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2023 NBA Mock Draft - 5th Edition

Welcome to the highly anticipated fifth edition of the Between The Lines Sports NBA Mock Draft! As the NBA Draft approaches, our dedicated team of experts has been diligently evaluating talent from around the world, gathering invaluable intel, conferring with NBA front office executives, and attending key events.


At Between The Lines Sports, we understand the significance of thorough talent evaluation. Our team has invests countless hours studying game footage, analyzing statistics, and scouting prospects. We aim to provide our readers with comprehensive insights into the capabilities and potential of the upcoming draft class. Our diligent evaluation process ensures that we present a well-rounded and informed perspective on each prospect.


My recent trip to Chicago for the G-League Elite Camp and the NBA Combine proved to be immensely helpful. These events provided one last up-close look at the prospects in action, allowing us to witness their skills, athleticism, and interactions with NBA teams. The firsthand experience gained from these events has helped shape our insights into the prospects' NBA potential.


Now without further ado we'd like to present our NBA Mock Draft 5.0.


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Note: The projected draft order is based on the NBA Draft Lottery conducted on May 16, 2023. We are also aware that this Draft will only consist of 58 picks due to infractions by a couple of teams, which 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.


Until next time...




BTL Staff Curated - Mock Draft Contributors:



1st Round


1. San Antonio Spurs


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



2. Charlotte Hornets


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



3. Portland Trailblazers


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



4. Houston Rockets


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



5. Detroit Pistons


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



6. Orlando Magic


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



7. Indiana Pacers


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



8. Washington Wizards


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



9. Utah Jazz


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



10. Dallas Mavericks


Dereck Lively || Duke || 7'1 C || Freshman



11. Orlando Magic via Chicago Bulls


Taylor Hendricks || UCF || 6'9 F || Freshman



12. Oklahoma City Thunder


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



13. Toronto Raptors


Jalen Hood-Schifino || Indiana || 6'6 G || Freshman



14. New Orleans Pelicans


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



15. Atlanta Hawks


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



16. Utah Jazz via Minnesota T-Wolves


Bilal Coulibaly || Metro 92 || 6'6 SF || 18yrs



17. Los Angeles Lakers


Noah Clowney || Alabama || 6'10 PF || Freshman



18. Miami Heat


Dariq Whitehead || Duke || 6'6 SF || Freshman



19. Golden State Warriors


Colby Jones || Xavier || 6'6 SF || Junior



20. Houston Rockets via LA Clippers


Brice Sensabaugh || Ohio State || 6'6 SG || Freshman


21. Brooklyn Nets via Phoenix Suns


Kobe Bufkin || Michigan || 6'4 G || Sophomore



22. Brooklyn Nets


Kris Murray || Iowa || 6'8 PF || Junior



23. Portland Trailblazers via New York Knicks


Jordan Hawkins || UConn || 6'5 SG || Sophomore



24. Sacramento Kings


Jalen Wilson || Kansas | 6'8 F || Senior



25. Memphis Grizzlies


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



26. Indiana Pacers via Cleveland Cavaliers


Leonard Miller || G-League Ignite || 6'10 PF || 19yrs



27. Charlotte Hornets via Denver Nuggets


Julian Phillips || Tennessee || 6'8 SF || Freshman



28. Utah Jazz via Philadelphia 76'ers


Sidy Cissoko || G-League Ignite || 6'6 SF || 18yrs



29. Indiana Pacers via Boston Celtics


Jett Howard || Michigan || 6'8 F || Freshman



30. Los Angeles Clippers via Milwaukee Bucks


Rayan Rupert || New Zealand Breakers || 6'6 SF || 18yrs




2nd Round



31. Detroit Pistons


Julian Strawther || Gonzaga || 6'7 SF || Junior



32. San Antonio Spurs


Emoni Bates || E. Michigan || 6'9 SF || Freshman



33. Houston Rockets


Brandin Podziemski || Santa Clara || 6'6 SG || Sophomore



34. Charlotte Hornets


Ricky Council IV || Arkansas || 6'6 SF || Junior



35. Portland Trailblazers


Dillon Mitchell || Texas || 6'7 SF || Freshman



36. Orlando Magic


Reece Beekman || Virginia || 6'3 PG || Junior



37. Oklahoma City Thunder via Washington Wizards


DaRon Holmes II || Dayton | 6'10 PF || Sophomore



38. Sacramento Kings via Indiana Pacers


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



39. Charlotte Hornets via Utah Jazz


Keyontae Johnson || Kansas State || 6'6 SF || Senior



40. San Antonio Spurs via Toronto Raptors


Omari Moore || San José State || 6'6 SG || Senior



41. Charlotte Hornets via Utah Jazz


James Nnaji || FC Barcelona || 6'10 C || 18yrs



42. Washington Wizards via Chicago Bulls


Mojave King || G-League Ignite || 6'5 G || 20yrs



43. Portland Trailblazers via Atlanta Hawks


Andre Jackson Jr. || UConn || 6'6 PF || Junior



44. San Antonio Spurs via Toronto Raptors


Adem Bona || UCLA || 6'10 C || Freshman



45. Memphis Grizzlies via Minnesota T-Wolves


Kobe Brown || Missouri || 6'8 F || Senior


46. Atlanta Hawks via New Orleans Pelicans


Nikola Đurišić || Mega Basket || 6'8 PF || 18yrs



47. Los Angeles Lakers


Coleman Hawkins || Illinois || 6'10 F || Junior



48. Los Angeles Clippers


Jamie Jaquez Jr. || UCLA || 6'7 F || Senior



49. Cleveland Cavaliers via GSW


Adam Flagler || Baylor || 6'3 G || Senior



50. Oklahoma City Thunder via Miami Heat


Drew Timme || Gonzaga || 6'10 F || Senior



51. Brooklyn Nets


Marcus Sasser || Houston || 6'2 PG || Senior



52. Phoenix Suns


Trayce Jackson-Davis || Indiana || 6'9 PF || Senior



53. Minnesota Timberwolves via NY Knicks


Terquavion Smith || N.C. State || 6'3 PG || Sophomore



54. Sacramento Kings


Toumani Camara || Dayton || 6'8 F || Junior



55. Indiana Pacers via Cleveland Cavs


Jordan Miller || Miami (FL) || 6'7 G || Senior



56. Memphis Grizzlies


Emmanuel Miller || TCU || 6'7 F || Senior



57. Chicago Bulls (Forfeited)


Isaiah Wong || Miami (FL) || 6'4 G || Junior


58. Philadelphia 76’ers (Forfeited)


Zach Edey || Purdue || 7'4 C || Junior



59. Washington Wizards via Boston Celtics


Roko Prkacin || Girona || 6'9 F || 20yrs



60. Milwaukee Bucks


Jazian Gortman || OTE || 6'2 PG || 20yrs



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