2019 NBA Lottery Mock Draft
Updated: Oct 12, 2019
2019 NBA Lottery Mock Draft
1. New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson (PF), Duke
Zion Williamson has been the most hyped up prospect since Lebron James coming out of high school. Zion has ridiculous athleticism and superstar potential. There is no doubt that the 18-year-old out of Duke will be taken with the first overall pick.
2. Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant (PG), Murray St.
Morant burst on to the scene during his sophomore year at Murray State leading them to their second tournament appearance in a row. Morant has crazy athleticism and elite court vision averaging a ridiculous 10 assists a game during his sophomore season. With the Grizzlies trading veteran point guard Mike Conley it’s looking like they will take Morant with the second pick.
3. New York Knicks
RJ Barrett (SF), Duke
Barrett was overshadowed by Zion during his freshman season at Duke, but he still is undoubtingly a top prospect in this years draft. Barrett was a consistent scorer but had trouble with his playmaking at Duke. With the right development, Barrett can become an all-star caliber player and a prolific 20 points per game scorer.
4. New Orleans (Via Lakers)
Darius Garland (PG), Vanderbilt
Garland only played 5 games during his freshman season at Vanderbilt but he showed that he is one of the best shooters in this draft. Garland shot 47.8% from three which would help the Pelicans who have a lot of young talent but lack a knockdown shooter.
5. Cleveland Cavaliers
Jarrett Culver (SG), Texas Tech
Culver had a breakout sophomore season leading Texas Tech to the national championship game for their first time in school history. Culver was fairly inconsistent scoring wise throughout his second year but showed a lot of promise having some monster games despite his unreliable jump shot. Culver can be a great scorer in the league if he can shape up his jump shot and become a consistent shooter.
6. Phoenix Suns
Cam Reddish (SF), Duke
Reddish played his lone season at Duke behind RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson which is going lower your role in the offense. Reddish had a pretty disappointing season as he wasn’t the knockdown shooter everyone thought he would be, but Reddish showed a lot of potential, having games where he was automatic from three. With a developing young core of Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton, Reddish would fit in nicely as a player with a lot of upside whose worst-case scenario is a solid 3 and D player.
7. Chicago Bulls
Coby White (PG), UNC
Coby White had a surprising freshman season as he went to UNC not planning on being a one and done player. White showed tremendous scoring ability being a knockdown shooter. White only averaged 4.1 assists at UNC but with a little more experience he could develop himself into a solid playmaker.
8. Atlanta Hawks
De’Andre Hunter (SF), Virginia
Hunter had an amazing season at UVA leading them to their first-ever NCAA tournament win. Hunter stepped up big during the championship game hitting clutch shot after clutch shot. Hunter will be a solid player right off the bat with the potential to develop into an All-Star caliber player.
9. Washington Wizards
Bol Bol (C), Oregon
Bol Bol had his freshman season cut short due to a foot injury that occurred just a few weeks into the season. Bol is a terrific three-point shooter for being 7 foot 2 as well as an elite shot blocker. Bol is not very strong, but once his foot injury heals, he can work on putting on more pounds and being a dominant force in the paint.
10. Atlanta Hawks (from Dallas)
Jaxson Hayes (C), Texas Jaxson Hayes lacks a strong offensive game all around. Hayes is a tremendous athlete that has offensive potential but is going to be a very solid defender in the paint. Hayes would be a perfect fit next to Hawks power forward John Collins, who is not the best defender, but is a stellar offensive player.
11. Minnesota Timberwolves
Sekou Doumboya (PF), France
Doumboya has a solid offensive and defensive game, being able to play and guard positions 2-4. An improved jump shot could really improve Doumboya’s game and turn him into a solid player.
12. Charlotte Hornets
Goga Bitadze (C), Georgia (Country)
Bitadze is a terrific all-around offensive player who has great playmaking ability for his size. Bitadze has shown inconsistencies in his defense but as he continues to work out and get bigger he will be able to hold his own and become an all-around stud.
13. Miami Heat
Nassir Little (SF), UNC
Little had a decent freshman season at UNC but was playing behind Cameron Johnson and Coby White. Little needs to work on his jump shot but he has a pretty solid game inside the three-point line and on the defensive side of the ball.
14. Boston (from Sacramento via Philadelphia)
Kevin Porter Jr. (SG), USC
Kevin Porter is a tremendous athlete who has a lot of upside but has been overlooked due to his immaturity during his one year at USC. If Porter can stay out of trouble and develop a more consistent jump shot he could be one of the biggest steals of the draft.