In his latest 2012 NBA Mock Draft at Draft Express, Jonathan Givony projects Moe Harkless of St. John's to the Houston Rockets with the 16th pick and Andrew Nicholson of St. Bonaventure to the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 24th pick.
Harkless, a 6-foot-9 wing, has been climbing draft boards as the 2012 NBA Draft approaches. Scouts are impressed by his combination of size and athleticism, and he has come across well during interviews. The 19-year old won the Big East Rookie of the Year award this past season after averaging 15.5 points and 8.6 rebounds during his lone season at St. John's.
Nicholson, a 6-foot-10 big man, has an inside-outside game that some scouts have compared to David West's. The 22-year old averaged 18.5 points and 8.4 rebounds as a senior at St. Bonaventure, leading the school back to the NCAA tournament for the first time in more than a decade.
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