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Ranking South Carolina’s draft-eligible players; 4-star WR ‘looking forward’ to Gamecocks’ new-look offense

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Catching on

The South Carolina Gamecocks boast two of the top wide receiver prospects eligible for the 2019 NFL Draft, according to Matt Miller of Bleacher Report.

“Deebo Samuel, a redshirt senior, checks in as the No. 4-ranked wide receiver on Miller’s list,” wrote SEC Country’s Hale McGranahan. “Bryan Edwards, who has started every game as a freshman and sophomore, is No. 9. Neither is listed among the top 25 overall prospects.”

In 2016, his most prolific season, Samuel caught 59 passes for 784 yards and 1 touchdown, with 6 rushing scores.

In two seasons, Edwards is already No. 13 all time in catches at South Carolina with 108, to go with 1,383 yards and 9 touchdowns. The Conway, S.C., native needs 10 more grabs to enter the top 10.

Under new management

Four-star WR and 2020 prospect Porter Rooks is “looking forward to seeing” what the Gamecocks offense looks like in 2018.

“Mainly, just their new offensive scheme and how they’re going to do things with their new offensive coordinator,” Rooks said of South Carolina coach Will Muschamp’s pitch.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound receiver is rated as the No. 26 overall prospect for 2020, per 247Sports.

‘I like the atmosphere’

Four-star defensive end and 2019 prospect Joseph Anderson feels good about South Carolina, both on and off the field.

“I like the atmosphere,” the Murfreesboro, Tenn., native told SportsTalkSC’s Phil Kornblut. “I like their educational standpoint on things. They want you to get a degree and graduate, and that’s what I want to do — get a degree and graduate. They just want you to succeed.”

Anderson is rated as the No. 210 overall prospect for 2019, according to the 247Sports composite. He was a high school teammate of Gamecocks freshman tackle Maxwell Iyama.

Across the stage

Set to graduate on May 12, South Carolina tight end K.C. Crosby is looking forward to balancing a lighter class schedule with football this fall, according to John Del Bianco of The Big Spur.

“It’s going to be great,” the redshirt senior said. “I don’t have too much to worry about, being that I have to take maybe six to nine hours of classes. It’ll just be more fun and a lot better to just focus on football.”

Crosby was lost for the second half of 2017 after suffering a fractured fibula against Arkansas on Oct. 6. In 2016, he caught 23 passes for 217 yards and 4 touchdowns.

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Early arrival

Following his official visit with South Carolina’s men’s basketball team, 4-star center D.J. Burns announced on Sunday that he was reclassifying from the Class of 2019 to the Class of 2018.

“I’m already finished with all of my high school classes that I would need to graduate,” Burns said. “Instead of going to Winthrop or York Tech to do classes and still be in high school doing basically nothing, I’d rather just go ahead and get started and do summer workouts, if I can and just go ahead and get acclimated to where I’m going to be for my college experience.”

Prior to the move, Burns was ranked as the No. 79 overall prospect for 2019, per the 247Sports composite.

In addition to South Carolina, he lists offers from Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Virginia and more.

Switching sides

Clemson graduate transfer guard Nelly Perry committed to the South Carolina women’s basketball team on Monday, Greg Hadley of The State reports.

“Perry led Clemson in points and assists per game her junior season, but her senior campaign was derailed before it even began because of a shoulder injury,” Hadley wrote. “At the time, the plan was for her to return for a fifth season in 2018-2019, but this offseason, Clemson fired coach Audra Smith.”

Perry averaged 12.7 points, 2.9 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game during the 2016-17 season.

Trophy case

South Carolina’s women’s basketball team celebrated 10 years of coach Dawn Staley with a tweet on Monday listing her accomplishments. Heads up, it’s a long list.

In addition to her many accolades in Columbia, Staley was named coach of the USA women’s basketball national team in March 2017.

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2018 NBA mock draft: Projections for first round, top players, 2018 NBA Draft order (May 30, 2018)

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The 2018 NBA mock drafts are ready to go as the 2018 NBA Draft draws near. Below you can find first-round projections for the draft, the top available players and the 2018 NBA Draft order.

Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. should be one of the first picks in the 2018 NBA Draft, as should Alabama’s Collin Sexton. For those who don’t hire an agent, they have until Wednesday to withdraw from the draft and return to school.

