2018 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings

Rk Player School Year Pos Pos Rk HT WT
1 Deandre Ayton Arizona Fr C 1 7-1 260

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Everything about Deandre Ayton -- his built-out frame, his efficient 3-point game, and his above average rebounding -- screams NBA ready. He's a 7-footer who will be the face of the next wave of the league's unicorns because of his ability to not only operate as an effective big man, but also space the floor using his deep-threat talents.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
33.5 20.1 11.6 1.6 61.2
2 Mohamed Bamba Texas Fr PF 1 7-1 226

Draft Prospect Outlook:

If you're an NBA team looking for length, look no further than Texas one-and-done phenom Mo Bamba. The 7-footer has a 7-10 wingspan, the longest in NBA combine history, and put it to good use in his lone college season by leading the Big 12 in blocks per contest. He's a work-in-progress offensively, but his rim-protecting skillset should translate immediately to the next level.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30.2 12.9 10.5 0.5 54.1
3 Marvin Bagley III Duke Fr PF 2 6-11 234

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Bagley was the best player in the ACC as a freshman, putting up a gaudy 21.0 points and 11.1 rebounds per contest. He's the ultimate energy guy who will do the dirty work in the post and fights for every loose ball in sight. There are questions about what position he'll play in the NBA, but he was an effective 3-point shooter at Duke which could make his transition to the league go over with ease.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
33.9 21 11.1 1.5 61.4
4 Luka Doncic Slovenia - SG 1 6-8 228

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Doncic, a Slovenian sensation, is the draft's best playmaker. At 6-8, he's served as Real Madrid's do-it-all star playing professionally who has proven he can pass at an elite level, score efficiently and finish around the rim. He's not yet shown himself to be a plus-defender, but at just 19, he has a rare combination of upside and high-level production that NBA execs crave.

5 Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan St. Fr PF 3 6-11 236

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Jaren Jackson Jr. is the prime example of a player who wasn't necessarily successful in college, but a prospect NBA teams are high on. He averaged only 10.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a freshman at Michigan State, but his versatility to defend multiple positions, switch onto guards, and stretch the floor with an efficient 3-point game gives him an edge over some of the other big men in this draft.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
21.8 10.9 5.8 1.1 51.3
6 Wendell Carter Jr. Duke Fr C 2 6-10 251

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Carter was a hidden gem at Duke who took a secondary role behind Marvin Bagley III, but he still put up phenomenal production as a freshman: 13.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. He's a heady player who has excellent court awareness and makes smart decisions when given the opportunity to be a playmaker in the middle of the floor. He's not ultra-athletic, but his 3-point shot is fluid, and he could be a tremendous stretch big man in the NBA.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
26.9 13.5 9.1 2 56.1
7 Michael Porter Jr. Missouri Fr SF 1 6-10 215

Draft Prospect Outlook:

An injury-plagued season at Missouri derailed what may have been a stellar one-and-done season for Michael Porter Jr., the No. 2 prospect in the 2017 recruiting class. Still, he's an elite-level scorer who, at 6-10, can stretch his game from inside the paint to outside the 3-point arc. The big question for him is whether his scoring will become more efficient in the NBA and whether his back injury will hamper him in any way at the next level.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
17.7 10 6.7 0.3 33.3
8 Collin Sexton Alabama Fr PG 1 6-2 183

Draft Prospect Outlook:

What Collin Sexton lacks in offensive firepower, he more than makes up for in competitiveness. Sexton is a relentless point guard who can defend the position well, get to the rim whenever he wants, and has a knack for finishing anything within 15 feet of the basket. He's not a great 3-point scorer, and can be erratic at times when his aggressive nature takes over, but he's a true point guard who has a high ceiling in the right system.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
29.9 19.2 3.8 3.6 44.7
9 Mikal Bridges Villanova Jr SF 2 6-7 210

Draft Prospect Outlook:

There may not be a more NBA-ready forward in the draft than Villanova's Mikal Bridges, a junior who was largely off the radar before a breakout season. Boasting a 7-2 wingspan, the 6-7 small forward is a plug-and-play 3-and-D talent who shot 43.5 percent from beyond the arc and locked down opponents on defense like a vault. He has a chance to develop into a terror on offense in the NBA as a catch-and-shoot scorer.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
32.1 17.7 5.3 1.9 51.4
10 Trae Young Oklahoma Fr PG 2 6-2 178

