Brett Siegel’s 2018 NBA Draft Big Board – January 2nd, 2018

Happy New Year! We are officially 25 weeks out from the 2018 NBA Draft, which means there are only 25 weeks left for this year’s draft class to impress NBA personnel.

So far this college basketball season, freshmen, such as Marvin Bagley III (Duke), Trae Young (Oklahoma), and DeAndre Ayton (Arizona) have made names for themselves and are leaving scouts speechless. Others, such as Lamar Peters (Mississippi State), V.J. King (Louisville), and Ethan Happ (Wisconsin), have not impressed a lot of people and may have even taken a step back this season.

With conference play starting up now in college basketball, it is time to see who the breakout stars of the season will be. Who will make a name for themselves and who will fly up draft boards as we enter the most exciting part of the college basketball season. Buckle up, because 2018 is about to deliver some crazy basketball!

NBA Draft Analyst Brett Siegel has reassembled his 2018 NBA Draft Big Board. Check out where he ranks some familiar names from last year’s college basketball season with all the newcomers to the college basketball world!

 

Ranking Name Position School/Country Year/Age Height Weight
1 Marvin Bagley III SF/PF DUKE Freshman/18 6’11” 221 lbs
↑ (1) 2 DeAndre Ayton C ARIZONA Freshman/19 7’0″ 243 lbs
↓ (1) 3 Luka Doncic SG/SF SLOVENIA INTL/18 6’8″ 185 lbs
4 Mohamed Bamba PF/C TEXAS Freshman/19 7’0″ 207 lbs
5 Michael Porter Jr. SF/PF MISSOURI Freshman/19 6’10” 214 lbs
↑ (1) 6 Collin Sexton PG ALABAMA Freshman/18 6’3″ 183 lbs
↑ (1) 7 Lonnie Walker SG MIAMI Freshman/18 6’4″ 206 lbs
↓ (2) 8 Jaren Jackson PF/C MICHIGAN STATE Freshman/18 6’10” 227 lbs
↑ (3) 9 Wendell Carter PF DUKE Freshman/18 6’10” 263 lbs
↓ (1) 10 Miles Bridges SF/PF MICHIGAN STATE Sophomore/19 6’6″ 226 lbs
↑ (68) 11 Trae Young PG OKLAHOMA Freshman/19 6’2″ 176 lbs
↑ (7) 12 Mikal Bridges SF VILLANOVA Junior/21 6’7″ 200 lbs
↓ (3) 13 Robert Williams PF/C TEXAS A&M Sophomore/20 6’9″ 237 lbs
↓ (3) 14 Kevin Knox SF/PF KENTUCKY Freshman/18 6’9″ 205 lbs
↓ (2) 15 Brandon McCoy C UNLV Freshman/19 6’11” 244 lbs
↑ (1) 16 Bruce Brown SG MIAMI Sophomore/21 6’3″ 200 lbs
↓ (1) 17 Gary Trent Jr. SG DUKE Freshman/18 6’5″ 213 lbs
↑ (3) 18 Chimezie Metu PF/C USC Junior/20 6’9″ 210 lbs
↓ (5) 19 Trevon Duval PG DUKE Freshman/19 6’3″ 191 lbs
↓ (3) 20 Hamidou Diallo SG KENTUCKY Freshman/19 6’5″ 188 lbs
↑ (14) 21 LaGerald Vick SG/SF KANSAS Junior/21 6’5″ 175 lbs
↑ (17) 22 Dzanan Musa SF BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA INTL/18 6’8″ 188 lbs
