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2011 NBA Mock Draft: Round 1 - Picks 16-30
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2011 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings: C | PF | SF | SG | PG
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Updated: June 23, 2011, 7:25 p.m.
  1. Cleveland Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving, PG, Duke, 6-3, Fr.
    There have been rumblings that the Cavs will indeed take Kyrie Irving with the No. 1 pick instead of Derrick Williams. Cleveland already has Baron Davis and Ramon Sessions at the point, but it is hard to pass up a franchise point guard and Irving is the best prospect in this class.

    We've already graded the Kyrie Irving pick in our 2011 NBA Draft Live Grades. Check back on draft night (Thursday) to see our live NBA Draft grades for each pick just moments after each selection.

  2. Minnesota Timberwolves: Derrick Williams, SF, Arizona, 6-9, So.
    In this scenario, the Timberwolves settle for whomever the Cavs do not pick. There has been a ton of discussion about the T-Wolves trading out of this pick since Derrick Williams doesn't fit as they already has Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph who are combo forwards. David Kahn did throw out the possibility of taking Enes Kanter but that appears to be a bluff in hopes of finding a trade partner.

  3. Utah Jazz: Enes Kanter, C, Kentucky, 6-11, Fr.
    Utah owns this pick via the Deron Williams trade. Go here to see all of the outstanding 2011 NBA Draft Trades.

    This pick will come down to Enes Kanter or Brandon Knight, and it appears to be a toss-up at this point. I think Kanter is the better prospect and ultimately wins out even though Knight seems to fit the bigger need.

  4. Cleveland Cavaliers: Jonas Valanciunas, PF/C, Lithuania, 6-10, 1992
    If the Cavs go Irving at No. 1, they are praying Utah takes Knight so Enes Kanter falls to them at No. 4. Since I have Kanter going to the Jazz, the Cavs turn their attention to Jonas Valanciunas assuming they cannot trade down. Cleveland reportedly is very high on Valnciunas but will have to wait a year before he comes to the NBA.

  5. Toronto Raptors: Brandon Knight, PG, Kentucky, 6-3, Fr.
    The Raptors reportedly want to go defense with Kawhi Leonard and Bismack Biyombo both in play. However, Brandon Knight is the better long-term prospect and probably get the nod since he falls to this spot.

  6. Washington Wizards: Jan Vesely, F, Czech Republic, 6-11, 1989
    The Wizards really need a true small forward and should take a hard look at Kawhi Leonard and Jan Vesely. Vesely is probably more of a power forward but could also play the three, and Washington reportedly likes him a lot.

  7. Charlotte Bobcats: Bismack Biyombo, PF, Congo, 6-9, 1992.
    The Bobcats traded up to reportedly grab Bismack Biyombo or Tristan Thompson with this pick. Biyombo is more of a center than Thompson which Charlotte needs so I'll give him the edge.

  8. Detroit Pistons: Tristan Thompson, PF, Texas, 6-9, Fr.
    The Pistons likely turn their attention to Tristan Thompson or Bismack Biyombo; whomever Charlotte doesn't take at No. 7.

  9. Charlotte Bobcats: Klay Thompson, SG, Wash St., 6-7, Jr.
    Since the Bobcats traded Stephen Jackson, they suddenly have a hole at two guard. Corey Maggette gives them a viable option at the three so suddenly a scorer like Klay Thompson is more important than a small forward like Kawhi Leonard.

  10. Sacramento Kings: Jimmer Fredette, PG, BYU, 6-2, Sr.
    I hate that this looks like it is going to happen. But it appears the Kings are taking Jimmer over Kemba. Kawhi Leonard could be a possibility if he falls here.

  11. Golden State Warriors: Kawhi Leonard, SF, San Diego State, 6-7, So.
    Golden State has been high on Klay Thompson for quite some time but since he is off the board, defensive-minded wings like Kawhi Leonard or Chris Singleton become the focus.

  12. Utah Jazz: Kemba Walker, PG, UConn, 6-1, Jr.

  13. Phoenix Suns: Iman Shumpert, G, Georgia Tech, 6-5, Jr.
    The biggest riser in the draft. The Suns really like Shumpert and even though I cannot believe they would take him over Alec Burks, it is likely to happen.