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 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
2 Sacramento Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
9 New York Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
14 Denver Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
15 Washington Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
18 San Antonio Kevin Huerter Maryland SF Soph.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herznogvina SF Intl.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Gary Trent Jr. Duke SG Fr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Khyri Thomas Creighton SG Jr.
23 Indiana Jalen Brunson Villanova PG Jr.
24 Portland Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte Devincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Hamidou Diallo Kentucky SG Fr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Grayson Allen Duke SG Sr.

NBA mock draft 2018: Tankathon.com

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 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
5 Dallas Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
6 Orlando Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
7 Chicago Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Wendell Carter Duke PF Fr.
9 New York Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
11 Charlotte Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
14 Denver Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
15 Washington Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zharie Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Anfernee Simons IMG SG HS
18 San Antonio Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herzegovina SF Intl.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Shake Milton SMU PG Jr.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
23 Indiana Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
24 Portland Jontay Porter Missouri PF Fr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
26 Philadelphia Donte Devincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
27 Boston Mitchell Robinson High school C HS
28 Golden State Khryi Thomas Cregihton SG Jr.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Melvin Frazier Tulane SF Jr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Isaac Bonga Germany SF Intl.

NBA mock draft 2018: ESPN

 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Luka Doncic Slovenia SF Intl.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
9 New York Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
14 Denver Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
15 Washington Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
18 San Antonio Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Kevin Huerter Maryland SG Soph.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
21 Utah Elie Okobo France PG Intl.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Dzanen Musa Bosnia & Herznogvina PF Intl.
23 Indiana Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
24 Portland Khyri Thomas Creighton SF Jr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte Divincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Jerome Robinson Boston Colege SG Jr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Grayson Allen Duke SG Sr.

2018 NBA Draft: Date

The 2018 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 21. The event will air on ESPN and will begin at 8 p.m. ET.

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2018 NBA mock draft: Projections for first round, top players, 2018 NBA Draft order (May 31, 2018)

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The 2018 NBA mock drafts are ready to go as the 2018 NBA Draft draws near. Below you can find first-round projections for the draft, the top available players and the 2018 NBA Draft order.

Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. should be one of the first picks in the 2018 NBA Draft, as should Alabama’s Collin Sexton. For those who don’t hire an agent, they have until Wednesday to withdraw from the draft and return to school.

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 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
2 Sacramento Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
9 New York Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
14 Denver Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
15 Washington Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
18 San Antonio Kevin Huerter Maryland SF Soph.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herznogvina SF Intl.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Gary Trent Jr. Duke SG Fr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Khyri Thomas Creighton SG Jr.
23 Indiana Jalen Brunson Villanova PG Jr.
24 Portland Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte Devincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Hamidou Diallo Kentucky SG Fr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Grayson Allen Duke SG Sr.

NBA mock draft 2018: Tankathon.com

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 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
5 Dallas Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
6 Orlando Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
7 Chicago Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Wendell Carter Duke PF Fr.
9 New York Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
11 Charlotte Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
14 Denver Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
15 Washington Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zharie Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Anfernee Simons IMG SG HS
18 San Antonio Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herzegovina SF Intl.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Shake Milton SMU PG Jr.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
23 Indiana Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
24 Portland Jontay Porter Missouri PF Fr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
26 Philadelphia Donte Devincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
27 Boston Mitchell Robinson High school C HS
28 Golden State Khryi Thomas Cregihton SG Jr.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Melvin Frazier Tulane SF Jr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Isaac Bonga Germany SF Intl.

NBA mock draft 2018: ESPN

 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Luka Doncic Slovenia SF Intl.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
9 New York Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
14 Denver Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
15 Washington Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
18 San Antonio Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Kevin Huerter Maryland SG Soph.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
21 Utah Elie Okobo France PG Intl.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Dzanen Musa Bosnia & Herznogvina PF Intl.
23 Indiana Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
24 Portland Khyri Thomas Creighton SF Jr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte Divincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Jerome Robinson Boston Colege SG Jr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Grayson Allen Duke SG Sr.

2018 NBA Draft: Date

The 2018 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 21. The event will air on ESPN and will begin at 8 p.m. ET.

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7 South Carolina players earn All-SEC honors; Gamecocks installed as big favorites in season opener

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Conference honors

Seven South Carolina Gamecocks were recognized on Athlon Sports’ All-SEC teams on Tuesday.

