How far will top draft prospects go in the NCAA tourney?


What are the odds the NCAA tournament breaks well for NBA fans hoping to see the best draft prospects?
Here's how far each player in the lottery of our recent 2018 mock draft is projected to go, according to FiveThirtyEight, and the possible matchups in which prospects could square off.
How far will he go?
Second round: 85 percent
  • Sweet 16: 49 percent

  • Elite Eight: 13 percent

  • Final Four: 6 percent

  • Potential matchups with projected draft picks:
    Kentucky (second round): PG/SG Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (No. 14 overall), SF/PF Kevin Knox (No. 12), Hamidou Diallo (No. 45)

  • Creighton (Sweet 16): SG Khyri Thomas (No. 22)

  • Texas (Elite Eight): C Mohamed Bamba (No. 5)

  • Miami (Elite Eight): SG Lonnie Walker IV (No. 13)

  • Cincinnati (Elite Eight): SF Jacob Evans (No. 24)


  • 3. Jaren Jackson Jr. | PF/C | No. 3 Michigan State (Midwest)