48. Chicago Isaia Cordinier 6-4 195 SG Denain INT.
49. Detroit Chinanu Onuaku 6-10 245 C Louisville SO.
50. Indiana Paul Zipser 6-8 210 SF/SG Bayern INT.
51. Boston Kahlil Felder 5-9 175 PG Oakland JR.
52. Utah Dorian Finney-Smith 6-8 220 SF/PF Florida SR.
53. Denver Ron Baker 6-4 220 SG Wichita State SR.
54. Atlanta Petr Cornelie 6-11 210 PF/C Le Mans INT.
55. Brooklyn AJ Hammons 7-0 260 C Purdue SR.
56. Denver Anthony Barber 6-2 185 PG/SG North Carolina State JR.
57. Memphis Georgios Papagiannis 7-2 244 C Panathinaikos INT.
58. Boston Jake Layman 6-9 205 SF/PF Maryland SR.
59. Sacramento Kyle Wiltjer 6-10 240 SF/PF Gonzaga SR.
60. Utah Gracin Bakumanya 6-11 220 C/PF Antibes INT.
 
2016 Rankings Per Position
2016 Draft

 

Point Guards
 
  # Player School/Team Draft Class Ht. Wt. Forecast
1. Kris Dunn Providence JR. 6-4 205 Top 6
2. Wade Baldwin Vanderbilt SO. 6-4 202 Late Lottery - Mid 1st
3. Demetrius Jackson Notre Dame JR. 6-2 195 Mid - Late 1st
4. Tyler Ulis Kentucky SO. 5-10 150 Late First
5. Dejounte Murray Washington FR. 6-4 185 Mid - Late 1st
6. Kay Felder Oakland JR. 5-10 177 Mid 2nd
7. Gary Payton II Oregon St. SR. 6-3 185 Mid 2nd
8. Cat Barber North Carolina St. JR. 6-3 180 Late 2nd - Undrafted
9. Julian Jacobs USC JR. 6-4 180 Late 2nd - Undrafted
10. Isaiah Taylor Texas JR. 6-2 180 Late 2nd - Undrafted
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Shooting Guards
 
  # Player School/Team Draft Class Ht. Wt. Forecast
1. Jamal Murray Kentucky FR. 6-5 201 Top 5
2. Buddy Hield Oklahoma SR. 6-4 215 Top 8
3. Timothe Luwawu Mega Leks 1995 6-7 205 Mid - Late 1st
4. Patrick McCaw UNLV SO. 6-6 180 Mid - Late 1st
5. Malik Beasley Florida State FR. 6-5 195 Late Lottery - Mid 1st
6. Furkan Korkmaz Adadolu Efes 1997 6-7 175 Late Lottery - Mid 1st
7. Malachi Richardson Syracuse FR. 6-6 200 Late Lottery - Mid 1st
8. DeAndre Bembry St. Joseph's JR. 6-5 205 Mid - Late 1st
9. Denzel Valentine Michigan St. SR. 6-6 210 Mid 1st
10. Isaia Cordinier Denain 1996 6-4 190 Late 1st - Mid 2nd
11. Caris LeVert Michigan SR. 6-7 190 Mid 2nd
12. Isaiah Whitehead Seton Hall SO. 6-4 210 Mid 2nd - Late 2nd
13. Malcolm Brogdon Virginia SR. 6-5 225 Mid 2nd - Late 2nd
14. Ron Baker Wichita State SR. 6-4 210 Late 2nd - Undrafted
15. Wayne Selden Kansas JR. 6-5 230 Late 2nd - Undrafted

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Small Forwards
 
  # Player School/Team Draft Class Ht. Wt. Forecast
1. Ben Simmons LSU FR. 6-10 230 Top 3
2. Brandon Ingram Duke FR. 6-9 195 Top 3
3. Jaylen Brown California FR. 6-6 225 Mid - Late Lottery
4. Taurean Prince Baylor SR. 6-8 220 Mid 1st - Late 1st
5. Ben Bentil Providence SO. 6-8 230 Late 1st - Early 2nd
6. Rade Zagorac Mega Leks 1995 6-9 210 Mid 2nd
7. Troy Williams Indiana JR. 6-7 215 Late 1st - Mid 2nd
8. Michael Gbinije Syracuse SR. 6-7 205 Mid 2nd
9. Dorian Finney-Smith Florida SR. 6-8 215 Mid - Late 2nd
10. Paul Zipser Bayern 1994 6-8 210 Early 2nd - Mid 2nd
11. Jake Layman Maryland SR. 6-9 209 Mid - Late 2nd
12. Jarrod Uthoff Iowa SR. 6-9 215 Late 2nd - Undrafted
13. Rosco Allen Stanford JR. 6-9 215 Late 2nd - Undrafted
14. Derrick Jones Jr. UNLV FR. 6-7 190 Undrafted

