NBA Mock Draft: Top Prospects Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson

2023 NBA Mock Draft 6.0: Full First & Second Round Mock Draft

The much-anticipated draft lottery is in the books, and we now know the complete order of the draft. This class is loading with franchise players, quality starters, and sleeper prospects that could impact a team’s rotation right away.

Our full, two-round 2023 NBA Mock Draft takes into account information from the combine, team needs, and other factors that affect the ordering of prospects. For straight rankings of prospects based on talent, check out our 2023 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings

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First Round 2023 NBA Mock Draft

1 – San Antonio Spurs: Victor Wembanyama

19: 7’4 220 Pivot Metropolitan92 (France). Comp= High School/UCLA Kareem. 

Well it happened, Spurs just collecting Generational Big men like that weird kid in your high school was collecting off brand Pokémon cards. 

2 – Charlotte Hornets: Scoot Henderson 

19: 6’2 180 Point Ignite. Comp= Derrick Rose

Look there is no reason to think Scoot and LaMelo are not a fit. They are. This is perfect. MJ, please don’t overthink this! Scoot can even palm the ball! 

3 – Portland Trailblazers: Brandon Miller

21: 6’8 200 Forward Alabama. Comp= Jeff Green

Congratulations to the Phoenix suns for getting Brandon Miller for DeAndre Ayton. 

4 – Houston Rockets: Cam Whitmore

19: 6’6 200 Forward Villanova. Comp= Miles Bridges

The actual Pick here should be Amen Thompson, but it won’t be, the rockets won’t make smart choices. They are going to convince themselves that Harden is coming and that being a play in team with harden is better than building a championship core. 

5 – Detroit Pistons: Taylor Hendricks

19: 6’10 200 Forward UCF. Comp= Dorian Finney-Smith

Detroit needs a shooting big man and Hendricks also plays defense for them. Amen is the better player player but the fit of Hendricks might win over Troy Weever. 

6 – Orlando Magic: Amen Thompson

19: 6’7 200 Point Forward OTE. Comp= Scottie Pippin 

Wow, you know what would be great in Orlando? A giant ball handler who can play defense. They don’t have any of those. 

7 – Indiana Pacers: Jarace Walker

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

Jarace Walker is one of my favorite players in the draft and I 100% believe the Rick Carlisle is a great coach for his strengths. 

8 – Washington Wizards: Cason Wallace

19: 6’3 184 Guard Kentucky. Comp= Jrue Holiday 

The Wizards need a future guard since Jonny Davis is not gonna work out. Cason is going to be an excellent fit here with his tenacious defense and hustle allowing him to be super aggressive with Kristaps and Gafford taking turns protecting the rim. 

9 – Utah Jazz: Ausar Thompson

19: 6’7 108 Wing OTE. Comp= Shawn Marion but shorter. 

Utah can go a ton of different directions. Ausar is the highest potential left so I have them taking the super athlete in need of a bit of polish. 

10 – Dallas Mavericks: Anthony Black

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

The Mavs really need a wing to fall to them. Black fits from a defense and playmaking standpoint but he struggles to shoot. His size and rebounding will be great for a team in desperate need of wing depth. 

11th – Orlando Magic: Gradey Dick

19: 6’7 200 Forward Kansas. Comp= Doug McDermott 

Dick is smaller than we were told. Making him probably too small to be a full time power forward. However, his shooting is such a fit in Orlando that this is the Dick pick. 

12th – Oklahoma City Thunder: Leonard Miller

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

The Thunder are going with Big depth. Miller is a very interesting prospect especially rapid improvement from last years combine to now. 

13th – Toronto Raptors: Keyonte George

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

Well the Raptors are probably in need of a Garry Trent jr replacement and Keyonte is a professional scorer. This feels a little low for the best pure score first guard in the class. 

14 – New Orleans Pelicans: Nick Smith

19: 6’5 180 Guard Arkansas. Comp= Jamal Murray 

Nick Smith was pre season number 1 this year, injuries hampered him at Fayetteville but here in the bayou he could make a difference off the bench while he heals up.

15 – Atlanta Hawks: GG Jackson

18: 6’11 215 Big South Carolina. Comp= Taller Cam Reddish 

The Hawks go highest potential left and hope that the shot creation is real with GG. 

16 – Utah Jazz: Bilal Coulibaly

19: 6’6 185 Wing Metropolitans 92 (France). Comp= Michael Kidd-Gilchrest. 

The Jazz take Bilal mainly because if they need to stash someone they can but also his potential is extremely intriguing. 

17 – Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bufkin

20: 6’4 180 Wing Michigan. Comp= Tyler Herro lite

I’m just sure that being named Kobe and playing in purple and gold won’t lead to any inflated expectations. 

18 – Miami Heat: Jalen Hood-Schifino

19: 6’5 210 Guard Indiana. Comp= Spencer Dinwiddie 

The Heat go for a guard to eventually take the starting spot in a few years. 

19 – Golden State Warriors: Jordan Hawkins

21: 6’4 170 Guard Uconn. Comp= Devin Harris with better shooting

The warriors take a 3 and D guard here to hopefully play in the playoffs unlike Jordan Poole. 

20 – Houston Rockets: Dariq Whitehead 

19: 6’7 190 Wing Duke. Comp= Andrew Wiggins. 

While I know that he is injured I still feel Dariq deserves a first round pick. 

21 – Brooklyn Nets: Bryce Sensabaugh

20: 6’6 235 Wing Ohio St. Comp= Dion Waiters 

Bryce is loved by a lot of people and some of them have him even way higher than I do. 

