Mizzou's Clarkson now a 1st-rounder? 

May, 22, 2014
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Jordan Clarkson isn't a name even many big NBA fans have heard a lot about, but the Tulsa transfer shined as a fourth-year junior at Missouri last season and, at 6-foot-5, has great size for a NBA point guard.

Previously regarded as a seconder, ESPN's NBA draft expert Chad Ford writes today that many around the league view the soon-to-be 22-year-old as someone who'll come off the board sooner than that.