2022 NBA Draft Player Rankings

jabari Smith
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The NBA Draft is one of the toughest events to evaluate and predicting the future of these 19–24 year old kids is undoubtedly difficult. But all it takes is one pick to hit and a franchise`s fortunes can be changed. I Believe this is a 3 player draft with a plethora of other players with tons of potential.

2022 NBA Draft 1st Overall Pick Contenders

1-Jabari Smith JR 2003 fr F Auburn

Any one of these top 3 guys can go 1st overall in the NBA draft. They all have hall of fame potential to go along with a safe floor. I have Jabari Smith JR slightly ahead of Chet Holmgren due to Jabari Smith JR being a safer bet due to his size and skill set. Smith Jr is a year younger than Holmgren, he`s a better 3pt shooter, and I think he can come right in as an all star level 3 and D wing.

2-Chet Holmgren 2002 fr F/C Gonzaga

I have Chet Holmgren as a close 2nd since he possesses the most upside in the NBA Draft. Holmgren is over 7ft tall with a 7ft 6in wingspan. I think Holmgren will be a solid 3pt shooter and shot blocker in the NBA. Unfortunately, due to his low weight he will come with some risk. It’s not a guarantee he will be able to put on the muscle and he will have a tough time finding a position at PF or C.

3-Paolo Banchero 2002 fr F Duke

Paolo Banchero is the most pro ready prospect. He can shoot well at times, is a solid rebounder, and a consistent playmaker. He has NBA ready size at 6ft 10in and 250lbs. Banchero will need to improve his perimeter defense and become a more consistent shooter. I have him 3rd only beco he has the lowest celling of the top 3 prospects.

Top 5 Overall Pick

4-Shaedon Sharpe 2003 fr G Kentucky

5-Jaden Ivey 2002 fr G Purdue

6-Keegan Murray 2000 so F Iowa

Top 10 Overall Pick

7-Dyson Daniels 2003 G

8-Aj Griffin 2003 fr F Duke

9-Malaki Branham 2003 fr G Ohio State

10-Johnny Davis 2002 so G Wisconsin

11-Benedict Mathurin 2002 so G Arizona

12-Jalen Duren 2003 fr C Memphis

NBA Draft Lottery Potential

13-Jeremy Sochan 2003 fr F Baylor

14-Blake Wesley 2003 fr G Notre Dame

15-Kendell Brown 2003 fr F Baylor

16-Max Christie 2003 fr G Michigan State

17-Ochai Agbaji 2000 sr G Kansas

18-Trevor Keels 2003 fr G Duke

19-Jaden Hardy 2002 G

20-Mark Williams 2001 so C Duke

21-Tari Eason 2001 so F LSU

22-TyTy Washington 2001 fr G Kentucky

1st Round Potential

23-Dalen Terry 2002 so G Arizona
24-Kennedy Chandler 2002 fr G Tennesse
25-Ej Liddell 2000 jr F Ohio State
26-Jalen Willams 2001 jr G Santa Clara
27-Ousmane Dieng 2003 F
28-Nikola Jokic 2003 F
29-Walker Kessler 2001 so C Auburn
30-Christian Braun 2000 jr G/F Kansas
31-Caleb Houston 2003 fr F Michigan
32-Ryan Rollins 2002 so G Toledo
33-Jabari Walker 2002 so F Colorado
34-Jaylin Willams 2002 so F Arkansas
35-Justin Lewis 2002 so F Marquette
36-Bryce McGowens 2002 fr G Nebraska
37-JD Davidson 2002 fr G Alabama
38-Moussa Diabete 2002 fr G Michigan
39-Peyton Watson 2002 fr F UCLA
40-Micheal Foster JR 2003 F
41-Patrick Baldwin JR 2002 fr F Milwaukee-Wisconsin
42-Josh Minott 2002 fr F Memphis
43-John Butler 2002 fr C Florida Sate
44-Wendell Moore 2001 jr F Duke
45-Christian Koloko 2000 jr C Arizona
46-Marjon Beauchamp 2001 G/F
47-Jake Laravia 2001 so F Wake Forest
48-David Roddy 2001 jr F Colorado State
49-Keon Ellis 2000 jr G Alabama
50-Aminu Mohammad 2001 fr F Georgetown

