With the college basketball season about to wrap up, one of the topics that will continue to dominate fan discussion is each team’s pro potential. Well, The Ringer recently updated its 2017 NBA mock draft, which stirred up plenty of intrigue.
The Big Ten found itself well represented with seven players making the cut, including three players listed in the First Round. Obviously, that speaks to just how exciting this season was for Big Ten fans.
Here’s a full look at the Big Ten players listed below.
Big Ten In 5/15 Ringer 2017 NBA Mock Draft:
- #13 - OG Anunoby (Indiana)
- #25 - DJ Wilson (Michigan)
- #27 - Justin Jackson (Maryland)
- #35 - Caleb Swanigan (Purdue)
- #54 - Thomas Bryant (Indiana)
- #55 - Vincent Edwards (Purdue)
- #60 - Moritz Wagner (Michigan)
There certainly was nothing surprising about seeing Anunoby lead the Big Ten in this projection. After all, he was widely projected as a Lottery pick, even before the season. It also wasn’t surprising to see Wilson and Jackson getting so much love after both had impressive finishes to their respective seasons.
However, it was interesting to see Swanigan slip outside of the First Round and for a player like Thomas Bryant to come in at No. 54 on the big board. Wagner’s spot also likely sends a strong message about whether he should return to school for next season.
It was also interesting to see that Maryland’s Melo Trimble didn’t make the list. He opted to leave the Terps, despite having one year of eligibility remaining and it can’t be encouraging for him to see himself not make the cut on this list.
If interested, you can see the full list here.