Zion Williamson | Duke | Fr | PF 6-7
People are waiting for comparisons for Williamson for a while. He says he is built like Charles Barkley. He says he likes Blake Griffin. And I see those things, I think. But here's the truth: Zion Williamson is built more than The Incredible Hulk as Charles Barkley ̵
Ja Morant | Murray St. Soph | PG | 6-3
NBA Legend Jerry West reportedly told friends he believed Morant was the best prospect in this NBA proposal. I disagree with Zion Williamsson's presence. But Morant is obviously interesting for many reasons – especially because he's incredibly heavy, bordering on the impossible, for the enemy guards to keep off the lane, which is why more than half of Morant's field goal attempts came to the edge where he ended . more than 61% of the time this season. CBS Sports First Team All-American averages 24.5 points, 10.0 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 36.6 minutes per game. In the first round of the NCAA tournament, he managed to win a triple victory in the Murray State tournament over Marquette, and the fact that he had participated in 87.5% of the 3-point range for eight NCAA Tour attempts to prove he was a capable shooter. Obviously, the Grizzlies are being rebuilt, and Mike Conley has shown the most beautiful way that he shouldn't spend the last good years at the NBA's rebuilding. So this is actually simple. Morant's suggestion, a pair of him with Jaren Jackson Jr., move Conley for young players / assets, and everyone gets what they want.
RJ Barrett | Duke | Fr | SF | 6-7
Barrett scored more points (860) this season than any freshman in ACC history on his way to becoming CBS Sports First Team All-American, and he was the only Power 5 player to score at least 13 points in every competition he played. In other words, the 6-7 guard is an undeniable and relentless bucket-getter – but its percentages and efficiency figures were not great, which is why some are skeptical that Barrett will become an NBA superstar. He made only 27.8% of his 2-point jumpers and 30.8% of his 3-point attempts while helping Duke make an Elite eight NCAA tournament. This is an obvious point of interest. But no matter, Barrett, at this point, is still the best player available – and if Knicks actually add Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving through a free agency, they could put Barrett right between them and start competing in the East immediately.
Andre Hunter | Virginia | Soph | SF | 6-7
There is no guarantee that the Lakers will make this choice because its packaging with other things and its relocation for veteran to help LeBron James is now a sensible choice for the king to push. But if the Lakers choose, they should simply take the best player available – and in my opinion it is Hunter. It's a 6-7 wing that A) measures like OG Anunoby, B) can turn on big or guards no problem, and C) shot 43.8% of the 3-point series this season while leading Virginia to the national championship . It is difficult, bordering on the impossible, to come up with reasons why it will not be very good, if not great, at the next level. In fact, I heard former NBA players who are now television analysts describing it as Kawhi Leonard of this proposal. I can't promise that exactly because it's a tall bar. But if their point is that Hunter is designing as a huge two-way player, yeah, that's a fair ranking and why he won't disappear from the top five no matter what.
Jarrett Culver | Texas Tech Soph | SG | 6-6
Culver projects as a second direct sub-100 high school prospect to evolve into a top-20 pick within two years of admission to Texas Tech, which talks about the development going on in Chris Beard's program. The 6-6 sophomore averages 18.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 3.7 aids in 32.5 minutes per game this season, while the Texas Tech head of the NCAA tournament title. Yes, De Hunter was playing in this title game – but this proposal shouldn't make Culver too slippery.
Darius Garland | Vanderbilt | Fr | PG | 6-2
Last year, overall, Deandre Ayton is in the record saying Phoenix needs a point guard. So choosing Garland would make sense – even if he is going to knee surgery, which is less than ideal. Before getting hurt, Garland appeared in five matches for Vanderbilt. On average, it reached 16.2 points in firing 53.7% of the field and 47.8% of the 3-point range. It's great with the ball. He's a huge shooter. If it develops into an All-Star, it won't surprise me.
