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2013 NBA Mock Draft: December update -- changes aplenty

by | College Basketball Insider
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Syracuse guard Michael-Carter Williams has been one of this draft class' biggest climbers so far. (US Presswire)
Syracuse guard Michael-Carter Williams has been one of this draft class' biggest climbers so far. (US Presswire)

We're more than a month into the college basketball eason and that means we've had a chance to see most of the freshmen in a college setting.

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It also means there are plenty of changes from our preseason mock draft, starting with Syracuse sophomore point guard Michael Carter-Williams and Oklahoma State freshman guard Marcus Smart making significant jumps. We love UCLA freshman wing Shabazz Muhammad, but just not as much as others when it comes to his NBA draft stock.

We've also got plenty of new names that have earned a spot -- including those from outside the United States.

The top pick is as wide-open as ever, as we chronicled earlier in December after seeing the majority of these guys play in-person -- and also talking to more than 35 NBA executives in our travels. Cody Zeller remains our choice for the No. 1 pick come June, but he has no shortage of competition.

It's a weak draft, especially at the top -- which is disappointing. However, the good news is there's quality depth and not much disparity.

Here's our latest NBA Mock Draft:

2012-13 NBA Mock Draft
# Round 1 Previous # Round 2 Previous
1  Cody Zeller, 7-0, 240, C, Soph.,
Indiana
1 31  Gorgui Dieng, 6-11, 245, C, Jr.,
Louisville
32
2  Nerlens Noel, 6-10, 228, C, Fr.,
Kentucky
2 32  Pierre Jackson, 5-10, 180, PG, Sr.,
Baylor
NR
3  Alex Poythress, 6-7, 239, PF, Fr.,
Kentucky
5 33  Jamaal Franklin, 6-5, 195, SG, Jr.,
San Diego State
30
4  Ben McLemore, 6-5, 195, SG, Fr.,
Kansas
15 34  Jackie Carmichael, 6-9, 240, PF, Sr.,
Illinois State
NR
5  Alex Len, 7-1, 225, C, Soph.,
Maryland
11 35  Myck Kabongo, 6-1, 180, PG, Soph.,
Texas
53
6  Rudy Gobert, 7-0, 230, PF/C, 20,
France
4 36  Sergey Karasev, 6-7, 205, SF, 19,
Russia
56
7  Anthony Bennett, 6-8, 240, PF, Fr.,
UNLV
17 37  Deshaun Thomas, 6-7, 215, SF/PF,
Jr., Ohio State
35
8  Shabazz Muhammad, 6-6, 225, SG, Fr.,
UCLA
6 38  Andre Roberson, 6-7, 210, BF, Jr.,
Colorado
27
9  Michael Carter-Williams, 6-6, 185, PG/SG,
Soph., Syracuse
33 39  Nemanja Nedovic, 6-4, 190, PG,
21, Serbia
NR
10  Archie Goodwin, 6-4, 198, SG, Fr.,
Kentucky
12 40  Patric Young, 6-9, 249, PF/C, Jr.,
Florida
36
11  Isaiah Austin, 7-1, 220, C, Fr.,
Baylor
7 41  Alex Abrines, 6-5, 190, SG, 19,
Spain
23
12  Mason Plumlee, 6-10, 235, PF, Sr.,
Duke
24 42  Michael Snaer, 6-5, 202, SG, Sr.,
Florida State
46
13  James Michael McAdoo, 6-9, 230, PF, Soph.,
North Carolina
3 43  Brandon Paul, 6-4, 200, SG, Sr.,
Illinois
NR
14  Tony Mitchell, 6-8, 235, PF, Soph.,
North Texas
8 44  Ray McCallum, 6-2, 185, PG, Jr.,
Detroit
NR
15  Dario Saric, 6-10, 225, SF, 20,
Croatia
14 45  Erik Murphy, 6-10, 238, PF, Sr.,
Florida
52
16  Otto Porter, 6-8, 205, SF, Soph.,
Georgetown
18 46  Tim Hardaway Jr., 6-6, 185, SG, Jr.,
Michigan
NR
17  C.J. McCollum, 6-3, 185, SG, Sr.,
Lehigh
26 47  Rodney Williams, 6-7, 200, SF, Sr.,
Minnesota
NR
18  Marcus Smart, 6-4, 225, SG/PG, Fr.,
Oklahoma State
47 48  Erick Green, 6-3, 185, PG, Sr.,
Virginia Tech
NR
19  B.J. Young, 6-3, 180, SG/PG, Soph.,
Arkansas
20 49  Mike Moser, 6-8, 210, PF, Jr.,
UNLV
43
20  Jeff Withey, 7-0, 235, C, Sr.,
Kansas
21 50  Christian Watford, 6-9, 232, PF/SF,
Sr., Indiana
40
21  Steven Adams, 7-0, 250, C, Fr.,
Pittsburgh
13 51  Alex Oriakhi, 6-9, 255, PF, Sr.,
Missouri
58
22  Willie Cauley-Stein, 7-0, 220, C, Fr.,
Kentucky
22 52  Elias Harris, 6-8, 240, PF, Sr.,
Gonzaga
NR
23  Le'Bryan Nash, 6-7, 230, SF, Soph.,
Oklahoma State
16 53  Will Clyburn, 6-7, 205, SF, Sr.,
Iowa State
NR
24  Isaiah Canaan, 6-1, 195, PG/SG, Sr.,
Murray State
25 54  Augusto Lima, 6-10, 230, PF, 21,
Brazil
NR
25  C.J. Leslie, 6-9, 200, PF, Jr.,
N.C. State
19 55  Matthew Dellavedova, 6-4, 190, PG,
Sr., St. Mary's
NR
26  Doug McDermott, 6-8, 225, PF, Jr.,
Creighton
38 56  Kenny Boynton, 6-2, 1890, SG, Sr.,
Florida
NR
27  Trey Burke, 6-0, 190, PG, Soph.,
Michigan
39 57  Elijah Johnson, 6-4, 195, PG, Sr.,
Kansas
NR
28  Phil Pressey, 5-11, 175, PG, Jr.,
Missouri
44 58  Colton Iverson, 6-10, 260, C, Sr.,
Colorado State
NR
29  Lorenzo Brown, 6-5, 185, PG, Jr.,
N.C. State
10 59  Trevor Mbakwe, 6-8, 245, PF, Sr.,
Minnesota
45
30  Adonis Thomas, 6-7, 240, SF, Soph.,
Memphis
9 60  Artem Pustovyi, 7-2, 215, C, 20,
Ukraine
NR
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