Krysten Peek's Top 5 prospects for 2021 NBA Draft

Yahoo Sports NBA draft analyst Krysten Peek names her top five players for this year's draft now that the calendar has turned to 2021.

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KRYSTEN PEEK: We are roughly 10 games into the college basketball season, and a few players have started to make some statements at the top of the 2021 draft class. This is one of the deepest and most talented draft classes in recent memory. And let's take a look at the top five, starting at number one with Oklahoma State point guard Cade Cunningham.

Cunningham is 6'8" and 220 pounds who is the only player in college basketball averaging 20.7 rebounds, four steals, and one block per game. He can score at all three levels, and is a phenomenal passer. His height at the point guard position and the way he creates for teammates gives him a slight advantage at number 1 over Jalen Green.

At number two is G League Ignite superstar, Jalen Green. Green is a long athletic shooting guard listed at 6'5", who is one of the best guards at turning defense into offense. His ability to change speed in the open court is exceptional, and he could end up being the best pro in this entire draft class.

Next we have Gonzaga point guard, Jalen Suggs. Suggs is one of the toughest players in college basketball and was also a highly rated quarterback in high school. Suggs had one of the best games of the season against Iowa, where he finished with 27 points, including seven 3's.

The first stunner likely to go in the draft is the 7-footer out of USC, Evan Mobley. Mobley handles the ball extremely well for his size and can even step out and knock down a 3. He'll need to add weight to his slight frame, but there's a lot to like about this center out of California.

And finally, rounding out the top 5, is Stanford [INAUDIBLE] Ziaire Williams. Williams has been relatively quiet since his first game against Alabama, where he had 19 points and eight rebounds. He's 6'8" and can play and defend multiple positions and has great shooting mechanics. He'll need to start showing some more consistency in the season to remain a top five draft pick. For continual coverage on this draft class and all NBA news, keep it right here on Yahoo Sports.