2013 NBA Draft Declaration Tracker

Jonathan WassermanNBA Lead WriterApril 3, 2013

2013 NBA Draft Declaration Tracker

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    The decision to stay in school or head to the pros isn't as easy for prospects as it once was. Remember players who used to "test the NBA waters"? Well, that option no longer exists.

    The early entry withdrawal deadline for the NCAA is April 16, however this date is irrelevant. The real date to know is April 28, which is the NBA's deadline to declare. Players will have til then to collect as much information as possible before making the decision whether to stay in school or enter the draft.

    Players will not have the opportunity to work out for teams before then.

Underclassmen Who Have Declared

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    These underclassmen have made their draft declarations official: 

    Andre Roberson, Colorado, 6'7'', SF, Jr.

    Ray McCallum, Detroit, 6'1'', PG, Jr.

    Shane Larkin, Miami, 5'11'', PG, So.

    Livio Jean-Charles, France, 6'9'', PF, International

    Dewayne Dedmon, USC, 7'0'', C, Jr.

    Mouhammadou, France, 6'11'', C, International

    Nurideen Lindsey, Rider, 6'2'', PG, Jr.

    Trevis Simpson, UNC Greensboro, 6'4'', SG, Jr.

    Dennis Schröder, Germany, 6'1'', PG, International

    Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga, 7'0'', C, Jr.

    Lucas Nogueira, Brazil, 7'0'', C, International

    Grant Jerrett, Arizona, 6'10'', PF, Fr.

    Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan, 6'5'', SG, Jr.

    Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA, 6'6'', SG/SF, Fr.

    Vander Blue, Marquette, 6'4", SG, Jr.

    Otto Porter, Georgetown, 6'8'', SF, So.

    Alex Len, Maryland, 7'1", C, So.

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia, 6'5", SG, So.

    Reggie Bullock

    Nerlens Noel, Kentucky, 6'10'', C, Fr.

    Dario Saric, Croatia, 6'10'', SF/PF, International

    Trey Burke, Michigan, 6'0'', PG, So.

    Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State, 6'5'', SF, Jr.

    Myck Kabongo, Texas, 6'1'', PG, So.

    Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse, 6'5'', PG, So.

    Phil Pressey, Missouri, 5'11'', PG, Jr.

    Cody Zeller, Indiana, 7'0'', C, So.

    Victor Oladipo, Indiana, 6'5'', SG, Jr.

    Ricky Ledo, Providence, 6'7'', SG, Fr.

    Ben McLemore, Kansas, 6'5'', SG, Fr.

    Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State, 6'7'', SF, Jr.

    Adonis Thomas, Memphis, 6'7'', SF, So.

    Allen Crabbe, Cal, 6'6", SG, Jr.

    Archie Goodwin, Kentucky, 6'5'', SG, Fr.

    Steven Adams, Pittsburgh, 7'0'', C, Fr.

    C.J. Aiken, St. Joseph's, 6'9'', SF/PF, Jr.

    Lorenzo Brown, NC State, 6'5'', PG, Jr.

    C.J. Leslie, NC State, 6'9'', SF/PF, Jr.

    Anthony Bennett, UNLV, 6'7'', SF/PF, Jr.

    Amath M'Baye, Oklahoma, 6'9''', SF, Jr.

    Norvel Pelle, LA City Prep, 6'10'', PF/C

    Marshawn Powell, Arkansas, 6'7'', SF, Jr.

    Tony Snell, New Mexico, 6'7'', SG, Jr.

    B.J. Young, Arkansas, 6'3'', PG/SG, So.

    Eric Moreland, Oregon State, 6'10'', PF, So.

    Sergey Karasev, Russia, 6'7", SF, International

    Tony Mitchell, North Texas, 6'8", SF/PF, So.

Andre Roberson, Colorado

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    The Denver Post has reported that Andre Roberson will leave school early to declare for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Colorado

    Age/Year: 21/Junior

    Height/Weight: 6'7''/210 lbs

    B/R Projection: Late second round

    Andre Roberson finished second in the country in rebounding, though you wouldn't know it by looking at him. At 6'7'' without much bulk to his upper body, it's Roberson's athleticism, instincts and motor that allow him to dominate the glass.

    However, he never expanded his offensive game over his three-year career at Colorado. Most of his points come off angled cuts and the occasional spot-up jumper, but he's not someone who should be counted on for scoring.

    Roberson's success will depend on how well his rebounding translates and whether he can find a niche as a playmaker at the rim. Without much of an offensive game and underwhelming physical tools for a 4, the transition won't be an easy one.

Ray McCallum, Detroit

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    NBADraft.net has reported that junior guard Ray McCallum will be entering the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Detroit

    Age/Class: 21/Junior

    Height/Weight: 6'1''/190 lbs

    B/R Projection: Late second round

    Coming out of high school, Ray McCallum was recruited by numerous power programs. But the talented point guard opted to play for his father at Detroit, which may be one of the reasons most are unaware of McCallum despite his strong production at the college level.

    He averaged over 18 points per game his junior year, but his floor game is still in question. Though a natural point guard, McCallum has never averaged five assists in three years at school. Some say that has to do with his teammates, others believe he isn't proficient enough as a facilitator.

