The college basketball season is over, which means the NBA Draft is coming. Once the collegiate competition comes to an end, all of the in-game data is locked for draft prospects and, for those who follow the draft extensively, the real fun begins.
As you might imagine, the evaluation process is far from over when players are simply done playing in fully sanctioned games and the upcoming NBA Draft Combine (in addition to individual workouts) will be key for a number of prospects. Still, this is a good time to check in on the landscape given that prospects are now shifting into full draft-prep mode, which brings us to an updated first-round mock draft.
It is important, as always, to note that the draft order itself remains fluid until after the lottery, for our purposes, the list reflects the final NBA standings, and we’ll adjust when the ping-pong balls fly in May. Let’s get it.
Note: Mock released before NBA breaks ties on Friday, Apr. 12.