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11. Brooklyn Nets: GG Jackson (South Carolina, PF, freshman)
Younger draft prospect GG Jackson was productive early for South Carolina, averaging 16.2 factors and eight.0 rebounds with seven threes in 5 video games. Photographs, athletic finishes and energetic performs have been behind Jackson’s scoring. So long as he’s leaping at a good tempo, his title ought to proceed to be lumped in with the opposite lottery prospects. We have not seen many thrilling passes or defensive performs from Jackson, though between his age (18), instruments, budding perimeter expertise, rim exercise and drive, groups ought to think about translatable double-doubles.
12. New York Knicks: Gradey Dick (Kansas, SF, freshman)
Scouts are already envisioning a plug-and-play NBA wing in Dick, a convincing shooter (10 or 20 3PT) at 6’8″ who has proven extra edge athleticism, versatility and defensive toughness.
13. Utah Jazz (through Timberwolves): Keyonte George (Baylor, SG, Freshman)
With excessive utilization and a troublesome schedule early on, George had a combined efficiency, though the professionals nonetheless outweighed the negatives. NBA groups will see the shot translatable in his capturing versatility and talent to rise above defenders, whereas his burst defenses and cut up screens ought to proceed to carry out at NBA stage. His 5.0 assists per recreation was additionally outstanding and highlights true combo guard-playing means. Enhancing his shot choice and center recreation will assist George keep away from disabling some scouts.
14. New York Knicks (through Mavericks): Terquavion Smith (NC State, PG/SG, Sophomore)
If Smith’s first 4 video games are any indication of what is to come back this season, the choice to cross on curiosity from the 2022 first spherical ought to repay. Crafting photographs will nonetheless be the signature talent that powers his rating, however he is been far more efficient up to now together with his ending, and he is displaying extra taking part in means to bolster his level or combo guard case for the scouts.
15. Toronto Raptors: Ausar Thompson (Elite Additional time, SG/SF, 2003)
Groups will present a willingness to stay affected person with Thompon’s talent growth given the extent of pace and explosion he possesses to assault, end and defend from the baseline. His capturing and decision-making stay inconsistent, however he’ll proceed to look too tempting with sufficient self-creating flashes and one-on-one photographs, in addition to dunks, slashes and defensive play.
16. Utah Jazz (through Sixers): Kel’el Ware (Oregon, C, freshman)
Ware stood out early for capturing flashes and defensive mobility. He does not have an enormous offensive function in Oregon’s offense, however the 7-footer has already hit three threes and blocked eight photographs in 4 video games. The potential to stretch the ground and shield the rim ought to be sufficient to maintain Ware within the high 20 in talks all 12 months, even when his shot makes an attempt and objective manufacturing fluctuate.
17. Chicago Bulls (through Blazers): Kris Murray (Iowa, FP, Junior)
After a 29-point recreation in opposition to Seton Corridor and 30 factors in opposition to Omaha, a Murray breakout seems. Between capturing versatility, fence overruns, submit buckets and body-controlled finishes, the soar he makes looks like Keegan did final 12 months.
18. Atlanta Hawks: Jett Howard (Michigan, SG/SF, freshman)
Howard instantly caught the attention of scouts together with his capturing and scoring instincts for a 6’8″ wing. Though not the main scorer, he’s produced in Michigan’s offense, making jumps and good selections when it comes to when to assault or transfer the ball.
19. Memphis Grizzlies: Maxwell Lewis (Pepperdine, SG, second 12 months)
Averaging 17.2 factors, capturing 69.0% from contained in the arc and 58.8% from three, Lewis is off to a scorching begin delivering the form of creation and flashes of talent that ought to get the eye of the NBA. Scouts consider Pepperdine’s two matches at Gonzaga can be highlighted of their schedule.
20. Los Angeles Lakers (through Pelicans): Dillon Mitchell (Texas, PF, freshman)
Though Mitchell has but to indicate any notable talent, superpower quickness and leaps may be sufficient for NBA groups to think about an athletic specialist for ending and defensive play.