2020 aggregate NBA mock draft 7.0: Analyzing the most common teams for prospects

2020 aggregate NBA mock draft 7.0: Analyzing the most common teams for prospects

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2020 aggregate NBA mock draft 7.0: Analyzing the most common teams for prospects

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Where do most experts predict top prospects Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball and James Wiseman will land? We looked at the latest projections to make stronger predictions.

For our aggregate mock draft rankings, we have used the projections of USA TODAY, Rookie Wire, Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report, NBADraft.net, The Ringer, The Athletic, CBS Sports, Yahoo! SportsStadium and ESPN. Our rankings only pull from the list of articles mentioned above.

This edition also scanned a total of just over two dozen mock drafts (which includes the eleven mentioned above as well as others ranging from Babcock Hoops to Tankathon) to find the teams most commonly linked to each player.

Especially when pulling from mock drafts written by trusted analysts who have intel from front offices and agents, noticing a trend of a player to the same home could help reveal the thinking of decision-makers with power. Of course, some projections may merely be a coincidence and few if any teams have officially decided who they want to select on draft night.

However, the percentage mentioned by each name is how often the team came up in a mock draft that included that player. We then broke down why we speculated the organization would make sense as a potential destination for that prospect if they were to select him in the 2020 NBA draft.

If a player was not mocked to the same team more than once, we simply included a photo and basic information but no scouting report on that player.

The full list of our later aggregate mock draft rankings can be found above. HoopsHype’s Alberto de Roa contributed research to this report.

1
Anthony Edwards, Georgia

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Wing, 6-foot-5, 18 years old

Minnesota Timberwolves (64 percent)
Charlotte Hornets (24 percent)
Golden State Warriors (8 percent)

According to ESPN’s Draft Model, Anthony Edwards has the highest chance among all prospects to be an All-Star at some point during his NBA career. Regardless of defining what his role would look like alongside D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns in Minnesota, that makes him the odds-on favorite to be the No. 1 pick in 2020. 

2
LaMelo Ball, Illawarra Hawks (Australia)

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Guard, 6-foot-7, 18 years old

Charlotte Hornets (36 percent)
Minnesota Timberwolves (32 percent)
Golden State Warriors (20 percent)

The Charlotte Hornets scored the fewest points per game of all teams in the league and will need as much help as they can get to improve that mark next season. LaMelo Ball projects as the player in this class who has the best blend of scoring and distributing to help increase the offensive rating of a team. 

3
James Wiseman, Memphis

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Big, 7-foot-1, 19 years old

Golden State Warriors (56 percent)
Charlotte Hornets (20 percent)

If the Golden State Warriors decide to keep their pick rather than trade down, the most obvious fit would be James Wiseman. While there are question marks about his game after sitting out nearly all of his only collegiate campaign, his positional fit would once again give Golden State perhaps the most feared starting five in the Western Conference.

4
Obi Toppin, Dayton

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Forward, 6-foot-9, 22 years old

Chicago Bulls (28 percent)
Cleveland Cavaliers (24 percent)
New York Knicks (16 percent)

Obi Toppin was clearly the best offensive player in college basketball last season, averaging 20 points per game for Dayton. The Chicago Bulls had an offensive rating that ranked among the bottom five in the league and he could provide a scoring spark alongside fellow prolific dunker Zach LaVine.

5
Deni Avdija, Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)

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Forward, 6-foot-8, 19 years old

Cleveland Cavaliers (44 percent)
Chicago Bulls (24 percent)
New York Knicks (8 percent)
Atlanta Hawks (8 percent)

The Cleveland Cavaliers are set in the backcourt after selecting Collin Sexton and Darius Garland as lottery picks in back-to-back draft classes. Their frontcourt is also stacked after adding Andre Drummond to a roster that already boasted Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson. This makes a versatile wing like Deni Avdija, who was personally scouted overseas by Cavs’ general manager Koby Altman, a very compelling choice. 

6
Onyeka Okongwu, USC

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Big, 6-foot-9, 19 years old 

Atlanta Hawks (28 percent)
Detroit Pistons (16 percent)
Washington Wizards (16 percent)

Last season, the Atlanta Hawks had the third-worst defensive rating among all teams in the NBA. Onyeka Okongwu, who had the second-best defensive box plus-minus of all Division I freshmen, could make an instant impact as a reliable rim protector at the next level.

7
Tyrese Haliburton, Iowa State

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Guard, 6-foot-5, 20 years old

Detroit Pistons (24 percent)
New York Knicks (16 percent)
Phoenix Suns (16 percent)
Atlanta Hawks (16 percent)

The only point guard that the Detroit Pistons will have on their roster next season is Derrick Rose, who will turn 32 years old in October. Iowa State’s lengthy guard Tyrese Haliburton recorded the sixth-best assist rate of all high-major underclassmen and has the profile of someone who can have a long career in the NBA given his strong shooting and defensive skill sets as well.

