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2013 NBA Mock Draft: Breaking Down the Incoming Freshmen
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UCLA commit and No. 2 freshman in the nation, Shabazz Muhammad

It's never too early to start looking ahead to the future. In the case of the incoming freshman that plan on making a dent in the collegiate ranks, it's never too early to start projecting these young guns as prospects in the 2013 NBA draft

22 of the 60 athletes taken in the 2012 NBA draft were freshman or sophomores. That might not seem like a lot, but for these young guys to only spend a year in college and make it to the professional ranks is an accomplishment, indeed. 

There are no certainties, and some of these freshman could very well end up liking college enough to stick around. But if history holds true, the cream of the crop will head to the NBA, where the talent level will even out for these potential college stars. 

For this article, the teams and standings used aren't consistent with any ranking from the 2011-2012 season. I projected the finish of each team in the NBA. I did not take into account any outstanding trades that will affect draft position, so each of the 30 NBA squads are represented. 

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