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Changes abound in new mock draft

Updated: June 26, 2012, 7:44 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

Anthony DavisPaul Abell/US PressiwreKentucky's Anthony Davis is expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft.

The NBA draft is right around the corner. My friends, after Anthony Davis hears his name called No. 1, it is going to be wide open. Picks 2 through 5 could be a combination of different players, which will influence the entire draft.

The bottom line is this will be a crapshoot. You often need a few years to figure out whether a player pans out. There is not the same instant gratification via the draft as there was several years ago.

After spending time putting this on paper and changing it several times, the VBDI (Vitale Bald Dome Index) has come up with updated projections. My friends, I hope this goes as well as my picks for the NBA Finals on Twitter.

Dick Vitale

College Basketball analyst
Dick Vitale, college basketball's top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate style. Vitale also contributes columns to ESPN.com.