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Ranking the top 60 prospects for the 2021 NBA Draft

Here’s how the best players entering the NBA draft this year compare to each other.

Baylor v Gonzaga
Davion Mitchell of the Baylor Bears celebrates on the court after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs 86-70 in the National Championship game of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 05, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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The 2021 NBA draft kicks off Thursday, July 29 at 8:00 p.m. ET in Brooklyn, New York. The Detroit Pistons hold the top overall selection and are expected to take Oklahoma State star Cade Cunningham, although the front office is reportedly still unsure about their selection. The Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic round out the top five selections.

The Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder each hold three first-round picks in this draft, making it a very crucial moment for both franchises. The Magic, Golden State Warriors and New York Knicks have two first-round picks each.

Here’s a look at the 60 best prospects entering the 2021 NBA draft.

Top 60 NBA Prospects

  1. Cade Cunningham, G, Oklahoma State
  2. Evan Mobley, C, USC
  3. Jalen Green, G, G-League
  4. Jalen Suggs, G, Gonzaga
  5. Davion Mitchell, G, Baylor
  6. Keon Johnson, G, Tennessee
  7. Josh Giddey, F, Australia
  8. Tre Mann, G, Florida
  9. Jared Butler, G, Baylor
  10. Franz Wagner, F, Michigan
  11. Jonathan Kuminga, F, G-League
  12. Scottie Barnes, F, Florida State
  13. Corey Kispert, F, Gonzaga
  14. Kai Jones, F, Texas
  15. James Bouknight, G, UConn
  16. Sharife Cooper, G, Auburn
  17. Usman Garuba, F, Real Madrid/Spain
  18. Alperen Sengun, C, Besiktas/Turkey
  19. Moses Moody, F, Arkansas
  20. Ayo Dosunmu, G, Illinois
  21. Cam Thomas, G, LSU
  22. Chris Duarte, G, Oregon
  23. Ziaire Williams, F, Stanford
  24. Jalen Johnson, F, Duke
  25. Quentin Grimes, G, Houston
  26. Nah’Shon Hyland, G, VCU
  27. Trey Murphy, G, Virginia
  28. Jaden Springer, G, Tennessee
  29. Luka Garza, F, Iowa
  30. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, F, Villanova
  31. BJ Boston, G, Kentucky
  32. Greg Brown, F, Texas
  33. Day’Ron Sharpe, C, North Carolina
  34. Charles Bassey, C, Western Kentucky
  35. Josh Christopher, G, Arizona State
  36. Isaiah Todd, F, G-League
  37. JT Thor, C, Auburn
  38. Jason Preston, G, Ohio
  39. Herb Jones, G, Alabama
  40. Josh Primo, G, Alabama
  41. Jericho Sims, F, Texas
  42. Daishen Nix, F, G-League
  43. McKinley Wright IV, G, Colorado
  44. Cameron Krutwig, C, Loyola-Chicago
  45. Austin Reaves, G, Oklahoma
  46. Scottie Lewis, G, Florida
  47. Aaron Wiggins, G, Maryland
  48. Aaron Henry, F, Michigan State
  49. Derek Culver, C, West Virginia
  50. Justin Champagnie, F, Pittsburgh
  51. Olivier Sarr, F, Kentucky
  52. Joel Ayayi, G, Gonzaga
  53. Nojel Eastern, F, Purdue
  54. Javonte Smart, G, LSU
  55. Giorgi Bezhanishvili, F, Illinois
  56. Rokas Jokubaitis, G, Lithuania
  57. RJ Nembhard, G, TCU
  58. Duane Washington, G, Ohio State
  59. David Duke, Providence
  60. Joe Wieskamp, G, Iowa