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2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick 

Aaron Hager
Updated June 24, 2019 1.6k votes 174 voters 1.3k views 62 items

List Rules Vote up the best college basketball players in the running for the 2019 NBA Draft.

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

With 2019 NBA Mock Drafts already underway be sure to vote up your favorites on this list. Obviously drawing from the best college basketball players right now, this list includes Zion Williamson who is a clear leader among the other players. Teammate R.J. Barrett isn't far behind him. There are also international players that should be considered such as Sekou Doumbouya from France. But on this list you can choose which college basketball star you think will go first in the 2019 NBA draft. Which 2019 NBA prospects do you think will be first round draft picks or even become the 2019 NBA number one pick?

North Carolina, Kansas, and Kentucky all have a strong showing leading up to the draft with their forwards and shooting guards Nassir Little, Quentin Grimes, and Keldon Johnson. Only time will tell which one of these college basketball players will become future stars in the NBA and what order they will go in the draft. So get your vote in now before it's too late. 

Check back often to see how your votes match up to other basketball fans from across the nation.

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Zion Williamson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Small forward, Power forward

Birthplace: Salisbury, North Carolina, USA

Nationality: USA

Team: New Orleans Pelicans

Drafted No. 1 overall by the New Orleans Pelicans

Zion Lateef Williamson (born July 6, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Listed at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) ...more

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Ja Morant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
TRENT13 added Point guard

Birthplace: Dalzell, South Carolina, USA

Nationality: USA

Team: Memphis Grizzlies

Drafted No. 2 overall by the Memphis Grizzlies

Temetrius Jamel "Ja" Morant (born August 10, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played ...more

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R.J. Barrett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Shooting guard

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Team: New York Knicks

Drafted No. 3 overall by the New York Knicks

Rowan Alexander "RJ" Barrett Jr. (born June 14, 2000) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A shooting ...more

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Mike Daum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Power forward

Team: South Dakota State Jackrabbits

Mike Daum (born October 30, 1995) is an American college basketball player for South Dakota State University. A 6'9" junior power forward, Daum was named the Summit League Player of the ...more
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De'Andre Hunter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Shooting guard, Small forward

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Nationality: USA

Team: Atlanta Hawks

Drafted No. 4 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers (traded pick to NO, then traded to ATL)

De'Andre James Hunter (born December 1, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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Cameron Reddish is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Small forward, Shooting guard

Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA

Nationality: USA

Team: Atlanta Hawks

Drafted No. 10 overall by the Atlanta Hawks

Cameron Elijah Reddish (born September 1, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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Rui Hachimura is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Small forward, Power forward

Birthplace: Toyama, Japan

Nationality: Japan

Team: Washington Wizards

Drafted No. 9 overall by the Washington Wizards

Rui Hachimura (born February 8, 1998) is a Japanese professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
8
Romeo Langford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Shooting guard

Birthplace: New Albany, Indiana, USA

Nationality: USA

Team: Boston Celtics

Drafted No. 14 overall by the Boston Celtics

Romeo Langford (born October 25, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Nickeil Alexander-Walker... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Point guard, Shooting guard

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Team: New Orleans Pelicans

Drafted No. 17 overall by the Brooklyn Nets

Nickeil Alexander-Walker (born September 2, 1998) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more
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Bol Bol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Center

Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan

Nationality: Sudan

Team: Oregon Ducks

Drafted No. 44 overall by the Miami Heat (traded to Denver Nuggets)

Bol Manute Bol (born November 16, 1999) is a Sudanese-American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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Nassir Little is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Small forward

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, USA

Nationality: USA

Team: Portland Trail Blazers

Drafted No. 25 overall by the Portland Trail Blazers

Nassir Shamai Little (born February 11, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more
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Cameron Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Small forward

Birthplace: Moon Township, Pennsylvania, USA

Nationality: USA

Team: Phoenix Suns

Drafted No. 11 overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves

Cameron Jordan Johnson (born March 3, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Kevin Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Shooting guard

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

Nationality: USA

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers

Drafted No. 30 overall by the Milwaukee Bucks (traded to Detroit Pistons)

Kevin Porter Jr. (born May 4, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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P.J. Washington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Small forward

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Nationality: USA

Team: Charlotte Hornets

Drafted No. 12 overall by the Charlotte Hornets

Paul Jamaine "P. J." Washington Jr. (born August 23, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He ...more

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Sekou Doumbouya is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Small forward

Birthplace: Conakry, Guinea

Nationality: Guinea

Team: Detroit Pistons

Drafted No. 15 overall by the Detroit Pistons

Sekou Oumar Doumbouya (born 23 December 2000) is a Guinean-born French professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Listed at 2.06 m (6 ft ...more
16
Tre Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
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Birthplace: Apple

Nationality: American

Team: Duke Bluedevils

Tre Isiah Jones (born January 8, 2000) is an American college basketball player for the Duke Blue Devils of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
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Charles Bassey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Center

Team: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

Charles Bassey (born October 20, 2000) is a Nigerian basketball player for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers of Conference USA. He began playing high school basketball for St. Anthony Catholic ...more
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Keldon Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Shooting guard

Team: San Antonio Spurs

Drafted No. 29 overall by the San Antonio Spurs

Keldon Johnson (born October 11, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Jaylen Hoard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Forward

Team: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Jaylen Hoard (born March 30, 1999) is a French college basketball player for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Born in Le Havre, France, he began his career ...more
20
Luka Samanic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Power forward

Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia

Nationality: Croatia

Team: San Antonio Spurs

Drafted No. 19 overall by the San Antonio Spurs

Luka Šamanić (born 9 January 2000) is a Croatian professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A power forward, he was drafted 19th ...more
21
Grant Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Power forward

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

Nationality: USA

Team: Boston Celtics

Drafted No. 22 overall by the Boston Celtics

Grant Dean Williams (born November 30, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
22
Admiral Schofield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Small forward

Birthplace: London, England

Nationality: England

Team: Washington Wizards

Drafted No. 42 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers (traded to Washington Wizards)

Admiral Schofield (born March 30, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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Jontay Porter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Power forward, Center

Team: Missouri Tigers

Jontay Porter (born November 15, 1999) is an American basketball player at the University of Missouri. Porter was previously listed as a recruit under the Class of 2018 before reclassifying up a ...more
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Kris Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Shooting guard

Team: UCLA Bruins

Kristafer Aaron Wilkes (born September 18, 1998) is an American college basketball player for the UCLA Bruins in the Pac-12 Conference. As a high school senior, he was a McDonald's All-American ...more
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Kiliian Tillie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 2019 NBA Draft: Predicting The Number 1 Pick
Power forward, Small forward

Team: Gonzaga Bulldogs

Killian Tillie (born March 5, 1998) is a French basketball player. He stands 6'10" (208 cm) tall and plays forward. Tillie joined Gonzaga University beginning in the 2016-17 season. He made ...more