Rank 'Em: NBA Lottery Prospects

Created: May 18, 2010, 12:19 PM

Where does Gordon Hayward rank?

Who are the best players available in this year's NBA draft?

The No. 1 pick is the obvious prize in the draft lottery, but it's not the only prize. Kobe Bryant, Amare Stoudemire, Paul Pierce and Vince Carter? All former lottery picks -- but not No. 1 overall picks -- who are playing major roles in the ongoing conference finals. So who are the future championship pieces available near the top of this year's draft?

Former Kentucky star John Wall and former Ohio State star Evan Turner are the best bets at the very top of the draft, but is DeMarcus Cousins the best consolation prize? Is NCAA tournament sensation Gordon Hayward in your top 10? Rank some potential lottery options below.


 
 
  • Cole Aldrich
    Kansas
    11.2 PPG, 9.9 RPG, 3.5 BPG
  • Al Farouq-Aminu
    Wake Forest
    15.8 PPG, 10.7 RPG, 1.5 BPG
  • James Anderson
    Oklahoma State
    22.6 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 2.4 APG
  • Luke Babbitt
    Nevada
    21.9 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 41.6% 3pt
  • Eric Bledsoe
    Kentucky
    10.8 PPG, 3.1 RPG, APG 2.9
  • DeMarcus Cousins
    Kentucky
    15.3 PPG, 10.1 RPG, 1.8 BPG
  • Ed Davis
    North Carolina
    12.9 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 2.7 BPG
  • Derrick Favors
    Georgia Tech
    12.4 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 2.1 BPG
  • Gordon Hayward
    Butler
    15.5 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.7 apg
  • Xavier Henry
    Kansas
    13.6 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 1.5 APG
  • Wesley Johnson
    Syracuse
    16.5 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 2.2 APG
  • Greg Monroe
    Georgetown
    16.1 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 3.2 APG
  • Daniel Orton
    Kentucky
    3.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.4 bpg
  • Patrick Patterson
    Kentucky
    14.7 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 1.3 BPG
  • Evan Turner
    Ohio State
    20.3 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 5.9 APG
  • Ekpe Udoh
    Baylor
    13.9 PPG, 9.8 RPG, 3.7 BPG
  • John Wall
    Kentucky
    16.9 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 6.4 APG
  • Hassan Whiteside
    Marshall
    13.6 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 5.4 BPG