NBA Mock Draft 2011: Has Kemba Walker’s Explosive Start Made Him a Top-5 Pick?

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NBA Mock Draft 2011: Has Kemba Walker’s Explosive Start Made Him a Top-5 Pick?
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With the 2010-11 college basketball season nearing its halfway point, it is now time to construct an updated and more accurate 2011 NBA mock draft.

Since the last time we looked at this topic (No. 1-14 and No. 15-30), many players have seen their respective draft stocks change.

For example, players like University of Connecticut's Kemba Walker have established themselves as belonging among the nation's best prospects, while others, such as Kentucky's Brandon Knight, have failed to live up to their hype.

Furthermore, a number of highly touted players may simply need more time to increase their stock, so some of them, like Harrison Barnes, may hold off in entering the 2011 draft, electing to instead return to school and develop for another college basketball season.

And now, we also have a better picture of what the NBA standings and team needs will look like at the end of their season, so it is more apparent which available players would best fit each franchise.

Consequently, the following mid-season 2011 mock draft will offer how each NBA prospect would fit with the team selecting them, as well as profiling what it is that they each bring to the table.

(This mock draft was formulated under the premise that a new NBA collective bargaining agreement will be reached and a lockout will be avoided.)

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