The debate about No. 1 will depend on who gets the pick.
1(T). Kyrie Irving, Fr., Duke: Some see Chris Paul II, more see a better Ty Lawson. I'm going with those who see greatness, even if Irving was only good in the tournament coming off his injury. If the Cavs, Raptors, Kings or Jazz (with the Nets' pick) are No. 1, it's him.
3. Enes Kanter, Fr., Kentucky: Listed at 6-10, 240, the weight looks right ... as a low estimate. If he's 6-9, the Timberwolves or Wizards could take him No. 1 as an Al Hoford-type center. At whatever height he is, Kanter got 34-13 in the 2010 Hoop Summit against Jared Sullinger, Harrison Barnes, et al.
4. Jonas Valanciunas, Lietuvos Rytas, Lithuania: Slender at 6-11, 240, but GMs say he could be a Pau Gasol. Says a scout of Kanter and Valanciunas, "If they played college ball in the U.S., they might be 1-2."
5. Harrison Barnes, Fr., North Carolina: Not ready, but who is? Not gifted at small forward — where the athletes play — but has great feel, attacks and plays on the move. I love him, but when I miss, all I have to do is write, "Oops."
6. Jared Sullinger, Fr., Ohio State: Not coming but deserves this salute. I don't like comparisons to anomalies like Dennis Rodman or Kevin Love — but I think he's Love Child II.
9. Terrence Jones, Fr., Kentucky: Great-looking 6-9 athlete, but his production slipped as other Wildcats stepped up.
11. Brandon Knight, Fr., Kentucky: Shot his way into the lottery. Not a great penetrator but he is a knockdown shooter who defends.
13. John Henson, So., North Carolina: Slender at 6-10, 220, but he has answered questions about his toughness — so far.
14. Jeremy Lamb, Fr., Connecticut: Billed as Wes Johnson but better. Surfaced so recently, it's unknown if he's coming.
15. Reggie Jackson, Jr., Boston College: Point guard is moving up. Big and athletic at 6-3, 208, he is considered third-best behind Irving and Knight.
17. Tyler Zeller, Jr., North Carolina: Major mover at 7-foot, 250. Filled out, got tougher and can shoot.
18. Lucas Nogueira,
Asefa Estudiantes, Spain: Closely watched 7-foot Brazilian will play in Saturday's Hoop Summit.
19. Donatas Motiejunas, Benetton Treviso, Italy: Young, skilled, basket-facing Euro-type big man is 7-foot, 215 pounds.
20. Kenneth Faried, Sr., Morehead State: An animal rebounder if he is only 6-6. Nice tab by ESPN's Chad Ford.
Then there's BYU's Jimmer Fredette. He's still a first-rounder, but scouts see him as a sharpshooting reserve, not a starting point guard.