Well folks, our season is firmly down the drain. Many of you have given up all hope on this season, and that is perfectly understandable as it seems the majority of the team has done the same. On the bright side, college basketball conference play has been in full swing for a couple of weeks now. That means each player’s respective strengths and weaknesses are fully apparent, and the mock draft sites are beginning to come to a relative consensus on what the order will be come draft night.
Now with our “rebuild” being in full effect, the draft has become a vital aspect to our future success. You may remember us doing a consensus BCP Mock Draft in the past, and we will do the same when it comes closer to the actual draft night. But with us being at the halfway point to the season, I felt that it was as good a time as any to unveil our own work.
My opinions likely won’t match up with what the popular draft sites out there have to say, nor will they necessarily follow along with your own personal thoughts. And that is absolutely okay as there is a comment box below this post, and a forum ripe with discussion on the topic. So feel free to share your thoughts! Without further ado, I present to you: The BCP Mock Draft v1.0
1. Charlotte Bobcats Anthony Davis (6’10″ PF, Kentucky, Freshman)
Reasoning: Davis has largely cemented his position as the clear #1 pick in the draft. He has incredible defensive instincts that rival our own Bismack Biyombo, and the pair would instantly form one of the most formidable defensive tandems in the league. Offensive production may be an issue, but Davis has shown the ability to be a threat on that end of the floor. Comparison–young Kevin Garnett
2. New Orleans Hornets Andre Drummond (6’11″ C, Connecticut, Freshman)
Reasoning: The Hornets have holes all over the place. Eric Gordon is their main building block, and he has an impending contract dispute to handle. In situations like these, it is hard to pinpoint exactly where they could go. But as of now, it’s fairly certain that they’d go with Drummond. He hasn’t been nearly as impressive as many thought he would be, but it’s hard to not see the potential with him. He can potentially be a game changer on both ends of the floor if he “figures it out”. Comparison–Amare Stoudemire
3. Washington Wizards Thomas Robinson (6’9″ PF, Kansas, Junior)
Reasoning: Washington is another tough team to figure out, but for an entirely different reason. The Wizards have a ton of young talent that simply has not been able to put it all together for whatever reason. They could go a bunch of different ways with this pick, but Robinson is picking up a lot of steam with his productivity as a double double machine. Despite not being the best fit or best player on the board, he seems like the type of player they would go with. Comparison–J.J. Hickson