22 – Brooklyn Nets: Jett Howard

19: 6’7 180 Wing Michigan. Comp= Jerry Stackhouse lite

Jet is huge and can shoot. He doesn’t do anything else. 

23 – Portland Trailblazers: Trayce Jackson-Davis

23: 6’9 245 Big Indiana. Comp= Jerami Grant with less shooting. 

Maybe he goes in the second but TJD is a first round talent in my opinion. 

24 – Sacramento Kings: Kris Murray 

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

Look, I know they took his twin last year, it’s still the right pick. And also can confuse defenses if they forget which twin they are guarding. 

25 – Memphis Grizzlies: Derek Lively II

19: 7’1 220 Big Duke. Comp= Clint Capela

The Grizzlies just take the best player available here. I expect someone to trade for this pick. 

26 – Indiana Pacers: Maxwell Lewis 

21: 6’7 175 Wing Pepperdine. Comp= Mikel Bridges lite.

Well, the pacers get a perfect Carslile wing with this pick. Like I’m pretty sure Lewis was made in a lab for Rick. 

27 – Charlotte Hornets: James Nnaji

19: 6’11 200 Pivot FC Barcelona (Nigeria). Comp= Freaking Thanos. 

The Hornets take their center of the future. I know they have said it before but they mean it this time. 

28 – Utah Jazz: Jordan Walsh

19: 6’7 205 Wing Arkansas. Comp= Gerald Wallace. 

Walsh is testing great at the combine so he might even jump a few more spots. 

29 – Indiana Pacers: Terquavion Smith

21: 6’3 180 Guard NC St. Comp= Bones Hyland

Terq should have stayed in the draft last year, he cost himself millions. The Pacers could use his bench scoring and shooting though. 

30 – Los Angeles Clippers: Noah Clowney

19: 6’10 210 Big Alabama. Comp= Brandon Wright

The Clippers have been looking for a full time backup 5. Clowney is that with potential to do more. 

Second Round 2023 NBA Mock Draft

31 – Detroit Pistons: Colby Jones 

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

32 – Indiana Pacers: Julian Philips

19: 6’8 200 Forward Tennessee. Comp= Matisse Thybulle

33 – San Antonio Spurs: Sidy Cissoko

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

34 – Charlotte Hornets: DaRon Holmes

20: 6’10 220 Big Dayton. Comp= Amir Johnson 

35 – Boston Celtics: Rayan Rupert

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

36 – Orlando Magic: Nikola Durisic 

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

37 – Oklahoma City Thunder: Grant Nelson

21: 6’10 215 Big North Dakota St. Comp= Dario Saric ish. 

38 – Sacramento Kings: Jamie Jaquez Jr

23: 6’6 220 Wing UCLA. Comp= Adam Morrison 

39 – Charlotte Hornets: Ricky Council IV

21: 6’6 205 Wing Arkansas Comp= Darius Johnson Odom

40 – Denver Nuggets: Julian Strawther

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

41 – Charlotte Hornets: Brandin Podziemski

20: 6’5 200 Wing Santa Clara. Comp= Luke Kennard

42 – Washington Wizards: Mike Miles

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

43 – Portland Trailblazers: Bobi Klintman

20: 6’9 200 wing Wake Forrest (Sweden). Comp= Nick Batum

44 – San Antonio Spurs: Marcus Sasser

23: 6’2 195 Point Houston. Comp= Raymond Felton

45 – Memphis Grizzlies: Coleman Hawkins

21: 6’10 200 Forward Illinois. Comp= Royce White ish 

46 – Atlanta Hawks: Andre Jackson

20: 6’6 190 Wing UCONN. Comp= Jake Layman  

47 – Los Angeles Lakers: Judah Mintz

19: 6’3 165 Guard Syracuse. Comp= Brandon Knight ish 

48 – Los Angeles Clippers: Efe Abogidi

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

49 – Cleveland Cavaliers: Adem Bona

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

50 – Oklahoma City Thunder: Mojave King

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

51 – Brooklyn Nets: Amari Bailey

19: 6’5 190 Guard UCLA Comp= Jordan Clarkson 

52 – Phoenix Suns: Kevin McCullar

22: 6’6 205 Wing Kansas. Comp= Aaron Afflalo 

53 – Minnesota Timberwolves: Baylor Scheierman

22: 6’6 180 Wing Creighton. Comp= Luke Walton.

54 – Sacramento Kings: Jalen Wilson

22: 6’8 215 Forward Kansas. Comp= Devin George

55 – Indiana Pacers: Keyonte Johnson

23: 6’6 230 Wing Kansas St. Comp= Raja Bell

56 – Memphis Grizzlies: Emoni Bates

19: 6’9 200 Forward Eastern Michigan Comp= Nick Young


58 – Philadelphia 76ers: NO ONE BECAUSE THEY CHEATED

59 – Washington Wizards: Chris Livingston

19: 6’6 200 Forward Kentucky. Comp= Anthony Bennett

60 – Milwaukee Bucks: Mouhamed Gueye

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

Honorable Mentions 

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

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

3. Reece Beekman- 21: 6’3 190 Guard Virginia. Comp= Davion Mitchell 

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

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

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

7. Omari Moore- 22: 6’6 195 Wing SJS. Comp= Juan Tuscano-Anderson 

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

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

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

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Jordan Ennis lives in West Africa where he is a pastor at an international church, he also co-hosts the Assisted Development Podcast on the HoopSocial Podcasts feed. He can be found at Assisted Development Podcast on Facebook and @HoopSocialDraft on Twitter.