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1 ANTHONY DAVIS
"He is on a completely different level," says a West G.M. With a 7'5" wingspan, Davis is a menacing defender, and his offense will develop quickly. "He could be Kevin Garnett or Tim Duncan," says the G.M.
8 DAMIAN LILLARD
His status skyrocketed after the NBA draft combine. A prolific scorer (24.5 points per game, second in the NCAA), Lillard has shown better than expected ball handling and athleticism.
15 PERRY JONES III
At 6'11", Jones has guard skills and a power forward frame. "But," says an East G.M., "he is an underachiever." He didn't improve as a sophomore, and an erratic tournament (10.0 ppg) hurt his stock.
17 KENDALL MARSHALL
With Jason Kidd likely gone and the future of Deron Williams uncertain, the Mavs grab Marshall, the nation's No. 2 assist man (9.8 per game). "He has a great feel for the game," says an exec.
21 FAB MELO