2021 NBA Draft Big Board: Top 60 prospects

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The 2021 NBA Draft will take place on July 29. With just over a week until the festivities begin and a new rookie class is made official, it’s time to release our annual big board. This is a ranking of the top 60 prospects on the board, with no attention paid to team fit.

If you would prefer a mock draft, where projections and predictions are made, you can read our latest installment here.

Over the next week, expect more draft content from the whole team here at The Sixer Sense, culminating in a comprehensive NBA Draft Guide before the big day. We hope you enjoy!

C. Conference . Sandro Mamukelashvili. 60. player. 2378.

2021 NBA Draft Big Board — 60. Sandro Mamukelashvili, Seton Hall

A wacky, unique big man who may or may not be able to defend at the NBA level, Sandro Mamukelashvili has enough offensive intrigue to warrant a second-round flier. In his senior year at Seton Hall, the 6-foot-11 center averaged 17.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 3.5 assists while shooting 33.6 percent from deep.

The Georgia native can do a lot of things reasonably well on offense. He can dribble up the floor, make consistent reads as a passer, and hit pull-up jumpers out to the 3-point line. He has real potential as a sort of modern, jack-of-all-trades big. That said, if he can’t defend, none of that will matter.

C. Yellow Jackets . Moses Wright. 59. player. 436.

2021 NBA Draft Big Board — 59. Moses Wright, Georgia Tech

A tough 6-foot-9 center who led Georgia Tech above and beyond expectations in his final season, Moses Wright has earned a chance at the next level. He’s only 6-foot-9, which is small given his reliance on bruising physicality, but he’s an efficient rim-runner with a white-hot motor on the defensive end.

Wright will defend and rebound his butt off, and while the offense isn’t particularly polished, he can play above the rim and make easy shots when the ball is delivered to him on the block. He averaged 17.4 points and 8.0 rebounds as a senior, winning ACC Player of the Year.