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2012 NBA Draft Sleepers Preview (Video)

06/26/2012 12:52 pm ET | Updated Aug 26, 2012
  • Jordan Schultz The Huffington Post Sports Columnist, The Schultz Report

In a new segment with Noah Coslov of CineSport, I break down my sleepers in the upcoming NBA Draft, which takes place June 28, in New Jersey. Last year, I projected Kenneth Faried and Norris Cole as less heralded names to watch, and this year, I went back to the small school route. Scott Machado is a pure point guard from Iona who will make a difference as a rookie. Drew Gordon from New Mexico is another name to watch. Gordon started his collegiate career at UCLA before transferring; he is a super athletic four man who excels in the open floor and can shoot it from three.

I also highlighted Doron Lamb from Kentucky. Lamb had a terrific sophomore campaign and his timely 3-point shooting proved instrumental in the Wildcats' national title run. I currently have him projected as the 26th pick to Indiana, but he could wind up presenting excellent value in the early stages of the second round, as could Washington's Terrence Ross in the middle of the first.

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