2011 NBA Mock Draft: Houston Rockets Select Jordan Hamilton, SF, at No. 14
Texas Longhorns' Star Rounds Out The 2011 NBA Lottery Draft Picks
Despite more pressing needs among the Houston Rockets’, former Texas Longhorn forward Jordan Hamilton would be the wisest pick at No. 14.
Described as “the best pure scorer in the draft” by ESPN’s Chad Ford, Hamilton would be a pick that is just too good to pass up if the Rockets are thinking of taking the next best available player.
Possessing a great perimeter game for a 6’7”, 220 pounder, Hamilton would bring balance to a Rockets’ offensive game looking to pair a pure scorer up with incumbent Luis Scola.
With his vast improvement in the defense and handles department, Hamilton helped the Longhorns surge late in the college basketball season to a Top 10 ranking in each week since January 17th.
Look for Hamilton to take his speed, excellent leaping ability and great court presence with him to the NBA as he makes an immediate impact on the Houston Rockets.
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|1. Minnesota Timberwolves: Kyrie Irving, PG, Duke||8. Cleveland Cavaliers: Jonas Valanciunas, PF, Lithuania|
|2. Cleveland Cavaliers: Derrick Williams, SF, Arizona||9. Charlotte Bobcats: Kawhi Leonard, SF, San Diego State|
|3. Toronto Raptors: Enes Kantor, PF, Turkey||10. Milwaukee Bucks: Tristan Thompson, PF, Texas|
|4. Washington Wizards: Jan Vesely, PF, Czech Republic||11. Golden State Warriors: Terrence Jones, SF, Kentucky|
|5. Sacramento Kings: Kemba Walker, PG, UConn||12. Utah Jazz: Alec Burks, SG, Colorado|
|6. Utah Jazz: Brandon Knight, PG, Kentucky||13. Phoenix Suns: Jimmer Fredette, PG, BYU|
|7. Detroit Pistons: Bismack Biyombo, PF, Congo||14. Houston Rockets: Jordan Hamilton, SF, Texas|
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