Where Tennessee Basketball Players Stand In 2022 NBA Mock Drafts

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    It’s been just two weeks since the 2021 NBA Draft when former Vols Keon Johnson and Jaden Springer heard their name called in the first round.

    However, it isn’t too early to look ahead to the 2022 NBA Draft that will likely see at least one Vol drafted and potentially as many as four.

    Freshman point guard Kennedy Chandler is expected to be a star for Tennessee this season and the former five-star recruit showed up in the first round of every mock draft as a fringe lottery pick.

    Behind Chandler, no one on Tennessee’s roster is a lock to get drafted— and Chandler could return to UT if he doesn’t like his draft status. Still, there’s a handful of Vols with the potential to go to the NBA if they turn in a strong season.

    Included in that list is Brandon Huntley-Hatfield, Josiah Jordan James and Justin Powell.

    *Note: Only the NBA Draft Room and ESPN included a second round in their way to early 2022 mock draft.

    CBS Sports

    Kennedy Chandler – Round 1, Pick 11 – Indiana Pacers

    The Athletic

    Kennedy Chandler – Round 1, Pick 18 – TBD

    NBA Draft Room

    Kennedy Chandler – Round 1, Pick 17 – Boston Celtics

    Brandon Huntley-Hatifled – Round 1, Pick 30 – Miami Heat (from Brooklyn)

    Justin Powell – On the bubble – No. 88 overall prospect

    ESPN

    Kennedy Chandler – Round 1, Pick 13 – Memphis Grizzlies

    Josiah Jordan James – Round 2, Pick 36 – Minnesota Timberwolves

    Bleacher Report

    Kennedy Chandler – Round 1, Pick 11 – Washington Wizards

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.