Meet the top 60 prospects of the 2020 NBA Draft.

Last updated: February 19, 2020

Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards

6'5 | 225lbs | SG | Georgia

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Paul George, Jayson Tatum, Andrew Wiggins

Anthony Edwards is a score-first wing with NBA level athleticism. His smooth shooting form makes him a threat from outside at all times 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 with this is that he will frequently 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.

Strengths

Scoring, athleticism, defensive potential

Weaknesses

Playmaking, forces shots, off-ball movement


Deni Avdija

Deni Avdija

6'8 | 210lbs | SF | Israel

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Wing Nikola Jokic, bigger Manu Ginobili

Deni Avdija is a very enticing prospect who might have the widest range of potential outcomes. Avdija is a very skilled player who sees the floor well. He is a great passer and finds cutters with relative ease. He is very comfortable with the ball in his hands and can either create his own shot or one for his teammates. Despite his young age, he is very comfortable running the pick-and-roll and initiating the offense. With his smooth shooting form, he is always a threat from behind the arc, but he has struggled to be a consistent shooter. He doesn't need to have the ball to make an impact either. He is a skilled cutter and does a great job of finding open spaces on the floor. The biggest concern with Avdija is his attitude. He can be overly critical of himself and his teammates. He will need to work on not isolating his teammates or being too hard on himself.

Strengths

Playmaking, shooting, off-ball movement

Weaknesses

Streaky shooter, attitude, sample size


Tyrese Haliburton

Tyrese Haliburton

6'5 | 160lbs | PG | Iowa St

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Malcolm Brogdon

Tyrese Haliburton is a versatile offensive guard. He is a great passer with impressive vision. There isn't an area of the floor that Haliburton doesn't see and he takes very good care of the ball. 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 will make it difficult for him to shoot off the dribble. With his push release out in front of him, defenders can easily contest his shots. Haliburton has a very slender frame, so to make more of a defensive impact, he will need to continue to add muscle.

Strengths

Passing, shooting

Weaknesses

Shooting off the dribble, strength


LaMelo Ball

LaMelo Ball

6'6 | 180lbs | PG | NBL

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Trae Young

LaMelo Ball is a legit early first-round pick because of his offensive capabilities. He knows no limit with his shooting range and is confident that he can make any play. He loves to make the flashy play, whether it is a deep three or no-look pass. He is an accurate passer and his ball-handling creates numerous opportunities. The concerns come with his lack of athleticism and effort. Ball lacks the speed and explosiveness to be a great scoring option and he exerts little effort on the defensive end. Ball's offensive skill set makes him an intriguing prospect, but he will need to figure out how to not be a complete negative on the defensive end.

Strengths

Shooting range, transition offense, playmaking, confidence

Weaknesses

Athleticism, defense, consistent shooting


Cole Anthony

Cole Anthony

6'3 | 190lbs | PG | UNC

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Jamal Murray

Cole Anthony has an explosive first step and doesn't shy away from finishing at the rim. 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. There are few passes that Anthony is unable to make, but the problems arise 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 wants to, but his focus is clearly on the offensive end.

Strengths

Scoring off the dribble, shooting, passing ability

Weaknesses

Decision making, length, inconsistent defender


James Wiseman

James Wiseman

7'1 | 240lbs | C | Memphis

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Skilled DeAndre Jordan, Marvin Bagley, Andre Drummond

James Wiseman is a great athlete with elite mobility for his size. He will consistently finish with ease around the rim, whether it is 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. 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. 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.

Strengths

Mobility, finishing around the rim, versatile defender

Weaknesses

Limited scoring range, struggles with physicality, decision making


Jaden McDaniels

Jaden McDaniels

6'9 | 201lbs | SF | Washington

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Danilo Gallinari

The first thing you notice about Jaden McDaniels is his length. His arms go on forever and he takes full advantage of them. Defensively, McDaniels uses his length to disrupt passing lanes and act as a solid shot blocker. His length also makes him a strong rebounder on both ends of the floor. McDaniels is a very good ball-handler for his size and is creative off the dribble. With his high release point, McDaniels can score from any level of the floor. Even though McDaniels has impressive length, he will need to continue to add muscle to make a consistent impact at the next level.

Strengths

Length, scoring off the dribble, rebounding

Weaknesses

Strength, off-ball movement


R.J. Hampton

R.J. Hampton

6'5 | 185lbs | SG | NBL

NBA Comparison (playing style)

De'Aaron Fox, Zach LaVine

R.J. Hampton is at his best when he has the ball in his hands. 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. When he pairs his ball-handling with his athleticism and length, Hampton can be a deadly scorer. When he encounters stronger defenders though, his decision making deteriorates. He will force shot attempts or try to thread the needle and turn the ball over. Hampton is still a very inefficient shooter and will need to put a lot of work into his shot selection and his shooting form. As good as he is with the ball, Hampton is equally ineffective off-ball. He struggles to recognize open spaces and exerts very little effort when he is not directly involved in the play.

