2011 NBA Draft Stock Market: First Round of Who's Up and Who's Down

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IIFebruary 4, 2011

2011 NBA Draft Stock Market: First Round of Who's Up and Who's Down

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    LOUISVILLE, KY - DECEMBER 31: Terrence Jones #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats dunks the ball during the game against the Louisville Cardinals at the KFC Yum! Center on December 31, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky. Kentucky won 78-63.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty I
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    The landscape of the 2011 Draft is rapidly changing.  The stock of some players has drastically risen over the past 30 days, while others have disappeared altogether. 

    Our list contains an assortment of both, ranked with the major strengths and weaknesses of their game.  This list is meant to give you an idea of where those players stand amongst their peers as of February for the upcoming NBA Draft in June. That said, SwishScout.com presents “NBA Draft 2011: The Top 30 Picks As of February.”

    On each player, you can click their name or school to take you to a more detailed profile for a more extensive scouting report on the respective prospect.

    Here are the players who have fallen out of January’s Top 30 Players: Tyler Honeycutt (UCLA), Demetri McCamey (Illinois)

30 Nolan Smith

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    COLLEGE PARK, MD - FEBRUARY 2:  Nolan Smith #2 of the Duke Blue Devils drives to the basket during a college basketball game against the Maryland Terrapins on February 2, 2011 at the Comcast Arena in College Park, Maryland.  The Blue Devils won 80-62.  (P
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    Nolan Smith (Duke)  

    Key Stats: 21 pt., 5.5 ast., 4.8 reb., 1.5 stl.

    Strength: Basketball IQ and all-around game

    Weakness: Size and upside

    Stock Change: Down 4 Spots 

29. Klay Thompson

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    Klay Thompson (Washington State) 

    Key Stats: 22.3 pt., 5.3 reb., 4.4 ast., two stl., 43 percent 3-pt.

    Strength: Shooting

    Weakness: Strength and athleticism

    Stock Change: None 

28. Lucas Nogueira

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    Lucas Nogueira (Brazil) 

    Strengths: Size and upside

    Weaknesses: Post game

    Stock Change: Up (New to List)

27. Tristan Thompson

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    LAWRENCE, KS - JANUARY 22:  Tristan Thompson #13 of the Texas Longhorns dunks against the Kansas Jayhawks during the game on January 22, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    Tristan Thompson (Texas) 

    Key Stats: 12.8 pt., 7.5 reb., 2.2 blk.

    Strength: Rebounding and potential

    Weakness: Jump shot

    Stock Change: Down two spots

26. JaJuan Johnson

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    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - JANUARY 09:  JaJuan Johnson #25 of the Purdue Boilermakers shoots the ball during the Big Ten Conference game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Mackey Arena on January 9, 2011 in West Lafayette, Indiana.  Purdue won 75-52.  (Photo by Andy
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    JaJuan Johnson (Purdue) 

    Key Stats: 20.8 pt., 7.6 reb., 2.2 blk.

    Strengths: Size and post Game

    Weaknesses: Upper body strength

    Stock Change: Up (New to List)

25. CJ Leslie

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    CJ Leslie (NC State) 

    Key Stats: 10.7 pt., 7.3 reb., 1.5 blk.

    Strength: Athleticism and potential

    Weakness: Raw and perimeter shooting

    Stock Change: Down seven Spots

24. Kyle Singler

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    COLLEGE PARK, MD - FEBRUARY 2: Kyle Singler #12 of the Duke Blue Devils takes a jump shot over Haukur Paulsson #13 of the Maryland terrapins during a college basketball game on February 2, 2011 at the Comcast Arena in College Park, Maryland. The Blue Devi
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    Kyle Singler (Duke) 

    Key Stats: 18.1 pt., 6.1 reb., 1.1 stl.

    Strength: Awareness and playmaking

    Weakness: Athleticism and quickness

    Stock Change: None

23. Alec Burks

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 10:  Alec Burks #10 of the Colorado Buffaloes moves the ball against Mike Singletary #32 of  the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the first half during the first round game of the 2010 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament at the
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    Alec Burks (Colorado) 

    Key Stats: 19.8 pt., 5.9 reb.

    Strength: Scoring mentality

    Weakness: Streak Shooter

    Stock Change: Up seven Spots

22. Trey Thompkins

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    NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 11:  Trey Thompkins #33 of the Georgia Bulldogs goes up for a dunk attempt against the Arkanasas Razorbacks during the first round of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at the Bridgestone Arena on March 11, 2010 in Nashville, Tennes
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    Trey Thompkins (Georgia) 

    Key Stats: 16.8 pt., 7.5 reb., 1.6 blk., 1.1 stl.

