NBA mock drafts 2019: Kevin Porter Jr., Matisse Thybulle projected to go in 1st round

With the 2019 NBA Draft only one day away there is much speculation about which players will be drafted at the end of the first round. Two former Washington high school players are right in the middle of that speculation — Kevin Porter Jr. and Matisse Thybulle.

Here is a look at where the draft hopefuls with Washington high school basketball ties may fall, according to five first and second round mock drafts from ESPN, NBADraft.net, The Athletic, The Ringer and Sports Illustrated.

(Note: these mock drafts are current as of Tuesday, June 18, 2019, and are subject to change as NBA teams could trade picks)

Kevin Porter Jr., USC (Rainier Beach)

Guard, 6-foot-6, 213 pounds

ESPN: 27th, Brooklyn
NBADraft.net: 21st, Oklahoma City
The Athletic: 22st, Boston
Sports Illustrated: 20th, Boston
The Ringer: 26th, Cleveland
Bleacher Report (first round only): 12th, Charlotte

Jaylen Nowell, Washington (Garfield)

Guard, 6-foot-4, 202 pounds

ESPN: Undrafted
NBADraft.net: 56th, Los Angeles Clippers
The Athletic: 48th, Los Angeles Clippers
Sports Illustrated: 51st, Boston
The Ringer: Undrafted

Matisse Thybulle, Washington (Eastside Catholic)

Guard, 6-foot-5, 195 pounds

ESPN: 33rd, 76ers
NBADraft.net: 25th, Portland
The Athletic: 24th, Philadelphia
Sports Illustrated: 24th, 76ers
The Ringer: 23rd, Utah

Jontay Porter, Missouri (Nathan Hale, one year)

Forward, 6-foot-10, 236 pounds

ESPN: 48th, Los Angeles Clippers
NBADraft.net: 46th, Orlando
The Athletic: 49th, San Antonio
Sports Illustrated: 41st, Atlanta
The Ringer: 56th, Los Angeles

Jalen McDaniels, San Diego State (Federal Way)

Forward, 6-foot-10, 190 pounds

ESPN: 56th, Los Angeles Clippers
NBADraft.net: 42nd, Philadelphia
The Athletic: 57th, New Orleans
Sports Illustrated: 50th, San Diego State
The Ringer: 45th, Detroit

Consensus prediction, undrafted: Tramaine Isabell Jr. (Saint Louis via Garfield), Ar’mond Davis (UC Santa Barbara via Foss), Robert Franks (Washington State via Evergreen), Daulton Hommes (Point Loma via Lynden Christian).

Statewide High School Sports Reporter at SBLive | andy@scorebooklive.com

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