Earlier today, Chad Ford of ESPN.com released his latest mock draft and he somewhat surprisingly had Indiana's Victor Oladipo going No. 2 to the Magic. The forward has long been thought to be a top ten talent, but this is the highest that we've seen him projected on any of the major mock drafts. The reason? Oladipo is said to be wowing NBA execs in interviews and his maturity and attitude could be enough to vault him past the likes of Trey Burke, Ben McLemore, and Otto Porter. Here's the latest draft news..
- Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld profiles the draft's mystery man, Ricky Ledo. The Providence product's draft stock has been on the rise recently, and he’s one of the most intriguing, and mysterious, players in this year's class. What makes his story so unusual is that Ledo has never played a second of college basketball after being ruled ineligible by the NCAA. However, the freshman stayed sharp by practicing with Providence last year. Ledo feels that he would have been a top pick this year if he had the opportunity to showcase himself, but even without having played competitively last year, he could still go in the first round.
- Meanwhile, Karron Johnson out of Division II Shaw University is another player that teams may be willing to take a gamble on, writes Shams Charania of RealGM. The 6-foot-8 forward, who was originally slated to attend Oklahoma, has scheduled workouts with seven teams that have let him know they will consider him as a potential second round pick.