2020 NBA Draft Composite Rankings

LaMelo Ball and Anthony Edwards
LaMelo Ball (left) edged Anthony Edwards (right) for the No. 1 spot in HP's 2020 NBA Draft Composite Rankings.

With 2020 NBA Draft just a few days a way, most draft boards/big boards are finalized or nearly so.  The NBA Combine is over, the deadline to withdraw has passed, and everyone has had plenty of time to study film.  With that said, I present the Hoops Prospects’ 2020 NBA Draft Composite Rankings, which involved combining the the draft boards of 10 sources (listed below).  The scoring/ranking system was rather simple.  For each pick, a prospect received points equal to 151 – the prospect’s ranking.  So, for example, if someone ranked LaMelo Ball No. 1, he’d receive 150 points from that source.  If someone ranked Ball at No. 50, he’d receive 101 points.  If a player was unranked by a particular source, the player would receive zero points from that source.

The Sources

Going left to right on the composite chart, the sources were as follows:

  • Hoops Prospects (HP) — I have the final call on the official HP rankings, but I receive a lot of input from all of our writers.  The HP rankings go 200 deep, but for this project, I limited the list to 150 because no other sources go beyond 100. 
  • Dustin Barnes (DB) — Dustin is regular contributor to HP.
  • Lee Branscome (LB) — Lee is not only a regular contributor to HP, but also my partner when we interview draft prospects. 
  • Clayton Conover (CC) — Clayton is one of the newest additions to the HP team.
  • The Athletic (Ath) — The latest “Big Board” available from Sam Vecenie features one player who pulled out of the draft on November 8.  I went back to his previous rankings, and added the highest ranked player available (Nenad Dimitrijevic) to the end at 100. 
  • CBS Sports — There is no post date, but these rankings appear to have been updated recently. 
  • ESPN — If nothing else, ESPN does an excellent job at keeping its rankings updated.
  • NBA Draft (NBA) — This “Big Board” says it was updated on November 14, but has three players listed who are not in the draft. 
  • Rookie Wire (RW) — Their latest draft board features four players who have pulled out of the draft.  I was able to go back to their previous rankings and add the highest ranked available to the end, starting with Breein Tyree at 97.
  • Sports Illustrated (SI) — SI’s draft board never goes higher than 80 deep, but these rankings were updated very recently.

