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5 Dallas Mavericks draft targets to watch in 2022 March Madness

Dallas Mavericks, Trevor Keels, Wendell Moore Jr.
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Dallas Mavericks, Wendell Moore Jr.
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Dallas Mavericks draft target to watch in 2022 March Madness: 5. Wendell Moore Jr.

First-round game: Duke vs. Cal State Fullerton: March 18 at 6:10 p.m. CT on CBS

Duke is far from the favorite to win the NCAA Tournament, but they are a team worth watching every time they take the floor. Legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski is retiring after 42 years of leading the Blue Devils, so any game could be his last and will be a must-see event.

Duke has five potential first-round picks on their roster this year. Paolo Banchero leads the Blue Devils and is a potential top-five selection with AJ Griffin, Trevor Keels, Mark Williams, and Wendell Moore Jr. all expected to get plenty of first-round buzz. Duke opens against Cal State Fullerton on Friday evening, and every game will be worth catching.

Moore is projected to be a late first or early second-round pick, but he could quickly jump up with a few standout performances in the NCAA Tournament. The junior is 6’6 and is shooting over 40 percent from 3-point range this season. He has a versatile game that allows him to play on or off the ball, and his seven-foot wingspan will have NBA teams drooling over his defensive potential.

His versatility, shot-making, and potential will make Wendell Moore a first-round pick, and the Dallas Mavericks figure to be one of many teams interested in the 20-year-old wing.