NCAA Basketball: Best 2023 NBA Draft prospects to keep an eye on

As the NCAA basketball data and NBA season suggests, there is a lot of anticipation and all eyes are on the players to deliver what their college basketball fans want. However, beyond the thrills of the court, there is also a lot of build-up for the NBA drafts.

We are constantly observing favorable prospects for the draft and have narrowed it down to a few names. Without further ado, let’s get into it. Here are the best 2023 NBA draft prospects to watch during March Madness.

Victor Wembanyama

Victor Wembanyama, born in 2004 is a French player that is considered to be the most favorable for the 2023 draft. The 19-year-old stands at 7’2″ and has caught the attention of scouts even before going fully professional.

He entered our radar after putting on a show in the U19 World Cup where he effortlessly averaged 4.7 blocks and 14.0 points in a short 22.5 minutes. This is a milestone that many fully professional basketball players can only dream of and Wembanyama is living it as a teenager.

Sterling “Scoot” Henderson

Scoot Henderson, born in 2004, is a point guard for the NBA G League Ignite of the NBA G League. Henderson was once a five-star recruit at Carlton J. Kell High School in his hometown of Marietta, Georgia before joining the Ignite. His joining the Ignite at 17 years old made him the youngest G League player in history.

Henderson is considered a complete athlete by many as he is an epitome of strength, speed, explosiveness, and athleticism. At 18 years old, he has averaged 14.2 points and 4.2 assists per game in the G League.

Interestingly, attacking is not Henderson’s only strong point; he possesses a good playing IQ that makes him hard to dribble past, also making him a good transitioner. And to cap it up, this 6’2″ star athlete is well equipped with both short and long-range finishing—what more could a team ask for?

Dariq Miller-Whitehead

Whitehead is an American teenager that is widely considered a freak athlete. Born in 2004, Dariq Miller-Whitehead has drawn the attention of many while playing college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils. Further investigation has it that he received offers from NBA G League and Florida State, Kansas but remained loyal to his college.

Whitehead stands at 6’6″ and is widely considered a master of offensive and defensive transitions by his colleagues. That alone makes him a huge threat at any point in the game as the oppositions need to be alert at every minute. If he finetunes his shooting, we believe he will be a massive plus to any team that snatches him in the near future.

Nick Smith Jr.

Smith doubles up as a point guard and shooting guard so it is no surprise that he is a wonderful offensive asset to the Arkansas Razorbacks of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). From his time in North Little Rock High School, Smith has been a force to reckon with, consequently sealing himself as the #1 overall recruit in the class of 2022.

Smith is well-known for being able to inject pace and liveliness into his team both on and off the ball. This style of play provokes his opponent and draws a lot of defensive attention which creates space for his teammates. To cap it up, he has good vision and top-notch passing to pick out the right man for the finish.