Jabari Smith Jr. of Auburn has started to become the consensus No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, according to Chad Ford.
"Among the lottery teams I surveyed, he’s become a pretty big favorite among most of them," writes Ford.
"Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren and Duke’s Paolo Banchero still have support [at No. 1]," writes Ford.
Smith is a 6'10 power forward shooting 44 percent on three-pointers.
The Detroit Pistons are amongst the teams "pining" for Smith, according to sources that spoke with Ford.