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Friday / August 17.
  • Duke, Kentucky lead all schools with three projected 2019 NBA Draft picks

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Duke already leads all schools with five projected picks in the 2018 NBA Draft.

    When it comes to the 2019 Draft, Duke is also first — but they are tied with Kentucky.

    According to the latest mock draft from ESPN.com, Duke and Kentucky each have three players projected to be chosen in the 2019 draft.

    Kansas has two projected picks as do Gonzaga, Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon and Tennessee.

    Romeo Langford, the projected No. 5 pick, will announce April 30 between Kansas, Indiana and Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt currently has one projected pick in No. 9 Darius Garland.

    2019 also figures to be another big year for Canadians. Duke-bound R.J. Barrett is projected at No. 1. Virginia Tech’s Nickeil Alexander-Walker is at No. 24, Iowa State’s Lindell Wigginton is at No. 32, Syracuse’s Oshae Brissett is at No. 34 and Tennessee’s Kyle Alexander is No. 51.

     

    Duke:

    No. 1 R.J. Barrett

    No. 3 Cam Reddish

    No. 7 Zion Williamson

     

     

    Kansas:

    No. 6 Quentin Grimes

    No. 48 Udoka Azubuike

     

    Kentucky:

    No. 12 Keldon Johnson

    No. 18 P.J. Washington

    No. 33 Jarred Vanderbilt

     

     

    Gonzaga:

    No. 13 Rui Hachimura

    No. 44 Killian Tillie

     

    Maryland:

    No. 17 Jalen Smith

    No. 20 Kevin Huerter

     

    North Carolina

    No. 2 Nassir Little

    No. 51 Cameron Johnson

     

    Oregon:

    No. 10 Bol Bol

    No. 15 Louis King

     

    Tennessee

    No. 37 Admiral Schofield

    No. 51 Kyle Alexander

     

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.