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With two rounds in the books, March Madness has officially arrived. Incredible games have taken place. Unbelievable upsets have occurred. Millions of brackets have been busted. Lucky for us, there are still four more rounds to go.
Sixteen teams remain and are preparing for the final stages of this crazy, unpredictable tournament.
On the flip side, many teams have begun preparing for next season as many of these current college players will be leaving their respective schools to enter the NBA draft.
With scouts, coaches and GMs starting to salivate over the talent entering the NBA in this upcoming draft, now is a great time to release my first mock draft. This mock draft is based on potential prospects and their performances throughout the past season (pick, team, player)
- Sixers – Brandon Ingram, SF, Duke
- Lakers – Ben Simmons, SF, LSU
- Suns – Buddy Hield, SG, Oklahoma
- Celtics (via Nets) – Dragan Bender, PF, Maccabi
- Timberwolves – Jaylen Brown, SF, California
- Pelicans – Kris Dunn, PG, Providence
- Kings – Jamal Murray, SG, Kentucky
- Raptors (via Knicks) – Jakob Poeltl, C, Utah
- Nuggets – Skal Labissiere, PF/C, Kentucky
- Magic – Ivan Rabb, PF/C, California
- Bucks – Demetrius Jackson, PG, Notre Dame
- Jazz – Denzel Valentine, G/F, Michigan St.
- Suns (via Wizards) – Brice Johnson, F, North Carolina
- Celtics (via Mavericks) – Domantas Sabonis, PF/C, Gonzaga
- Nuggets (via Rockets) – Diamond Stone, C, Maryland
- Nuggets (via Blazers) – Malik Beasley, SG, Florida St.
- Pistons – Henry Ellenson, PF/C, Marquette
- Bulls – Taurean Prince, SF, Baylor
- Pacers – Stephen Zimmerman, PF/C, UNLV
- Hornets – Deyonta Davis, PF, Michigan St.
- Grizzlies – Grayson Allen, SG, Duke
- Celtics – Wayne Selden, G, Kansas
- Hawks – Deandre Bembry, SF, St. Joe’s
- Sixers (via Heat) – Tyler Ulis, PG, Kentucky
- Clippers – Danuel House, SG/SF, Texas A&M
- Sixers (via Thunder) – Malcolm Brogdon, SG, Virginia
- Raptors – Furkan Korkmaz, SG, Turkey
- Suns (via Cavaliers) – Check Diallo, PF/C, Kansas
- Spurs – Nigel Hayes, PF, Wisconson
- Warriors – Melo Trimble, PG, Maryland
*Order based on NBA standings as of March 21