    McCallum passes the eye test for an NBA point guard, but his inconsistent shooting stroke and struggles running an offense could end up holding him back. If he's not drafted, expected someone to quickly extend a training camp invite McCallum's way.

Shane Larkin, Miami

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    Andy Katz of ESPN has reported that Shane Larkin will enter the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Miami

    Age/Class: 21/Sophomore

    Height/Weight: 5'11''/162 lbs

    B/R Projection: Late first round

    It all came together for Shane Larkin his sophomore year, who guided Miami to a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament.

    Larkin was one of the top players in the country all year, controlling the tempo and breaking down defenses like a seasoned professional. We've seen his speed and quickness before, but it was his on-court maturity that really gave him NBA appeal.

    At 5'11'' with a short wingspan, Larkin will have some physical obstacles to overcome. But after Trey Burke and Michael Carter-Williams, he has lumped himself into that next-best available category for point guards.

Livio Jean-Charles, France

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    Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress has reported that Livio Jean-Charles of France will declare for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: France

    Age/Class: 19

    Height/Weight: 6'9''/210 lbs

    B/R Projection: Late first round

    Livio Jean-Charles lit up the United States for 27 points at this year's Nike Hoops Summit, which likely helped him make the decision to declare for the 2013 draft.

    Though not the most electric athlete, Jean-Charles shows excellent instincts and flexibility as a finisher, finding ways to elude the defense and turn a tough opportunity into an easy one. He's also capable of knocking down mid-range jumpers, something that will be key for his development moving forward.

    Defensively, his appeal stems from his 7'2'' wingspan and aggressive approach. He might not have big-time upside, but Jean-Charles looks like he has what it takes to hold down a rotation spot at the NBA level. He'll likely get looks starting at the end of Round 1 based on his strong performance at this year's Summit in Portland.

Dewayne Dedmon, USC

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    USC Athletics has reported that Dewayne Dedmon has decided to leave school early and enter 2013 NBA draft.

    School: USC

    Age/Class: 23/Junior

    Height/Weight: 7'0''/255 lbs

    B/R Projection: Undrafted

    With a knee injury that ended his sophomore season early and an offensive game that severely lacked polish, Dewayne Dedmon entered his junior year with questions to answer. The good news is that he stayed healthy. The bad news is that despite some on-court improvement and adjustments, Dedmon rarely threatened the defense as a scorer.

    He finished his junior season averaging 6.7 points, seven rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game, which was before he was suspended for the Pac-12 tournament opener (which the Trojans lost) for an alleged bar fight.

    Dedmon has been on NBA radars because of his massive size, strength and frame. However, the 23-year-old doesn't have much production to show for it.

Mouhammadou Jaiteh, France

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    Jonathan Givony of Draftexpress has reported that Mouhammadou Jaiteh of France will declare for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: France

    Age/Class: 18

    Height/Weight: 6'11''/249 lbs

    B/R Projection: Mid second round

    Jaiteh has been a popular name overseas throughout the past couple of seasons, thanks to a physical appearance that stands out whenever and wherever he takes the floor.

    At 6'11'', he's incredibly muscular with a frame that's built to play the NBA game. Jaiteh also has a reported 7'4'' wingspan to go with it, which allows him to eat space on the interior as a finisher and rim-protector.

    Jaiteh is still raw offensively but has a good feel inside, and at 18 years of age, time is on his side. He'll be considered a draft-and-stash candidate as a long-term project.

Dennis Schröeder, Germany

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    Jonathan Givony of Draftexpress has reported that Germany's Dennis Schröder will enter the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Germany

    Age/Class: 19

    Height/Weight: 6'1''/180 pounds

    B/R Projection: Late first round

    Dennis Schröeder really turned a lot of heads during practices for this year's World Select Team at the 2013 Nike Hoops Summit. He finished with 18 points and nine assists during the event, showing off his lightning quickness and turn-the-corner speed that sets up easy scoring opportunities for himself and teammates. He knocked down a couple of shots off the dribble, both from mid and long-range, which will be key for him moving forward.

    Scouts have been impressed with his development on the perimeter, as well as his defensive intensity and on-court maturity as a playmaker.

    Schröeder will be entering the draft with his stock on the rise, and he could ultimately sneak into the late first round.

Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga

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    Jim Meehan of The Spokesman-Review has reported that junior center Kelly Olynyk will declare for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Gonzaga

    Age/Class: 22/Junior

    Height/Weight: 7'0''/238 lbs

    B/R Projection: Late first round

    After sitting out in 2011-12, Kelly Olynyk had a breakout season for the Zags that landed him on first-round NBA radars.

    Though not the smoothest athlete or highest jumper, Olynyk showcased an advanced offensive arsenal consisting of a post game and perimeter stroke. He can play with his back to the basket or facing the rim, making him a quality half-court option.

    Though he’s the least athletic of the projected available centers, Olynyk has one of the most polished offensive skill sets. He should generate interest starting at the back end of the lottery because of his ability to create scoring opportunities for himself with the ball in his hands.

