2024 NBA Mock Draft: Hawks go with Alex Sarr after winning top pick in lottery; Stephon Castle to Wizards

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Alex Sarr


C

France

• 7’1″

/ 217 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

Atlanta has a chance to add a difference-maker at the center spot who can serve as an anchor on defense and help erase deficiencies for a Hawks team that lacks star power in the frontcourt.

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Connecticut

• Fr

• 6’6″

/ 215 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

PPG

11.1

RPG

4.7

APG

2.9

3P%

26.7%

Castle was the unsung star of UConn’s title-winning team this season who routinely drew the toughest defensive assignments and had splashes as an offensive weapon. If the confidence in his shot grows and he hits them with more frequency, he could be the best player from this draft. Easily.

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Kentucky

• Fr

• 6’3″

/ 176 lbs

Projected Team

Houston

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

3rd

PPG

15.2

RPG

2.9

APG

3.9

3P%

44.4%

There’s a wide range of projections for Dillingham in the lottery but it’s hard to see him slipping too far given the skill set. He plays with mesmerizing confidence on offense and has an advanced handle and finishing ability. Can play either guard spot and has the game to heat up and take over when he’s feeling it.

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Nikola Topic


PG

Serbia

• 6’6″

/ 201 lbs

Projected Team

San Antonio

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

2nd

Hard to find a better pairing with Wemby than Topic here. He’s a smooth guard from Mega who has a big frame and fits the profile of a multi-positional facilitator. Can play downhill and attack plus has an advanced feel for the game that should translate to early production in the NBA.

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Zaccharie Risacher


SF

France

• 6’9″

/ 204 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

1st

PPG

9.7

RPG

3.5

APG

1.0

3P%

34.1%

Risacher could go as high as No. 1 and his floor on draft night is probably right here at No. 5. He’s a big wing who has shown a lot of growth as a shooter and has real potential to become a star. Pistons have to take a big swing here and Risacher is exactly that.

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Matas Buzelis


SF

G League Ignite

• 6’8″

/ 209 lbs

Projected Team

Charlotte

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

1st

PPG

14.1

RPG

6.6

APG

1.9

3P%

27.3%

In a league dominated by power wings with big frames, Charlotte swings once again for a huge upside prospect in Buzelis to pair with point guard LaMelo Ball and 2023 No. 2 pick Brandon Miller. Buzelis has a huge frame and immense potential to grow into a versatile forward who can dribble, pass and shoot.

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Kentucky

• Fr

• 6’3″

/ 187 lbs

Projected Team

Portland

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

1st

PPG

12.5

RPG

4.1

APG

4.5

3P%

52.1%

Portland lands the best shooter in the draft to pair with No. 3 overall pick Scoot Henderson from last year. Sheppard hit 52.1% of his 3-pointers last season as a frosh at Kentucky and adds dynamism as both a playmaking defender and passer as well.

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Tennessee

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 213 lbs

Projected Team

San Antonio

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

2nd

PPG

21.7

RPG

4.9

APG

1.8

3P%

39.7%

After adding shooting and playmaking at No. 4, the Spurs come back and add more to their backcourt here with the late-rising Knecht. He was a star at Northern Colorado who became an All-American last season at Tennessee and has scoring pop to surround Victor Wembanyama with more weaponry.

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Connecticut

• Soph

• 7’2″

/ 280 lbs

Projected Team

Memphis

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

2nd

PPG

13

RPG

7.4

APG

1.5

BPG

2.5

No draft prospect had a better NCAA Tournament than Clingan, whose defensive impact as a shot-blocker and shot-alterer was on full display during UConn’s title run. He doesn’t yet have the outside game to fit the modern-day profile of an NBA big but he’s sure good enough to be a difference-maker defensively already because of his length and timing on that end.

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USC

• Fr

• 6’5″

/ 210 lbs

Projected Team

Utah

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

4th

PPG

16.3

RPG

2.9

APG

4.3

3P%

33.8%

Collier gives the Jazz a downhill point of attack presence at the point guard positions whose skill set reminds a bit of Collin Sexton. His motor runs hot and he adds an element of explosiveness that makes it difficult for teams to defend.

