Tired of looking at the same old NBA mock drafts with the same names listed at many of the same spots for the same teams over and over again? Well CBS.com’s Jeff Borzello created his own mock draft lottery of the future, listing the top 15 current high school players from the classes of 2013, 2014 and 2015 based on current talent-level and projected potential that give these players the highest NBA Draftability if they were to be eligible now for the NBA Draft. Here are the top five:
1. Andrew Wiggins, 2014, Huntington Prep (W.Va.)
The best player in high school basketball, Wiggins doesn’t really have a ceiling. His athleticism, offensive skillset and versatility give him an edge over nearly any competitor. Once the Canadian gets a killer instinct, look out.
2. Jabari Parker, 2013, Simeon (Ill.)
There is little doubt that Parker will have a long and successful NBA career. He has a tremendous basketball IQ and feel for the game, to go along with a wide range of skills. He’s been injured this spring, but nothing lingering.
3. Jahlil Okafor, 2014, Whitney Young (Ill.)
Okafor isn’t an overwhelming athlete, but his hands and back-to-the-basket moves make for a go-to big man at any level. He has very good footwork and has developed a face-up jumper that draws defenders from the hoop.
4. Andrew Harrison, 2013, Travis (Tex.)
At 6-foot-5, Harrison is the ideal point guard for an NBA team. He effortlessly gets into the lane whenever he wants, and has good finishing ability. Moreover, he is adept at getting teammates involved.
5. Julius Randle, 2013, Prestonwood (Tex.)
Randle is just an ultra-productive forward who gets it done no matter who he is facing. The lefty can go off the bounce, finish inside or knock down fadeaways and mid-range jumpers. He’s also a physical rebounder.
And because I know you are wondering, here is where Andrew’s twin brother Aaron was ranked and what Bozello had to say about him:
13. Aaron Harrison, 2013, Travis (Tex.)
The brother of Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison is a stud player in his own right. He’s more of a scorer than Andrew, but he has shown the ability to handle the ball. When his shot is falling, he can carry a team.
Another UK target and Dominican National Team member, Karl Towns (2015), was listed as just missing the cut. The lone 2015 prospect to make Borzello’s top 15 overall high school players was Ben Simmons from Melbourne, Australia, who checked in at #10.
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