Gorgui Dieng, Louisville

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    School: Louisville

    Age/Class: 23/Junior

    Height/Weight: 6'11''/245lbs

    B/R Projection: Late first round

    Gorgui Dieng's draft stock got a boost during the second half of the year when he showcased his improved offensive game to blend with his deceptive agility for the position.

    He'll enter the draft with the reputation as being a rim protector, but over the course of Louisville's championship run, Dieng proved he's more than just a defensive asset. He's been knocking down mid-range jumpers with consistency, as well as finishing inside with grace and comfort.

    Dieng will be a solid option for a team searching for frontcourt depth at the 5 position. He's likely to get looks as early as the mid-to-late first round.

Lucas Nogueira, Brazil

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    Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports has reported that Lucas Nogueira will declare for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Brazil

    Age/Year: 20

    Height/Weight: 7'0''/215 lbs

    B/R Projection: Early second round

    Lucas Nogueira was a name that came up last year at this time; however, he withdrew before the 2012 NBA draft. He'll be locked into the 2013 draft for sure, as the rule states you can't withdraw twice.

    Nogueira's intrigue is driven directly from his physical tools, where he sports a massive wingspan and excellent athleticism for a big man. He's overly raw on the offensive end and is still in the process of developing his skill set.

    Regardless, NBA folks love size, length and athleticism, which are Nogueira's strongest attributes. He'll get late first-round looks, but with a heavy number of centers in this particular field, the early second round might be more likely.

Grant Jerrett, Arizona

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    Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports has reported that freshman Grant Jerrett will declare for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Arizona

    Age/Class: 19/Freshman

    Height/Weight: 6'10''/235 lbs

    B/R Projection: Second Round

    Jerrett didn't have the largest role in his first year at Arizona, which is why it's rather shocking he's leaving without showing scouts what he can do.

    Spending the majority of his time behind the arc, more than half of his made field-goals came as three-pointers, only he averaged a measly 5.2 points per game. Otherwise, Jerrett didn't show much offensively, though he was a skilled high school player and was highly recruited because of it.

    He''ll enter the 2013 draft with an incomplete resume, so the first round is likely off-limits. With his size and range, maybe he gets drafted somewhere in Round 2, but there are certainly no guarantees.

    The sad part with Grant Jerrett is he's a high-character kid with plenty of potential. Just got poor advice.

    — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) April 18, 2013

Trevis Simpson, UNC Greensboro

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    School: UNC Greensboro

    Age/Class: 21/Junior

    Height/Weight: 6'4''/185 lbs

    B/R Projection: Undrafted

    After Trevis Simpson averaged over 18 points per game in back-to-back years, he ultimately decided that there wasn't much else he could do to improve his stock. Unfortunately, Simpson isn't currently on NBA radars as a 185-pound, low-percentage scorer.

    He takes threes in bunches but struggles with consistency, and he doesn't have the size or strength to guard the position. Don't expect to hear Simpson's name on draft day.

Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan

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    The University of Michigan is reporting that Tim Hardaway Jr. will enter the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Michigan

    Age/Class: 21/Junior

    Height/Weight: 6'5"/205 lbs

    B/R Projection: Late first round

    With improved shooting percentages across the board, Tim Hardaway Jr.'s draft stock got a nice boost during his junior campaign. He projects as a prolific perimeter scorer who is comfortable playing off the ball and will do most of his damage in the mid-range.

    He's an excellent athlete who can play above the rim but struggles at times to create easy scoring opportunities for himself in the half court.

    Hardaway's NBA career will go as far as his shooting consistency takes him, but his athleticism and shot-making skills are worth a look at the end of Round 1 and anywhere in Round 2. 

    Likely Second-rounder. @mikerothstein: It's official. Tim Hardaway Jr. declares for the NBA Draft

    — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) April 17, 2013

Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA

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    Per Nicole Auerbach of USA Today, UCLA announced that Shabazz Muhammad has declared for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: UCLA

    Age/Class: 20/Freshman

    Height/Weight: 6'6"/225 lbs

    B/R Projection: Late lottery

    Shabazz Muhammad was considered a potential No. 1 overall candidate to start the year, but that’s no longer the case.

    Though he put up solid scoring numbers as a freshman, he didn’t get them in convincing fashion. Muhammad struggled to create his own shot and showed nothing in terms of creating for teammates. He’s still an exceptional athlete with a strong NBA frame, active motor, long arms and a promising spot-up jumper.

    Muhammad projects more as a complementary scorer than the go-to one we originally anticipated. The back half of the lottery seems like a realistic landing spot. 

    Shabazz Muhammad will enter the #NBADraft. Went from a potential top overall pick to somewhere in the Top 10 after the Lottery shakes out.

    — Probasketballdraft (@Probballdraft) April 16, 2013

Vander Blue, Marquette

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    Marquette University is reporting that Vander Blue will forego his senior season and submit his name for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Marquette

    Age/Class: 20/Junior

    Height/Weight: 6'4"/200 lbs

    B/R Projection: Late second round

    Vander Blue had a breakout offensive season for Marquette, averaging almost 15 points per game as the team's go-to option. He expanded his scoring repertoire dramatically, showing he can create shots for himself as an attacker off the dribble and separate in the mid-range as a shooter.

