2015 NBA Mock Draft: Predictions for Round 1, Top Rising Prospects Breakdown

June 6th, 2015 by Sam Spiegelman Leave a reply »

We are fewer than three weeks away from the 2015 NBA draft, so teams are working tirelessly to piece together their big boards entering the all-important night.

It’s safe to assume that almost all 30 NBA teams have Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor as the No. 1 and No. 2 players atop their wish lists. As for the teams picking No. 3 and beyond, they’ll have to decide which prospects best fit their system.

As June 25 rapidly approaches, there have inevitably been prospects who have seen their stocks rise and fall.

The Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks, picking No. 3 and 4, respectively, are the first two teams who could go against the grain and select a player experts haven't consistently ranked as one of the top prospects in the draft.

Players such as Willie Cauley-Stein and Trey Lyles of Kentucky, as well as Murray State’s Cameron Payne, are among a handful of players mentioned more frequently as draft risers. 

Here’s a mock of how the players will fall in the first round:


Lyles an Option for the Knicks at No. 4?
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