The 2023 NBA Mock Draft features Arkansas in lottery, three likely picks

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Arkansas coach Eric Musselman brought in the No. 2 recruiting class in the country and the No. 5 transfer portal class in the country. It has the Razorbacks reloaded and likely ranked inside the Top 10 come November.

In this day and age, it’s to be determined how long that crew will be together, but 2022-23 should be an extraordinary season featuring the most individual talent Arkansas has had in years.

For instance, freshman guard Nick Smith Jr. is projected to go No. 3 in next year’s NBA Draft.

“Smith is an electric shot-creating guard who goes hard on both ends of the court in ways that NBA executives love. He should be the best player for an Arkansas team that on paper looks like a legitimate national title contender,” his write-up reads.”

Fellow freshman Jordan Walsh is also likely to be projected in the late first round or early second round and five-star guard Anthony Black could be the same.

Former Arkansas forward Jaylin Williams was taken in the 2022 Draft on Thursday night by the Oklahoma City Thunder. His selection marked the fourth straight year the Razorbacks have had a pick taken.

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