Meet the top 60 prospects of the 2020 NBA Draft.

Last updated: April 24, 2020

1. Deni Avdija (SF)

6'8 210 lbs Israel
19.4 years old

Deni Avdija is a very enticing prospect who can quickly develop into a leading point-forward.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
47 19.8 0.51 (3.0/5.9) 0.52 (0.8/1.6) 0.34 (0.9/2.5) 7.7 0.6 3.5 4.1 1.7 0.5 0.6

He's a very skilled player who sees the floor well regardless of the situation he's put in. His rebounding allows him to start fast breaks with perfectly placed hit-aheads. 

His size allows him to see over defenses and find cutters with relative ease. He is very comfortable with the ball in his hands, and can easily end up running an NBA offense. 

He is great at running in transition, with or without the ball, and has a rare comfort and understanding with running the pick-and-roll despite his age. Avdija's playmaking ability creates easy scoring opportunities for his teammates, but he needs to improve his ball-handling to create for himself. 

He is a good straight-line driver and can utilize his stepback jumper, but he currently lacks the creativity to create space regularly. This is vital to reaching his scoring potential because while he does have solid shooting mechanics, the results have been far too inconsistent. 

Even though he can run an offense, Avdija doesn't need to have the ball to make an impact. He is a skilled cutter and does a great job of finding open spaces on the floor. 

On defense, Avdija is a surprisingly good shot blocker. He has great timing and uses his length to its full advantage. He has shown some improvement defensively, but he still has a ways to go to be a competent NBA defender. His lateral agility will let him down, and he needs to improve the timing of his rotations. 

Avdija has all the tools to be a high-end point-forward in the NBA as long as he continues with his high work ethic and is willing to be coached.

Has similar characteristics to:

Wing Nikola Jokic, bigger Manu Ginobili

Strengths:

Playmaking, basketball IQ, shooting mechanics, shot-blocking

Weaknesses:

Streaky shooter, maturity, defensive consistency

2. Anthony Edwards (SG)

6'5 225 lbs Georgia
18.8 years old

Anthony Edwards could be the most skilled player in this draft.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
32 33.0 0.40 (6.3/15.8) 0.77 (4.1/5.3) 0.29 (2.2/7.7) 19.1 0.8 4.5 5.2 2.8 1.3 0.6

The issue is that Edwards tends to rely solely on his raw talent and athleticism. The problem is that the cerebral part of his game has yet to develop. 

He vanishes when he is away from the ball on either end of the floor. He misses rotations, doesn't help on drives, and frequently gets caught ball watching. 

On offense, if he isn't hitting shots, his movement becomes stagnant, and he ends up just standing on the perimeter for extended periods of time. With that said, Edwards has an incredibly high ceiling. His smooth shooting form makes him a threat from outside, and he has the athleticism and ball-handling to get to the rim at will. 

His shot disbursement is ideal for the modern NBA as he typically avoids contested mid-range jumpers. The only concern is his willingness to settle for very deep threes. When he attacks the rim, it is near impossible to stop him as he can finish with power through the defender or use his agility to finish around them. 

Edwards lacks the consistent playmaking ability to be a primary ball-handler, and he will be at his best once he can learn to be a threat off-ball as well. 

His defensive impact wanes throughout a game, but he has the athleticism and basketball IQ to develop into a very good defender as he gets more reps at a higher level.

Has similar characteristics to:

Paul George, Andrew Wiggins, Jayson Tatum

Strengths:

Scoring, athleticism, defensive potential

Weaknesses:

Playmaking, disappears for long stretches, off-ball impact

3. Tyrese Haliburton (PG)

6'5 160 lbs Iowa St
20.2 years old

Tyrese Haliburton is a big, versatile guard.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
22 36.7 0.50 (5.6/11.1) 0.82 (1.7/2.0) 0.42 (2.4/5.6) 15.2 1.5 4.4 5.9 6.5 2.5 0.7

He has the skill to initiate the offense and the size to play as a two-guard. He's a great passer with impressive vision. 

There isn't an area of the floor that Haliburton doesn't see, and he takes good care of the ball. When he drives, he continually has his head up looking for open teammates. 

He is one of the best live-ball passers, with his one-handed drop-offs and cross-court passes. On top of that, Haliburton is an impressive shooter. As a freshman, Haliburton shot over 43 percent from three. 

Unfortunately, Haliburton has an unorthodox shooting form that could make it difficult for him to shoot off the dribble against NBA level defenders. With his push release out in front of him, defenders can more easily contest his shots. However, if defenses leave him open or go under on screens, Haliburton can make them pay with his extended range. 

Haliburton has also shown a varied dribbling repertoire that allows him to create more space for his shot. He has a very slender frame, so he will need to add muscle to make more of a defensive impact, but he has the height, long arms, and quickness to guard multiple positions.

Has similar characteristics to:

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Malcolm Brogdon

Strengths:

Playmaking, running in transition, size, shooting

Weaknesses:

Strength, perimeter defensive footwork, rebounding

4. LaMelo Ball (PG)

6'6 180 lbs NBL
18.8 years old

LaMelo Ball is one of the more intriguing and polarizing prospects in this draft.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
13 31.3 0.39 (6.3/16.2) 0.70 (2.7/3.8) 0.28 (1.8/6.6) 17.2 2.0 5.8 7.8 6.8 1.5 0.2

The high points of his game are incredibly impressive. Ball is one of, if not, the best passer in this draft. He has excellent vision and perfect touch, which he loves to show off when making the transition hit-aheads. 

Ball is like a quarterback when running the half-court offense. He easily manipulates defenses with his eyes and passes guys open for easy buckets. Despite his unorthodox shooting form, Ball is a solid shooter. He has good touch on his shots and a nice array of floaters. 

The problems come with his shot selection. He is too eager to pull up for deep threes early in the shot clock and has yet to figure out the best way to finish at the rim. He will try to go through guys that he should use a Eurostep to avoid and will pull up for a tough floater instead of finishing through a smaller defender. 

With more coaching and reps this should hopefully be something that he figures out but is still a concern. 

The biggest issue with Ball's resume is his defensive inconsistencies. He has great instincts on making rotations and jumping passing lanes (also evident in his passing and rebounding), but lacks the consistency and discipline required in the NBA. 

His gambles on steals don't pay off as much as you'd like, and he will go through spells of just not trying. 

If Ball can tighten up his defensive consistency and overall decision making, he could be the best player in this draft.

Has similar characteristics to:

Trae Young, worse defensive Lonzo Ball

Strengths:

Transition offense, passing, instincts, size

Weaknesses:

Shot selection, decision making, defensive consistency

5. James Wiseman (C)

7'1 240 lbs Memphis
19.2 years old

James Wiseman is a great athlete with elite mobility for his size.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
3 23.0 0.77 (6.7/8.7) 0.70 (6.3/9.0) 0.00 (0.0/0.3) 19.7 4.3 6.3 10.7 0.3 0.3 3.0

He will consistently finish with ease around the rim, whether it's with a powerful dunk or soft hook shot. 

His length and athleticism make him a strong rebounder, but he can struggle with physical opponents due to his slender frame. This results in struggling to establish position in the post. He does a great job of negating this by running in transition like a guard.

He has shown flashes of being able to shoot outside the paint, but we have yet to see consistent production from his jumper. Unfortunately, Wiseman is eager to show us his shooting ability, which creates a lot of ill-advised shot attempts.

On the defensive end, Wiseman can switch and guard multiple positions while being a great rim protector. The only issue is that he will over-rotate for blocks that he has no chance of getting.

This will leave his man wide open for an easy offensive putback. Overall, Wiseman has more mobility and skill than the vast majority of seven-footers we've seen.

Has similar characteristics to:

Skilled DeAndre Jordan, Marvin Bagley, Andre Drummond

Strengths:

Mobility, finishing around the rim, versatile defender, rebounding

Weaknesses:

Limited scoring range, struggles with physicality, decision making

6. Onyeka Okongwu (C)

6'9 245 lbs USC
19.5 years old

Onyeka Okongwu is a stabilizing post presence.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
28 30.6 0.62 (6.2/10.1) 0.72 (3.7/5.1) 0.25 (0.0/0.1) 16.2 3.3 5.4 8.6 1.1 1.2 2.7

He has a refined post game and soft touch around the rim that is rare for someone his age. He does a great job of getting his defender off balance and manipulating them to create an easy shot. 

He is also very calm with the ball. He isn't a great playmaker or ball-handler, but he typically makes the right passing decision and doesn't force bad shots. 

As a scorer, Okongwu will mostly get his points in the paint, but he has shown some shooting ability. He isn't reliable yet, but if he can continue to expand his range, his ceiling will grow immensely. 

Okongwu is also a strong defender when he is engaged in the play. He does a nice job of hedging on screens and has the agility to switch on the perimeter for short periods. 

His defensive impact falls off when he is away from the ball. He's a decent weak-side shot-blocker, but he frequently tends to ball watch or zone out when he isn't part of the play.

Has similar characteristics to:

Domantas Sabonis, Bam Adebayo, Bobby Portis

Strengths:

Rebounding, rim protection, decision making, low post scoring

Weaknesses:

Reliable shooting, ball watches, shooting

7. Tyrese Maxey (SG)

6'2 190 lbs Kentucky
19.6 years old

Tyrese Maxey is one of the most impressive scorers in the country.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 34.5 0.43 (4.8/11.3) 0.83 (3.2/3.9) 0.29 (1.1/3.6) 14.0 0.4 3.9 4.3 3.2 0.9 0.4

He is incredibly quick and doesn't struggle to get his shot. When he's playing off-ball, his quickness and change of pace make it incredibly difficult for defenders to stay with him. 

When he has the ball, his lightning-quick first step can get him to the rim with ease, or he can utilize a crippling stepback to create space for a jumper. Maxey's shooting can be streaky, though, and he will need to continue to work on creating more space for his jumpers, because his low release point could be an issue at the next level. 

As a playmaker, Maxey is pretty limited. He doesn't make many bad passes, but he also doesn't look to create for his teammates too often. On the defensive end, Maxey's quickness makes him a tenacious on-ball defender. 

Unfortunately, this same quickness gets him into a lot of trouble too. He can get caught ball watching, over-rotating, and jumping at too many pump fakes. 

If he can improve his defensive discipline, he will become a much more effective defender.