Coby White | N. Carolina | Fr | PG | 6-5
Perhaps it should not be surprising that a leading shooter in basketball history at a high school in North Carolina has achieved great success as a freshman in UNC. But I'm still not sure that many expect White, a sub-20 prospect in class 2018, to move Michael Jordan to the first season of the season and play as big a role as he played for the North. The Carolina team, which won the NOC 2 in the NCAA. Before the season, White was considered a 6-5 guard. However, he showed this season's ability to play effectively with or without the ball, making it an even more interesting prospect and obvious player.
Nassir Little | N. Carolina | Fr | SF | 6-6
Little was MVP of All-American Game in 2018 and Jordan Brand Classic. So it is reasonable to suggest that most of them do not expect an average of 9.8 points in the New York season. But that's exactly what he did – at least in part because he only played 18.2 minutes for the game and behind the pair of seniors at Cameron Johnson and Luke Maye. It was simply not appropriate from a breakdown viewpoint. Regardless, Scouts are still impressed with little natural gifts and potential. So while he is not picked up where he would be picked up before the start of the season, the little will to avoid surprise will still be picked up in the lottery.
Romeo Langford | Indiana | Fr | SG | 6-6
Langford shot a poor percentage in Indiana in one year. Some believe that this is because he had a wounded hand for much of the season; Hopefully this is true. Anyway, 6-6 guards still averaged 16.5 points and 5.4 rebounds in 34.1 minutes per game. It's an interesting perspective big enough to play alongside Bradley Beale in Washington, which is why he is a sensible choice at this point in the design.
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Jaxson Hayes | Texas | Fr | PF 6-11
Hayes developed late and was named the third best prospect in a four-member Texas high school recruitment class. But 6-11 in advance showed a huge ability at the beginning of the season and established himself as a lottery talent with an incredible upward trend. Hayes fired 72.8% of the field – mainly because he soaked everything near the rim. His 10.6 percent share was rated 19 nd. It should also be noted that Hayes is the son of a former professional athlete, which sometimes does not mean anything, but certainly more and more NBA franchise awards, thanks to players like Stephen Curry and Jaren Jackson Jr.
Cam Reddish | Duke | Fr | SF | 6-8
Reddish is projected as the top-five pick in the preseason that Duke has likely become the first team in history to have three players selected in the top five in the same NBA Draft. But this now looks like an unlikely scenario due to the faint and inconsistent year of Reddish freshman just playing. Sixty-one hundred forward only 35.6% of the field and 33.3% of the 3-point range – and the fact that he missed the NCAA tournament match for dubious reasons did nothing to eliminate the fears in some circles that Reddish's passion for play is perhaps not where it should be.
PJ Washington | Kentucky | Soph | PF 6-8
Not all freshmen returning to school during their season to improve their stock, you know, improve their stocks. But Washington certainly helped this season – mainly because he left 23.8% of the 3-point shooter (on limited occasions) as a freshman to someone who made 42.3% of the 78 3-pointers he tried to sophomore while leading Kentucky. Elite Eight NCAA Tournaments. 6 – 8 forward led the UK in both points (15.2) and rebounds (7.5). So Washington projects as a stretch-to-floor forward who can also work around the edge.
Sekou Doumbouya | France – | SF |
Doumbouya should be the first unselected player. Sixty-nine year old football was born in Guinea but grew up in France. He is a good athlete who can run on the ground and play over the edge. And even though Doumbouya's high-jumper jumper never went consistently enough to be called a reliable shooter, there is no obvious reason why he could not evolve into one and become a high-level player when he moves from the top professional league to France to the NBA.
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Brandon Clarke | Gonzaga Jr PF 6-8
Zion Williamson, as mentioned above, had the highest basketball basketball player efficiency rating in the season. However, Clarke's PER ranked second at national level; it was more than three points better than everyone else. And 6-8 ahead was a great reason why Gonzaga finished 16-0 at the West Coast conference and also won first place in the NCAA. Clarke averages 16.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.2 blocks in 28.1 minutes per game. San Jose State Transfer is a big energy player who is a player at both ends of the court. Each franchise obsessed with advanced statistics, which is the most, will seriously consider it anywhere outside the top 10.
