Chad Ford NBA Mock Draft 2017: Notable Picks from ESPN Guru’s 2nd Mock

January 3rd, 2017 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply » NBA draft guru Chad Ford released his second mock draft of the season on Tuesday despite the year being less than halfway completed. 

But it's never too early to start thinking ahead, as Ford's predictions can be seen below:

             Notable Picks Markelle Fultz, G, Washington

Ford's Prediction: No. 1

It's difficult to decipher a clear-cut No. 1 pick for the June 22 draft, but Ford believes that the Philadelphia 76ers will have the top selection and will go with Markelle Fultz.  

The 6'4" Maryland native is one of numerous highly touted freshmen who will likely head to the NBA next year, but he is one of the best. 

In 13 games this season, Fultz has averaged 22.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game as a versatile athlete who can play the 1, 2 or 3:

He can shoot from distance with a 45.5 three-point field-goal shooting percentage but isn't afraid to penetrate the defense and show his aggression near the basket. 

That all-around style of play would be a welcomed a ...

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