“Deebo Samuel garnered first-team honors as both a wide receiver and kick returner,” SEC Country’s Hale McGranahan wrote. “Samuel, a 6-foot, 210-pound senior from Inman S.C., was limited to just three games last season because of injury. However, in those three contests, Samuel scored 6 touchdowns, including a pair of 99-yard kickoff returns. He caught 15 passes for 250 yards. For his career, he has 86 receptions for 1,194 yards.”

Offensive lineman Zack Bailey, linebacker T.J. Brunson and punter Joseph Charlton earned second-team honors. Defensive linemen Javon Kinlaw and D.J. Wonnum were listed on the third team, with cornerback Rashad Fenton making the fourth-team.

Opening favorites

According to vegasinsider.com and betonline.ag, South Carolina is favored by 30.5 points in its Week 1 game against Coastal Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium on Sept. 1.

In 2013, the Gamecocks beat the Chanticleers 70-10 in the only previous meeting between the two programs.

South Carolina is undefeated in season openers under coach Will Muschamp, beating Vanderbilt 13-10 in Nashville in 2016, then besting North Carolina State 35-28 in Charlotte last season.

3 phases

According to Muschamp, the recruiting process has three key phases.

“It’s the evaluation. It’s the recruitment. And it’s the development when they get on campus,” the third-year South Carolina coach told reporters on Tuesday. “That’s really how you look at it and how you break it down.”

The Gamecocks coaching staff has the first two phases down for 2019; the team’s 2019 class is currently ranked No. 15 in the 247Sports football recruiting composite team rankings with 10 commits thus far.

Looking for more

The South Carolina coaching staff may have originally planned to take just one wide receiver in the 2019 signing class, but that’s no longer the case, according to 3-star WR and 2019 prospect TJ Jones.

“At first, [offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon said] they were going to take only one guy this year, and something came up and he’s already watching my film and stuff,” Jones said. “He said I’m the next guy he wants to coach and he’s going to recruit me hard.”

In addition to South Carolina, the Lake City, Fla., native lists offers from Boston College, Duke, Penn State, Texas A&M and more.

Too early to tell

Before a Gamecock Club meeting in Florence, S.C., on Tuesday, Muschamp shared his thoughts on the potential for legal sports gambling and its impact on college football.

“I think it’s a little bit too early to make any judgments now, to be honest with you, from the standpoint of not knowing how each state will regulate how things will go, so I think it’s a little bit early and premature to comment on it,” Muschamp said. “I haven’t researched it very much, to be honest with you. I haven’t put a lot of time into it.”

The Supreme Court ruled to overturn the federal ban on sports betting on May 14.

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Got your back

Four-star quarterback and South Carolina commit Ryan Hilinski defended Muschamp on Twitter earlier this week, per Austin Nivison of The Big Spur.

“Not YET … and it’s not all about championships. He’s developed young men that can go into the world and make an impact on those around them! That’s way more valuable to me,” the Orange, Calif., native replied to a rival fan’s jabs at South Carolina.

Hilinski’s been committed to South Carolina since April 4. He’s rated as the No. 169 overall prospect for 2019, per the 247Sports composite.

Off-the-field impact

Because of an injury-forced retirement, former South Carolina WR Terry Googer may not be on the field anymore, but that doesn’t mean he’s done contributing to the Gamecocks program.

“He definitely is,” McClendon said Tuesday, via Ben Breiner of The State. “He comes and helps out at practice because he’s kind of a student aide over there at practice. And then he helps out in the recruiting office also. He’s still around.”

Before sustaining a head injury against Texas A&M on Sept. 30, Googer caught 12 passes for 140 yards in his career in Columbia.

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2018 NBA mock draft: Projections for first round, top players, 2018 NBA Draft order (June 1, 2018)

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The 2018 NBA mock drafts are ready to go as the 2018 NBA Draft draws near. Below you can find first-round projections for the draft, the top available players and the 2018 NBA Draft order.

Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. should be one of the first picks in the 2018 NBA Draft, as should Alabama’s Collin Sexton. For those who don’t hire an agent, they have until Wednesday to withdraw from the draft and return to school.