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Ron Holland


SF

G League Ignite

• 6’6″

/ 204 lbs

Projected Team

Chicago

PROSPECT RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The trajectory and growth Holland showed this season as a consistent force for G League Ignite passing the ball, making plays and playing big with his athleticism should have NBA teams excited about his prospects. If you’re Chicago this is probably the biggest upside swing on the board.

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Duke

• Fr

• 6’3″

/ 197 lbs

PPG

14.3

RPG

5

APG

1.9

3P%

41.4%

Being a shot-maker at the guard spot in the NBA is a must; being one who can make TOUGH shots in the NBA is a plus. That’s what McCain brings to the table. Electric shooting weapon who can make shots off movement, and a relentless rebounder for a guard his size.

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Colorado

• Fr

• 6’8″

/ 190 lbs

Projected Team

Sacramento

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

4th

PPG

8.9

RPG

4.1

APG

1.1

3P%

33.9%

Williams is a bit of a mystery box prospect but the ascension of his older brother, Jalen Williams, into an All-Star producer should have NBA teams digging deep. He has ideal size, shoots it well and fits the mold of a power wing with multi-positional versatility.

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Duke

• Soph

• 7’0″

/ 248 lbs

Projected Team

Portland

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

3rd

PPG

16.4

RPG

8.3

APG

2.8

3P%

34.8%

First Portland adds shooting in Reed Sheppard now it adds size + shooting in Filipowski, a 7-footer with real talent as a floor-spacer and offensive hub. He was vital to Duke’s success the last two seasons and had a career year last season as a dynamic big who can do a little of everything.

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Baylor

• Fr

• 6’5″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

5th

PPG

14.5

RPG

4.4

APG

1.4

3P%

34.1%

Walter wasn’t been the world’s most efficient offensive player in his lone season of college basketball, but he showed all the tools which made him a five-star prospect. He’s athletic and rangy, and his excellent free-throw shooting suggests there is long-term shooting upside. I’m still a believer.

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Tidjane Salaun


SF

France

• 6’9″

/ 212 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

6th

PPG

11.9

RPG

3

APG

1.6

3P%

41.5%

A big wing with a sturdy shooting base and a consistent release, Salaun has quickly become one of my favorites in this class. His mechanics as a shooter are excellent and his positional size as a jumbo wing make his game immediately translatable to the NBA.

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Baylor

• Fr

• 7’0″

/ 235 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

24th

POSITION RNK

4th

PPG

10.7

RPG

5.6

APG

0.4

BPG

1.5

A raw prospect with tremendous upside, Missi is a potential lottery pick due to his size, skill, and shot blocking ability. He’s a developmental type prospect but the flashes of “wow” he put together at the end of the season became more frequent.

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California

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 215 lbs

Projected Team

Orlando

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

5th

PPG

19.6

RPG

6.8

APG

3.5

3P%

36.0%

Cal went from a 3-win team to a 13-win team largely because of the addition of Tyson, who averaged just shy of 20 points per game this season and flashed real improvement in a leading role. Big wing with big-time shooting ability.

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Providence

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Toronto

PROSPECT RNK

21st

POSITION RNK

6th

PPG

19.7

RPG

8.7

APG

3.6

3P%

37.7%

The best player in the Big East this season was a Providence Friar. Carter was immense as a breakout junior, marrying up an already-elite defensive package with an unstoppable offensive game and improved 3-point consistency.

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Virginia

• Soph

• 6’8″

/ 216 lbs

Projected Team

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

25th

POSITION RNK

4th

PPG

8.1

RPG

6.9

APG

0.8

3P%

20%

The selling point for Dunn is simple: he is one of the best defensive prospects in college basketball. Dunn averaged 2.3 blocks and 1.3 steals per game for a Virginia D that rated in the top 10 of efficiency metrics at KenPom, which no one else at the major conference level accomplished. He has excellent timing and anticipation on defense and is one of the few on that side of the ball I’d consider a true playmaker.

