NEW YORK — A thumbnail look at the first-round selections of the NBA draft Thursday:

No. 1 Washington

John Wall, g, Kentucky

6-4, 195. ... 16.6 ppg, 6.5 apg, 4.3 rpg

A freshman early entry. ... May be the most dynamic player in the draft. ... Extremely quick point guard. ... Aggressive with good instincts. ... Unselfish with the ball. ... Needs to improve perimeter game. ... His ability to operate in the half-court needs work.

No. 2 Philadelphia

Evan Turner, g, Ohio State

6-7, 205. ... 20.4 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 6.0 apg

A junior early entry. ... May be the most versatile player in the draft. ... The national player of the year. ... Can play any backcourt position. ... Impressive midrange game. ... Dynamic shot creator. ... Needs to improve his perimeter shot.

No. 3 New Jersey

Derrick Favors, f, Georgia Tech

6-9, 246. ... 12.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2.1 bpg

A freshman early entry. ... Has a great wing span. ... Athletic power forward. ... Excels as a rebounder and defender. ... A huge upside, as his offensive game is improving. ... Needs to be more assertive in his game.

No. 4 Minnesota

Wesley Johnson, f, Syracuse

6-7, 205. ... 16.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg

A junior early entry. ... Has the physical tools for the small forward position. ... Explosive, excels in transition. ... Great footwork. ... Solid shooter with a nice touch. ... Plays like he has something to prove. ... Needs to improve ballhandling.

No. 5 Sacramento

DeMarcus Cousins, f, Kentucky

6-11, 270. ... 15.1 ppg, 9.8 rpg

A freshman early entry. ... Huge frame, a presence in the post. ... A true center with excellent skills. ... Can score with back to the basket or facing it. ... Has a great wingspan. ... Some concern about his conditioning. ... Needs to improve passing and lateral quickness.

No. 6 Golden State

Ekpe Udoh, c, Baylor

6-10, 240. ... 13.9 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 3.7 bpg

A junior early entry. ... Set the Big 12 single-season record for blocks (3.7 per game). ... Versatile. ... Fluid around the rim. ... Can step out to the midrange. ... Needs to improve ballhandling and passing. ... Needs to become stronger in his lower body.

No. 7 Detroit

Greg Monroe, f, Georgetown

6-11, 253. ... 16.1 ppg, 9.6 rpg

A sophomore early entry. ... Has the size and length to play center. ... Has a solid all-around game in the post. ... Likes to face the basket. ... Excellent court vision and instincts. ... Terrific passer ... Average rebounder and defender. ... Needs to improve perimeter shooting.

No. 8 L.A. Clippers

Al-Farouq Aminu, f, Wake Forest

6-9, 215. ... 15.8 ppg, 10.7 rpg

A sophomore early entry. ... Long and athletic, can create matchup problems for opponents. ... A competitor with a strong work ethic. ... Runs the floor well. ... Strong rebounder with a massive wingspan. ... Inconsistent shooter. ... Needs to improve his ball handling and perimeter game.

No. 9 Utah (From New York through Phoenix)

Gordon Hayward, f, Butler

6-8, 207. ... 15.5 ppg, 8.2 rpg

A sophomore early entry. ... Solid offensive skills with great size. ... High basketball IQ. ... Solid perimeter game. ... Effective in transition. ... Limited defensive game. ... Average athlete. ... Needs to add weight for next level.

No. 10 Indiana

Paul George, f, Fresno State

6-8, 210. ... 16.6 ppg, 7.1 rpg

A sophomore early entry. ... Great scoring instincts. ... Terrific from the perimeter. ... Athletic and physical attributes cause matchup problems. ... Inconsistent on defender. ... Average ball-handler. ... Court decisions are suspect. ... Turnover prone.

No. 11 New Orleans (traded to Oklahoma City)

Cole Aldrich, c, Kansas

6-11, 245. ... 11.3 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 3.5 bpg

A junior early entry. ... A long-armed, mobile center. ... Has strong rebounding and defensive skills. ... Improve his shot blocking this past season. ... Has limited offensive skills and needs to work on his shooting mechanics.

No. 12 Memphis

Xavier Henry, g, Kansas

6-6, 220. ... 13.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg

A freshman early entry. ... Has the size to play shooting guard or small forward. ... A solid understanding of the game. ... Has deep range on his jump shot. ... Needs to improve on creating his own shot. ... Lateral quickness needs to get better.

No. 13 Toronto

Ed Davis, f, North Carolina

6-10, 225. ... 13.4 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 2.8 bpg

A sophomore early entry. ... Missed the last 13 games with a broken left wrist. ... Excellent frame and athlete. ... High basketball IQ. ... Solid hands, great touch around the basket. ... Needs to improve offensive skills, very raw. ... Needs to get stronger for the post game.

No. 14 Houston

Patrick Patterson, c, Kentucky

6-9, 235. ... 14.3 ppg, 7.4 rpg

A junior early entry. ... A versatile forward. ... Aggressive inside player. ... Finishes around the rim. ... Solid jump shooter. ... Rarely turns the ball over. ... Needs to improve his footwork. ... Needs to improve his rebounding, he relies too much on his athletic skills.

No. 15 Milwaukee (from Chicago)

Larry Sanders, f-c, Virginia Commonwealth

6-11, 235. ... 14.4 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 2.6 bpg

A junior early entry. ... Has the tools to be a force in the paint on the defensive side. ... Terrific wingspan. ... Made great strides in his three years at VCU. ... Plays with energy, runs the floor well. ... Limited offensive skills. ... A project.

