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2022 NBA Draft Top 10 Projected Picks

Top 10 projected draft picks in the 2022 NBA draft


The 2022 NBA draft will take place on June 23, 2022 at the Barclays Center in New York. The 2022 draft marks the ninth time Barclays Center will host the draft.


The top 10 projected picks, as outlined by the mock drafts conducted across sports media are as follows.


1. Jabari Smith Jr. (Orlando Magic)



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College/High-School: Auburn University

Height: 6-foot-10

Status: Freshman

Position: Power Forward/Small Forward



2. Chet Holmgren (Oklahoma City Thunder)




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College/High-School: Gonzaga University

Height: 7-foot-0

Status: Freshman

Position: Center/Forward



3. Paolo Banchero (Houston Rockets)



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College/High-School: Duke University

Height: 6-foot-10

Status: Freshman

Position: Power Forward/Small Forward



4. Jaden Ivey (Sacramento Kings)



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College/High-School: Purdue University

Height: 6-foot-4

Status: Sophomore

Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard



5. Keegan Murray (Detroit Pistons)




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College/High-School: University of Iowa

Height: 6-foot-8

Status: Sophomore

Position: Power Forward/Small Forward




6. Shaedon Sharpe (Indiana Pacers)



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College/High-School: University of Kentucky

Height: 6-foot-6

Status: Freshman

Position: Shooting Guard




7. Benedict Mathurin (Portland Trail Blazers)



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College/High-School: University of Arizona

Height: 6-foot-6

Status: Sophomore

Position: Shooting Guard



8. Dyson Daniels (New Orleans Pelicans)



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Height: 6-foot-6

Status: NA

Position: Guard/Forward



9. Johnny Davis (San Antonio Spurs)



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College/High-School: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Height: 6-foot-5

Status: Sophomore

Position: Shooting Guard



10. AJ Griffin (Washington Wizards)



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College/High-School: Duke University

Height: 6-foot-6

Status: Freshman

Position: Forward/Guard



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Dyson Daniels, Shaedon Sharpe, and more: 5 probable selections for Portland Trail Blazers #7 draft pick
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Paolo Banchero, Keegan Murray, and more: 5 probable selections for Houston Rockets' #3 draft pick

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Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren, and more: 5 probable selections for Orlando Magic's #1 draft pick

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"I feel like I contribute right away and just my will to win" - Jabari Smith confident he should be No. 1 overall pick in 2022 NBA Draft

"I feel like I contribute right away and just my will to win" - Jabari Smith confident he should be No. 1 overall pick in 2022 NBA Draft

“Holmgren is kind of a baby Giannis” - Jay Bilas says Chet Holmgren is the real deal, picks Jabari Smith to go number 1, believes Smith has qualities like Kevin Durant
“Holmgren is kind of a baby Giannis” - Jay Bilas says Chet Holmgren is the real deal, picks Jabari Smith to go number 1, believes Smith has qualities like Kevin Durant

“Holmgren is kind of a baby Giannis” - Jay Bilas says Chet Holmgren is the real deal, picks Jabari Smith to go number 1, believes Smith has qualities like Kevin Durant

Video: Paolo Banchero effortlessly breaks tackles and looks like future NFL star in throwback clip from middle school
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Video: Paolo Banchero effortlessly breaks tackles and looks like future NFL star in throwback clip from middle school

“I didn’t even know that was a nationally broadcasted thing” - Paolo Banchero on being mistaken for Patrick Mahomes at the Miami Grand Prix
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“I didn’t even know that was a nationally broadcasted thing” - Paolo Banchero on being mistaken for Patrick Mahomes at the Miami Grand Prix

“In a draft without a surefire future All-Star, he seems the one most likely to earn that honor” - John Hollinger believes Auburn star should be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, praises his shooting form
“In a draft without a surefire future All-Star, he seems the one most likely to earn that honor” - John Hollinger believes Auburn star should be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, praises his shooting form

“In a draft without a surefire future All-Star, he seems the one most likely to earn that honor” - John Hollinger believes Auburn star should be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, praises his shooting form

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NBA Rumors: Potential lottery pick doesn’t provide medical information to teams ahead of the 2022 NBA Draft, suggestions that his agents are trying to manipulate the draft

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“He must have a brain,” “He doesn’t want to come here? That means he’ll love it here,” “Move to Seattle?,” “I would try to tank my workouts” - Fans react to news of Jaden Ivey not wanting to play for the Sacramento Kings

“He must have a brain,” “He doesn’t want to come here? That means he’ll love it here,” “Move to Seattle?,” “I would try to tank my workouts” - Fans react to news of Jaden Ivey not wanting to play for the Sacramento Kings

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