    Blue only shot 30 percent from downtown, and will have workouts to prove he's more accurate than his percentage suggests. But between his athleticism, defensive tools and improved offensive arsenal, you can expect someone to give him a look in Round 2 with hopes that his perimeter game come around.

    Rough break 4 Marquette as Vander Blue will enter draft and sign w agent. Borderline prospect but prob wouldn't boost stock if he came back.

    — Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) April 16, 2013

Nurideen Lindsey, Rider

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    School: Rider

    Age/Class: 23/Junior

    Height/Weight: 6'2''/170lbs

    B/R Projection: Undrafted

    Nurideen Lindsey left St. John's to head to Rider, though his draft stock went down the tubes in the process. He struggled running half-court offenses and converting from the perimeter. There's nothing to see here. Lindsey lacks the tools necessary to hold down an NBA roster spot.

Otto Porter, Georgetown

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    According to ESPN.com's Chad Ford, Georgetown's Otto Porter has officially declared for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Georgetown

    Age/Class: 19/Sophomore

    Height/Weight: 6'8", 205 lbs

    B/R Projection: Early lottery

    Otto Porter fulfilled his promise as a player to watch in 2013, taking home Big East Player of the Year honors and leading Georgetown to a No. 2 seed in the Dance.

    Porter can do it all, from scoring and playmaking to rebounding and defending. Though he doesn’t project as a big-time NBA scorer, he’s one of the safest options in the draft because of his versatility and complete all-around game.

    With an excellent risk-to-reward ratio, Porter should end up somewhere in the top five picks. 

    Otto Porter officially announced he is declaring for the NBA Draft.Ranked No. 4 on our Big Board & have him going No. 4 to Cavs in Mock

    — Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) April 15, 2013

Alex Len, Maryland

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    The University of Maryland has reported that Alex Len will be entering the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Maryland

    Age/Class: 19/Sophomore

    Height/Weight: 7'1"/255 lbs

    B/R Projection: Mid lottery

    Alex Len flashed his tremendous upside as a sophomore but never really produced a steady stream of results.

    At 7'1'' with a massive wingspan and excellent athleticism, he combines elite physical tools with a promising offensive skill set. He's got an array of post moves up his sleeve, and with room to operate, few can handle him one-on-one.

    Len needs to become a little more assertive on the offensive end, as there were too many times at Maryland when he wasn't making an impact. Len has a top-five ceiling if he can put it all together, and he should one day give a team a reliable option for half-court points.

    In this draft I wouldn't rule out Alex Len being the number one pick. There are question marks for sure buthard to find size/athleticism.

    — Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) April 15, 2013

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia

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    The University of Georgia is reporting that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has declared for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Georgia

    Age/Class: 20/Sophomore

    Height/Weight: 6'5", 205 lbs

    B/R Projection: Late first round

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had a huge sophomore season averaging 18.5 points on over 37 percent from downtown.  He projects as a floor-stretcher and defensive asset, though with his athleticism, he should be able to get his team a couple of easy baskets a game.

    As long as his jumper remains consistent, Caldwell-Pope will find a role as a complementary scorer and lockdown defender at the next level. Anywhere outside the lottery is a reasonable landing spot.  

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope declares for NBA draft. Guard projected by some as top 20 pick who could rise to lottery.bit.ly/11hiR9G

    — Marc Weiszer (@marcweiszer) April 15, 2013

Reggie Bullock, North Carolina

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    School: North Carolina

    Age/Class: 22/Junior

    Height/Weight: 6'7''/205lbs

    B/R Projection: Early second round

    Reggie Bullock has the tools to fit a specific NBA niche as your typical "three and D" wing. He's a lethal long-range shooter whose athleticism allows him to attack the rim in line drives and defend multiple positions.

    Bullock's role at the pro level will be exactly what it was at North Carolina, and with an established identity, he'll be easy to seek out by teams in the market for a stretch-wing. Consider Bullock fair game anywhere outside the top 20.

Nerlens Noel, Kentucky

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    The University of Kentucky is reporting that Nerlens Noel will forego his sophomore season and enter the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Kentucky

    Age/Class: 19/Freshman

    Height/Weight: 6'10"/228 lbs

    B/R Projection: First overall pick

    Despite tearing his ACL in February, Nerlens Noel had already flashed No. 1 overall upside. He was leading the country in shot-blocking, showcasing his top-notch defensive instincts, elite athleticism and monstrous wingspan.

    Noel also showed promise as an offensive player, looking fluid in the post with a good idea of what he wanted to do. Taking an injured player with a top pick is never an ideal move, but this is a unique draft with minimal star power at the top.

    A team thinking big picture and looking to make a splash could still grab Noel with the first pick considering his towering ceiling. He becomes a value selection anywhere after No. 1.

    No surprise. Paid to rehab, good chance he goes No. 1 anyway RT @kentuckymbb Nerlens Noel will forego his soph season and enter NBA Draft

    — Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) April 15, 2013

Dario Saric, Croatia

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    Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports has reported that Croatian forward Dario Saric will enter the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Croatia

    Age/Class: 19

    Height/Weight: 6'10''/223 lbs

    B/R Projection: Late first round

    Dario Saric is one of the more versatile all-around prospects in the field with his ability to create off the dribble at 6'10''. He's more of a wing than a big man and projects somewhat as a point forward who can facilitate as a passer.

