UNC Basketball: A Mock Draft Round-up for Harrison Ingram

Ahead of the NBA Draft, there’s anticipation surrounding UNC’s standout wing, Harrison Ingram, as he prepares to enter the next phase of his basketball career. The draft, spanning two days for the first time since its reduction to two rounds, starts with the first round tonight and concludes with the second round on Thursday afternoon—a change welcomed by many East Coast NBA fans for its convenience.

Ingram, who transferred from Stanford after two years and delivered a notable junior season at Chapel Hill before declaring for the draft, initially sparked some excitement with talks of potentially sneaking into the first round in what’s considered a relatively weak draft year. As the draft process winds down, however, expectations have tempered, and he is now seen as a solid second-round prospect.

Before the draft unfolds, let’s delve into where Ingram is projected to land and what various evaluators are saying about his potential.

Krysten Peek, writing for Yahoo Sports, aligns with ESPN’s projection by placing Harrison Ingram as the 44th pick for the Houston Rockets in her latest mock draft.

Jonathan Wasserman, a veteran draft analyst at Bleacher Report, published his final mock draft today, forecasting Ingram to land with the Indiana Pacers at the 49th pick (19th in Round 2). Wasserman highlights that while NBA teams may not see him as a first-round pick, they value Ingram’s two-way versatility and maturity, making him a strong consideration in the 30s.

Ricky O’Donnell at SB Nation ranks Ingram at #49 on his recent Big Board, focusing on his overall draft potential despite not appearing in their first-round mock drafts.

The NBA Mock Draft Database’s Consensus Mock Draft, aggregating multiple mock drafts from across the internet, places Ingram at the same spot as Sam Vecenie’s projection, sending him to the Orlando Magic with the 47th pick.

As the NBA Draft unfolds, Tar Heel fans eagerly await to see where Harrison Ingram will be selected and how he will contribute at the next level.


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