Top 25 NBA Prospects in the Sweet 16

The Sweet 16 will tip-off this weekend, with four double-digit seeds in the left in the field in your typical chaotic March Madness fashion.

Here are the top 25 NBA prospects left in the Big Dance. I am ranking these players based solely on the 2021 NBA Draft, which is important to factor in for some of these guys like Kadary Richmond and Josh Primo who I project higher in 22′.

The top nine prospects on here are players I consider 1st-round picks, and there are six potential lottery picks so it’s a fairly strong field despite some of the upsets. First, we’ll start with some quick-hit predictions on the final 15 games of the tournament.


Sweet 16 Predictions

  • Gonzaga (1) vs. Creighton (5)
  • USC (6) vs. Oregon (7)
  • Michigan (1) vs. Florida St. (4)
  • Alabama (2) vs. UCLA (11)
  • Baylor (1) vs. Villanova (5)
  • Arkansas (3) vs. Oral Roberts (15)
  • Loyola Chicago (8) vs. Oregon St. (12)
  • Houston (2) vs. Syracuse (11)

Elite 8 Predictions 

  • Gonzaga (1) vs. Oregon (7)
  • Alabama (2) vs. Florida State (4)
  • Baylor (1) vs. Arkansas (3)
  • Houston (2) vs. Loyola Chicago (8)

Final Four Predictions 

  • Gonzaga (1) vs. Alabama (2)
  • Baylor (1) vs. Loyola Chicago (8)

National Title

Gonzaga (1) vs. Baylor (1)


Top 25 Prospects 

  • 1. Evan Mobley: 7’0″- Center, USC
  • 2. Jalen Suggs: 64 PG, Gonzaga
  • 3. Moses Moody: 66 SG, Arkansas
  • 4. Franz Wagner: 69 Wing, Michigan
  • 5. Scottie Barnes: 69 Forward, Florida State
  • 6. Corey Kispert: 67 Wing, Gonzaga
  • 7. Jared Butler: 63 PG, Baylor
  • 8. Chris Duarte: 66 Wing, Oregon
  • 9. Davion Mitchell: 62 Guard, Baylor
  • 10. Joel Ayayi: 65 Guard, Gonzaga
  • 11. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: 69 F/C, Villanova
  • 12. Marcus Zegarowski: 63 PG, Creighton
  • 13. Herb Jones: 68 Forward, Alabama
  • 14. RaiQuan Gray: 68 Forward, Florida State
  • 15. John Petty: 65 G/W, Alabama
  • 16. Quentin Grimes: 6’5″- SG, Houston
  • 17. Max Abmas: 61 PG, Oral Roberts
  • 18. Drew Timme: 610 Center, Gonzaga
  • 19. Johnny Juzang: 66 G/W, UCLA
  • 20. Mark Vital: 65 F/C, Baylor
  • 21. LJ Figueroa: 6’5″- Forward, Oregon
  • 22. Kevin Obanor: 6’8″- Forward, Oral Roberts
  • 23. Cameron Krutwig: 69 Center, Loyola Chicago
  • 24. MJ Walker: 65 Guard, Florida St.
  • 25. Buddy Boeheim: 66 Wing, Syracuse

2022 Prospect Shoutouts

  • 1. Joshua Primo: 66 Wing, Alabama
  • 2. Kadary Richmond: 6’5″ Wing, Syracuse
  • 3. Jaime Jaquez: 6’6″ Wing, UCLA
  • 4. Matthew Mayer: 69 Forward, Baylor
  • 5. Will Richardson: 6’5″- Guard, Oregon
  • 6. Hunter Dickinson: 7’1″- Center, Michigan

Bonus Team Statistics:

  • Leader in 3PT%: Baylor (41.5%)
  • Leader in 3PT% Defense: Alabama (28.5%)
  • Leader in Adj. Offensive Efficiency: Gonzaga (125.5)
  • Leader in Free Throw Rate: USC (37.1)
  • Leader in Turnover Percent: Villanova (13.2%)
  • Leader in Adj. Defensive Efficiency: Alabama (88.2)

The 2021 NBA Draft isn’t all that far away, folks. Check out our NBA Draft Zone page for plenty of scouting reports on some potential draftees.



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