Strengths

Ball handling, playmaking, scoring, athleticism

Weaknesses

Decision making, inefficient shooter, stagnant off-ball


Precious Achiuwa

Precious Achiuwa

6'9 | 225lbs | SF | Memphis

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Jerami Grant, Aaron Gordon, Pascal Siakam-lite

Precious Achiuwa is an athletic wing who is at his best when he is around the rim. 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 consistently show that he can do much else on offense. He isn't a good shooter and struggles to see the floor well, limiting his playmaking ability. On defense, Achiuwa's athleticism makes him a good rebounder and gives him the potential to be a versatile defender. Right now though, Achiuwa has a long way to go to be a reliable defender. He gets caught ball watching and struggles to stay with his man away from the ball.

Strengths

Athleticism, ability to get to the rim, rebounding

Weaknesses

Defensive awareness, shot selection


Obi Toppin

Obi Toppin

6'9 | 220lbs | PF | Dayton

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Tobias Harris, Torrey Craig

Obi Toppin is one of the most well rounded forwards in the country. 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 step-back 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. The agility he uses to get to the rim is also an asset for him on defense. Switching to defend guards isn't just a capability, but a strength. Toppin has the power to defend in the post and the agility to shut down guards on the perimeter. He also has excellent timing on blocking shots at the rim. The biggest concern on the defensive end is Toppin's lack of elite explosiveness. This will limit his ability to be a high-end rim protector in the NBA. 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.

Strengths

Outside shooting, versatile defender, basketball IQ, shot-blocking

Weaknesses

Explosiveness, off-ball movement


Josh Green

Josh Green

6'6 | 209lbs | SG | Arizona

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Gary Harris, Eric Gordon, Victor Oladipo-lite

Josh Green is an NBA ready wing who is an offensive highlight reel. The combination of speed and explosiveness makes Green a threat at both ends of the floor. He can guard multiple positions and is a pain for opponents to defend. He is nearly unstoppable in transition where he is 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 his form still needs some work; his windup is a little too slow. If he can speed up his release, he will be even more of a shooting threat. Green also needs to improve his ball-handling and touch around the rim. When he attacks the rim, he can struggle to make contested shots if he is unable to get all the way to the basket.

Strengths

Athleticism, passing, shooting potential, defensive versatility

Weaknesses

Shooting form, touch around the rim, ball handling


Scottie Lewis

Scottie Lewis

6'5 | 180lbs | SG | Florida

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Josh Richardson, More athletic Patrick Beverley, Avery Bradley

Scottie Lewis is a fluid, explosive wing. He is an incredible athlete who can leap out of the gym. Lewis's athleticism paired with his wingspan make him a unique prospect. On defense, Lewis can guard multiple positions and is a deadly weakside shot blocker because of his leaping ability. On offense, Lewis is more of a scorer than a shooter. His shooting form is fine, he just needs to work on his consistency, though he excels when he attacks the rim. Lewis knows his role and doesn't play outside the offense. He can make the right pass, but he does very little to create for his teammates. To become a more efficient scorer, Lewis will need to tighten up ball handling and reign in his athleticism.

Strengths

Athleticism, length, scoring, defense

Weaknesses

Ball handling, playmaking, shooting consistency


Tyrese Maxey

Tyrese Maxey

6'2 | 190lbs | SG | Kentucky

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Lou Williams, 2018 Derrick Rose, Malik Monk

Tyrese Maxey is one of the most impressive pure scorers in the country. He is incredibly quick and doesn't struggle to get his shot. When he is 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.

Strengths

Scoring, quickness, off-ball movement, rebounding

Weaknesses

Streaky shooter, playmaking, defensive discipline


Isaac Okoro

Isaac Okoro

6'6 | 225lbs | SF | Auburn

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Robert Covington

Isaac Okoro is one of the best wing defenders in the country and is a defensive floor general. 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 as 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 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 more difficult to pull-up, and he doesn't have the ball-handling skills to beat defenders off the dribble reliably. While he isn't a great playmaker, Okoro is a very smart passer who has an innate sense of where his open teammate is.

Strengths

Defense, rebounding, 3-and-D potential, smart passer

Weaknesses

Shooting consistency, creating off the dribble, shooting mechanics



15. Theo Maledon

6'5 | 175lbs | PG | France

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Dennis Schroder

Theo Maledon is an old school point guard. He sees the floor well and is a good passer. Running the pick-and-roll isn't an issue for him as he does a great job of penetrating and then finding the roll man. He also does a good job of finding weakside cutters and kicking out of drives to open shooters. Maledon is always looking to create for his teammates. Unfortunately, this also limits his game. Maledon lacks any scoring instinct and rarely looks for his shot. He is an OK mid-range shooter, but he struggles to finish through traffic at the rim or as a perimeter shooter.

