Making the Madness Final Big Board and Mock Draft

The NBA Draft is drawing closer, so I thought it would be important to release my final big board to decide where I think each player stands against all the other players in this NBA Draft. For this big board, I will give my rankings for the Top-100 players, with the Top-30 players being given a brief scouting report. This board is based on my personal thoughts on all of these players and will not be based upon what teams will actually do pick wise. Following the Big Board, there will be one Final NBA Mock Draft which will be based upon where the picks currently are at with the intention to predict where I think each player gets picked in the NBA Draft. I want to thank you for reading this and will welcome any feedback that you might have. 

1.Zion Williamson 6’7” Forward Duke

Williamson is a big player size wise at 280 pounds but the thing that stands out most is that he has never seen before athleticism and has the ability to score at an extremely efficient rate inside. I think Williamson will be at a bare minimum a future All-Star but if he can develop a jump shot, he could be one of the best to play the game. 

2.Ja Morant 6’3” Guard Murray State

Ja Morant skyrocketed up big boards this season as he combined to use elite athleticism and passing ability to become one of the best players in the country. Morant, of course, has the highlight real plays but the thing that will set him apart will be his ability to see the court at an elite level, which is something he displayed many times with Murray State. 

3.RJ Barrett 6’7” Wing Duke

Potentially the best scorer in this draft is RJ Barrett who led the ACC in scoring last season for the Blue Devils, Barrett is a crafty lefty who is a good scorer inside the arc but he is missing a consistent three-point shot. I think Barrett will be very good if given the ability to lead a team if he develops a consistent jump shot he will likely be an All-Star. 

4.De’Andre Hunter 6’7” Wing Virginia

The NBA is always looking for 3 and D type players and there is no one in this draft better than De’Andre Hunter as he is a great shooter from deep while his length and speed will allow him to guard multiple positions on defense. He probably isn’t an All-Star level player at the next level but with his tools, he’ll be a great role player for whichever team picks him. 

5.Jarrett Culver 6’6” Wing Texas Tech

Jarrett Culver is most people’s fourth-best prospect entering into the draft and that is because of his ability to create his own shots and defend at a high level. I think the thing that makes me a slight bit lower on him is that his jump shot isn’t great right now, I would want to see that improved before putting him over Hunter. 

6.Coby White 6’5” Guard North Carolina

Coby White is a really good scoring guard as he can create his own shot while shooting at a high level and having great speed. He isn’t necessarily a true point guard but his ability to score the ball at an elite level does interest me. 

7.Darius Garland 6’2” Guard Vanderbilt

Garland missed most of last season due to a knee injury, which may have helped him a little bit as teams didn’t see some of his weaknesses. Garland is a good shooter and athlete while being regarded as a player that can create shots for others. 

8.Brandon Clarke 6’8” Forward Gonzaga

The second best athlete in this years NBA Draft is Brandon Clarke, who despite a short 6’8” frame is poised to go in the lottery. Clarke is a great rebounder, shot-blocker, and low-post scorer, overall he is a unique prospect that should fit in nicely in the NBA. 

9.Cam Reddish 6’7” Wing Duke

Cam Reddish struggled last season playing at Duke, however, he does have all the tools needed to be a potentially great NBA player. Reddish has shown flashes of good shooting, while he has really good size and a wingspan that teams look for that will help them overlook his College career. 

10.Sekou Doumbouya 6’9” Forward France

The first international player drafted should be Sekou Doumbouya who has great size, athleticism and inside scoring ability. He will need work with his jump shot but he still looks poised to be a good NBA player. 

11.Nassir Little 6’7” Wing North Carolina

One of the more disappointing College seasons belonged to Nassir Little who failed to fit in at North Carolina. Little is a good athlete with the ability to score off the dribble, he may not have fit in at North Carolina but in the NBA he should fit in playing more in a system where he can use his versatility. 

12.Jaxson Hayes 6’11” Center Texas

Jaxson Hayes has great size and athleticism that makes him one of the more interesting prospects in this draft. Hayes is relatively new to the game of basketball which means that there is room for growth but already he should be able to be a good rim-running and shot-blocking big man. 

13.PJ Washington 6’8” Forward Kentucky

PJ Washington is a strong and athletic player with an elite ability to score inside and a 7’3” wingspan. Those tools made him one of the most unstoppable players in College Basketball last season when he got going. 

