2021 NBA Round 2 Mock Draft: More Top Prospect Pick Predictions
Have you checked out my predictions in The Game Day’s 2021 NBA Draft Round 1 Mock? If so, great! Let’s move on our 2021 NBA Draft Round 2 Mock, v.2.0! This year is poised to boast one of the best basketball prospect classes in recent memory, which makes for an exciting 2021 NBA Mock Draft.
The 2021 NBA Draft Lottery picks order will be drawn on Tuesday, June 22, with the full 2021 NBA Draft taking place Thursday, July 29.
The NBA regular season has come to an end, and with the playoffs starting this week, we continue to predict our Round 2 NBA 2021 Draft. Without further ado, let’s take a look at our 2021 Round 2 NBA Mock.
2021 NBA Mock Draft Round 1 updated as of Wednesday, May 19.
2021 NBA Mock Draft: Round 1 • Round 2
2021 NBA Round 2 Mock Draft
Joel Ayayi, SG/PG, Gonzaga
Playing for Gonzaga always gets you some looks. Ayayi is a future NBA rotational player who can hit a three, play solid defense, and act as a secondary ball-handler.
Josh Christopher, SG, Arizona State
Similar to the next young man on this list, Christopher has not been all he has been cracked up to be. Still, he has been fantastic for the Sun Devils. He’s a three-level scorer capable of expanding his game even further on both ends of the floor. He should immediately be able to step into an NBA rotation from Opening Night.
BJ Boston, SF/SG, Kentucky
BJ Boston has largely been a disappointment this season at Kentucky after being ranked as a consistent lottery selection prior to the season. Lately, however, he is starting to find his groove as a collegiate athlete. His upside is undeniable.
Daishen Nix, PG, NBA G League
I have no issue calling Nix the best passer in the entire class. Nix has gotten much-needed time in the G League and has absolutely shown out. He does have a little too small of a frame to call him a future combo guard, but it won’t matter given his pass-first nature.
Terrence Shannon, SG, Texas Tech
Terrence Shannon is more of an athlete right now than a basketball player as I have said about others on this list. Lots of holes in his game – might need to return to Texas Tech for another year or two to develop.
Ariel Hukporti, PF/C, Lithuania
Ariel Hukporti of Lithuania is another foreign big man with tons of upside. He is certainly a project at this point in time, but he appears to one that is worthwhile. Solid athleticism for being 250 pounds. Developing a 3-point shot.
David Johnson, PG, Louisville
I had David Johnson in the first round in the last edition of this mock, but the drop is not really a knock on him — it is more so because of other players standing out more.
Day’Ron Sharpe, C, North Carolina
Sharpe is more of a traditional big man, which hurts his draft stock significantly, but he is still a fantastic one. He is a big 265-pound body in the paint and shows the chops to be an outstanding rebounder and shot-blocker at the NBA level.
Expect him to be listed toward the end of many 2021 Round 1 NBA Draft mocks like this one, but if he develops his offensive game more, we could be looking at a steal in that window.
Roko Prkacin, PF, Croatia
Prkacin plays as more of a combo forward anyway and has the skills of a point forward. He does not have a great shot yet, but that can be improved upon.
Matthew Hurt, PF, Duke
Hurt could be a nice stretch-four option who can score, but he might need to play along with a traditional rim protector considering his lackluster defensive upside.
Filip Petrusev, C, Serbia
Once a star for Gonzaga, Petrusev played this past year in Serbia and expectedly excelled. He’s one of the best values of the second round, and I’m actually surprised I didn’t rank him higher. In the next 2021 NBA Mock Draft, I might have him in the first round.
This would be a Popovich special in the second round. Let’s just see if he can make it to them.
Marcus Bagley, SF, Arizona State
Arizona State was largely the Remy Martin and Josh Christopher show this season, but Marcus Bagley made his presence known. The younger brother of Kings power forward Marvin Bagley III, Marcus is a pure athlete with tons of upside.
