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NBA Draft 2017: Post-combine Big Board

Washington guard Markelle Fultz (20) shoots a free throw during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Gonzaga in Spokane, Wash., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
AP Photo/Young Kwak

With the lottery set and the draft combine in our rearview mirrors, it’s time for a new 2017 NBA Draft Big Board as we trudge through the rest of the NBA playoffs. There are a lot of changes in this big board, with some coming as early as the top three and throughout the rest of the first round.

The last time we ranked the top 60 prospects was right after the end of the season, and plenty of prospects have moved around on draft boards since. With the 2017 NBA draft on June 22 just over a month away, it’s time to rank the top prospects in this class.

1. Markelle Fultz 6’5″ 185 PG/SG Washington Freshman
— Combo guard with shifty scoring and passing skills, and superb instincts.

2. Lonzo Ball 6’6″ 195 PG UCLA Freshman
— Best combination of size, vision and passing precision among point guards in this draft.

3. Josh Jackson 6’8″ 203 SG/SF Kansas Freshman
— Tall, athletic slasher, unpolished shooter and versatile defender.

4. Jayson Tatum 6’8″ 204 SG/SF Duke Freshman
—Polished footwork and overall offensive repertoire, great two-way upside.

5. De’Aaron Fox 6’4″ 171 PG Kentucky Freshman
— Aggressive southpaw combo guard who makes plays on both ends of the court.

6. Dennis Smith 6’2″ 175 PG N.C. State Freshman
— Best athlete among point guards; outstanding ball skills and playmaking potential.

7. Jonathan Isaac 6’11” 205 F Florida State Freshman
— High-upside forward with flashes of perimeter skills; needs to get stronger.

8. Lauri Markkanen 7’0″ 225 PF/C Arizona Freshman
— Finnish big man with impressive inside-out skills and instincts for a 7-foot teenager.

9. Malik Monk 6’4″ 185 PG/SG Kentucky Freshman
— Explosive combo guard with great shooting stroke and defensive intensity.

Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox, top left, and Malik Monk, top right, celebrate prior to a time-out as Isaac Humphries (15) and Sacha Killeya-Jones (1) walk off the court during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee-Martin, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 111-76. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

AP Photo/James Crisp

10. Frank Ntilikina 6’5″ 170 PG Strasbourg France
— Wiry, athletic guard who’s a creative slasher but streaky shooter.

11. Zach Collins 7’0″ 230 PF/C Gonzaga Freshman
— Tall, skilled and coordinated 7-footer with great offensive repertoire and underrated range.

12. Jarrett Allen 6’11” 227 PF/C Texas Freshman
— Great touch and awareness near the rim, can step out and hit jumpers; still thin.

13. T.J. Leaf 6’10” 220 PF UCLA Freshman
— Skilled freshman big man with stretch potential and passing ability but defensive concerns.

14. Terrance Ferguson 6’7″ 185 SG/SF Adelaide Australia
— Top-shelf perimeter shooter with fluid open-floor verticality.

15. Justin Patton 7’0″ 230 PF/C Creighton Freshman
— Tall, long big man with soft shooting stroke and two-way upside. Lacks strength.

16. Donovan Mitchell 6’3″ 200 PG/SG Louisville Junior
— Rising combo guard with elite explosiveness and improved versatility.

17. Justin Jackson 6’8″ 195 SF North Carolina Junior
— Terrific off-ball role player who can shoot, cut, pass; still extremely slender but improved his jumper.

18. OG Anunoby 6’8″ 215 SF/PF Indiana Sophomore
— Talented (now injured) two-way prospect with awesome length, athleticism and upside.

19. Harry Giles 6’11” 225 PF Duke Freshman
— Above-the-rim beast with great body control, athleticism and size. Extremely skilled with injury concerns.

(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

20. Isaiah Hartenstein 6’11” 225 PF Zalgiris Lithuania  
— Lefty forward has soft shooting stroke and great end-to-end athleticism.

21. Rodions Kurucs 6’8″ 200 SF Barcelona 2 Spain
— Skills/physique aren’t NBA-ready, but there’s stretch-forward potential.

22. Hamidou Diallo 6-5 195 SG Kentucky Freshman
— First ever “none-and-done” who’s an unbelievable athlete with great physical tools.

23. Bam Adebayo 6’9″ 225 PF Kentucky Freshman
— Bruising, above-the-rim finisher with All-NBA defensive potential; lacks offensive polish.

24. P.J. Dozier 6’6″ 200 PG/SG South Carolina Sophomore
— Long, tall point guard with a smooth game and improved offensive repertoire.

25. Luke Kennard 6’5″ 190 SG Duke Sophomore
— Lefty shooter with great stroke and improved versatility; must improve defensively.

26. Jonathan Jeanne 7’2″ 195 C Nancy France
— Towering, agile center whose skills are raw on both ends.

27. Ike Anigbogu 6-10 250 C UCLA Freshman
— Athletic big man with huge wingspan (near-7’6”) and enormous upside.

28. Frank Jackson 6-3 200 PG/SG Duke Freshman
— Athletic combo guard with 3-and-D potential.

29. John Collins 6’10” 235 PF/C Wake Forest Sophomore
— Young, athletic big man with huge, two-way upside.

30. Ivan Rabb 6’10” 215 PF California Sophomore
— A mid-tier athlete who outworks opponents on glass and has promising mid-range skills.

