Jan 22, 2014; Coral Gables, FL, USA; College basketball announcer Dick Vitale before a game between the Duke Blue Devils and Miami Hurricanes at BankUnited Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Mock Draft 2014: Dick Vitale releases latest first round projections

In just a few days, we’ll know where some of the best college basketball prospects will be beginning their professional careers as the 2014 NBA Draft is set to play out Thursday night in New York City.

This is considered one of the deeper drafts of the last few years, and with the tremendous college talent that is available, you can definitely see why.

With that being said, there are very few people that know the college basketball talent each year like ESPN’s Dick Vitale, who on Monday released his latest draft projections for this week.

1. Cavaliers: Jabari Parker, Duke
2. Bucks:Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
3. 76ers: Aaron Gordon, Arizona
4. Magic: Dante Exum, Australia
5. Jazz: Noah Vonleh, Indiana
6. Celtics: Nik Stauskas, Michigan
7. Lakers: Julius Randle, Kentucky
8. Kings: Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
9. Hornets: Doug McDermott, Creighton
10. 76ers: Gary Harris, Michigan State
11. Nuggets: Zach Lavine, UCLA
12. Magic: Joel Embiid, Kansas
13. Timberwolves: Rodney Hood, Duke
14. Suns: Tyler Ennis, Syracuse
15. Hawks: Elfrid Payton, Louisiana-Lafayette
16. Bulls: Dario Saric, Croatia
17. Celtics: Adreian Payne, Michigan State
18. Suns: James Young, Kentucky
19. Bulls: Shabazz Napier, Connecticut
20. Raptors: T.J. Warren, NC State
21. Thunder: C.J. Wilcox, Washington
22. Grizzlies: P.J. Hairston, North Carolina/D-League
23. Jazz: K.J. McDaniels, Clemson
24. Hornets: Jordan Clarkson, Missouri
25. Rockets: Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee
26. Heat: Kyle Anderson, UCLA
27. Suns: Jordan Adams, UCLA
28. Clippers: Cleanthony Early, Wichita State
29. Thunder: Mitch McGary, Michigan
30. Spurs: Glenn Robinson III, Michigan

Okay, with the Jabari Parker no. 1 selection, you can begin your obligatory “Dick Vitale is a Duke homer” talk in the comments section below.

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