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Trae Young is as dynamic a point guard in this draft as you'll find. He's a terrific perimeter scorer, possesses great court vision, and has a certain "it" factor that made him electric to watch in college at Oklahoma. He wore down at the end of his freshman season, though, and his lack of physical strength is a big knock on his game. Sometimes he forces the issue when it's not necessary.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
35.4 27.4 3.9 8.7 42.2
11 Kevin Knox Kentucky Fr SF 3 6-9 213

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Kentucky's go-to scorer last season, Kevin Knox was an efficient offensive weapon who proved he could get to the rim and finish with power, and stroke shots out from long distance. He has a reliable midrange game, too, but a big knock on him in college was his lack of playmaking ability and unwillingness to rebound. At 6-9, he'll need to improve in both areas to contribute in the NBA consistently.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
32.4 15.6 5.4 1.4 44.5
12 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky Fr PG 3 6-6 180

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Rarely, if ever, do you see a point guard with the combination of size (6-6) and skill the likes of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. His wingspan is pushing 7-feet, and at Kentucky, he was a nightmare on the perimeter as a lead defender. As the season progressed, he improved, and the ceiling is sky-high for him as he continues to learn and grow into an NBA point guard. He has all the tools to grow into a starter.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
33.7 14.4 4.1 5.1 48.5
13 Lonnie Walker IV Miami (Fla.) Fr SG 2 6-5 196

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Lonnie Walker has a keen ability to create his own shot, score at a high level, and finish around the rim with consistency. At nearly 6-5, his upside as a scorer in the NBA, ideally, is Donovan Mitchell. He's explosive enough to be able to create his own shot, and sound enough fundamentally to grow into an efficient catch-and-shoot scorer. He'll need to pack on pounds to his sub-200-pound frame to grow into a multi-positional defender.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
27.8 11.5 2.6 1.9 41.5
14 Miles Bridges Michigan St. Soph SF 4 6-7 220

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Questions about Miles Bridges largely center around positional fit in the NBA, but there's no denying the talent is there. In the right system, he'll flourish; he averaged 17.1 points, 7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game at Michigan State, and shot 36.4 percent from beyond the 3-point line. When he's engaged as a defender, he's really a special talent -- and there's a premium being paid now for 6-7 forwards who can guard multiple positions and stretch the floor.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.4 17.1 7 2.7 45.7
15 Zhaire Smith Texas Tech Fr SG 3 6-4 199

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Zhaire Smith may have been college basketball's most explosive dunker as a freshman last season. That athleticism alone is plenty enticing, and when you couple it with the fact that he shot 45 percent from 3, albeit in a limited sample size (18 for 40), he's going to be difficult to pass on. He has the physical tools to be a great defensive player.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
28.4 11.3 5 1.8 55.6
16 Robert Williams Texas A&M Soph C 3 6-10 240

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Robert Williams is a modern-day big man defined. He defends the rim at a high level, as evidenced by his 2.5 blocks per contest at Texas A&M, and he finishes anything and everything around the rim -- throw him a lob and he's hammering it into the basket. He's not a great scorer, and he'll need to improve his offensive skillset at the next level, but for what he does he will have plenty of value immediately in the NBA

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
25.6 10.4 9.2 1.4 63.2
17 Khyri Thomas Creighton Jr PG 4 6-4 199

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Khyri Thomas is a defensive stopper who, ideally, fits into the NBA as a 3-and-D talent. At 6-4, he can lock down on the perimeter, switch onto numerous positions, and knock down outside shots at an extremely high level. He will need to develop his own body by packing on extra muscle to his frame, but his skillset should give him a leg up on other prospects his size if only because he spent three seasons at the college level.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.7 15.1 4.4 2.8 53.8
18 Donte DiVincenzo Villanova Soph SG 4 6-5 201

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Donte DiVincenzo had a breakout game in the 2018 national championship for Villanova, scoring 31 points and leading the Wildcats to their second title in three seasons. He's a proven scorer whose 3-point shooting should translate immediately to the next level. His limitations on defense and average wingspan (6-6) are the only real question mark.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
29.3 13.4 4.8 3.5 48.1
19 Aaron Holiday UCLA Jr PG 5 6-1 187

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Aaron Holiday lived in the shadows at UCLA for far too long, but given a chance to shine as a lead guard last season as a junior he flourished by averaging 20.3 points and 5.8 assists per game. He doesn't have ideal size as a guard for the NBA level at just shy of 6-1, but his 42.9 percent accuracy rate from the 3-point line and his defensive capabilities make him a safe pick who could produce as a wing scorer and trusty backup ball-handler

