The 2012 NBA draft class looks like it has the potential to be one of the best in recent memory. Because of an impending lockout, lottery talents such as Harrison Barnes, Perry Jones, Jared Sullinger and others decided to return to college.
Those guys, along with several stellar incoming freshman will make this a very deep crop of prospects.
Without knowing how teams will fare this season and what exactly their rosters will look like next offseason, it's difficult to project how the 2012 draft's first round will look.
Nevertheless, here is an extremely early mock draft.
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