NBA’s future stars? Top 30 players who could turn pro in 2019

The men’s college basketball season jumps right into it with the State Farm Champions Classic on Tuesday in Indianapolis featuring four of the top 10 teams in the USA TODAY coaches poll: No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 10 Michigan State and No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 3 Duke.

And those games will feature seven projected first-round draft picks: three from Duke, including three who are potential top-five picks, three from Kentucky and one from Kansas.

To prepare you for the top players who could be in the 2019 NBA draft, we’re releasing our first mock draft which was determined by USA TODAY staffers, conversations with NBA executives and scouts and USA TODAY’s All-USA high school basketball teams.

(Heights and weights were taken from school and team websites).

1. RJ Barrett

Duke • Forward • Freshman

Height: 6-7 • Weight: 202

2. Zion Williamson

Duke • Forward • Freshman

Height: 6-7 • Weight: 285

3. Nassir Little

North Carolina • Forward • Freshman

Height: 6-6 • Weight: 220

4. Cam Reddish

Duke • Forward • Freshman

Height: 6-8 • Weight: 218

5. Romeo Langford

Indiana • Guard • Freshman

Height: 6-6 • Weight: 215

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