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NBA Draft: 4 First round prospects to watch in the NCAA Tournament

NBA Draft RJ Barrett Zion Williamson (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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NBA Draft 2019 is almost here and fans can watch the prospects during March Madness. Here is a look at four players the Dallas Mavericks should monitor.

The NBA Draft is a chance for any team to add young talent to their organization. The Dallas Mavericks kept their second-round pick in the 2019 draft and have a decent chance to keep their first-rounder with some lottery luck.

Their first rounder is owed to the Atlanta Hawks unless it ends up being one of the top five selections in the draft this year. That move was part of the 2018 draft night trade for Luka Doncic.

The NBA Draft uses a lottery system to determine its first 14 picks. That means that despite the Mavericks inability to finish with a bottom five record, they still have a solid chance to keep their pick and add a talented prospect to the team.

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Currently, the Mavs have just under a 35 percent chance at landing a top-four pick and a little over an eight percent chance of nabbing the first overall selection. Let us assume the Mavericks keep their first rounder. That allows us to focus on the players Dallas should strongly consider with that top-five pick.

The NCAA Tournament can be important for evaluating prospects because it gives viewers and evaluators an opportunity to see the best prospects matchup against one another. So without further ado, here are four names likely to go at the top of the draft that fans should keep an eye on this March.

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