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Power Forwards
 
  # Player School/Team Draft Class Ht. Wt. Forecast
1. Marquese Chriss Washington FR. 6-10 235 Top 5
2. Deyonta Davis Michigan St. FR. 6-9 240 Top 15
3. Domantas Sabonis Gonzaga JR. 6-10 240 Late Lottery
4. Dragan Bender Maccabi 1997 7-0 220 Top 5
Chalon 5. Brice Johnson North Carolina SR. 6-10 215 Mid 1st 
6. Cheick Diallo Kansas FR. 6-10 220 Mid - Late 1st
7. Skal Labissiere Kentucky FR. 7-0 215 Late Lottery - Mid 1st
8. Thon Maker Athlete Institute PGHS 7-1 215 Late 1st
9. Henry Ellenson Marquette FR. 6-11 245 Mid 1st - Late 1st
10. Stephen Zimmerman UNLV FR. 6-11 235 Late 1st - Early 2nd
11. Guerschon Yabusele Rouen 1995 6-9 255 Early 2nd 
12. Pascal Siakam New Mexico State SO. 6-9 230 Early 2nd - Mid 2nd
13. Robert Carter Jr. Maryland JR. 6-9 255 Mid 2nd - Late 2nd
14. Juan Hernangomez Estudiantes 1995 6-9 225 Mid 2nd - Late 2nd
15. Joel Bolomboy Weber St. SR. 6-9 225 Mid 2nd - Late 2nd
16. Petr Cornelie Le Mans 1995 6-11 210 Late 2nd
17. Kyle Wiltjer Gonzaga SR. 6-10 240 Late 2nd - Undrafted
18. James Webb III Boise State JR. 6-9 220 Late 2nd - Undrafted

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Centers
 
  # Player School/Team Draft Class Ht. Wt. Forecast
1. Jakob Poeltl Utah SO. 7-1 240 Mid - Late Lottery
Cedevita 2. Diamond Stone Maryland FR. 6-10 255 Mid - Late 1st
michigan 3. Ivica Zubac Mega Leks 1997 7-0 245 Mid - Late 1st
4. Damian Jones Vanderbilt JR. 6-11 245 Late 1st - Early 2nd
Canaria 5. Ante Zizic Cibona Zagreb 1997 6-11 254 Late 1st - Early 2nd
6. Chinanu Onuaku Louisville SO. 6-10 245 Mid 2nd
7. Zhou Qi Xinjiang 1996 7-2 210 Early 2nd - Mid 2nd
avtodor 8. Georgios Papagiannis Panathinaikos 1997 7-2 244 Mid 2nd
9. AJ Hammons Purdue SR. 7-0 278 Mid to Late 2nd
10. Gracin Bakumanya Antibes 1997 6-11 220 Late 2nd - Undrafted

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Ivan Renko Awards
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...but who the hell is Ivan Renko?

Once upon a time back in 1993, a 6-foot-8, 230 pound power forward from Yugoslavia (Serbia) entered the recruiting world off the lips of Indiana’s head coach Bobby Knight. Knight brought media attention to the player claiming that he committed to play for Indiana.

Knight's story was that while attending a coach's clinic in Europe, he was made aware of the player. His account of Renko's living conditions in the war torn country created a high buzz. But what happened next is one of the greatest April Fools jokes of in all of sports. Various experts responded by ranking Renko and publishing scouting reports. One even proclaimed him to be a white Larry Johnson, which today is like saying he's the next Kevin Durant. Another expert claimed to spot the strapping power forward on Indiana’s campus. But how could this be when Knight made the whole thing up?

