The next milestone in college basketball’s endless offseason has arrived. On Thursday night, 60 players will realize their dreams of hearing their name called at the 2019 NBA Draft. The top three picks seem to be locked in, with Zion Williamson headed to New Orleans, Ja Morant to Memphis, and R.J. Barrett to a black hole on 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue.
After that...it gets a little murky. Morant may be the highest-profile mid-major star in the draft, but plenty of others can expect to start their pro careers on Thursday. Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke of Mid-Major Emeritus Gonzaga should both go in the first round, while Belmont’s Dylan Windler has a shot to as well. Also watch for Jalen McDaniels (San Diego State), Miye Oni (Yale), Justin Wright-Foreman (Hofstra), CJ Massinburg (Buffalo), and more.
If you need a refresher on who everyone is and their strengths/weaknesses, check out our NBA Draft profiles here.
We’ll have coverage all night as mid-major players are taken, traded, or sign summer league contracts. If you want to watch along, here’s the best way to do it:
How to watch the NBA Draft:
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY