2013 NBA Prospects Guaranteed to Be Picked Too High on Draft Night

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2013 NBA Prospects Guaranteed to Be Picked Too High on Draft Night
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The 2013 NBA Draft may have different names called out by commissioner David Stern than we've heard in years past, but that won't break the trend that pops up every year: A handful of players will inevitably be drafted far too high. 

In this draft class, there are five prospects who stand out above the rest because the perception of them outpaces what their actual production will be by a rather wide margin. They may end up being quality NBA players, but we'll look back and wonder why exactly they were taken too soon. 

My favorite—or least favorite, depending on how you look at it—example of this phenomenon involves Marvin Williams back in 2005. Even with the benefit of hindsight, Marvin would still be a lottery pick, or fall just shy, depending on how you feel about a few mediocre products of that class. But he was picked at No. 2, making him a major reach. 

The point is that inclusion on this list doesn't mean that a player will completely flop. Just that he won't live up to the expectations. 

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