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Predictions for Napier, Daniels in the NBA Draft

The Latest Mock Draft Projections



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    ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 07: Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies celebrates on the court after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    The NBA Draft is three days away and two Huskies will almost certainly hear their names called: Shabazz Napier and DeAndre Daniels.

    If you can't wait until the actual draft, below (via the Hartford Courant), are the latest mock-draft projections for both players.

    Shabazz Napier

    • ESPN ranking: No. 22 overall, No. 6 PG, Projection: mid-first round
    •'s Scott Howard-Cooper (6/19): No. 26 to the Miami Heat
    •'s Jonathan Givony (6/20): No. 24 to the Charlotte Hornets
    • ESPN's Chad Ford (6/19): No. 19 to the Chicago Bulls
    • ESPN's Jeff Goodman (5/29): No. 24 to the Charlotte Hornets
    •'s Chris Mannix (6/18): No. 26 to the Miami Heat
    • Sheridan Hoops' Joe Kotch (6/19): No. 29 to the Oklahoma City Thunder
    • (6/19): No. 20 to the Toronto Raptors
    • NBA Draft Insider (6/19): No. 42 to the Houston Rockets
    • NetScouts' Carl Berman (5/23): No. 19 to the Chicago Bulls
    • Fox Sports' Reid Forgrave (6/16): No. 17 to the Boston Celtics
    • Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman (6/15): No. 26 to the Miami Heat
    •'s Zach Harper (6/19): No. 26 to the Miami Heat
    • SB Nation's Ricky O'Donnell (6/18): No. 24 to the Charlotte Hornets
    • HoopsHype (6/20): No. 20 to the Toronto Raptors
    • Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears (6/17): No. 26 to the Miami Heat
    •'s Corey Hansford (6/19): No. 25 to the Houston Rockets
    •'s Consensus Mock (6/19): No. 27 to the Phoenix Suns

    Napier scouting report: “I think he’s a first-round pick,” a scout told the New Haven Register's David Borges last season. “First of all, he’s got the ball on a string, great ball control, great understanding of the game. He’s got tremendous confidence, he’s a knockdown shooter from the perimeter. And he’s got a big heart. ... He understands who to deliver the ball to. When you’ve got a $15 million player, that player gets the ball first. I think (Napier) gets it."

    DeAndre Daniels

    • ESPN ranking: No. 47 overall, No. 11 SF, Projection: Second round pick/undrafted
    •'s Scott Howard-Cooper (6/19): No. 41 to the Denver Nuggets
    •'s Jonathan Givony (6/18): No. 47 to the Philadelphia 76ers
    • *Sheridan Hoops' Joe Kotch (6/19): No. 26 to the Miami Heat
    • (6/19): No. 39 to the Philadelphia 76ers
    • NBA Draft Insider (6/19): No. 38 to the Detroit Pistons
    • NetScouts' Carl Berman (5/23): No. 31 to the Milwaukee Bucks
    •'s Zach Harper (6/19): No. 38 to the Detroit Pistons
    •'s Consensus Mock (6/19): No. 34 to the Dallas Mavericks

    Daniels scouting report: "He just scares me because I don’t know what you’re getting,” an NBA scout told's Adam Zagoria back in April. “If Connecticut wins the NCAA championship and he plays great two nights in a row, he’ll be at another level. Right now, he’s a giant question mark. ... To me, he has to be tougher, more consistent. He’s very talented. Kids like him are very difficult to assess because their production level in the game varies so much. He has very good physical tools, length, the ability to run and jump, but he’s not strong enough. He has the body that can turn into an NBA body. ... Inconsistency has been this theme. He’s very talented.”