The Rankings

RankPlayerHPDBLBCCAthCBSESPNNBARWSIPoints
1LaMelo Ball12311116121491
2Anthony Edwards35133321311485
3James Wiseman27992237531461
4Onyeka Okongwu106845853461451
5Killian Hayes5312294109251449
6Deni Avdija6156107481281443
7Tyrese Haliburton792886811641441
8Obi Toppin14116154562971431
9Isaac Okoro41017569758101429
10Devin Vassell841371112111010111413
11Patrick Williams12124101413942291401
12Kira Lewis987111214162311131386
13Aaron Nesmith231514191711131424141346
14Saddiq Bey212410181510172014161345
15R.J. Hampton13133013718152617181340
16Cole Anthony151918141816191519211336
17Aleksej Pokusevski11182117131918357201331
18Tyrese Maxey221733161615141932121314
19Jalen Smith162111212721201825301300
20Precious Achiuwa172635251917121727171298
21Tyrell Terry401437122323391313151281
22Theo Maledon182315263320241638191278
23Desmond Bane312224202022343315291260
24Malachi Flynn202927222229313018241258
25Josh Green261636272927211230281258
26Tre Jones244429322124304831361191
27Xavier Tillman292544282425326621261190
28Jaden McDaniels353728244435232254231185
29Zeke Nnaji323231373637362733351174
30Isaiah Stewart254560342626274134221170
31Daniel Oturu194320363434372853451161
32Grant Riller452043302533445320381159
33Leandro Bolmaro344854503131223228251155
34Cassius Stanley275922413532514016441143
35Immanuel Quickley334119314146413744341143
36Jahmi'us Ramsey304041234540353448331141
37Elijah Hughes443026353042452947531129
38Nico Mannion383951584336252139321128
39Robert Woodard515216292830266846411123
40Payton Pritchard433823544041383636401121
41Isaiah Joe412838384739484243391107
42Tyler Bey392762335445282467311100
43Devon Dotson364252474243473129461095
44Paul Reed283150444950523926481093
45Vernon Carey546332565838432541271073
46Skylar Mays484734623844465251501038
47Cassius Winston666175463228297037371029
48Jordan Nwora505439494648424578431016
49Killian Tillie423656403949537455511015
50Reggie Perry525663436054403842521010
51Udoka Azubuike46835353505233496842981
52Mason Jones64515839535662812361962
53Ty-Shon Alexander58344548565561766057960
54Abdoulaye N'doye47624657616350555667946
55Yam Madar37494252788049507258943
56Jalen Harris49584042717074623569940
57Nate Hinton53466575575956475266934
58Markus Howard63686463525160466456923
59Sam Merrill56797055374757935049917
60Nick Richards60532578686664588570883
61C.J. Elleby57334771827786566568868
62Jay Scrubb73359761485375547573866
63Naji Marshall81716751515766648264856
64Saben Lee76556176666768676179834
65Kaleb Wesson62726985696467895747829
66Ashton Hagans70859870755871575955812
67Paul Eboua6150886064746344-54801
68Trent Forrest65786679746985518660797
69Nathan Knight77698264706865956363794
70Josh Hall78977159728158717459790
71Myles Powell75759067556070868462786
72Lamar Stevens558674456265826169-760
73Mamadi Diakite7264556880717965-72733
74Trevelin Queen907710066678584944965733
75Malik Fitts8260-74657280736271720
76Lamine Diane808186735961728745-715
77Karim Mane7157-818379594377-658
78Yoeli Childs6876--897387634074638
79Kenyon Martin Jr.7989-77636254-7680628
80Tres Tinkle1076794698184888588-596
81Marko Simonovic5984-907986697771-593
82Jordan Ford699999-767896918775589
83Kahlil Whitney7474877287917382--568
84Rayshaun Hammonds8382499294879579--547
85Kristian Doolittle679873-7382939091-541
86Omer Yurtseven86666880-939060--514
87Freddie Gillespie859377-9089779295-510
88Anthony Lamb1099281-8483839670-510
89Justinian Jessup8965--777555-58-487
90Austin Wiley887383--9210059-76486
91Emmitt Williams968748869697--81-466
92Nate Darling114949389868889-99-456
93Isiaha Mike111--9488--836678386
94Tyrique Jones8470---959269--345
95Jon Teske110-96-929094-93-331
96Kamar Baldwin8788---94-7889-319
97Vit Krejci104---85-97-7977313
98Anthony Cowan1039195----8480-302
99Kylor Kelley97-5765----94-291
100Breein Tyree106---9599-8097-278
101Aleksa Radanov93--87--91-83-250
102Lesley Varner102-76-99---96-231
103Jake Toolson9496-8898-----228
104Osasumwen Osaghae91100-91----98-224
105Shamarkus Kennedy108--93-96--90-217
106Borisa Simanic95-----76-73-209
107Steven Enoch112-72----72--197
108E.J. Montgomery--9183---88--191
109Caleb Homesley--789597-----183
110Markell Johnson92-89--98----174
111Mustapha Heron12680-----75--172
112Nenad Dimitrijevic105---100-81---167
113Dwayne Sutton101--9691-----165
114Christian Vital137--98----92-126
115Louis Olinde113-----78---111
116Alpha Diallo99------97--106
117Gytis Masiulis100-----98---104
118Elijah Pemberton--59-------92
119De'Riante Jenkins122-------100-80
120Jordan Bowden12795--------80
121Kouat Noi129---93-----80
122Terry Armstrong13590--------77
123Nick Weatherspoon134-92-------76
124Desure Buie144-84-------74
125Kerry Blackshear Jr.148-80-------74
126Sacha Killeya-Jones130-----99---73
127Tyson Carter--79-------72
128Brendan Bailey---82------69
129Anthony Mathis150-85-------67
130Jordan Tucker---84------67
131Jared Savage---97------54
132Quinton Rose98---------53
133Xeyrius Williams---99------52
134Yanni Wetzell---100------51
135Milan Acquaah-----100----51

About the Author(s)

  • Richard has worked as a sports writer/editor/analyst since 1998. He is the former CEO of FantasyFootballExperts.com and a former member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA). He has contributed to various magazines, radio shows, and a number of other sites, including ESPN.com, SI.com, and USAToday.com. Follow on Twitter @HoopsProspects.