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2020 NBA mock draft: A new No. 1 pick, latest on top prospects

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Although the 2020 NBA draft is still 17 months away, teams are closely monitoring the evolution of next year's class to see how future first-rounders are progressing and get a baseline for how valuable their draft picks might be moving forward.

We had checked in with many of the top prospects in the 2019 high school class -- the backbone of the 2020 lottery, if history is any indication -- at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts, this weekend, giving us yet another chance to revisit this talented group of players we've been following through USA Basketball camps, AAU and with their high school teams at various events.

We used the same projected standing from ESPN's Basketball Power Index for the 2019 draft in this 2020 edition. Although the 2020 draft is too far away to reasonably predict the team order, this gives a sense of picks owed and owned.