    He's got promise as a shooter and remains active on the glass, but he could struggle defending quicker forwards on the perimeter and stronger forwards inside.

    Saric has been on NBA radars for the past few years, and at only 19 years old, he's got long-term appeal. Making the physical transition might be his biggest obstacle moving forward.

    My guess is someone explained to Dario Saric that there is nothing to lose in entering the NBA draft, as he has until June 17th to withdraw.

    — Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) April 14, 2013

     

    Biggest problem is Saric had an very poor year in the Adriatic league, raising many doubts about his lack of athleticism, shooting & defense

    — Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) April 14, 2013

Trey Burke, Michigan

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    Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports has reported that Trey Burke will declare for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Michigan

    Age/Class: 20/Sophomore

    Height/Weight: 6'0''/190 lbs

    B/R Projection: Mid lottery

    Trey Burke returned as a sophomore to improve his NBA draft stock, which he successfully did while leading his program to a national championship appearance.

    Named the National Player of the Year, Burke will be looking to establish himself as the top point guard prospect in the class. He averaged nearly 19 points per game this year and was in the top five leaders of assist-to-turnover ratio.

    The only concerns center around his size for the next level, but we've seen plenty of NBA point guards flourish at just 6'0''. Burke will be competing with Marcus Smart for draft position, and he could be targeted as early as No. 2 overall in this draft.

Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State

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    San Diego State has announced that junior wing Jamaal Franklin will enter the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: San Diego State

    Age/Class: 21/Junior

    Height/Weight: 6'5''/205 lbs

    B/R Projection: Mid first round

    Jamaal Franklin has established himself as one of the most versatile prospects in the country. No other player finished the year leading his team in points, assists, rebounds and steals. He's a top-notch athlete who showed improvement in his half-court scoring ability this year; he can now efficiently score on and off the ball.

    Franklin's motor and ability to play above the rim helped him average 17 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Teams looking for athleticism on the wing and an all-around playmaker should be targeting Franklin's services starting in the mid first round.

Myck Kabongo, Texas

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    Texas has announced that Myck Kabongo will enter the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Texas

    Age/Class: 21/Sopohmore

    Height/Weight: 6'1''/180 lbs

    B/R Projection: Mid second round

    Myck Kabongo was suspended for most of the year by the NCAA, only giving him 11 games to show NBA scouts that he's matured as a sophomore point guard.

    He was a top recruit out of high school, but he struggled to adjust to the slower pace of the college game. Kabongo is quick off the dribble with the ability to break down the defense, but he must improve his shooting range and half-court orchestration.

    He'll be fighting for a spot in the first round, but Kabongo will have to wow during workouts for that to happen. There are a lot of point guards in his way, and he just hasn't proved much in his limited time at Texas.

Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse

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    Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports has reported that Michael Carter-Williams will enter the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Syracuse

    Age/Class: 21/Sophomore

    Height/Weight: 6'5''/175 lbs

    B/R Projection: Late lottery

    Michael Carter-Williams came out firing out of the gates before slowing down once conference play started.

    The intrigue surrounding him as a prospect stems from his unique physical tools for a pure, pass-first point guard. At around 6'5'' with long arms and fluid athleticism, Carter-Williams has a size advantage over every every guard he faces. He's able to do whatever he pleases once he penetrates the first line of defense with the ability to pass around defenders or score over the top.

    Carter-Williams needs a substantial amount of work on his jump shot, decision-making and even his handle, but his high ceiling has already been established. He's a top-three point guard option in this year's field.

Phil Pressey, Missouri

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    The University of Missouri has announced that junior point guard Phil Pressey will leave early to enter the 2013 NBA draft (via The Kansas City Star).

    School: Missouri

    Age/Class: 22/Junior

    Height/Weight: 5'11''/175 lbs

    B/R Projection: Undrafted

    Phil Pressey has earned the reputation as being one of the great floor generals in college basketball. There aren't many point guards who can control the tempo of a game like him. His ability to break down the defense and create easy scoring opportunities for teammates is what drives his NBA appeal. But at 5'11'', 175 pounds with a 32.4 percent three-point stroke, the transition will be a difficult one.

    Guards that small need to be consistent perimeter threats to offset their difficulties finishing inside. Pressey will need to show scouts during workouts that he's a capable jump shooter, particularly off the dribble, to have a chance at being selected in the second round.

    I do think Pressey is taking a risk because even going in the 2nd round guarantees nothing. But he's got 2 months to make one team want him

    — Steve Walentik (@Steve_Walentik) April 10, 2013

Cody Zeller, Indiana

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    Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star has reported that Cody Zeller will enter the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Indiana

    Age/Class: 20/Sophomore

    Height/Weight: 7'0''/240 lbs

    B/R Projection: Late lottery

    Cody Zeller didn’t have the individual season he’d hoped for, though he still put up solid numbers across the board. He’s the most polished offensive big man in the draft pool yet lacks the toughness and strength for his talent to seamlessly translate from one level to the next.