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Marquette

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

29th

POSITION RNK

7th

PPG

15.3

RPG

4.9

APG

7.7

3P%

38.8%

This might be earlier than some expect for Kolek, but he was the best player not named Zach Edey this season in college basketball when healthy. Love his competitive edge and swagger he plays with, and his shooting and passing have dramatically improved during his time at Marquette.

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Pittsburgh

• Fr

• 6’5″

/ 190 lbs

Projected Team

Phoenix

PROSPECT RNK

31st

POSITION RNK

10th

PPG

13.8

RPG

5.2

APG

4.1

3P%

32.2%

Carrington began the season ranked just inside the top-100 of his own recruiting class but heads to the draft as a possible top-30 selection after a big year at Pitt. He led the team in assists and finished second in scoring and minutes played.

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Kansas

• Fr

• 6’9″

/ 202 lbs

Projected Team

Milwaukee

PROSPECT RNK

20th

POSITION RNK

8th

PPG

9

RPG

4.9

APG

1

3P%

35.2%

You have to do some projecting here to buy into Furphy because of his limited role at Kansas and hit-or-miss production, but he can shoot it great from anywhere on the floor and has the ball skills to be an attacker off the bounce as well.

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Miami (Fla.)

• Fr

• 6’8″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

New York

PROSPECT RNK

38th

POSITION RNK

10th

PPG

7.6

RPG

3

APG

2.2

3P%

40.8%

Strong candidate to be a late-riser in this process. George shot 40.8% from 3-point range and rated in the 92nd percentile as a catch-and-shoot weapon as a freshman at Miami last season, per Synergy data. Huge frame and does a little of everything that will have NBA teams intrigued.

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Tyler Smith


PF

G League Ignite

• 6’11”

/ 224 lbs

Projected Team

New York

PROSPECT RNK

27th

POSITION RNK

4th

PPG

13.7

RPG

5.1

BPG

1.0

3P%

36.4%

Smith is a stretch big who has quietly had a strong season for G League Ignite shooting it from deep and showcasing his athleticism. He has a five-star pedigree and has flashed enough to get first round looks for a team in this range looking to develop a big for the future.

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Purdue

• Sr

• 7’4″

/ 300 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

28th

POSITION RNK

5th

PPG

25.2

RPG

12.2

BPG

2.2

In a head-to-head matchup with projected top-10 pick Donovan Clingan in the national championship game, Edey scored 37 points and showed why even the most capable defenders may have trouble slowing him in the NBA. He’s been the best player in college for two straight years and should get looks as early as the teens in this draft.

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Colorado

• Sr

• 6’9″

/ 220 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

23rd

POSITION RNK

9th

PPG

16.0

RPG

5.1

APG

2.4

3P%

39.5%

Few did better for their draft stock during the NCAA Tournament than da Silva, who for Colorado shot it great from 3-point range, flashed his two-way versatility and impacted winning on both ends. His defense and size coupled with his reliable jumper should make him a trendy riser late in the process.

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Illinois

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 225 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

6th

PPG

23

RPG

4

APG

2.3

3P%

36.2%

Shannon scored 26, 30 and 29 points in his first three NCAA Tournament games in dragging Illinois to the Elite Eight. He’s an older player who spent five seasons in college but his polish as a scoring guard presents immediate value for teams in this range hoping to find someone to be plug-and-play.

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Dayton

• Jr

• 6’10”

/ 235 lbs

Projected Team

Utah

PROSPECT RNK

17th

POSITION RNK

8th

PPG

20.3

RPG

8.5

APG

2.6

3P%

38.6%

There’s a wide range of draft outcomes for Holmes but this *should* be the basement of where he’s selected. He’s an incredible athlete who fits perfectly into the modern NBA’s ideal of a big because of his shot-blocking, improved outside shot and lob threat.

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Sweden

• Fr

• 6’10”

/ 225 lbs

Projected Team

Boston

PROSPECT RNK

30th

POSITION RNK

8th

PPG

9.7

RPG

4.8

APG

0.7

3P%

35.7%

This is quite a bit later than where Klintman is expected to go but there’s reason to be a bit skeptical about his game. He’s still young and has a great frame but he remains a work in progress and developmental prospect, which may not be as appealing for contending teams late in the 20s.



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