As the first round of the playoffs came to an end, the number of teams focused on the offseason jumped from 14 to 22.
Although some of the teams don’t have first round picks, many are hoping they can find a steal in June’s draft to improve their team enough to make another run at a title (or in the cases of others, to just get into the postseason at all).
Joe Kotoch of Sheridan Hoops released his first mock draft.
Although many experts have questioned the season that Kansas Jayhawks’ forward Andrew Wiggins had, Kotoch still sees him as the top overall pick.
Wiggins is the safest bet to be the first pick. While Wiggins is still improving as a shooter and might not be dominant force some thought he would be a freshman, he is a great defender that will be very good in transition and finishing at the rim. According to several teams, they view Wiggins as the prospect with the most upside.
Duke Blue Devils’ forward Jabari Parker and Wiggins’ teammate, center Joel Embiid, round out the top three.