Justin Harper, a power forward from Richmond, is projected to the Boston Celtics with the No. 25 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft in the latest mock draft from Sean Deveney of Sporting News.
Harper, a 6'10", 225-pound senior, averaged 17.9 points and 6.9 rebounds last season with the Spiders. In addition, Harper shot 53.4 percent from the field and 44.8 percent from three-point range last year.
25. Boston. JUSTIN HARPER, PF, Richmond. Teams are getting more and more enamored with stretch power forwards, and Harper has a great shooting touch.
Deveney left BC's Reggie Jackson out of the first round in his mock draft. Jackson, who averaged 18.2 points, 4.5 assists and 4.3 rebounds last season for the Eagles, is projected by many experts to be a first round pick.
Kyrie Irving is the top pick in Deveney's mock, going to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Deveney also has Derrick Williams going No. 2 overall to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Brandon Knight going to the Utah Jazz at No.3, Enes Kanter going to the Cavaliers at No. 4 and Kemba Walker going to the Toronto Raptors at No. 5.