    Zeller needs to build confidence in his jumper and ultimately use it instead of trying to continuously score at the rim. But his size and skill set won't allow him to slip out of the lottery. Zeller would be an upgrade for a number of NBA teams in need of frontcourt depth.

    Going to be a lot of debate on him RT @bkravitz Cody Zeller will declare for the nba draft, a source tells The Star.

    — Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) April 10, 2013

Victor Oladipo, Indiana

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    Indiana University has reported that Victor Oladipo will forgo his senior season and enter the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Indiana

    Age/Class: 20/Junior

    Height/Weight: 6'5"/215 lbs

    B/R Projection: Mid lottery

    Victor Oladipo expanded his offensive game and improved his draft stock dramatically. The fact that he’s in the process of gradually improving only increases his appeal.

    While teams will love what he brings to the table as a lockdown defender, it’s his newfound scoring ability that has catapulted him up draft boards. He’s now a two-way guard who can defend, attack and spot up around the arc. Teams will likely start giving looks as early as the No. 5 pick.

    Victor Oladipo announced that he's declaring for the NBA Draft. Think he's a Top 7 pick.

    — Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) April 9, 2013

Ricky Ledo, Providence

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    Jim Donaldson of the Providence Journal has reported that Ricky Ledo will be leaving Providence to enter the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Providence

    Age/Class: 20/Freshman

    Height/Weight: 6'7"/195 lbs

    B/R Projection: Mid second round

    Ricky Ledo was ruled a partial qualifier for his freshman year, which barred him from participating in game action. He'll enter the draft without having played a single minute in college, so the next few months will be crucial for him to make an impression.

    Ledo was a consensus top-25 recruit out of high school, thanks to his excellent size, athleticism and scoring ability. Ledo looks like an NBA talent, but he still must prove it to scouts and decision-makers.

    Providence makes it official. Ricky Ledo is gone. This is best for Friars program long-term.

    — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) April 9, 2013

Ben McLemore, Kansas

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    The University of Kansas is reporting that Ben McLemore has made the decision to enter the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Kansas

    Age/Class: 20/Redshirt Freshman

    Height/Weight: 6'5"/185 lbs

    B/R Projection: Early lottery

    It wasn’t long before Ben McLemore was pegged as an elite NBA prospect. He aces the eye test at 6’5’’ with great athleticism, and he has a picturesque jumper that should be one of his strengths in the NBA.

    Between his long-range accuracy and explosiveness in the open floor, McLemore provides his lineup with half-court and transition scoring opportunities. He has the upside of a top-five pick and could be the eventual No. 1 overall without much competition at the top of the draft.

    He's still got work to do, but McLemore excels in all the areas that aren't teachable. 

    "I've made the decision to go into the NBA draft…" Ben McLemore #kubball twitter.com/KUAthletics/st…

    — Kansas Jayhawks (@KUAthletics) April 9, 2013

Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State

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    Ohio State University has announced that Deshaun Thomas will declare for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Ohio State

    Age/Class: 21/Junior

    Height/Weight: 6'7''/225lbs

    B/R Projection: Early second round

    Deshaun Thomas has emerged as one of the most lethal scorers in college basketball, though he'll have some challenges to overcome if he wants his individual success to translate to the NBA.

    Thomas spends a lot of time on the perimeter yet has never shot 35 percent from behind the arc. He's also considered a defensive liability, lacking athleticism at a position that typically requires it.

    However, teams will be targeting Thomas' shot-making abilities to help stretch the floor and generate half-court offense. His advanced perimeter scoring repertoire is worth a look late in the first round and anywhere in the second.

Adonis Thomas, Memphis

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    L. Jason Smith of The Commercial Appeal has reported that Adonis Thomas will leave Memphis to enter the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Memphis

    Age/Class: 19/Sophomore

    Height/Weight: 6'7''/240 lbs

    B/R Projection: Undrafted 

    A physical specimen, Adonis Thomas had high hopes entering his sophomore year but his offensive game never came around. Despite his incredible physical tools, Thomas shot a disastrous 40.5 percent from the floor, unable to get himself easy baskets in the half court. He took a step back as a shooter while his rebounding remained a weakness.

    He'll enter the draft viewed as an athlete and not a basketball player. Thomas will have to hope his NBA frame and athleticism will be enough to get him drafted.

Allen Crabbe, Cal

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    According to Jeff Faraudo of the San Jose Mercury News, junior Allen Crabbe will forgo his senior season at Cal and enter the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Cal

    Age/Class: 20/Junior

    Height/Weight: 6'6''/210 lbs

    B/R Projection: Early second round

    Allen Crabbe really expanded his game as a junior, which is likely to pay off this coming June. He averaged 18.7 points per game, creating his own offense in the mid-range and stretching the defense with his NBA range.

    NBA teams will be giving him looks anywhere outside the lottery, targeting his ability to put the ball in the bucket.

    Very-late-first / early-second round. RT @wilnerhotline: Cal announces Allen Crabbe will enter NBA Draft. It's official.