8
Isaac Okoro, Auburn

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Wing, 6-foot-6, 19 years old

Atlanta Hawks (16 percent)
Detroit Pistons (16 percent)
Washington Wizards (16 percent)

While the Atlanta Hawks have had no trouble scoring the ball, they will need some relief guarding the perimeter considering that Trae Young is hardly an elite defender. Opponents shot just 17-for-65 (26.2 percent) when taking 3-pointers when guarded by Auburn’s Isaac Okoro in a set offense, per Synergy Sports Tech.

9
Killian Hayes, Ratiopharm Ulm (Germany)

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Guard, 6-foot-5, 18 years old

Detroit Pistons (32 percent)
Phoenix Suns (16 percent)
New York Knicks (12 percent)
Chicago Bulls (12 percent)

After selecting French forward Sekou Doumbouya in the first round of the 2019 NBA draft, the Detroit Pistons would be wise to consider his fellow countryman Killian Hayes with their first-rounder this year. He is a combo guard capable of productivity on or off the ball and can help shape the identity of his team for years to come. He has also trained with longtime Pistons guard Will Bynum since last summer.

10
Devin Vassell, Florida State

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Wing, 6-foot-7, 19 years old 

Washington Wizards (32 percent)
Sacramento Kings (12 percent)
New York Knicks (12 percent)

The Washington Wizards had the second-worst defensive rating among all teams in the NBA last season. They need players like Florida State’s Devin Vassell, who is widely considered by analysts to be the best team-defender in this class. He can serve as an anchor on the defensive side of the court while also doing more than holding his own on offense.  

11
Aaron Nesmith, Vanderbilt

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Wing, 6-foot-6, 20 years old

San Antonio Spurs (17 percent)
Sacramento Kings (13 percent)
New Orleans Pelicans (13 percent)

The San Antonio Spurs took the fewest three-pointers per game among all teams in the Western Conference in 2019-20. An instant remedy to their perimeter woes would be Aaron Nesmith, who made 4.3 shots per game from beyond the arc while shooting 52.2 percent on his long-distance attempts before his campaign was cut short due to injury. 

12
Patrick Williams, Florida State

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Forward, 6-foot-8, 18 years old

San Antonio Spurs (33 percent)
Sacramento Kings (21 percent)
New Orleans Pelicans (17 percent)

Florida State’s Patrick Williams, who won ACC’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2020, is a versatile player on both offense and defense. Considering his jump shot is what needs the most work, the thought of pairing him with San Antonio shooting coach Chip Engelland makes his upside even more exciting. 

13
Saddiq Bey, Villanova

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Wing, 6-foot-8, 21 years old

Portland Trail Blazers (22 percent)
Boston Celtics (17 percent)
New Orleans Pelicans (13 percent)
Sacramento Kings (13 percent)
Brooklyn Nets (13 percent)

The Portland Trail Blazers require permanent help on the wing with Carmelo Anthony, who is 36 years old, only a temporary stopgap. Saddiq Bey would bring solid positional size and incredible shooting touch while also playing within his role, unlikely to take touches away from Damian Lillard or CJ McCollum.  

14
Precious Achiuwa, Memphis

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Big, 6-foot-9, 19 years old

Sacramento Kings (17 percent)
New Orleans Pelicans (17 percent)

While their record would not suggest such, barring any drastic changes, the Sacramento Kings are mostly set with their starting lineup in place with a young core. They do not need to draft for need, so they can swing for the fences with upside. Considering his NBA frame, their new front office may have a match in Precious Achiuwa. 

15
Cole Anthony, North Carolina

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Guard, 6-foot-3, 20 years old

Orlando Magic (21 percent)
Boston Celtics (17 percent)
Miami Heat (13 percent)

The Orlando Magic have slowly been building a core that has contended for the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. But they do not have a point guard who they can confidently call a No. 1 option. While his draft stock has fallen quite a bit since he was a top recruit coming out of high school, Cole Anthony is a player who can continue to develop in the backcourt alongside former No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz.

16
Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky

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Guard, 6-foot-2, 19 years old

New Orleans Pelicans (17 percent)
Boston Celtics (13 percent)
Minnesota Timberwolves (13 percent)
Portland Trail Blazers (13 percent)

The New Orleans Pelicans have built their team to finish possessions in transition offense as often as possible, complementing the strength of Zion Williamson and Lonzo Ball. Kentucky’s Tyrese Maxey averaged 1.24 points per possession on this play type, per Synergy, which ranked 84th percentile of all NCAA players.