No. 16 Minnesota (from Denver through Charlotte) (traded to Portland)

Luke Babbitt, f, Nevada

6-9, 225. ... 21.9 ppg, 8.9 rpg

A sophomore early entry. ... Smooth offensive player. ... Has a very good basketball IQ and feel for the game. ... Can create his own shot. ... Can hit the midrange shots and hits 3-pointers regularly. ... Defensive game needs work, especially lateral quickness.

No. 17 Chicago (from Milwaukee) (traded to Washington)

Kevin Seraphin, f-c, Cholet (France)

6-9, 264. ... 5.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg

Early international entry, born in 1989. ... Used as a rebounder and defender for the best team in France. ... Muscular big man, long, athletic. ... Offensive game needs work. ... Will be picked on potential.

No. 18 Oklahoma (from Miami) (traded to L.A. Clippers)

Eric Bledsoe, g, Kentucky

6-1, 190. ... 11.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.9 apg

A freshman early entry. ... Has a point guard's body and played off the ball, next to John Wall. ... Super athlete with a long wing span. ... Limited offensive skills: ball handling, perimeter shot and playmaking. ... Had a high turnover rate in college.

No. 19 Boston

Avery Bradley, g, Texas

6-2, 180. ... 11.6 ppg, 2.1 apg

A freshman early entry. ... Great defender. ... Good leaper and quick. ... Shooting guard may be a better fit because of the his 6-foot-7 wingspan. ... Impressed the scouts at the camps. ... Excellent defender. ... Needs to improve playmaking skills.

No. 20 San Antonio

James Anderson, g, Oklahoma State

6-6, 215. ... 22.3 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.4 apg

A junior early entry. ... The Big 12 Player of the Year. ... An impressive offensive talent. ... Fluid athlete. ... Can run off a screen or create his own shot. ... Has NBA 3-point range. ... A below average defender.

No. 21 Oklahoma City (traded to New Orleans)

Craig Brackins, f, Iowa State

6-10, 230. ... 16.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg

A junior early entry. ... Has a soft touch around the basket. ... Has a great wingspan. ... Improved his rebounding. ... Needs to add weight and muscle to play the post at the next level. ... Settles for jump shots too often. ... Decision to return for his junior year may have cost him several draft spots.

No. 22 Portland

Elliot Williams, g, Memphis

6-5, 180. ... 17.4 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.8 apg

A sophomore early entry. ... Athletic combo guard. ... Has great scoring instincts and shot-creating ability. ... Gets to the foul line often. ... Solid defender. ... A lefty, who struggles going right.

No. 23 Minnesota (from Philadelphia through Utah) (traded to Washington)

Trevor Booker, f, Clemson

6-7, 240. ... 15.2 ppg, 8.4 rpg

Senior. ... A very strong aggressive athlete. ... Athletic power forward. ... Has an inside-out offensive game. ... Good defender and rebounder. ... May struggle against larger opponents on both sides of the floor at next level.

No. 24 Atlanta (traded to New Jersey)

Damion James, f, Texas

6-7, 225. ... 18.0 ppg, 10.3 rpg

Senior. ... Solid athlete with an NBA body. ... Plays hard, excellent work ethic. ... High energy on the court. ... Good in transition. ... Excellent on the boards. ... Solid defensively. ... Doesn't stand out in any one area, but isn't lacking in any.

No. 25 Memphis (from Denver) (traded to Dallas)

Dominique Jones, g, South Florida

6-4, 215. ... 21.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 3.6 apg

A junior early entry. ... An aggressive slasher who gets to the foul line often. ... A combo guard with size and strength. ... Can create his own shot and scores in bunches. ... Terrific man-to-man defender. ... Needs to improve his perimeter jump shot.

No. 26 Oklahoma City (from Phoenix) (traded to New Orleans)

Quincy Pondexter, f, Washington

6-6, 225. ... 19.3 ppg, 7.4 rpg

Senior. ... Efficient scorer. ... Can pull up for the jumper or finish strong at the rim. ... Long and athletic. ... Solid rebounder and defender. ... Improved his game as a senior. ... Needs to improve ball handling and his perimeter shot.

No. 27 New Jersey (from Dallas) (traded to Atlanta)

Jordan Crawford, g, Xavier

6-4, 195. ... 20.5 ppg, 2.9 apg

A sophomore early entry. ... Creative scorer. ... Explosive leaper who attacks the rim. ... Has a very quick first step and excellent body control. ... Needs to improve finishing around the basket when he attacks. ... Has inconsistent shooting motion.

No. 28 Memphis (from L.A. Lakers)

Greivis Vasquez, g, Maryland

6-6, 200. ... 19.6 ppg, 6.3 apg, 4.6 rpg

Senior. ... Won the Bob Cousy Award and ACC Player of the Year honors. ... Excellent passer. ... Capable scorer. ... Comes up big in pressure situations. ... Tenacious defender. ... Needs to add some muscle. ... Average athlete.

No. 29 Orlando

Daniel Orton, c, Kentucky

6-10, 255. ... 3.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg

A freshman early entry. ... Great physical tools. ... Wide frame and great wingspan. ... Above average athlete. ... Did not play much behind DeMarcus Cousins. ... Some think he should have stayed in school one more year. ... Will be picked on potential.

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No. 30 Washington (from Cleveland) (traded to Minnesota)

Lazar Hayward, f, Marquette

6-6, 225. ... 18.1 ppg, 7.5 rpg

Senior. ... A physical combo forward. ... Plays bigger than his height. ... Can score in traffic or hit the stand-still perimeter jumper. ... Has quick hands and springy legs. ... Needs to improve perimeter defense. ... Average lateral quickness.