This article is part of our Draft Kit series.
I have long believed that the draft is the best part of any fantasy league. Everyone is engaged, hope is in the air and there is plenty of smack talk. Mock drafting is even better because everyone wins. We are offering a series of fantasy college basketball mock drafts at the FCBL Zone, which also runs college fantasy hoops leagues. If you'd like to join us, please do so. We have conference specific drafts set up for the next few weeks (Wednesdays and Sundays). You can show off your college basketball knowledge, and everybody wins. Recently, we had our first mock draft. We drafted players from Tier 1 conferences (ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Big East, Pac 12, and SEC). There were just five of us, so I've attached the top 50 with some comments after every pick. I drew the fifth pick, so every pick on the fives and sixes is mine.
1 Doug McDermott Creighton, F, SR
2 Marcus Smart Oklahoma State, G, SO
3 Bryce Cotton Providence, G, SR
4 Jahii Carson Arizona State, G, SO
5 Andrew Wiggins Kansas, G, FR
6 Jabari Parker Duke, F, FR
7 Tim Frazier Penn State, G, SR
8 Dwight Powell Stanford, F, SR
9 Isaiah Austin Baylor, C, SO
10 Julius Randle Kentucky, F, FR
In most drafts, McDermott and Smart will be the first two picks in one order or another. For McDermott, there is little question that he can score against just about anyone, but will