Tyler Herro | Kentucky | Fr | SG | 6-5
Herro has done a nice job this season, proving that she's more than a "shooter" – which many have described him as coming out of high school, perhaps because of little more than a stereotype. In Kentucky, a 6-5 guardian averages 14.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 aids in 32.6 minutes per match at 46.2% of the field, 35.5% of the 3-point range, and 93 , 5% of free throw line. So it's a guard with a size that can put the ball on the ground and consistently knock out the shots. And that's what makes Herro a real candidate for selection either late in the lottery or just outside.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker | Va. Tech Soph | SG | 6-5
Alexander-Walker made a significant leap from freshman to sophomore season and averaged 16.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.0 helps Virginia Tech's Sweet 16 team only second in school history. More importantly, for his future NBA at least Alexander-Walker has shown that he is a 6-5 guard who is able to play on or off the balls and guard at least three positions – that's why the NBA scouts buzz about him since November.
Bol Bol | Oregon Fr | C | 7-2
It was probably the most polarizing perspective in this proposal. On the one hand, it's a 7-2 center that can put the ball on the floor, shoot 3-pointers efficiently and change and block shots like no one else's available. That's good. On the other hand, it is a 7-2 center that fights for space surveillance and missed most of this season after a foot injury in December, requiring surgery in January. That's wrong. Some franchises will have it in the top 10, others outside the top 20. Exactly where Bol will land in June is one of the greatest mysteries of the proposal.
Rui Hachimura | Gonzaga Jr PF 6-8
Hachimura left somebody who averaged 4.6 minutes per match as a top-20 prospect as a junior – one who shot 59.1% off the field and 41.7% off. The 3-point season season for the Gonzaga team, who finished the regular season, placed 1st in the AP survey. 6-8 forward did not start playing basketball in his native Japan until his teenage years and significantly improved, in every way, every year at college. So there is no reason to think that Hachimura will not continue all the things he is already good at.
Keldon Johnson | Kentucky | Fr | SG | 6-6
Kentucky should have the top three players in the top 20 of this NBA proposal – and they could really go in any order. For what's worth, I have the last Johnson who left the board. But if it's actually the first, it won't be surprising given the 6-6 wing is a nice athlete who shot 38.1% of the 3-point span for three attempts this season. It was a great reason why Kentucky was just the fifth time in a ten-year break for John Calipari.
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Ty Jerome | Virginia | Jr PG | 6-5
Show me a smart player with a good size for his position that can play either a backcourt spot, dribling, pass, shoot and be tough at the defensive end of the field and I'll show you someone who will have a long career playing professional basketball . Jerome is such a player. The 6-5 combo guard averages 13.6 points, 5.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 33.9 minutes per match for the Virginia national team. The successes of other recent Virginia alumas had in the NBA, combined with the fact that Jerome had made 39.2% of the 424 3-indicators he tried at college to help him with front-line officers who want to avoid the error.
Kevin Porter Jr. USC | Fr | SG | 6-6
From a purely basketball perspective, Porter is a lottery talent who would be the king of the Thunder, or anyone else, this low in this proposal. But he did very little and maybe nothing to remove some of the red flags they built to pick him up in a lottery that isn't a starter for some – not all, but certainly some – licenses. The 6-6 wing spent part of its wounded season, part of which was suspended and it was a little less than a student-athlete model, taking on average just 9.5 points in 22.1 minutes for the USC team's game, which ended with losing. None of this in itself means that Porter will not appear from this proposal as one of the top 10 players. But some of the reasons are unlikely to be one of the top 10 players selected in this proposal.
Luguentz Dort | Arizona St. Fr | SG | 6-4
Cake became only the third consensus of the top-50 high school prospect of enrollment in Arizona – entry to the list, which includes James Harden and Jahii Carson – and he was the great reason why the Sun Devils of the NCAA Tournament to the Second year under Bobby Hurley. The 6-4 freshman from Montreal averages 16.1 points and reached a free throw line 6.1 times per game. It has a wingspan of 6-9 and a real desire to guard faster and bigger players. His 215-pound frame is solid. And although Cake is not a natural guardian, he has spent part of this season and proved that he can play on or off the balls, which has helped him to scout.
