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NBA Draft 2012: Anthony Davis and Players Who Are Too Risky to Be Lottery Picks

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NBA Draft 2012: Anthony Davis and Players Who Are Too Risky to Be Lottery Picks
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There are some players in this upcoming NBA Draft that are risky to go for at such a high pick.  The New Orleans Hornets are most likely going to select Kentucky's Anthony Davis as the No. 1 pick in this year's draft.  As a freshman, this is a risky pick with the likes of junior Thomas Robinson available. 

There's a large amount of potential in this draft, but with this potential also comes a lot of risk.  A good amount of the top 10 picks on this mock draft happen to be coming off of their freshman year. 

Yes, Kyrie Irving did it with an injury and has still succeeded in the NBA.  Nevertheless, it is a high risk to put a team's future under the control of these young players.

Here's a look at some players who are a bit too risky to be picked as high as the draft projections suggest.

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