2018 NBA Draft Big Board

There are already hundreds of Mock Drafts on the Internet, and those get blown up by draft night based on trades and specific team needs. So, I’m flipping the script and giving a ranking of my Top 50 draft prospects. Why? Because this way I’m not stuck trying to figure out what front offices are thinking, and instead, I can stand behind my rankings down the road.

These are rankings based on players I’d want on my team for the next decade and how I feel they will develop.

1. LUKA DONCIC, G, REAL MADRID
Height: 6’8″ | Weight: 220 | Age: 19
Stats (EuroLeague 2017-18): 14.7 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 4.6 APG

2. DEANDRE AYTON, C, ARIZONA | FRESHMAN
Height: 7’0″ | Weight: 260 pounds | Age: 19
Stats: 20.1 PPG, 11.6 RPG, 1.9 BPG

3. TRAE YOUNG, PG, OKLAHOMA | FRESHMAN
Height: 6’2″ | Weight: 180 | Age: 19
Stats: 27.4 PPG, 8.8 APG, 36.1% 3FG

4. MICHAEL PORTER JR., F, MISSOURI | FRESHMAN
Height: 6’10” | Weight: 215 | Age: 19
Stats (2016 U18 FIBA Americas): 15.8 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 2.4 APG

5. MARVIN BAGLEY III, F/C, DUKE | FRESHMAN
Height: 6’11” | Weight: 235 | Age: 19
Stats: 21.2 PPG, 11.3 RPG, 61.4% FG

6. COLLIN SEXTON, PG, ALABAMA | FRESHMAN
Height: 6’2″ | Weight: 190 | Age: 19
Stats: 19.2 PPG, 3.6 APG, 33.6% 3FG

7. MOHAMED BAMBA, C, TEXAS | FRESHMAN
Height: 7’0″ | Weight: 225 | Age: 19
Stats: 12.9 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 3.7 BPG

8. WENDELL CARTER JR., C, DUKE | FRESHMAN
Height: 6’10” | Weight: 260 | Age: 19
Stats: 13.5 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 2.1 BPG

9. KEVIN KNOX, F, KENTUCKY | FRESHMAN
Height: 6’9″ | Weight: 215 | Age: 18
Stats: 15.6 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 34.1% 3FG

10. SHAI GILGEOUS-ALEXANDER, PG, KENTUCKY | FRESHMAN
Height: 6’6″ | Weight: 180 | Age: 19
Stats: 14.4 PPG, 5.1 APG, 1.6 SPG

11. JAREN JACKSON JR., C, MICHIGAN STATE | FRESHMAN
Height: 6’11” | Weight: 240 | Age: 18
Stats: 10.9 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 3.0 BPG

12. MIKAL BRIDGES, SF, VILLANOVA | JUNIOR
Height: 6’7″ | Weight: 210 | Age: 21
Stats: 17.7 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 43.5% 3FG

13. MILES BRIDGES, F, MICHIGAN STATE | SOPHOMORE
Height: 6’7″ | Weight: 225 | Age: 20
Stats: 17.1 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 36.4% 3FG

14. JALEN BRUNSON, PG, VILLANOVA | JUNIOR
Height: 6’3″ | Weight: 190 | Age: 21
Stats: 18.9 PPG, 4.6 APG, 40.8% 3FG

15. LONNIE WALKER IV, SG, MIAMI | FRESHMAN
Height: 6’4″ | Weight: 190 | Age: 19
Stats: 11.5 PPG, 41.5% FG, 34.6% 3FG

16. ZHAIRE SMITH, G/F, TEXAS TECH | FRESHMAN
Height: 6’5″ | Weight: 195 | Age: 18
Stats: 11.3 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 55.6% FG

17. ROBERT WILLIAMS III, C, TEXAS A&M | SOPHOMORE
Height: 6’9″ | Weight: 240 | Age: 20
Stats: 10.4 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 2.6 BPG

18. MITCHELL ROBINSON, C, CHALMETTE HS (LOUISIANA)
Height: 6’11” | Weight: 230 | Age: 20
Stats (2016–17 HS): 25.7 PPG, 12.6 RPG, 6.0 BPG

19. ANFERNEE SIMONS, G, IMG ACADEMY | HS SENIOR
Height: 6’3″ | Weight: 180 | Age: 18
Stats (2017 UnderArmour Association): 15.3 PPG, 41.4% 3FG

20. TROY BROWN, G/F, OREGON | FRESHMAN
Height: 6’7″ | Weight: 215 | Age: 18
Stats: 11.3 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 3.2 APG

21. AARON HOLIDAY, PG, UCLA | JUNIOR
Height: 6’1″ | Weight: 185 | Age: 21
Stats: 20.3 PPG, 5.8 APG, 42.9% 3FG

22. KHYRI THOMAS, SG, CREIGHTON | JUNIOR
Height: 6’3″ | Weight: 210 | Age: 21
Stats: 15.1 PPG, 1.7 SPG, 41.1% 3FG

23. RAWLE ALKINS, G/F, ARIZONA | SOPHOMORE
Height: 6’5″ | Weight: 220 | Age: 20
Stats: 13.1 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 35.9% 3FG

24. DE’ANTHONY MELTON, G, USC | SOPHOMORE
Height: 6’4″ | Weight: 190 | Age: 19
Stats (2016–17): 8.3 PPG, 3.5 APG, 1.9 SPG

25. DZANAN MUSA, G/F, KK CEDEVITA
Height: 6’9″ | Weight: 185 | Age: 18
Stats (All competitions): 12.2 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 47.8% FG

26. GARY TRENT JR., SG, DUKE | FRESHMAN
Height: 6’6″ | Weight: 215 | Age: 19
Stats: 14.5 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 40% 3P%

27. JONTAY PORTER, F/C, MISSOURI | FRESHMAN
Height: 6’11” | Weight: 240 | Age: 18
Stats: 9.9 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 2.2 APG

28. OMARI SPELLMAN, PF/C, VILLANOVA
Height: 6’9″ | Weight: 260 | Age: 20
Stats: 10.9 PPG, 8 RPG, 1.5 BPG

29. BRUCE BROWN JR., G, MIAMI | SOPHOMORE
Height: 6’5″ | Weight: 190 | Age: 21
Stats: 11.4 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 4.0 APG

30. JEVON CARTER, PG, WEST VIRGINIA, SENIOR
Height: 6’2″ | Weight: 205 | Age: 22
Stats: 17.3 PPG, 6.6 APG, 3.0 SPG

FIRST ROUND BUBBLE

JEROME ROBINSON, G, BOSTON COLLEGE | JUNIOR
Height: 6’4″ | Weight: 190 | Age: 21
Stats: 20.7 PPG, 3.3 APG, 40.9% 3FG

BRUNO FERNANDO, C, MARYLAND | FRESHMAN
Height: 6’10” | Weight: 245 | Age 19
Stats: 10.3 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 1.2 BPG

CHANDLER HUTCHISON, SF, BOISE STATE | SENIOR
Height: 6’7″ | Weight: 200 | Age: 22
Stats: 20.0 PG, 7.7 RPG, 3.5 APG

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