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1) Marcus Morris- 6'8" 230 lbs. (Kansas) [Think: Brandon Bass]
There's a little debate over whether Morris is a true power forward, but three years at Kansas is enough of a sample size for me to be sold. Morris has good skills both in the post and out to 20 feet or so, which should make him a tough cover at the next level.

2) Tristan Thompson- 6'9" 227 lbs. (Texas) [Think: Jordan Hill]
Thompson is a left-handed big man with a ton of potential. He's a little raw and may not be productive early in his career, but with the right coaching, he could be something really special.

3) Kenneth Faried- 6'7" 225 lbs. (Morehead State) [Think: Chuck Hayes]
Faried is undersized, but makes up for it with hard work and positioning. He's the NCAA's all-time leading rebounder, which should transfer nicely at the next level. He doesn't have much of an offensive game at this point, but someone will fall in love with the way he plays the game.

4) Markieff Morris- 6'9" 241 lbs. (Kansas) [Think: Darrell Arthur]
By the end of the NCAA regular season, Markieff had forced a debate over which Morris brother was actually the better player and prospect. Stepping out of his brother's shadow, Markieff made an impact on both ends and may have worked his way into the lottery discussion.

5) Justin Harper- 6'9" 228 lbs. (Richmond) [Think: Danny Granger?]
Harper had a lot of hype during March Madness, but the honeymoon ended with Richmond's Sweet 16 run. Harper is a very skilled big man, who may play more of a hybrid forward role at the next level.