Within the past week or so, three more college basketball prospects have joined Washington Huskies star Markelle Fultz as eligible for the 2017 NBA Draft. On Thursday, it was reported that Arizona Wildcats freshman talent Lauri Markannen would be the latest. In addition, UCLA star Tj Leaf announced his eligibility, about a week after his talented teammate Lonzo Ball made the not-so-surprising announcement that he was going pro. Here's the latest look at where these three may land in the upcoming draft, as well as who else may be up there with the top picks.

Lonzo Ball's draft spot

The debate continues over who the No.

1 pick should be when the NBA Draft rolls around in June. Expectations are that one of three teams will hold the pick, as the Boston Celtics (thanks to the Nets), the LA Lakers, or Phoenix Suns seem to be in line for the chance at it. Boston appears to have the edge due to the Nets' dismal record. However, the NBA mock drafts going around the internet suggest Boston would go for Washington's Markelle Fultz before taking Ball. That could always change.

She speculation is that Ball will go with the No. 2 pick and most analysts are saying the Lakers should do everything possible to snag Lonzo Ball to help turn around their franchise. It's also speculated that the Phoenix Suns, or whoever has that No.

Three pick, is going to take the next-best talent, Kansas Wildcats' small forward Josh Jackson. Of course, trades and auditions during the NBA combine and team workouts could change perceptions of who should be drafted where.

Markkanen & Leaf's draft spots

Lauri Markkanen is a 7-footer who could be quite a talent at the next level thanks to his size and skills.

He and No. 2 seed Arizona bowed out of the NCAA tournament earlier than anticipated, falling to the Xavier Musketeers by two points in their game. However, he averaged 15.6 points and 7.2 rebounds a game as a freshman and should see his numbers continue to improve as he learns the pro game. He's currently projected at NBA Draft Express as a No.

8 pick for the Minnesota Timberwolves if they have the spot.

As for UCLA's TJ Leaf, he also made his announcement on Thursday to join Ball in this year's draft class. The 6-foot-10 forward freshman had 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds in this past season for UCLA. As basketball fans saw in the tournament, he and Ball had an early exit at the hands of the Kentucky Wildcats who have two top six prospects of their own: De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk.

Leaf is projected as a first-round pick, but later on, possibly around the 20s. NBA Draft Express shows the Bruins freshman as the No. 22 NBA Draft pick for the Toronto Raptors. As mentioned, these projections could change in the weeks leading up to the draft depending on workouts and the fact that some players listed above Leaf could always end up not declaring for the next level this year.

The 2017 NBA Draft will take place on June 22, 2017, with ESPN providing live televised coverage of the event.

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