With the Draft only a few short hours away I thought we would take a look at what all the mock drafts around the “net” have to say about who the Magic will select. Take a look.
Site 1st Round 2nd Round
Howard the Dunk SF Quincy Pondexter, Washington N/A
DraftExpress SF Quincy Pondexter, Washington PG Jerome Randle, California
ESPN.com (Insider) SF Darington Hobson, New Mexico PG Mikhail Torrance, Alabama
(12 more site after the jump)
|Site||1st Round||2nd Round|
|Howard the Dunk||SF Quincy Pondexter, Washington||N/A|
|DraftExpress||SF Quincy Pondexter, Washington||PG Jerome Randle, California|
|ESPN.com (Insider)||SF Darington Hobson, New Mexico||PG Mikhail Torrance, Alabama|
|SI.com||SG James Anderson, Oklahoma St||N/A|
|Yahoo Sports||PG/SG Terrico White, Mississippi||PG Denis Clemente, Kansas St|
|Inside Hoops||PG/SG Terrico White, Mississippi||N/A|
|NBADraft.net||SG Dominique Jones, South Florida||PG Denis Clemente, Kansas St|
|NBC Sports||PG/SG Terrico White, Mississippi||N/A|
|RealGM||SF Quincy Pondexter, Washington||SG Jon Scheyer, Duke|
|HoopsWorld||SF Quincy Pondexter, Washington||SG Andy Rautins, Syracuse|
|Pro Basketball News||PG/SG Willie Warren, Oklahoma||N/A|
|Sporting News||SF Quincy Pondexter, Washington||N/A|
|The Hoops Report||SF Quincy Pondexter, Washington||PF Luke Harangody, Notre Dame|
|SB Nation – OPP||PG Greivis Vasquez, Maryland||N/A|
|OrlandoMagic.com||PF Samardo Samuels, Louisville||N/A|
Not a lot of surprises or names we haven’t been hearing throughout the process besides Samuels and Anderson. My prediction? I think a player or two are going to fall (i.e. James Anderson or Hassan Whiteside) and the Magic are going to get lucky. If not, I expect them to try and trade out of the first round. Otis has continually said they will keep the first round pick, but they should be able to get a player they like in the early 2nd and in turn, save some cash.
The draft is never short of drama and trades, so make sure to tune in tonight to not only see who the Magic select, but also to see which teams set back their franchises for years with atrocious picks.
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