The bad news is there won’t be any college basketball to watch for the next six or seven months. The good news is the draft is right around the corner. Many of the best players will walk across the stage on June 20th and then play in the summer league shortly after. So there will be plenty more opportunities to watch Zion, RJ Barrett, Ja Morant, Jarrett Culver, and many of the other stars that will be headed to the league before the start of basketball season next winter.

Zion is still a lock to go 1 and after the tournament performances of Ja Morant and RJ Barrett, they look like locks to be 2 and 3 in either order. Culver and Reddish still look like potential top 5 picks, but they are trending in the wrong direction. Jarrett Culver helped lead Tech on a stellar tournament run, but did not finish as strong as many GM’s probably hoped and anticipated. Reddish was banged up and unimpressive throughout Duke’s tournament run. He could likely very well fall out of the top 5 in the weeks to come, but will still be a top 10 pick without a doubt.

As the NBA season comes to a close, we have a better idea of what the draft order will look somewhat like. With the lottery odds changing for this draft, there could be some lucky teams moving up to claim a better pick than where they were slated, and some unlucky teams moving back in the lottery. It all just depends on how the cookie will crumble on lottery night May 14.

1) New York Knicks – Zion Williamson

Forward, Duke, Freshman

2) Phoenix Suns – Ja Morant

Point Guard, Murray State, Sophomore

3) Cleveland Cavaliers – RJ Barrett

Guard/Small Forward, Duke, Freshman

4) Chicago Bulls – Jarrett Culver

Shooting Guard/Small Forward, Texas Tech, Sophomore

5) Atlanta Hawks – Cam Reddish

Shooting Guard/Small Forward, Duke, Freshman

6) Washington Wizards – Brandon Clarke

Forward, Gonzaga, Junior

7) Atlanta Hawks (from Dallas) – Rui Hachimura

Forward, Gonzaga, Junior

8) New Orleans Pelicans – DeAndre hunter

Small Forward, Virginia, Junior

9) Memphis Grizzlies – Coby White

Point Guard, North Carolina, Freshman

10) Minnesota Timberwolves – PJ Washington

Power Forward, Kentucky, Sophomore

11) Los Angeles Lakers – Darius Garland

Point Guard, Vanderbilt, Freshman

12) Miami Heat – Keldon Johnson

Shooting Guard/Small Forward, Kentucky, Freshman

13) Sacramento Kings – Jaxson Hayes

Center, Texas, Freshman

14) Charlotte Hornets – Nassir Little

Forward, North Carolina, Freshman

15) Detroit Pistons – Sekou Doumbouya

Forward, France, 19

16) Brooklyn Nets – Romeo Langford

Shooting Guard, Indiana, Freshman

17) Orlando Magic – Ty Jerome

Guard, Virginia, Junior

18) Boston Celtics (from Clippers) – Carsen Edwards

Guard, Purdue, Junior

19) San Antonio Spurs – Bol Bol

Center, Oregon, Freshman

20) Indiana Pacers – Nickeil Alexander-Walker

Guard, Virginia Tech, Sophomore

21) Oklahoma City Thunder – Cam Johnson

Small Forward, North Carolina, Senior

22) Boston Celtics – Tyler Herro

Guard, Kentucky, Freshman

23) Utah Jazz – Goga Bitadze

Power Forward/Center, Georgia (the country), 1999

24) Philadelphia 76ers – Bruno Fernando

Power Forward/Center, Maryland, Sophomore

25) Portland Trailblazers – Naz Reid

Power Forward/Center, LSU, Freshman

26) Cleveland Cavaliers (from Rockets) – Grant Williams

Power Forward, Tennessee, Junior

27) Brooklyn Nets (from Nuggets) – Mfiondu Kabengele

Power Forward/Center, Florida State, Sophomore

28) Golden State Warriors – Kevin Porter Jr.

Shooting Guard, USC, Freshman

29) San Antonio – Admiral Schofield

Shooting Guard/Small Forward, Tennessee, Senior

30) Milwaukee Bucks – Chuma Okeke

Power Forward, Auburn, Sophomore

Published by Jackson Stoever

Recent Oklahoma State graduate who is a die-hard Suns fan.

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