Strengths

Floor vision, playmaking, solid defender

Weaknesses

Shooting, scoring instincts


16. Nico Mannion

6'2 | 175lbs | PG | Arizona

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Young Jeff Teague, Less athletic Zach LaVine

Nico Mannion is a big point guard who can score with the best of them. Mannion can get to the rim at will by using his size and deliberate moves. He doesn't waste time with flashy moves, he puts his head down and gets to his spot. He is also a reliable outside shooter. He can use his ball-handling to create space or run off of screens for catch-and-shoot opportunities. Mannion does need to improve his feel for the game though. He isn't great at finding the balance between being a scorer or a playmaker. He will also force the issue at times whether it is making a bad pass or taking a heavily contested shot. On defense, Mannion has the potential to be really good. 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.

Strengths

Driving ability, creating his own shot, shooting

Weaknesses

Decision making, feel for the game


17. Devin Vassell

6'5 | 180lbs | SG | Florida State

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Khris Middleton, Tayshaun Prince

Devin Vassell has developed into a deadly shooter. 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, paired 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. If Vassell can improve his defensive awareness and consistency, he could develop into a great two-way wing.

Strengths

Shooting, passing, defensive potential

Weaknesses

Strength, foot speed, defensive consistency


18. Aaron Nesmith

6'6 | 213lbs | SF | Vanderbilt

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Buddy Hield, Evan Fournier

Aaron Nesmith is the best shooter in this draft. His shooting form is beautiful, and he uses it in different situations. He is at his best, though, when spotting up or running off of screens. He 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. Nesmith 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.

Strengths

Shooting, off-ball movement, scoring off the dribble

Weaknesses

Playmaking, defensive consistency


19. Ochai Agbaji

6'5 | 210lbs | SG | Kansas

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Josh Okogie, Hamidou Diallo, OG Anunoby

Ochai Agbaji is a high energy wing with a ton of athleticism. Agbaji will chase down every rebound and dive for every loose ball. He plays with a lot of intensity on both ends of the floor and uses his athleticism to his full advantage. On offense, Agbaji is at his best without the ball. He is a great cutter and rotates to open areas on the perimeter. When he runs in transition, his speed and leaping ability are nearly unstoppable. Agbaji still isn't a reliable shooter, but he has shown a lot of improvement. When he is in open catch-and-shoot situations, his form and shooting results are much better than when he tries to shoot off the dribble. Defensively, Agbaji can match up with any perimeter opponent. His agility and strength make him a pain for opponents to deal with.

Strengths

Athleticism, work rate, off-ball movement, shooting potential

Weaknesses

Decision making, shooting consistency


20. Jahmi'us Ramsey

6'4 | 195lbs | PG | Texas Tech

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Kendrick Nunn, Anfernee Simons

Jahmi'us Ramsey is a fluid athlete who can light it up from outside. Ramsey's smooth shooting form makes him deadly from outside. He can struggle some 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 not many players his size have. This allows him to be an above rim finisher, which also leads to him 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.

Strengths

On-ball defender, explosiveness, shooting, smart passer

Weaknesses

Off-ball defense, consistent playmaking, shot selection


21. Patrick Williams

6'8 | 225lbs | SF | Florida State

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Torrey Craig, Maurice Harkless

At just 18 years old, Patrick Williams already has an NBA ready body that will be able to defend almost anyone on the floor. Williams's defensive versatility is the brightest component of 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 in a hurry. Whey 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 results have been inconsistent, the results should come. Williams's 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.

Strengths

Defense, athleticism, rim protection

Weaknesses

Playmaking, shooting consistency


22. Isaiah Stewart

6'9 | 245lbs | PF | Washington

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Tristan Thompson, John Collins

Isaiah Stewart is extremely raw but has the athleticism, mobility, and work rate that could make him an early lottery pick. Even though Stewart isn't the tallest big-man, he makes up for it with his length and athleticism. He does a great job of getting off the floor quickly which makes him an impressive rim runner, rebounder, and shot contester. His mobility and length also make him a versatile defender as he can close out on the perimeter or protect the rim. Stewart has a great foundation but he is incredibly raw which is clear in his awareness at both ends of the floor. He struggles defensively in the pick-and-roll as he frequently makes the wrong decision or is late in switching. This won't be the biggest issue in Washington's zone but could prove fatal in the NBA. On offense, Stewart has a rudimentary post-game and struggles to consistently knock down jumpers.

Strengths

Athleticism, mobility, work rate

Weaknesses

Shooting, ball security, very raw


23. Zeke Nnaji

7'0 | 240lbs | C | Arizona

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Zach Collins, Dwight Powell, Serge Ibaka

Zeke Nnaji is a physical, relentless big man. He is a solid athlete, but the most impressive trait about him is his motor around the rim. He fights for every rebound as if it is 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 him 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, he does a nice job of staying calm and delivering an accurate pass to the cutter or 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.

