2009 NBA Mock Draft: Picks 11-12

The 2009 NBA Draft begins Thursday, but our 2009 NBA Mock Draft is in full force and nearing the finish line. We have two more installments remaining as we continue to mock the lottery picks, so you'll have plenty of time to digest the picks today and tomorrow before the real deal on Thursday.

11. Nets: Earl Clark, G/F, Louisville

Welcome to the freak athlete portion of our mock draft, starring Earl Clark. The Nets are looking for some youth at the shooting guard or small forward position, and Clark is a great athlete with an explosive first step. His size and energy will be very valuable to the Nets, but he needs to find more consistency with his shot and improve on his ability to beat defenders on the perimeter. Regardless, Clark should be able to come in and contribute immediately.

12. Bobcats: Gerald Henderson, G/F, Duke

The other half of our freak athlete edition, Mr. Henderson, can bring a lot of explosiveness to the Bobcats. He doesn't have ideal size for either the shooting guard or small forward position really, but he has more natural ability than many of the twos and threes currently in the league. Henderson can absolutely fly through the air, and the Bobcats would love to take advantage of his great leaping ability. While it's not certain he'll fall to pick No. 12, you can bet that the Bobcats are hoping that he does.

Stay tuned for the final two picks of our 2009 NBA Mock Draft tomorrow. Until then, be sure to check out the previous picks located in the upper right hand corner of our blog.