NBA Mock Draft 2012: Cavs Take Bradley Beal, Andrew Nicholson In First Round, According To Mock

The Cleveland Cavaliers will draft one of the youngest players in this year's NBA Draft -- and then turn around and draft one of the very oldest.

DraftExpress predicts that the Cavs will take Florida shooting guard Bradley Beal at No. 4, and then take St. Bonaventure big man Andrew Nicholson at No. 24.

Beal is still 18 years-old and has just a few months on future first-rounders Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Andre Drummond. Nicholson, meanwhile, is 22 -- one month older than fellow big man Tyler Zeller -- and will likely be oldest player taken in the first round.

Beal averaged 14.8 points and 6.7 rebounds last year as a 6-3 guard for the Gators.

The 6-9 Nicholson averaged 18.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. Maybe most impressive, he shot 43.4 percent from downtown -- and that after not attempting a single three-pointer as a freshman or sophomore.

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