Strengths

Rebounding, shot-blocking, passing out of the post, shooting potential

Weaknesses

Defensive awareness, creating his own shot, offensive fouls


24. Killian Hayes

6'5 | 195lbs | PG | France

NBA Comparison (playing style)

TBD

Killian Hayes is a young point guard who sees the floor like an NBA veteran. Hayes is a great passer and loves to make the highlight play. If he has an open teammate, he will find him. He can pass out of any position and is very accurate with a one-handed pass out of the dribble. Hayes is also very comfortable running the pick-and-roll regardless of if he is looking to set up a teammate or carving his way to the rim. As a shooter, Hayes has struggled to show much consistency. He will need to develop a better outside shot if he wants to take the next step.

Strengths

Passing, creativity, pick-and-roll navigation

Weaknesses

Shooting consistency, defensive discipline, explosiveness


25. Onyeka Okongwu

6'9 | 245lbs | C | USC

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Bobby Portis, Zach Collins

Onyeka Okongwu is a stabilizing post presence. 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 very 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, though. He is a decent weak-side shot-blocker, but he frequently tends to ball watch or zone out when he isn't part of the play.

Strengths

Rebounding, rim protection, decision making, low post scoring

Weaknesses

Reliable shooting, ball watches


26. Vernon Carey Jr

6'10 | 265lbs | PF | Duke

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Taj Gibson, Aron Baynes

Vernon Carey Jr is a score-first big-man. He 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 great touch when he is finishing around the rim which allows him to finish in a variety of ways. 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. If Carey can improve his defensive consistency, don't be surprised if he climbs high up draft boards.

Strengths

Scoring mentality, shot blocking, shooting potential

Weaknesses

Defensive awareness, consistent involvement, decision making


27. Saddiq Bey

6'8 | 216lbs | PF | Villanova

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Marcus Morris, Dillon Brooks, Jeff Green

Saddiq Bey is a versatile forward that can fill whatever role the team needs. He 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 so much, he will need to improve his playmaking ability. Bey will occasionally make a beautiful assist that makes you wonder where that came from, but generally, Bey is 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.

Strengths

Creating off the dribble, versatile defender, scoring versatility

Weaknesses

Consistent involvement, playmaking, decision making


28. Tre Jones

6'2 | 185lbs | PG | Duke

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Ricky Rubio, Matthew Dellavedova

Tre Jones is an incredibly smart point guard who is best known for his defense. Jones is one of 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 shown that he has become a much better passer too. He looks more confident and is seeing the floor well. Unfortunately, his shooting struggles from his freshman year appear to still be present. 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 some sort of consistency with his outside shooting.

Strengths

Defense, IQ, playmaking

Weaknesses

Shooting


29. Cassius Winston

6'1 | 185lbs | PG | Michigan St

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Fred VanVleet, Jalen Brunson

Cassius Winston is a very mature point guard who will have a long NBA career. Winston's biggest issue is his lack of size and athleticism. This mostly 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. From behind the arc, Winston is a reliable shooter and when he attacks the lane he is crafty enough to draw a lot of fouls. He also sees the floor well and rarely makes mistakes. Winston won't be a star, but he will be a consistent backup point guard in the NBA for a long time.

Strengths

Basketball IQ, creating his own shot, shooting

Weaknesses

Size, athleticism


30. Robert Woodard II

6'7 | 230lbs | SF | Mississippi St

NBA Comparison (playing style)

PJ Washington, John Collins

Robert Woodard II is an explosive forward with a lot of upside. Woodard's leaping ability makes him a strong rebounder and a very good, versatile shot blocker. Woodard is always a threat as a weak-side shot-blocker, but he also can 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 a very smooth shooting form, though, so he should develop into a solid spot-up shooter. If he can improve his cutting and relocation abilities on offense, Woodard will significantly increase his offensive potential.

Strengths

Perimeter defense, shot-blocking, rebounding, shooting potential

Weaknesses

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


31. Ashton Hagans

6'3 | 190lbs | PG | Kentucky

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Jevon Carter, Ricky Rubio, De'Anthony Melton

Ashton Hagans is one of the best defensive point guards in the country. His length and athleticism also allow him to guard multiple positions. He is 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. 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.

Strengths

Defense, driving ability, playmaking

Weaknesses

Shooting, decision making


32. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

6'9 | 231lbs | PF | Villanova

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Kyle Anderson, Grant Williams

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is a modern big-man who can do a bit of everything on offense. He can take defenders off the dribble, knock down mid-range jumpers, or utilize a sophisticated post-game. Robinson-Earl has a very high basketball IQ that is evident with his rebounding and accurate passing. It also shines through on the defensive end as he is usually in the right spot. His IQ is vital to his success because he lacks the size, length, and explosiveness of most big-men. This will mostly limit him on the defensive end as he won't be much of a rim protector. Robinson-Earl also struggles to keep up with opponents when he gets pulled out of the paint. Offensively, Robinson-Earl will need to improve his outside shooting to make the leap. He has shown some flashes but has struggled to be reliable from behind the arc.

