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Henry Ellenson & 2016 NBA Mock Drafts: 6/14/16

We’re one week closer to the draft, so let’s check in with the predictions around the web.

Marquette forward Henry Ellenson Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

A week ago, we rounded up all the mock drafts across the interwebs to see what the NBA intellegensia was saying about Henry Ellenson and where he’ll be selected in the 2016 NBA Draft.

We’re now nine days away from the draft, and it’s been a week since our last look, so let’s take another look around to see if anyone is thinking any more or less of Ellenson’s draft prospects. Last week it was just "Here’s where they’ve got him, and here’s what they’re saying, if anything at all." This time, we’ll provide you with a look at whether Ellenson has moved up or down that particular big board or mock draft.

One last note: As far as I can tell, Ellenson has had six workouts; the Toronto Raptors (#9 pick), the Los Angeles Lakers (#2 pick), the Minnesota Timberwolves (#5 pick), the Phoenix Suns (#4 and #13 picks), the Denver Nuggets (#7, #15, and #19 pick), and the Milwaukee Bucks (#10 pick).

Draft Express Mock Draft (updated 6/13): #10, to the Milwaukee Bucks

Change? Up five places.

Draft Express Top 100 Prospects (Updated 6/13): #13

Change? None

CBS Sports Big Board (updated 6/10): #13

Change? Down four places

CBS Mock Draft (Sam Vecenie, updated 6/7): #12, to the Utah Jazz

Change? Down two places

Ellenson would give the Jazz a bit of a different look in terms of their frontcourt. As something of a stretch-four, he would give them the floor spacing that they typically don't have when Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors share the floor. Plus, you could play any combination of these three players together and probably be relatively okay in terms of offense and defense. Ellenson would be a really great grab for them given that there isn't really the kind of big, athletic wing that they so crave at this stage of the draft.

CBS Sports Mock Draft (Gary Parrish, updated 6/9): #9, to the Toronto Raptors

Change? None

Toronto has a need at power forward, which makes Ellenson an option. The one-and-done prospect is only 19. And though he didn't shoot a good percentage from beyond the arc at Marquette, he has the tools to be a stretch-four. Combine that with his polished low-post game, and Ellenson has one of the highest ceilings in this draft.

ESPN Big Board (Chad Ford, updated 6/9): #11

Change? Down two places

NBADraft.net Mock Draft (updated 6/8): #16, to the Boston Celtics

Change? None

NBADraft.net Big Board (Aran Smith, updated 6/8): #20

Change? Not included last time due to how outdated it was at the time

NBADraft.net Extended Mock Draft (Aran Smith, updated 5/31): #11, to the Orlando Magic

Change? Not updated

Ellenson had a standout freshman season, as Marquette's top player and will look to parlay that into being a mid-first round pick. He's a quality kid, who seems to put the team first. And while not the most demonstrative of personalities, he's young and extremely coachable. For his size, he has versatility with his ability to handle the ball in the open floor and shows face the basket and post skills. While he's a below average run/jump athlete, his 7-foot-2 wingspan gives him the length to make up for his lack of speed defensively and on the boards. He also shows solid feet with good balance and will surprise you by making plays attacking the rim, despite any real explosiveness. His shooting efficiency still needs work, but he's developed a reputation for being a quality shooter and should find a role in the league as a stretch four.

Why Orlando takes Henry Ellenson: If Orlando believes in Ellenson's potential, he would provide a solid complement to Aaron Gordon with his face up skills. Ellenson is well liked by scouts for his ability to hit shots and potential, considering his size and skill level. He may struggle initially with the speed of the NBA game, particularly on the defensive end, but the hope is that he will continue to gain speed and athleticism as his body matures.

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Sports Illustrated Mock Draft (Andrew Smart, updated 6/3): #13, to the Phoenix suns

Change? Not updated

Ellenson's gone much higher in some of the past mock drafts, but this feels closer to where he'll end up. He's got good size and his shooting should be able stretch the floor as a four or five, but what sets him apart from someone like Dragan Bender, for instance, is his lateral movement on defense. He may struggle in switches, and he won't protect the rim right away. He probably projects as something like a poor man's Kevin Love. While that may not be a top five pick, he's worth it late in the lottery.

Sports Illustrated Big Board (Jeremy Woo, updated 5/26): #5

Change? Not updated

Ellenson measured a legit 6’11" in shoes at the combine, which was notable because it confirmed he has the size to, in theory, defend centers. The biggest questions stem from his lateral quickness defensively, and being able to stick him on a big instead of stretch forwards should help compensate. His skill set is as diverse as any in the class—he can play in transition, put it on the floor and hit an open jumper. And best case scenario, that’s more than enough to keep him out there contributing whether he cuts it defensively or not.

USA Today Mock Draft (Derek Bodner, updated 6/13): #13, to the Phoenix Suns

Change? None

Concerns over Ellenson’s defensive contributions could cause him to slide a bit on draft night, but his offensive potential (17 points per game as a freshman) would be a nice get here for a Phoenix team that could use some punch in the front court.

NBA.com Mock Draft (Scott Howard-Cooper, updated 5/18): #9, to the Toronto Raptors

Change? Not updated

Having a lottery pick, thanks to a trade with the Knicks, while playing in a conference final is house money. The Raptors have a veteran roster that would allow Skal Labissiere or Timothe Luwawu to develop mostly behind the scenes, and general manager Masai Ujiri is a risk taker in a way that could push him to Labissiere. But Ellenson is a big man who has the mobility to handle an up-tempo system as well as the strength to play physical. That makes for the potential a very good draft follow up for the state of Wisconsin a year after Frank Kaminsky went ninth and Sam Dekker went 18th.

(Editor’s note: Yep, that Wisconsin note is still insane.)

Bleacher Report Mock Draft (Ryan McCrystal, updated 6/10): #10, to the Milwaukee Bucks

Change? None

Bleacher Report Mock Draft (Jonathan Wasserman, updated 6/4): #9, to the Toronto Raptors

Change? Not updated

Henry Ellenson could be the most skilled power forward in this draft. He'd be higher on boards if he packed a little more explosiveness, but Ellenson's inside-out game looks tailor-made for today's stretch 4 position.

The Toronto Raptors could ultimately use a versatile scorer between DeMarre Carroll and Jonas Valanciunas. Good thing Ellenson—6'11 ½", 242 pounds, 7'2 ¼" wingspan—hit 30 threes and shot 42.7 percent on two-point jumpers, per Hoop-Math.com, while averaging 17.0 points and 9.7 rebounds his freshman year.

A promising shooter with face-up skills, post moves and the willingness to throw his body around under the boards, Ellenson justifies top-10 consideration in 2016. He may even be undervalued heading into June.

CSN Chicago Mock Draft (Mark Strotman, updated 5/26): #8, to the Sacramento Kings

Change? Not updated

DeMarcus Cousins added a 3-pointer to his arsenal this past season, making more triples (70) than he attempted in his first five seasons combined (69). But he hit on just 33 percent of his 210 attempts, and his value as the league's most dominant post scorer took a hit at times because of it. Enter Ellenson, a power forward with range to score from anywhere on the floor to complement both Cousins and Willie Cauley-Stein, the Kings' first round pick a year ago.