Each and every year, hopefuls from across the globe enter names into the NBA Draft. During the early entry period, an astonishing 283 names were collected. Slowly but surely, players began to withdraw leaving franchises with a final list. The latest submission pits 12 internationals and 79 collegians against one another for one-of-fourteen lottery picks.
The sheer numbers make this one of the world’s most exclusive clubs. Yet, Trae Young appears destined to join the fraternity.
After the combine and individual workouts, Young knows he’s in elite company. On Monday, the NBA confirmed the names of those who will be in attendance at this year’s draft. It just so happens that the former Oklahoma Sooners plans to be one-of-twenty prospects attending.
The rest of the list includes:
Jaren Jackson Jr.
Lonnie Walker IV
Marvin Bagley III
Michael Porter Jr.
Wendell Carter Jr.
In the latest mock drafts, the former Oklahoma Sooner continues to see his stock rise. Recently, without playing in an NBA game, the youngster was said to be the best point guard prospect since Kyrie Irving…
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Looking at all the mock drafts, the sharpshooter is predicted to sit anywhere from No. 3 to No. 9 putting Young firmly inside the lottery. However, the most common association with the 6-2 point guard is the No. 7 pick. A consensus mock draft put together by NBA.com showcases the most likely outcomes beautifully. If everything went as some suspect, Young would end up in a Chicago Bulls jersey.