Strengths

Scoring versatility, basketball IQ, rebounding, mobility

Weaknesses

Length, explosiveness, defensive versatility


33. Devon Dotson

6'1 | 180lbs | PG | Kansas

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Yogi Ferrell, poor man's De'Aaron Fox

Devon Dotson makes up for his lack of size with his speed. He can run like lightning in transition or hound his opponent on defense with his lateral quickness. His defensive positioning combined with his agility results in a lot of forced turnovers. The speed that Dotson plays with gets him to the rim consistently. Opponents struggle to stop him from getting in the lane and 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. He will too frequently try to force a cross-court pass or a heavily contested shot instead of just making the easy play. He has also shown that he can go through stretches of being a strong outside shooter. Unfortunately, he has yet to prove any consistency or reliability from behind the arc.

Strengths

Defense, speed, finishing at the rim

Weaknesses

Decision making


34. Corey Kispert

6'7 | 220lbs | SG | Gonzaga

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Joe Harris, Jared Dudley, Furkan Korkmaz

Corey Kispert is known as a shooter, but he shouldn’t be limited to just that role. 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 he is adept around the rim and sees the floor well. 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.

Strengths

Shooting, off-ball movement, passing

Weaknesses

Athleticism, creating off the dribble, lateral agility


35. Paul Reed

6'9 | 220lbs | PF | DePaul

NBA Comparison (playing style)

TBD

Paul Reed is a rangy big man with great agility. His wingspan allows him to disrupt the opponent's offense constantly. 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 solid 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 also makes him a strong rebounder on both ends of the floor. This 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.

Strengths

Length, rebounding, shot-blocking

Weaknesses

Ball handling, off-ball defensive awareness, consistent motor


36. Paul Eboua

6'8 | 197lbs | SF | Cameroon

NBA Comparison (playing style)

TBD

Paul Eboua is a major upside pick because he may be the rawest player in this draft. 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 swift 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 continuously 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 as his shooting mechanics need a lot of work. The only bright spot is that he has a high release point, other than that, 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.

Strengths

Work rate, rebounding, athleticism, defense

Weaknesses

Shooting mechanics, playmaking, ball handling


37. Jon Teske

7'1 | 265lbs | C | Michigan

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Meyers Leonard, Cody Zeller

Jon Teske has continued to expand and improve his game every season he's been at Michigan. He has become a well-rounded big man that can do a bit of everything on the floor. Teske is 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 limitless after that. He has very good 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 very good hands and the ability to finish in tight spaces. Teske's jump shot has also vastly improved. He is still a little inconsistent from three, but he has shown the ability to knock down threes and is very 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.

Strengths

Screener, stretch potential, rim protection, hands

Weaknesses

Shooting consistency, ball security, foul trouble


38. Amar Sylla

6'9 | 195lbs | PF | Senegal

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Pascal Siakam-lite

Amar Sylla is at his best when he's attacking the rim. 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, so his shot-creating ability in the half-court offense is limited. With that said, it is 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 isn't completely broken. Even though Sylla isn't a reliable shooter, his soft touch is promising for his development. As a defender, Sylla should be able to switch easily. He has solid instincts, and he is a solid weak-side shot blocker. Sylla 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 upon. 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.

Strengths

Transition scoring, weak-side shot-blocking, length

Weaknesses

Playmaking, shooting, passing


39. Cassius Stanley

6'6 | 193lbs | SG | Duke

NBA Comparison (playing style)

DeAndre Bembry, Hamidou Diallo, Gerald Green

Cassius Stanley is one of the most athletic guards in the country. 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 difficult to stop. Stanley also has a very promising shooting form. He still goes through slumps, but his form is consistent and should translate well to the NBA range. 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 is 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.

Strengths

Athleticism, active defender, shooting

Weaknesses

Passing, feel for the game, ball handling


40. Aaron Henry

6'6 | 210lbs | SF | Michigan St

NBA Comparison (playing style)

TBD

Aaron Henry is a good athlete with a defensive mindset. He is a very disciplined perimeter defender with great footwork. He does a great job of sliding his feet and disrupting the opponent's drive attempts. Henry is also a solid team defender because he makes well-timed rotations and can switch on to multiple opponents. The frustrations come with Henry's offensive game, though. He has a decent outside shot but has struggled to string together consistent performances. Unlike his shooting, Henry has shown the most consistency when he's attacked the rim. He has good touch around the rim and uses his athleticism to avoid shot blockers. Henry has the potential to be a solid 3-and-D rotation wing, but he needs to improve the consistency of his outside shooting.

Strengths

Defense, finishing at the rim, 3-and-D potential

Weaknesses

Shooting consistency, playmaking


41. Leandro Bolmaro

6'7 | 182lbs | SG | Argentina

NBA Comparison (playing style)

TBD

Leandro Bolmaro is an intriguing combo guard. 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, the fact that he has cleaned up his form and improved since last season suggests that he should continue that improvement. Bolmaro's work rate also carries over to the defensive end. He has swift 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. This 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.

