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NBA Draft 2017: DraftExpress projects Rockets to select Kuzma, Brooks

Apparently the Rockets like the Pac-12 in this mock draft.

NCAA Basketball: PAC-12 Conference Tournament-Utah vs Oregon Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The 2017 NBA Draft is less than two weeks. It's a ho-hum endeavor for the Houston Rockets, who have no first round picks and two late second round draft picks.

But of course, there are still mock drafts with all 60 selections. One of the strongest yearly mock drafts comes from DraftExpress.

This year, DraftExpress has the Rockets selecting junior power forward Kyle Kuzma with pick No. 43 out of Utah. Two picks later, the Rockets are projected to select junior small forward Dillon Brooks out of Oregon.

Kuzma, 21, checks in at 6’9”, 223 pounds, and a 7’014“ wingspan. He averaged 16.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 0.6 steals in 31.2 minutes per with the Utes.

Kuzma was a first team selection to the Pac-12 All-Conference team.

Brooks, 21, is originally from Mississauga, Ontario. He checks in at 6’7”, 215 pounds with a 6’6” wingspan. He averaged 16.0 points, 3.3 rounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.1 steals in 25.5 minutes per game for the Ducks.

Brooks was the 2016-17 Pac-12 Player of the Year. Brooks went on to average 17.9 points in conference play, third-best in the league. He had buzzer-beating, game-winning shots in victories over UCLA and California helped Oregon repeat as Pac-12 regular-season champions, earning a share with Arizona at 16-2. Brooks is one of four John R. Wooden National Player of the Year finalists from the Pac-12.