2023 NBA mock draft: Are Duke’s top prospects living up to expectations?

With both Duke and North Carolina currently residing outside the AP Top 25, Saturday’s game (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN and ESPN App) isn’t the spiciest matchup we’ve seen in the rivalry’s history, especially relative to last season’s Coach K farewell tour.

Still, there will be plenty of talent on the floor at Cameron Indoor Stadium, with three Blue Devils currently projected as first-round picks, and most of the players on last season’s national championship runner-up Tar Heels back for another go-round to try and improve their pro projections.

What will NBA executives be looking for in this high-profile matchup, and which prospects have been on their radar screens as of late?

We explore that and more as NBA draft expert Jonathan Givony shares his latest 2023 mock draft and stock watch update:

Note: The projected 2022 draft order is based on ESPN BPI draft projections as of Friday. The full 1-58 order also reflects picks owed and owned.

First round

1. Houston Rockets

Victor Wembanyama | Metropolitans 92 | PF/C | Age: 19.0

2. Detroit Pistons

Scoot Henderson | G League Ignite | PG | Age: 18.9

3. San Antonio Spurs

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