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NBA draft prospects galore in Sweet 16

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Duke's Marvin Bagley III (35) sinks a three-point shot during the second half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament second-round game against Rhode Island, in Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Duke won 87-62. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Duke's Marvin Bagley III (35) sinks a three-point shot during the second half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament second-round game against Rhode Island, in Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Duke won 87-62. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by Gene J. Puskar (AP photographer)

All you need is a basement with power and a computer linked to the internet to start your own mock draft. They're all over the internet, but ESPN.com's has the most credibility.

NBA draft prospects are easy to find in the Sweet 16. All five Duke starters appear in the top 52. Kansas point guard Devonte' Graham is ranked 28th, teammate Svi Mykhailiuk 51st. Billy Preston, who never played in a game that counted for Kansas, is ranked 83rd.

A look at those on Sweet 16 schools who made ESPN's top 100 NBA draft prospects:

ESPN
NBA draft
ranking
Player School NBA
position
4 Marvin Bagley III
Duke PF/C
6 Wendell Carter
Duke C
12 Kevin Knox
Kentucky SF/PF
14 Shai-Gilgeous-Alexadner Kentucky PG/SG
15
Robert Williams
Texas A&M
PF/C
28 Devonte' Graham
Kansas PG
30
Grayson Allen
Duke SG
35 Zhaire Smith
Texas Tech
SF
37 Jalen Brunson
Villanova PG
39
Tyus Battle
Syracuse SG/SF
45 Hamidou Diallo
Kentucky SG
48 Trevon Duval
Duke PG
50 Jevon Carter
WVU PG
51
Svi Mykhailiuk
Kansas SG
52 Gary Trent Jr.
Duke SG
53 Rui Hachimura
Gonzaga PF
56
Moritz Wagner
Michigan C
60
Vincent Edwards
Purdue SF/PF
61 Donte DiVincenzo
Villanova PG
62
Jarred Vanderbilt
Kentucky SF
65 OShae Brissett
Syracuse
PF
66 D.J. Hogg
Texas A&M
SF/PF
71 Carsen Edwards
Purdue PG
85 Cody Martin
Nevada
SF
87
Keenan Evans
Texas Tech
PG
93 Isaac Hayes (injured)
Purdue C
94 Caleb Martin
Nevada SF
97 Donte Grantham (injured)
Clemson SF
98 Wenyen Gabriel
Kentucky PF
Source: ESPN.com

Comments

Brett Gaul 2 months, 4 weeks ago

I didn't realize the guy who wrote the Shaft theme played at Purdue. Lol.

Jonathan Allison 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Here is what Kevin Knox had to say about Dean Wade returning from his foot injury: "Hopefully he plays so they don't have an excuse."

I'm sure that KSU will use this as bulletin board material, but Kevin Knox seems to know KSU pretty well for a guy who plays in the SEC.

Michael Sillman 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Does this mean that Azubuike will definitely be back next year?

Mike Bennett 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Hard to believe Doke isn't in the top 100. I know the game has changed, but a 7' 0" 270 lb center should be in some kind of demand.

Henry Joseph Hofmeister 2 months, 4 weeks ago

maybe he's having fun and learning a lot. if i was a kid relatively new to university fame, i might stay for a championship. if he does and malik does we are almost guaranteed.

Henry Joseph Hofmeister 2 months, 4 weeks ago

ouch, no trae young? imagine if he was on a real team or took to coaching at all? high school know it all loses it all after a year in gatorade league.

Kurt Eskilson 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Trae is not on this list because it's only for schools in the Sweet 16. Word in Chicago says he'll be the #8 pick by The Bulls.

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