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Top 10 2021 NBA draft prospects at each position

We look at the 10 best guards, forwards and big men in the upcoming NBA draft.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Jalen Suggs and Southern California Trojans forward Evan Mobley during the Elite Eight of the 2021 NCAA Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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The 2021 NBA draft will take place Thursday, January 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The Detroit Pistons hold the first overall pick after the draft lottery, followed by Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic to round out the top five.

Like every draft, the best prospects aren’t always the highest rated or taken early. Here’s a look at the top 10 players at each category (guard, wing or big) and season production from their most recent playing experience.

Top 10 guards

Jalen Suggs, Gonzaga: 14.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists
Davion Mitchell, Baylor: 14.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 5.5 assists
Jalen Green, G League Ignite: 17.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists
Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois: 20.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists
Keon Johnson, Tennessee: 11.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists
James Bouknight, UConn: 18.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists
Jaden Springer, Tennessee: 12.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists
Josh Giddey, Adelaide 36ers: 10.9 points, 7.9 rebounds, 7.6 assists
Jared Butler, Butler: 16.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists
Sharife Cooper, Auburn: 20.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, 8.1 assists

Top 10 wings

Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State: 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists
Jonathan Kuminga, G League Ingite: 15.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists
Jalen Johnson, Duke: 11.2 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists
Franz Wagner, Michigan: 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists
Moses Moody, Arkansas: 16.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists
Corey Kispert, Gonzaga: 18.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists
Chris Duarte, Oregon: 17.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists
Cam Thomas, LSU: 23.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists
Ziaire Williams, Stanford: 10.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists
Josh Christopher, Arizona State: 14.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists

Top 10 bigs

Evan Mobley, USC: 16.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists
Scottie Barnes, Florida State: 10.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists
Kai Jones, Texas: 8.8 points, 4.8 rebounds. 0. 6 assists
Usman Garuba, Real Madrid: 5.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists
Isaiah Jackson, Kentucky: 8.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 0.4 assists
Day’Ron Sharpe, North Carolina: 9.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists
Luka Garza, Iowa: 24.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists
JT Thor, Auburn: 9.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 0.9 assists
Alperen Sengun, Besiktas: 18.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists
Charles Bassey, Western Kentucky: 17.6 points, 11.6 rebounds, 0.7 assists