2012 NBA Mock Draft: 5 Draft Sleepers Who Will Be Stars in the NBA

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2012 NBA Mock Draft: 5 Draft Sleepers Who Will Be Stars in the NBA

The 2012 NBA draft is four days away!

It seems like just seconds ago that we were witnessing the Oklahoma City Thunder fall to the Miami Heat 1-4 in the NBA Finals, doesn't it? And now, the week of the draft has arrived!

Sleepers. Dark horses. Diamonds in the rough. Call them what you may, but every draft has them: players who exceed all expectations—against all odds—and succeed after being chosen in the depths of the draft.

Manu Ginobili was chosen 57th overall by the Spurs. Paul Millsap's name was called 47th overall by Utah, and Monta Ellis was selected 40th by Golden State. All are prime examples of sleepers.

This draft is no different. Listed here are five prime players who are projected to fall into the late first round or early second round. I believe their talent level exceeds their projection, and they will become great players in the NBA.

 

Go to B/R's Draft page for more draft coverage! Follow me on Twitter: @BrooxAnderson to stay updated on all things NBA. Thanks!

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