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Who's Projected To Go No. 1 Overall In The 2019 NBA Draft

A general view of Adam Silver standing at the podium at the 2017 NBA Draft.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The 2018 NBA Draft isn't over yet. We're a little more than 20 picks into the first round. Former Arizona star Deandre Ayton went No. 1 overall.

It's time to start looking ahead to next year's draft, though. Who are the top prospects for the 2019 NBA Draft? Who's going to go No. 1 overall?

Here are the early projections.

The favorite to go No. 1 overall in 2019 is a five-star freshman from Duke. The Blue Devils had a top prospect go early this year, with Marvin Bagley going at No. 2 overall. Another freshman will go high in 2019.

Early mock drafts have No. 1 overall recruit R.J. Barrett being taken with the top pick. The Canadian star is considered to be one of the top prospects in years.

Here's what NBADraft.net says about his game:

"Good size and length for position with a 6’10 wingspan and 8’6.5 standing reach … Natural and high-level athleticism ... Quick first step and ability to elevate ... Finishes and plays above the rim in a way that most of his peers can’t contest or match. Can finish dunks with either hand ... Very good body control and changes speeds well … Led the Nike EYBL in scoring with 28 points per game ... Can serve as a scorer and distributor ... Shooting range extends to the three-point line ... Good step back jumper and scoring ability from midrange," they write.

Barrett, a 6-foot-6 small forward, has been one of the best players on the young international circuit. He's constantly impressed in games for Team Canada, earlier leading his team to a win against Team USA.

"Barrett has very good size at 6-foot-6 and is an extremely versatile talent. Even though he's listed as a wing, he has outstanding vision and can absolutely play on the ball due to his passing ability. Barrett's ball skills and scoring ability are also very good, as the lefty has the body control to take opponents off the dribble or pull up and his midrange jumpers," writes 247Sports.

Highlights of Barrett can be seen below.