Strengths

Shooting potential, off-ball movement, work rate

Weaknesses

Turnover prone, shooting consistency, length


42. Kaleb Wesson

6'9 | 270lbs | C | Ohio State

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Kevon Looney

Kaleb Wesson has shown immense improvement in his game over the last two seasons. The most notable change has been Wesson's commitment to improving his body. Wesson has lost a lot of weight, which has improved his motor and ability to stay on the floor. Unfortunately, he is still a below-average athlete. This hurts him most on the defensive end because he doesn't have the explosiveness of great rim protectors or the lateral agility to switch on the perimeter. Wesson isn't a bad defender; he is just limited and doesn't have much upside on that end of the floor. Wesson's upside comes on the offensive end. He is a reliable post scorer with his soft touch and patient post moves. He has also shown an ability to knock down shots from behind the arc. His outside shot still needs some work, but if he is left open, he is a legitimate threat to score. The most intriguing part of Wesson's offensive game though, is his passing. He has great vision and can dissect a defense. Whether it is passing out of the post or from the top of the key, Wesson does a great job of delivering accurate passes to cutting teammates.

Strengths

Passing, stretch potential, post scoring

Weaknesses

Athleticism, foul-prone


43. Aleksej Pokusevski

7'0 | 195lbs | C | Serbia

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Luke Kornet

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

Strengths

Fluid athlete, shooting potential, rim protection

Weaknesses

Perimeter defense, strength, footwork


44. Wendell Moore

6'6 | 213lbs | SF | Duke

NBA Comparison (playing style)

TBD

Wendell Moore has an NBA ready body and a skillset that could lead to him being a primary ball-handler. Moore is at his most comfortable with the ball in his hand attacking the rim. He is a very good driver and does a nice job of using his body to create space and nullify the defender's shot-blocking ability. Moore is also an impressive ball-handler and could eventually initiate an NBA offense. The only thing holding Moore back from this is his inconsistent passing. His passing vision is average, and he has an inconsistent touch on his passes. He will be late to recognize cutters and lacks the touch for simple lob passes. If he can improve his passing consistency, Moore's value will only rise. As a defender, Moore can effectively guard any wing position because of his size and athleticism. His only limitation as an on-ball defender is that he tends to cross his feet instead of sliding them. This can be exploited more at the NBA level because it will result in him being more off-balance, and the opponents will be able to manipulate his movement. Moore can also be inconsistent as an off-ball defender. There will be times where he does a great job of jumping passing lanes or staying with his man through screens, but then his focus will slip, and he'll completely lose his man.

Strengths

Driving ability, initiating the offense, on-ball defender

Weaknesses

Passing, outside shooting, off-ball defense


45. Jordan Nwora

6'7 | 220lbs | SF | Louisville

NBA Comparison (playing style)

TBD

Jordan Nwora is an offensively focused wing. 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 is hurting his ability to be an efficient scorer. Nwora 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 once 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.

Strengths

Scoring versatility, rebounding

Weaknesses

Shot selection, defense, work rate


46. Reggie Perry

6'10 | 249lbs | PF | Mississippi St

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Poor man's Bam Adebayo

Reggie Perry is a versatile big man that can do a bit of everything. 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. This 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 a terrible pass. Defensively, Perry is an average shot blocker. Based on his athleticism, he should be more effective. Perry also struggles defensively 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.

Strengths

Playmaking, rebounding, stretch potential

Weaknesses

Defensive awareness, consistent motor, decision making


47. Naji Marshall

6'8 | 220lbs | SF | Xavier

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Jacob Evans, Jarrett Culver-lite

Naji Marshall is an experienced wing who can be a lockdown defender. 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 mainly with Marshall's inconsistent outside shooting. He won't be a knockdown shooter and struggles to create his own shot if he isn't attacking the rim. If Marshall can improve his outside shooting, his 3-and-D potential will skyrocket.

Strengths

Versatile defender, interior scoring, passing

Weaknesses

Consistent shooting, creating his shot off the dribble


48. Skylar Mays

6'4 | 205lbs | SG | LSU

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Cory Joseph

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

Strengths

Getting to the rim, perimeter defense, basketball IQ

Weaknesses

Rebounding, outside shooting


49. Ty-Shon Alexander

6'4 | 195lbs | PG | Creighton

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Norman Powell, Danuel House

Ty-Shon Alexander has a solid scoring repertoire. 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 shooting off the catch or the dribble. When he is looking for his own 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 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 properly communicated.

Strengths

Scoring, on-ball defense, passing vision

Weaknesses

Decision making, off-ball defense


50. Killian Tillie

6'10 | 220lbs | PF | Gonzaga

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Ryan Anderson, Anthony Tolliver, poor man's Nikola Jokic

Killian Tillie is a great shooter, especially for a big man. His outside shot is consistent, and he is very comfortable relocating to open spots on the perimeter. He 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 a very 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 has been his injury history. Over the past two seasons, Tillie has struggled to stay healthy and has battled several injuries. Tillie has the offensive skills that should allow him to carve out a role off the bench.

