2019 NBA mock draft: Duke freshmen RJ Barrett, Zion Williamson and Cam Reddish go 1-2-3 after dazzling debuts


On opening night of college basketball, the young stars shined bright and established their already-firm status as likely top picks in next year’s NBA Draft.

Duke standouts RJ Barrett, Cam Reddish and Zion Williamson combined for 83 points — one fewer than Kentucky’s entire team — in a 118-84 blowout in the Champions Classic nightcap. In the opening game, between Kansas and Michigan State, Quentin Grimes hung 21 on the tenth-ranked Spartans by knocking down six of his 10 3-point attempts on the evening.

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There are still dozens of games yet to be played for 2019 draft hopefuls and room to improve or worsen draft stock before next June’s annual selection, but let’s take a look at where things stand with a rundown of my first mock draft of the season with the draft order determined by SportsLine’s NBA regular-season projections .

NBA Mock Draft