    Strength: Post game

    Weakness: Athleticism

    Stock Change: Up one Spot

21. Kenneth Faried

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    DAYTON, OH - MARCH 20: Kenneth Faried #35 of the Morehead State Eagles drives to the hoop against Jerry Smith #34 of the Louisville Cardinals during the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the University of Dayton Arena on Ma
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    Kenneth Faried (Morehead State) 

    Key Stats: 17.2 pt., 14.3 reb., 2.2 stl., 2 blk.

    Strength: Rebounding and athleticism

    Weakness: Undersized and post game

    Stock Change: Up one Spot

20 Brandon Knight

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    LEXINGTON, KY - JANUARY 29:   Brandon Knight #12 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball while defended by Gerald Robinson #22 of the Georgia Bulldogs during the SEC game at Rupp Arena on January 29, 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 66-60.  (Pho
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    Brandon Knight (Kentucky) 

    Key Stats: 17.2 pt., 4.1 reb., 3.8 ast., 40.8 percent 3-pt.

    Strength: Scoring and shooting

    Weakness: Shot selection and streak shooter

    Stock Change: Down 11 Spots

19. Marcus Morris

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    LAWRENCE, KS - JANUARY 15:  Marcus Morris #22 of the Kansas Jayhawks dunks during the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on January 15, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    Marcus Morris (Kansas) 

    Key Stats: 16.7 pt., 6.8 reb.

    Strength: Body and offensive awareness

    Weakness: Explosiveness and strength

    Stock Change: Up two Spots

18. Chris Singleton

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    ORLANDO, FL - NOVEMBER 27:  Chris Singleton #31 of the Florida State Seminoles looks to pass against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the Old Spice Classic at Disney's Milk House on November 27, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Imag
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    Chris Singleton (Florida State) 

    Key Stats: 13.8 pt., 7.4 reb., 2.2 stl., 1.7 blk.

    Strength: Defensive stopper and versatility

    Weakness: Raw offensively and turnovers

    Stock Change: Down 10 Spots

17. Jimmer Fredette

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 05:   Jimmer Fredette #32 of the Brigham Young University Cougars drives against Oscar Bellfield #0 of the UNLV Rebels during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center January 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. BYU won 89-77.  (Photo by Et
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    Jimmer Fredette (BYU) 

    Key Stats: 27.6 pt., 4.2 ast., 3.5 reb., 1.4 stl., 41.8 percent 3-pt.

    Strengths: Shooting and scoring mentality

    Weaknesses: Athleticism and lateral quickness

    Stock Change: Up (New To List)

16. Mason Plumlee

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    COLLEGE PARK, MD - FEBRUARY 2:  Mason Plumlee #5 of the Duke Blue Devils takes a shot over Jordan WIlliams #20 of the Maryland Terrapins during a college basketball game on February 2, 2011 at the Comcast Arena in College Park, Maryland.  The Blue Devils
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    Mason Plumlee (Duke) 

    Key Stats: 6.7 pt., 8.7 reb., 1.7 blk.

    Strength: Athleticism and length

    Weakness: Toughness in the paint and offensive assertiveness

    Stock Change: Down one Spot

15. Josh Selby

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    LAWRENCE, KS - DECEMBER 29:  Josh Selby #32 of the Kansas Jayhawks in action during the game against the University of Texas Arlington Mavericks on December 29, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    Josh Selby (Kansas) 

    Key Stats: 12 pt., 3.2 ast., 1.2 stl., 43.5 percent 3-pt.

    Strength: Quickness and scoring mentality

    Weakness: Shoot first point guard and turnover prone

    Stock Change: Down three Spots

14. Jan Vesely

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    Jan Vesely (Czech Republic) 

    Strength: Basketball IQ and athleticism

    Weakness: Physicality and post play

    Stock Change: Down four Spots

13. Kawhi Leonard

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    LAS VEGAS - JANUARY 13:  Kawhi Leonard #15 of the San Diego State Aztecs brings the ball up the court during a game against the UNLV Rebels at the Thomas & Mack Center January 13, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Rebels defeated the Aztecs 76-66.  (Photo by
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    Kawhi Leonard (San Diego State) 

    Key Stats: 15.2 pt., 10.5 reb., 1.4 stl.

