This article is part of our Draft Kit series.
After a summer of sussing out teams and putting rankings together, it is time to put that knowledge to some use in fantasy college basketball drafts. As such, a gaggle of people got together on Fantrax to have a mock draft. We used Tier 1 (ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Big East, Pac 12, SEC) for the player pool and the scoring system was rotisserie-style featuring points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks. The format was relatively loose; 10-man rosters in which a starting roster of two guards, three forward/centers, and a flex player. Fantrax also allows for an IR spot during the season and the draft applet is nicely intuitive.
The default rankings on the site, however, are completely based on last year's stats and do not account for players who are sitting out this season after transferring. Therefore, should you play in a league on Fantrax, you should spend some time putting in your own rankings prior to the draft. We had some teams that were autodrafted (as noted by the *), so I wanted to highlight some of the players who are not playing this year (and should not be drafted). Those players are in red.
1 Dedric Lawson Kansas Jr G (Jake Letarski, RotoWire)
*2 Ethan Happ Wisconsin Sr F/C
3 R.J. Barrett Duke Fr F/C
4 Luke Maye UNC Sr F/C
*5 Justin Simon St. John's Jr G
6 Quinndary Weatherspoon Mississippi State Sr G
7 Zion Williamson Duke Fr F/C (Eric Shor, RotoWire)