The anticipated 2021 NBA Draft class appears to be stronger than the 2020 class with Cade Cunningham and Jalen Green expected to most strongly vie for the No. 1 slot. Jonathan Givony of ESPN reports the 2021 class would have several prospects who would garner serious consideration for the No. 1 pick this year if they were eligible.

Cunningham has often been compared to Luka Doncic, while Green is considered the most athletic guard in the class and has improved dramatically perimeter shooter.

The following is a partial initial mock from ESPN:

1. Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State
2. Jalen Green, Undecided
3. Evan Mobley, USC
4. Jonathan Kuminga, Undecided
5. Ziaire Williams, Undecided
6. Jalen Johnson, Duke
7. Usman Garuba, Real Madrid
8. B.J. Boston, Kentucky
9. Terrence Clarke, Kentucky
10. Caleb Love, North Carolina