Anthony Bennett, PF, Nevada-Las Vegas: A surprise pick at No. 1 overall, Bennett is a big forward who reminds many of Larry Johnson.
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Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana: National Association of Basketball Coaches Defensive Co-Player of the Year, Oladipo made a huge stride between his sophomore and junior seasons.
Otto Porter, F, Georgetown: There was little chance of this Hoya dropping past his hometown team after basically carrying Georgetown last season.
Cody Zeller, C, Indiana: He was one vote shy of being a unanimous preseason All-American, but by the end of the season he was the second-brightest star on his team.
Alex Len, C, Maryland: Despite his stress fracture, Len is still the best pure center in this draft class.
6. New Orleans
Nerlens Noel, C, Kentucky (Traded to Philadelphia): The biggest draft-night slide, Noel is the best around-the-rim defender but his torn ACL must have scared teams away.
Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas: Disappeared in the NCAA tournament but McLemore was the best shooting guard in college throughout the season.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, Georgia: The obvious SEC Player of the Year selection after Noel missed most of the conference slate.
Trey Burke, PG, Michigan (traded to Utah): The most exciting player of the NCAA tournament, Burke may be the best floor captain in this year’s draft class.
C.J. McCollum, SG, Lehigh: He is still remembered in these parts as a Blue Devil slayer, but he was also one of the nation’s best scorers before his season-ending injury.
Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse: A deft passer who led Syracuse to the Final Four.
12. Oklahoma City (from Toronto via Houston)
Steven Adams, C, Pittsburgh: The New Zealand native grabbed just 6.3 rebounds per game despite his 7-foot frame.
13. Boston (traded from Dallas)
Kelly Olynyk, C, Gonzaga: Averaged 17.8 points and shot 62.9 percent from the field last season.
14. Utah (traded to Minnesota)
Shabazz Muhammad, SG, UCLA: A year ago he was considered to be a lock for a top-three pick this week.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, F, Greece: The first foreign player without NCAA experience, he takes his 7-3 wingspan to the Bucks.
16. Boston (traded to Atlanta)
Lucas Nogueira, C, Spain: Desperately needs to add weight to his 6-11, 215-pound body before hitting the NBA paint.
Dennis Schroeder, PG, Germany: The 19-year-old played well for the German national team in 2012.
18. Atlanta (traded to Dallas) (from Houston via Brooklyn)
Shane Larkin, PG, Miami: The Hurricanes guard burst onto the scene this ACC season.
19. Cleveland (from L.A. Lakers)
Sergey Karasev, F, Russia: Averaged 16 points in 32 minutes in Russia at age 19.
Tony Snell, SG, New Mexico: Reminds many of Luol Deng, and could replace him in Chicago.
21. Utah (from Golden State via Brooklyn)
Gorgui Dieng, C, Louisville: A dominant paint presence for the national champs, but did little on offense.
Mason Plumlee, PF/C, Duke: The first Triangle player off the board, Plumlee should learn plenty with loaded Nets frontcourt.
Solomon Hill, SF, Arizona: Got better each year as a Wildcat.
24. New York
Tim Hardaway Jr., SG, Michigan:
Posted 14.6 ppg and 4.6 rpg for the national runner-up Wolverines.
25. L.A. Clippers
Reggie Bullock, SG, North Carolina: A fringe first-rounder when he left school early, Bullock made the most of his pre-draft workouts
26. Minnesota (from Memphis via Houston)
Andre Roberson, PF, Colorado: Averaged a double-double in back-to-back seasons for the Buffs.
27. Denver (traded to Utah):
Rudy Gobert, C, France: His 7-foot-8 wingspan may bring a block party to Utah.
28. San Antonio
Livio Jean-Charles, PF, France: Frenchman’s performance at the 2013 Nike Hoop Summit made his draft stock soar.
29. Phoenix (via Oklahoma City via Golden State)
Archie Goodwin, SG, Kentucky: A natural scorer on a promising, then dysfunctional, Wildcats team for a season.
30. Golden State (via Phoenix)
Nemanja Nedovic, PG, Serbia: The Warriors can take on this project with such a good, deep backcourt.