Has similar characteristics to:

Donovan Mitchell, Lou Williams, 2018 Derrick Rose

Strengths:

Scoring, quickness, off-ball movement, rebounding

Weaknesses:

Streaky shooter, playmaking, defensive discipline

8. Obi Toppin (PF)

6'9 220 lbs Dayton
22.2 years old

Obi Toppin is one of the most well rounded forwards in the country.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 31.6 0.63 (7.9/12.5) 0.70 (3.2/4.5) 0.39 (1.0/2.6) 20.0 1.2 6.4 7.5 2.2 1.0 1.2

Not only is he an incredibly skilled player, but he also has a very high basketball IQ. Toppin always seems to be in the right place and making the right play. For opponents, Toppin is a nightmare to match up against. 

On offense, Toppin is skilled enough to operate on the perimeter and has the size to score in the post. He's shown an improved ability to score off the dribble, whether he is utilizing stepback threes or beating defenders to the rim on his drives. 

Toppin's passing vision also means he doesn't force bad shots. He is unselfish and is only worried about making the right play on both ends of the floor. 

Toppin has the strength to defend in the post, and the agility to switch on to guards on the perimeter, but his switching ability will be more limited in the NBA. Due to his long legs, Toppin struggles to get low in his stance. This makes it more difficult for him to cut off drives against quicker opponents. He also has great timing on blocking shots at the rim. 

At Dayton, Toppin is playing mostly in the post on offense, but in the NBA, he will likely see more time on the wing. If he can improve his off-ball movement, he will be a much bigger threat.

Has similar characteristics to:

Tobias Harris, Kyle Kuzma, John Collins

Strengths:

Scoring versatility, versatile defender, basketball IQ, shot blocking

Weaknesses:

Lateral quickness, ball handling, perimeter defensive stance

9. Killian Hayes (PG)

6'5 195 lbs France
18.8 years old

Killian Hayes is one of the more creative point guards in this draft.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
33 24.8 0.48 (4.2/8.6) 0.88 (2.4/2.7) 0.29 (0.9/3.1) 11.6 0.4 2.5 2.8 5.4 1.5 0.3

He has great passing vision, ball handling, and isn't afraid to take some risks. Hayes is an excellent live-dribble passer as long as it is with his left hand. 

He avoids using his right for passing or shooting almost entirely, but when he has the ball on his left, it might as well be on a string. He can whip a pinpoint cross-court pass to a shooter or drop it to a rolling big man out of the pick-and-roll. 

Hayes's ball-handling also helps him create his own shot, attack the rim, and navigate the pick-and-roll. The problem is that Hayes's shooting reliability falls off a cliff the farther out he goes. He currently has a push shot that is released out in front of his face that results in some really bad misses from three. 

On defense, Hayes is a total wild card. He has the size to suggest that he can guard multiple positions, but the effort just isn't there on a nightly basis. Once he gets beat, he doesn't try to recover, and the overall effort is glaring. 

Hayes' playmaking ability makes him enticing, but he has a lot of areas of his game to tighten up before he is a consistent contributor.

Has similar characteristics to:

Goran Dragic, D'Angelo Russell-lite

Strengths:

Passing, creativity, pick-and-roll navigation

Weaknesses:

Shooting consistency, defensive discipline, explosiveness

10. Josh Green (SG)

6'6 209 lbs Arizona
19.5 years old

Josh Green is an NBA ready wing with a versatile game.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
30 30.8 0.42 (4.1/9.6) 0.78 (2.8/3.6) 0.36 (1.0/2.8) 12.0 1.3 3.3 4.6 2.6 1.5 0.4

The combination of speed and explosiveness makes Green a threat at both ends of the floor, but primarily when he attacks the rim. 

He is nearly unstoppable in transition, where he is also a very unselfish player. He is always looking to make the right play, whether it is a thunderous dunk or a well-timed pass to an open teammate. In the half-court offense, Green has shown he is an improved shooter but goes through swings in production. If he can speed up his release, he will be even more of a shooting threat. Green's shooting ability does open up driving lanes, though. 

He isn't a great ball-handler, but he is a great athlete with impressive footwork, so he doesn't struggle to get to the rim. He needs to improve the consistency of his touch around the rim, but Green has great body control and doesn't shy away from finishing through contact. 

As a defender, Green has the potential to be a defensive stopper. He has great footwork and instincts, but he needs to improve his overall awareness. His biggest struggles come when he is away from the ball. He can get caught ball watching and also struggles to track his man through screens. 

Arizona's eagerness to switch shoulders some of the blame, but Green needs to improve his communication and tracking ability through screens. 

Green has all the tools desired for a young wing, and he could turn into a reliable starter early in his career.

Has similar characteristics to:

Gary Harris, Taurean Prince, Victor Oladipo-lite

Strengths:

Athleticism, passing, shooting potential, finishing through contact

Weaknesses:

Touch around the rim, ball handling, off-ball defense

11. Devin Vassell (SG)

6'5 180 lbs Florida State
19.8 years old

Devin Vassell has developed into a deadly shooter.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
30 28.7 0.49 (4.8/9.8) 0.74 (1.6/2.2) 0.42 (1.5/3.5) 12.7 1.3 3.8 5.1 1.6 1.4 1.0

Whether he is pulling up off the dribble or spotting up in the corner, Vassell is one of the more reliable and intriguing shooters in this draft. 

His high release point, combined with his long wingspan, makes his shot extremely difficult to defend. Because of his form, Vassell can easily pull up off the dribble without being affected by defenders. 

Even though Vassell is a great shooter, he is also a very good passer. He won't be used to initiate much of the offense, but he does do a very nice job of passing out of his drives. He has no issues taking tough shots, but if he gets swallowed up on a drive attempt, he is more than willing and capable of finding an open teammate. 

Vassell is also an intriguing defensive prospect. His length gives him a lot of versatility, but he needs to work on his consistency. He goes through periods of locking down his man and shutting down passing lanes, but he will follow it up with a possession where he looks lost. 

While Vassell's length is a great asset on defense, it also hurts his perimeter defense. His long legs make it more difficult for him to stay in a low defensive stance. This can make him easier to drive past when he doesn't fully lock-in. 

If Vassell can improve his defensive awareness and consistency, he could develop into a great two-way wing.

Has similar characteristics to:

Khris Middleton, Tayshaun Prince

Strengths:

Shooting, passing, defensive potential

Weaknesses:

Strength, defensive stance, defensive consistency

12. Cole Anthony (PG)

6'3 190 lbs North Carolina
20.0 years old

Cole Anthony has an explosive first step and doesn't shy away from finishing at the rim.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
22 34.9 0.38 (6.0/15.7) 0.75 (4.4/5.8) 0.35 (2.2/6.4) 18.5 0.5 5.2 5.7 4.0 1.3 0.3

He does a great job of creating space for himself by using creative ball-handling and change-of-pace dribbling. 

He can shoot from anywhere on the floor but has shown some streakiness despite his smooth shooting form. His shooting ability also leads to forcing bad shots. 

Anthony can fill up a box score, but, at least early in his career, he will likely be an inefficient scorer. He frequently plays as if he has to do everything on the floor, which can lead to some amazing basketball, but also some poor decision making. 

There are few passes that Anthony is unable to make, but the problems arise, similar to his shot selection, with his decision making. Despite his great passing ability, he can struggle to refrain from forcing the issue, always looking for the highlight play. As a defender, Anthony can hold his own when he locks in, but his effort wanes. 

He has the basketball IQ and athleticism to be a solid defender but needs to work on staying engaged during every possession. 

When he is off-ball, he tends to roam and ball watch. When he is guarding the ball handler, he tends to overplay one direction, which creates wide-open driving lanes for his opponent.

Has similar characteristics to:

Jamal Murray, Spencer Dinwiddie, Jordan Clarkson

Strengths:

Scoring off the dribble, passing out of the drive, rebounding

Weaknesses:

Decision making, inconsistent defender, shot selection

13. Precious Achiuwa (SF)

6'9 225 lbs Memphis
20.7 years old

Precious Achiuwa is an athletic wing who is at his best when he is around the rim.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 30.4 0.49 (5.9/11.9) 0.60 (3.6/6.0) 0.33 (0.4/1.3) 15.8 3.0 7.8 10.8 1.0 1.1 1.9

Achiuwa does a great job of utilizing his athleticism and his body to create driving lanes. He can finish through contact, with finesse, and draw a lot of fouls. 

Unfortunately, Achiuwa has struggled to show that he can do much else on offense consistently. He isn't a good shooter yet, despite showing improvement from the corners, and he struggles to see the floor well, limiting his playmaking ability. 

On both ends of the floor, he plays like he has blinders on. On defense, Achiuwa's athleticism makes him a good rebounder and gives him the potential to be a versatile defender. This also allows him to use his speed to initiate transition offense and attack the rim. 

Right now, though, Achiuwa has a ways to go to be a reliable defender. He gets caught ball watching and struggles to stay with his man away from the ball. When he is guarding the ball handler, his agility and athleticism make him difficult to beat. 

Achiuwa has all the tools to be a quality 3-and-D forward, but he is very raw and needs to improve the cerebral aspects of his game instead of just the physical.

Has similar characteristics to:

Jeremy Grant, Aaron Gordon, Pascal Siakam-lite

Strengths:

Athleticism, rebounding, initiating transition offense, motor

Weaknesses:

Awareness, consistent shooting, playmaking, ball-handling

14. Isaac Okoro (SF)

6'6 225 lbs Auburn
19.3 years old

Isaac Okoro is one of the best wing defenders in the country and is a defensive floor general.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
28 31.5 0.51 (4.5/8.7) 0.67 (3.2/4.8) 0.29 (0.7/2.5) 12.9 1.9 2.5 4.4 2.0 0.9 0.9

His length, size, and instincts make him an NBA ready defender from day one. 

He switches on the perimeter with ease and is continuously communicating with his teammates. These instincts are also evident when it comes to rebounding. He is an effective defensive rebounder and is always a threat for an offensive tip-in. 

Okoro's defense can be misleading because it doesn't produce a ton of blocks or steals, but he is always cutting off drives, making the right rotation, and contesting shots. 

Okoro is much more limited on offense, though. He has improved his outside jumper tremendously, but there are still some inconsistencies with his mechanics. Once (if) those are smoothed out, Okoro could develop into a nice 3-and-D wing. 

Even though Okoro is a good athlete, he struggles to create off the dribble. His shooting form makes it difficult to pull-up. Okoro has shown an improved driving ability, though. He uses a quick first step and his large frame to get to the rim at will. 

