The 2022 NBA Draft is exactly a week away, as it will be held on Thursday, June 23, in Brooklyn.

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Now, analysts are putting together their final predictions for what will happen in Round 1. This week, CBS Sports expert Kyle Boone projected all 30 first-round picks, and he expects 5 SEC stars to hear their names called in the opening round.

As you can see below, he has Auburn’s Jabari Smith Jr. leading the way as the No. 1 overall pick, going to the Orlando Magic:

  • No. 1 — Jabari Smith Jr., F, Auburn — Orlando Magic
  • No. 10 — Shaedon Sharpe, G, Kentucky — Washington Wizards
  • No. 11 — TyTy Washington, G, Kentucky — New York Knicks
  • No. 15 — Tari Eason, F, LSU — Charlotte Hornets
  • No. 27 — Jaylin Williams, F, Arkansas — Miami Heat

Boone also projects 4 SEC players to go in Round 2. Check out those predictions here.