Nah’Shon Hyland, SG, VCU
An excellent shot creator, Bones Hyland can fit in well with the Pelicans, a team that routinely uses its shooting guard spot as a defensive specialist or three-point shooter. This could be the time to change the pace off the bench.
Rokas Jokubaitis, SG/PG, Lithuania
The Nets have historically liked taking foreign players in the second round of drafts like Rodions Kurucs and Sasha Vezenkov. Jokubaitis is a crafty floor general who can score as well. Nice piece to put behind Kyrie Irving.
Scottie Lewis, SF/SG, Florida
I like Scottie Lewis a ton in the second round. He will almost certainly get drafted simply off of his defensive chops alone, but his offensive game is nothing to be slept on.
Works well with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown‘s skill sets.
Sandro Mamukelashvili, C/PF, Seton Hall
Mamukelashvili is a future NBA rotational stretch-four/-five without a doubt. He will be an NBA player — I would bet on it. He has a great shot for being 6-foot-11 and would fit well with head coach Nick Nurse‘s defense and offense.
Luka Garza, C/PF, Iowa
Luka Garza put together one of the best college careers seen in recent seasons, but it’s still questionable how his game fits into the modern NBA. He is potentially the best post player who can be had in the second round, but he is far too stationary to ever be a starter in the league, in my opinion.
Joe Wieskamp, SG, Iowa
Wieskamp had the privilege of playing on one of the best teams in the country in Iowa, but he’s a solid prospect all on his own. Shot 46.2% from three this past year. Shows future defensive potential as a two-guard.
Isaiah Todd, PF, NBA G League
Todd is an interesting prospect because of his change-of-pace mechanics. He isn’t necessarily explosive, but he plays a well-rounded game and held his own against G League competition.
Another low-risk, high-upside play that works well for the Nets.
Quentin Grimes, SG, Houston
Grimes is an excellent basketball talent who took center stage for Houston during March Madness, and it will likely get him drafted. He is a solid rebounder for a guard and brings a lot of physicality to the table.
Ochai Agbaji, SG, Kansas
Agbaji is another solid player who can play at the back- end of a rotation in the NBA as currently constructed. He has an NBA-ready body and IQ.
Juhann Begarin, SG, France
Extremely raw. However, he has the athleticism to give him a solid base and chance at a decent NBA role if all breaks right.
Bennedict Mathurin, SG, Arizona
Bennedict Maruthin is one of the more underrated players in the class and could wind up being a gem in the second round.
Herbert Jones, SF, Alabama
Herb Jones has the look and feel of a future defensive dynamo. He is athletically gifted, which helps him on that end of the floor, but his offense undoubtedly lags behind.
Ron Harper Jr., SF, Rutgers
Harper Jr. is a hulking shooting guard, and with his NBA pedigree, he will pick up an Exhibit 10 contract at the minimum. I strongly feel he will get drafted, however, because he seems about as put together as anyone who can be had in the second round.
Neemias Queta, C, Utah State
I have watched Queta’s transcendence into a legit NBA prospect across his time at a sneaky-good Utah State program. He’s mostly upside at this point in time, but the 7-foot-1 big can rebound and block shots with the best of them.
Jay Huff, PF/C, Virginia
Huff is a prototypical bench stretch-five who would be one of the only players above 7-foot who can hit a reliable three-ball.
Max Abmas, PG, Oral Roberts
One of the most prolific scorers in the league this past season, Abmas is finally getting his fair shake from draft evaluators. If Abmas had been at Duke, he would be getting first-round looks.
Miles McBride, PG, West Virginia
I am not exactly a fan of McBride’s game, but it would be criminal to omit him from this mock. His lateral quickness is excellent and could make him a solid NBA defender, but he is sorely undersized at 6-foot-2.
He has improved offensively, but I see him as a rotational filler more than I see any upside. Backing up Kyrie Irving is nothing to be upset about, though.
Vrenz Bleijenbergh, SF/PF, Belgium
It’s not often you see elite projects out of Belgium, but Bleijenbergh is exactly that. He fits the modern NBA mold well and stands as a possible point forward due to some excellent passing and playmaking skills.
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