  14. Houston Rockets: Chris Singleton, SF, Florida State, 6-9, Jr.
    The Rockets need a true center and will consider Nikola Vucevic. I think Chris Singleton is the better value here though as the gives Houston a lockdown, versatile defender. Marcus Morris could also be an option.

  15. Indiana Pacers: Markieff Morris, PF, Kansas, 6-9, Jr.
    The Pacers could use some versatility in their frontcourt since they are very thin up front, and since Larry Bird tends to play it safe on draft night rather than take risks, I think Markieff Morris gets the nod over a player like Biyombo.

    Go to 2011 NBA Mock Draft: Picks 16-30
    Sorry for cutting this into two halves; I've received complaints about load times and putting the mock draft on two pages saves bandwith.

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Correlation of Illiteracy to PovertyCooter, Kathleen S. When Mama Can't Read: Counteracting Intergenerational Illiteracy. Reading Teacher. 59.7 (2006): 698-702. Academic Search Premier. Web. 6 Nov. 2011.This article helps piovrde examples of how parents can help their children become more literate simply by reading to them and communicating and interacting with them. This article also points out that children are illiterate due to a process called intergeneration illiteracy where the parents are illiterate and do not have enough time or do not put the effort into emphasizing education on their children. This article gives suggestions to address this educational obstacle. The author addresses this problem by stating ways parents can aid in the educational process simply by reading a picture book at night.Jogwu, C. N. O. Adult Illiteracy: The Root of African Underdevelopment. Education 130.3 (2010): 490-498. Academic Search Premier. Web. 6 Nov. 2011.This article focuses primarily on the illiteracy in adults and children in Nigeria. This illiteracy can help the economy grow and change the status of the nation from underdeveloped to more developed. The article points out that not only do children need to be educated to prevent future illiteracy, but also the current adults need to be educated as well in order for the nation to succeed. There is great disparity of literacy between women and men in Africa and in North and South Africa. This evidence will in our research process to show the impact of education has in comparison to places that do not emphasize education and how to help the country develop by getting more people educated to become more active citizens.Omolewa, Michael. Adult Literacy In Africa: The Push And Pull Factors. International Review Of Education: 54.5/6 (2008): 697-711. Academic Search Premier. Web. 6 Nov. 2011.This article describes push factors that would cause people to want to become more literate for personal and economical reasons. There are also pull factors that cause hindrances. The article also describes successful initiatives in adult education. This could help in my paper by describing what similar projects could be implemented to reduce illiteracy.Whitescarver, Keith, and Judith Kalman. Extending Traditional Explanations of Illiteracy: Historical And Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Compare: A Journal Of Comparative & International Education 39.4 (2009): 497-511. Academic Search Premier. Web. 6 Nov. 2011.This article talks about what are obstacles that get in the way of growing literacy. These three main topics are things involving culture like language, family beliefs and views, and economic status. This partially explains why underdeveloped countries are more illiterate. I could use this in my paper to use the facts and examples that the economic situation influences and is also influenced by the education received and the literacy level of the nation.Boaz, David. Illiteracy The Bad News and The Good. Cato Institute. (1999). Web. 6 Nov. 2011.This article addresses the fact that sixteen percent of the world is illiterate. It also states the point that UNICEF claims that illiteracy contributes to poverty due to people being unable to live “culturally-enriching lives, care for health, or work productively.” However, the author also states facts about how education does not really aid in getting out of poverty, such as communists countries providing stern education on their people, but their economies still being in turmoil. The author claims this by showing that economic freedom has a more influential effect on he economy of the nation. Literacy Vital For Beating Poverty and disease and Reinforcing Stability – UN. UN News Centre. 08 Sept 2011: n. page. Web. 6 Nov. 2011.This article addresses the benefits of having literate people such as less likelihood of getting AIDS/HIV, having a better life for children overall, more justice, equality, and help the politics of the nations. UNESCO gave out prizes to nations that made approaches or programs that aided in helping people become more literate. This will be useful in the research paper due to seeing how literacy programs initiatives have assisted the population and exercising their rights and live better, healthier lives.
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In principle yes, but too many stednut-athletes are more athletes than stednuts.It does suck when someone has a serious injury shortly after being drafted though. I mean seriously, how many healthy bones does Greg Odon have left ..

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