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2012 NBA Mock Draft: 76ers Linked To John Henson

In the latest installment of the 2012 NBA Mock Draft by SB Nation, the Philadelphia 76ers are taking John Henson from North Carolina.

Michael Levin of Liberty Ballers decided to pounce on Henson in this mock, and it's a smart move. Henson is a freakish athlete with gangly arms and a tremendous defensive presence. The 76ers need some size in the interior with Spencer Hawes more than likely leaving through free agency.

Henson would provide that size along with a shot-blocking presence that the Sixers have been missing for quite some time.

The youngster might need his frame to fill out some more to play on the inside against NBA talent, but he looks like a carbon-copy of Marcus Camby. Who wouldn't want that situation arising, especially outside of the lottery?

Head coach Doug Collins would have to be jumping for joy if Henson was around at the 15th overall pick come Thursday night.

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