    — Scott Howard-Cooper (@SHowardCooper) April 3, 2013

Archie Goodwin, Kentucky

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    The University of Kentucky announced that Archie Goodwin will leave school early to enter the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Kentucky

    Age/Class: 19/Freshman 

    Height/Weight: 6'5''/200 lbs 

    B/R Projection: Late first round

    One of the more athletic guards in the draft pool, Archie Goodwin's upside is what's driving his NBA draft stock. He struggled for most of the year despite his 14.1-point-per-game average, demonstrating questionable decision-making, minimal range on his jumper and an unrefined in-between game off the dribble. 

    Still, his ceiling is high thanks to his physical tools for the position. Goodwin will be in better shape once the game slows down for him and his perimeter stroke improves, but it could be a few years before he's able to contribute in an NBA rotation.

Steven Adams, Pittsburgh

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    The University of Pittsburgh announced on April 3 that Steven Adams will leave school early to declare for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Pittsburgh 

    Age/Class: 19/Freshman

    Height/Weight: 7'0''/250 lbs

    B/R Projection: Mid first round

    While the intrigue surrounding Steven Adams is fair based on his size and athleticism, he's years from contributing to an NBA rotation. He did most of his work at Pittsburgh catching and dunking or protecting the rim, but showed little in terms of a well-rounded skill set and basketball IQ. 

    A team is likely to take Adams in the mid-first round as a long-term project.

C.J. Aiken, St. Joseph's

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    St. Joseph's announced that C.J. Aiken will forgo his senior year and declare for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: St. Joseph's

    Age/Class: 20/Junior

    Height/Weight: 6'9''/201 lbs

    B/R Projection: Undrafted 

    C.J. Aiken took a disappointing step backward as a junior, which could really hurt his chances of being selected on NBA draft night.

    Though he’s a natural power forward with NBA athleticism, Aiken lacks the strength and muscle to play inside at the next level. He was one of the better shot-blockers in the country throughout his first two years in college but saw his average drop from 3.5 to 2.6 per game over the past season.

    Aiken will have to hope a team targets his athletic gifts and overlooks his limitations on offense.


Lorenzo Brown, North Carolina State

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    CBS Sports' Jeff Goodman reported that Lorenzo Brown is expected to leave North Carolina State and declare for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: North Carolina State

    Age/Class: 22/Junior

    Height/Weight: 6'5''/186 lbs

    B/R Projection: Late first round

    Standing 6'5'' with excellent athleticism and a pure point-guard approach, Lorenzo Brown has all the tools necessary to land a job in an NBA rotation.

    He led the ACC in assists as a junior, using his crafty dribble to break down defenses and create scoring opportunities for teammates. His inconsistent perimeter stroke is what's holding him back, though there's room for growth in this area. 

    Teams searching for a natural facilitator should be targeting Brown late in the first round.

    In fact, if I were a GM I'd take Richard Howell, Lorenzo Brown and T.J. Warren ahead of C.J. Leslie.

    — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) March 9, 2013

C.J. Leslie, North Carolina State

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    Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv reported that C.J. Leslie will declare for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: North Carolina State

    Age/Class: 21/Jr.

    Height/Weight: 6'9''/200 lbs

    B/R Projection: Late first round

    C.J. Leslie has been on NBA radars for years, but he could never maximize his value as a prospect before the draft.

    Leslie is a difficult mismatch when he faces up due to his athleticism, but he lacks the strength of a power forward and the skill set of a 3. He's definitely a "tweener" candidate, making Leslie a high-risk, high-reward prospect on draft day.

    Despite loads of talent, without a natural position, slipping into the second round is certainly a possibility.

    "I think he's got a strong likelihood of being in the first round." - Mark Gottfried on CJ Leslie leaving

    — Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) April 1, 2013

Anthony Bennett, UNLV

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    Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports reported that Anthony Bennett will declare for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: UNLV

    Age/Class: 20/Freshman

    Height/Weight: 6'7''/240 lbs

    B/R Projection: Early lottery

    Anthony Bennett exploded onto NBA radars early in the year.

    His appeal as a prospect stems from his offensive versatility, where he's strong enough to bully defenders on the interior and quick enough to beat them on the perimeter. Though slightly undersized for a 4, he has a massive wingspan and vertical that allow him to play above the rim.

    Between his elite athleticism and diverse offensive skill set, Bennett is one of the few prospects in the field with star potential. 

Amath M'Baye, Oklahoma

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    SoonerSports.com reported that forward Amath M'Baye will leave school early to declare for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Oklahoma

    Age/Class: 23/Junior

    Height/Weight: 6'9''/215 lbs

    B/R Projection: Late second round

    After transferring from Wyoming, Amath M'Baye saw his role and production diminish as a junior at Oklahoma.

    He's a smooth athlete with excellent size for the small forward position, doing most of his damage as a slasher and finisher above the rim. M'Baye is a project, but at 23 years old, teams won't be as patient.

    He's likely a hit-or-miss prospect and will need to develop some type of perimeter game to improve his chances of sticking with an NBA franchise.

