2010 NBA Mock Draft: The Top 10 Picks

Tristan SatherContributor IFebruary 16, 2010

LEXINGTON, KY - FEBRUARY 13:  John Wall #11 of the Kentucky Wilcats dunks the ball during the SEC game against the Tennessee Volunteers on February 13, 2010 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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   This year's draft class looks average because after the top five, everyone is pretty mediocre. I don't see anyone other than John Wall going number one. The only other possibilities are Wesley Johnson, and Evan Turner. Although, this draft is loaded with good to great big men.

             NBA Mock Draft

 1. John Wall: Kentucky 6'4 190 lbs

     John Wall is a standout in this year's draft class. He is one of a kind, and the things that make him so unique are his speed and ball handling: no one can catch him in transition. He has one of the best crossovers in the game, and is also a great perimeter defender.

     The only thing he needs to work on is his jump shot. Once he once he achieves this he will be unstoppable because he already is so athletic.

     I think John Wall will average 14 points, 7 assists, and 2 steals his rookie year. I don't think, however, that John Wall will ever be a number one option on his team. Yet, he will be a great player.

 2. Evan Turner: Ohio State 6'7 200 lbs

     Evan Turner is a great scorer who will be good in the NBA because of his athleticism, and slashing ability. He can also rebound well and facilitate.

     He will go number two because he is a safe pick with a lot of potential. Evan Turner is averaging a solid 19 points and 9 rebounds for Ohio State.

     I think Evan Turner will average 14 points in his rookie year. For him not to be a disappointment he will have to be an All-Star.

3. Derrick Favors: Georgia Tech 6'9 230 lbs

     Derrick Favors has a lot of potential and is very athletic. He is averaging 11 points, 8 rebounds and is shooting 59% in his freshman year. I think he will average 10 points and 8 rebounds in his rookie year.

4. Wesley Johnson: Syracuse 6'7 195 lbs

     Wesley Johnson is an all-around player who can shoot the three. He is one of the most talented players in the NBA draft.

     He has a good attitude which will help him in the NBA. He is 6'7 and will be a small forward or a shooting guard. He is very versatile and athletic and he is very exciting to watch. 

5. Demarcus Cousins: Kentucky 6'11 270 lbs

     Demarcus Cousins plays very physical. Now, he isn't very athletic but he is smart and has long arms. He is averaging 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats.

     Once he develops a good post game he will be a great player, he can really crash the boards. I think he will average 11 points and 9 rebounds in his rookie year.

6. Ed Davis: North Carolina 6'10 230 lbs 

     Ed Davis is one of the best go to guys in the post in this draft. Ed Davis is a true big man and will be a force in the NBA.

     He needs to work on his free throws, and he is playing on a struggling North Carolina team which might affect where he goes in the draft. Playing well in the tournament is crucial.

7. Greg Monroe: Georgetown 6'11 245 lbs

     Greg Monroe is a great finisher inside and is an excellent offensive rebounder. I think has a lot of potential.

     He is good at facing up to the basket and spinning. He is pretty versatile for big man, and can drive well from the perimeter. He is kind of like a Zach Randolph, i think he will be a decent big man that won't be forgotten about in the NBA.

8. Donatas Motiejunas: 7'0 215 lbs

     Donatas Motiejunas is a very skillful and talented big man. He is a wildcard who could be really bad or really good.

     He might just disappear in the NBA like a lot of European big men. Hopefully he can live up to his hype and be a good player. From what I have seen, he is a good shooter. 

9. Al-Farouq Aminu: Wake Forest 6'9 220 lbs

    Al-Farouq can run the floor well, and is very athletic. He is very versatile at 6'9 but he is still growing as a player. He can play in the post, and is a really good help defender. He is an all-around energy player who isn't really good at one thing.

10. Cole Aldrich: Kansas 6'11 250 lbs   

    Cole Aldrich is great defender who tries really hard. He looks a little bit uncoordinated on offense. He is averaging 11 points, 10 rebounds and 3.7 blocks. Cole Aldrich has a good reputation in college. I think he will be mediocre in the NBA.