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2016 Grizzly Bear Blues Community NBA Mock Draft: Pick #28- Phoenix Suns

The Suns make their final selection in our mock draft today, and they make a solid value selection at #28 overall.

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Check out the previous picks and trades in the 2016 Grizzly Bear Blues Community NBA Mock Draft here.

Malik Beasley went #27 overall to the Toronto Raptors earlier today, and now the Phoenix Suns and their Mock GM Kyle Whittington are back on the clock!

With the 28th pick in the 2016 GBB Community NBA Mock Draft, the Phoenix Suns select...

Damian Jones, Center, Vanderbilt University

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Here is Kyle's thought process on the pick-

With their third first round pick, Phoenix is going to grab Damien Jones, a center out of Vandy. Jones is 6'11.5" in shoes with almost a 7'4" wing span, and he weighs 250 pounds. Averaging 13.9 pts and 6.9 rebounds a game on 59.5% shooting his junior year led him to All-SEC First Team honors. Jones is an interesting prospect because of his height, athleticism, and touch on the block. However, he has a lot to work on. He shot just 54% from the free throw line last season, which was down from the 61% he shot the season before, and he made just 26% of his jump shots as well. If he wants to have a more polished game, he should work on both those areas. He is also weirdly inconsistent and has the tendency to disappear at certain points in a game.

Defensively, he has great tools, and even blocked 2.5 shots per 40 minutes, but he doesn't have great on ball defensive instincts and can be passive on defense. He also needs to work on pulling down defensive rebounds more consistently to be a good NBA player. All in all, Jones is a very interesting player who has the tools and the intelligence to be a very good basketball player, he just needs to put some work into developing it.

Tomorrow we finish our Community Mock Draft with the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors!

Date Pick/Team Selection Mock GM
June 2nd 1/Philadelphia Brandon Ingram, Forward, Duke University Joe Mullinax
June 2nd 2/LA Lakers Ben Simmons, Forward, LSU Corban Ford
June 3rd 3/Boston Marquese Chriss, Power Forward, Washington Chip Williams
June 3rd 4/Phoenix Dragan Bender, Power Forward, Maccabi Tel Aviv Kyle Whittington
June 6th 5/Minnesota Buddy Hield, Guard, Oklahoma Aimee S
June 6th 6/Denver Jamal Murray, Guard, Kentucky Mopizzle11
June 7th 7/Denver Domantas Sabonis, Forward/Center, Gonzaga Mopizzle11
June 7th 8/Sacramento Kris Dunn, Guard, Providence Brandon C
June 8th 9/Toronto Henry Ellenson, Forward, Marquette Tabitha
June 8th 10/Milwaukee Timothe Luwawu, Guard/Forward, Mega Leks Kevin Yeung
June 9th 11/Boston Jaylen Brown, Guard/Forward, California Chip Williams
June 9th 12/Utah Jakob Poeltl, Center, Utah BealeStreetKen
June 10th 13/Phoenix Skal Labissiere, Forward/Center, Kentucky Kyle Whittington
June 10th 14/Memphis Denzel Valentine, Guard/Forward, Michigan State Joe Mullinax
June 13th 15/New Orleans Taurean Prince, Forward, Baylor Wes George
June 13th 16/Orlando Deyonta Davis, Forward/Center, Michigan State Daron Koch
June 14th 17/Chicago Wade Baldwin IV, Guard, Vanderbilt Brandon C
June 14th 18/Detroit Dejounte Murray, Guard, Washington Joe Mullinax
June 15th 19/New Orleans Furkan Korkmaz, Guard/Forward, Turkey Wes George
June 15th 20/Indiana DeAndre Bembry, Guard/Forward, St. Joseph's Aimee S
June 16th 21/Atlanta Brice Johnson, Forward, North Carolina Joe Mullinax
June 16th 22/Charlotte Ivica Zubac, Center, Bosnia and Herzegovina Justin Sims
June 17th 23/Orlando Thon Maker, Forward, High School Senior Daron Koch
June 17th 24/Philadelphia Demetrius Jackson, Guard, Notre Dame Jama17
June 20th 25/LA Clippers Patrick McCaw, Guard, UNLV Kevin Lipe
June 20th 26/Philadelphia Malachi Richardson, Guard/Forward, Syracuse Joe Mullinax
June 21st 27/Toronto Malik Beasley, Guard, Florida State Tabitha
June 21st 28/Phoenix Damian Jones, Center, Vanderbilt Kyle Whittington
June 22nd 29/San Antonio Jill Kong
June 22nd 30/Golden State rhinoh23

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