Unfortunately, Okoro struggles to finish at the rim due to poor touch. Okoro is also a very smart passer. 

He has an innate sense of where his open teammate is, and he's getting better at passing out of his drives.

Has similar characteristics to:

P.J. Tucker, OG Anunoby, Jae Crowder

Strengths:

Defense, rebounding, 3-and-D potential, getting to the rim

Weaknesses:

Consistent shooting, finishing at the rim, playmaking


15. Nico Mannion (PG)

6'2 175 lbs Arizona
19.2 years old

Nico Mannion is a big point guard who can score with the best of them.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
32 32.3 0.39 (4.5/11.5) 0.80 (3.3/4.2) 0.33 (1.7/5.1) 14.0 0.2 2.2 2.5 5.3 1.2 0.0

Mannion can get to the rim at will by using his size and change-of-pace dribbling. He doesn't waste time with flashy moves, he puts his head down and gets to his spot. 

He's also an effective outside shooter. He uses his ball-handling to create space or runs off of screens for catch-and-shoot opportunities. When he can't get to the rim or is struggling to get his shot going, Mannion uses a deadly floater anywhere from 5-15 feet out. He has great touch, and likes to use it to open up other scoring possibilities. 

Mannion does need to improve his feel for the game, though. He struggles to find the balance between being a scorer or a playmaker. He tends to force the issue at times by forcing a highlight pass or taking a heavily contested shot. 

On defense, Mannion has the potential to be a solid defender. He has quick hands and good instincts on jumping passing lanes. His size also suggests that he could guard multiple positions, but he needs to work on his discipline. 

Too frequently, he will try to anticipate where the next pass will go, so he leaves his man hoping to jump the passing lane. Some times this pays off, but in the NBA, more intelligent players will abuse this lack of positioning. 

Has similar characteristics to:

Young Jeff Teague, Less athletic Zach LaVine, D'Angelo Russell-lite

Strengths:

Driving ability, creating his own shot, shooting, passing vision

Weaknesses:

Decision making, consistency

16. Aaron Nesmith (SF)

6'6 213 lbs Vanderbilt
20.6 years old

Aaron Nesmith is the best shooter in this draft.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
14 35.7 0.51 (7.5/14.6) 0.83 (3.7/4.5) 0.52 (4.3/8.2) 23.0 0.8 4.1 4.9 0.9 1.4 0.9

His shooting form is beautiful, and he uses it in different situations. He is at his best when spotting up or running off of screens. Nesmith does a great job of using screens to lose his man and create an open shot. 

Even when Nesmith has the ball, he is still an adept scorer. He can pull up off the dribble, or he can beat slower defenders to the rim. 

Nesmith isn't an elite athlete, but he does have the dribbling skills to attack off the dribble. He will be used as a scoring wing and will need to be paired with a solid point guard who can get him the ball. 

Defensively, Nesmith has the tools to be a very good defender. He has good instincts, size, and athleticism, he just needs to be more consistent. 

He will go through lapses of effort, but if he can eliminate those, he will be a solid defender. 

The floor for Nesmith is high based solely on his shooting. If he can become a more consistent defender, Nesmith will be one of the better 3-and-D wings in this draft.

Has similar characteristics to:

Buddy Hield, Evan Fournier

Strengths:

Shooting, off-ball movement, scoring off the dribble

Weaknesses:

Playmaking, defensive consistency

17. R.J. Hampton (PG)

6'5 185 lbs NBL
19.3 years old

R.J. Hampton is at his best when he has the ball in his hands.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
17 21.3 0.42 (3.5/8.5) 0.74 (1.6/2.2) 0.29 (0.9/3.0) 9.6 0.8 3.1 3.9 2.5 1.2 0.4

He is a great ball-handler and has no issues attacking the rim. His ability to create off the dribble leads to a lot of playmaking opportunities. 

His comfort level and navigation of the pick-and-roll improves every day, as does his passing vision. 

He isn't the best passer, but he continues to improve at reading the floor and making the right decision. His ability to attack the rim continues to improve as well. 

He is at his best in transition, but in the half-court offense, his understanding of dribble moves, hesitations, and how to attack different defenders continue to improve. 

Hampton is still a very inefficient shooter and will need to put a lot of work into his shot selection and his shooting form. A big part of this is because of his footwork. He struggles to get a solid base for his shot, which can result in not getting enough elevation. 

Hampton's inconsistent footwork also shows up on the defensive end. He will have too narrow of a base, or not be low enough in his stance, which makes him susceptible to get beat on drives. He is also an inconsistent pick-and-roll defender, often struggling on when to go over, under, or switch on the screen. 

The upside is that Hampton is very athletic and very competitive, and tends to focus more when facing top tier opponents.

Has similar characteristics to:

De'Aaron Fox, Zach LaVine

Strengths:

Playmaking, scoring, athleticism

Weaknesses:

Inefficient shooter, footwork, inconsistent defense

18. Jaden McDaniels (SF)

6'9 201 lbs Washington
19.7 years old

The first thing you notice about Jaden McDaniels is his length. His arms go on forever, and he takes full advantage of them.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 31.0 0.41 (4.4/10.8) 0.76 (2.8/3.7) 0.34 (1.4/4.1) 13.0 1.1 4.7 5.8 2.1 0.8 1.4

Defensively, McDaniels uses his length to disrupt passing lanes and be an effective weakside shot blocker. 

His length also makes him a strong rebounder on both ends of the floor. However, his lack of awareness on defense often puts him in a bad position to rebound or allows cutters to sneak behind him. 

McDaniels is a very good ball-handler for his size and is creative off the dribble. He has a quick and high release point, which makes him a threat to score from any level of the floor. 

He does a nice job of using his length to finish at the rim, but when he gets cut off, he has shown the ability to find shooters by passing out of his drive. 

Unfortunately, McDaniels's playmaking ability ends there. He is an average passer and doesn't look to create for his teammates much unless it is to get himself out of a bad situation. 

The biggest concern about McDaniels going forward is his lack of muscle. His slender frame suggests that he will struggle to add muscle, and his body hasn't changed much since high school.

Has similar characteristics to:

Danilo Gallinari, Michael Porter-lite, Otto Porter

Strengths:

Length, scoring versatility, rebounding

Weaknesses:

Strength, defensive awareness, playmaking

19. Theo Maledon (PG)

6'5 175 lbs France
19.0 years old

Theo Maledon is already a great playmaker.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
46 17.3 0.42 (2.4/5.7) 0.78 (1.7/2.1) 0.33 (0.8/2.5) 7.3 0.2 1.7 1.9 2.7 0.5 0.1

He has the floor vision and passing instincts of an NBA veteran, and he's always looking to set up his teammates instead of looking for his shot. 

This can be a detriment because he will pass up open shots, but it will also ingratiate himself with his teammates. 

Maledon is great at finding cutters and spot-up shooters, but the most impressive part of his playmaking is how he manipulates the defense. He is very patient and waits for the defense to get drawn in and focused on him. 

He often invites the double-team just to ensure his teammate gets open. When he runs the pick-and-roll, he uses the screen perfectly to get his defender on his hip. He then utilizes hesitations to draw in the screener's defender until the screener can pop out for an open jumper or roll to the rim for an easy lob. 

The biggest concern with Maledon is his aversion to scoring. His shooting mechanics are fine, but he only shoots about five times per game. If he continues to not even look to score, NBA defenses will be able to sag off him and not view him as a threat. 

Maledon is also a very good defender. He has great footwork and instincts on the perimeter. He hounds opponents and can switch on the perimeter because of his size. 

If Maledon can improve his willingness to score, he could become a well-rounded floor general.

Has similar characteristics to:

Dennis Schroder, Delon Wright

Strengths:

Floor vision, playmaking, perimeter defense

Weaknesses:

Shooting, scoring instincts

20. Zeke Nnaji (C)

7'0 240 lbs Arizona
19.4 years old

Zeke Nnaji is a physical, relentless, and raw big man.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
32 30.6 0.57 (5.6/9.8) 0.76 (4.8/6.2) 0.29 (0.2/0.5) 16.1 3.1 5.5 8.6 0.8 0.7 0.9

He's a solid athlete, but the most impressive trait about Nnaji is his motor. He fights for every rebound as if it's a life or death situation. Nnaji has also proven to be a solid rim protector. 

He has the length and leaping ability to block shots, and he does a good job of making the right rotation or switch. While his awareness can be an asset at times, it also tends to let him down. By always looking for the rotation or weak-side block, Nnaji will frequently lose sight of his own man, leaving him open for an easy tip-in. 

Offensively, Nnaji still has some work to do. He is a consistent finisher around the rim but lacks the creativeness and post skill to create his shot. This results in Nnaji trying to use brute strength to get to the rim and committing a lot of offensive fouls. 

He has shown flashes of being able to knock down jumpers, but not enough where it can be counted on as a reliable tool. He has, however, proven to be a very good passer out of the post. When he gets doubled, Nnaji does a nice job of staying calm and delivering an accurate pass to the cutter or a shooter on the perimeter. 

Nnaji is a raw big man, but he has all the tools to develop into a daily starter with continued coaching.

Has similar characteristics to:

Zach Collins, Montrezl Harrell, Serge Ibaka

Strengths:

Rebounding, shot blocking, passing out of the post, motor

Weaknesses:

Defensive discipline, creating his own shot, offensive fouls

21. Saddiq Bey (PF)

6'8 216 lbs Villanova
21.1 years old

Saddiq Bey is a versatile forward who can fill whatever role the team needs.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 33.9 0.48 (5.7/11.8) 0.77 (2.3/2.9) 0.45 (2.6/5.7) 16.1 1.3 3.5 4.7 2.4 0.8 0.4

Saddiq can take defenders off the dribble or knock down threes. He is a high-level ball-handler for a player his size, but if he is going to play with the ball in his hands, he will need to improve his playmaking ability. 

Bey will occasionally make a beautiful assist, but generally, he's only looking to create his own shot. This mindset isn't always a bad thing, though, as Bey's size essentially gives him a mismatch on every play. He can post up smaller opponents and can drag the opposing big out to the perimeter to beat him off the dribble. 

Bey's combination of size and agility also makes him a valuable asset on defense. He can guard any position on the floor at a high level. 

The biggest concern with Bey is his overall decision making. On offense, he doesn't always make the incisive pass and can get in a bad habit of taking heavily contested shots. 

Defensively, Bey can find himself in foul trouble easily by failing to recognize a winnable rebound or trying to take a bad charge.

