The NBA Draft is almost here, and it’s already starting to feel like it.
This year, the lottery will have seven lottery tickets available for the first time in the history of the NBA.
There are also 11 other players selected to the league’s first All-Star Game.
And while the first round of the draft might be the most anticipated, there are still plenty of players who will have an impact on the future of the league.
Below is a look at some of the players who may not have gotten that much notice during the draft.
#3: Isaiah Thomas Isaiah Thomas, PF, Kentucky The big man has averaged 13.1 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in his career and is averaging 18.4 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game.
The 6-foot-9 guard is coming off his best season in years with Kentucky, averaging 19.7 points and 8.9 rebounds per contest while shooting 40.3 percent from the field and 46.5 percent from three-point range.
His shooting percentage has improved each season since coming to Kentucky, but he still needs to improve his overall scoring in order to reach the All-NBA first team.
#4: Zach Collins Collins has had a tremendous career.
The guard averaged 19.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per 100 possessions as a senior in 2016-17 and was named the No. 1 overall player in the 2017 NBA Draft.
The center, who averaged a career-high 18.6 points and 6.5 boards per game last season, is still learning to play alongside NBA players.
He has a lot of skill and the Wildcats were able to land him with a max contract.
Collins could have an excellent year this year, but it could also be a disappointment for his team in 2019-20.
#5: Jahlil Okafor Jahlill Okafore, PF/C, Duke The 6.6-foot, 210-pound forward is currently projected as the No, 2 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and will have the chance to prove that in the 2018 NBA Draft as well.
He averaged 16.2 points, 7.9 assists and 2 on 48 percent shooting in his final season as a Blue Devil.
Okafort was one of the top prospects in the class of 2019 and is expected to go in the top three picks.
He could have a big impact on Duke in the next few years.
#6: DeAndre Jordan DeAndre, PF-C, Texas A&M The guard is considered one of this year’s best players and has the ability to score at a high level.
The 5-foot 9 forward averaged 14.2 point, 6.9 assist and 3.9 steals per game for the Aggies last season.
Jordan, who was the best player in college basketball last season with the Aggie program, is a huge upgrade over a lot in this year of the college game.
His athleticism, offensive versatility and length should make him an effective defender and playmaker on the defensive end.
#7: Josh Jackson Josh Jackson, PG, Georgia State The 6’6, 240-pound guard was a member of the 2017 NCAA Tournament team.
He led the Bulldogs in scoring with 15.9 points per game and shot 48.6 percent from deep.
He was the No 5 overall pick and a potential top-10 pick.
Jackson has been a solid defender and can score in bunches, but there’s a chance that he will fall to the bottom of the first or second round.
#8: Kadeem Allen Kadee, PF & G, Kansas State The guard has been one of Kansas State’s best and is considered a top-three pick in this draft.
The power forward averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds per outing last season and has good size to guard bigs.
Allen was a top prospect in the draft and could be a top five pick.
The former Jayhawk is also the No 2 pick this year.
Allen is a long, athletic and physical defender and should be able to dominate at the next level.
#9: Marcus Paige Marcus Paige, SG, Virginia Tech The 6′4, 216-pound center has averaged 17.4 point, 8.8 assists and 3 on 47 percent shooting as a sophomore.
Paige has been an effective scorer for Virginia Tech, averaging 17.0 points per contest.
He also shot 41.5% from the floor and 52.5%, 41.7% and 44.2% from three point range last season after scoring 23.4 and 22.9 per contest as a freshman, respectively.
#10: Devin Booker Devin Booker, SG/SF, Kansas Booker has been consistently one of college basketball’s best scorers and has played the most minutes of any player at the position since coming into college.
He had a career year for Kansas last