Early NBA Draft Predictions: Lottery Picks: Who’s Number 1?

This year's NBA Draft might be a very interesting one. As always, the main question is who will be the first pick? John Wall, Evan Turner, or maybe even somebody else could end up being the overall number one. I personally don't think there is much question to who will be number one, it all depends on what underclassmen come out for the draft.

#1 New Jersey Nets: John Wall (PG) 

19 years old; 6'4"; 195 lbs.

John Wall’s freshman season feels like one big highlight reel thus far, starting with his very first game against Miami (OH) in which he knocked down a terrific pull-up jumper to win the game for Kentucky.

That continued with more late-game heroics against Stanford in a tournament in Cancun, keeping his team in the game to force overtime and win a game they probably shouldn’t have.

The legend only grew after that as seemingly the entire basketball nation tuned in to CBS on a Sunday afternoon to watch him carve up North Carolina’s defense with some incredibly athletic plays in transition, only to see his value magnified as his team fell apart the moment he was forced to leave the game with a minor injury.

As the stage got bigger—this time in Madison Square Garden—Wall’s notoriety continued to grow, as his clutch play in the second-half and a season high 25 points gave his team yet another big win against a very tough UConn squad.

Needless to say, Wall has done everything that’s been asked of him and then some, both on and off the court and is at this point the run-away favorite to be drafted first overall in June, regardless of who is making the pick.

The question now becomes, just how good can he become in the future? And what does he need to do to get there?

Plenty of words have already been spent on the athletic gifts on John Wall. He’s in a class of his own in college basketball as far as...

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