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NCAA March Madness : Top 5 Prospects in the 2024 Mock Draft: Forecast Rankings

Published March 23, 2024 at 7:20 PM
BY KEVIN BARREAU
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As the NBA season winds down, the NCAA Tournament becomes the spotlight for college basketball prospects. Despite some top names opting out, including Alexandre Sarr, Zaccharie Risacher, Nikola Topic, Ron Holland, and Matas Buzelis, there are still plenty of exciting players to watch. Keep an eye on talents like Kentucky's Rob Dillingham and Reed Sheppard, Tennessee's Dalton Knecht, Baylor's Ja'Kobe Walter, and UConn's Stephon Castle and Donovan Clingan as they aim to boost their draft stock.

2024 NBA Mock Draft:

Wizards select Alexandre Sarr from Perth (Australia)

Age: 18


Position: Center

Height and weight: 7-0, 216 lbs.

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The Wizards, struggling defensively, seek an imposing presence in the paint. Sarr fits the bill, offering energetic shot-blocking skills and emerging offensive prowess from his experience in Australia's NBL.

Pistons choose Zaccharie Risacher from JL Bourg (France)

Age: 18

Position: Forward

Height and weight: 6-8, 210 lbs.

With a budding young lineup, the Pistons aim to bolster their offense with Risacher's sharpshooting abilities. The French prospect's impressive shooting percentages in JL Bourg make him an ideal addition to Detroit's roster.

Spurs pick Nikola Topic from Crvena Zvezda (Serbia)

Age: 18

Position: Guard

Height and weight: 6-5, 201 lbs.

The Spurs prioritize acquiring a skilled playmaker to complement Wembanyama. Topic, a proficient pick-and-roll facilitator, brings valuable professional experience and court vision to San Antonio's backcourt.

Hornets opt for Reed Sheppard from Kentucky

Age: 19 (Freshman)

Position: Guard

Height and weight: 6-3, 187 lbs.

Charlotte seeks to fortify its roster around Ball and company, adding Sheppard's versatile skills. As a dependable two-way player, Sheppard offers playmaking, shooting, and defensive prowess, enhancing the Hornets' guard rotation.

Trail Blazers draft Ron Holland from G League Ignite

Age: 18

Position: Forward

Height and weight: 6-8, 206 lbs.

Portland looks to shore up its roster with a versatile forward like Holland. With relentless defense and burgeoning scoring abilities, Holland brings energy and defensive tenacity to the Trail Blazers' rebuilding efforts.

Source Sporting News : NBA Mock Draft 2024: Predicting where Dalton Knecht, Zach Edey, other March Madness stars will go
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