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6. Trey Burke PG, Michigan
The national player of the year is the scorer (18.6 points per game) and playmaker (3.02 assist-to-turnover ratio) who can lock up the point guard position for the next decade.
7. Michael Carter-Williams PG, Syracuse
With Tyreke Evans headed to free agency, Sacramento scoops up the 6'6" Carter-Williams to replace him or play with him in a long, dynamic backcourt.
8. Anthony Bennett F, UNLV
Can the 6'8", 240-pound Bennett play small forward? If he can, Detroit will fill out a formidable frontcourt with a player who several G.M.'s say is the best talent in the draft.
9. Shabazz Muhammad G-F, UCLA
Minnesota hopes Muhammad's superior scoring skills will upgrade an anemic offense now—and coach Rick Adelman can unlock the rest of his considerable potential later.
10. Cody Zeller PF, Indiana
The most athletic big man in the draft, the 7-foot Zeller can back up LaMarcus Aldridge or play alongside him in a high-scoring frontcourt.