Monday, June 27, 2022

Auburn Basketball’s Jabari Smith ranks first in latest CBS Sports NBA mock draft

According to CBS Sports, Jabari Smith is predicted to be drafted by the Orlando Magic with the first overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.

Early in the draft process, it looked like there was a large percentage of NBA Draft analysts who predicted Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren to go to first place overall. There seems to be a trend towards the selection of Smith with the top pick by Magic.

Kyle Boone of CBS Sports wrote this summary for the Smith selection.

Kevin Durant recently said on Twitter that “Sizing, shot-making, proficiency, IQ for the position” and having a polynomial defender are of paramount importance in determining the best player in the NBA. Smith checks almost every box out there as a possibility. Great position size, elite shooter for his position, capable defender and just scratching the surface of his all-star potential. Both a safe pick by Orlando and a big swing on the future star.

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