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NBA Draft lottery prospects in NCAA Tournament action on Friday

These prospects are projected to be available in the Wizards’ general draft range and will be playing in Round 1 of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament on Friday.

NCAA Basketball: Wisconsin at Purdue
Johnny Davis drives against Jaden Ivey
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We already showed you all of the NBA Draft prospects who could be available to the Wizards in the lottery that played their First Round games in the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament on Thursday. Now, here are the players potentially available to the Wizards that will be playing their First Round game on Friday. For a deeper dive into each player, check out the latest episode of the Bleav in Wizards podcast.

#2 Auburn vs #15 Jacksonville - 12:40 p.m. EST

Jabari Smith*, 6-10 freshman forward: 17.1 points, 7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.2 blocks, 42.8% 3P (5.4 attempts)

Walker Kessler, 7’1 sophomore center: 11.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 4.5 blocks, 1.1 steals, 1.1 turnovers, 20% 3P (1.5 attempts), 60.2% FT

(*Author’s note: yes, I realize he’s unlikely to be available to the Wizards. But still felt worth noting for anyone who hasn’t seen him yet).

NCAA Basketball: Auburn at Alabama
Kessler and Smith protecting the rim
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#3 Purdue vs #14 Yale - 2:00 p.m. EST

Jaden Ivey, 6-4 sophomore guard: 17.3 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2.4 turnovers, 36.8% 3P (4.8 attempts)

Syndication: Journal-Courier
Jaden Ivey almost hitting his head on the rim on a dunk
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#2 Duke vs 15 CSUF - 7:10 p.m. EST

Paolo Banchero, 6-10 freshman forward: 17 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.1 steals, 2.4 turnovers, 30.6% 3P, 73% FT

AJ Griffin, 6-7 freshman wing: 10.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 46.7% 3P (4 attempts), 75.6% FT

Mark Williams, 7-0 sophomore center: 11 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.8 blocks, 74% FT

Wendell Moore, 6-6 junior wing: 13.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 2 turnovers, 40.2% 3P (3.4 attempts), 79% FT

NCAA Basketball: N.C. State at Duke
The Duke big men
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#6 LSU vs #11 Iowa State - 7:20 p.m. EST

Tari Eason, 6-8 sophomore forward: 16.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.1 blocks, 2 steals, 2.2 turnovers, 35.5% 3P (2.4 attempts), 79.6% FT (6 attempts per game)

NCAA Basketball: Mississippi State at Louisiana State
Tari Eason blocking a shot vs Mississippi State
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#1 Arizona vs TBD - 7:27 p.m. EST

Bennedict Mathurin, 6-6 sophomore wing: 17.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1 steal, 1.7 turnovers, 37.6% 3P (5.8 attempts), 76.4% FT

Christian Koloko, 7-0 junior center: 12.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.7 blocks, 74.4% FT

NCAA Basketball: Stanford at Arizona
Bennedict Mathurin dunking against Stanford
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#3 Wisconsin vs #14 Colgate - 9:50 p.m. EST

Johnny Davis, 6-5 sophomore guard: 19.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.1 steal, 2.3 turnovers, 31.7% 3P (3.6 attempts), 78.3% FT (6.2 attempts)

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament- Wisconsin vs Michigan State
Johnny Davis taking a midrange shot vs Michigan State
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