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2018 Mock Draft Roundup
With the NBA Draft a week away, we scoured the latest mock drafts from around the internet to see who the "Draft Experts" predict the Bucks to select with the 17th pick. Here are their prognostications:
|POS: PG||FROM: Boston College (Jr.)||HT: 6'5"||WT: 190 lbs|
Last season at Boston College, the 6-foot-5, 188-pound junior averaged 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 36.0 minutes per game while shooting 48.5 percent from the field, 40.9 percent from 3 and 83.0 percent from the free throw line. He was a first-team All-ACC honoree.
|POS: SG||FROM: Villanova (So.)||HT: 6'5"||WT: 205 lbs|
The Bucks could use DiVincenzo's high activity level and offensive versatility from the shooting guard position. He's one of the top athletes in the draft but also a threatening playmaker and shooter, as well as a pesky defender.
|POS: SG||FROM: Miami (Fr.)||HT: 6'5"||WT: 204 lbs|
Walker can be streaky at times, but adding another scorer and shooter that has the ability to get to the rim would be a major plus here. He's really improved his stock through the pre-draft process, and some teams see the possibility of a Donovan Mitchell-type player.
|POS: SG||FROM: Creighton (Jr.)||HT: 6'3"||WT: 210 lbs|
With a team looking to take the next step from playoff participant to legitimate title contender, Thomas figures to be one of the more NBA ready prospects available. He is older in comparison to other prospects available, which could work in his favor for some teams.
|POS: SG||FROM: Boston College (Jr.)||HT: 6'4"||WT: 190 lbs|
A talented scorer with strong intangibles, Robinson looks like a first-round lock and has worked his way up into the teens, with 16-23 looking like his range. The Bucks are said to be among the interested parties, and his shooting and ability to play on and off the ball would make for a natural fit with the parts they have in place.
|POS: C||FROM: Chalmette High School||HT: 7'0"||WT: 233 lbs|
The NBA Combine will be the first look teams get at Robinson in months after he de-enrolled from Western Kentucky before the start of last season. He's extremely athletic and has the ability to stretch the floor for a big man, but team interviews will be essential for Robinson as teams try to get a read on him. If Robinson develops, he and Giannis Antetokounmpo could be an athletic terror.
|POS: SF||FROM: Ohio State (Sr.)||HT: 6'8"||WT: 236 lbs|
The Bucks love their long, rangy prospects (looking at you, Thon Maker) so Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop should be an excellent fit in the Bucks' system. At 6-foot-8 with a 7-3.35 wingspan, he can guard multiple positions and has the offensive skillset to be an instant contributor as a spot-up shooter.
|POS: SG||FROM: Texas Tech University||HT: 6'4"||WT: 200 lbs|
Smith might be the most athletic player in the draft. He only measured at 6'4 at the combine, but he's a two-way force who could just be scratching the surface of his talent level.
|POS: SF||FROM: Oregon (Fr.)||HT: 6'7"||WT: 215 lbs|
Brown averaged 11.3 points and 6.2 rebounds in his freshman season, and he has nice size as a wing at 6'7". The Bucks would be adding more upside to accompany the Greek Freak.