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2011 NBA Mock Draft: Which Prospect Is Ideal Replacement for Harrison Barnes?

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2011 NBA Mock Draft: Which Prospect Is Ideal Replacement for Harrison Barnes?
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The 2011 NBA Draft class is starting to take form as some underclass stars (Brandon Knight, Terrence Jones, Kyrie Irving and Derrick Williams) have declared, while others (Jared Sullinger, Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Perry Jones) have shockingly returned to school.

Still, there is plenty of 20-and-under talent in this year's top 10.

While many consider this draft to be weak overall, the upper reaches are certainly as strong as preceding drafts. Irving and Williams headline a handful of potential All-Star players. It is startling to look down the list and see how many of the top projections are under 20-years-old.

There is some dependability among the graduating seniors as well. Sifting through to find the right ones will show that a team really has done its homework in college scouting.

With North Carolina stud freshman Harrison Barnes returning to school, some high prospect will now find himself even higher, moving into a projected top three pick, and consequently, some big money.

 

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1. Derrick Williams, SF, Arizona 16. Reggie Jackson, PG, Boston College

2. Kyrie Irving, PG, Duke 17. Jimmer Fredette, PG, BYU

3. Enes Kanter, C, Kentucky/Turkey 18. Nikola Mirotic, SF, Serbia 

4. Brandon Knight, PG, Kentucky 19. Mason Plumlee, C, Duke

5. Jan Vesely, SF, Czech Republic 20. Patric Young, C, Florida

6. Kemba Walker, PG, Connecticut 21. Markieff Morris, PF, Kansas

7. Jonas Valanciunas, PF, Lithuania 22. Tobias Harris, SF, Tennessee

8. Terrence Jones, SF, Kentucky 23. Klay Thompson, SF, Washington State

9. Tristan Thompson, PF, Texas 24. Tyler Honeycutt, SF, UCLA

10. Bismack Biyombo, PF, Spain  25. Lucas Nogueira, C, Brazil

11. Alec Burks, SG, Colorado 26. Chris Singleton, SF, Florida State

12. Donatas Motiejunas, SF, Lithuania 27. Nolan Smith, SG, Duke

13. Kawhi Leonard, SF, San Diego State 28. Trey Thompkins, PF, Georgia 

14. Jordan Hamilton, SF, Texas 29. Khris Middleton, SF, Texas A&M

15. Kenneth Faried, PF, Morehead Stat 30. Josh Selby, PG, Kansas

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