2014 NBA Draft: The Top 10 Pac-12 NBA Draft Prospects for 2014

Jonathan Daniel

The Pac-12 has a solid crop of players who could go very high in the 2014 NBA Draft.

With the 2013 NBA Draft now in the books, let's take a very, very early look at which Pac-12 players are looking good for the 2014 draft.

1. Aaron Gordon SF Arizona Fr. 6'8 220

Gordon is an out-of-this-world athlete that could probably play either forward position at the next level. He's an offensive weapon that has a game that is very similar to Michael Beasley or a shorter Blake Griffin. Gordon won't play college basketball until next year, but NBA scouts already know who he is and it's likely that he will blow up in his first year of college basketball. Gordon is still a bit raw offensively, still as a shooter, but could develop in the next year. He is also a bit of a tweener as he doesn't have great size or strength for a power forward but doesn't have the perimeter offensive skills yet to play small forward.

2. Kaleb Tarczewski C Arizona So. 7'0 255

A legit seven-footer, Tarczewski has great size and balance for his size and is a bit of a throw back as a true center that likes to play inside. He didn't have a huge year as a freshman, but should be counted on for more scoring and rebounding next year with the graduation of Solomon Hill and he has serious lottery potential if he continues to develop.

3. Spencer Dinwiddie PG Colorado Jr. 6‘6 220

Dinwiddie is a combo guard that probably has a higher ceiling at point guard due to his size. He's an attacking guard that can really push the ball and handle it in traffic while also being able to knock down shots when they are open.

4. Kyle Anderson SF UCLA So. 6‘9 235

Anderson is your typical, 6‘7-6‘9 good college basketball small forward that can do everything pretty well. He's not as athletic as you would like a guy of that ilk to be, but has good wingspan and is a very good rebounder who can also score pretty well when needed. Could have a breakout season next season with Shabazz Muhammad gone and no new star players coming into Westwood.

5. Jahii Carson PG Arizona State So. 5'10 175

He might not have ideal measurables for the NBA, but I think Carson will be the best pure player in the conference next season and is the kind of guy who is simply too good for NBA teams to overlook just because of his lack of size. He has athleticism and toughness to make up for his size and is a guy who is competitive and wants the ball in his hands late in the game. He is similar to a less athletic, but more polished and steady Nate Robinson who ended up going in the first round in 2005.

6. Dwight Powell PF Stanford 6'10 235

The Canadian product isn't flashy, but does just about exactly what you expect a good, 6'10 college big man to do. He can score around the basket, get to the line, rebound, block some shots and step outside occasionally when needed. He's a solid, but not spectacular power forward prospect.

7. C.J. Wilcox SG Washington 6'5 185

Wilcox will likely be the best pure shooter in the conference next season and is the type of player who can bury shots that every team wants in college basketball in the NBA. He has had some injury and conditioning issues and he doesn't do much else but shoot, but when you have a stroke as nice as Wilcox', that isn't a huge deal.

8. Tyrone Wallace SG Cal So. 6'4 185

Wallace didn't do a ton at Cal as a freshman but his potential is through the roof. He has great athleticism, wingspan, can get to the basket and defend and if he can develop an outside jumper and put up bigger numbers he could be a surprise lottery pick.

9. Jordan Adams SG UCLA So. 6'5 220

Adams doesn't get a ton of love, but there were a lot of times last season where he actually looked better than Muhammad and he actually isn't that far behind Shabazz physically. Adams is big, strong, can score and is savvy and if puts together good enough seasons, I could see him going in the first round.

10. Jordan Bachynski C Arizona State 7'2 250

Another player that I don't think gets the love that he deserves. Bachynski is 7'2 and broke the Pac-12 record for most blocked shots in a single season last season. Bachynski needs to be a better rebounder and put together a little bit more of an offensive game and if he can do that, his potential is unlimited.

Others considered

Damyean Dotson SG Oregon So. 6'5 200

Norman Powell SG UCLA Jr. 6'4 215

Eric Moreland SF Oregon State Jr. 6'10 215

Devon Collier SF Oregon State 6'8 215

Mike Moser SF Oregon 6'8 210

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