Renko is imaginary. He never existed. Knight concocted him to expose the so-called recruiting experts he doubted were providing real scouting information.

This is the backdrop to the Ivan Renko Awards. It's given to the players who seemingly appeared out of nowhere with tremendous hype and acclaim through various media outlets. But like every award, there are stipulations.
  • Player must be drafted.
  • Player must be a surprise pick.
  • Player must be a lemon in Renko fashion.
The draft nerd (that's me) lists the following Renko Awards from 2000 onward:

2000: Kaniel Dickens – What do you get when you combine tremendous athleticism and show the ability to hit an occasional three point shot? The Answer is Dickens. What the Jazz wanted was Bryon Russell 2.0 what they got wasn't close Dickens played 19 games in the NBA.

2001: Kedrick Brown – Brown is the highest a juco player has gone and may be the reason along with Alek Radojevic why no other Juco players have been taken as high.

2002: Peter Fehse – The Seattle Supersonics admitted they didn’t even scout him. One would think an NBA draftee would have a productive career overseas, but Fehse has been anything but a star on any level, except the third division Germany league he was drafted from.

2003: Maciej Lampe – He was part of the international craze that saw 20 players drafted from international leagues. Lampe is a great player overseas, but lacks athleticism and all around skills. He is smart and fundamentally sound player for an overseas career player, but what NBA team drafted him for that?

2004: Ivan Chiriaev – Anytime a Canadian high school player heads for the pros, a scout's eyes will be watching. This relocated Russian bombed in the Canada all-star game and made no friends with his infamous interview line while announcing his candidacy for the NBA draft., “The NBA wants and needs Ivan Chiriaev.” He has yet to play in the NBA and his overseas career is extremely suspect.

2005: Orien Greene - What do you do when you're not getting playing time for a great team in a tough conference? You apparently transfer to a lower division and create a niche for yourself. At 6-4, Greene’s specialty was his self-proclaimed point guard status. With the love of a few media outlets, the Boston Celtics bit. But it turns out they ordered up the wrong meal. A greasy hamburger of a player can't be transformed into a juicy steak.

2006: Ejike Ugboaja "Who in the world!" basically sums up my thoughts on draft night. I obtained his profile stats through some detective work. He has yet to play in the NBA and I doubt he ever will.

2007: Milovan Rakovic – I had the opportunity to see this guy play several times, and each time I came away with the thought that Rakovic is a career overseas player who will play in a decent league, but not with a premier overseas team. Who is his genius agent? He's definitely earned more than his standard commission. Give that man double.

2008: Patrick Ewing_Jr. – You wouldn’t think being the son of an NBA Hall of Fame player Patrick Ewing that Ewing Jr. would be on this list. Ewing worked hard through the predraft camps and slowly gained respect from scouts who had written him off. Despite this on draft night few had him pegged as a guaranteed draft pick. Ewing Jr. now works as the director of basketball operations at Georgetown.

2009: Taylor Griffin – No offense, but no one on draft night (except maybe his brother, Blake, and their parents) felt that both brothers would be drafted. It smells like an Agent favor, but thanks to his brother, Taylor had one of the best sports agencies backing him up.

2010: Ryan Reid – A valuable member of the Florida State basketball team Reid established himself as a tremendous post defender. With his limited upside and marginal offensive skills Reid’s selection was surprising.

2011: Chukwudiebere Maduabum & Tanguy Ngombo – A tie as both prospects were far from anybody’s draft list. Maduabum was essentially drafted out of the NBDL and never showed much of anything other than being tall. Ngombo was one of David Khan’s more mindboggling selections. Hilariously it later came out that Ngombo might have lied about his age that he was not 21 but 27 years old!

2012: Tomislav Zubcic – Another overseas player who was drafted like Peter Fehse after a face-up forward model of Dirk Nowitzki and Andrea Bargnani. Great shooter terrible rebounder and a marginal athlete I doubt he will ever reach the NBA.

2013: Arsalan Kazemi – Not that Kazemi was unknown by scouts but the general public knew very little of him. He wasn’t on anyone’s top 75 draft list other than the Wizards. Great hustle player with limited upside has yet to play a game in the NBA. He is the NBA's first Iranian draftee.