17
Kira Lewis, Alabama

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Guard, 6-foot-3, 18 years old 

Orlando Magic (22 percent)
Miami Heat (16 percent)
Boston Celtics (17 percent)

Even though he played two years in college basketball, the incredibly speedy guard Kira Lewis is young for his class and only recently turned 19 years old. He showed incredible development during his sophomore season at Alabama, averaging 18.5 points to go with 5.2 assists per game.

18
RJ Hampton, New Zealand Breakers

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Guard, 6-foot-5, 19 years old

Brooklyn Nets (18 percent)
Orlando Magic (18 percent)
Dallas Mavericks (14 percent)

The Brooklyn Nets have shown while competing in the bubble that they have more depth than many had expected. If they were to select RJ Hampton, it would be an example of selecting the best player available for a good value this late in the first round.

19
Theo Maledon, ASVEL (France)

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Guard, 6-foot-4, 18 years old

Boston Celtics (17 percent)
Miami Heat (17 percent)
Dallas Mavericks (13 percent)
Denver Nuggets (13 percent)

The Boston Celtics have an absurd amount of picks in the 2020 NBA draft and the position that they most need to address is at backup point guard. One candidate is assuredly Theo Maledon, an international prospect who has said he plans to play in the United States next season.

20
Jalen Smith, Maryland

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Big, 6-foot-10, 19 years old

Miami Heat (13 percent)
Utah Jazz (13 percent)
Minnesota Timberwolves (13 percent)
Los Angeles Lakers (13 percent)

Every team in the league could use a player like Maryland’s Jalen Smith, a 3-and-D big man who helped his draft stock by returning to school for his sophomore season. The Miami Heat, who have valued frontcourt shooters capable of stretching the floor, could put him through their intense training regimen to add size to his skinny frame.

21
Josh Green, Arizona

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Wing, 6-foot-6, 19 years old

Utah Jazz (17 percent)
Portland Trail Blazers (17 percent)

Arizona’s Josh Green is an athletic, lengthy wing who needs a bit more polish before he will be ready to contribute at an NBA level. But he fits the bill of a prospect with upside, which will earn him consideration from teams in the first round.

22
Aleksej Pokusevski, Olympiacos (Greece)

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Forward, 7-foot, 18 years old

Dallas Mavericks (19 percent)
Utah Jazz (19 percent)
New Orleans Pelicans (14 percent)

The Dallas Mavericks have had success when adding international prospects to their roster, which would offer 18-year-old Aleksej Pokusevski a staff familiar with developing players who played competitive ball outside of the United States. As a big man with elite playmaking skills for his position, the 7-footer would be a fantastic addition to a team that has another untraditional oversized ballhandler in Luka Doncic.

23
Tyrell Terry, Stanford

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Guard, 6-foot-1, 19 years old

Philadelphia 76ers (47 percent)
Dallas Mavericks (11 percent)
Miami Heat (11 percent)

The Philadelphia 76ers have a glaring weakness, lacking enough shooters to space the floor in a way that is necessary for the modern NBA. Perhaps the best young shooting prospect in this class is Tyrell Terry, a brilliant 19-year-old who shot 40.8 percent from beyond the arc during his freshman year. His basketball intelligence is through the roof as he had the highest “good possession rate” of all guards in this class. He also “broke a record” for BBIQ measured by several NBA teams.

For a full interview with Terry on HoopsHype, click here.

24
Jaden McDaniels, Washington

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Forward, 6-foot-9, 19 years old

Oklahoma City Thunder (24 percent)
Boston Celtics (14 percent)
Utah Jazz (14 percent)

The Oklahoma City Thunder front office has been known to draft the most athletic player available to them and Jaden McDaniels, a Top 10 recruit coming out of high school, fits that bill. He has nearly the same physical measurements as Darius Bazley, who the organization selected in the first round last year.

25
Leandro Bolmaro, FC Barcelona (Spain)

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Forward, 6-foot-8, 19 years old

Boston Celtics (20 percent)
Milwaukee Bucks (15 percent)
Minnesota Timberwolves (15 percent)
Oklahoma City Thunder (15 percent)

Leandro Bolmaro is a 6-foot-7 forward who has been skyrocketing on draft boards lately. With a unique blend of size and court vision, he is capable of serving as a secondary playmaker with experience as the ball handler in pick-and-roll sets or occasionally when pushing the break in transition. He has played well when the ball is not in his hands, too, shooting efficiently when coming off screens. One of the likely reasons why so many mock drafts have Bolmaro to the Boston Celtics is because he is arguably the draft-and-stash candidate with the most momentum heading into the next season.

