Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Auburn Tigers forward Cinmeon Bowers (5) attempts to drive past LSU Tigers forward Jordan Mickey (25), Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge.


LSU’s power forward tandem of Jordan Mickey and Jarell Martin will each have a big decision to make whenever their sophomore seasons are completed: return to school and play with the No. 1 recruit in the country — 6-foot-10 forward Benny Simmons — or enter the NBA draft.

While Mickey and Martin are having productive seasons in scoring and rebounding and Mickey ranks as the nation’s premier shot-blocker, both were projected as second-round picks in a mock draft by Gary Parrish of

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