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2015 NBA draft top players by position

Karl-Anthony Towns #12 of the Kentucky Wilcats celebrates during the game against the Louisville Cardinals at KFC YUM! Center on December 27, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Karl-Anthony Towns #12 of the Kentucky Wilcats celebrates during the game against the Louisville Cardinals at KFC YUM! Center on December 27, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. Getty Images

Best players,

position by position

Observer NBA beat writer Rick Bonnell’s rankings by position of the top players in Thursday’s draft, including height and weight:

Centers

1. Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky, 7-0, 250

2. Jahlil Okafor, Duke, 6-11, 270

3. Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky, 7-1, 240

4. Myles Turner, Texas, 7-0, 243

5. Robert Upshaw, Washington, 7-0, 250

6. Nikola Milutinov, Serbia, 7-0, 225

7. Rakeem Christmas, Syracuse, 6-10, 250

8. Dakari Johnson, Kentucky, 7-0, 265

9. Willy Hernangomez, Spain, 6-11, 255

10. Mouhammadou Jaiteh, France, 6-11, 249

Small forwards

1. Justise Winslow, Duke, 6-7, 230

2. Stanley Johnson, Arizona, 6-7, 245

3. Sam Dekker, Wisconsin, 6-9, 230

4. Kelly Oubre, Kansas, 6-7, 200

5. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Arizona, 6-7, 220

6. Justin Anderson, Virginia, 6-6, 228

7. Jonathan Holmes, Texas, 6-9, 240

8. Anthony Brown, Stanford, 6-7, 215

9. Cedi Osman, Turkey, 6-8, 194

10. Daniel Diez, Spain, 6-8, 215

Power forwards

1. Kristaps Porzingis, Spain, 7-0, 220

2. Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin, 7-1, 242

3. Trey Lyles, Kentucky, 6-10, 235

4. Montrezl Harrell, Louisville, 6-8, 240

5. Bobby Portis, Arkansas, 6-11, 242

6. Kevon Looney, UCLA, 6-9, 220

7. Christian Wood, Nevada-Las Vegas, 6-11, 220

8. Jarell Martin, Louisiana State, 6-9, 235

9. Jordan Mickey, Louisiana State, 6-8, 235

10. Cliff Alexander, Kansas, 6-9, 250

Shooting guards

1. Mario Hezonja, Spain, 6-8, 200

2. Devin Booker, Kentucky, 6-6, 205

3. R.J. Hunter, Georgia State, 6-5, 185

4. Rashad Vaughn, Nevada-Las Vegas, 6-5, 200

5. Michael Frazier, Florida, 6-4, 195

6. Joseph Young, Oregon, 6-2, 180

7. Norman Powell, UCLA, 6-4, 215

8. J.P Tokoto, North Carolina, 6-6, 200

9. Michael Qualls, Arkansas, 6-5, 201

10. Pat Connaughton, Notre Dame, 6-5, 206

Point guards

1. D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State, 6-5, 180

2. Emmanuel Mudiay, China, 6-5, 200

3. Cameron Payne, Murray State, 6-2, 185

4. Tyus Jones, Duke, 6-2, 184

5. Jerian Grant, Notre Dame, 6-4, 205

6. Delon Wright, Utah, 6-6, 190

7. Terry Rozier, Louisville, 6-2, 190

8. Andrew Harrison, Kentucky, 6-6, 210

9. Olivier Hanlan, Boston College, 6-4, 190

10. Quinn Cook, Duke, 6-2, 185

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