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2024 NBA Mock Draft: Kentucky’s Rob Dillingham, Reed Sheppard go Nos. 2-3; Lakers go with Zach Edey

2024 NBA Mock Draft: Kentucky's Rob Dillingham, Reed Sheppard go Nos. 2-3; Lakers go with Zach Edey

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The 2024 NBA Draft is just over two weeks away, and the anticipation continues to build around one of the most mysterious draft classes in the last decade. While some higher-ups within NBA organizations label this one of the worst draft classes in years, there is still opportunity to find a hidden gem throughout the first round.

French big man Alex Sarr remains the favorite to be selected No. 1 overall by the Atlanta Hawks, which is where he is slotted in this mock draft. After that, the intrigue could start with the Washington Wizards, who hold the No. 2 pick.

In this mock draft, I have the Wizards taking Kentucky guard Rob Dillingham, who currently ranks No. 13 on CBS Sports NBA Draft Prospect Rankings. While the current consensus may be lower on DIllingham, there is hope he could emerge as the best player in this class because of his flashy offensive style of play.

Dillinhgam’s backcourt mate at Kentucky, Reed Sheppard, comes off the board immediately after to the Houston Rockets at No. 3. Sheppard was one of the most efficient players in college basketball last season and was tabbed the CBS Sports Freshman of the Year. 

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