14.Rui Hachimura 6’8” Forward Gonzaga

Rui Hachimura is one of the best athletes in the sport while having some good ball-handling ability and being a good inside scorer. The defense and jump shot still needs work but I do believe he has plenty of room for growth at the next level. 

15.Grant Williams 6’7” Forward Tennessee

Grant Williams is one of the smarter players in the NBA Draft as he can make good passes while scoring inside and rebounding are two other things he’s good at. His jump shot is still unproven and he has a lack of size but in the right fit, Williams should instantly make the team he is on much better. 

16.Kevin Porter 6’6” Guard USC

One of the more interesting players in their years draft is Kevin Porter who has shown at times the ability to be a good scorer and athlete but has dealt with inconsistency issues and character issues. If he gets the right people around him, Porter has the potential to be an All-NBA player but there also is a chance teams strike out with him and he’s out of the league in five years. 

17.Goga Bitadze 6’11” Center Georgia

One of the better bigs in this draft include Goga Bitadze who has shown the ability to score around the basket and block shots at a high-level. Bigs are not particularly a thing teams are looking for these days but he definitely has the ability to make an impact in the league. 

18.Romeo Langford 6’6” Guard Indiana

Romeo Langford’s college career was somewhat of a disappointment but he still should be a good NBA player based on his ability to create his own shots and defend at a high level. His shooting is still a major issue but if he can fix that he’ll be a good NBA player. 

19.Nickeil Alexander-Walker 6’5” Guard Virginia Tech

Alexander-Walker is a good overall player as he can play on and off the ball, while he is a better scorer playing off the ball, he can create shots. He isn’t the best athlete but his size helps make up for a lack of athleticism. 

20.Tyler Herro 6’6” Guard Kentucky

Tyler Herro projects as one of the best shooters in this draft as he is a good three-point shooter and free throw shooter while having the size and toughness to defend at a high-level. 

21.Chuma Okeke 6’8” Wing Auburn

Chuma Okeke is a player that has elite level size, speed and the ability to hit shots which made him one of the best players in the sport last season. He will likely be out all of next season with an ACL tear but when he does come back he will definitely be a player that teams will look to invest in. 

22.Mfiondu Kabengele 6’10” Forward Florida State

Mfiondu Kabengele is a player that can stretch the floor while playing at the five, he also has good size, strength, and athleticism that will translate to the next level. 

23.Keldon Johnson 6’6” Guard Kentucky

Keldon Johnson is a good scoring guard off the dribble that has the ability to make plays, defend and rebound, he doesn’t stand out in any way but he’s definitely a solid player. 

24.Luka Samanic 6’11” Forward Croatia

One of the players who impressed most at the Draft combine was Luka Samanic who used his ability to score inside, shoot and stretch the floor to move up draft boards. 

25.Carsen Edwards 6’1” Guard Purdue

Carsen Edwards was a high-volume scorer who does the majority of his scoring off the ball, while he has the athleticism that helps him get by despite his small frame. 

26.Cam Johnson 6’9” Wing North Carolina

Cam Johnson is the best knockdown three-point shooter in this draft which is something teams will look for in this draft, it is also helpful that he is as tall as he is which allows him to shoot over some defenders. 

27.KZ Okpala 6’9” Wing Stanford

KZ Okpala is a player that dramatically improved upon his shooting ability last season which opened up his game to show off his athleticism and playmaking ability. 

28.Nic Claxton 6’11” Center Georgia

One of the players that have impressed as of late is Nic Claxton who has used his ability to stretch the floor and play high-level defense to impress at the combine and other events. 

29.Luguentz Dort 6’4” Guard Arizona State

Dort is a big bulky guard that uses his athleticism and strength to be one of the better defensive players in this draft. If he can fix his jump shot look for Dort to be a starter in the NBA. 

30.Bol Bol 7’2” Center Oregon

There may not be a more intriguing prospect in this class than Bol Bol, as he can create shots and is lethal from beyond the arc, yet he has a lack of strength and defensive ability that will get crushed at the next level. I don’t think you can play him any time soon but I do think if you put him in the right system he could turn out to be somewhat good. 

