The 2021 NCAA Tournament is nearly here – March Madness is upon as at last! For most watchers, the tournament is enjoyable for its extremely high-stakes, the drama of single elimination games, and the mostly entertaining basketball. However, for die-hard NBA fans, the tournament is useful mostly as scouting purposes for the draft. As the Clippers actually do own their own first-round draft pick this year (currently projected for 25th), let’s do a brief examination of prospects to watch in the 2021 NCAA Tournament.

While the Clippers could theoretically pick anyone at their draft slot, for the purposes of this exercise I will look only at players commonly mocked in the 20 to 40 draft range. This would make them fairly reasonable targets for the Clippers, who will probably be drafting anywhere from 22 to 30 (maybe leaning towards that bottom end with some of their losses). Without further ado, let’s look at some draft prospects in that range and when they’re going to be playing!

Franz Wagner – 6’9 Forward from Michigan

First Game: Saturday, 12:00 PM PT on CBS

Greg Brown – 6’8 Freshman Forward from Texas

First Game: Saturday,6:50 PM PT on TRUTV

Davion Mitchell – 6’3 Junior Guard from Baylor

First Game: Friday, 12:30 PM PT on TRUTV

Terrence Shannon – 6’6 Guard from Texas Tech

First Game: Friday, 10:45 AM PT on TNT

Chris Duarte – 6’5 Senior Guard from Oregon

First Game: Saturday, 6:57 PM PT on TNT

Day’Ron Sharpe – 6’11 Freshman Center from UNC

First Game: Friday, 4:10 PM PT on CBS

Cam Thomas – 6’3 Freshman Guard from LSU

First Game: Saturday, 10:45 AM PT on TNT

Aaron Henry – 6’5 Junior Wing from MSU

First Game: Saturday, 6:20 PM PT on TBS

Jared Butler – 6’3 Junior Guard from Baylor

First Game: Friday, 12:30 PM PT on TRUTV

Bones (Nah’Shon) Hyland – 6’3 Sophomore Guard from VCU

First Game: Saturday, 6:57 PM PT on TNT

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl – 6’10 Sophomore Forward from Villanova

First Game: Friday, 6:57 PM PT on TNT

Ayo Dosunmu – 6’4 Junior Guard from Illinois

First Game: Friday, 10:15 AM PT on TBS

Jaden Springer – 6’4 Freshman Guard from Tennessee

First Game: Friday, 1:30 PM PT on TNT

Miles McBride – 6’2 Sophomore Guard from West Virginia

First Game: Friday, 6:50 PM PT on TRUTV

So, are there any prospects playing in the 2021 NCAA Tournament that you have your eyes on for the Clippers? Any you’re hoping they avoid? Give your comments on tomorrow’s games in the chat below!

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