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
37.7 20.3 3.7 5.8 46.1
20 Keita Bates-Diop Ohio St. Jr PF 4 6-9 224

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Keita Bates-Diop was a scoring machine in his final season at Ohio State. The senior averaged just shy of 20 points and 9 rebounds per game for the Buckeyes, and showed himself to be an efficient scorer in the midrange and even beyond the 3-point line. Still, some NBA teams may see him as a flash in the pan; he missed most of his junior season due to injury, and was little more than a role player averaged less than 10 points and 5.2 rebounds per contest. He'll have to prove his breakout season wasn't a fluke, but likely by enmeshing himself into the league, ironically, as a standout role player.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
33.1 19.8 8.7 1.6 48.0
21 Kevin Huerter Maryland Soph SG 5 6-7 194

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Huerter is a 3-point assassin whose shot is more reliable than most other perimeter players in this class. He can catch and shoot with ease and has play-making ability to create his own shot off the dribble, too. Adding weight to his lanky 6-7, 194-pound frame will be key for him to avoid being pushed around and targeted on defense in the NBA. He also had surgery on his hand late in the draft process, but that shouldn't impact his long-term projection.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
34.4 14.8 5 3.4 50.3
22 Chandler Hutchison Boise St. Sr SF 5 6-7 197

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Hutchison is the perfect combination of a prospect with equal parts production and projection for a team potentially willing to take a flyer on him late in the first round. He was a steady-handed first option for Boise State, averaging 20.0 points and 7.7 rebounds per game as a senior, and he's versatile enough to develop into a nice perimeter defender. An ideal 3-and-D player if he can continue his development and build out his body.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31 20 7.7 3.5 47.5
23 Gary Trent Jr. Duke Fr SG 6 6-6 204

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Like Jayson Tatum the year before, Gary Trent Jr. was a designated scorer at Duke whose skill set was overshadowed by other NBA-level players. Trent is an assassin from the 3-point line who can get a bucket in a pinch, but his lack of defensive awareness was a net-negative for the Blue Devils -- and likely will be in the NBA if he doesn't improve considerably.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
33.9 14.5 4.2 1.4 41.5
24 De'Anthony Melton USC Soph PG 6 6-3 193

Draft Prospect Outlook:

De'Anthony Melton wasn't an above-average scorer at Southern California and struggled with consistency from long range, but he showed promise in spurts of being an NBA-level defensive standout. Melton missed all of last season after being declared ineligible as a result of the FBI corruption probe, so he's not played competitively since the 2016-17 season.

25 Anfernee Simons IMG Academy - SG 7 6-3 183

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Anfernee Simons is an unknown commodity after he intentionally bypassed college for the NBA. But he possesses a knack for scoring and is plenty athletic enough to eventually develop into an NBA player, though he'll need a team willing to be patient with him as he matures his game. He's a year or two away from being NBA ready, but his ceiling is very high.

26 Dzanan Musa Bosnia - SF 6 6-9 187

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Luka Doncic will get all the pub as the top international player in the draft, but Dzanan Musa's not too terribly far behind him as far as NBA potential. At only 19 years of age, he's proven to be a trusty scorer who can reliably knock down jumpers from all over the court. But his inability to create his own shot off the dribble and separate himself from defenders is a real knock for him, given his biggest upside is as a scorer in the NBA.

27 Mitchell Robinson N/A Fr C 4 7-0 223

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Mitchell Robinson signed with Western Kentucky but never played a game, instead leaving the school and using the past season to train on his own in preparation for the NBA. But he's a 7-footer who is freakishly athletic and can run the floor and finish around the rim with a quick outstretch of his long arms. That will be enough to likely earn him money late in the first round or early in the second.

28 Jalen Brunson Villanova Jr PG 7 6-2 198

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Jalen Brunson may be the most complete point guard in the NBA Draft. He's a steady-handed ball-handler who can knock down open 3s and finish around the rim. He doesn't possess top-level athleticism, which suggests his defense may not translate immediately, but his all-around game will leave the team that drafts him feeling like they just committed highway robbery.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.8 18.9 3.1 4.6 52.1
29 Brandon McCoy UNLV Fr C 5 7-1 250

Draft Prospect Outlook:

7-foot center Brandon McCoy is a great finisher around the basket who adequately carved out space as a rebounder last season for UNLV. He's not a polished product on offense by any means, but his 33-point, 10-rebound showing against Arizona and Deandre Ayton is reason to believe that, when he puts it all together, he can be a starting center in the NBA.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
28.8 16.9 10.3 0.5 54.5
30 Elie Okobo France - PG 8 6-2 180

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Okobo is a sharp-shooting lefty point guard with a 6-8 wingspan and good athleticism. He loves to shoot pull-up 3s off the dribble, and he can finish in the paint when defenders crowd him. He improved a ton over the course of the year, especially after he was given more freedom and responsibility. He is turnover-prone and still learning the point guard position, but he has good vision and passing ability when he's focused. He probably won't be a lockdown perimeter defender like fellow Frenchman Frank Ntilikina, but his length and athleticism are great starting points to build on.

