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2023 NBA Mock Draft: 1st Round/ Wizards Draft Recap


With the withdrawal deadline having passed, it's time to officially put together my own 2023 NBA Mock Draft. While the lottery of the draft will draw the most interest, after watching countless hours of footage, researching players and talking with pro personnel, I feel that this draft is deep and that there will be gems late in this draft that emerge as difference makers down the road. Let's look at the first round as well as thoughts on the Wizards selecting the 6'8 wing out out of France, Bilal Coulibaly.







1. San Antonio:

Victor Wembanyama/ C/ Mets 92 (France) / 7-4 / 230 / Int -


2. Charlotte Hornets:

Brandon Miller/ SF/ Alabama / 6-9 / 200 /Fr -


3. Portland Trailblazers:

Scoot Henderson/ PG/ Ignite / 6-3 / 195 / USA -


4. Houston Rockets:

Amen Thompson / PG/ City Reapers, OTE / 6-5 3/4 / 214 / USA -


5. Detroit Pistons:

Ausar Thompson/ SG/ City Reapers, OTE / 6-5 3/4 / 218 / USA -


6. Orlando Magic:

Kobe Bufkin/SG/ Michigan / 6-4 1/4 / 187 / So -


7. Indiana Pacers:

Jarace Walker/ PF/ Houston / 6-6 1/2 / 248 / Fr


8. Washington Wizards:

Anthony Black /PG/ Arkansas /6-5 3/4 / 210/ Fr -


9. Utah Jazz:

Taylor Hendricks/ F/ UCF / 6-8 1/4 / 213 / Fr -


10. Dallas Mavericks:

Cam Whitmore/ SF/ Villanova / 6-5 3/4 / 234 / Fr -


11. Orlando Magic:

Bilal Coulibaly/SF/ Mets 92 (France) / 6-8 / 195/ Int -


12. Oklahoma City Thunder:

Dereck Lively /C/ Duke / 7-1 / 230 / Fr -


13. Toronto Raptors:

Jalen Hood-Schifino /PG/ Indiana / 6-4 1/4 / 216 / Fr -


14. New Orleans Pelicans:

Jordan Hawkins /SG/ UConn / 6-4 1/4 / 186 / So -


15. Atlanta Hawks:

Keyonte George/SG/ Baylor / 6-4 / 205 / Fr -


16. Utah Jazz:

Cason Wallace /PG/ Kentucky / 6-2 1/2 / 195 / Fr -


17. LA Lakers:

Noah Clowney/PF/ Alabama / 6-10 / 210 / Fr -


18. Miami Heat:

Nick Smith Jr/SG/ Arkansas / 6-5 / 185 / Fr -


19. Golden State Warriors:

Gradey Dick/SF/ Kansas / 6-6 1/4 / 204 / Fr -


20. Houston Rockets:

Olivier-Maxence Prosper /PF/ Marquette / 6-6 3/4 / 212 / Jr -


21. Brooklyn Nets:

Leonard Miller/F/ Ignite (Canada) / 6-9 1/4 / 213 / Fr -


22. Brooklyn Nets:

Jett Howard/ SF/ Michigan / 6-7 / 220 / Fr -


23. Portland Trailblazers:

James Nnaji/ C / Barcelona (Nigeria) / 6-10 / 225/ Int. -


24. Sacramento Kings:

Brice Sensabaugh/SF/ Ohio State / 6-6 / 235 / Fr -


25. Memphis Grizzlies:

Kris Muray/F/ Iowa / 6-7 3/4 / 213 / Jr -


26. Indiana Pacers:

GG Jackson/PF/ South Carolina / 6-8 1/4 / 214 / Fr -


27. Charlotte Hornets:

Trayce Jackson- Davis/PF/ Indiana / 6-8 1/4 /240 / Sr -


28. Utah Jazz:

Dariq Whitehead/Wing/ Duke/ 6-6 / 220 / Fr -


29. Indiana Pacers:

Ben Sheppard/SG/ Belmont / 6-6 / 190 / Sr. -


30. LA Clippers:

Chris Livingston/F/ Kentucky / 6-4 1/2 / 190 / Fr -

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