2023 NBA Draft Prospects, Victor Wembanyama #1 draft prospect 2023

2023 NBA Draft Prospects Ranked 1-100

Man, this draft is fun. There are starting to be some exciting risers now as games are beginning to start. 

Remember not all comps are 1:1 and are just about playing style. 

We finally see some adjustments as the returners who stepped up their games are separating themselves and many of the one-and-done guys are falling down the list.

Check out our 2023 draft sleepers and our 2023 NBA Mock Draft!

Tier 1: MVP Caliber 

1. Victor Wembanyama– 19: 7’6 220 Pivot Metropolitan92 (France). Comp= High School/UCLA Kareem. 

2. Scoot Henderson- 19: 6’2 180 Point Ignite. Comp= John Wall. 

Tier 2: All NBA Potential

3. Amen Thompson– 19: 6’7 200 Point Forward OTE. Comp= Scottie Pippin

4. Nick Smith– 19: 6’5 180 Guard Arkansas. Comp= Jamal Murray 

Tier 3: All Star Upside 

5. Jarace Walker– 19: 6’8 220 Point Forward Houston. Comp= Royce White/Thick Odom

6. Keyonte George– 19: 6’4 170 Guard Baylor. Comp= Bradley Beal lite

7. Cason Wallace– 19: 6’3 184 Guard Kentucky. Comp= Jrue Holiday 

8. Cam Whitmore- 19: 6’6 200 Forward Villanova. Comp= Miles Bridges 

Tier 4: Lotto Talent

9. GG Jackson- 18: 6’11 215 Big South Carolina. Comp= Bam Adebayo

10. Anthony Black– 19: 6’7 200 Point Forward  Arkansas. Comp= Josh Giddey-ish 

11. Ausar Thompson – 19: 6’7 108 Wing OTE. Comp= Shawn Marion but shorter. 

12. Brandon Miller- 21: 6’8 200 Forward Alabama. Comp= Jeff Green

13. Dariq Whitehead- 19: 6’7 190 Wing Duke. Comp= Andrew Wiggins. 

14. Kel’El Ware- 19: 6’11 210 Big Oregon. Comp= Chris Boucher

Tier 5: Lotto Bubble

15. Gradey Dick- 19: 6’8 200 Forward Kansas. Comp= Harrison Barnes 

16. Trevon Brazile- 20: 6’9 200 Big Arkansas. Comp= Larry Nance Jr. 

17. Dillon Mitchell- 19: 6’7 200 Forward Texas. Comp= Derrek Jones Jr. 

18. Alex Fudge- 20: 6’10 185 Wing Florida. Comp= Dorian Finney Smith 

Tier 6. Older First round guys. 

19. Marcus Sasser- 23: 6’2 195 Point Houston. Comp= Raymond Felton

20. Terquavion Smith- 21: 6’3 180 Guard NC St. Comp= Bones Hyland lite.

21. Mike Miles- 21: 6’2 195 Point TCU. Comp= Jalen Brunson lite 

22. Kris Murray 23: 6’8 225 Forward Iowa. Comp= Markeef Morris 

23. Terrence Shannon Jr- 22: 6’6 209 Wing Illinois. Comp= Kelly Oubre

24. Adama Sanogo- 21: 6’9 240 Big UConn (Mali). Comp= Serge Ibaka. 

Tier 7: First Round Swings.

