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Top 2019 Pac-12 NBA Draft prospects: Oregon and UCLA loaded with first round prospects

A very early look at which Pac-12 players will be big names the next time the NBA Draft rolls around.

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  1. Bol Bol Fr. C Oregon - Manute Bol’s son will be one of the most-interesting players to play in the conference in a while and a surefire first round pick. He’s 7’2 and a great defender, but he can also score. He could climb as high as number one if he has a good enough freshman year.
  2. Kris Wilkes So. SF UCLA - A rangy small forward that can score who tested the waters after his freshman season. He has a smooth polished game that will make him appealing to teams early in the first round.
  3. Louis King Fr. SF Oregon - Another blue chipper signed by Oregon who should be a one-and-done first round pick. He’s a 6’8 SF with a seven-foot wingspan who’s the rare kind of player with that body that can defend and make plays at the rim, but also has a nice shot.
  4. Shareef O’Neal Fr. PF UCLA - Shaq’s son doesn’t have his size. Especially the weight, but he’s an elite forward prospect who can score inside and play on the wing. He’s probably a lottery pick if he has a good freshman year.
  5. Jaylen Hands So. PG UCLA - Hand’s hasn’t shown a ton yet, but he’s 6’3 with great athleticism and should be one of the better scorers in the conference in 2019. He has a great shot at being a first round pick.
  6. Kenny Wooten So. PF Oregon - Wooten made the wise decision to come back. He’s a great 6’9 athlete that can fly to the rim, but he needs to polish his game a bit to be a first rounder.
  7. Matisse Thybulle Sr. SG Washington - The Pac-12’s best defender would be a borderline lottery pick if he was 6’8 or 6’9, but at 6’5 he’s a bit of a tweener. He’s still a great second round pick though.
  8. Bennie Boatwright Sr. PF USC - Boatwright has long been on the NBA radar as a smooth 6’10 athlete who can play on the wing, but he is going to end up playing out his entire college career. He can play his way back into the first round with a great 2018-19.
  9. Robert Franks Sr. PF Washington State - Franks is a major tweener, but he’s a flat out great basketball player. He can play his way into the second round with another great season.
  10. Chase Jeter Sr. PF Arizona - The Duke transfer hasn’t yet played for Arizona, but he should get a lot of time in 2018-19 and has NBA size at 6’11, so expect him to have a great shot at getting drafted.
  11. Rob Edwards Sr. SG Arizona State - Another transfer who has yet to play, Edwards was a star at Cleveland State and should transition to the Pac-12 well as a pure scorer.
  12. Kevin Porter Fr. SG USC - The five star recruit is a strong shooting guard who can easily become a first rounder if he has a breakout freshman season.

Luguentz Dort Fr. SG Arizona State

Noah Dickerson Sr. PF Washington

Jaylen Nowell So. PG Washington

Payton Pritchard Jr. SG Oregon

Tres Tinkle Jr. PF Oregon State