Isaiah Collier NBA draft status thrown into question by injury and interrupted season

The USC Trojans basketball team has not done well, at least on the men’s side. With Bronny James, DJ Rodman, and Isaiah Collier coming in, there were lofty expectations, and the Trojans have failed to live up to them even a little bit.

The good news, if there is some, is that Collier has been making plenty of NBA draft noise, and he continues to be listed as the potential top pick in the 2024 NBA draft alongside Alex Barr, another French star (hello, Victor Wembanyama).

Michael Scotto of HoopsHype dropped a mock draft and Collier was No. 1:

“USC point guard Isaiah Collier narrowly finished ahead of Perth Wildcats big man Alex Sarr for the No. 1 pick in our second HoopsHype aggregate mock draft. Collier is the best point guard in this class and has been for a while,” an NBA executive told HoopsHype. “I’d say he’s No. 1 now because he’s been the most consistent player. He can handle the ball, he can make guys better around him, he’s tough, and has size for his position,” Scotto wrote.

Colorado Buffaloes freshman Cody Williams was No. 10 on this list, the only other Pac-12 player among the top 10 picks.

Collier’s recent injury has to throw his draft status into question. Collier won’t get to play a full season, and questions will linger about why he couldn’t win more games at USC.

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Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire