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NBA Draft: The Top Prospects Likely to Be Selected

The Detroit Pistons hold the rights to the top pick in the NBA Draft after winning Tuesday night's lottery. The Houston Rockets, who finished with the league's worst record, dropped to the second pick. Here are some of the most talented players from the ranks of the NCAA, NBA's G League and overseas pro leagues that will likely be among the first to hear their names called on July 29.

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    Cade Cunningham

    Cade Cunningham

    The Oklahoma State product averaged over 20 points a game as a freshman and was named the Big 12's Player of the Year. He's the consensus choice for the draft's top pick.

    Evan Mobley

    Evan Mobley

    Mobley helped lead USC to the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament. He was named the Pac-12's Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.

    Jalen Suggs

    Jalen Suggs

    Suggs, No. #1, led Gonzaga to a runner-up finish at the 2021 NCAA Tournament. He averaged 14 points per game for the Bulldogs as a freshman.

    Davion Mitchell

    Davion Mitchell

    The junior guard led Baylor to the program's first national championship. He averaged 14 points and over five assists per game for the Bears.

    Franz Wagner

    Franz Wagner

    The six-foot-nine sophomore from Berlin, Germany, averaged over 12 points and six rebounds and helped Michigan reach the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament.

    Scottie Barnes

    Scottie Barnes

    The ACC's Sixth Man and Rookie of the Year award winner averaged 10 points a game for Florida State, helping the Seminoles reach the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Tournament.

    Corey Kispert

    Corey Kispert

    The six-foot-seven forward led the Bulldogs to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Tournament while averaging nearly 19 points and five rebounds.

    Jalen Johnson

    Jalen Johnson

    The six-foot-nine forward left Duke in February to concentrate on improving his draft stock. He averaged 11 points for the Blue Devils.

    Chris Duarte

    Chris Duarte

    The Pac-12's Player of the Year averaged 17 points while shooting 42 percent from three-point range. He led Oregon to a Sweet Sixteen appearance at the NCAA Tournament.

    Kai Jones

    Kai Jones

    The Big 12's Sixth Man of the Year averaged just under nine points a game as a sophomore for Texas.

    Alperen Sengun

    Alperen Sengun

    He was MVP in the Turkish league at just 18 years old. The six-foot-10 versatile big man averaged 19 points per game for Big Besiktas.

    Josh Giddey

    Josh Giddey

    The six-foot-eight forward averaged 11 points, seven assists and seven rebounds for the Adelaide 36ers in Australia's NBL.

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