25. Tucker DeVries- 20: 6’7 210 Wing Drake. Comp= Evan Turner 

26. Nikola Durisic 19: 6’8 220 Point Forward KK Mega Leaks (Belgium/Serbia). Comp= Kostas Papanikolaou 

27. Jett Howard- 19: 6’7 180 Wing Michigan. Comp= Jerry Stackhouse lite

28. Derek Lively II- 19: 7’1 220 Big Duke. Comp= Tyson Chandler

29. Jalen Hood-Schifino- 19: 6’5 210 Guard Indiana. Comp= Spencer Dinwiddie  

30. Judah Mintz- 19: 6’3 165 Guard Syracuse. Comp= Brandon Knight ish 

Tier 8: First-Round Bubble 

31. Efe Abogidi- 20: 6’10 225 Big G-League Ignite (Nigeria). Comp= Poor Man’s Bam

32. James Nnaji- 19: 6’10 200 Pivot FC Barcelona (Nigeria). Comp= Freaking Thanos. 

33. Jordan Walsh- 19: 6’7 205 Wing Arkansas. Comp= Gerald Wallace. 

34. Juan Nunez- 19: 6’3 180 Point Real Madrid (Spain). Comp= Poor man’s Rubio

35. DaRon Holmes- 20: 6’10 220 Big Dayton. Comp= Amir Johnson 

36. Amari Bailey-19:  6’5 190 Guard UCLA Comp= Jordan Clarkson 

37. Tyrese Hunter- 20: 6’1 160 Point Texas. Comp= Steve Francis lite. 

Tier 9: Surefire Role Players 

38. Julian Strawther- 21: 6’7 205 Wing Gonzaga (Puerto Rico). Comp= Francisco Garcia. 

39. Isaiah Mosley- 23: 6’5 195 Wing Missouri Comp= Kevin Martin lite

40. Kevin McCullar- 22: 6’6 205 Wing Kansas. Comp= Aaron Afflalo 

41. Ricky Council IV- 21: 6’6 205 Wing Arkansas Comp= Darius Johnson Odom

42. Mojave King- 22: 6’5 194 Wing Ignite (New Zealand). Comp= Ben McLemore

43. Harrison Ingram- 21: 6’8 230 Point Forward  Stanford. Comp= Anthony Mason

Tier 10: Young Swings

43. Kyle Filipowski- 19: 6’11 200 Big Duke. Comp= Frank Kaminski 

44. Emoni Bates– 19: 6’9 200 Forward Eastern Michigan Comp= Nick Young

45. Rayan Rupert- 19: 6’6 190 Wing New Zealand Breakers (France). Comp= Jarrett Culver. 

46. Leonard Miller- 20: 6’10 200 Point Forward G-League Ignite  (Canada). Comp= Jeff Green

47. Baba Miller- 19 6’11 180 Forward Florida St. (Spain). Comp= Rashard Lewis lite. 

48. Julian Philips- 19: 6’8 200 Forward Tennessee. Comp= Corey Brewer 

49. JJ Starling- 19: 6’4 200 Guard Notre Dame. Comp= Josh Green

50. Tyrese Proctor- 19: 6’4 175 Point Duke (Australia). Comp= Dante Exum. 

51. Adem Bona- 19: 6’9 225 Big UCLA (Nigeria/Turkey). Comp= Clint Capela. 

52. Bryce Sandburg- 20: 6’6 235 Wing Ohio St. Comp= Dion Waiters 

Tier 11: Older swings

54. Trayce Jackson-Davis- 23: 6’9 245 Big Indiana. Comp= Terrence Jones 

55. Andre Jackson- 20: 6’6 190 Wing UCONN. Comp= Jake Layman 

56. Pete Nance- 23: 6’9 210 Big UNC. Comp= Lite version of his older brother.

57. Jamie Jaquez Jr- 23: 6’6 220 Wing UCLA. Comp= Adam Morrison 

58. Ryan Kalkbrenner- 21: 7’1 235 Pivot Creighton. Comp= Thon Maker 

59. Caleb Love- 22: 6’4 195 Guard UNC. Comp= Monta Ellis if you squint a little

60. Jordan Hawkins- 21: 6’4 170 Guard Uconn. Comp= Devin Harris 

Tier 12: Young Bubble Guys

61. Henri Veesaar- 19: 6’10 210 Big Arizona (Estonia). Comp= Dario Saric lite 

62. Skyy Clarke- 6’3 195 Point Illinois Comp= Brandon Knight