Admiral Schofield | Tennessee | Sr SG | 6-6
Schofield was just a 3-star lookout that came out of high school – 6-5 forward from Illinois, which was not even considered the top 250 ranking in the 2015 class, according to 247 Sports. He is now 6-6 with a carved body and a reputation for being a tireless worker who loves his coaches, helping him average 16.5 points and 6.1 rebounds this season for the Tennessee team, which has spent four weeks on 1. place. The fact that Schofield made more than 40% of the 393 3-point trials in the last three seasons suggests that it will be a real threat from the circuit when it reaches the NBA.
Carsen Edwards | Purdue | Jr PG | 6-1 | 200
The Incredible Edwards Show at the NCAA Tournament – Especially his 42-point game against the Virginia team, which continued to win the national championship – helped Purdue Junior with the NBA front lines and is now probably the first choice. 6-1 guards average 24.3 points for 35.4 minutes per game this season while shooting 35.5% of the 3-point range. In the worst case, I think Edwards projects are an immediate contributor to a contributor who is perfectly suited to leaving the bench.
Talen Horton-Tucker | Iowa St. Fr | SF | 6-4
Horton-Tucker retired from the top-60 borderline ladder from high school to first year, which is likely to succeed. minutes to match the Iowa State by winning the Big 12 tournament. Ranger 6-5 is still only 18 years old; so patience will probably be needed. The ability to play in multiple places for Horton-Tucker gives him a very interesting chance.
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Grant Williams | Tennessee | Jr PF 6-7
Williams is a double-player SEC of the year, averaging 18.8 points and 7.5 rebounds in 31.9 minutes this season. The All-American CBS Sports First Team was so productive that the NBA Scouts, who had previously asked whether they were doing the next level, were beginning to wonder why it wouldn't. It is true that 6-7 forward is neither a great athlete nor a serious threat from the neighborhood. But Williams really knows how to play. And more and more, the players who are described in the NBA are rolled out. Maybe Williams can be another.
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KZ Okpala | Stanford | Soph | SF | 6-9
Okpala production was significantly higher this season. On average, 6-9 advanced an average of 16.8 points and reached 36.8% of its 3-point trials, while the 2017 top-45 prospect in the 2017 class transformed the likely selection in the NBA 2019 round. That one of the keys to this is that Okpala went from 6-6 ahead to 6-9 ahead in two years. So now it looks like a nice combo ahead of the way the NBA is being played.
Bruno Fernando | Maryland | Soph | C | 6-10
Fernando, who is already blessed with the NBA-ready body, was extremely tough for Big Ten players to deal with the entire season and averaged 13.6 points and 10.6 rebounds in 30.0 minutes per game. One coach even compared him with Karl Malon. And although I'm not sure that 6-10 forward projects like the future hall of fame like Mailman eventually become, it's hard not like an athlete built in this way that also has an engine that allows him to work harder and play harder Like most other big ones that have spent the last two seasons closed against.
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Dylan Windler | Belmont | Sr SG | 6-8
Windler enters Belmont as a largely nonheral prospect, but leaves as one of the country's most productive players. 6-8 senior on average 21.3 points and 10.8 rebounds in 33.2 minutes per game this season, while the nation's registration is the 10th best player of Efficiency Rating and leads the Bruins to their first victory in NCAA tournament history. In addition, Windler shot over 42% of the 3-point spread in each of the last two seasons, indicating that he will be a reliable NBA scorer and floor space forward.
Eric Paschall | Villanova | Sr PF 6-8
Villanova needed Paschall to win the game this season to stay relevant and win the fifth Big East title in the six-year range. He did it. So did the Wildcats. And in this process, the 6-8, 260-pound senior helped with the NBA Scouts by proving to be more than just a team player with four future NBA players, something that was before. Paschall averaged 16.5 points and 6.1 rebounds in 36.1 minutes per game this season. The biggest thing that works against him is that he is 22 years old and will turn 23 in November.