The other 70

31.Matisse Thybulle 6’5” Guard Washington

32.Bruno Fernando 6’10” Center Maryland

33.Ty Jerome 6’5” Guard Virginia

34.Admiral Schofield 6’5” Guard Tennessee

35.Zach Norvell Jr. 6’5” Guard Gonzaga

36.Dylan Windler 6’7” Wing Belmont

37.Eric Paschall 6’7” Forward Villanova

38.Talen Horton-Tucker 6’4” Guard Iowa State

39.Terence Davis 6’4” Guard Ole Miss

40.Jaylen Nowell 6’4” Guard Washington

41.Daniel Gafford 6’11” Center Arkansas

42.Darius Bazley 6’9” Forward USA

43.Shamorie Ponds 6’3” Guard St. John’s

44.Naz Reid 6’10” Forward LSU

45.Tremont Waters 5’9” Guard LSU

46.Louis King 6’9” Forward Oregon

47.DaQuan Jeffries 6’5” Guard Tulsa

48.Deividas Sirvydis 6’7” Wing Lithuania

49.Jontay Porter 6’11” Center Missouri

50.Isaiah Roby 6’7” Wing Nebraska

51.Charles Matthews 6’6” Wing Michigan

52.Terance Mann 6’7” Wing Florida State

53.Zylan Cheatham 6’8” Forward Arizona State

54.Jordan Bone 6’3” Guard Tennessee

55.Jalen Lecque 6’4” Guard NC State

56.Jalen McDaniels 6’9” Forward San Diego State

57.Oshae Brissett 6’8” Wing Syracuse

58.Miye Oni 6’6” Wing Yale

59.Brian Bowen 6’7” Wing USA

60.Jordan Poole 6’6” Guard Michigan

61.Yovel Zoosman 6’7” Wing Israel 

62.Kyle Guy 6’3” Guard Virginia

63.Quinndary Weatherspoon 6’4” Guard Mississippi State

64.Aubrey Dawkins 6’6” Wing UCF

65.Marcos Silva 6’5” Guard France

66.Justin Wright-Foreman 6’1” Guard Hofstra

67.Ignas Brazdeikis 6’7” Forward Michigan

68.Jared Harper 5’11” Guard Auburn

69.Tacko Fall 7’7” Center UCF

70.Jaylen Hoard 6’9” Forward Wake Foret

71.Dedric Lawson 6’9” Forward Kansas 

72.Justin Robinson 6’2” Guard Virginia Tech

73.Simi Shittu 6’10” Forward Vanderbilt

74.Dewan Hernandez 6’11” Center Miami

75.Dean Wade 6’10” Forward Kansas State

76.Kris Wilkes 6’7” Wing UCLA

77.Cody Martin 6’7” Wing Nevada

78.Max Strus 6’6” Guard DePaul

79.Kenny Wooten 6’9” Forward Oregon

80.Phil Booth 6’3” Guard Villanova

81.Ky Bowman 6’2” Guard Boston College 

82.Adam Mokoka 6’5” Guard France

83.Tyus Battle 6’6” Guard Syracuse

84.Amir Coffey 6’7” Wing Minnesota

85.Marial Shayok 6’6” Wing Iowa State

86.Jordan Caroline 6’6” Forward Nevada

87.Barry Brown 6’3” Guard Kansas State

88.James Palmer Jr. 6’6” Guard Nebraska 

89.Moses Brown 7’3” Center UCLA

90.Bryce Brown 6’4” Guard Auburn

91.Fletcher Magee 6’4” Guard Wofford

92.Sagaba Konate 6’8” Forward West Virginia

93.Chris Clemons 5’9” Guard Campbell 

94.Juwan Morgan 6’7” Forward Indiana

95.Rayjon Tucker 6’5” Guard Memphis

96.Lindell Wigginton 6’2” Guard Iowa State

97.Corey Davis 6’2” Guard Houston

98.Josh Obiesie 6’6” Guard Germany

99.Garrison Mathews 6’6” Wing Lipscomb

100.Josh Perkins 6’3” Guard Gonzaga

NBA Mock Draft

First Round

1.New Orleans Pelicans: Zion Williamson 6’7” Forward Duke

2.Memphis Grizzlies: Ja Morant 6’3” Guard Murray State

3.New York Knicks: RJ Barrett 6’7” Wing Duke

4.New Orleans Pelicans: Jarrett Culver 6’7” Wing Texas Tech

5.Cleveland Cavaliers: De’Andre Hunter 6’7” Wing Virginia

6.Phoenix Suns: Darius Garland 6’2” Guard Vanderbilt