Has similar characteristics to:

Marcus Morris, Solomon Hill, Eric Paschall

Strengths:

Creating off the dribble, versatile defender, scoring versatility

Weaknesses:

Consistent involvement, shooting consistency, decision making

22. Patrick Williams (SF)

6'8 225 lbs Florida State
18.8 years old

At just 18 years old, Patrick Williams already has an NBA ready body that will be able to defend almost anyone on the floor.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
29 22.5 0.46 (3.3/7.1) 0.84 (2.1/2.6) 0.32 (0.6/1.7) 9.2 1.3 2.7 4.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

His defensive versatility is the most promising component for his future development. He has the quickness and agility to defend on the perimeter, and the strength and explosiveness to defend the post. 

He moves his feet well and gets off the floor quickly. When you initially see Williams on the floor, you don't picture him as a rim protector, but once someone attacks him at the rim, that initial doubt is immediately erased. 

Williams will initially carve out his role because of his defense, but there are promising aspects of his offensive game as well. Williams is an adequate ball-handler, but his overall playmaking ability is lacking. 

His future in the NBA on offense will likely be as a spot-up scorer. His shooting form is smooth and compact, so even though the product has been inconsistent, the results should come. 

Williams' defensive ability is a good enough selling point on its own, but if he continues to improve his shooting consistency, he could become a steal in the first round.

Has similar characteristics to:

Torrey Craig, Maurice Harkless

Strengths:

Defense, athleticism, rim protection, passing

Weaknesses:

Creating off the dribble, shooting consistency, consistent perimeter defense

23. Robert Woodard II (SF)

6'7 230 lbs Mississippi St
20.7 years old

Robert Woodard II is an explosive forward with a lot of upside.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 33.0 0.50 (4.4/8.9) 0.64 (1.6/2.5) 0.43 (1.0/2.3) 11.4 2.2 4.4 6.6 1.3 1.1 1.0

Woodard's leaping ability makes him a strong rebounder and a very effective, versatile shot blocker. Woodard is always a threat as a weak-side shot-blocker, but he can also leap off two feet and block an opponent's shot when they pull up off the dribble. 

He has good footwork that allows him to stay with opponents on the perimeter and the strength to battle in the post. Woodard's explosiveness is also on full display on the offensive end. When he attacks the rim, he is a strong above the rim finisher, but he can become stagnant on offense. 

He doesn't move without the ball well and doesn't have the ball-handling ability to create his shot. Woodard does have very smooth shooting form, though, so he should develop into a solid spot-up shooter early in his career. 

If he can improve his ball-handling, Woodard's shooting form and ability to rise up should make him an effective off the dribble shooter. 

If he can improve his cutting and relocation abilities on offense, Woodard will significantly increase his offensive potential.

Has similar characteristics to:

PJ Washington, John Collins

Strengths:

Perimeter defense, shot blocking, rebounding, shooting potential

Weaknesses:

Creating his own shot, shooting consistency, off-ball movement

24. Aleksej Pokusevski (C)

7'0 195 lbs Serbia
18.4 years old

Aleksej Pokusevski is a very fluid athlete for his size, and it's obvious when he gets in the open floor.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
12 21.3 0.40 (3.5/8.8) 0.78 (1.5/1.9) 0.32 (1.4/4.4) 9.9 1.2 6.1 7.2 2.8 1.2 1.7

He does a great job of running in transition with or without the ball. When he secures the defensive rebound, he is very comfortable initiating the break on his own and taking the ball coast-to-coast. 

He also moves well in the half-court offense. He can run off screens but is most effective as a spot-up shooter. His shooting form needs a little work, but overall, his high release and consistent footwork should project to the NBA. Pokusevski has almost no offensive post-game, though. 

He rarely looks to score in the post because he lacks the strength to move guys. This lack of strength also shows up on defense as he can be moved off the spot rather effortlessly, especially by NBA big men. 

Pokusevski does make up for his lack of strength with his great length. He is a solid shot-blocker because of this, and his length also helps him recover when he is beaten on the perimeter. 

NBA guards will target Pokusevski because they will be able to beat him on the perimeter. Despite his fluidity in the open court on offense, he has horrible footwork on defense. He frequently crosses his feet and overcommits, which takes him off-balance. Sometimes he's able to recover with his length alone, but NBA guards will have a field day with him. 

Pokusevski will be a project, but if he can improve his footwork and add some muscle, he could develop into a decent two-way big man.

Has similar characteristics to:

Lauri Markkanen, Moritz Wagner, Poor man's Jaren Jackson Jr.

Strengths:

Fluid athlete, shooting potential, rim protection, passing

Weaknesses:

Perimeter defense, strength, footwork

25. Jared Butler (PG)

6'3 190 lbs Baylor
19.8 years old

Jared Butler is a well-rounded guard who can fill whatever role is needed.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
30 30.4 0.42 (5.6/13.2) 0.78 (2.3/3.0) 0.38 (2.6/6.7) 16.0 0.5 2.7 3.2 3.1 1.6 0.1

Perimeter defense, off-ball shooting, shot creation, it doesn't matter to Butler; he has the skillset to fill any role. 

On offense, Butler is an incredibly good ball-handler and has no issues creating his own shot, whether it's with a crippling stepback or a knee-buckling crossover. He has a smooth shooting form that is effective off the dribble or the catch. 

The concerns come with his at-rim-finishing and his average playmaking. 

Butler struggles when he is confronted with length at the rim, and his average playmaking may limit his ceiling as a lead guard. His only limitation on defense is his size. 

Even though he isn't the biggest player, Butler is a very competitive defender. He has great instincts, positioning, and footwork, which should all carry over to the next level. 

Butler may not ever be a regular starting point guard, but his varied skillset will keep him involved in rotations for a long time.

Has similar characteristics to:

Spencer Dinwiddie, Monte Morris

Strengths:

Ball handling, defense, shooting

Weaknesses:

Finishing at the rim, rebounding, elite playmaking

26. Corey Kispert (SG)

6'7 220 lbs Gonzaga
21.2 years old

Corey Kispert is known as a shooter, but he shouldn’t be limited to just that.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
33 33.0 0.47 (4.7/10.0) 0.81 (2.1/2.6) 0.44 (2.4/5.4) 13.9 0.9 3.0 4.0 2.1 0.9 0.4

Kispert has a smooth shooting form that is compact, consistent, and reliable from any spot on the floor. 

He moves great without the ball and identifies the open spots on the floor that he can take advantage of. On top of that, Kispert has shown that he is adept around the rim and has good floor vision. 

He isn’t a great playmaker and is limited at creating off the dribble, but he does see the floor well and doesn’t struggle to fire in a pass to a cutting teammate. 

The biggest hindrance for Kispert is his speed and lateral agility. He isn’t a bad athlete, but he does lack the foot speed to keep up with opponents on defense. 

Despite this, he is still a competitive defender and is rarely out of position. 

Facing NBA level athletes will expose him some on defense, but he should be able to make up for some of it with his solid positioning and communication.

Has similar characteristics to:

Joe Harris, Jared Dudley, Furkan Korkmaz

Strengths:

Shooting, off-ball movement, passing

Weaknesses:

Athleticism, creating off the dribble, lateral agility

27. Leandro Bolmaro (SG)

6'7 182 lbs Argentina
19.7 years old

Leandro Bolmaro is an intriguing combo guard.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
22 17.6 0.42 (3.0/7.2) 0.68 (1.0/1.5) 0.28 (0.9/3.1) 8.0 0.5 1.2 1.7 2.5 1.3 0.1

He has a great work rate both on and off the court. Offensively, Bolmaro can play on or off-ball. He has seen some more time playing the point, but he will need to improve his ball security to carve out that role. 

He shows flashes of making incredible passes but will follow it up with flat out bad turnovers. When he plays off-ball, he has great movement. He times his cuts well and is great at rotating on the perimeter. 

Even though Bolmaro hasn't produced great shooting numbers, he has cleaned up his form and improved since last season, which suggests that he should continue improving. 

Bolmaro's work rate also carries over to the defensive end. He has very quick feet and good instincts. He is happy to pick up guys full court and chase them through screens. 

The biggest issue with Bolmaro's defense is his lack of length and explosiveness, which hurts him when it comes to rebounding and contesting shots, but his overall effort level helps keep him in a good position. 

Bolmaro will need to continue to improve his shooting and ball security, but at worst, he should develop into a nice role player.

Has similar characteristics to:

Kevin Huerter-lite, Tomas Satoransky

Strengths:

Shooting potential, off-ball movement, work rate, passing potential

Weaknesses:

Turnover prone, shooting consistency, length

28. Grant Riller (PG)

6'3 190 lbs Charleston
23.3 years old

Grant Riller will be one of the least known prospects in this draft.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 33.5 0.50 (7.3/14.7) 0.83 (5.7/6.9) 0.36 (1.5/4.2) 21.9 0.5 4.6 5.1 3.9 1.6 0.3

Coming out of a small school that plays weaker opponents than most, Grant Riller will be one of the least known prospects in this draft. Despite that, Riller has proven how great he can be on offense. 

Riller is a consistent 3-level scorer who can also run the offense. Riller's high-level ball-handling is a big reason why he can create so many scoring opportunities for himself. 

To get to the rim, Riller has a wide assortment of moves that include hesitations, euro-steps, crossovers, and stepbacks. He is an effective shooter off the dribble and has great body control to finish at the rim. 

Running the pick-and-roll is second nature for Riller. He handles pressure well by splitting double teams, and his great passing vision means that there is always an open teammate. 

The issues, however, come on the defensive end. Riller generally knows where he is supposed to be, but his effort is lacking. He struggles to fight through screens, gets caught ball-watching, and can be flat-footed. 

If Riller can improve his defensive effort, he could be a late first-round steal.

Has similar characteristics to:

Fred VanVleet, CJ McCollum-lite

Strengths:

3-level scorer, ball handling, passing out of the pick-and-roll

Weaknesses:

Defensive effort, off-ball movement

29. Cassius Stanley (SG)

6'6 193 lbs Duke
20.8 years old

Cassius Stanley is one of the most athletic guards in the country.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
29 27.4 0.47 (4.4/9.3) 0.73 (2.7/3.6) 0.36 (1.1/3.0) 12.6 1.9 3.0 4.9 1.0 0.7 0.7

His leaping ability is second to none, and he has great foot speed. This makes him deadly in transition as his speed separates him from defenders, and once he gets his momentum going towards the rim, he is nearly impossible to stop. 

