With decision time to enter the NTBL Draft for underclassmen looming,I decided to use every underclassmen that had already declared and when the rest of the underclassmen declare we will make another mock draft.
1.Richmond Eagles-Kelvin Robinson-SF-Sophomore-Arkansas
As we said when we projected the top ten players taken in this years’ NTBL Draft,he is one of the best prospects ever.He’s shown that even though he hasn’t averaged very many goals during the NCAA Tournament,he’s averaged fourteen assists and fourteen rebounds.Robinson is a versatile player,and unless fellow Sophomore, and Duke Center A.J. Williams declares for the draft,he will be the unanimous number one pick in April.
2.Augusta Pumas-J.A. Williams-SG,PG-Sophomore-Arkansas
Robinson’s teammate is-yes-expected to go number two in the draft.Williams may only average twenty goals per game but the sheer talent he has is going to be hard for any team to pass up.He has,also,been a great leader to all of the Freshman this year on the Hill.
3.New Orleans Tigers-M.J. Paige-PG-Senior-North Carolina
Paige led UNC to another number one seed,and they have not lost all NCAA Tournament let alone the whole season.Paige is a great leader,who puts up almost thirty-five goals per game as well as thirteen assists, and six steals.
4.Des Moines Trojans-Kadeem Payne-SG-Senior (JUCO)-Michigan
The only reason Payne fell from number three to number four was the way that M.J. Paige has led North Carolina to another number one-seed.Payne,at about 6’8,can play both wing spots,and can shoot very well from distance,and lock up the opposing team’s best player.
5.Kansas City Panthers-Emmanuel Randle-PG-Senior-Virginia State
Its hard to pass up a 6’7 Guard,which is why Randle could go even higher.Randle has almost identical stats to M.J. Paige.He has a great defensive ability to guard the opposition’s ball handler and do it well.
6.Jefferson City Sabertooths-Cam Jones-PG-Senior-Auburn
Cam Jones is putting up awesome numbers yet again this season and has led Auburn to another chance to win a championship.Jones puts up at least thirty goals a night and his passing and ability to play great defense stands out.
7.San Diego Rockets-James Norfolk-SF-Senior-Virginia State
Norfolk has starred,along with Emmanuel Randle and has brought talent on both sides of the ball.He is tall and has the speed to guard point guards and shooting guards at the next level.
8.Phoenix Storm-Sullivan Ulysses-SF-Senior-John’s Hopkins
Sullivan Ulysses has shot up the draft boards in large part due to his amazing NCAA Tournament so far.For the season he put up thirty-one goals per game,fourteen rebounds, and twelve assists.Ulysses should have been this high earlier,but he has been an underrated player all of his career.
9.Santa Fe Indians-DeMarcus Paige-PF-Junior-Florida State
Paige declared for the draft after his team’s loss to John’s Hopkins in the NCAA Tournament, and fell one spot due to SUllivan Ulysses.DeMarcus Paige has shown that he is the best power forward in the country.He averages over thirty-four goals,twelve rebounds, and six blocks.Paige fits great with any NTBL team because he can play center or power forward.
10.Eugene Coyotes-Jevon Carter-PG-Senior-Virginia Tech
Jevon Carter is a talented guard who will be a great player at the next level despite his 6’3 height.He is a perfect fit besides last years’ number one pick Josh Huff.Despite missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time in his career,Jalen Carter has starred for Virginia Tech.Carter has a great offensive and defensive game that will,hopefully,translate to the pros.
Rest of Draft Order
17.Minnesota Wild Dogs