Meet the top 30 prospects of the 2020 NBA Draft.

Last updated: November 26, 2019

Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards

6'5 | 225lbs | SG | Georgia

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


James Wiseman

James Wiseman

7'1 | 240lbs | C | Memphis

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


Cole Anthony

Cole Anthony

6'3 | 190lbs | PG | UNC

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


R.J. Hampton

R.J. Hampton

6'5 | 185lbs | SG | NBL

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


LaMelo Ball

LaMelo Ball

6'6 | 180lbs | PG | NBL

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


Deni Avdija

Deni Avdija

6'8 | 210lbs | SF | Israel

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


Scottie Lewis

Scottie Lewis

6'5 | 180lbs | SG | Florida

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

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


Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

6'9 | 231lbs | PF | Villanova

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


Trendon Watford

Trendon Watford

6'9 | 236lbs | PF | LSU

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


D.J. Jeffries

D.J. Jeffries

6'7 | 210lbs | SF | Memphis

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


Josh Green

Josh Green

6'6 | 209lbs | SG | Arizona

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


Nico Mannion

Nico Mannion

6'2 | 175lbs | PG | Arizona

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


Ochai Agbaji

Ochai Agbaji

6'5 | 210lbs | SG | Kansas

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



15. Jalen Smith

6'10 | 215lbs | PF | Maryland

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


16. Jaden McDaniels

6'9 | 201lbs | SF | Washington

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


17. N'Faly Dante

6'11 | 240lbs | C | Oregon

N'Faly Dante is one of the best shot blockers in the country. His size and length make him an ideal shot blocker. He goes after every shot and is an intimidating presence at the rim. Dante is a very raw prospect on both ends of the floor. Defensively, Dante can get caught out of position. He doesn't consistently recognize rotations or where he needs to position himself. Offensively, Dante is a great lob threat and finisher at the rim, but he can look out of place when he isn't right under the rim. He has a very limited post-game and a jumper that can't be trusted. The good news is that Dante has the foundation to build up those skills. The concern is if he will ever be able to do so.

Strengths

Shot blocking, rebounding, finishing at the rim, mobility

Weaknesses

Raw, feel for the game, shooting


18. Killian Hayes

6'5 | 195lbs | PG | France

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


19. Samuell Williamson

6'6 | 185lbs | SG | Louisville

Samuell Williamson has a beautiful shooting stroke. He has a high, quick release that is difficult to defend. Williamson isn't a great athlete, which limits his scoring versatility. He can struggle to create his own shot or get to the rim. He is at his best when he is playing off-ball. He moves well to open spaces and is a reliable shooter off the catch. Williamson is also a strong rebounder because of his feel for the game. He positions himself well and looks to box out once the shot goes up. Defensively, Williamson has room to grow. His length and IQ suggest he could be a good defender, but he currently is too undisciplined.

Strengths

Shooting, rebounding, feel for the game

Weaknesses

Athleticism, playmaking


20. Isaiah Stewart

6'9 | 245lbs | PF | Washington

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


21. Khalil Whitney

6'6 | 210lbs | SF | Kentucky

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. On offense, Whitney has yet to make a big 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.

Strengths

On-ball defender, defensive awareness, shooting potential

Weaknesses

Staying involved, shooting consistency


22. Tyrese Haliburton

6'5 | 160lbs | PG | Iowa St

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


23. Theo Maledon

6'5 | 175lbs | PG | France

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


24. Vernon Carey Jr

6'10 | 265lbs | PF | Duke

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


25. Ashton Hagans

6'3 | 190lbs | PG | Kentucky

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


26. Devon Dotson

6'1 | 180lbs | PG | Kansas

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


27. Cassius Winston

6'1 | 185lbs | PG | Michigan St

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


28. Charles Bassey

6'10 | 240lbs | PF/C | Western Kentucky

Charles Bassey is a great athlete who thrives at the rim. When he gets the ball in the post the odds are high that he is going to score. He is a very good rim runner and can change games with his ability to crash the offensive glass. When his teammates drive, he does a great job of repositioning himself in the post to be available for either a drop off pass, or an offensive rebound. Unfortunately, this is where Bassey's offensive impact ends. Despite being a good finisher at the rim, Bassey has a very rudimentary post-game. He frequently relies on pure athleticism instead of skill and footwork. He also needs to improve his shooting ability away from the rim. Defensively, Bassey uses his athleticism to deter opponents at the rim. He could develop into a consistent rim protector if he can improve his defensive discipline. Too often he will fall for shot fakes and get into foul trouble. Bassey will need to work on developing his footwork and overall skill level and stop relying on just his athleticism.

Strengths

Finishing at the rim, athleticism, motor

Weaknesses

Playmaking, consistent shooting


29. Precious Achiuwa

6'9 | 225lbs | SF | Memphis

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


30. Tre Jones

6'2 | 185lbs | PG | Duke

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