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NBA Mock Draft – March 24, 2009

As we all know, the months leading up to the NBA Draft can make for an overwhelming flurry of inside scoops, conspiracy theories and rumors from all around the internet; this year appears to be no different.

Fortunately, Hoops Addict has been keeping tabs on all the top college prospects and will be in attendance at NBA pre-draft workouts in Toronto and Washington to put it all in perspective. While there is a lot up in the air, this is our best attempt to get through all the speculation and give you some insight into who the top 30 prospects are.

Make sure you keep checking back for updated rankings over the next few months. Then, once the NBA Draft order is announced on May 19, we’ll start adapting these rankings to reflect specific team needs and what we’re hearing specific NBA teams will do.

1. Blake Griffin PF/C
20 years old, 6’10”, 251 lbs.
Oklahoma, Sophomore

2. Ricky Rubio  PG
18 years old, 6’4″, 180lbs.
DKV Joventut

3. James Harden SG
19 years old, 6’5″, 218 lbs.
Arizona State, Sophomore

4. Greg Monroe  PF/C
18 years old, 6’10”, 226 lbs.
Georgetown, Freshman

5. Jordan Hill PF
21 years old, 6’10”, 235 lbs.
Arizona, Junior

6. Al-Farouq Aminu SF/PF
18 years old, 6’8″, 210 lbs.
Wake Forest, Freshman

7. Hasheem Thabeet C
22 years old, 7’3″, 265 lbs.
Connecticut, Junior

8. Brandon Jennings PG
19 years old, 6’1″, 170 lbs.
Lottomatica Roma, International

9. Stephen Curry PG/SG
21 years old, 6’3″, 185 lbs.
Davidson, Junior

10. Gerald Henderson SG
21 years old, 6’5″, 215 lbs.
Duke, Junior

11. Willie Warren  SG
19 years old, 6’4″, 200 lbs.
Oklahoma, Freshman

12. Ty Lawson PG
21 years old, 6’0″, 195 lbs.
North Carolina, Junior

13. Tyreke Evans PG/SG
19 years old, 6’5″, 195 lbs.
Memphis, Freshman

14. Jeff Teague PG/SG
20 years old, 6’2″, 180 lbs.
Wake Forest, Sophomore

15. DeJuan Blair PF/C
19 years old, 6’7″, 265 lbs.
Pittsburgh, Sophomore

16. Jrue Holiday PG/SG
18 years old, 6’3″, 185 lbs.
UCLA, Freshman

17. Eric Maynor PG
21 years old, 6’2″, 165 lbs.
VCU, Senior

18. Cole Aldrich C
20 years old, 6’11, 250 lbs.
Kansas, Sophomore

19. DeMar DeRozan SG/SF
19 years old, 6’7″, 207 lbs.
USC, Freshman

20. Evan Turner SG/SF
20 years old, 6’7″, 205 lbs.
Ohio State, Sophomore

21. Darren Collison PG
21 years old, 6’1″, 165 lbs.
UCLA, Senior

22. Jonny Flynn PG
20 years old; 6’0″; 172 lbs.
Syracuse, Sophomore

23. Terrence Williams SG/SF
21 years old, 6’6″, 220 lbs.
Louisville, Senior

24. Patrick Patterson  PF
20 years old, 6’8″, 223 lbs.
Kentucky, Sophomore

25. James Johnson PF
22 years old, 6’8″, 235 lbs.
Wake Forest, Sophomore

26. Wayne Ellington SG
21 years old, 6’5″, 190 lbs.
North Carolina, Junior

27. Tyrese Rice PG/SG
21 years old, 6’0″, 183 lbs.
Boston College, Senior

28. Patrick Mills PG
20 years old, 6’0″, 175 lbs.
Saint Mary’s, Sophomore

29 . Sam Young SF/PF
23 years old, 6’6″, 210 lbs.
Pittsburgh, Senior

30 . Tyler Hansbrough PF
23 years old, 6’9″, 230 lbs.
North Carolina, Senior

Ryan McNeill
Ryan McNeill has appeared on ESPN Radio, MTV Canada, SiriusXM, The Fan 590 and other radio programs and TV shows. He has covered the NBA with media credentials since the 2007-08 season.
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  • Joe

    where is budinger?

  • Brendan de Haan

    There is no way Curry goes that high at 9. He is a late first round in my eyes

  • Ryan McNeill

    Joe – I don’t think Chase will be a first round pick at this point. A lot of people are claiming late first round but I see him sliding into the second.

    BDH – Why won’t Curry go that high? He’s one of the top scorers in the country and Bob Knight claims he’s one of the best passers he’s seen. I’ll be shocked if he slips out of the lottery.

  • Brendan de Haan

    Ryan – Curry will not be a great NBA Player. Look at Tyler Hansbrough. You have h im at 30th overall but if you look at what he has done at UNC he should be way higher. When it comes to these players i believe that both are products of the system that they are in. NBA scouts and GM’s will look not just at the stats and look at the actual player behind them and see how he may do in the NBA. They are both good players but curry will not be half the player he wasin college when he hits the NBA.

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  • mizath

    one of these days i’m gonna read a mock by someone who knows the draft order, and which players have opted out of the draft.

  • Ryan McNeill

    Mitzah – Please look at when this article was posted. A more recent Mock Draft looks at which players have opted to stay in college.