NBA Draft 2012: Atlanta Hawks Select Tony Wroten Jr & Doron Lamb in Complete ESPN Mock Draft

Draft guru Chad Ford of has the Atlanta Hawks taking Tony Wroten Jr. (Washington) with the No. 23 selection in the first round of tomorrow’s NBA draft and Doron Lamb (Kentucky) in the second round with the 43rd overall pick in his updated mock.

Here’s a closer look at the two potential draftees:

Tony Wroten Jr. (Washington)

Position: PG
Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 203 pounds
Age: 19

Brief Bio via Hawks PR:

Made himself eligible for the NBA Draft following his freshman season at Washington last year … became the first Huskies freshman to earn First-Team All-Conference honors, and joined Detlef Schrempf (1985) as the only Washington player with 500 points, 150 rebounds and 100 assists in a season … averaged 16.0 ppg, 3.7 apg and 1.9 spg, making .443 FGs and .583 FTs … his father Tony played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while his cousin is Golden State’s Nate Robinson … born in Seattle, WA.

***CAREER TOTALS – 16.0 points, 3.7 assists and 1.9 steals (.443 FG%, .583 FT%).

Ford’s Insider Analysis: The Hawks don’t have any depth behind point guard Jeff Teague. Sources say that, in the past few weeks, they’ve become enamored with Wroten. His shot is broken and he can be wild, but he has enormous upside as a big point guard who can see the floor and get to the rim.


Doron Lamb (Kentucky)

Position: SG
Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 210 pounds
Age: 20

Brief Bio via Hawks PR:

A member of the National Champion Wildcats, Lamb was described by UK coach John Calipari as the team’s “best basketball player” … one of six UK players to enter their names into this year’s NBA Draft … Lamb tallied 13.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg and 1.5 apg in 40 contests as a sophomore (.474 FG%, .466 3FG%, .826 FT%) … the second-leading scorer on a talent-laded squad, he scored a season high 26 vs. Samford and became a member of the school’s 1,000-point club in UK win over Kansas in the national title game … Lamb also finished his career as the top three-point shooter in school history, hitting 47.5 percent of his attempts … hails from Laurelton, NY.

***CAREER TOTALS – 13.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists (.485 FG%, .475 3FG%, .811 FT%).

Ford’s Insider Analysis: The Hawks can always use guards who can really stroke the basketball. Lamb is in contention with John Jenkins for the best sniper in the draft

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