Mock Draft Friday

Breaking down the top five picks in our updated 2019 mock draft

1. Zion Williamson Freshman 6’7″ 285 Power Forward

Zion was his usually efficient self this past week, playing well in both games. He remains the favorite to go number one overall, and as long as he continues to play this well, he will be taken first. His 7 assists against Pittsburgh were impressive, and putting up 27 against Virginia is no easy task, Williamson could put life back into the Cleveland franchise.

Last 2 games:  25 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals, 1 block vs. Pittsburgh

                           27 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block vs. Virginia

 

2. Ja Morant Soph. 6’3″ 170 Point Guard

Morant had an ankle injury scare but still managed to play 37 minutes against Belmont. He managed to collect 9 assists, but could not get his shot going with the ankle being sprained. The Murray State soph. jumps Barrett to move to number two, and it would make a lot of sense if the Knicks end up with the second pick to select Morant.

Last 2 Games: 20 points, 4 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals, 1 block vs. Belmont

                          40 points, 3 rebounds, 11 assists, 5 steals vs. SIU-Edwardsville

 

3. RJ Barrett Freshman 6’7″ 202 SG/SF

The Duke freshman with possibly the most upside for the league, Barrett put up good numbers last week but he needed too many shots to get those points, and Williamson remains far more efficient. As of now, it will be either Barrett or Morant with the second pick with a large factor being what team will have the selection.

Last 2 Games: 26 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals vs. Pittsburgh

                           30 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists vs. Virginia

 

4. Keldon Johnson Freshman 6’6″ 211 Shooting Guard

Johnson has been up and down with his shooting so far, but he has shown enough flashes to justify being in the top ten of the draft. The Kentucky freshman would fit with many teams as you can never have enough wings that can shoot in the modern NBA, which bodes well for Johnson. He played well against Auburn, and somewhat disappeared against Mississippi State, and that has been a problem for Johnson at times.  

Last 2 Games: 9 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block vs. Miss. St.

                          20 points, 3 rebounds vs. Auburn

 

5. Cam Reddish Freshman 6’8″ 215 Small Forward

Reddish broke out against Florida state and came back to life somewhat against Pitt and UVA. He needs to show scouts more going forward but he will more than likely not be taken outside of the top ten. When Reddish has his shot going he is a force, but that has not occurred enough this season. His upside is still very high, which is why he is currently number 5.

 

Last 2 Games: 15 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals vs. Pittsburgh

                          9 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals vs. Virginia

 

 

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