Strengths

Shooting, passing, rebounding

Weaknesses

Defense, injuries, athleticism


51. Luka Garza

6'11 | 260lbs | C | Iowa

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Noah Vonleh, Jonas Valanciunas

Luka Garza is a physical big man who has a motor that never stops running. The most apparent aspect of Garza's game is how hard he works every time he sets foot on the court despite not being a great athlete. He is always running in transition, fighting for rebounds, or fighting for position in the post. A lot of big men only work when they know they are getting the ball, but Garza is continually working in hopes of getting the ball. When Garza does get the ball in the post, he is difficult to stop. He is very strong and has a surprising touch on his floaters and hook shots. The only time that Garza struggles to score in the post is when he goes up against an athletic big man. Garza doesn't elevate well, so when he is put up against a good shot blocker, he can initially struggle. Garza has also shown an improved jump shot. He still has a long way to go to be reliable, but the fact that an outside jumper is part of his arsenal is a promising sign. Defensively, Garza is most comfortable around the rim. He doesn't give up post position and is a decent rim protector. Once he gets pulled away from the rim his lack of athleticism is evident. He is heavy-footed and lacks the agility to switch on the perimeter. Garza likely won't develop into a regular starter, but he will be a solid rotation big man that can eat up minutes in the post.

Strengths

Interior scoring, motor, rebounding

Weaknesses

Defensive versatility, agility, consistent shooting


52. Karim Mane

6'6 | 195lbs | SG | Canada

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Dennis Smith Jr

Karim Mane is an athletic combo guard who will be a project. Mane is at his best when he is attacking the rim. He is a creative ball-handler with an assortment of moves. Whether he is using multiple cross overs, hesitations, or using a screen, Mane tends to get to the rim at will. He has good touch at the rim, but he can also elevate to finish over most defenders. Becoming a better passer is the biggest hurdle for Mane to clear if he wants to run an NBA offense. He finds open teammates but struggles to make the difficult pass. The biggest frustration with Mane, though, is his shooting. He can get on a hot streak from outside, but generally, he tends to have bad misses. His lack of touch results in line-drive shots that don't come close to the rim. As a defender, Mane has a knack for coming up with steals. The problem is that these are the result of his gambling. More often than not, Mane's gambling results in a foul or leaving his man wide open. Mane has the athleticism to be a good defender; he just needs to improve his decision making. Mane is an athletic, score-first guard. If given the time to develop, Mane could become a more versatile threat.

Strengths

Athleticism, creating off the dribble, scoring at the rim

Weaknesses

Shooting, defensive discipline, average passer


53. Trendon Watford

6'9 | 236lbs | PF | LSU

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Jabari Parker, Trey Lyles

Trendon Watford is most comfortable when he has the ball in his hands. He is one of the most talented big-men in this draft at creating his shot 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. However, when Watford doesn't have the ball, 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 a nice shooting form and touch but 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. He will struggle to guard on the perimeter and lacks the explosiveness to be a shot-blocker at the rim.

Strengths

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

Weaknesses

Lateral quickness, shooting consistency, stagnant off-ball


54. Landers Nolley II

6'7 | 225lbs | SG | Virginia Tech

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Tim Hardaway Jr-lite

Landers Nolley II has a nice shooting stroke from outside that is very difficult to defend. Nolley has a high release point and has one of the quickest releases in the country. Nolley's form makes his shot difficult to defend because most defenders can't get high enough to block it, and the quickness of his release makes it a challenge for defenders to react. Nolley's shooting touch is also evident when he attacks the rim. He is a good ball-handler for his size and utilizes his body and hesitation moves to get into the paint. He has a very soft touch on his floaters, and it is tough to stop once he gets in the paint. Nolley won't act as a primary playmaker, but he is a very good passer. He has great vision and can whip a cross-court pass right into the shooter's pocket. Nolley's lack of athleticism is the biggest hindrance to his game. It limits his ability to attack on offense, but is more glaring on defense. Nolley generally puts himself in the right position; he just lacks the foot speed to stay with quicker opponents on the perimeter.

Strengths

Shooting, getting to the rim, passing

Weaknesses

Athleticism, inconsistent defender, rebounding


55. Myles Powell

6'2 | 195lbs | PG | Seton Hall

NBA Comparison (playing style)

TBD

Myles Powell is one of the best scorers in the county. He has a quick trigger and a nearly unlimited range. Powell doesn't struggle to make contested shots, but he does do a nice job of creating space by utilizing stepback jumpers. Powell also has a quick first step that helps him get to the rim. Powell's great scoring ability also leads to him making a lot of poor decisions. Even though he can make tough shots, he tends to settle for bad shots that he has no business taking. This poor decision making is also evident in his lack of playmaking. He isn't a great passer and typically only looks to create for himself. In the NBA, he will be used mostly as an off-ball guard. In order to succeed, Powell will need to work on his off-ball movement and not just stand on the elbow whenever he doesn't have the ball. On defense, Powell gets caught ball watching a lot. He can be competitive when he's defending the ball handler, but beating him off the dribble isn't a difficult task.

