This article is part of our Draft Kit series.
You might be able to tell it is almost time for college basketball when my small and merry crew get together for a mock draft. Lists of players are great, but we get a better sense of relative value with mock drafts. This draft took place on the FCBLZone (where you can still join a league if you are reading this in late October). There were six of us, the draft snaked, and each team had to select two guards, two forwards, a center, and a utility player – one of whom had to be a freshman. With just 60 players off the board, it is hard to go wrong with any of the picks, but let's take a spin around the mock with as little mockery as we can muster.
1. Michael Porter, Missouri, FR, F
2. Marvin Bagley, Duke, FR, F
3. Miles Bridges, Michigan State, SO, F
4. Ethan Happ, Wisconsin, JR, F-C
5. Yante Maten, Georgia, SR, F-C
6. Angel Delgado, Seton Hall, SR, F
I had the first pick and did not mess around by taking the top freshman on the board. I am not sure if Missouri will be very good, but they will afford Porter every opportunity to put up numbers. There might not be much difference in talent between Porter and Bagley, but Duke has plenty of other mouths to feed. Bridges does it all and should out-produce the two first-year players selected ahead of him. If leagues do not