Full Two-Round NBA Mock Draft Pre-March Madness

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Second Round:

31. Dallas Mavericks (via Warriors): Reggie Perry, PF, Mississippi State

Perry has seen dramatic improvement in his second season, and his ability to handle the ball and run an offense at 6’10 will be intriguing to many GM’s.

32. Philadelphia 76ers (via Hawks): Kira Lewis, Jr. PG, Alabama

Lewis has been heating up in a big way as the season has progressed, and if he continues that into the SEC tournament, he could leap into the first round.

33. Charlotte Hornets (via Cavs): Paul Reed, PF, DePaul

The junior has quietly been one of the big men in the nation all season, but will need to show more on offense to be a first rounder. He should be regarded as among the best defense bigs in the class.

34. Philadelphia 76ers (via Knicks): Jordan Nwora, SF, Louisville

Nwora hurt his stock a bit by returning to Louisville for a third season, but has still been an efficient scorer who can create his own looks at 6’7.

35. Minnesota Timberwolves: Ashton Hagans, PG, Kentucky

Defensive-minded point guards are rare in today’s NBA, and Hagans can be that as a rookie. He averages 2.1 steals per 36 minutes played.

36. Sacramento Kings (via Pistons): Tyler Bey, SF, Colorado

Bey is a great downhill scorer who will be scary to guard for even the most seasoned veterans. He needs to add a three-point shot soon however, and if he does, could be the steal of the draft.

37. Washington Wizards (via Bulls): Cassius Stanley, SG, Duke

Stanley could use another year at Duke, but if he does come out of Durham this year, would bring his high-efficiency, quality-over-quantity scoring to Washington.

38. New York Knicks (via Hornets): Scottie Lewis, SG, Florida

Lewis has the potential to be a solid 3-and-D guy for a long time in this league, and there’s always room to add more to his game. Despite appearing in 27 games and starting 19 of them, Lewis has yet to record a 20-point performance.

39. New Orleans Pelicans (via Wizards): Ochai Agbaji, SG, Kansas

The sophomore shooting guard is athletically explosive and lethal as a cutter. He needs to work on his standing shot however.

40. Memphis Grizzlies (via Suns): Xavier Tillman, C, Michigan State

This class is pretty barren in terms of big men for times to take “fliers” on, and the junior Tillman might be the best one. If he can take the next step and perhaps improve his deep shot he could be a mainstay of Memphis’ young core.

41. Sacramento Kings: Leandro Bolmaro, SG, Spain

The 6’7 guard stole 2.7 balls per-36 while splitting time between FC Barcelona and their ‘B’ team. He shot just 42 percent from the field however, and his athleticism has been questioned.

42. San Antonio Spurs: Joel Ayayi, PG, Gonzaga

As a sophomore, Ayayi averaged 6.2 rebounds in 29.1 minutes per game at just 6’5. He’s aggressive with the ball in and out of his hands, and should be enough for GM’s to overlook his downfalls.

43. New Orleans Pelicans: Markus Howard, PG, Marquette

Howard leads the nation in points per game as a senior with 27.2, making nearly 40 percent of his nightly 10.2 three-point attempts.

44. Portland Trailblazers: Udoka Azubuike, C, Kansas

The senior 7-footer is a terrific rebounder and defender, and his ability to hang in the NBA revolves around his development on offense outside the paint.

45. Orlando Magic: Devon Dotson, PG, Kansas

The third Jayhawk to have his name called in the second round is Dotson, who looks to be a great perimeter defender despite his 6’2, 179 frame. He’s also very athletic, and will be a good transition scorer in the NBA.

46. Boston Celtics (via Nets): Malcolm Cazalon, SG, Leuven (Belgium)

Cazalon has an incredibly small sample size, having playing just ten games this year, in which he averaged just 17.0 minutes. Whomever drafts him will be doing so on his scoring potential and his young draft age.

47. Chicago Bulls (via Grizzlies): Trendon Watford, SF, LSU

Watford is another player who could move his draft stock up with another year in college, and he currently doesn’t have much going for him outside his 7’3 wingspan.

48. Indiana Pacers: Makur Maker, PF/C, G-League

Thon Maker‘s brother, Makur, decided to forgo the NCAA and suit up for for a G-league team instead. For the Rio Grande Vipers this season, Maker has averaged 5.9 points and 4.0 rebounds a game in just 13.9 minutes.

49. Golden State Warriors (via Mavs): Killian Tillie, PF, Gonzaga

Tillie has always been a bubble late first round/early second round pick, but he kept returning to Gonzaga. As a senior, Tillie continues to stroke floor-stretching threes and plays smart, mistake-free basketball. He’ll probably play more than most second-rounders depending on where he’s drafted.

50. Philadelphia 76ers: CJ Elleby, SF, Washington State

Elleby looked like he was going to be in the conversation for a draft selection last season, doing various pre-draft workouts with teams. Right before the deadline, he withdrew to stay with Washington state, and he’s improved in every facet of the game. He should be drafted this year.

51. OKC Thunder: Amar Sylla, PF, Oostende (Belgium)

Sylla did not have a good season in Europe, averaging just 7.3 points on 39 percent shooting. He could be a euro-stash for the Thunder, who have a ton of picks in upcoming drafts.

52. Sacramento Kings (via Heat): Payton Pritchard, PG, Oregon

Pritchard turning 23 halfway through his rookie season is a tough look, but his scoring resume speaks for itself. If nothing else, he could be a nice catch-and-shoot point off the bench.

53. Golden State Warriors (via Jazz): Nick Richards, C, Kentucky

Richards has been inconsistent for the Wildcats, but remains a highly efficient scorer. He’s currently making 65 percent of his shots. He hasn’t attempted a three-pointer in his three years with Kentucky.

54. Atlanta Hawks (via Rockets): Elijah Hughes, SG/SF, Syracuse

‘Cuse wing Elijah Hughes is someone who could sneak into the late first-round, or could fall like this to the late second. Scouts seem torn on the interior scorer, who’s playing over 37 minutes per game for Orange.

55. Los Angeles Clippers: Paul Eboua, PF, Italy

The 20-year-old project brings fantastic length (7’3.5 wingspan) and dense interior scoring potential. He’s only played in the junior league, and NBA teams will likely want to see him in another professional setting before bringing him over.

56. Brooklyn Nets (via Nuggets): Mamadi Diakite, PF, Virginia

Diakite has blossomed nicely in his senior season with a much bigger role, and could be a great rebounder from the four spot.

57. Charlotte Hornets (via Celtics): Isaiah Joe, SG, Arkansas

Joe’s 16.5 points per game are brought down by his field goal percentage, which sits at 36%. He’s taken over 10 three-pointers per game this season, and could knock them down more when he’s not such a focal point of his team’s offense.

58. Toronto Raptors: Grant Riller, PG, Charleston

Riller will turn 24 before his rookie season is over, but if teams can overlook that, they’d add one of the nation’s leading scorers who has averaged 21.5 points per game while shooting 49 percent from the field.

59. Philadelphia 76ers (via Lakers): Jared Butler, PG, Baylor

Butler has headlined one of the best college basketball defenses in some time, scoring nearly 16 points per game on the other end.

60. New Orleans Pelicans (via Bucks): Malachi Flynn, PG, San Diego State

The once Washington State Cougar has been a fantastic transfer signing for SDST, but Flynn will have to overcome questions about his size (6’1) and draft age (22) if he wants to have his name called.

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