“Way Too Early” 2018 NBA Draft Big Board

With the 2017 NBA Draft behind us now, it is time to start looking ahead to June 2018! The college basketball season is right around the corner and is bringing a new wave of talent with it! Who will be this year’s breakout stars? Who will see their draft stock burn and who will see it rise? And especially, who will be the #1 overall selection in the 2018 NBA Draft?

All of these questions are yet to be answered, but it is never too early to start preparing for the 2018 NBA Draft!

NBA Draft Analyst Brett Siegel has assembled his first 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!

 

Players By Conference   ACC: 22 players Big-12: 10 players Big-10: 11 players PAC-12: 12 players SEC: 14 players Other: 31 players
Players By Year   Freshmen: 24 players Sophomores: 20 players Juniors: 20 players Seniors: 23 players International: 13 players

 

Ranking   Name Position School/Country Year/Age Height Weight
1 Michael Porter Jr. SF/PF MISSOURI Freshman/19 6’10” 214 lbs
2 Luka Doncic SG/SF SLOVENIA INTL/18 6’8″ 185 lbs
3 Mohamed Bamba PF/C TEXAS Freshman/19 7’0″ 207 lbs
4 Collin Sexton PG ALABAMA Freshman/18 6’2″ 183 lbs
5 DeAndre Ayton C ARIZONA Freshman/19 7’0″ 243 lbs
6 Jaren Jackson PF/C MICHIGAN STATE Freshman/17 6’10” 227 lbs
7 Miles Bridges SF/PF MICHIGAN STATE Sophomore/19 6’6″ 226 lbs
8 Robert Williams PF/C TEXAS A&M Sophomore/19 6’9″ 237 lbs
9 Trevon Duval PG DUKE Freshman/19 6’3″ 191 lbs
10 Hamidou Diallo SG KENTUCKY Freshman/19 6’5″ 188 lbs
11 Kevin Knox SF/PF KENTUCKY Freshman/18 6’9″ 205 lbs
12 Lonnie Walker SG MIAMI Freshman/18 6’4″ 206 lbs
13 Gary Trent Jr. SG DUKE Freshman/18 6’5″ 213 lbs
14 Jarred Vanderbilt SF KENTUCKY Freshman/18 6’8″ 214 lbs
15 Mitchell Robinson C WESTERN KENTUCKY Freshman/19 6’11” 215 lbs
16 Wendell Carter PF DUKE Freshman/18 6’10” 263 lbs
17 Dzanan Musa SF BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA INTL/18 6’8″ 187 lbs
18 Rodions Kurucs SG/SF LATVIA INTL/19 6’9″ 190 lbs
19 Nick Richards C KENTUCKY Freshman/19 6’11” 231 lbs
20 Bruce Brown SG MIAMI Sophomore/21 6’3″ 200 lbs
21 Justin Jackson SF MARYLAND Sophomore/20 6’8″ 230 lbs
22 Grayson Allen PG/SG DUKE Senior/21 6’4″ 185 lbs
23 Allonzo Trier SG ARIZONA Junior/21 6’5″ 199 lbs
24 Troy Brown SG OREGON Freshman/18 6’7″ 210 lbs
25 Isaac Bonga SF GERMANY INTL/17 6’9″ 172 lbs
26 Joel Berry II PG UNC Senior/22 6’0″ 185 lbs
27 Aaron Holiday PG UCLA Junior/20 6’1″ 187 lbs
28 Chimezie Metu PF/C USC Junior/20 6’9″ 210 lbs
29 Brandon McCoy C UNLV Freshman/19 6’11” 244 lbs
30 V.J. King SF LOUISVILLE Sophomore/20 6’7″ 190 lbs
31 Shake Milton PG SMU Junior/20 6’5″ 195 lbs
32 LaGerald Vick SG/SF KANSAS Junior/20 6’5″ 175 lbs
33 Abdoulaye N’doye PG FRANCE INTL/19 6’7″ 183 lbs
34 Mikal Bridges SF VILLANOVA Junior/20 6’7″ 200 lbs
35 Rawle Alkins SG ARIZONA Sophomore/19 6’5″ 220 lbs
36 Tadas Sedekerskis SF LITUANIA INTL/19 6’8″ 201 lbs
37 Malik Newman PG/SG KANSAS Sophomore/20 6’4″ 182 lbs
38 Andrew Jones PG TEXAS Freshman/19 6’4″ 190 lbs
39 Ethan Happ PF WISCONSIN Junior/21 6’9″ 230 lbs
40 De’Anthony Melton PG USC Sophomore/19 6’4″ 190 lbs
41 Killian Tillie PF/C GONZAGA Sophomore/19 6’10” 230 lbs
