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Jeff Goodman's latest mock projects Myles Turner to the Atlanta Hawks

Jeff Goodman has the Hawks selecting Big 12 Freshman of the Year Myles Turner with the 15th overall pick in his latest mock draft.

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With the draft just a day away, Jeff Goodman has released his sixth and latest mock draft, where he has the Atlanta Hawks selecting Texas center Myles Turner.

Goodman's analysis on the potential pick:

Even if free agents Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll both return, Turner could be a valuable addition. He's a near 7-footer who is skilled enough to step out and make 3s, but he also would provide the Hawks with a guy who can alter and block shots.

The Big 12 Freshman of the Year played in 34 games for the Longhorns, averaging 22 minutes per game, as well as 10.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game.

At the combine, Turner's size was quite impressive. Measuring at just over 6-11 in shoes, and a 7-4 wingspan, he has the size you'd like to see in an NBA big man. Turner had a standing reach of 9-4, second to only Robert Upshaw among players at the NBA Combine. His size, and ability to step out and shoot the three makes for a very intriguing prospect, considering that appears to be becoming the norm in today's NBA.

In many previous mock drafts, we typically haven't seen Turner falling this far. If he manages to fall to the Hawks, it would be hard to pass on a guy like him. The idea of developing a guy with his potential, and putting him next to Al Horford would be a sight to see, and could give the Hawks one of the harder frontcourts to defend in the league, if he is able to in fact reach that potential.