7.Chicago Bulls: Coby White 6’5” Guard North Carolina

8.Atlanta Hawks: Cam Reddish 6’7” Wing Duke

9.Washington Wizards: Sekou Doumbouya 6’9” Forward France

10.Atlanta Hawks: Nassir Little 6’8” Wing North Carolina

11.Minnesota Timberwolves: Rui Hachimura 6’8” Wing Gonzaga

12.Charlotte Hornets: Jaxson Hayes 6’11” Center Texas

13.Miami Heat: PJ Washington 6’8” Forward Kentucky

14.Boston Celtics: Brandon Clarke 6’8” Forward Gonzaga

15.Detroit Pistons: Romeo Langford 6’6” Guard Indiana

16.Orlando Magic: Kevin Porter 6’5” Guard USC

17.Atlanta Hawks: Goga Bitadze 7’0” Center Georgia

18.Indiana Pacers: Nickeil Alexander-Walker 6’6” Guard Virginia Tech

19.San Antonio Spurs: Luka Samanic 6’11” Forward Croatia 

20.Boston Celtics: Tyler Herro 6’6” Guard Kentucky

21.Oklahoma City Thunder: Matisse Thybulle 6’5” Guard Washington

22.Boston Celtics: Mfiondu Kabengele 6’10” Forward Florida State

23.Memphis Grizzlies: Keldon Johnson 6’6” Guard Kentucky

24.Philadelphia 76ers: Carsen Edwards 6’1” Guard Purdue

25.Portland Trailblazers: KZ Okpala 6’9” Wing Stanford

26.Cleveland Cavaliers: Nic Claxton 6’11” Center Georgia

27.Brooklyn Nets: Luguentz Dort 6’4” Guard Arizona State

28.Golden State Warriors: Cam Johnson 6’9” Wing North Carolina

29.San Antonio Spurs: Bruno Fernando 6’10” Forward Maryland

30.Detroit Pistons: Admiral Schofield 6’5” Wing Tennessee

Second Round

31.Brooklyn Nets: Chuma Okeke 6’8” Wing Auburn

32.Pheonix Suns: Zach Norvell Jr. 6’4” Guard Gonzaga

33.Philadelphia 76ers: Eric Paschall 6’7” Forward Villanova

34.Philadelphia 76ers: Dylan Windler 6’7” Wing Belmont

35.Atlanta Hawks: Darius Bazley 6’9” Forward USA

36.Charlotte Hornets: Bol Bol 7’2” Center Oregon

37.Dallas Mavericks: Ty Jerome 6’5” Guard Virginia

38.Chicago Bulls: Talen Horton-Tucker 6’4” Guard Iowa State

39.New Orleans Pelicans: Terence Davis 6’4” Guard Ole Miss

40.Sacramento Kings: Daniel Gafford 6’11” Center Arkansas

41.Atlanta Hawks: Jontay Porter 6’11” Center Missouri

42.Philadelphia 76ers: Terance Mann 6’7” Wing Florida State

43.Minnesota Timberwolves: Shamorie Ponds 6’2” Guard St. John’s

44.Miami Heat: DaQuan Jeffries 6’5” Guard Tulsa

45.Detroit Pistons: Jaylen Nowell 6’4” Guard Washington

46.Orlando Magic: Deividas Sirvydis 6’7” Wing Lithuania 

47.Sacramento Kings: Naz Reid 6’10” Forward LSU

48.Los Angeles Clippers: Miye Oni 6’6” Wing Yale

49.San Antonio Spurs: Jalen McDaniels 6’9” Forward San Diego State

50.Indiana Pacers: Jordan Bone 6’3” Guard Tennessee

51.Boston Celtics: Zylan Cheatham 6’8” Forward Arizona State

52.Charlotte Hornets: Louis King 6’9” Wing Oregon

53.Utah Jazz: Tremont Waters 5’9” Guard LSU

54.Philadelphia 76ers: Jalen Lecque 6’4” Guard USA

55.New York Knicks: Oshae Brissett 6’8” Wing Syracuse

56.Los Angles Clippers: Jordan Poole 6’5” Guard Michigan

57.New Orleans Pelicans: Tacko Fall 7’7” Center UCF

58.Golden State Warriors: Aubrey Dawkins 6’6” Guard UCF

59.Toronto Raptors: Marcos Silva 6’5” Guard France

60.Sacramento Kings: Charles Matthews 6’6” Wing Michigan

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