Celtics Town 2010 NBA Mock Draft. Click here to see all our NBA draft columns, or here to see our team-by-team draft grades. This is only our first look at the 2010 NBA draft - there will be lots more to come.
1. Derrick Favors 6’10” 220 lbs., Georgia Tech
Derrick Favors is an absolute athletic freak in the mold of a Dwight Howard. Look for him to be a monster in the NBA, using his world-class athleticism to dominate. Favors is about as can’t-miss as a prospect can be, and whatever NBA team gets him will have a future superstar.
2. John Wall PG 6'3"; 175 lbs., Kentucky
3. Greg Monroe PF/C 6’11” 245 lbs., Georgetown
Monroe had an up-and-down freshman season at Georgetown, but even during the downs his talent shone through. The big center is a great talent, with a face-up game abnormal for a player his size. Monroe is also a fantastic passer and has nice post footwork, but so far lacks the aggressiveness he will need to become an NBA star. Still, he has all the tools and is still developing.
4. Lance Stephenson SG/SF 6’5” 215 lbs., Undecided
5. Al-Farouq Aminu SF/PF 6’8” 215 lbs., Wake Forest
The versatile Aminu is a very interesting prospect. A Shawn Marion-type athlete, Al-Farouq’s basketball skills have not yet caught up to his athleticism, but he still manages to impact a game in many ways. Aminu’s boundless energy and athleticism have allowed him to get by without a developed skill set, but he will need to improve his ball-handling and shooting in the NBA. Defensively, Aminu projects to be a very versatile defender capable of guarding a wide variety of players.
6. Willie Warren SG 6’4” 210 lbs., Oklahoma
Stuck in the shadow of Blake Griffin for his freshman campaign, Willie Warren didn’t get to show his entire game. Look for him to become Oklahoma’s go-to-guy during his sophomore season, using his advanced scoring skills to lead the Sooners near the top of the Big 12.
7. Ed Davis PF 6’9” 215 lbs., UNC
Davis is slated to be a high draft pick based on his potential rather than his production. A long, wiry 6’9”, Davis has the long arms, agile feet, and leaping ability to be a great player. However, he will need to fill out and work on his offensive repertoire.
8. Donatas Motiejunas PF/C 215 lbs., Zalgiris Kaunas
9. Cole Aldrich C 6’11” 250 lbs., Kansas
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