↑ (51) 23 Jalen Brunson PG VILLANOVA Junior/21 6’2″ 200 lbs
↓ (9) 24 Rui Hachimura SF GONZAGA Sophomore/19 6’8″ 225 lbs
↑ (1) 25 Grayson Allen PG/SG DUKE Senior/21 6’4″ 185 lbs
↑ (6) 26 Austin Wiley C AUBURN Sophomore/18 6’11” 255 lbs
↑ (1) 27 Allonzo Trier SG ARIZONA Junior/21 6’5″ 199 lbs
↓ (6) 28 Anfernee Simons SG USA HS/18 6’3″ 176 lbs
↓ (2) 29 Killian Tillie PF/C GONZAGA Sophomore/19 6’10” 230 lbs
↑ (13) 30 Rawle Alkins SG ARIZONA Sophomore/20 6’5″ 220 lbs
↑ (6) 31 Nick Richards C KENTUCKY Freshman/20 6’11” 231 lbs
↑ (2) 32 Mitchell Robinson C USA Freshman/19 6’11” 215 lbs
↓ (4) 33 Alize Johnson PF MISSOURI STATE Senior/21 6’9″ 206 lbs
↓ (9) 34 Rodions Kurucs SG/SF LATVIA INTL/19 6’9″ 190 lbs
↓ (4) 35 Kris Wilkes SF UCLA Freshman/19 6’7″ 199 lbs
↑ (4) 36 Isaac Bonga SF GERMANY INTL/18 6’9″ 172 lbs
↑ (27) 37 Aaron Holiday PG UCLA Junior/21 6’1″ 187 lbs
↓ (8) 38 Jarred Vanderbilt SF KENTUCKY Freshman/18 6’8″ 214 lbs
↑ (19) 39 Devonte Graham PG/SG KANSAS Senior/22 6’2″ 175 lbs
↑ (14) 40 Mike Daum PF/C SOUTH DAKOTA STATE Junior/22 6’9″ 250 lbs
↑ (1) 41 P.J. Washington PF KENTUCKY Freshman/19 6’8″ 235 lbs
↓ (4) 42 Shake Milton PG SMU Junior/21 6’5″ 195 lbs
↓ (10) 43 Deng Adel SF/PF LOUISVILLE Junior/21 6’7″ 200 lbs
↑ (2) 44 Joel Berry II PG UNC Senior/22 6’0″ 185 lbs
↑ (51) 45 Omari Spellman PF/C VILLANOVA Freshman/20 6’9″ 255 lbs
↓ (23) 46 Nickeil Alexander-Walker PG/SG VIRGINIA TECH Freshman/19 6’5″ 180 lbs
NEW 47 Khyri Thomas PG/SG CREIGHTON Junior/21 6’3″ 210 lbs
↑ (11) 48 Bonzie Colson PF NOTRE DAME Senior/21 6’5″ 220 lbs
NEW 49 Jalen Hudson SG FLORIDA Junior/21 6’6″ 190 lbs
50 Arnoldas Kulboka SF LITUANIA INTL/19 6’9″ 201 lbs
↓ (27) 51 Troy Brown SG OREGON Freshman/18 6’7″ 210 lbs
↑ (3) 52 Jaylen Adams PG ST. BONAVENTURE Senior/21 6’2″ 185 lbs
↑ (7) 53 Trevon Bluiett SF XAVIER Senior/22 6’6″ 215 lbs
↑ (7) 54 Angel Delgado PF SETON HALL Senior/23 6’8″ 215 lbs
↑ (10) 55 Borisa Simanic PF SERBIA INTL/19 6’11” 220 lbs
↑ (20) 56 Svi Mykhailiuk SG KANSAS Senior/20 6’8″ 191 lbs
57 Jacob Evans SF CINCINNATI Junior/20 6’6″ 210 lbs
↑ (14) 58 Yante Maten PF GEORGIA Senior/21 6’8″ 240 lbs
↑ (26) 59 Kelan Martin SF/PF BUTLER Senior/22 6’6″ 235 lbs
↑ (35) 60 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander PG/SG KENTUCKY Freshman/19 6’6″ 171 lbs
NEW 61 Sterling Manley PF/C UNC Freshman/19 6’11” 240 lbs
NEW 62 Bruno Fernando PF/C MARYLAND Freshman/19 6’10” 245 lbs
↓ (14) 63 Landry Shamet SG WICHITA STATE Sophomore/20 6’4″ 188 lbs
↓ (13) 64 De’Anthony Melton PG USC Sophomore/19 6’4″ 190 lbs