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 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
2 Sacramento Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
9 New York Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
14 Denver Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
15 Washington Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
18 San Antonio Kevin Huerter Maryland SF Soph.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herznogvina SF Intl.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Gary Trent Jr. Duke SG Fr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Khyri Thomas Creighton SG Jr.
23 Indiana Jalen Brunson Villanova PG Jr.
24 Portland Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte Devincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Hamidou Diallo Kentucky SG Fr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Grayson Allen Duke SG Sr.

NBA mock draft 2018: Tankathon.com

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 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
5 Dallas Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
6 Orlando Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
7 Chicago Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Wendell Carter Duke PF Fr.
9 New York Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
11 Charlotte Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
14 Denver Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
15 Washington Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zharie Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Anfernee Simons IMG SG HS
18 San Antonio Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herzegovina SF Intl.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Shake Milton SMU PG Jr.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
23 Indiana Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
24 Portland Jontay Porter Missouri PF Fr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
26 Philadelphia Donte Devincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
27 Boston Mitchell Robinson High school C HS
28 Golden State Khryi Thomas Cregihton SG Jr.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Melvin Frazier Tulane SF Jr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Isaac Bonga Germany SF Intl.

NBA mock draft 2018: ESPN

 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Luka Doncic Slovenia SF Intl.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
9 New York Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
14 Denver Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
15 Washington Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
18 San Antonio Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Kevin Huerter Maryland SG Soph.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
21 Utah Elie Okobo France PG Intl.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Dzanen Musa Bosnia & Herznogvina PF Intl.
23 Indiana Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
24 Portland Khyri Thomas Creighton SF Jr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte Divincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Jerome Robinson Boston Colege SG Jr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Grayson Allen Duke SG Sr.

2018 NBA Draft: Date

The 2018 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 21. The event will air on ESPN and will begin at 8 p.m. ET.

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An early look at where Florida players rank on NFL draft boards

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The NFL draft is more than four months away and draft-eligible juniors still have a month to decide whether to stay or go, but draft talk is already buzzing with the college football season nearing its end.

And the Florida Gators have their share of players who could hear their names called when the three-day draft takes place from April 26-28 in Arlington, Texas.

Here’s an early look at where some of the Gators’ top prospects stand, according to WalterFootball.com. Players are listed alphabetically by last name.

Defensive tackle Taven Bryan

Taven Bryan, a redshirt junior, announced Monday on Twitter his intentions to declare for the NFL draft. WalterFootball has Bryan ranked as the fourth-best defensive tackle/3-4 defensive end and has him going 30th overall to the New England Patriots in its most updated mock draft.

“In speaking with some scouting sources, Bryan has drawn comparisons to Denver Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe. Some announcers have compared the 6-foot-4, 295-pounder Bryan to J.J. Watt, and in terms of style of play Bryan is reminiscent of Watt when Bryan is playing well, but Bryan is not consistently dominant to deserve a comparison to Watt,” the outlet writes.

“Bryan has a tremendous get-off with serious explosion off the snap. He also has developed strength with active hands to shed blocks. With his length, Bryan can play end or tackle, and he would be a perfect fit as a five-technique.”

Wide receiver Antonio Callaway

Antonio Callaway did not play for the Gators during his junior season after being suspended as part of the nine-player credit card fraud scandal during the preseason. He signed with an agent last week and is preparing for the draft. WalterFootball has Callaway ranked as the No. 23 overall receiver in the draft class and going 47th overall to the Dallas Cowboys. Off-the-field issues are the main concern with him.

“While he loves football, he has a lot of issues in terms of hanging out with bad influences, and teams are concerned about him consistently failing drug tests in the NFL. Callaway has been suspended repeatedly by Florida, and he hurt his team by earning another suspension to start the 2017 season.

“Scouts across the league say that Callaway has first-round talent. They’ve even compared him to Antonio Brown in terms of his skill set and what he can do as a receiver, but teams think that Callaway will fall into the mid-rounds because his off-the-field issues are too serious to draft any earlier. They don’t have any confidence that he will change and avoid suspensions in the NFL.”

Defensive back Duke Dawson

In four years at Florida, Duke Dawson showcased his versatility in the secondary. He played as a backup safety for most of his freshman season before being groomed as a nickel corner as a sophomore and junior. He alternated between corner and nickel as a senior.

WalterFootball ranks Dawson as the No. 14 overall corner in the class and projects him to play at nickel in the NFL.