Norvel Pelle, LA City Prep

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    Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reported that Norvel Pelle plans to enter the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: LA City Prep

    Age/Class: 20

    Height/Weight: 6'10''/200 lbs

    B/R Projection: Undrafted

    Norvel Pelle had originally committed to St. John's in 2011 but wasn't cleared by the NCAA. A year later he pledged to Iona, but again, was never cleared.

    Pelle was a top recruit out of high school with 6'10'' size and the agility and handle to play a bit out on the perimeter. That said, he's extremely skinny for a big man, and with so many question marks surrounding his past, he'll have to blow some people away during pre-draft workouts just to be considered in the second round. 

    Had lifetime AAU plans for him. RT @spearsnbayahoo: 6-10 Norvel Pelle, No. 1 ranked center in '11 class, plans to enter the NBA Draft.

    — Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 25, 2013

Marshawn Powell, Arkansas

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    AL.com reported that Marshawn Powell will leave Arkansas early to declare for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Arkansas

    Age/Class: 23/Junior

    Height/Weight: 6'7''/240 lbs

    B/R Projection: Undrafted

    After missing all but two games of the 2011-12 season with a torn ACL, Powell bounced back to average 14.5 points as a junior.

    An undersized power forward, Powell is a good all-around athlete who can get up off the ground. There just isn't one thing he does really well that allows him to stand out.

    Powell will have to make a name for himself during the pre-draft process to have a realistic shot at being drafted in 2013.

Tony Snell, New Mexico

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    ABQJournal.com announced that Tony Snell will leave school early to declare for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: New Mexico

    Age/Class: 21/Junior

    Height/Weight: 6'7''/200 lbs

    B/R Projection: Undrafted

    Tony Snell is an excellent athlete with ideal size for the wing and shot a career-high 39 percent from downtown as a junior. He's mostly a spot-up threat and line-drive attacker, with the ability to explode at the basket and finish above the rim.

    Snell is somewhat limited in terms of creating his own offense, but if he can convince teams that his three-ball is for real, he could be drafted. 

    This NBA draft situation is so odd now. UNM announces Tony Snell will test the interest of the NBA and has until April 16 to decide.

    — Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) March 26, 2013

B.J. Young, Arkansas

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    The University of Arkansas announced that B.J. Young will declare for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Arkansas

    Age/Class: 19/Sophomore

    Height/Weight: 6'3''/180 lbs

    B/R Projection: Mid second round

    B.J. Young might be one of the more gifted offensive players in the draft pool, but his lack of size for a scorer caps his ceiling as a prospect.

    At 6'3'' and 180 pounds, Young isn't built to play the 2-guard despite that being his natural position. He'll have to prove to scouts he's capable of running the offense at the point to maximize his value, but that's not his game. It also doesn't help that his three-point percentage dipped from 41.3 percent to 22.7 percent from one year to the next.

    Fortunately for Young, the second round is a time to ignore the details and scoop the talent. The combo guard can likely provide offense off the bench at the next level. 

    Arkansas combo guard B.J. Young has declared for the NBA Draft. Tweener guard. Probably early second-rounder.

    — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) March 28, 2013

Eric Moreland, Oregon State

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    Eric Moreland announced that he will be leaving school early to enter the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Oregon State

    Age/Class: 21/Sophomore

    Height/Weight: 6'10''/201 lbs

    B/R Projection: Undrafted

    Though still a raw offensive product, Eric Moreland's size, length and athleticism give him upside at the NBA level.

    He averaged 10.6 rebounds per game, illustrating his active motor and ability to play above the rim. He's mostly an off-ball playmaker at this point, and at only around 200 pounds, he'll need to add muscle.

    Moreland will have to show that he's capable of growing as an offensive player during workouts. Consider him a potential pre-draft riser.

Sergey Karasev, Russia

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    Jonathan Givony of Draft Express has reported that Sergey Karasev has declared for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: Russia

    Age/Class: 19

    Height/Weight: 6'7''/205 lbs

    B/R Projection: Mid second round

    Sergey Karasev has been on NBA radars for a few years now, captivating scouts with his size, versatility and mobility for a wing.

    He’s got a number of NBA-caliber tools, including a smooth, lefty jumper and excellent passing skills. Karasev can put it on the deck and create off the dribble, or he spot up off the ball as a three-point shooter.

    He doesn’t project as well defensively, but his offensive game is what triggers interest in the second round.

Tony Mitchell, North Texas

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    CBS Sports' Jeff Goodman reported that North Texas sophomore Tony Mitchell has decided to declare for the 2013 NBA draft.

    School: North Texas

    Age/Class: 20/Sophomore

    Height/Weight: 6'8''/235 lbs

    B/R Projection: Early second round

    Tony Mitchell's stock fell dramatically from his freshman to sophomore season, after scouts saw his numbers slip in every statistical category across the board. Mitchell was also a non-factor in terms of impacting the outcomes of games.

    Despite being an NBA talent at the mid-major level, his team finished 7-13 in the Sun Belt Conference. Though an electric athlete, he lacks an in-between game, which makes him vulnerable to the "tweener" label once he reaches the next level.

    He'll have to show scouts he's got the perimeter skills to play the 3 or the post game for a 4. Otherwise, we could be looking at a draft-day slide for Mitchell, who was once considered a lottery prospect.