Thomas Robinson

2012 NBA Mock Draft: With Tiers, Trade Rumors

After the "Uni-blocker" Anthony Davis at No. 1, the 2012 NBA Draft is wide open.
<p> Athlon Sports' 2012 NBA Mock Draft, complete with trade rumors and a tier breakdown of the various talent drop-offs in the first round of the June 28 draft.</p>

Athlon Sports’ 2012 NBA Mock Draft (updated June 27, 4:45 p.m. ET) breaks down all 30 picks in the first round, highlighting each “tier” of talent and exploring several trade rumors in the opening round of the June 28 draft.

TIER 1
Potential 2012 Olympian, one-man band headed to the Big Easy.

NCAA Tournament: Midwest Region Preview

Harrison Barnes and preseason No. 1 North Carolina aims to end the year on top.
<p> A preview of the Midwest Region in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Harrison Barnes and the preseason No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels hope to return to the top at the Final Four in New Orleans but the Kansas Jayhawks will be a tough out.</p>

2012 NCAA Tournament

MIDWEST REGION
St. Louis

Top Two – North Carolina (1), Kansas (2)

College Basketball 2011 Preview: Kansas Jayhawks

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Bill Self isn’t sugarcoating the situation. After a 35–3 season and an NCAA Tournament run that ended a win shy of the Final Four, the Kansas basketball coach can’t see his 2011-12 team being any better than last year’s Big 12 championship squad. But that doesn’t mean the Jayhawks will take a step backward, either. “I think we’ll take a step sideways,” Self says.