Welcome all, as it's now 2011 NBA mock draft time, with both the college basketball and NBA regular seasons in full swing.
Thus far, there have been many surprises within the amateur ranks, causing preseason prospect rankings to be considerably shaken up.
Nevertheless, as the season progresses it will continue to become more and more apparent as to who is for real and who is not.
Furthermore, as we go on into the NBA season, teams' needs will keep on being exposed and a semi-fluid draft order will be established.
Consequently, the following is picks No. 1-14 of an early 2011 mock draft, matching up the promising college basketball and amateur prospects with their potential NBA suitors, based upon team needs and league standings as of Monday, December 13.
You can find picks No. 15-30 here.
(This mock draft was formulated under the premise that a new NBA collective bargaining agreement had been reached and a lockout had been avoided.)