● By David Cobb
The top of the 2024 NBA Draft will probably belong to international prospects and one-and-done college players. But by the time the first round concludes, several multiyear NCAA stars will have heard their names called. Players such as Dalton Knecht and Donovan Clingan are poised to serve as success stories for what returning to college for an additional year of development can do for your stock. Both could have become pros after the 2022-23 season. Instead, they opted for another year of seasoning and are now established as potential lottery picks after elevating their games. A total 11 players who spent at least two seasons in college basketball are represented in the first round of this mock draft. In what's regarded as a relatively weak class, many of them could go down as steals.

Top Players Not Included

These players appear in the top 30 of our

Consensus Big Board

, but do not show up in this mock.