The NBA Draft is just over 24 hours away, and teams are already busy making way for the players they intend to add to their organizations Thursday evening. In the midst of all the transactions, trades, and final mock drafts, here’s how you can tune in to see where the former Tar Heels will be selected.
Date: June 22
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Online: WatchESPN, ESPN app
The Philadelphia 76ers have the first overall pick in the draft, and seem likely to go with Washington’s Markelle Fultz as the top pick. Teams are still able to trade picks, so it’s fairly likely that there will continue to be shuffling of the draft order.
In the latest mock draft from CBS, former Tar Heel Justin Jackson is projected to be selected 13th overall by the Denver Nuggets. This is the most optimistic mock draft for Jackson, who is projected at 16th overall (Chicago Bulls) by DraftExpress, and 20th overall (Portland Trail Blazers) in Sports Illustrated’s latest mock draft.
As for Tony Bradley, CBS has him as the 28th overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers. That is also the most optimistic mock draft for the former Heel. DraftExpress projects Bradley as the 31st overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets, and Sports Illustrated has him going 33rd to the Orlando Magic.
The trio of Nate Britt, Kennedy Meeks, and Isaiah Hicks are not projected to be drafted at this point in time, but there could still very well be an opportunity for them to sign on with a team after the draft is complete.