2018 NBA Draft Watch List

As the college season is fast approaching, it is time again to focus on those players who have a chance to get drafted come next June. As of the writing of this, I feel there are at least 113 players to keep an eye on. These lists are subject to change as more information comes to my attention. It seems like every time I think I’m there, another player surfaces due to the diligence of NBA draft twitter. Shout outs to Mike Gribanov, Javier Pesquera, Jackson Hoy, Sean Derenthal, Cole Zwicker and all the other great guys I am sure I’m leaving out. With that being said, here are the young men I will be watching this season divided into classes. A top 50/60 comprehensive list will be coming in the future but for now this makes more sense to me.

Freshmen:

The next next KD?
  1. Micheal Porter, Jr.
  2. Mo Bamba
  3. Marvin Bagley
  4. DeAndre Ayton
  5. Kevin Knox
  6. Collin Sexton
  7. Jaren Jackson
  8. PJ Washington
  9. Emmanuel Akot
  10. Troy Brown
  11. Lonnie Walker
  12. Wendell Carter
  13. Billy Preston
  14. Trevon Duval
  15. Kostas Antetokounmpo
  16. Nickeil Alexander-Walker
  17. Mitchell Robinson
  18. Yves Pons
  19. Brian Bowen (didn’t know what category for him)
  20. Gary Trent, Jr.
  21. John Petty
  22. Jaylen Hands
  23. Trae Young
  24. Jared Vanderbilt
  25. Hami Diallo
  26. Chris Smith
  27. Jontay Porter
  28. Malik Williams
  29. Kris Wilkes
  30. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  31. Nick Richards
  32. Omari Spellman
  33. Oscar da Silva
  34. Brandon McCoy

Sophomores

Flint’s Finest
  1. Miles Bridges
  2. Justin Jackson
  3. Robert Williams
  4. Bruce Brown
  5. Josh Okogie
  6. Killian Tillie
  7. Ky Bowman
  8. Rui Hachimura
  9. De’Anthony Melton
  10. Andrew Jones
  11. Rawle Alkins
  12. VJ King
  13. Jarron Cumberland
  14. Kevin Huerter
  15. Sagaba Konate
  16. Mustapha Heron
  17. Malik Newman
  18. Landry Shamet
  19. Tony Carr
  20. Joshua Langford
  21. Marcus Howard
  22. Marquis Bolden
  23. Shamorie Ponds
  24. Sacha Killeya-Jones
  25. De’Monte Buckingham
  26. Udoka Azubuike
  27. Omer Yurtseven
  28. Wenyen Gabriel

Juniors

The other Bridges
  1. Mikal Bridges
  2. Shake Milton
  3. Deng Adel
  4. Tyler Hall
  5. Jacob Evans III
  6. Shakur Juiston
  7. Allonzo Trier
  8. Tacko Fall
  9. Ethan Happ
  10. Jalen Brunson
  11. Bryant Crawford
  12. Chimezie Metu
  13. DJ Hogg
  14. LaGerald Vick
  15. Markis McDuffie
  16. Moritz Wagner
  17. Terry Larrier
  18. Bennie Boatwright
  19. Jessie Govan

Seniors

The only senior with a first round grade?
  1. Bonzie Colson
  2. Yante Maten
  3. Vince Edwards
  4. Gary Clark
  5. Grayson Allen
  6. Johnathan Williams
  7. Jevon Carter
  8. Jaylen Adams
  9. Svi Mykhailiuk
  10. Trevon Bluiett
  11. Devonte' Graham
  12. Kelon Martin
  13. Chandler Hutchison
  14. EC Mathews
  15. Zach Smith
  16. Stanford Robinson
  17. Malik Pope

International

The Phenom
  1. Luka Doncic
  2. Isaac Bonga
  3. Felipe Dos Anjos
  4. Olle Lundqvist
  5. Dino Radoncic
  6. Dzanan Musa
  7. Kostja Mushidi
  8. Cyrille Eliezor-Vanerot
  9. Goga Bitazde
  10. Borisa Simanic
  11. Rodians Kurocs
  12. Arnoldas Kulboka
  13. Vanja Marinkovic
  14. Elie Okobo
  15. Tadas Sedekerskis

Again, this is a preseason list and will definitely change a little as new information rolls in. I really wanted to get this out before people start to argue about prospects so that everyone knows where I stand. This will also serve as an introduction to more pieces about the draft coming all year. Get ready to argue and welcome to WillAndyWalkerNBA.