31 Omari Spellman Villanova Fr C 6 6-10 254

Draft Prospect Outlook:

On a title-winning Villanova team that has three future NBA talents in Jalen Brunson, Mikal Bridges and Donte DiVincenzo, Omari Spellman finished the season as the team's second best 3-point shooter at 43.3 percent. He's too small to play center in the NBA, but he's got the versatility to play power forward and stretch the floor as a big man at the next level given his wide-ranging arsenal on offense.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
28.1 10.9 8 0.8 47.6
32 Troy Brown Oregon Fr SG 8 6-7 208

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Brown is a wild card in the draft. He was a blue-chip recruit out of high school, but was no more than a bit player at Oregon. But similar to Jaylen Brown coming out of Cal, he has the ideal size and athleticism to mesh perfectly in the NBA that is becoming increasingly more positionless.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.2 11.3 6.2 3.2 44.4
33 Bruce Brown Jr. Miami (Fla.) Soph SG 9 6-5 195

Draft Prospect Outlook:

If you're a team looking for a defensive stopper, sophomore wing Bruce Brown Jr. is your guy. He's long and athletic, with a 6-9 wingspan, and is a versatile defender who can defend multiple positions. His lack of offensive prowess is what's holding him back from being a surefire lottery pick.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
33.7 11.4 7.1 4 41.5
34 Moritz Wagner Michigan Jr C 7 7-0 241

Draft Prospect Outlook:

In an era where virtually every big man must possess the ability to knock down 3s to stay on the court in the NBA, Moritz Wagner's talent makes him a hidden gem in the draft. The Michigan star shot just shy of 40 percent from deep over the past two seasons. He gives great effort on both ends of the floor but isn't an elite shot-blocker despite his stature.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
27.6 14.6 7.1 0.8 52.8
35 Grayson Allen Duke Sr SG 10 6-5 198

Draft Prospect Outlook:

There's more to Grayson Allen's game than just tripping, despite what you may remember from his time at Duke. He's an energy player who shot a consistently high percentage during his four seasons in college (37.45 percent), and thrived both on and off the ball on offense. The fact that he recorded the fourth-highest max vertical leap at just over 40 inches at the NBA Draft Combine suggests his highlight-reel dunks and unbelievable athletic ability will be translatable immediately, though his defense was mostly average in college.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
35.6 15.5 3.3 4.6 41.8
36 Hamidou Diallo Kentucky Fr SF 7 6-6 197

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Hamidou Diallo posted the second highest vertical leap at his combine showing a year ago, and his highlight reel dunks at Kentucky prove he's got NBA level athleticism. If he can develop his offensive arsenal and ability to shoot consistently from outside, he could become a solid rotation player. The selling point for Diallo is all about what he brings to the table as an in-your-face defender.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
24.8 10 3.6 1.2 42.8
37 Devonte' Graham Kansas Sr PG 9 6-2 186

Draft Prospect Outlook:

In Devonte' Graham, you're getting a trusty spot-up shooter who ran point for a Kansas team that advanced to the Final Four his senior season. Graham isn't an elite athlete, nor is he sure to be a starter in the NBA. But he's a savvy player who has a very high floor and is capable of running the second unit of just about any team in the NBA.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
37.8 17.3 4 7.2 40.0
38 Trevon Duval Duke Fr PG 10 6-3 191

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Trevon Duval is a flashy point guard who can weave his way in and out of traffic better than most ball-handlers in this draft. His decision-making was suspect at Duke, however, and his shot needs improvement to make steady contributions in the NBA

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
29.8 10.3 2 5.6 42.8
39 Landry Shamet Wichita St. Soph PG 11 6-5 189

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Two-way guards are the future of the NBA, which means Landry Shamet could stick in the league for a decade. He's got the handles to run an offense and the length, instincts and scoring ability to play off the ball as a spot-up perimeter shooter.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.7 14.9 3.2 5.2 48.9
40 Jerome Robinson Boston College Jr SG 11 6-5 188

