2023 NBA mock draft: The top prospects in this year’s NCAA tournament
The NCAA tournament kicks off Tuesday with the top four in Dayton, Ohio, opening the sport’s most exciting three-week stretch. As the number of contracts rises from 68 to one on April 3, many NBA prospects will have a chance to cement their college-level legacy and improve their professional standing in the process.
Brandon Miller will be looking to lead No. 1 seed Alabama to its first Final Four and solidify himself as the top pick in the college draft, potentially putting pressure on Scoot Henderson for the No. 2 pick in the process.
Jaras Walker will fight to bring coach Kelvin Sampson and Houston back to the Final Four for the second time in three years and try to win the Cougars’ first national championship as the #1 seed in the Midwest.
In honor of March Madness, Sportzshala NBA draft expert Jonathan Givony created a dummy draft strictly using NCAA Tournament players. The names at the top will look familiar despite the absence of Henderson, Victor Wembanyama and the Thompson twins (Amen and Ausar), but other prospects will debut in this unique draft draft exercise and be potential Cinderella stories coming this weekend and beyond.
Note. The proposed draft order for 2023 is based on Sportzshala BPI’s preliminary forecasts as of Monday. Full order 1-58 also reflects debt and ownership.
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