31. Tyler Lydon 6’9″ 205 F Syracuse Sophomore
— Fluid stretch 4 with elite shooting talent and sharp defensive instincts.

32. Jawun Evans 6’0″ 190 PG Oklahoma State Sophomore
— Quick, athletic lead guard with great shooting ability and defensive ability.

33. Jordan Bell 6’9″ 225 PF Oregon Junior
— Strong, defensively versatile big man with excellent length and defensive upside.

34. Kyle Kuzma 6-9 235 PF Utah Junior
— Talented shooter and good athlete with excellent potential as a stretch 4.

35. D.J. Wilson 6’10” 240 SF/PF Michigan Sophomore
— Long, talented combo forward with shooting and shot-blocking skills.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 12: Michigan Wolverines forward D.J. Wilson (5) and guard Zak Irvin (21) celebrate as time winds down in the Big 10 Tournament Championship game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Wisconsin Badgers on March 12, 2017, at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. The Michigan Wolverines defeated the Wisconsin Badgers, 71-56 to win the Big 10 Championship. (Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire)

Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire

36. Semi Ojeleye 6’7″ 235 SF/PF SMU Junior
— Duke transfer who had a breakout year. Good athlete with a smooth stroke.

37. Anzejs Pasecniks 7’2″ 230 C Gran Canaria Spain
— Huge, stretch center who needs to add weight.

38. Edmond Sumner 6-5 175 PG/SG Xavier Sophomore
— Talented combo guard with great quickness/athleticism but recovering from ACL injury.

39. Johnathan Motley 6’10” 230 PF Baylor Junior
— Skilled, smooth big man with great touch and offensive awareness.

40. Caleb Swanigan 6’9″ 250 PF Purdue Sophomore
— Slow, skilled big man with improved versatility offensively.

41. Dwayne Bacon 6’5″ 202 SG/SF Florida State Sophomore
— Confident, aggressive scorer who must boost shooting efficiency.

42. Wesley Iwundu 6’7″ 205 SG/SF Kansas State Senior
— Talented wing with incredible defensive ability and improved offensive repertoire.

43. Kostja Mushidi 6’5″ 205 SG Mega Leks Serbia
— Do-it-all wing who can drive, defend and pass at a high level.

44. Alpha Kaba 6’10” 225 PF/C Mega Leks Serbia
— Unreal length (7’5.25”) and all-around athleticism; mechanical skills.

45. Alec Peters 6’9″ 225 SF/PF Valparaiso Senior
— Combo forward with great scoring ability and footwork.

46. Damyean Dotson 6’6″ 205 SG/SF Houston Senior
— Sharpshooting senior swingman with great athleticism and NBA size.

47. Sindarius Thornwell 6-5 210 South Carolina Senior
— Senior swingman with NBA-level size and shooting.

48. Monte Morris 6’3″ 175 PG Iowa State Senior
— A polished floor general, solid shooter, average athlete.

49. Mathias Lessort 6-9 235 PF Nanterre France
— Athletic, long big man with shot-blocking and rim-running potential.

50. Aleksandar Vezenkov 6’9″ 225 SF/PF Barcelona Spain
— Effortless lefty shooter, savvy player; lacks burst to drive or defend at a high level.

51. Derrick White 6’4″ 190 PG/SG Colorado Senior
— Smooth, efficient shooter capable of playing either guard spot.

52. Cam Oliver 6’8″ 225 PF Nevada Sophomore
— Powerful, long stretch 4 with shot-blocking and shooting skill.

53. Frank Mason 6-0 190 PG Kansas Senior
— Quick, sharpshooting senior who has backup point guard potential at the next level.

MANHATTAN, KS - FEBRUARY 06: Kansas Jayhawks guard Frank Mason III (0) in the first half of the Big 12 showdown between the Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats on February 6, 2017 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS. The Jayhawks won 74-71. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire)

Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire

54. Josh Hart 6’5″ 205 SG Villanova Senior
— Low ceiling for a swingman, but he’s a tough and resourceful player.

55. Jonah Bolden 6’10” 215 PF Radnicki Basket Serbia
— Former Bruin is a skilled 4 man with shooting touch and ball skills.

56. L.J. Peak 6’5″ 215 SG/SF Georgetown Junior
— A versatile wing who can do a lot of things with a solid shooting stroke.

57. V.J. Beachem 6’8″ 200 SG/SF Notre Dame Senior
— Lethal spot-up shooter; enough athleticism for role-player potential.

58. Jaron Blossomgame 6’7″ 220 SF/PF Clemson Senior
— Athletic combo forward who has struggled with his jumper as a senior.

59. Sterling Brown 6’6″ 230 SG SMU Senior
— Sharpshooting shooting guard with some playmaking skills and defensive upside.

60. Omer Yurtseven 7-0 250 C NC State Freshman
— Talented but young big man with great touch and solid upside.

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