Tompkins: 2016 Mock Draft, Version 1

Brandon Ingram of Duke.

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)

  1. Sixers – Brandon Ingram, SF, Duke
  2. Lakers – Ben Simmons, SF, LSU
  3. Suns – Buddy Hield, SG, Oklahoma
  4. Celtics (via Nets) – Dragan Bender, PF, Maccabi
  5. Timberwolves – Jaylen Brown, SF, California
  6. Pelicans – Kris Dunn, PG, Providence
  7. Kings – Jamal Murray, SG, Kentucky
  8. Raptors (via Knicks) – Jakob Poeltl, C, Utah
  9. Nuggets – Skal Labissiere, PF/C, Kentucky
  10. Magic – Ivan Rabb, PF/C, California
  11. Bucks – Demetrius Jackson, PG, Notre Dame
  12. Jazz – Denzel Valentine, G/F, Michigan St.
  13. Suns (via Wizards) – Brice Johnson, F, North Carolina
  14. Celtics (via Mavericks) – Domantas Sabonis, PF/C, Gonzaga
  15. Nuggets (via Rockets) – Diamond Stone, C, Maryland
  16. Nuggets (via Blazers) – Malik Beasley, SG, Florida St.
  17. Pistons – Henry Ellenson, PF/C, Marquette
  18. Bulls – Taurean Prince, SF, Baylor
  19. Pacers – Stephen Zimmerman, PF/C, UNLV
  20. Hornets – Deyonta Davis, PF, Michigan St.
  21. Grizzlies – Grayson Allen, SG, Duke
  22. Celtics – Wayne Selden, G, Kansas
  23. Hawks – Deandre Bembry, SF, St. Joe’s
  24. Sixers (via Heat) – Tyler Ulis, PG, Kentucky
  25. Clippers – Danuel House, SG/SF, Texas A&M
  26. Sixers (via Thunder) – Malcolm Brogdon, SG, Virginia
  27. Raptors – Furkan Korkmaz, SG, Turkey
  28. Suns (via Cavaliers) – Check Diallo, PF/C, Kansas
  29. Spurs – Nigel Hayes, PF, Wisconson
  30. Warriors – Melo Trimble, PG, Maryland

*Order based on NBA standings as of March 21