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2016 NBA Mock Draft 1.0: Post-NCAA Tournament


19. Detroit Pistons: Wade Baldwin IV (PG-Vanderbilt)

  • Sophomore
  • 20 yrs.
  • 6’3″, 195 lbs.

Wade Baldwin was one of the best passers in the country, ranked 35th in the entire country in assist rate, leading an offense that ranked in the top-50 in the country in adjusted-O according to kenpom.com.

The Pistons can use a good three-point shooter behind slashing point guard Reggie Jackson, and Baldwin fits the bill.

20. Memphis Grizzlies: Malcolm Brogdon (SG-Virginia)

  • Senior
  • 23 yrs.
  • 6’5″, 215 lbs.

The Grizzlies lack of a reliable three-point shooter has become comical over the last two playoff seasons. For 2015-16, they are 29th in the league ahead of just the pathetic Lakers.

Senior Malcolm Brogdon is coming off a year in which he was ACC POTY and a consensus First-Team All-American. He was a perfect fit for Virginia’s aggressive defensive style and shot 36.5 percent from downtown in his career. Brogdon will be able to compete right away.

21. Boston Celtics: DeAndre Bembry (SF-St. Joseph’s)

  • Junior
  • 21 yrs.
  • 6’6″, 210 lbs.

DeAndre Bembry made a name for himself in the NCAA Tournament with his performance against Oregon. After flying under the radar at Saint Joe’s for three seasons, he’s made a name for himself as a legit NBA prospect.


Bembry was the Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year, averaging 37.3 minutes, 17.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 1.4 steals.

The Celtics could use a wing player to replace Evan Turner, and Bembry can be that guy.

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for EliteSportsNY.com. I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: chip.murphy@elitesportsny.com Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.