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2013 NBA Mock Draft: Analyzing Chad Ford's Latest Lottery Predictions
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Noel, high-top fade and all, is the best player in the 2013 class.

Respected ESPN analyst Chad Ford released his updated top 100 2013 NBA draft prospects (subscription required).

It's always worthwhile to see what one of the most respected draft scouts has to say regarding this year's crop of rookies. Ford gauges his views not only based upon what players have been thus far in the NCAA, but also takes into account the opinions of actual NBA scouts.

Thus, assessing the validity of Ford's selections takes the shape of a commentary on the players themselves, since his placement is pretty impeccably based on fact.

There's a talented group of big men in the 2013 draft class, and a number of promising prospects that could make this crop surprisingly good before the eagerly anticipated draft class of 2014.

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