“He is good when plays are in front of him, plus has instincts and a good concept of route combinations. Dawson transitions well and owns above-average speed to carry verticals. However, he is tight and struggles to open his hips. Sources have told me they are grading Dawson as a third- or fourth-rounder. Dawson can be a feast-or-famine defender in that he makes some big plays and gives up some plays.”

Offensive lineman Martez Ivey

Martez Ivey earned second-team All-SEC accolades each of the last two seasons while playing both left tackle and left guard. Ivey, a junior, has not formally declared for the NFL draft and could potentially improve his draft stock by coming back for his senior season.

WalterFootball has Ivey ranked No. 27 at offensive tackle and No. 23 at offensive guard. The outlet projects Ivey to be drafted in the fourth round by the Miami Dolphins.

“Many think that Ivey will have to move back to guard, the position that he played as a sophomore and freshman. They don’t think that Ivey can play tackle in the NFL, with one source saying that Ivey’s feet are terrible to be an edge protector. Ivey should definitely return for his senior year to get stronger and improve his technique before going to the NFL.”

Defensive end CeCe Jefferson

CeCe Jefferson has not yet declared for the NFL draft, but his name has swirled around as a possibility. His stats over three seasons (106 tackles, 28.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks in 37 games) are good, but his 6-1, 242-pound frame is hard to project into an NFL role. WalterFootball ranks Jefferson as the 20th-best defensive end/3-4 edge-rushing linebacker in the class and projects him as a third-to-fifth round pick.

Kicker Eddy Pineiro

Eddy Pineiro has taken over the Florida record book in his two seasons in Gainesville. He owns the school record with an 88.4-percent field-goal percentage (38 of 43) and is one of two players in program history to have two separate strings of at least 13 consecutive made field goals.

He’s ranked as the second-best kicker in the draft class behind Auburn’s Daniel Carlson, should he declare.

Punter Johnny Townsend

Like Pineiro, Johnny Townsend has his name etched throughout the Gators record book. He is WalterFootball’s top-ranked punter in the 2018 draft class.

Safety Nick Washington

Nick Washington’s final season ended earlier than expected after he re-injured his shoulder against LSU. However, the fifth-year senior is still ranked as the No. 25 safety in the draft class by WalterFootball. He is projected to be a late-round pick or undrafted free agent.

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The 2018 NBA mock drafts are ready to go as the 2018 NBA Draft draws near. Below you can find first-round projections for the draft, the top available players and the 2018 NBA Draft order.

Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. should be one of the first picks in the 2018 NBA Draft, as should Alabama’s Collin Sexton. With the deadline to pull out of the 2018 NBA Draft having passed on May 30, we know which players are staying in the draft and which are returning to school.

NBA mock draft 2018: Projections, top players by SEC Country

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 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
2 Sacramento Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
9 New York Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
14 Denver Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
15 Washington Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
18 San Antonio Kevin Huerter Maryland SF Soph.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herzegovina SF Intl.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Gary Trent Jr. Duke SG Fr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Khyri Thomas Creighton SG Jr.
23 Indiana Jalen Brunson Villanova PG Jr.
24 Portland Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte DiVincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Hamidou Diallo Kentucky SG Fr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Grayson Allen Duke SG Sr.

NBA mock draft 2018: Tankathon.com

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 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
7 Chicago Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Wendell Carter Duke PF Fr.
9 New York Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
11 Charlotte Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
14 Denver Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
15 Washington Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Anfernee Simons IMG SG HS
18 San Antonio Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herzegovina SF Intl.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Troy Brown Oregon SF Fr.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Shake Milton SMU SG Jr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Mitchell Robinson High school C HS
23 Indiana Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
24 Portland Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
26 Philadelphia Donte DiVincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
27 Boston Kevin Huerter Maryland SG Soph.
28 Golden State Khryi Thomas Creighton SG Jr.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Melvin Frazier Tulane SF Jr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Isaac Bonga Germany SF Intl.

NBA mock draft 2018: ESPN

 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
9 New York Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
14 Denver Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
15 Washington Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
18 San Antonio Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Kevin Huerter Maryland SG Soph.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
21 Utah Elie Okobo France PG Intl.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herzegovina PF Intl.
23 Indiana Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
24 Portland Khyri Thomas Creighton SF Jr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte DiVincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Jerome Robinson Boston Colege SG Jr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Grayson Allen Duke SG Sr.

