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2024 NBA Draft odds: Alexandre Sarr remains favored to go No. 2
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2024 NBA Draft odds: Alexandre Sarr remains favored to go No. 2

Updated Jun. 26, 2024 5:05 p.m. ET

For weeks leading up to the NBA Draft, Alexandre Sarr was favored to be the No. 1 overall pick. 

Now, hours before the draft tips off, Zaccharie Risacher is the odds-on favorite to go No. 1, while Sarr is the heavy favorite to be selected second.

Washington owns the No. 2 pick, and at -1000, it seems like Sarr is a lock to make his debut in the league as a Wizard.

As recently as Tuesday, his No. 2 draft pick odds were -600. 


Sarr stands 7-foot-1 inches tall and weighs 225 pounds, with a 7-foot-4 wingspan. 

He averaged 9.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 17 minutes per game with the Perth Wildcats in 27 games last season.

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FOX Sports College Basketball expert John Fanta said this of Sarr: "Sarr's athleticism makes him really switchable on the defensive end of the floor, and on offense, he is aggressive on the attack, possesses a great ability to handle the ball and is a really willing passer. Evolving his perimeter game is the next step, but all the tools are there for Sarr to be the most unique talent of this class."

Of note is the fact that the Wizards have not had a lot of success with their recent top-10 draft picks. 

Two years ago, the Wizards took Johnny Davis with the 10th pick. In his first two seasons, Davis has gone back and forth between the G-League and the NBA. He's averaging four points, 0.8 assists and 0.4 rebounds over his first 78 games as a pro. 

Additionally, the Wizards traded 2019 first round pick Rui Hachimura to the Lakers in 2023. 

Former first-round picks Deni Avdija and Corey Kispert have been solid role players, but Washington has been unable to hit it out of the park with any recent top ten selections. 

Can Sarr change that narrative? 

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