This article is part of our Draft Kit series.
The beauty of fantasy college basketball is in its depth. For some, the fact that there are 347 Division 1 basketball teams can appear daunting. For those of us (I call them the "special ones") who like to dig for prospects, college hoops is the best. I realize this is somewhat like fantasy minor league baseball, but the breadth of talent comes through when one examines conferences beneath the usual power groups. After our Tier 1 mock draft, we got together to plumb the depths of Tier 2. This year, we rotated in the Sun Belt and Big South (with the Colonial and Missouri Valley leaving). The other five conferences represented in this mock drafted were the Atlantic 10, American Athletic, Conference USA, Mountain West, and West Coast. The mock draft went 10 rounds and every team drafted for a starting roster of two guards, two forwards, a center, and a utility – one of the six had to be a freshman. I picked fourth and the draft snaked.
1. Jack Gibbs, Davidson, G, SR
2. Elijah Brown, New Mexico, G, JR
3. Dedric Lawson, Memphis, G-F, SO
4. Kyle Davis, BYU, F-C, SR
5. T.J. Cline, Richmond, F, SR
6. Alex Wintering, Portland, G, SR
7. Jeremy Combs, North Texas, F, JR
The first round is relatively easy. Gibbs is clearly the best player in this pool. The senior guard provided 24.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.9 assists, and there is little reason to think his numbers