2018 NBA Draft: Date

The 2018 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 21. The event will air on ESPN and will begin at 8 p.m. ET.

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2018 NBA mock draft: Projections for first round, top players, 2018 NBA Draft order (June 3, 2018)

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The 2018 NBA mock drafts are ready to go as the 2018 NBA Draft draws near. Below you can find first-round projections for the draft, the top available players and the 2018 NBA Draft order.

Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. should be one of the first picks in the 2018 NBA Draft, as should Alabama’s Collin Sexton. With the deadline to pull out of the 2018 NBA Draft having passed on May 30, we know which players are staying in the draft and which are returning to school.

NBA mock draft 2018: Projections, top players by SEC Country

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 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
2 Sacramento Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
9 New York Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
14 Denver Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
15 Washington Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
18 San Antonio Kevin Huerter Maryland SF Soph.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herzegovina SF Intl.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Gary Trent Jr. Duke SG Fr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Khyri Thomas Creighton SG Jr.
23 Indiana Jalen Brunson Villanova PG Jr.
24 Portland Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte DiVincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Hamidou Diallo Kentucky SG Fr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Grayson Allen Duke SG Sr.

NBA mock draft 2018: Tankathon.com

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 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
7 Chicago Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Wendell Carter Duke PF Fr.
9 New York Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
11 Charlotte Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
14 Denver Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
15 Washington Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Anfernee Simons IMG SG HS
18 San Antonio Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herzegovina SF Intl.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Troy Brown Oregon SF Fr.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Shake Milton SMU SG Jr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Mitchell Robinson High school C HS
23 Indiana Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
24 Portland Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
26 Philadelphia Donte DiVincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
27 Boston Kevin Huerter Maryland SG Soph.
28 Golden State Khryi Thomas Creighton SG Jr.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Melvin Frazier Tulane SF Jr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Isaac Bonga Germany SF Intl.

NBA mock draft 2018: ESPN

 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
9 New York Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
14 Denver Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
15 Washington Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
18 San Antonio Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Kevin Huerter Maryland SG Soph.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
21 Utah Elie Okobo France PG Intl.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herzegovina PF Intl.
23 Indiana Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
24 Portland Khyri Thomas Creighton SF Jr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte DiVincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Jerome Robinson Boston Colege SG Jr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Grayson Allen Duke SG Sr.

2018 NBA Draft: Date

The 2018 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 21. The event will air on ESPN and will begin at 8 p.m. ET.

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2018 NBA mock draft: Projections for first round, top players, 2018 NBA Draft order (June 4, 2018)

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The 2018 NBA mock drafts are ready to go as the 2018 NBA Draft draws near. Below you can find first-round projections for the draft, the top available players and the 2018 NBA Draft order.

Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. should be one of the first picks in the 2018 NBA Draft, as should Alabama’s Collin Sexton. With the deadline to pull out of the 2018 NBA Draft having passed on May 30, we know which players are staying in the draft and which are returning to school.

NBA mock draft 2018: Projections, top players by SEC Country

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 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
2 Sacramento Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
9 New York Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
14 Denver Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
15 Washington Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
18 San Antonio Kevin Huerter Maryland SF Soph.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herzegovina SF Intl.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Gary Trent Jr. Duke SG Fr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Khyri Thomas Creighton SG Jr.
23 Indiana Jalen Brunson Villanova PG Jr.
24 Portland Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte DiVincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Hamidou Diallo Kentucky SG Fr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Grayson Allen Duke SG Sr.

NBA mock draft 2018: Tankathon.com

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 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
7 Chicago Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Wendell Carter Duke PF Fr.
9 New York Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
11 Charlotte Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
14 Denver Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
15 Washington Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Anfernee Simons IMG SG HS
18 San Antonio Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herzegovina SF Intl.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Troy Brown Oregon SF Fr.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Shake Milton SMU SG Jr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Mitchell Robinson High school C HS
23 Indiana Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
24 Portland Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
26 Philadelphia Donte DiVincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
27 Boston Kevin Huerter Maryland SG Soph.
28 Golden State Khryi Thomas Creighton SG Jr.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Melvin Frazier Tulane SF Jr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Isaac Bonga Germany SF Intl.

