NBA Mock Draft: LaMelo Ball headlines a class of unknown prospects

NBA Draft prospect Lamelo Ball (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
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25. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Denver) – Reggie Perry, F, Mississippi State

From his freshman to sophomore season, Reggie Perry made quite the jump. In his second season with the Bull Dogs, Perry averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds on 50 percent shooting from the field. He also managed to improve his 3-point shooting (32 percent on two attempts per contest). If he wants to find a steady place in the rotation, he’ll have to continue to improve his range.

The Oklahoma City Thunder could take Perry to help solidify their frontcourt, especially in the event that Danilo Gallinari finds a new home during free agency.

26. Boston Celtics – Saddiq Bey, F, Villanova

With a second first-round pick, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Celtics potentially move one – or even both – of their picks. Though, if they’re going to make a selection, taking a shot on a talented wing such as Saddiq Bey.

During his sophomore season, Bey averaged 16 points and five rebounds on 48 percent from the field and 45 percent from 3-point range. He’s a player that fits the Celtics mold and could be a contributor if developed in the right system. And what better system for him to do that than in Brad Stevens’.