Stanley's shooting form is promising. He still goes through slumps, but his form is consistent and should translate well to the NBA range. 

Stanley showed off how good his outside shooting can be as the season progressed. Unfortunately, Stanley's inconsistent ball handling limits how much he can utilize his athleticism in the half-court offense. 

By lowering his dribbling level and keeping it tighter to his body, Stanley will not only minimize his turnovers but also increase his scoring opportunities. 

While Stanley's athleticism can be muted in the half-court offense, it's very evident on defense. He can effectively guard multiple positions, and his foot speed is a nuisance for defenders to deal with. 

Stanley can also excel as a weak-side shot-blocker with his elite explosiveness. 

Stanley has all the tools to be used as a 3-and-D wing. If he can improve his consistency, Stanley could be a steal.

Has similar characteristics to:

DeAndre Bembry, Gerald Henderson, Gerald Green

Strengths:

Athleticism, active defender, shooting, rebounding

Weaknesses:

Passing, feel for the game, ball handling

30. Jahmi'us Ramsey (PG)

6'4 195 lbs Texas Tech
19.0 years old

Jahmi'us Ramsey is a fluid athlete who can light it up from outside.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
27 31.1 0.44 (5.5/12.4) 0.64 (1.9/2.9) 0.43 (2.2/5.2) 15.0 0.7 3.3 4.0 2.2 1.3 0.7

Ramsey's smooth shooting form makes him deadly from outside. He can struggle when he's shooting on the move, but when he gets his feet set, Ramsey is likely to make it. 

Ramsey also has explosiveness that is rare for players his size. This allows him to be an above rim finisher, which also leads to drawing more fouls. 

This explosiveness makes Ramsey a solid rebounder at both ends of the floor as well. 

Ramsey will need to improve his playmaking to play point guard in the NBA. He is a smart passer and will find teammates when he needs to pass out of his drive, but he generally isn't looking to set up teammates. 

Defensively, Ramsey can be a lockdown on-ball defender. He has quick feet and does a nice job of turning his hips to adjust to his opponent's drive. 

His footwork can be a little inconsistent, but with experience, this should only improve. The concern with Ramsey's defense is his off-ball awareness. He frequently gets caught ball watching, which allows for easy cuts or uncontested offensive rebounds. 

By improving his off-ball positioning, Ramsey will become a much more effective defender and make life a lot easier on himself.

Has similar characteristics to:

Kendrick Nunn, Anfernee Simons, Malik Beasley

Strengths:

On-ball defender, explosiveness, shooting, smart passer

Weaknesses:

Off-ball defense, consistent playmaking, shot selection

31. Tre Jones (PG)

6'2 185 lbs Duke
20.4 years old

Tre Jones is an incredibly smart point guard who is best known for his defense.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
29 35.4 0.42 (5.6/13.2) 0.77 (3.7/4.8) 0.36 (1.3/3.7) 16.2 0.7 3.6 4.2 6.4 1.8 0.3

Jones is one of, if not the, best defensive guards in the country. His lateral quickness and footwork are elite. On top of that, his awareness and anticipation are even more impressive. When he is guarding the ball handler, it seems like Jones knows where the opponent is going before he does. 

On offense, Jones has become a much better passer. He looks more confident and is seeing the floor well, whether it is finding cutters, passing out of the drive, running the pick-and-roll, or running in transition. 

Unfortunately, his shooting struggles from his freshman year appear to still be present, despite having some stretches of knocking down threes. 

An encouraging sign, though, is that his struggles don't seem to be form related. His form is smooth and consistent, which suggests he could steadily improve. 

He does a great job of driving and finishing at the rim, but if Jones wants to solidify his spot in the first round, he will need to show more consistency with his outside shooting.

Has similar characteristics to:

Matthew Dellavedova, Raul Neto, Tyus Jones

Strengths:

Defense, IQ, playmaking

Weaknesses:

Shooting, rebounding, size

32. Cassius Winston (PG)

6'1 185 lbs Michigan St
23.2 years old

Cassius Winston is a very mature point guard that will have a long NBA career.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
30 32.6 0.45 (6.2/13.8) 0.85 (3.8/4.5) 0.43 (2.4/5.6) 18.6 0.2 2.3 2.5 5.9 1.2 0.0

Winston's biggest issue is his lack of size and athleticism. This limits him on the defensive end where he can be taken advantage of if he gets switched off the opponent's point guard. 

Despite his lack of athleticism, Winston is very good at creating his shot by using great body control. He does a great job of using change-of-pace dribbling and his body to create just enough space to get his shot off. 

This is incredibly useful on his drives as he routinely avoids getting his shot blocked. 

From behind the arc, Winston is a reliable shooter. When he attacks the lane, he is crafty enough to draw a lot of fouls. Winston also sees the floor well and rarely makes mistakes. 

When he gets in situations where he feels he has to take over, Winston can be prone to forcing the issue instead of letting the game come to him. 

Winston won't be a star, but he will be a consistent backup point guard in the NBA for a long time.

Has similar characteristics to:

Fred VanVleet, Jordan McLaughlin

Strengths:

Basketball IQ, creating his own shot, shooting

Weaknesses:

Size, athleticism, off-ball defense

33. Tyrell Terry (PG)

6'2 160 lbs Stanford
19.7 years old

Even though Tyrell Terry has the body of an eighth-grader, he has the skills of an NBA player.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 32.5 0.44 (4.7/10.7) 0.89 (3.2/3.6) 0.41 (2.0/4.9) 14.7 0.4 4.1 4.5 3.2 1.4 0.1

The first thing you notice about Terry is how small he is. This will be the biggest obstacle he will need to overcome because opponents will be able to abuse him. 

He will be a defensive liability, and his lack of strength and athleticism will hurt him on offense as well. 

Terry could be a steal in this draft, but he will be a project as he improves his body. 

With that said, Terry is a great shooter. He moves well without the ball and has great touch on his shot. He is known as a shooter and is also adept at getting to the rim. 

He attacks closeouts well and is a creative below-the-rim finisher. Terry projects as a point guard, but right now, he is still too careless with the ball. 

He does have great touch on his passes, which is evident in his hit-ahead and post-entry passes. The problem is that he's too scoring focused, and become flustered by pressure. 

Terry's shooting ability alone will keep him in the league, but to develop a bigger role, he needs to work on his body.

Has similar characteristics to:

Seth Curry, Patty Mills

Strengths:

Shooting, scoring and passing touch, getting to the rim

Weaknesses:

Athleticism, size, ball security

34. John Petty Jr (SG)

6'6 184 lbs Alabama
21.5 years old

John Petty Jr is an electric shooter who plays with high energy on both ends of the floor.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
29 33.5 0.46 (4.8/10.4) 0.67 (2.0/3.0) 0.44 (2.9/6.7) 14.5 1.3 5.2 6.6 2.5 1.1 0.7

The biggest improvement with Petty's game this year has been his improved confidence. His three-point percentage has jumped ten percent, despite significantly increasing his attempts. 

He has a consistent shooting form and does a nice job elevating on his shot. 

Petty is also a good athlete. When he gets a runway to the rim, he can quickly elevate to finish above the rim. 

While Petty is comfortable with the ball, he will be used mostly as an off-ball scorer as he lacks the passing vision and accuracy to be a primary ball-handler. 

Petty will occasionally make a nice pass out of his drive, but he is too eager to leave his feet in these situations. Petty's offensive energy also carries over to the defensive end. He has good footwork and instincts that make him an effective on-ball defender. 

Unfortunately, Petty lacks awareness when he is away from the ball. He will lose his man through screens, get caught ball watching, and make ill-advised switches.

Has similar characteristics to:

J.R. Smith, Terrence Ross

Strengths:

Shooting, on-ball defense, energy

Weaknesses:

Off-ball defense, playmaking, ball stopper

35. Daniel Oturu (C)

6'9 240 lbs Minnesota
20.7 years old

Daniel Oturu made one of the biggest improvements since last season.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 34.0 0.56 (7.7/13.7) 0.71 (4.1/5.8) 0.37 (0.6/1.7) 20.1 3.7 7.5 11.3 1.1 0.6 2.5

Oturu became much stronger, which has allowed him to control the paint on both ends of the floor. Along with his strength, Oturu has also improved his footwork. 

This has given him a more creative post-up game and made him a more effective role man. 

While the majority of Oturu's points come at the rim, he has shown some improvement with his jump shot. He is by no means reliable from outside yet, but the fact that he can occasionally make outside shots is a massive improvement. 

As a defender, Oturu doesn't want to be pulled away from the basket. He is heavy-footed and doesn't have to footwork to contain quicker opponents on the perimeter yet. 

In the post, though, Oturu is an eager and effective shot blocker. The only concern is that Oturu wants to block every shot, which leads to him consistently getting into foul trouble. 

To carve out a more substantial role in the NBA, Oturu will need to improve his decision making on both ends to stay out of foul trouble.

Has similar characteristics to:

Bobby Portis, Montrezl Harrell, Thomas Bryant

Strengths:

Scoring, rebounding, improved shooting, shot blocking

Weaknesses:

Fouls, defensive versatility, shooting consistency

36. Reggie Perry (C)

6'10 249 lbs Mississippi St
20.2 years old

Reggie Perry is a versatile big man who can do a bit of everything.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 31.1 0.50 (5.9/11.8) 0.77 (4.8/6.3) 0.32 (0.7/2.3) 17.4 3.1 6.9 10.1 2.3 0.8 1.2

His post-game isn't very refined, but he does have good touch around the rim. This is a bonus, especially because of Perry being a high-level rebounder. 

His soft-touch creates easy buckets out of nothing. As a shooter, Perry has shown flashes but no consistency of being able to stretch the floor. 

Due to his mobility and playmaking, Perry spends a lot of time on the perimeter, so if he can improve his jumper, he will become much more effective. 

The most intriguing part of Perry's offensive game is his playmaking ability. 

He is a solid ball-handler and a very good passer. The only problem is that when he is put under heavy pressure, he can be prone to throwing it away or making an awful pass. 

Defensively, Perry is an average shot blocker. Based on his athleticism, he should be more productive, but he is often late on rotations. Perry also struggles if he gets switched onto guards. 

The biggest concern with Perry is his inconsistent motor. 

If things aren't going his way, he can take himself out of the game and become ineffective by pure lack of effort.