NBA mock draft 2018: ESPN

 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
9 New York Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
14 Denver Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
15 Washington Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
18 San Antonio Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Kevin Huerter Maryland SG Soph.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
21 Utah Elie Okobo France PG Intl.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herzegovina PF Intl.
23 Indiana Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
24 Portland Khyri Thomas Creighton SF Jr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte DiVincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Jerome Robinson Boston Colege SG Jr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Grayson Allen Duke SG Sr.

2018 NBA Draft: Date

The 2018 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 21. The event will air on ESPN and will begin at 8 p.m. ET.

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2018 NBA mock draft: Projections for first round, top players, 2018 NBA Draft order (June 5, 2018)

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The 2018 NBA mock drafts are ready to go as the 2018 NBA Draft draws near. Below you can find first-round projections for the draft, the top available players and the 2018 NBA Draft order.

Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. should be one of the first picks in the 2018 NBA Draft, as should Alabama’s Collin Sexton. With the deadline to pull out of the 2018 NBA Draft having passed on May 30, we know which players are staying in the draft and which are returning to school.

NBA mock draft 2018: Projections, top players by SEC Country

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 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
9 New York Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
14 Denver Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
15 Washington Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
18 San Antonio Kevin Huerter Maryland SF Soph.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herzegovina SF Intl.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Gary Trent Jr. Duke SG Fr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Khyri Thomas Creighton SG Jr.
23 Indiana Jalen Brunson Villanova PG Jr.
24 Portland Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte DiVincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Hamidou Diallo Kentucky SG Fr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Grayson Allen Duke SG Sr.

NBA mock draft 2018: Tankathon.com

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 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
7 Chicago Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Wendell Carter Duke PF Fr.
9 New York Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
11 Charlotte Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
14 Denver Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
15 Washington Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Anfernee Simons IMG SG HS
18 San Antonio Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herzegovina SF Intl.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Troy Brown Oregon SF Fr.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
21 Utah Shake Milton SMU SG Jr.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Mitchell Robinson High school C HS
23 Indiana Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
24 Portland Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
26 Philadelphia Donte DiVincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
27 Boston Kevin Huerter Maryland SG Soph.
28 Golden State Khryi Thomas Creighton SG Jr.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Melvin Frazier Tulane SF Jr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Isaac Bonga Germany SF Intl.

NBA mock draft 2018: ESPN

 No. Team Player School/Country Position Year
1 Phoenix Deandre Ayton Arizona C Fr.
2 Sacramento Marvin Bagley Duke PF Fr.
3 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan State C Fr.
4 Memphis Luka Doncic Slovenia SG Intl.
5 Dallas Mo Bamba Texas C Fr.
6 Orlando Trae Young Oklahoma PG Fr.
7 Chicago Wendell Carter Duke C Fr.
8 Cleveland (via Brooklyn) Michael Porter Jr. Missouri SF Fr.
9 New York Collin Sexton Alabama PG Fr.
10 Philadelphia (via LA Lakers) Mikal Bridges Villanova SF Jr.
11 Charlotte Miles Bridges Michigan State SF Soph.
12 LA Clippers (via Detroit) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Kentucky PG Fr.
13 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker Miami SG Fr.
14 Denver Robert Williams Texas A&M C Soph.
15 Washington Kevin Knox Kentucky SF Fr.
16 Phoenix (via Miami) Zhaire Smith Texas Tech SG Fr.
17 Milwaukee Aaron Holiday UCLA PG Jr.
18 San Antonio Troy Brown Oregon SG Fr.
19 Atlanta (via Minnesota) Kevin Huerter Maryland SG Soph.
20 Minnesota (via OKC) Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Jr.
21 Utah Elie Okobo France PG Intl.
22 Chicago (via New Orleans) Dzanan Musa Bosnia & Herzegovina PF Intl.
23 Indiana Chandler Hutchison Boise State SF Sr.
24 Portland Khyri Thomas Creighton SF Jr.
25 LA Lakers (via Cleveland) De’Anthony Melton USC SG Soph.
26 Philadelphia Jacob Evans Cincinnati SF Jr.
27 Boston Josh Okogi Georgia Tech SG Soph.
28 Golden State Donte DiVincenzo Villanova SG Soph.
29 Brooklyn (via Toronto) Jerome Robinson Boston Colege SG Jr.
30 Atlanta (via Houston) Grayson Allen Duke SG Sr.

2018 NBA Draft: Date

The 2018 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 21. The event will air on ESPN and will begin at 8 p.m. ET.

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