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2023 NBA Mock Draft - 2nd Edition

With the First Round of the Tournament scheduled to tip off on March 16, 2023, several interesting storylines are floating around the Twitterverse: The most noteworthy is will the bluebloods Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Kentucky produce any lottery picks in the 2023 draft? Another is where will the non-traditional pathway kids go, players like Scoot Henderson, Asuar, and Amen Thompson? And lastly, how many upperclassmen will be taken in the first round?

While none of these questions will be answered today, we here at Between The Lines Sports have continued to evaluate and investigate the top prospects from around the world. Our staff is going above and beyond to give you some of the best insights and potential draft predictions in the second installment of our 2023 NBA Mock Draft. What are NBA Scouts saying about prospects, what does the intel say, and who will go where?

Dive into our latest Mock Draft and share your thoughts in the comment section.

Note: The projected draft order is based on the Tankathon projections as of Monday, February 13, 2023. We are also aware that this Draft will only consist of 58 picks due to infractions by a couple of teams, but we believe it is unfair for two prospects to lose out on their dream of being drafted, so they will be listed on our Mock throughout the process.

BTL Mock Draft Contributors:

Alan Alcantar, Barry Browner, Layth Dahman, Adolfo Romero, Brandon Scott, Caleb Smith, Eron Lord, Garrett Johnson, Isaiah Giles, John LaFrance, Kaelen Brown, Kayla Rodgers, Nate Koesel, Layth Dahman, Max Rosenberg, Michael Hayon, Shane Calliste, Shawn Ibonnet, Solomon Johnson and Yonatan Ghebremedhin

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1st Round

1. Houston Rockets

Victor Wembanyama || Metro 92 || 7'4 C || 19yrs

2. San Antonio Spurs

Scoot Henderson || G-League Ignite || 6'3 PG || 19yrs

3. Detroit Pistons

Brandon Miller || Alabama || 6'9 F || Freshman

4. Charlotte Hornets

Jarace Walker || Houston || 6'8 F || Freshman

5. Orlando Magic

Ausar Thompson || Overtime Elite || 6'7 SF || 20yrs

6. Indiana Pacers

Amen Thompson || Overtime Elite || 6'7 SF || 20yrs

7. New Orleans Pelicans

Anthony Black || Arkansas || 6'7 G/F || Freshman

8. Orlando Magic

Keyonte George || Baylor || 6'4 G || Freshman

9. Washington Wizards

Cam Whitmore || Villanova || 6'7 F || Freshman

10. Toronto Raptors

GG Jackson || South Carolina || 6'10 F || Freshman

11. Oklahoma City Thunder

Cason Wallace || Kentucky || 6'3 PG || Freshman

12. Portland Trailblazers

Gradey Dick || Kansas || 6'7 SF || Freshman

13. Utah Jazz

Maxwell Lewis || Pepperdine || 6'7 SF || Junior

14. Golden State Warriors

Nick Smith || Arkansas || 6'3 G || Freshman

15. Atlanta Hawks