Has similar characteristics to:

Poor man's Bam Adebayo, Wendell Carter Jr

Strengths:

Playmaking, rebounding, stretch potential

Weaknesses:

Defensive awareness, consistent motor, decision making, takes himself out of games

37. Paul Reed (PF)

6'9 220 lbs DePaul
21.0 years old

Paul Reed is a rangy big man with great agility.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
29 31.7 0.52 (6.3/12.2) 0.74 (2.0/2.8) 0.31 (0.6/1.8) 15.1 3.3 7.4 10.7 1.6 1.9 2.6

His wingspan allows him to disrupt the opponent's offense. He does a great job of using his quick hands to poke the ball loose, and he utilizes his length and timing to be a reliable rim protector. 

Reed's agility also allows him to defend multiple positions, and he doesn't struggle when he gets pulled out to the perimeter. Along with shot-blocking, Reed's length makes him a strong rebounder on both ends of the floor, which is a critical component of his offensive success. 

Reed has shown flashes of being able to take slower defenders off the dribble, but his ball-handling and playmaking still leave a lot to be desired. NBA teams will likely look to Reed as a stretch four or five, but he will struggle initially in that role. 

Reed has a high release on his jump shot, but he has an unnecessary hitch at the top of his shot, which affects his accuracy. 

To develop into a reliable shooter, Reed will need to eliminate this bad habit from his form.

Has similar characteristics to:

Chris Boucher, Keita Bates-Diop

Strengths:

Length, rebounding, shot blocking

Weaknesses:

Ball handling, off-ball defensive awareness, consistent motor

38. Kira Lewis (PG)

6'3 165 lbs Alabama
19.1 years old

Kira Lewis is one of the fastest players in the country.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 37.6 0.46 (6.6/14.5) 0.80 (3.4/4.2) 0.37 (1.8/4.9) 18.5 0.8 3.9 4.8 5.2 1.8 0.6

We rarely see players separate from defenders in the open floor, but Lewis does it routinely. Lewis is incredibly comfortable running in transition. He outruns defenders for an easy layup or makes a well-timed pass to a cutting teammate. 

Lewis also puts his speed on full display when he is in isolation situations. Defenders can't keep up with him when he uses his change-of-pace dribbling to fly past them. His offensive concerns come with his shooting.

He occasionally knocks down outside jumpers, but he shouldn't be used as a regular shooter. 

Lewis also lacks the traditional playmaking instincts of most point guards. He is an adequate passer, but he lacks the vision and instincts to create for his teammates. 

On the defensive end, Lewis is also limited. He can defend either guard, but his lack of size and strength limits his switching ability. When he's guarding an opposing guard, he is a nightmare to deal with. His foot speed and quick hands create a lot of issues for opponents.

Has similar characteristics to:

Poor man's De'Aaron Fox, Dennis Schroder, smaller Markelle Fultz

Strengths:

Speed, defense, getting to the rim, transition offense

Weaknesses:

Shooting, traditional playmaking, strength

39. Nick Richards (C)

7'0 247 lbs Kentucky
22.5 years old

Nick Richards is the definition of an energy big man off the bench.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 29.7 0.64 (5.3/8.2) 0.75 (3.5/4.7) 0.00 (0.0/0.0) 14.0 2.6 5.2 7.8 0.2 0.1 2.1

He isn't particularly skilled, but he is a big body with good athleticism. Richards' best attribute is his shot-blocking abilities. He has excellent timing and does a nice job of disrupting shots around the rim. 

On offense, Richards needs to be looking for lobs and rebounds. Otherwise, he loses his effectiveness. 

He has tried to expand his shooting range, but there has been little success. Richards won't make much of an impact on either end when he gets pulled away from the rim, but if a team needs an energy big man who can block a few shots and grab some rebounds, they could do a lot worse than Richards.

Has similar characteristics to:

Willie Cauley-Stein, Daniel Gafford, Jarrett Allen-lite

Strengths:

Shot blocking, rebounding, rim runner

Weaknesses:

Scoring consistency, offensive and defensive versatility

40. Jalen Smith (PF)

6'10 215 lbs Maryland
20.2 years old

Jalen Smith has great length and the potential to develop into a versatile player.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 31.2 0.54 (5.4/10.1) 0.75 (3.6/4.8) 0.37 (1.0/2.8) 15.5 3.2 7.3 10.5 0.8 0.7 2.4

Smith is a good athlete who can guard multiple positions. His lateral agility and shot-blocking capabilities make him a coveted defensive asset. Switching onto guards isn't a big issue either. Even when Smith gets beat by quicker opponents, his length never takes him entirely out of a play. 

Smith has added a lot more strength since his freshman season, which has helped his post defense. Unfortunately, Smith still struggles to identify and defend post moves. 

Smith also uses his athleticism to be a great rebounder on both ends of the floor. 

Offensively, Smith is best around the rim. He has shown an improved post scoring game but still has below average touch. 

Smith wants to stretch the floor, and his shooting form has improved, but he is still far too inconsistent to be an asset from outside. 

If he can develop any consistency with his jumper, Smith could become a versatile big man with a legitimate role in the rotation.

Has similar characteristics to:

Bruno Caboclo, Miles Plumlee

Strengths:

Length, rebounding, rim protection

Weaknesses:

Shooting consistency, offensive versatility, strength

41. Vernon Carey Jr (PF)

6'10 265 lbs Duke
19.3 years old

Vernon Carey Jr is a score-first big-man.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 24.8 0.58 (6.4/11.1) 0.67 (4.7/7.0) 0.38 (0.3/0.7) 17.8 2.7 6.1 8.8 1.0 0.7 1.6

Vernon has a skilled post-game but will need to add a wider variety of moves to his arsenal. 

He isn't a very physical player, but he does have a soft touch when he is finishing around the rim, which allows him to finish in a variety of ways. He has also increased his impact as a screener and a roll man. 

He is strong enough to set a solid screen, and when he rolls to the rim, he is agile enough to avoid rotating defenders. On top of that, Carey has shown the ability to stretch the floor. 

He struggles to shoot consistently when guarded, but if he is left wide open after he sets a screen, he can knock down threes. 

Defensively, Carey looks to be a solid shot blocker. He has good timing and does a good job of staying vertical. The issues come when he has to track his man off-ball or make rotations. He can get caught ball watching and lose his man. 

He also struggles at times to make a well-timed rotation. Too frequently, he is late or not rotating at all. 

Don't be surprised if he climbs high up draft boards if he can improve his defense.

Has similar characteristics to:

Al Jefferson, Nikola Vucevic-lite

Strengths:

Scoring mentality, shot blocking, work rate

Weaknesses:

Defensive awareness, consistent involvement, decision making

42. Isaiah Stewart (PF)

6'9 245 lbs Washington
19.0 years old

Isaiah Stewart is extremely raw, but he has the strength, mobility, and work rate that could make him a first-round pick.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
32 32.3 0.57 (6.0/10.5) 0.77 (4.8/6.2) 0.25 (0.2/0.6) 17.0 2.8 6.0 8.8 0.8 0.5 2.1

Even though Stewart isn't the tallest big-man, he makes up for it with his length and work rate. Stewart's height limits his shot-blocking ability, but he is still an effective rim protector because of his ability to elevate and stay vertical. 

This doesn't result in a lot of blocks, but it does impact opponents' shots. 

Stewart will also struggle to defend on the perimeter due to his foot speed. He currently lacks the lateral agility to keep up with guards, but he can typically recover, at least somewhat, based on effort. 

Stewart's offensive game right now, while effective, is pretty limited. He does a great job of running in transition and controlling the post in the half-court offense. 

He uses his strength to establish post position against weaker college defenders and uses his soft hands and touch to finish off of tough entry passes. 

Stewart's shooting mechanics also suggest that he will be able to extend his shooting range. He is currently producing mixed results on his jumper, but establishing post position in the NBA will be more difficult, so improving on his shooting consistency will be crucial for his development.

Has similar characteristics to:

Tristan Thompson, Jordan Bell, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

Strengths:

Work rate, rebounding, shooting mechanics, strength

Weaknesses:

Ball security, very raw, shot blocking

43. Amar Sylla (PF)

6'9 195 lbs Senegal
18.7 years old

Amar Sylla is at his best when he's attacking the rim.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 21.2 0.40 (3.0/7.6) 0.66 (0.6/0.9) 0.23 (0.6/2.5) 7.3 1.2 4.4 5.6 0.5 0.3 0.8

Sylla's length is obvious, and when it's paired with his athleticism, he becomes incredibly difficult to stop. 

Sylla does a great job of running in transition. He fills the lane well, and projects as a grab-and-go forward. His ball-handling is pretty sloppy, and his shot-creating ability in the half-court offense is limited. With that said, it's still good enough for him to initiate the fast break. 

Sylla's below-average ball-handling isn't the only thing that limits him in the half-court offense. His passing ability is minimal, and his jump shot is a work in progress. He has shown an improved cutting ability, and his shooting form, while not great, isn't completely broken. 

Even though Sylla isn't a reliable shooter, his soft touch is promising. As a defender, Sylla should be able to switch easily. He has solid instincts, and he's a solid weakside shot blocker, he just needs to improve his consistency on defense. 

The range of outcomes for Sylla's career is vast, but he does have a rare foundation to build on. If he can improve his shooting consistency and not be a liability with the ball in his hands, Sylla could develop into a real threat.

Has similar characteristics to:

Poor man's Pascal Siakam, Jonathan Isaac-lite

Strengths:

Transition scoring, weak-side shot blocking, length

Weaknesses:

Playmaking, shooting, passing

44. Ashton Hagans (PG)

6'3 190 lbs Kentucky
20.9 years old

Ashton Hagans is one of the best defensive point guards in the country.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
30 33.2 0.40 (3.6/8.8) 0.81 (3.8/4.7) 0.26 (0.5/2.1) 11.5 0.2 3.7 3.9 6.4 1.9 0.2

His length and athleticism allow him to guard multiple positions. He's very active as an on-ball defender and makes life very difficult for opponents. 

He forces a ton of turnovers with his quick hands and anticipation on jumping passing lanes. Once he forces these turnovers, he does a great job of immediately running in transition and looking for the easy basket. 

On offense, Hagans has improved a lot since last year. He is at his best when he is attacking the rim where he can finish with a floater, throw a well-timed lob, or drop it off to a cutter. 

Hagans struggles when he can't penetrate the lane. His shooting still needs a lot of work, and he will end up forcing passes out of frustration. 

