2024 Big Board 2.0 – Mid Season Prospect Rankings

At about the mid-point of the college basketball season the top of the 2024 draft remains completely wide open. There is simply no clear no.1 player in this class and no superstar waiting to come rescue a NBA franchise.

But I do have a new no.1 prospect on my big board and mock draft: Colorado big guard Cody Williams. Cody has been starting to dominate in college basketball as a wiry 6-8 guard who can do a bit of everything on the court and really excels at driving the rock and finishing in the lane. He’s shown elite flashes and high level production and looks to be on a steep upward trajectory. Other players are very much in the mix for the top spot but at the moment I see Cody Williams as the guy to beat.

A bunch of injuries have limited our evaluation of a number of top prospects. Alex Sarr has been out for a few weeks with a minor hip injury. Nikola Topic is missing at least a month or more with a knee injury and Isaiah Collier is out with an injured hand. Sarr should be back soon, while Topic and Collier are likely to be back some time in February. I think Sarr has the best chance to overtake Cody Williams and regain the top spot.

One player just coming back from injury is UConn big Donovan Clingan, who is back in action but on a minutes restriction, coming off a foot injury. He’s fallen a bit on my board but will have a chance to regain momentum over the second half of the season, assuming he can stay healthy.

Meanwhile a few players have continued to skyrocket up the board including Kentucky guards Rob Dillingham and Reed Sheppard and French forward Tidjane Salaun, who moves all the way up to no.5. Salaun is a super intriguing 6-10 forward who is active all over the court, can handle and shoot and is oozing with upside. He’ll take some time to develop but is a swing-for-the-fences type of prospect.

Speaking of France, there are three French prospects ranked in the top 10 and five in the top 30. Les basketteurs français sont légitimes.

One interesting new name on the board is Cameroon big man Ulrich Chomche who is draft eligible this year, and could declare for the 2024 draft. Chomche, a well-built, mobile center who is a defensive monster, has first round potential.

Upperclassmen like PJ Hall, Dalton Knecht, Kevin McCullar Jr. and Tyler Kolek continue to perform, and look like first round picks, while Antonio Reeves and KJ Simpson make their debut on this board.

2024 NBA Draft Big Board 2.0

  1. Cody Williams – SF – Colorado
  2. Alexandre Sarr (PF/C) – Perth (France)
  3. Zaccharie Risacher – SF – France
  4. Nikola Topic – PG – Serbia
  5. Tidjane Salaun – PF – France
  6. Stephon Castle PG/SG – UConn
  7. Ja’Kobe Walter – SG – Baylor
  8. Ron Holland – SF – Ignite
  9. Matas Buzelis – SF – Ignite
  10. Dalton Knecht – SG – Tennessee
  11. Rob Dillingham – PG – Kentucky
  12. Ryan Dunn – SF – Virginia
  13. Reed Sheppard – SG – Kentucky
  14. Kyle Filipowski  – C – Duke
  15. Yves Missi – C – Baylor (Cameroon)
  16. Adem Bona – C – UCLA (Turkey/Nigeria)
  17. Isaiah Collier – PG – USC
  18. Kevin McCullar Jr. – SG – Kansas
  19. PJ Hall – PF – Clemson
  20. Ulrich Chomche – C – Cameroon
  21. Donovan Clingan – C – UConn
  22. Kyshawn George – PG/SF – Miami
  23. Bobi Klintman – PF – Cairns, NBL (Sweden)
  24. Kwame Evans Jr. – PF – Oregon
  25. Tristan Da Silva – PF – Colorado (Germany)
  26. Pacome Dadiet – SF – France
  27. Tyler Smith – PF – Ignite
  28. Tyler Kolek – PG – Marquette
  29. Carlton Carrington – PG – Pittsburgh
  30. Melvin Ajinca – SF – France
  31. Zach Edey – C – Purdue (Canada)
  32. A.J. Johnson – PG – Illawara, NBL
  33. Aaron Bradshaw – C – Kentucky
  34. Justin Edwards – SF – Kentucky
  35. Dillon Jones – SG/SF – Weber State
  36. Ajay Mitchell – SG – UC Santa Barbara (Belgium)
  37. Trey Alexander – SG – Creighton
  38. Wooga Poplar – SG – Miami
  39. Johnny Furphy – SG – Kansas (Australia)
  40. Adama Bal – SG – Santa Clara (France)
  41. Devin Carter – PG/SG – Providence
  42. Trentyn Flowers – SF – Adelaide, NBL
  43. Mackenzie Mgbako – SF – Indiana (Nigeria)
  44. Oso Ighodaro – PF – Marquette
  45. Bronny James – SG – USC
  46. Hunter Sallis – SG – Wake Forest
  47. Jared McCain – PG/SG – Duke
  48. Kel’el Ware – C – Indiana
  49. Tyrese Proctor – PG – Duke (Australia)
  50. Trevon Brazile – PF – Arkansas
  51. Zvonimir Ivisic – C – Kentucky (Croatia)
  52. Jalen Bridges – SF – Baylor
  53. Milon Momcilovic – SF – Iowa State
  54. Izan Almansa – PF – Ignite (Spain)
  55. Alex Toohey – SF – Australia
  56. Kylan Boswell – PG – Arizona
  57. Juan Nunez – PG – Spain
  58. Caleb Foster – SG – Duke
  59. Matthew Cleveland – SF – Miami
  60. Taran Armstrong – PG – Cairns, NBL
  61. Kam Jones – SG – Marquette
  62. Tristen Newton – PG – UConn
  63. Otega Oweh – SG – Oklahoma
  64. Antonio Reeves – SG – Kentucky
  65. Judah Mintz – SG – Syracuse
  66. Kobe Johnson – SG/SF – USC
  67. Dillon Mitchell – SF –Texas
  68. KJ Simpson – PG – Colorado
  69. D.J. Wagner – SG – Kentucky
  70. Hunter Dickenson – C – Kansas

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