NBA Mock Draft 2018: First round picks, projections for top players in the NCAA Tournament (3/23/2018)

As the college basketball season reaches March Madness and the 2018 NCAA Tournament, it’s time to check out the 2018 NBA Draft and a 2018 NBA mock draft. You can find first draft round picks and the top players in the NCAA Tournament, such as Duke’s Marvin Bagley III.

There are a number of elite players in this year’s class, such as Arizona center DeAndre Ayton and Slovenian forward Luka Doncic. A number of SEC products, like Michael Porter Jr. of Missouri and Collin Sexton of Alabama, are expected to be taken in the lottery.

2018 NBA Mock Draft: First round picks, projections for players in the 2018 NCAA Tournament

Standings/Order as of March 14

ESPN 2018 NBA Mock Draft

Pick No. Team Player Position College/Country
 1 Memphis Trae Young PG Oklahoma
2 Phoenix Luka Doncic SF Slovenia
3 Orlando Marvin Bagley III PF Duke
4 Atlanta DeAndre Ayton C Arizona
5 Cleveland Jaren Jackson Jr. C Michigan State
6 Sacremento Mo Bamba C Texas
7 Dallas Wendell Carter Jr. PF Duke
8 Chicago Michael Porter Jr. SF/PF Missouri
9 New York Collin Sexton PG Alabama
10 Charlotte Miles Bridges SF/PF Michigan State
11 LA Clippers(Detroit) Kevin Knox PF Kentucky
12 Philadelphia(LA Lakers) Mikal Bridges SF Villanova
13 Denver Chandler Hutchinson SF Boise State
14 San Antonio Melvin Frazier SF Tulane
15 Phoenix(Milwaukee) Anfernee Simmons PG/SG IMG Academy
16 Phoenix(Via Miami) Daniel Gafford C Arkansas
17 Philadelphia Aaron Holiday PG UCLA
18 Washington Khyri Thomas SG/SF Creighton
19 Utah Shai Gilgeous-Alexander  PG/SG Kentucky
20 LA Clippers Robert Williams C Texas A7M
21 Atlanta(Via Minnesota) Keita Bates-Diop PG/SG Ohio State
22 LA Lakers(Via Cleveland) Mitchell Robinson C USA
23 Chicago(New Orleans) Lonnie Walker IV PG/SG Miami
24 Minnesota(Via OKC) Bruce Brown PG/SG Miami
25 Indiana Troy Brown SF Oregon
26 Portland Dzanan Musa SF Bosnia and Herzegovina
27 Boston De’Anthony Melton PG/SG USC
28 Brooklyn(Via Toronto) Shake Melton PG/SG SMU
29 Golden State Chimezie Metu PF USC
30 Atlanta(Via Houston) Landry Shamet PG/SG Wichita State

Tankathon.com 2018 NBA Mock Draft

Pick No. Team Player Position College/Country
 1 Memphis Luka Doncic SF Slovenia
2 Phoenix DeAndre Ayton C Arizona
3 Orlando Michael Porter Jr. SF Missouri
4 Atlanta Jaren Jackson Jr. C Michigan State
5 Cleveland(Via Brooklyn) Trae Young PG Oklahoma
6 Sacramento Marvin Bagley III C Duke
7 Dallas Mo Bamba C Texas
8 Chicago Wendell Carter PF/C Duke
9 New York Mikal Bridges SF Villanova
10 Charlotte Miles Bridges SF/PF Michigan State
11 LA Clippers(Via Detroit) Collin Sexton PG Alabama
12 Philadelphia(Via LA Lakers) Zhaire Smith SG Texas Tech
13 Denver Kevin Knox SF Kentucky
14 San Antonio Robert Williams PF/C Texas A&M
15 Phoenix(Via Milwaukee) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander PG/SG Kentucky
16 Phoenix(Via Miami) Daniel Gafford C Arkansas
17 Philadelphia Dzanen Musa SF Bosnia & Herzegovina
18 Washington Jontay Porter PF Missouri
19 Utah Shake Milton PG/SG SMU
20 LA Clippers Lonnie Walker PG/SG Miami
21 Atlanta(Via Minnesota) Anfernee Simmons PG/SG IMG Academy
22 LA Lakers(Via Cleveland) Troy Brown SF Oregon
23 Chicago(Via New Orleans) Jacob Evans SF Cincinnatti
24 Minnesota(Via OKC) Mitchell Robinson C USA
25 Indiana Jalen Brunson PG Villanova
26 Portland Keita Bates-Diop PF Ohio State
27 Boston Gary Trent Jr. SG Duke
28 Brooklyn(Via Toronto) Khyri Thomas SG Creighton
29 Golden State Chandler Hutchinson SF Boise State
30 Atlanta(Via Houston) Melvin Frazier SF Tulane

SEC Country 2018 NBA Mock Draft

Pick No. Team Player Position College/Country
 1 Memphis DeAndre Ayton C Arizona
2 Phoenix Luka Doncic SF Slovenia
3 Orlando Marvin Bagley III PF Duke
4 Atlanta Michael Porter Jr. SF Missouri
5 Cleveland(Via Brooklyn) Jaren Jackson Jr. C Michigan State
6 Sacremento Miles Bridges SF/PF Michigan State
7 Dallas Mo Bamba C Texas
8 Chicago Wendell Carter Jr. C Duke
9 New York Collin Sexton PG Alabama
10 Charlotte Kevin Knox PF Kentucky
11 LA Clippers(Via Detroit) Mikal Bridges SF Villanova
12 Philadelphia(Via LA Lakers) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander PG/SG Kentucky
13 Denver Robert Williams PF/C Texas A&M
14 San Antonio Troy Brown SG Oregon
15 Phoenix(Via Milwaukee) Dzanan Musa SF  Bosnia and Herzegovina
16 Phoenix(Via Miami) Jalen Brunson PG Villanova
17 Philadelphia Chandler Hutchinson SF Boise State
18 Washington Daniel Gafford C Arkansas
19 Utah De’Anthony Melton PG/SG USC
20 LA Clippers Bruce Brown PG?SG Miami
21 Atlanta(Via Minnesota) Shake Melton PG/SG SMU
22 LA Lakers(Via Cleveland) Hamidou Diallo SG Kentucky
23 Chicago(Via New Orleans) Keita Bates-Diop PF Ohio State
24 Minnesota(Via OKC) Trevon Duval PG Duke
25 Indiana Anfernee Simmons SG IMG Academy
26 Portland Lonnie Walker IV SG Miami
27 Boston Gary Trent Jr. SG Duke
28 Brooklyn(Via Toronto) Mitchell Robinson C USA
29 Golden State Grayson Allen SG Duke
30 Atlanta(Via Houston) Brandon McCoy C UNLV

Important 2018 NBA Draft dates

  • The 2018 NCAA Tournament begins on Tuesday, March 13
  • The early entrant deadline is April 22. Players who declare early have until May 30 to remove their name from the draft.
  • The 2018 NBA Draft lottery is scheduled for May 15
  • 2018 NBA Draft combine is scheduled for May 16-20
  • The 2018 NBA Draft will take place on June 21

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