63. Yohan Traore- 19: 6’10 210 Big Auburn (France). Comp= Poor mans Chris Bosh

64. Terrence Arceneaux- 19: 6’6 190 Wing Houston. Comp= Derrick Jones Jr 

65. Leonardo Okeke- 20: 7’0 235 Big Joventut Badalona (Italy/Nigeria). Comp= Thad Young lite

66. Taran Armstrong-20: 6’5 180 Point CBU. (Australia) Comp= Tomas Satoransky.

67. Hunter Sallis- 20: 6’5 175 Guard Gonzaga. Comp= Markelle Fultz 

68. Daimion Collins- 19: 6’9 190 Big Kentucky. Comp= Willie Cauley-Stein 

69. Ousmane N’Diaye- 18: 6’11 210 Big Rondorf (Senegal). Comp= Serge Ibaka lite 

70. Sidy Cissoko- 19: 6’6 170 Wing G League Ignite (France). Comp= Shorter Seku Doumbouya

71. Rodney Rice- 19 6’4 185 Guard Virginia Tech. Comp= Gary Trent Jr. 

72. Mathew Cleveland- 20: 6’6 180 Wing Florida St. Comp= Devin Vassell 

Tier 13: Older Bubble guys. 

73. Tyler Burton- 23: 6’7 215 Forward Richmond. Comp= Doug McDermott lite. 

74. Baylor Scheierman- 22: 6’6 180 Wing Creighton. Comp= Luke Walton.

75. Oscar Tshiebwe- 23: 6’8 260 Big Kentucky (Congo). Comp= Andre Drummond 

76. Drew Timme- 22: 6’10 235 Pivot Gonzaga. Comp= Spencer Hawes with less shooting 

77. Arthur Kaluma- 21: 6’7 190 Wing Creighton (Uganda). Comp= Poor man’s Harrison Barnes

78. Malachi Smith- 23: 6’4 205 Guard Gonzaga. Comp= Malachi Flynn

79. Eric Gaines- 22: 6’2 170 Point UAB. Comp= Mookie Blaylock

80. Clifford Omoruyi- 22: 6’11 240 Big Rutgers (Nigeria). Comp= Taller Kenneth Faried. 

81. Kadary Richmond- 21: 6’5 180 Guard Seton Hall. Comp= Deshawn Stephenson

82. Mathew Mayer- 23: 6’9 225 Forward Illinois. Comp= Gordon Hayward lite. 

83. Kerr Kriisa- 21: 6’3 180 Guard Arizona (Estonia). Comp= Steve Kerr 

84. Armando Bacot- 22: 6’10 240 Pivot UNC. Comp= Tony Bradley 

Tier 14: 2-Way Contract guys 

85. Mark Mitchell-19: 6’8 205 Forward Duke. Comp= Al-Farouq Aminu

86. Mike Sharavjamts- 19: 6’8 180 Forward Dayton (Mongolia). Comp= Poku 

87. Brandon Huntley-Hatfield- 20: 6’9 230 Big Tennessee. Comp= Siakam ish

88. Isaiah Wong- 22: 6’3 180 Guard Miami. Comp= shorter Derrick White

89. Jalen Bridges- 21: 6’7 225 Forward Baylor. Comp= Poor Man’s Jae Crowder. 

90. Mouhamed Gueye- 20: 6’11 195 Big Washington St. (Senegal). Comp= Dwight Powell

91. Brandin Podziemski- 21: 6’5 200 Wing Santa Clara. Comp= less athletic Sam Dekker 

92. Bobi Klintman- 19: 6’9 200 wing Wake Forrest (Sweden). Comp= Nick Batum

Tier 15: The Rest. 

93. Colby Jones 21: 6’6 210 Wing Xavier. Comp= Josh Hart

94. Roko Prkacin- 20: 6’8 225 Forward KK Cibona (Croatia). Comp= Rudy Gay

95. Tre White 19: 6’6 190 Wing USC. Comp= Hedo Turkoglu lite. 

96. Nijel Pack- 21: 6’0 180 Point Florida St. Comp= JJ Barea but stronger

97. Jacob Toppin- 22: 6’8 190 Forward Kentucky. Comp= Less athletic Obi 

98. Riley Kugel- 19: 6’4 175 Guard Mississippi St. Comp= Dion Waiters 

99. Zach Edey- 21: 7’4 285 Pivot Purdue (Canada). Comp= Boban Marjanovic 

100. Leaky Black- 23: 6’8 220 Forward UNC. Comp= Andre Roberson

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