NBA Draft: Where CBS Sports believes Michigan's Wagner, Illinois' Dosunmu will land
We officially know the selection order for the lottery of the 2021 NBA Draft.
Tuesday night, the NBA Draft lottery was held and the Detroit Pistons will have the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft. The Houston Rockets will have the No. 2 pick, the Cleveland Cavaliers will be selecting No. 3 and the Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic will have the No. 4 and No. 5 spots.
After the draft order was released, CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish released his 2021 NBA Mock Draft, projecting where players would land this summer. Two former B1G players were listed as first-round picks: Michigan’s Franz Wagner and Illinois’ Ayo Dosunmu.
Here’s where Parrish projects those two players to land:
No. 13: Franz Wagner, Michigan (Indiana Pacers)
No. 25: Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois (Los Angeles Clippers)
Wagner finished the 2020-21 season averaging 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game for a Michigan team that won a B1G regular season title, earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and reached the Elite Eight. His 6-foot-9 frame and versatility will be a strong asset to a lot of teams.
Dosunmu was in the running for B1G and National Player of the Year honors after a strong year with the Illini. He averaged 20.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per contest in his junior season. Illinois won the B1G Tournament title and also earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.