Draft predictions for Pistons all over the map

The Detroit News
Deyonta Davis

Thursday night is NBA draft night, the final mock drafts have been published, and a consensus has emerged.

Forward Deyonta Davis, who left Michigan State after just one season, will be selected before his former Michigan State teammate, guard Denzel Valentine.

Rod Beard of The Detroit News has Davis going to the Suns at No. 13 and Valentine to the Nuggets at No. 19 – one spot after the Pistons take Notre Dame guard Demetrius Jackson.

As for the Pistons, the predictions are all over the map. While Beard says Jackson, ESPN's Chad Ford thinks it'll be a different point guard -- Vanderbilt's Wade Baldwin IV.

Andrew Sharp of Sports Illustrated sees the Pistons taking a big man (Marquette's Henry Ellenson), as does the pundits at Draft Express (Juan Hernangomez from Spain), while Gary Parrish of CBS Sports says it'll be Valentine.

Rod Beard, The Detroit News

13. Suns: Deyonta Davis, F, Michigan State

18. Pistons: Demetrius Jackson, G, Notre Dame

19. Nuggets: Denzel Valentine, G, Michigan State

Washington Post (Beard makes Pistons’ selection)

14. Bulls: Valentine

16. Celtics: Davis

18. Pistons: Jackson

Chad Ford, ESPN

10. Bucks: Davis

14. Bulls: Valentine

18. Pistons: Wade Baldwin IV, G, Vanderbilt

Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated

10. Bucks: Davis

18. Pistons: Henry Ellenson, F/C, Marquette

20. Pacers: Valentine

Gary Parrish, CBS Sports

13. Suns: Davis

18. Pistons: Valentine

Draft Express

10. Bucks: Davis

14. Bulls: Valentine

18. Juan Hernangomez, F, Spain

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