Tompkins: Post-March Madness mock draft

Providence guard Kris Dunn is expected to be a top-10 draft pick.

As Villanova’s Kris Jenkins hit a 3-point shot at the buzzer to beat North Carolina fell through the basket, it signaled not only the end of quite possibly the greatest college game of all time.

It also signaled the end of another year of the wild NCAA tournament we have come to call “March Madness.”

Over the past few weeks, 68 teams have taken the court in order to battle it out for the right to move on to the next round.

Due to the sheer number of teams to participate in the tournament, hundreds of players were given the ability to demonstrate their abilities and potential for the millions of fans, scouts, coaches and GMs watching them play.

Additionally, (now former) college players are coming out in the masses and declaring for the NBA draft. Their goals are all the same: to be one of the 60 names called on Draft Night and earn the right to move on to the next stage of their basketball careers.

With all that being said, here is my updated, post-tournament mock draft. The draft order is based on current standings and include all of the trades that have currently been made.

Picks are based on current skill sets to go along with in-game production and long-term potential.

(Pick, Team, Player)

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