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Jerome Robinson is an electrifying talent who can play either guard position and thrive because of the array of ways he can score - off the bounce, off the catch or on the run. He was a good 3-point shooter at Boston College, too, and could have a game immediately translatable to the NBA as a two-way guard

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
36 20.7 3.6 3.3 48.5
41 Jarred Vanderbilt Kentucky Fr PF 5 6-9 214

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Jarred Vanderbilt's freshman season at Kentucky was plagued by injuries, but his ability to yank down rebounds on either side of the ball was his most impressive trait, just ahead of his defensive talent. His untapped potential is going to eventually come flowing, and when it does, some team will have a versatile forward with elite defensive instincts.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
17 5.9 7.9 1 42.6
42 Shake Milton SMU Jr PG 12 6-6 207

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Shake Milton is one of the better pure scorers in the draft who is both a solid ball-handler and play-maker with or without the ball. He boasts a wingspan that is a half-inch shy of 7 feet and can develop into a 3-and-D talent in the right fit.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
36.4 18 4.7 4.4 44.9
43 Melvin Frazier Tulane Jr SG 12 6-6 198

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Melvin Frazier is a top-end defender when he puts forth the energy, and luckily for him, energy is hardly an issue. He plays with a high level of engagement and focus, which is a plus for a prospect that projects as a defensive specialist in the NBA. He will need to eradicate his wild shot selection that killed his efficiency at Tulane to become a valuable contributor in the league

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
34.4 15.9 5.6 2.9 55.6
44 Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk Kansas Sr SG 13 6-8 212

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Svi Mykhailiuk is a 3-point assassin who possesses the ideal size of a sharpshooter in the NBA. He's not an elite defender, but he showed flashes at Kansas of being a plenty capable defensive player. It's his accuracy as a spot-up scorer that will get him drafted.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
34.5 14.6 3.9 2.7 43.4
45 Rodions Kurucs Latvia - SF 8 6-9 205

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Kurucs is a long, athletic forward who can shoot 3s and attack off the dribble. He's a bit foul-prone and needs to improve his lateral quickness, but he has shown the ability to defend wings on the perimeter and block shots at the rim. His inconsistency and lack of playing time at Barcelona have hurt his draft stock, but he could be a steal if he gets a change of scenery.

46 Josh Okogie Georgia Tech Soph SG 14 6-5 211

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Josh Okogie's talents are easily projectable to the NBA - he's a plus defender with a 7-foot wingspan, shot 38.2 percent from 3-point range over the last two seasons, and proved to be an above average rebounder from his position

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
36.4 18.2 6.3 2.5 41.6
47 Kostas Antetokounmpo Dayton Fr SF 9 6-11 195

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Like his older brother, Giannis, Kostas Antetokounmpo is an ultra-raw prospect who will need a team willing to be patient with his development, though his upside isn't anywhere near Giannis' was. At Dayton last season, Kostas played only 15 minutes per game and averaged only 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds. The fact that he couldn't earn meaningful rotation minutes in college is concerning

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
15.1 5.2 2.9 0.4 57.4
48 Jacob Evans III Cincinnati Jr SF 10 6-6 200

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Cincinnati's fearsome defensive unit last season was spearheaded by Jacob Evans, a 6-foot-9 forward who can defend multiple positions. He's got an NBA ready body that won't get pushed around, though his lateral quickness is a question mark. If he is able to expand his game to defend more athletic guards, he could play a big role on the team that selects him as a 3-and-D role player.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30.8 13 4.7 3.1 42.7
49 Jevon Carter W. Virginia Sr PG 13 6-2 196

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Jevon Carter has been there and done that. The savvy veteran point guard is a plug-and-play perimeter defender wherever he lands, though his size will limit his overall versatility that helped him be so disruptive in college

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
35.5 17.3 4.6 6.6 42.2
50 Isaac Bonga Germany - PG 14 6-9 200

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Once seen as a potential lottery pick, Bonga is secondary playmaker with good length, vision and passing ability who has been allowed to play point guard despite his height. His outside shot and handle need a lot of work, but he's the youngest player in the draft and could improve over the next few seasons. Defensively he should be able to guard multiple positions.

