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NBA Mock Draft: Atlanta Hawks Select Jarrett Allen From Texas

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SB Nation's NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making their team's pick. To continue the 2017 NBA Mock Draft, Peachtree Hoops takes Jarrett Allen from Texas

NCAA Basketball: Texas at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Mock Draft Pick #19 -- Jarrett Allen, Center, Texas

SBNation’s Atlanta Hawks blog Peachtree Hoops explains their pick:

Dwight Howard is the only rotation-worthy big man currently under contract for the Atlanta Hawks. Needless to say, it is something of a priority to invest up front and do so with a forward-thinking look. With the addition of Allen, the Hawks have a potential building block on the interior with a defense-first focus and he brings a great deal of raw talent to the table. Beyond that, "Hawks University" has a new pupil for offensive development and Allen's ceiling is immense.

Ridiculous Upside Analysis

This is a solid “medium-risk, high-reward” selection by the crew at Peach Tree Hoops as Allen has....ridiculous upside. Standing at 6’11 with a 7’6 wingspan, Allen has the kind of frame that would make Jay Bilas salivate. In addition to that, he flashes quick footwork on the defensive end which allowed him to average 1.5 blocks per game as a freshman. On the other end of the court, Allen is a force on the offensive glass (averaged 3.0 offensive boards per game) while also showing some touch as an outside shooter. However, Allen is still an incredibly raw prospect that may need to spend time with the Erie Bayhawks, Atlanta’s G-League affiliate.

1. Boston Celtics - MARKELLE FULTZ, WASHINGTON

2. Los Angeles Lakers - LONZO BALL, UCLA

3. Philadelphia 76ers - JOSH JACKSON, KANSAS

4. Phoenix Suns - JONATHAN ISAAC, FLORIDA STATE

5. Sacramento Kings - DE’AARON FOX, KENTUCKY

6. Orlando Magic - JAYSON TATUM, DUKE

7. Minnesota Timberwolves - MALIK MONK, KENTUCKY

8. New York Knicks - FRANK NTILIKINA, FRANCE

9. Dallas Mavericks - DENNIS SMITH, NC STATE

10. Sacramento Kings - LAURI MARKKANEN, ARIZONA

11. Charlotte Hornets - DONOVAN MITCHELL, LOUISVILLE

12. Detroit Pistons - ZACH COLLINS, GONZAGA

13. Denver Nuggets - OG ANUNOBY, INDIANA

14. Miami Heat - TJ LEAF, UCLA

15. Portland Trail Blazers - LUKE KENNARD, DUKE

16. Chicago Bulls - DJ WILSON, MICHIGAN

17. Milwaukee Bucks - HARRY GILES, DUKE

18. Indiana Pacers - JUSTIN JACKSON, NORTH CAROLINA

19. Atlanta Hawks - JARRETT ALLEN, TEXAS

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23. Toronto Raptors -

24. Utah Jazz -

25. Orlando Magic -

26. Portland Trail Blazers -

27. Brooklyn Nets -

28. Los Angeles Lakers -

29. San Antonio Spurs -

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