Mock Draft Friday

Highlighting the top 5 picks from our updated 2019 NBA mock draft

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

Last two games:

16 points, 17 rebounds, 3 assist, 3 blocks, 4 steals vs. Boston College

29 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steals, 2 blocks vs. St. John’s

Zion retains the top position after another impressive week. His athleticism is in a league of it’s own for someone his size, players at the college level have almost no shot to stop him. Williamson’s outside game remains suspect, but he is continuing to produce at an elite level. Barring injury, he will be the top pick, and would be a much needed boost to the Knicks franchise.

 

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

Last 2 games:

23 points, 2 rebounds, 11 assists, 3 steals vs. Eastern Illinois

28 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 5 steals vs. Tennessee Tech

Morant jumps RJ Barrett and would make the most sense for Pheonix in this position. He got out of a mini slump this past week and made 4 3’s against Eastern Illinois. Along with Williamson, Morant is a must watch when he is on tv, and pairing him with Devin Booker would be an exciting backcourt.

 

3.  RJ Barrett  Freshman 6’7″ 202 SG/SF

Last 2 Games:

19 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block vs. Boston College

15 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 block vs. St. John’s

Barrett falls to #3, mainly due to his shooting continuing to be less than desirable this season. If Cleveland ends up with Barrett at #3 it would be a steal considering many considered him the #1 pick coming into the year. He has rebounded well, and if he shots better going forward he could go ahead of Morant.

 

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

Last 2 Games:

9 points, 6 rebounds vs. South Carolina

10 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist vs. Florida

Johnson has not been lighting up the stat sheets for the last week plus, but he has been efficient and that is the most important thing in the NBA today. He is still shooting above 40% from behind the 3 point line, and can make plays off the dribble. He should have a higher usage as Kentucky ramps up for another NCAA tournament run. 

 

5. Cam Reddish Freshman 6’8″ 218 Small Forward

Last 2 Games:

24 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals vs. Boston College

16 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal vs. St. John’s 

The third Duke freshman enters the top five after showing his potential last week. Reddish played great against Boston College, and he has shown that he is capable of getting his shot going which was in question. He remains in the shadow of Barrett and Williamson, but he can play his way into a top 5 selection.

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Updated 2020 Mock Draft

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