2014: Bruno Caboclo – No player has been such a surprise to go in the first round since Martin Muursepp in 1996. Extremely young with potential yet the comparison to being the Brazilian Kevin Durant seems like a huge stretch.

2015: Juan Pablo Vaulet – So much of a surprise was Vaulet that even his native country was shocked by his selection. Vaulet is a young prospect with developing skills but nothing exceptional. Could he be the next Argentina draft steal like Manu Ginobili or enter the realm of the forgotten like Federico Kammerichs.

Congratulations to the Ivan Renko clones. So who's next? As if there won't be one every year! Someone is going to take a risk for no good reason. TDR will be here with draft day giggles to hand out the Award.
 
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  • Name: Jim Loscutoff
  • Position: Forward
  • Height: 6-5 (1.96m)
  • Weight: 220 (100kg)
  • College Team: Oregon Ducks
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: San Francisco, California
  • Birthdate: 2/4/1930 - 12/1/2015
  • Drafted: Selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round (4th pick overall) of 1955 NBA Draft.

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2015 NBA DRAFT
Drafts
 
  First Round   Second Round    
  Team School Selection   Team School Selection
1 Cleveland
Minnesota
Kentucky Karl-Anthony Towns
Center
7-0/250
Freshman
31
Minnesota
Anadolu Efes
(Turkey)
Cedi Osman
Shooting Guard
6-6/195
95 International
2
LA Lakers
Ohio State D'Angleo Russell
Shooting Guard
6-5/180
Freshman
32
Houston
Louisville Montrezl Harrell
Power Forward
6-8/240
Junior
3
Philadelphia
Duke Jahlil Okafor
Center
6-11/270
Freshman
33 Boston
Boston
Louisiana State Jordan Mickey
Power Forward
6-8/235
Sophomore
4
New York
Baloncesto Sevilla
(Spain)
Kristaps Porzingis
Power Forward
7-1/220
95 International
34
LA Lakers
Stanford Anthony Brown
Small Forward
6-6/215
Senior
5
Orlando
FC Barcelona
(Spain)
Mario Hezonja
Shooting Guard
6-8/218
95 International
35
Philadelphia
Baloncesto Sevilla
(Spain)
Guillermo Hernangomez
Center
6-11/250
94 International
6
Sacramento
Kentucky Willie Cauley-Stein
Center
7-0/240
Junior
36
Minnesota
Syracuse Rakeem Christmas
Power Forward
6-9/250
Senior
7
Denver
Guangdong Southern
(China)
Emmanuel Mudiay
Point Guard
6-5/190
96 Draftee
37
Philadelphia
Bowling Green Richaun Holmes
Power Forward
6-8/245
Senior
8
Detroit
Arizona Stanley Johnson
Small Forward
6-7/245
Freshman
38 Detroit
Detroit
Villanova Darrun Hilliard
Shooting Guard
6-6/215
Senior
9 Charlotte
Charlotte

Wisconsin
Frank Kaminsky
Power Forward/Center
7-0/240
Senior
39
Charlotte
Bahia Estudiantes
(Argentina)
Juan Pablo Vaulet
Small Forward
6-6/200
96 International
10
Miami
Duke Justise Winslow
Small Forward
6-6/225
Freshman
40
Miami
Tennessee Josh Richardson
Shooting Guard
6-6/200
Senior
11
Indiana
Texas Myles Turner
Center
6-11/240
Freshman
41
Brooklyn
Notre Dame Pat Connaughton
Shooting Guard
6-5/191
Senior
12
Utah
Kentucky Trey Lyles
Power Forward
6-10/250
Freshman
42 Utah
Utah
Boston College Olivier Hanlan
Point Guard
6-4/185
Junior
13 Phoenix
Phoenix
Kentucky Devin Booker
Shooting Guard
6-6/206
Freshman
43 Indiana
Indiana
Oregon Joseph Young
Point Guard/Shooting Guard
6-2/180
Freshman
14 Utah
Oklahoma City
Murray State Cameron Payne
Point Guard
6-2/175
Sophomore
44 Dallas
Phoenix

