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See where JD Davison, Keon Ellis land in latest 2022 NBA mock draft

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Alabama’s 2021-2022 men’s basketball season did not go the way many had hoped. The Crimson Tide made the NCAA Tournament, but was bounced in the first round by Notre Dame.

Numerous players are transferring from the program, few are returning and others are entering the NBA draft.

In the latest 2022 NBA mock draft done by ESPN’s Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz.

The mock draft features two former Crimson Tide stars in JD Davison and Keon Ellis.

Though they are both second-round picks, it is likely they will be on an NBA roster. Herb Jones on the New Orleans Pelicans is a prime example.

ESPN does not offer explanations for the two picks, but both teams are loaded with young and rising talent. Both Davison and Ellis carry unique skills that could make them valuable players for their potential respective programs.

First … JD Davison

No. 41 Charlotte Hornets – JD Davison

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Davison seemed like a potential lottery pick when he first joined Alabama, but after one season, his projected landing spot in the draft has fallen significantly. He may have benefitted from staying one more year at the collegiate level, but he still finds his way to the NBA , according to this mock draft.

Next … Keon Ellis

No. 48 Minnesota Timberwolves – Keon Ellis

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Ellis was one of the veteran leaders for the Crimson Tide this past season. While his stats may not be all too impressive, anyone that watched him play knows what he is fully capable of. At times, Ellis can be a much-needed spark and provide energy on the offensive side of the court.


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