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Final NBA Draft 2019 Rankings

Draft day is already here! The Raptors currently possess the 59th pick in the second round, which is at least better than the zero that they had last year. It is a sudden turnaround considering that the crowd from the championship parade only just dissipated this morning.

A lot of the focus of Raptors Republic coverage has been on the magical playoff run than on the upcoming draft for obvious reasons. The fact that Toronto does not possess a first-round pick also quells excitement. However, I touched on their position heading into the draft and the players worked out here.

As there are so many players to sift through (especially in the late second round) I have aggregated player rankings from six different sites that focus on collegiate basketball to provide a little more detail. Following in the footsteps of our editor emeritus, the list includes the highest and lowest pick each player was chosen at and their average pick spot. These are specifically rankings and not predictions of what and where teams will select players, although I did cut each list down to 60 for my own sanity.

* indicates that they worked out with Toronto

HiLoAverage
Zion WilliamsonDukePF111
Ja MorantMurray St.PG232.1
RJ BarrettDukeSF243
Jarrett CulverTexas TechSG374.8
Darius GarlandVanderbiltPG4106
DeAndre HunterVirginiaSF4116.3
Cam ReddishDukeSG5107.6
Coby WhiteNorth CarolinaPG5158
Sekou DoumbouyaFrancePF6108.6
Jaxson HayesTexas C91611.3
Nassir LittleNorth CarolinaSF91411.6
Goga BitadzeGeorgiaC72113.3
Brandon ClarkeGonzagaPF82314.5
Rui HachimuraGonzagaPF112515.6
PJ WashingtonKentuckyPF131915.8
Romeo LangfordIndianaSG132216.1
Nickeil Alexander-WalkerVirginia TechSG142118.5
Tyler HerroKentuckySG153520
Kevin PorterUSCSF132620.6
Keldon JohnsonKentuckySG143621
Bol BolOregonC143221.8
Nicolas ClaxtonGeorgiaPF173423.5
Grant WilliamsTennesseePF93925
Ty JeromeVirginiaPG243126.1
Cameron JohnsonNorth CarolinaSF193826.5
Mfiondu KabengeleFlorida St.PF233727.1
Matisse ThybulleWashingtonSG193427.1
Luka SamanicCroatiaPF233528.8
Bruno FernandoMarylandC194230.8
KZ OkpalaStanfordSG244431.1
Luguentz DortArizona St.SG175132
Carsen EdwardsPurduePG284332.5
Chuma OkekeAuburnSF273932.6
Terence DavisMississippiPG335433
Dyland WindlerBelmontSG263833.1
Darius BazleyUSASF234633.5
Jontay PorterMissouriPF355635
Eric PaschailVillanovaPF224635.6
Talen Horton-TuckerIowa St.SG276037.8
Louis KingOregonSF315040.1
Daniel GaffordArkansasPF334640.3
Ky Bowman*Boston CollegePG41Unr41
Admiral SchofieldTennesseeSF37Unr41
Jalen McDanielsSan Diego St.SF18Unr41.4
Isaiah RobyNebraskaPF394741.8
DaQuan Jeffries*TulsaSF295443
Deividas SirvydisLithuaniaSF41Unr44.4
Naz ReidLSUC375245
Zylan CheathamArizona St.PG24Unr45
Zach Norvell Jr.GonzagaSG37Unr45.25
Jalen LecqueNC StatePG366047.8
Shamorie PondsSt. John'sPG46Unr48.8
Adam MokokaFranceSG49Unr49
Jaylen NowellWashingtonPG49Unr49
Terance MannFlorida St.SG38Unr49.6
Jordan BoneTennesseePG44Unr50
John Konchar*Purdue Fort WayneSG48Unr50
Quinndary Weatherspoon*Mississippi St.SG46Unr51.5
Cody MartinNevadaSG49Unr51.5
Tremont WatersLSUPG48Unr52.2
Justin Wright-Foreman*HofstraPG45Unr53
Joshua ObiesieGermanyPG53Unr53
Ignas BrazdeikisMichiganPF49Unr53.3
Miye OniYaleSG52Unr53.4
Oshae Brissett*SyracuseSF54Unr54
Jaylen HoardWake ForestSF52Unr54.2
Jaylen HandsUCLAPG55Unr55
Yovel ZoosmanIsraerlSF53Unr55
Justin RobinsonVirginia TechPG55Unr55
Jordan PooleMichiganSG51Unr55.2
Charles MatthewsMichiganSF56Unr56
Kyle Guy*VirginiaSG47Unr57
Tacko FallCentral FloridaC57Unr57
Marcos Louzada SilvaBrazilSG55Unr57
Alen SmailagicSerbiaPF58Unr58
Jarrey FosterWake ForestSG58Unr58
Kris WilkesUCLASF59Unr59
Brian BowenUSASF59Unr59
Jared Harper*AuburnPF60Unr60
Sagaba KonateWest VirginiaC60Unr60

A fun side story viewers should be looking at is the potentially record-breaking number of Canadians that may be selected tonight. Currently, the most Canadians selected in a draft was four in 2014 and the most for a non-American country ever was France with five selections in 2016. There are seven Canadians on the above rankings list, three of which — R.J. Barrett, Brandon Clarke, and Nickeil Alexander-Walker — are surefire first round picks. Meanwhile, Mifiondu Kabengele, Luguentz Dort, Oshae Brissett, and Ignas Brazdeikis also made it onto the bubble. Another potential name that has a long-shot of being called is Vanderbilt freshman Simi Shittu. Fingers crossed Canada makes more basketball history!

A live thread will be posted shortly that will cover all the news and rumors throughout the day.

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