51 Keenan Evans Texas Tech Sr PG 15 6-3 183

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Keenan Evans is a score-first point guard who uses his quickness and burst to beat lesser athletes off the dribble. At Texas Tech he was a streaky shooter, but was an impressive first option who did well making plays for others and getting his own each night

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
29.5 17.6 3.1 3.2 47.1
52 Chimezie Metu USC Jr PF 6 6-10 220

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Chimezie Metu is your prototypical NBA big man who, at nearly 6-10, can run the floor and be a lob man and also step outside and knock down 3-pointers as a spot-up scorer. Not as physical as you'd expect though, given his size, which is something he'll need to improve on in the NBA.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31 15.7 7.4 1.6 52.3
53 Ray Spalding Louisville Jr PF 7 6-10 215

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Ray Spalding is a throwback big man who does the majority of his damage in and around the paint. Throw him a lob in the area and he's guaranteed to finish. He nearly doubled his blocks per game average from his sophomore to junior season, and is most valuable as a rim-protector who can score when his number is called.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
27.6 12.3 8.7 1.3 54.3
54 Billy Preston Kansas Fr PF 8 6-11 222

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Billy Preston was a blue-chip recruit for Kansas who never played a minute thanks to an investigation into circumstances surrounding a vehicle he crashed during his time in Lawrence. But don't let his lack of stats fool you: he's a legitimate NBA prospect with very real upside. He has the athleticism to run the floor, block shots, and known down 3-pointers at a high level.

55 Justin Jackson Maryland Soph SF 11 6-7 229

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Justin Jackson is a promising wing talent who was an above average rebounder and playmaker for Maryland as a sophomore last season. He took a marginal step back with regards to his efficiency from the 3-point line compared to his freshman season, but the talent is there for him to develop into a modern day 3-and-D player.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
29.2 9.8 8.1 1.9 36.6
56 Issuf Sanon Ukraine - PG 16 6-4 185

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Sanon is a wild score-first combo guard. He has good size and athleticism, he can shoot off the dribble and he finishes creatively around the rim with both hands. He is a feisty on-ball defender, and he's a perfect draft-and-stash candidate who's in a good development situation with his pro club Olimpija Ljubljana. He's still learning the game, and his aggression can get him into trouble with turnovers and fouls, but he should improve in those areas as he matures.

57 Rawle Alkins Arizona Soph SG 15 6-4 217

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Rawle Alkins is a bundle of defensive energy packed into a 6-foot-4 frame that screams NBA-ready. He had flashes of greatness from time to time at Arizona, but consistent effort and unsteady play has always been his biggest question mark. If he can string his game together on a nightly basis, he'll be a terror as a versatile wing defender.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.4 13.1 4.8 2.5 43.2
58 Allonzo Trier Arizona Jr SG 16 6-5 198

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Allonzo Trier spent three seasons in Tucson where he thrived as the primary option for Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildcats. He's a good scorer off the bounce and is excellent at drawing contact and finishing around the rim, but his shot was hit or miss and his shot selection was questionable at times

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
34.1 18.1 3 3.2 50.0
59 Jaylen Barford Arkansas Sr PG 17 6-3 202

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Barford significantly improved his 3-point stroke as a senior last season, but by and large can be a streaky shooter. He'll need to refine his shot at the next level and really improve his ball-handling, as sloppy play and careless turnovers plagued his game on offense in college. He's also not a great defender and probably lacks the size to get there.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.3 17.9 3.9 2.5 47.0
60 Tony Carr Penn St. Soph PG 18 6-5 199

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Tony Carr is your ultimate heat-check prospect of the 2018 draft class. He's a dazzling scorer who uses his length and strength to carve out space and create his own shot, whether it be off the dribble on the perimeter or pummeling down the lane. Not super athletic, though suggesting his scoring ability may be limited to spot-up opportunities at the next level.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
35.4 19.6 4.9 5 40.8
61 Malik Newman Kansas Soph PG 19 6-3 189

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Plain and simple, Malik Newman is a walking bucket. He can get to the rim effortlessly with his shiftiness and ability to slide his body into tiny windows, and he can knock down open jumpers from the perimeter. He may be undersized for a shooting guard in the NBA but his ability to generate offense makes his size only a detriment on the defensive end of the floor.

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.6 14.2 5 2.1 46.3
62 Vincent Edwards Purdue Sr SF 12 6-8 225

Draft Prospect Outlook:

As a senior last season for Purdue, Vincent Edwards was a stellar 3-point shooter who could get a bucket in a pinch when needed for the Boilermakers. That star power on offense could earn him a role in the NBA, though his overall lack of mobility and quick twitch don't guarantee he will stick

2017 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.6 14.6 7.4 2.9 47.6
63 Kevin Hervey