With the 26th overall pick in the 2015 Liberty Ballers NBA Mock Draft, the San Antonio Spurs select ... Montrezl Harrell, the 6-foot-8, 250 pound power forward from Louisville.
The 21-year-old Harrell is the No. 22 overall prospect as ranked by DraftExpress. Harrell finished his junior year with 15.7 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 1.4 APG, and 1.2 BPG in 35 appearances. He shot 56.6%/24.3%/59.7%.
ESPN's Chad Ford recently mocked Harrell to the Spurs. I made this pick before his mock came out, so clearly he's taking advice from me. Here's what he wrote:
"Harrell has explosive athleticism and is tough, but his lack of focus has scared some teams off. The Spurs are the right sort of culture to nurture his strengths and minimize his weaknesses. They definitely could use some back-up help at the 4."
I've liked Harrell for quite some time now. (See?) It's really a shame the Sixers don't have the Thunder pick because it'd be great to see him in Philly. I love the energy and toughness he plays with. He's just so fun to watch. So many DUNKS:
Harrell won't be a star but I really like his potential to contribute as a role player. Especially on a team like the Spurs.
1. Minnesota Timberwolves - Karl-Anthony Towns
2. Los Angeles Lakers - Jahlil Okafor
3. Philadelphia 76ers - D'Angelo Russell
4. New York Knicks - Emmanuel Mudiay
5. Orlando Magic - Mario Hezonja
6. Sacramento Kings - Justise Winslow
7. Denver Nuggets - Willie Cauley-Stein
8. Detroit Pistons - Stanley Johnson
9. Charlotte Hornets - Kristaps Porzingis
10. Miami Heat - Myles Turner
11. Indiana Pacers - Cameron Payne
12. Utah Jazz - Frank Kaminsky
13. Phoenix Suns - Kelly Oubre
14. Oklahoma City Thunder - Bobby Portis
15. Atlanta Hawks - Sam Dekker
16. Boston Celtics - R.J. Hunter
17. Milwaukee Bucks - Trey Lyles
18. Houston Rockets - Jerian Grant
19. Washington Wizards - Devin Booker
20. Toronto Raptors - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
21. Dallas Mavericks - Tyus Jones
22. Chicago Bulls - Rashad Vaughn
23. Portland Trail Blazers - Kevon Looney
24. Cleveland Cavaliers - Justin Anderson
25. Memphis Grizzlies - Delon Wright
26. San Antonio Spurs - Montrezl Harrell
27. Los Angeles Lakers - ???