2021 NBA Draft Composite Rankings

Cade Cunningham was a unanimous selection as the No. 1 prospect in the 2021 NBA Draft. (Photo courtesy of Oklahoma State Athletics)

The 2021 NBA Draft will take place this Thursday, and most draft boards/big boards are finalized or nearly so.  With that said, I present the Hoops Prospects’ 2021 NBA Draft Composite Rankings, which involved combining the draft boards of seven sources (listed below).  The scoring/ranking system was rather simple.  For each pick, a prospect received points equal to 201 minus the prospect’s ranking.  So, for example, if someone ranked Franz Wagner tenth, he’d receive 191 points from that source.  If someone ranked Wagner at No. 100, he’d receive 101 points.  If a player was unranked by a particular source, the player would receive zero points from that source.

Also see2020 Composite Rankings

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 draft board goes 200 deep, which is why 201 is the baseline for the composite point formula. 
  • The Athletic # 1 (Ath-JH) — This is the top 70 from John Hollinger.  These rankings were published on July 14, before the international withdrawal deadline, so four players were eliminated.
  • The Athletic # 2 (Ath-SV) — This is Sam Vecenie’s final Big Board, published on July 23.   
  • CBS Sports — There is no author nor a post date, and these rankings included six international players.  However, these rankings were updated after the NCAA deadline for early entries to return to school.  
  • ESPN — These rankings are up to date. 
  • Sports Illustrated (SI) — These are the latest rankings from Jeremy Woo.  They were updated on July 8, and included three international players who pulled out of the draft.  
  • USA Today (USA)Bryan Kalbrosky’s latest rankings were published on July 21, and go 100 deep.  

1Cade Cunningham11111111400
2Evan Mobley32333221389
3Jalen Green45422331384
4Jalen Suggs26244441381
5Scottie Barnes53676551370
6Jonathan Kuminga68565661365
7Josh Giddey71012911871343
8James Bouknight10139587121343
9Franz Wagner8714101010111337
10Alperen Sengun1148151511221321
11Moses Moody12147111617101320
12Davion Mitchell2116108716191310
13Usman Garuba141511191415131306
14Corey Kispert191218121313181302
15Keon Johnson1618211399211300
16Jared Butler171117142118171292
17Jalen Johnson20925211212271281
18Jaden Springer13202022272691270
19Chris Duarte291913272319201257
20Miles McBride181722163233141255
21Kai Jones223119242014231254
22Ziaire Williams232915182422261250
23Sharife Cooper28282428173181243
24Isaiah Jackson92726321927311236
25Trey Murphy423416261820161235
26Cameron Thomas153227232628291227
27Tre Mann243933312223281207
28Josh Primo404134172521251204
29Nah'shon Hyland333331303034151201
30Ayo Dosunmu253823203435391193
31J.T. Thor383043252832241187
32Josh Christopher272542373336301177
33Herb Jones262228434545361162
34Quentin Grimes315338352930411150
35Day'Ron Sharpe444840383124351147
36Jason Preston392348444129381145
37Brandon Boston Jr.464441333941321131
38Joe Wieskamp373535365242401130
39Aaron Henry322456345040581113
40Joel Ayayi355451474725481100
41Neemias Queta342155516147431095
42Kessler Edwards536037294450461088
43Jeremiah Robinson-Earl436130415843441087
44Rokas Jokubaitis563629504355541084
45Charles Bassey306859393544511081
46Isaiah Todd484353464639571075
47Greg Brown III454244405156561073
48Filip Petrusev364658583751531068
49David Johnson755239523837471067
50Santiago Aldama552636725977331049
51Jericho Sims604546565758521033
52Juhann Begarin475654913638601025
53Justin Champagnie625147606949451024
54Daishen Nix716479494057341013
55Luka Garza634957665559491009
56Raiquan Gray653762535462721002
57Moses Wright41474965776664998
58McKinley Wright50585073566775978
59Sandro Mamukelashvili59674564686168975
60Aaron Wiggins52626554487182973
61Austin Reaves513242424637956
62David Duke57596345847385941
63A.J. Lawson61508171725383936
64Dalano Banton83667283655461923
65Vrenz Bleijenbergh495766676542860
66Isaiah Livers685262495263860
67Duane Washington72639292716496857
68Matthew Hurt646048537280829
69Sam Hauser586784636850816
70Aamir Simms664061749174800
71Yves Pons546867736977798
72Jose Alvarado818386744870764
73E.J. Onu917375817555756
74Carlik Jones887488626089745
75Chris Smith1045570709866743
76Chaundee Brown1079177606391717
77D.J. Steward7078686659664
78Marcus Garrett6764597876661
79Scottie Lewis7477617567651
80John Petty8271697084629
81Trendon Watford8575876465629
82Matt Mitchell8489767962615
83Marcus Zegarowski8082798673605
84Jordan Schakel9865859269596
85Jay Huff9676907479590
86JaQuori McLaughlin7397938271589
87Eugene Omoruyi8780997690573
88Matt Coleman10169829094569
89Amar Sylla77100857699568
90Derrick Alston Jr.9084819498558
91Oscar Da Silva78947092470
92MaCio Teague69948093468
93R.J. Nembhard106878587439
94Mitchell Ballock121888778430
95Dejon Jarreau99958995426
96D.J. Stewart122868886422
97Isaiah Miller8680100337
98M.J. Walker1239055335
99Romeo Weems1256383332
100Mac McClung899597322
101Ja'vonte Smart959396319
102Ethan Thompson1119989304
103Dru Smith1109893302
104D.J. Carton7957266
105Arnas Velicka7696230
106Alan Griffin9288222
107Balsa Koprivica10081221
108Feron Hunt11678208
109Cameron Krutwig142100160
110Mark Vital15497151
111Allan Dokossi93108
112Sehmus Hazer94107
113Colbey Ross97104
114Jalen Tate10299
115Derek Culver10398
116Jalen Crutcher10596
117Justin Smith10893
118Brandon Rachal10992
119Juwan Durham11289
120Philipp Herkenhoff11388
121Damien Jefferson11487
122Jordan Goodwin11586
123Jamorko Pickett11784
124Matt Lewis11883
125Justin Gorham11982


  • Richard C. Harris

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