42 Svi Mykhailiuk SG KANSAS Senior/20 6’8″ 191 lbs
43 Moritz Wagner C MICHIGAN Junior/20 6’11” 240 lbs
44 Vince Edwards Jr. SF PURDUE Senior/21 6’8″ 225 lbs
45 Tyus Battle SG SYRACUSE Sophomore/19 6’6″ 215 lbs
46 Omer Yurtseven C N.C. ST. Sophomore/19 7’0″ 228 lbs
47 Arnoldas Kulboka SF LITUANIA INTL/19 6’9″ 201 lbs
48 Devonte Graham PG/SG KANSAS Senior/22 6’2″ 175 lbs
49 Bonzie Colson PF NOTRE DAME Senior/21 6’5″ 220 lbs
50 Thomas Welsh C UCLA Senior/21 7’1″ 254 lbs
51 Kostja Mushidi SG BELGIUM INTL/19 6’5″ 210 lbs
52 Jaylen Hands PG UCLA Freshman/17 6’3″ 170 lbs
53 Nick Ward C MICHIGAN STATE Sophomore/19 6’8″ 241 lbs
54 KeVaughn Allen SG FLORIDA Junior/21 6’2″ 176 lbs
55 Charles Matthews SG MICHIGAN Sophomore/20 6’6″ 180 lbs
56 Felipe Dos Anjos C BRAZIL INTL/19 7’2″ 230 lbs
57 Blaz Mesicek SG SLOVENIA INTL/20 6’6″ 190 lbs
58 Yante Maten PF GEORGIA Senior/21 6’8″ 240 lbs
59 Drew Eubanks C OREGON STATE Junior/20 6’10” 240 lbs
60 Trevon Bluiett SF XAVIER Senior/21 6’6″ 215 lbs
61 D.J. Hogg SF TEXAS A&M Junior/20 6’8″ 217 lbs
62 Jessie Govan C GEORGETOWN Junior/20 6’11” 266 lbs
63 Borisa Simanic PF SERBIA INTL/19 6’10” 220 lbs
64 Theo Pinson SF UNC Senior/21 6’6″ 188 lbs
65 Kris Wilkes SF UCLA Freshman/18 6’7″ 199 lbs
66 Marques Bolden C DUKE Sophomore/19 6’11” 250 lbs
67 Matthew Fisher-Davis SG VANDERBILT Senior/21 6’5″ 185 lbs
68 Billy Preston PF KANSAS Freshman/19 6’10” 235 lbs
69 Jonathan Williams PF GONZAGA Senior/22 6’9″ 225 lbs
70 J.P. Macura SG XAVIER Senior/22 6’5″ 203 lbs
71 E.C. Matthews SG RHODE ISLAND Senior/21 6’4″ 181 lbs
72 Amir Coffey SG MINNESOTA Sophomore/20 6’8″ 175 lbs
73 Deng Adel SF/PF LOUISVILLE Junior/21 6’7″ 200 lbs
74 Vanja Marinkovic SG SERBIA INTL/20 6’7″ 197 lbs
75 Santiago Yusta SG SPAIN INTL/20 6’7″ 200 lbs
76 Keita Bates-Diop SF OHIO STATE Senior/21 6’7″ 235 lbs
77 Jerome Robinson PG BOSTON COLLEGE Junior/20 6’5″ 181 lbs
78 Raymond Spalding PF LOUISVILLE Junior/21 6’9″ 195 lbs
79 Tacko Fall C UCF Junior/21 7’6″ 300 lbs
80 Jacob Evans SF CINCINNATI Junior/20 6’6″ 210 lbs
81 Derryck Thornton PG USC Sophomore/20 6’2″ 160 lbs
82 Braxton Key SF ALABAMA Sophomore/20 6’7″ 230 lbs
83 Marcus Foster PG/SG CREIGHTON Senior/22 6’3″ 210 lbs
84 Angel Delgado PF SETON HALL Senior/22 6’8″ 215 lbs
85 Isaac Haas C PURDUE Senior/21 7’2″ 297 lbs
86 Anas Mahmoud C LOUISVILLE Senior/22 7’0″ 210 lbs
87 Dewan Huell PF MIAMI Sophomore/20 6’10” 213 lbs
88 Trae Young PG OKLAHOMA Freshman/18 6’2″ 176 lbs
89 Jeffrey Carroll SF OKLAHOMA STATE Senior/22 6’6″ 215 lbs
90 Kelan Martin SF/PF BUTLER Senior/22 6’6″ 235 lbs
91 Bryant Crawford PG WAKE FOREST Junior/20 6’3″ 184 lbs
92 Malik Williams PF/C LOUISVILLE Freshman/18 6’11” 215 lbs
93 Landry Shamet SG WICHITA STATE Sophomore/20 6’4″ 188 lbs
94 Markus Howard PG MARQUETTE Sophomore/18 6’0″ 178 lbs
95 Donta Hall PF ALABAMA Junior/20 6’9″ 224 lbs
96 Jock Landale C ST. MARY’S Senior/21 6’11” 225 lbs
97 Jo Lual-Acuil C BAYLOR Senior/23 7’0″ 220 lbs
98 Brian Bowen SF LOUISVILLE Freshman/18 6’7″ 190 lbs
99 Tremont Waters PG LSU Freshman/19 5’11” 160 lbs
100 Luke Maye PF UNC Junior/20 6’8″ 235 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.