Hagans' ball-handling is a big reason why he can struggle to penetrate the lane. He has the size and athleticism to do so, but he will need to improve the creativity of his ball-handling to beat NBA defenders consistently. 

As this season has progressed, Hagans has become a more effective floor general. He has a strong understanding of the offense, and he should have a solid career as a back-up point guard.

Has similar characteristics to:

Jevon Carter, Ricky Rubio-lite, De'Anthony Melton

Strengths:

Defense, driving ability, playmaking, floor general

Weaknesses:

Shooting, playing in control

45. Devon Dotson (PG)

6'1 180 lbs Kansas
20.8 years old

Devon Dotson makes up for his lack of size with his blistering speed.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
30 34.9 0.47 (6.1/13.0) 0.83 (4.7/5.7) 0.31 (1.3/4.1) 18.1 0.6 3.5 4.1 4.0 2.1 0.1

He is one of the best guards in the country at getting to the rim, and he runs like lightning in transition and hounds his opponent on defense with his lateral quickness. 

His defensive positioning, combined with his agility, forces a lot of turnovers. The speed that Dotson consistently plays with creates a lot of scoring opportunities for him. Opponents struggle to stop him from getting in the lane, where he uses his soft touch to finish contested layups. 

While Dotson's speed creates a lot of opportunities, it also results in a lot of careless turnovers. Dotson needs to improve his decision making because he will too frequently try to force a cross-court pass or a heavily contested shot, instead of just making the easy play. 

Even though Dotson has shown stretches of success with his outside jumper, he has yet to establish consistent results. By improving his shooting consistency, Dotson will open the lane even more for himself, where he can look to score or create for others with ease.

Has similar characteristics to:

Yogi Ferrell, J.J. Barea

Strengths:

Defense, speed, driving, transition scoring

Weaknesses:

Decision making, shooting consistency, size, playing in control

46. Tyler Bey (SF)

6'7 215 lbs Colorado
22.3 years old

Tyler Bey is a well-rounded forward.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 29.0 0.53 (4.5/8.5) 0.74 (4.4/5.9) 0.42 (0.4/1.0) 13.8 2.0 7.0 9.0 1.5 1.5 1.1

The most impactful part of Bey's game is his rebounding. On both ends of the floor, Bey is incredibly active once the shot goes up. This creates a lot of easy put-back opportunities for him on offense. He also has the skills to initiate transition offense once he secures the defensive rebound. 

Even when Bey doesn't get the rebound, he runs the floor like a guard. He is a good athlete who can fill his lane and finish at the rim. Bey lacks the playmaking and ball security to ever be a point-forward. 

If he can improve his outside shooting, though, he will be able to make his way into a rotation. 

Bey will occasionally have games where he hits multiple threes, but right now, he is too inconsistent from behind the arc. Bey has a lot of promise as a defender. His length and agility allow him to guard multiple positions, but he will need to get stronger to play in the post regularly.

Has similar characteristics to:

Keita Bates-Diop, Darius Bazley

Strengths:

Rebounding, transition scoring, off-ball defense

Weaknesses:

Shooting consistency, ball security, playmaking

47. Skylar Mays (SG)

6'4 205 lbs LSU
22.7 years old

Skylar Mays is a well-rounded guard who doesn't excel in one particular area but does a lot of the little things well.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 34.5 0.49 (5.5/11.1) 0.85 (4.2/4.9) 0.39 (1.6/4.1) 16.7 0.5 4.5 5.0 3.2 1.8 0.2

As a defender, Mays has the size and agility to guard most perimeter players. He has quick, reliable footwork that allows him to cut off opponents' drives and contest their shots. 

On offense, Mays is at his best when he is attacking the rim. He is a great straight-line driver and does a great job of finding driving lanes. 

Mays isn't an explosive athlete, but once he gets to the rim, he has a knack of avoiding defenders and is a great below the rim finisher. Unfortunately, the upside of Mays' offensive impact stops there. 

As a playmaker, Mays is a smart passer, but he doesn't do much creating for teammates. 

He also struggles to show consistency as an outside shooter. 

Because of his attention to details, Mays could end up as a rotation guard, but if he wants to have a prolonged career, Mays will need to improve his shooting and passing ability.

Has similar characteristics to:

Cory Joseph, George Hill-lite

Strengths:

Getting to the rim, perimeter defense, basketball IQ

Weaknesses:

Rebounding, athleticism

48. Nahziah Carter (SF)

6'6 205 lbs Washington
20.8 years old

Nahziah Carter is a reliable shooter with the foundation to develop into a two-way wing.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
32 30.9 0.43 (4.5/10.3) 0.62 (1.8/2.9) 0.37 (1.4/3.8) 12.2 1.1 3.8 4.9 1.5 1.4 0.8

What stands out the most with Carter's game is his shooting. He is at his best when he is spotting up away from the ball, but has also shown flashes of being able to shoot off of the dribble. 

He isn't a high-level ball-handler, so they aren't all great shots, but it's an encouraging sign of how his game could develop. 

Unfortunately, Carter doesn't have a high work rate when he isn't getting the ball. Instead of running off screens or relocating on the perimeter, Carter often spends most of his time standing in one spot. 

This may be a result of the offense, but it's a significant part of his game that will need to improve. 

As a defender, Carter has the foundation to be solid. His length and athleticism make him a strong weakside shot blocker, and suggests that he could be a good on-ball defender. 

There are some bad habits he's developed from playing zone, but if he's locked in, he can guard multiple positions.

Has similar characteristics to:

E'Twaun Moore, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Strengths:

Shooting, shot blocking, defensive potential

Weaknesses:

Work rate, off-ball movement

49. Malachi Flynn (PG)

6'2 185 lbs San Diego State
22.1 years old

Despite his size, Malachi Flynn is a well-rounded, crafty point guard.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
32 33.5 0.44 (5.8/13.0) 0.86 (3.8/4.4) 0.37 (2.4/6.4) 17.6 0.6 3.8 4.5 5.1 1.8 0.1

Flynn will likely never be a consistent starter in the NBA, but he has the skillset to be a reliable backup for a long time. He is a smart playmaker who does a great job of finding the open man. 

He doesn't force the issue and focuses on making the right play. Flynn is also a versatile scorer. His crafty ball-handling lets him get to the rim at will, where he also does a nice job of drawing fouls. 

He can also be a reliable outside shooter. The biggest hurdle for Flynn will be his size. This limits his defensive and rebounding abilities. 

While he was able to handle the physicality in college, it will take some time for him to adjust to the NBA.

Has similar characteristics to:

Devonte' Graham, Jordan McLaughlin, Bryn Forbes

Strengths:

Playmaking, getting to the rim, shooting

Weaknesses:

Size, rebounding

50. Xavier Tillman (PF)

6'8 245 lbs Michigan St
21.4 years old

Xavier Tillman is a well rounded big man who always seems to be in the right spot at the right time.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 32.1 0.55 (5.3/9.7) 0.67 (2.6/4.0) 0.26 (0.4/1.6) 13.7 2.7 7.6 10.3 3.0 1.2 2.1

Tillman isn't elite at any particular skill, but he does a lot of little things that contribute to winning basketball games. 

On offense, Tillman is a solid screener and a versatile scorer. He can knock down open shots or finish over smaller defenders. The problem is he struggles with any consistency when scoring. He can struggle against stronger opponents in the post and isn't consistent enough from behind the arc. 

As a defender, Tillman can guard on the perimeter, contest in the post, and is agile enough to hedge a pick-and-roll and recover to his man, but his lack of explosiveness limits his rim protection abilities. 

Due to his high basketball IQ, Tillman will contest shots at the rim, but will struggle to block them.

Has similar characteristics to:

JaMychal Green, Kelly Olynyk, Maxi Kleber

Strengths:

Stretch-big potential, feel for the game, rebounding

Weaknesses:

Athleticism, scoring consistency, rim protection

51. Abdoulaye N'doye (PG)

6'7 206 lbs France
22.2 years old

Abdoulaye N'doye could be a second-round steal.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
26 30.8 0.52 (3.7/7.0) 0.75 (2.3/3.1) 0.43 (0.6/1.3) 10.2 0.9 3.3 4.3 3.9 1.2 0.3

At 6'7, N'doye has great size and length for a point guard. This makes him a capable at-rim finisher because he can finish around or over defenders. His length can get him into trouble on offense as he will overly rely on it by barrelling into defenders without creating any space. 

As a primary ball-handler, N'doye is very raw. He is a solid passer, but he can be lazy with his passes. 

He also has a lot of work to do on his ball-handling. He needs to lower his dribble and add some creativity to improve his shot creation. 

The most encouraging part of his offensive game, though, is his outside shooting. His shot is effortless and produces consistent results. 

As a defender, N'doye's length makes up for a lot of mistakes. He has inconsistent footwork, but he frequently forces turnovers by using his length to recover. 

While there are some big holes in N'doye's game right now, he has a promising foundation with his length, size, and shooting that a team could work to develop into a solid player.

Has similar characteristics to:

Emmanuel Mudiay, Reggie Jackson

Strengths:

Shooting, length, at-rim finishing

Weaknesses:

Ball handling, very raw offensive initiator, defensive footwork, athleticism

52. Jordan Nwora (SF)

6'7 220 lbs Louisville
21.7 years old

Jordan Nwora is an offensively focused wing.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 33.2 0.44 (6.1/13.9) 0.81 (3.4/4.1) 0.40 (2.5/6.1) 18.0 1.7 6.0 7.7 1.3 0.7 0.3

He is a capable outside shooter, but Nwora is at his best when he is attacking the rim. Nwora isn't an elite ball-handler, but he does a great job of utilizing his body and change-of-pace dribbling to get to the rim. Once there, Nwora uses his soft touch to drop in floaters or spin the ball off the glass. 

As a playmaker, Nwora leaves a lot to be desired. He doesn't look to create for his teammates much, and his decision making/shot selection this season is of a player who is trying to force the issue and showcase his skills for the draft. 

Nwora needs to vastly improve his shot selection because it's hurting his ability to be an efficient scorer. He also needs to improve his overall work rate on offense. If he has the ball, he is looking to attack, but when he doesn't, he is typically just standing in one spot. 

This work rate carries over to the defensive end as well. He exerts a solid effort when defending the ball, but once he is away from it, he loses focus and is late to react.

