This is going to be good. The 2016 NBA Draft is overflowing with talent. Allow HollywoodLife.com to introduce you to the top 14 basketball prospects about to become professional athletes!
College basketball players from all over the world have submitted their names for the draft with dreams of making it big in the NBA. On June 23rd, in Brooklyn, New York, professional basketball teams will make those dreams a reality for a select group of young men. Let’s take a closer look at the best new hoop stars in the nation and where they will ball.
Ben Simmons, 19, out of LSU is an absolute beast and can not be stopped. The kid can hardly even be contained. Out of LSU, Ben is a big boy who can pass well and is already being compared to NBA Finals MVP LeBron James. Ben will be the first to go in the draft and will need to pack his bags for his new home in Philadelphia with the 76ers.
The second spot in the NBA Draft will go to the Los Angeles Lakers who will choose Brandon Ingram, 18, the small forward freshman from Duke. Good luck in the league kid! With Kobe Bryant retired, there is a big hole in Hollywood to fill. The number three spot is where things begin to get less definitive but HollywoodLife.com‘s best guess is that the Boston Celtics will pick up Kris Dunn, 22, the junior from Providence.
The remaining 11 picks will most likely shake out like this: 4. Jaylen Brown, from California, to the Phoenix Suns 5. Buddy Hield, from Oklahoma, to the Minnesota Timberwolves 6. Jamal Murray, from Kentucky, to the New Orleans Pelicans 7. Dragan Bender, from Israel, to the Denver Nuggets 8. Domantas Sabonis, from Gonzaga, to the Sacramento Kings 9. Marquese Chriss, from Washington, to the Toronto Raptors 10. Deyonta Davis, from Michigan State, to the Milwaukee Bucks 11. Jakob Poeltl, from Utah, to Orlando Magic 12. Dejounte Murray, from Washington, to the Utah Jazz 13. Skal Labissiere, from Kentucky, to the Phoenix Suns 14. Malik Beasley from Florida State to the Chicago Bulls.
There it is HollywoodLifers. Who is your favorite basketball player entering the 2016 draft? Will you be watching every player hold up a new jersey on draft day? Let us know who you think your team should sign!