NBA Mock Draft: 12 biggest risers and fallers from the NCAA Tournament

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NBA Mock Draft: Exploring the 12 biggest 2023 NBA Draft prospect risers and fallers after the NCAA Tournament. 

And just like that, there is only one game remaining in the 2023 NCAA Tournament. The 2023 NCAA Championship game will take place Monday night and then all roads will lead to the 2023 NBA Draft. In the NBA scene, the playoffs are about to start and teams that don’t qualify for the postseason will begin to place all their focus on the offseason.

The first major step in the offseason for many teams around the league is the NBA Draft. The pre-draft process will soon begin for every team across the league and the NBA Draft Lottery will be here before we know it.

A top-heavy 2023 NBA Draft class

Looking at the 2023 NBA Draft class, it’s not outrageous to say that it is top-heavy. With one unanimous No. 1 draft pick in Victor Wembanyama, there’s a significant drop-off after that. Even Scoot Henderson is not a slam dunk No. 2 prospect at the moment.

After Victor, there is still much that needs to be determined when it comes to the NBA Draft. How did the NCAA Tournament performances impact NBA Draft boards? We explore that by going through the 12 biggest risers and fallers from the 2023 NBA Draft after the NCAA Tournament.

Brandon Miller – Falling

Brandon Miller entered the NCAA tournament will an opportunity to cement himself as the unanimous No. 2 overall pick. He did not do that. Instead, he struggled and now it’s unlikely he’ll surpass Scoot Henderson from a unanimous standpoint by any means.

During his first game, he went scoreless. And while he may have bounced back in game 2 of the Tournament by scoring 19 points, he only shot 8-41 from the field through his three games played. Miller slightly fell with his Tournament performance. He is not squarely at No. 3 on most NBA Draft boards heading into the official pre-draft process.