Kentucky

Andrew Harrison
Point Guard/Shooting Guard
6-6/210
Sophomore
15
Atlanta
Kansas Kelly Oubre Jr.
Shooting Guard
6-7/200
Freshman
45
Boston
William & Mary Marcus Thornton
Shooting Guard
6-4/190
Senior
16 Boston
Boston
Louisville Terry Rozier
Point Guard/Shooting Guard
6-2/190
Sophomore
46
Milwaukee
UCLA Norman Powell
Shooting Guard
6-4/215
Senior
17
Milwaukee
UNLV Rashad Vaughn
Shooting Guard
6-5/200
Freshman
47 Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Zalgiris Kaunas
(Lithuania)
Arturas Gudaitis
Power Forward
6-10/250
93 International
18 Houston
Houston
Wisconsin Sam Dekker
Small Forward
6-9/230
Junior
48 Los Angeles
Oklahoma City

Kentucky

Dakari Johnson
Center
7-0/255
Sophomore
19
Washington
Notre Dame Jerian Grant
Point Guard
6-5/205
Senior
49
Washington
Iowa Aaron White
Power Forward
6-9/220
Senior
20
Toronto
Utah Delon Wright
Point Guard
6-5/190
Senior
50 Atlanta
Atlanta
FC Barcelona
(Spain)
Marcus Eriksson
Shooting Guard
6-7/180
93 International
21 Dallas
Dallas
Virginia

Justin Anderson
Shooting Guard
6-6/230
Junior

51
Orlando
Eastern Washington Tyler Harvey
Shooting Guard
6-4/185
Junior
22
Chicago
Arkansas

Bobby Portis
Power Forward
6-10/235
Sophomore

52
Dallas
IMG Academy (Fl.) Satnam Singh Bhamara
Center
7-2/290
H.S.-Post Graduate
23
Portland
Arizona Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
Small Forward
6-7/215
Sophomore
53
Cleveland
St. John's Sir'Dominic Pointer
Small Forward
6-6/192
Senior
24
Cleveland
Duke Tyus Jones
Point Guard
6-1/190
Freshman
54 Utah
Utah
Gipuzkoa
(Spain)
Dani Diez
Small Forward
6-8/220
93 International
25
Memphis
Louisiana State Jarell Martin
Power Forward
6-10/235
Sophomore
55
San Antonio
Massachusetts Cady Lalanne
Power Forward
6-11/253
Senior
26 Minnesota
San Antonio
Partizan
(Serbia)
Nikola Milutinov
Center
7-0/230
94 International
56
New Orleans
Michigan State Branden Dawson
Small Forward
6-6/225
Senior
27
LA Lakers
Wyoming Larry Nance Jr.
Small Forward
6-8/235
Senior
57
Denver

Baloncesto Sevilla
(Spain)

Nikola Radicevic
Point Guard
6-6/176
94 International
28
Boston
Georgia State R.J. Hunter
Shooting Guard
6-5/180
Junior
58
Philadelphia
North Carolina J.P. Tokoto
Shooting Guard/Small Forward
6-6/200
Junior
29 Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Syracuse Chris McCullough
Power Forward
6-10/210
Freshman
59
Atlanta
Olympiacos
(Greece)
Dimitrios Agravanis
Power Forward
6-10/235
94 International
30 Golden State
Golden State
UCLA Kevon Looney
Power Forward
6-9/220
Freshman
60
Philadelphia
Crvena Zvezda
(Serbia)
Luka Mitrovic
Power Forward
6-9/225
93 International

 

 
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# Team Pick Ht. Wt. Pos. College Year
1. Minnesota Karl-Anthony Towns 7-0 250 PF/C Kentucky FR.
2. LA Lakers Jahlil Okafor 6-11 270 PF/C Duke FR.
3. Philadelphia Emmanuel Mudiay 6-5 190 SG/PG Guangdong INT.
4. New York D'Angelo Russell 6-5 180 PG/SG Ohio State FR.
5. Orlando Stanley Johnson 6-7 245 SF/SG Arizona FR.
6. Sacramento Willie Cauley-Stein 7-0 240 C Kentucky JR.
7. Denver Justise Winslow 6-6 225 SG/SF Duke FR.
8. Detroit Kristaps Porzingis 7-1 220 PF Cajasol INT.
9. Charlotte Mario Hezonja 6-8 215 SG/SF FC Barcelona INT.
10. Miami Devin Booker 6-6 206 PG Kentucky FR.

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