NBA Draft 2011: Klay Thompson and 4 Players Whose Stocks Have Skyrocketed

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NBA Draft 2011: Klay Thompson and 4 Players Whose Stocks Have Skyrocketed
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Former Washington State guard Klay Thompson has seen his NBA Draft stock soar in the past few weeks.

The six-foot-seven 21-year-old averaged 21.6 points on 40 percent three-point shooting during his junior season with the Cougars.

In Chad Ford's mock drafts (which can be accessed as an "Insider" on espn.com), Thompson has climbed all the way from No. 18 to No. 10 to the Milwaukee Bucks. Thompson's being looked at as high as No. 6 to the Washington Wizards.

Thompson is a sharpshooter with the size to shoot over NBA shooting guards, and his impressive six-foot-nine wingspan will allow him to guard those same players. His lanky frame and sweet jump shot have some comparing him to Hall-of-Famer Reggie Miller.

Thompson will be a lottery pick, but not every prospect whose stock has risen will be. For some it's the difference between a second and first-round contract. Others are lucky to be drafted at all.

Here are four more players whose stocks have risen as the 2011 NBA Draft approaches.

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