The order for the upcoming NBA Draft was set Tuesday night at the draft lottery in Chicago. The New Orleans Pelicans will have the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, followed by the Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers.
The draft will be held on June 20 in New York, and it appears that former Virginia guard De'Andre Hunter won't have to wait long to hear his named called.
Many of the mock drafts released following Tuesday night's draft lottery have Hunter as a top five pick. The most popular destinations for Hunter in the mock drafts are the Lakers with the No. 4 pick, the Cavaliers with the No. 5 pick and the Atlanta Hawks with the No. 8 pick.
Here is a sampling of some of the post-lottery mock drafts and where they have Hunter going.
» The Ringer has Hunter heading to the Lakers with the No. 4 overall pick. Los Angeles superstar LeBron James had a chance to see Hunter play in person this past season when he came to John Paul Jones Arena for the Cavaliers' matchup with Duke.
» SBNation projects Hunter to go to the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 5 overall pick. The web site also projects former Virginia guard Ty Jerome to go to the Milwaukee Bucks with the No. 30 pick. If he is taken by Milwaukee, Jerome would potentially become teammates with former UVa All-American Malcolm Brogdon.
» Sports Illustrated has Hunter slipping out of the top five and heading to the Atlanta Hawks with the No. 8 overall pick. If Hunter heads to Atlanta, he could become teammates with former Virginia guard Justin Anderson. SI has Jerome going to the Charlotte Hornets in the second round with the No. 36 overall pick.
» CBS Sports projects Hunter to go to the Lakers with the No. 4 pick and Jerome to be selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with No. 24 overall pick.
» The Los Angles Times expects Hunter to be taken by the Lakers at No. 4.
» NBC Sports has Hunter going to the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 5 overall pick. Cleveland, which recently hired former Michigan coach John Beilein as its new head coach, drafted former Wahoo Joe Harris in the second round in 2014 and signed former UVa point guard London Perrantes to a two-way contract in 2017.
» Yardbarker expects Hunter to fall to the Atlanta Hawks at No. 8. Atlanta selected former Virginia standout Mike Scott in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft.
» Bleacher Report projects Hunter to be selected by the Lakers with the No. 4 overall pick and Ty Jerome to be taken by the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors with the No. 28 overall pick.
» The Big Lead has Hunter heading to the Atlanta Hawks with the No. 10 overall pick. Atlanta has two top 10 picks this season because of a trade with the Dallas Mavericks last season. The site also projects Ty Jerome to be taken by the Golden State Warriors with the No. 28 overall pick.