↑ (4) 65 Moritz Wagner C MICHIGAN Junior/20 6’11” 240 lbs
↑ (1) 67 Jaylen Hands PG UCLA Freshman/18 6’3″ 170 lbs
↓ (21) 68 Kostja Mushidi SG BELGIUM INTL/19 6’5″ 210 lbs
↓ (21) 69 Billy Preston PF KANSAS Freshman/20 6’10” 235 lbs
↓ (4) 70 Abdoulaye N’doye PG FRANCE INTL/19 6’7″ 183 lbs
↓ (51) 71 Lamar Peters PG MISSISSIPPI STATE Sophomore/19 6’1″ 190 lbs
↓ (10) 72 Vince Edwards Jr. SF PURDUE Senior/21 6’8″ 225 lbs
↓ (29) 73 Omer Yurtseven C N.C. ST. Sophomore/19 7’0″ 228 lbs
NEW 74 Ky Bowman PG/SG BOSTON COLLEGE Sophomore/20 6’1″ 182 lbs
↑ (3) 75 Raymond Spalding PF LOUISVILLE Junior/20 6’9″ 195 lbs
↑ (4) 76 Tyus Battle SG SYRACUSE Sophomore/20 6’6″ 215 lbs
↑ (4) 77 Jessie Govan C GEORGETOWN Junior/20 6’11” 266 lbs
↓ (42) 78 Brian Bowen SF LOUISVILLE Freshman/19 6’7″ 190 lbs
↓ (8) 79 D.J. Hogg SF TEXAS A&M Junior/21 6’8″ 217 lbs
↑ (3) 80 Quade Green PG KENTUCKY Freshman/19 6’1″ 171 lbs
NEW 81 Goga Bitadze C REP. OF GEORGIA INTL/18 6’11” 250 lbs
NEW 82 Daniel Gafford C ARKANSAS Freshman/19 6’11” 225 lbs
↑ (6) 83 Anas Mahmoud C LOUISVILLE Senior/22 7’0″ 210 lbs
↑ (13) 84 Jonathan Williams PF GONZAGA Senior/22 6’9″ 225 lbs
↓ (17) 85 Charles Matthews SG MICHIGAN Sophomore/21 6’6″ 180 lbs
↓ (11) 86 Markis McDuffie SF WICHITA STATE Junior/20 6’8″ 215 lbs
↓ (1) 87 Matur Maker PF/C AUSTRALIA INTL/20 6’10” 195 lbs
↓ (18) 88 Tadas Sedekerskis SF LITUANIA INTL/19 6’8″ 201 lbs
↓ (44) 89 Justin Jackson SF MARYLAND Sophomore/20 6’8″ 230 lbs
↓ (49) 90 V.J. King SF LOUISVILLE Sophomore/20 6’7″ 190 lbs
↓ (38) 91 Josh Okogie SG/SF GEORGIA TECH Sophomore/19 6’4″ 215 lbs
↓ (36) 92 Ethan Happ PF WISCONSIN Junior/21 6’9″ 230 lbs
NEW 93 Udoka Azubuike C KANSAS Freshman/18 7’0″ 280 lbs
NEW 94 Dewan Huell PF/C MIAMI Sophomore/21 6’10” 213 lbs
NEW 95 Brandon Randolph PG/SG ARIZONA Freshman/19 6’5″ 180 lbs
↓ (33) 96 Andrew Jones PG TEXAS Freshman/20 6’4″ 190 lbs
↑ (1) 97 E.C. Matthews SG RHODE ISLAND Senior/22 6’4″ 181 lbs
NEW 98 Jo Lual-Acuil C BAYLOR Senior/23 6’11” 220 lbs
↓ (47) 99 Emmanuel Akot SF ARIZONA Freshman/18 6’7″ 200 lbs
↓ (6) 100 Felipe Dos Anjos C BRAZIL INTL/19 7’3″ 251 lbs
Brett Siegel
I am currently a sophomore at The University of Louisville, majoring in Sports Administration and minoring in Communication. This is my second year being the lead NBA Draft Analyst for CPP and writer for Louisville Basketball. I am a huge sports fan that loves college basketball and watching the players transition from the college court to the big stage in the NBA! If you have any questions or comments, my email is bsiegelsports@gmail.com.