    Strength: Rebounding and motor

    Weakness: Shooting

    Stock Change: Up six Spots

12. Jordan Hamilton

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    LAWRENCE, KS - JANUARY 22:  Jordan Hamilton #3 of the Texas Longhorns scores during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks on January 22, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    Jordan Hamilton (Texas) 

    Key Stats: 19 pt., 7.5 reb., 41.9 percent 3-pt.

    Strength: Scoring and Shooting

    Weakness: Sketchy shot selection

    Stock Change: Up 15 Spots

11 Jonas Valanciunas

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    Jonas Valanciunas (Lithuiania) 

    Strength: Length and post mobility

    Weakness: Perimeter shooting and strength

    Stock Change: Up 3 Spots

10. Harrison Barnes

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    GREENSBORO, NC - DECEMBER 18:  Harrison Barnes #40 of the North Carolina Tar Heels shoots against Matt Hill #21 of the Texas Longhorns at Greensboro Coliseum on December 18, 2010 in Greensboro, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    Harrison Barnes (North Carolina) 

    Key Stats: 13.1 pt., 5.3 reb.

    Strength: Basketball IQ and Potential

    Weakness: Athleticism and streak shooter

    Stock Change: Down nine Spots

9 Donatas Motiejunas

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    Donatas Motiejunas (Lithuania) 

    Strength: Outstanding size and feel for the game

    Weakness: Toughness and post play

    Stock Change: Down two Spots

8. Kemba Walker

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    PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 27:  Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies pulls up for a three against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Petersen Events Center on December 27, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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    Kemba Walker (Connecticut) 

    Key Stats: 23.4 pt., 5.3 reb., 4.3 ast., 2stl.

    Strength: Pure scorer and outstanding quickness

    Weakness: Undersized and a natural shooting guard

    Stock Change: Up one Spot

7 John Henson

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    NEW YORK - MARCH 30:  John Henson #31 of the North Carolina Tar Heels passes the ball against Rhode Island Rams at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2010 in New York, New York.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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    John Henson (North Carolina) 

    Key Stats: 10.9 pt., 8.4 reb., 3 blk.

    Strength: Size and shot blocking

    Weakness: Free throw shooting and strength

    Stock Change: Up six Spots

6. Derrick Williams

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    LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 26:  Derrick Williams #23 of the Arizona Wildcats drives in front of Marc Trasolini #15 of the Santa Clara Broncos during the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational at The Orleans Arena November 26, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Pho
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    Derrick Williams (Arizona) 

    Key Stats: 19.8 pt., 7.6 reb., 1 stl., 70.6 percent 3-pt.

    Strength: Inside-out game and motor

    Weakness: Undersized

    Stock Change: Up 10 Spots

5 Terrence Jones

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    LEXINGTON, KY - JANUARY 03: Terrence Jones #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats dribbles the ball while defended by Jack Eggleston #24 of the Penn Quakers at Rupp Arena on January 3, 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky.  Kentucky won 86-62.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Ima
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    Terrence Jones (Kentucky) 

    Key Stats: 17.9 pt., 9 reb., 1.9 blk., 1.3 stl.

    Strength: Versatility and upside

    Weakness: Shooting mechanics and basketball IQ

    Stock Change: Down 1 Spot

4. Jared Sullinger

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    COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26: Jared Sullinger #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks to the basket against the Miami RedHawks at Value City Arena on November 26, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 66-45. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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    Jared Sullinger (Ohio State) 

    Key Stats: 18 pt., 9.9 reb., one stl.

    Strength: Post play and physicality

    Weakness: Undersized and athleticism

    Stock Change: Up two Spots

3. Perry Jones

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    Perry Jones (Baylor)

    Key Stats: 14.1 pt., seven reb.,

    Strength: Size, athleticism, and upside

    Weakness: Post game and adding muscle

    Stock Change: None

2. Enes Kanter

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    Enes Kanter (Kentucky) 

    Strength: Refined post game and size

    Weakness: Shot blocking and speed

    Stock Change: Up three Spots

1. Kyrie Irving

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    DURHAM, NC - DECEMBER 01:  Kyrie Irving #1 of the Duke Blue Devils during their game against the Michigan State Spartans at Cameron Indoor Stadium on December 1, 2010 in Durham, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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    Kyrie Irving (Duke) 

    Key Stats: 17.4 pt., 5.1 ast., 3.8 reb., 1.5 stl., 45.2 percent 3-pt.

    Strength: True point guard skills and defense

    Weakness: Not Explosive athletically

    Stock Change: Up one Spot