2nd Round Potential

Johnny Juzang 2001 jr G UCLA
Deron Seaborn 2000 so G NC State
Alondes Willams 1999 sr G Wake Forest
Trevon Willams 2000 sr F Purdue
Ron Harper JR 2000 jr F Rutgers
Dominick Barlow 2003 F
Collin Gillespie 1999 sr G Villanova
Tyrese Martin 1999 sr F UCONN
Scotty Pippen JR 2000 jr G Vanderbilt
Julian Champagne 2001 jr F St. Johns
Iverson Molinar 1999 sr G Miss State
Kofi Cockburn 1999 jr C Illinois
Gabe Brown 1999 sr F Michigan State
Darius Days 1999 sr F LSU
Bryson Willams 1999 sr F Texas Tech
Jared Rhoden 1999 sr F Seton Hall
Quenton Jackson 1999 sr G Texas A&M
Isiash Mobley 1999 jr F USC
Kok Yat 2003 F
Fanbo Zeng 2003 F
James Akinjo 2000 sr G Baylor
Eric Ayala 1999 sr G Maryland
Izaiah Brockington 1999 sr G Iowa State
Buddy Boeheim 1999 sr G Syracuse
Rj Cole 1999 sr G UCONN
Micheal Devoe 1999 sr G Georgia Tech
Javon Freeman-Liberty 1999 sr G Depaul
David McCormick 1999 sr C Kansas
Remy Martin 1998 sr G Kansas
JD Notae 1998 sr G Arkansas
Jaden Shackelford 2001 jr G Alabama
Taz Sherman 1999 sr F West Virgina
Alfonzo Plummer 1999 sr F Illinois
Payton Willis 1997 rsr G Minnesota
Darryl Morsell 1999 sr G Marquette
Nate Watson 1998 sr C Providence
Kameron Mcgusty 1997 sr G Miami
Terrell Brown JR 1998 sr G Washington
Jordan Usher 1998 sr G Georgia Tech
Sasha Stefanovic 1999 sr G Purdue
Cole Swider 1999 sr F Syracuse
Fatts Russell 1999 sr G Maryland
Alonzo Verge JR 1998 sr G Nebraska
Brady Manek 1998 rsr F North Carolina
Jordan Shepherd 1997 rsr G CAL
Jules Bernard 2000 sr F UCLA
Jordan Hall 2002 so G St.Joesph
Orlando Robinson 2000 jr G Fresno St
Hyunjung Lee 2000 jr F Davidson
Jamaree Bouyea 1999 sr G San Francisco
Tevin Brown 2000 jr G Murray State
Justin Bean 1996 rsr F Utah State
Kyler Edwards 1999 sr G Houston
Alex Barcello 1998 sr G byu
Bryce Hamilton 2900 jr G unlv
Kenneth Lofton JR 2002 so F lou tech
Tyson Etitine 1999 sr G Wichita St
Vince Willams 2000 sr F vcu
Peter Kiss 1997 rsr G Bryant
Teddy Allen 1998 sr G New Mexico State
Jacob Gilyard 1998 sr G Richmond
Aj Green 1999 sr G UNI
Trevor Hudgins 1999 sr G D2
Makur Maker 2000 C
Jean Montero 2003 G
Hugo Besson 2003 G
Khailfa Diop 2003 C
Ismael Kamagate 2003 F
Yannick Nzosa 2003 C
Gabriele Procida 2003 G
Matteo Spagnolo 2003 G
Karlo Matkovic 2003 F
Ziga Samar 2003 G
Zvonimir Ivisic 2003 F
Gui Santos 2003 F
Fedor Zugic 2003 G
Giordano Bortolani 2003 G
Yannick Kraag 2003 F

Andrew Nembhard 2000 jr G Gonzaga

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