Strengths

Sparkplug scorer, shooting range

Weaknesses

Decision making, playmaking, defense


56. Jalen Smith

6'10 | 215lbs | PF | Maryland

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Bruno Caboclo, Miles Plumlee

Jalen Smith is a long wing with the potential to develop into a very versatile player. 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 an issue and once he adds more muscle, he will be able to guard nearly any opponent on the floor. Smith also uses his athleticism to be a reliable rebounder on both ends of the floor. Offensively, Smith is best at attacking the rim. In his freshman year, he showed that he had shooting potential but he needs to prove this year that he can be considered a threat from behind the arc.

Strengths

Athleticism, rebounding, defensive versatility

Weaknesses

Strength, shooting consistency


57. Matthew Hurt

6'9 | 214lbs | PF | Duke

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Rashard Lewis, Rodions Kurucs

Matthew Hurt will survive in the NBA on his shooting ability alone. He has a quick, high release that is nearly impossible to block. He is deadly from behind the arc, and when defenders aggressively closeout, he is more than ok with pump faking and taking a wide-open mid-range jumper. While still not polished, Hurt's post-up game is continuing to improve. This isn't a heavily relied on skill anymore but is still very useful when opponents switch smaller guards on defense. In these situations, Hurt will easily be able to create a relatively uncontested turn around jumper. The majority of Hurt's scoring opportunities come from his off-ball movement. He does a nice job of cutting, relocating on the perimeter, or sliding into the open spot on the baseline for an easy floater. The problem is that Hurt has almost no ability to create his own shot. He isn't a great athlete and has sloppy ball-handling that makes him easy to defend. This lack of athleticism also hinders Hurt on defense. He doesn't have the strength or explosiveness to be an effective post defender, and his lateral agility leaves him susceptible to get beaten off the drive. Hurt has his clear limitations, but his off-ball scoring ability is something that will help any rotation.

Strengths

Shooting, length, off-ball movement

Weaknesses

Strength, athleticism, rebounding


58. Khalil Whitney

6'6 | 210lbs | SF | Kentucky

NBA Comparison (playing style)

T.J. Warren, Troy Brown

Khalil Whitney has an NBA ready body and is a very good defender. He is an impressive perimeter defender who routinely shuts down his opponent. His length and athleticism make it very difficult for opponents to score on him. He does a great job of moving his feet and always staying in a position. As an off-ball defender, Whitney does a good job of keeping his eye on his man and the ball. He doesn't get beat by back-cuts and makes timely rotations. The only concern is that he can lose his man in transition give up open threes. On offense, Whitney has yet to make an impact. He has a solid shooting form that suggests he could develop into a consistent shooter, but he just hasn't shown the reliability yet. The bigger concern is Whitney's lack of involvement. He doesn't move well without the ball, and there will be stretches where you forget he's on the floor. Whitney is rarely involved in creating scoring chances and is typically used as a spot-up shooter. He has a long way to go to be a contributor on offense.

Strengths

On-ball defender, defensive awareness, 3-and-D potential

Weaknesses

Staying involved, shooting consistency, playmaking


59. D.J. Jeffries

6'7 | 210lbs | SF | Memphis

NBA Comparison (playing style)

TBD

D.J. Jeffries is an athletic wing who has the potential to do a bit of everything. Jeffries has shown flashes of outside shooting success, but as of now, his game is predicated on his athleticism and activity. When he gets to the rim, he isn't shy about finishing with a strong dunk over an opponent. Jeffries is an above the rim finisher, but despite his athleticism, he struggles to consistently create his own shot. This can lead him into forcing shot attempts and not taking advantage of easier options. Even though he can struggle to create his own shot, Jeffries has shown that he is a strong passer and can consistently find cutters. On the defensive end, Jeffries's size and athleticism allow him to guard multiple positions. His high work rate is also evident here as he is constantly looking to jump passing lanes or act as a weak-side shot-blocker.

Strengths

Athleticism, defensive versatility, passing

Weaknesses

Creating off the dribble, shot selection, shooting consistency


60. Filip Petrusev

7'0 | 235lbs | C | Gonzaga

NBA Comparison (playing style)

Ian Mahinmi

Filip Petrusev is an old school big man that could eventually become a rotation center. Petrusev is at his best when he is looking to score in the paint. He has a strong post-up game and does a great job of drawing fouls. His footwork allows him to use a variety of post moves and his shot fakes and hesitations confuse defenders. Off of missed shots, Petrusev is always a threat for a tip-in. He isn’t a great athlete, but his length and positioning make him a solid rebounder. Unfortunately, Petrusev has displayed a limited shooting ability that will drastically hinder his NBA development. Petrusev’s lack of athleticism will also hurt him defensively. He is a below-average shot blocker and lacks the lateral quickness to switch on the perimeter.

Strengths

Post scoring, rebounding

Weaknesses

Rim protection