Has similar characteristics to:

Dillon Brooks, Solomon Hill, Nicolas Batum-lite

Strengths:

Scoring versatility, rebounding

Weaknesses:

Shot selection, defense, work rate

53. Ty-Shon Alexander (PG)

6'4 195 lbs Creighton
21.9 years old

Ty-Shon Alexander has a solid scoring repertoire.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 34.8 0.43 (5.3/12.2) 0.86 (3.8/4.4) 0.40 (2.6/6.6) 16.9 0.3 4.8 5.0 2.3 1.3 0.3

He moves well off-ball by finding open spaces on the perimeter or cutting lanes for an easy layup. He has a consistent shooting form that makes him a threat off the dribble or spotting up. 

When he is looking for his shot, he is patient and does a good job of setting up his defender to get them off balance. 

As a playmaker, Alexander is limited. He is a smart passer and sees the floor well, but he won't initiate much of the offense and finds most of his assists when he passes out of the drive. 

On defense, Alexander has the size and agility to guard multiple positions on the perimeter. He does a good job of staying in front of his man, but can lose discipline when he is defending away from the ball. There will also be times he gets caught ball-watching or will be too eager to switch. This can result in easy buckets for the opponents if the switch isn't communicated correctly.

Has similar characteristics to:

Kelan Martin, Gary Trent Jr, Danuel House

Strengths:

Scoring, on-ball defense, passing vision

Weaknesses:

Decision making, off-ball defense

54. Paul Eboua (SF)

6'8 197 lbs Cameroon
20.3 years old

Paul Eboua has major upside and might be the rawest player in this draft.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
18 21.6 0.46 (2.5/5.4) 0.63 (1.9/3.1) 0.26 (0.4/1.7) 7.4 2.6 2.7 5.3 0.8 0.7 0.7

With that said, Eboua could turn into a really special player if he can piece it all together. His length and athleticism alone separate him from others in his class. When paired with his work rate, you get the foundation of a productive wing. 

Right now, Eboua is pretty limited as just a defender. His length is obvious, but his footwork is what stands out. 

He has very quick feet and does a nice job of not crossing his feet when stopping drives, which helps keep him balanced. 

When Eboua is away from the ball, he does a great job of eliminating passing lanes, denying his opponent the ball, and making the right rotation. 

Eboua is also a great rebounder. He is constantly working and is always hunting down rebounds. If he can improve his passing and ball-handling, he could develop into a serious transition weapon. 

Eboua's biggest offensive impact comes from offensive rebounds and scoring around the rim. His shooting mechanics need a lot of work, and the only bright spot is that he has a high release point, but serious work needs to be done. 

His footwork is inconsistent, and he currently uses both hands on his release. If he can tighten up his mechanics to be just an average shooter, Eboua could turn into a second-round steal.

Has similar characteristics to:

Mario Hezonja, Derrick Jones Jr-lite

Strengths:

Work rate, rebounding, athleticism, defense

Weaknesses:

Shooting mechanics, playmaking, ball handling

55. Aaron Henry (SF)

6'6 210 lbs Michigan St
20.7 years old

Aaron Henry is a good athlete with a defensive mindset.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
30 29.1 0.44 (3.7/8.5) 0.70 (1.5/2.1) 0.34 (1.0/3.0) 10.0 1.0 3.5 4.6 2.9 0.8 0.6

He is a very disciplined perimeter defender with great footwork. He disrupts the opponent's drives by using his great footwork to slide his feet instead of crossing them. 

This ensures that he stays balanced and can more easily anticipate his opponent's moves. Henry is also a solid team defender because of his well-timed rotations and switching ability. 

The frustrations come with Henry's offensive game, though. He has a decent outside shot, but he has struggled to string together consistent performances. 

Unlike his shooting, Henry has shown the most consistency when he's attacked the rim. He has a soft touch and uses his athleticism to avoid shot blockers. 

Henry has the potential to be a 3-and-D rotation wing, but he needs to improve the consistency of his outside shooting.

Has similar characteristics to:

Caleb Martin, James Ennis

Strengths:

Defense, finishing at the rim, rebounding

Weaknesses:

Shooting consistency, playmaking, consistent impact

56. Killian Tillie (PF)

6'10 220 lbs Gonzaga
22.2 years old

Killian Tillie is a great shooter, especially for a big man.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
24 24.6 0.54 (5.1/9.6) 0.73 (1.9/2.6) 0.40 (1.5/3.8) 13.6 1.2 3.8 5.0 1.9 1.0 0.8

His outside shot is consistent, and he is very comfortable relocating to open spots on the perimeter. 

Tillie also looks to take advantage of mismatches in the post where he can use his size over smaller defenders or his skill against slower ones. 

Tillie has also shown he is an adept passer. When he is allowed to square up at the top of the key, he can pick apart defenses and find the open man. 

On the defensive end, Tillie’s impact takes a dramatic hit. He lacks the strength to battle traditional big men in the post and is far too slow to guard on the perimeter. 

His foot speed is too slow, and his footwork is too clunky. The biggest concern with Tillie, though, has been his injury history. 

Over the past two seasons, Tillie has struggled to stay healthy and has battled several injuries. 

If he can stay healthy, Tillie has the offensive skills that can allow him to carve out a role off the bench.

Has similar characteristics to:

Boris Diaw, Channing Frye, Nicolo Melli

Strengths:

Shooting, passing, rebounding

Weaknesses:

Defense, injuries, athleticism

57. Payton Pritchard (PG)

6'2 206 lbs Oregon
22.3 years old

Payton Pritchard is the classic senior guard who's a reliable game manager.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 36.5 0.47 (7.0/14.9) 0.82 (3.7/4.5) 0.42 (2.8/6.8) 20.5 0.7 3.6 4.3 5.5 1.5 0.0

Pritchard can control an offense because of his feel for the game. He is a solid playmaker, strong driver, and can occasionally knock down threes. 

While Pritchard is a consistent guard, he completely lacks the ability to take over the game. 

As a defender, Pritchard is fine. He can adequately defend opposing point-guards through effort alone, but he lacks the size to do much switching. 

There isn't one thing that Pritchard does exceptionally well, but he does do a lot of the little things that will likely keep him bouncing around the league as a rotation guard for a while.

Has similar characteristics to:

Andre Miller, Ryan Arcidiacono

Strengths:

Feel for the game, playmaking, driving

Weaknesses:

Athleticism, shooting consistency

58. Trendon Watford (PF)

6'9 236 lbs LSU
19.5 years old

Trendon Watford is most comfortable when he has the ball in his hands.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 31.5 0.49 (5.1/10.4) 0.67 (2.9/4.3) 0.27 (0.6/2.2) 13.6 2.1 5.1 7.2 1.7 0.9 0.7

He is very good at creating his shot off the dribble by using spin moves and euro-steps to avoid defenders. He can also run the pick-and-roll effectively or take advantage of switching defenses by posting up smaller defenders. 

When Watford doesn't have the ball, though, his offensive impact drops off. He doesn't move without the ball well, and you can forget that he's on the floor. He has nice shooting form and touch, but he has struggled to show any consistency from the perimeter. 

Even though Watford displays agile footwork on offense, his lateral quickness on defense is an issue. His slow foot speed is evident in transition or when he gets switched onto guards. 

He will struggle to guard on the perimeter and lacks the explosiveness to be a shot-blocker at the rim. 

When Watford is matched up on his initial guy, he can be a solid defender, but he lacks the awareness to be reliable away from the ball as he gets caught ball watching and tends to roam, leaving his man wide open.

Has similar characteristics to:

Jabari Parker, Trey Lyles, DeMarre Carroll

Strengths:

Creating his own shot, ball handling, touch at the rim

Weaknesses:

Foot speed, shooting consistency, stagnant off-ball

59. Naji Marshall (SF)

6'8 220 lbs Xavier
22.3 years old

Naji Marshall is an experienced wing who can be a lockdown defender.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 35.6 0.45 (6.1/13.8) 0.71 (3.2/4.5) 0.29 (1.4/5.0) 16.8 1.1 5.2 6.3 4.0 1.3 0.4

As a defender, Marshall has great footwork on the perimeter. He does a nice job of sliding his feet, instead of crossing, and anticipating his opponent's move to stay in good guarding position, and cut off drives. 

Marshall isn't great at forcing turnovers or blocking shots, but since he is almost always in a great position, he excels at contesting shots and denying passing lanes. The size and length of Marshall allow him to guard multiple positions on the floor. He is big enough to guard top wings and quick enough to shut down opposing guards. 

As versatile as Marshall is on defense, he is equally as intriguing on offense. In the NBA, Marshall won't be able to control an offense, as he does in college, but his skill set will allow him to contribute as a role player. 

For his position, Marshall is a very good passer. He sees the floor well and does a nice job of manipulating defenses with his eyes. On top of that, he is a skilled interior scorer. He can beat bigger defenders on drives or post up smaller ones. 

The concerns come with Marshall's inconsistent outside shooting. He won't be a knockdown shooter and struggles to create his shot if he isn't attacking the rim. 

If Marshall can improve his outside shooting, his 3-and-D potential will skyrocket.

Has similar characteristics to:

Jacob Evans, Jarrett Culver-lite

Strengths:

Versatile defender, interior scoring, passing

Weaknesses:

Consistent shooting, creating his shot off the dribble

60. Jon Teske (C)

7'1 265 lbs Michigan
23.1 years old

Jon Teske has continued to expand and improve his game every season he's been at Michigan.

GP MPG FG% FT% 3P% PTS ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK
31 27.8 0.48 (4.5/9.4) 0.71 (2.1/2.9) 0.25 (0.5/2.1) 11.6 2.0 4.8 6.7 1.1 1.0 1.8

Teske has become a well-rounded big man who can do a bit of everything on the floor. He's at his best when he is acting as the screener. His strong frame does a good job of dislodging the defender from the ball handler, and his options are numerous after that. 

He has excellent footwork for his size, which allows him to roll or pop after setting the screen. When he rolls to the rim, he does a nice job of adjusting his body to whatever pass he's receiving. 

He also has great hands, and the ability to finish in tight spaces. Teske's jump shot has also vastly improved. He's still inconsistent from three, but he has shown the ability to knock them down, and he's also reliable from midrange. 

On defense, Teske is a great shot blocker. He isn't an amazing athlete, but he is constantly affecting shots because of his timing, communication, and positioning. 

When Teske gets dragged out to the perimeter, he can struggle some, but his interior defense makes up for any other flaws.

Has similar characteristics to:

Meyers Leonard, Cody Zeller

Strengths:

creener, stretch potential, rim protection, hands

Weaknesses:

Shooting consistency, ball security, foul trouble