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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Chad Ford Projects Andrew Nicholson, Moe Harkless To Boston Celtics

In his latest 2012 NBA Mock Draft, ESPN analyst Chad Ford projects that two stars who played their college basketball in the state of New York will be selected by the Boston Celtics.

Ford projects that the Celtics will use the 21st and 22nd picks to choose Andrew Nicholson of St. Bonaventure and Moe Harkless of St. John's, respectively.

Nicholson, a 6-foot-10, 234-pound forward, finished his college career by leading St. Bonaventure into the NCAA tournament. He averaged 18.5 points on 57.1 percent shooting to go along with 8.4 rebounds as a senior. Though his athleticism isn't elite, his skill level as a stretch forward intrigues scouts.

Harkless, a 6-foot-9 small forward, won the Big East's Rookie of the Year award after averaging 15.5 points and 8.6 rebounds during his lone season at St. John's. The 19-year-old is still raw and his jump shot needs plenty of work, but he has a prototypical build for an NBA wing.

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