NBA Draft 2014: Orlando Magic select Noah Vonleh, Elfrid Payton in new mock

Noah Vonleh - Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Orlando Sentinel's first mock Draft has Orlando adding a top shot-blocker and a well-regarded point guard.

In his first mock 2014 NBA Draft for the Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Magic beat writer Josh Robbins pegs the Magic to select Noah Vonleh and Elfrid Payton with the fourth and 12th overall picks, respectively.

DraftExpress scouts Noah Vonleh

Vonleh, whom Robbins calls "a raw stretch-4," posted per-game averages of 11.3 points, nine rebounds, and 1.4 blocks for Indiana in his freshman campaign. He shot 52.3 percent from the floor and 48.5 percent from three-point distance, albeit on just 1.1 triple-tries per game. In this exercise, the Magic choose Vonleh over Arizona forward Aaron Gordon, Kansas center Joel Embiid, and Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart, among other players.

Payton, "a tenacious defender" in Robbins' estimation, would come to Orlando via UL-Lafayette. In three seasons with the Ragin' Cajuns, Payton averaged 14.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and two steals on 48.5 percent shooting from the floor. As a junior, Payton notched 19.2 points per game to go with six boards, 5.9 assists, and 2.3 steals. He connected on 50.9 percent of his shot attempts.

With Jameer Nelson advancing in age--the 10-year veteran turns 33 in February--Orlando needs a young point guard, like Payton, but this mock is the first Orlando Pinstriped Post has seen pairing the Magic with the highly-regarded junior. Syracuse point guard Tyler Ennis, another impressive prospect, slips to the Toronto Raptors at the 20-spot in Robbins' mock.

The NBA Draft is set for Thursday, June 26th.

Keep up with all of our Magic coverage

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Orlando Pinstriped Post

You must be a member of Orlando Pinstriped Post to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Orlando Pinstriped Post. You should read them.

Join Orlando Pinstriped Post

You must be a member of Orlando Pinstriped Post to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Orlando Pinstriped Post. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker