Blazers mock draft roundup: Portland lands No. 1 in lottery sim, March Madness rules

The Trail Blazers win the lottery and grab an international star at No. 1 while filling out the rookie class with March Madness stars.
Joe Cronin, Portland Trail Blazers
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A March Madness run for the ages can vault an NBA draft prospect from a potential first-rounder to a sure-fire lottery selection. Think Kemba Walker's magical 2011 that helped him become the No. 9 overall pick. Or, perhaps closer to Trail Blazers fans' hearts, CJ McCollum's 30-point performance that helped Lehigh take down Duke and put a small-school guard on the national radar.

Maybe the next CJ is out there for Portland - the next under-the-radar prospect that sends himself flying up draft boards with an epic NCAA tournament.

Or maybe the Blazers just get lucky on lottery night, land the No. 1 overall pick and don't have to worry about anything that happens over the next few weeks because they can take whoever they want.

Portland Trail Blazers 2024 NBA mock draft roundup

Here's a rundown of three recent 2024 NBA mock drafts, one of which includes the Blazers finding themselves in that win-the-lottery, best-case scenario. And not to be left out, a few potential March Madness breakout stars as well.