26
Isaiah Stewart, Washington

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Big, 6-foot-9, 18 years old

Boston Celtics (22 percent)
Toronto Raptors (11 percent)
New York Knicks (11 percent)
Oklahoma City Thunder (11 percent)

Considering the Boston Celtics have so many picks in the 2020 NBA draft, they can afford to take a high-upside player like Isaiah Stewart – who was the No. 2 overall recruit coming out of high school. This would be a similar pick to when the Celtics selected Romeo Langford last season, another former five-star whose draft stock fell while in the NCAA.

27
Jahmi'us Ramsey, Texas Tech

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Guard, 6-foot-4, 19 years old

Oklahoma City Thunder (17 percent)
Boston Celtics (17 percent)

The Oklahoma City Thunder are loaded at point guard but could use more help with depth at the two. An interesting option would be Big 12 Freshman of the Year Jahmi’us Ramsey, who helped Texas Tech brag a Top 10 defense in the NCAA last season. Meanwhile, his three-point percentage (42.6 percent) was in the top-five among high-major freshmen with at least 25 attempts.

28
Nico Mannion, Arizona

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Guard, 6-foot-3, 19 years old

New York Knicks (25 percent)
Philadelphia 76ers (20 percent)

Last season, the New York Knicks had the worst assist percentage (55.2 percent) and the fewest assists per game (22.1) among all teams in the Eastern Conference. Arizona’s Nico Mannion, meanwhile, had the second-best assist percentage (31.5 percent) among all high-major freshmen. There are valid concerns about his scoring ability, which is why his draft stock has fallen, but his pure passing will still leave scouts excited.

29
Desmond Bane, TCU

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Forward, 6-foot-6, 21 years old

Los Angeles Lakers (17 percent)
Philadelphia 76ers (11 percent)
Milwaukee Bucks (11 percent)
Denver Nuggets (11 percent)

The Los Angeles Lakers averaged 0.95 points per possession on jump shots in a set offense, per Synergy, which ranked second-worst in the Western Conference. TCU’s Desmond Bane averaged 1.12 PPP (89th percentile) on these looks. He also averaged 9.5 points per game on these possessions, which ranked Top 20 among all D-I players. Bane is likely the most NBA-ready shooter in this class and can be an immediate impact player for a contender like the Lakers.

For a full interview with Bane on HoopsHype, click here.

30
Daniel Oturu, Minnesota

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Big, 6-foot-10, 20 years old

Charlotte Hornets (23 percent)
Washington Wizards (15 percent)

Minnesota’s Daniel Oturu is a fascinating case study of the contrast between someone who puts up good numbers but does not necessarily pass the “eye test” when watching the film of his game. When considering the rampant offensive woes that the Hornets had last season, however, a productive player like Oturu (who averaged 20.1 points per game) would provide value.

31
Tre Jones, Duke

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Guard, 6-foot-3, 20 years old

Toronto Raptors (18 percent)
Minnesota Timberwolves (12 percent)
Milwaukee Bucks (12 percent)
Boston Celtics (12 percent)

This offseason, the most attractive free agent on the market will likely be Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet. If he leaves for more expensive pastures, the defending champions will have a hole to fill in their backcourt behind Kyle Lowry. Duke’s Tre Jones would be a compelling choice considering his defensive prowess. He also recorded 56 assists in transition, eighth-most among D-I players, making him a natural fit for the Raptors — who led the league in total transition possessions in 2019-20.

32
Vernon Carey, Duke

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Big, 6-foot-10, 19 years old

Boston Celtics (23 percent)
Toronto Raptors (15 percent)

When watching the Duke Blue Devils, big man Vernon Carey often looked like the best player on the court. He won USBWA and NABC Freshman of the Year, averaging 17.8 points per game during his sole collegiate season. Carey showed a decent shooting touch and was 8-for-21 (38.1 percent) from three-point range, which means he might be more than just a post-up threat at the next level.

33
Malachi Flynn, San Diego State

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Guard, 6-foot-2, 21 years old

Los Angeles Lakers (20 percent)
New York Knicks (13 percent)

San Diego State junior guard Malachi Flynn had the best box plus-minus in NCAA when playing against Top 100 competition, per Bart Torvik. When including passes, he added 466 points as the ball handler in pick and roll sets. This ranked in the top 20 among all D-I players, via Synergy. He also scored 1.16 points per possession on these players, which ranked 97th percentile. He is an NBA-ready contributor, ready to play a role in a rotation.

34
Zeke Nnaji, Arizona

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Forward, 6-foot-11, 19 years old

Philadelphia 76ers (25 percent)
New York Knicks (19 percent)
Boston Celtics (19 percent)

One of the players who improved his draft stock the most during his freshman season was Arizona big man Zeke Nnaji. The Pac-12 Rookie of the Year averaged 16.1 points and 8.6 rebounds per game and could provide positional depth for the Philadelphia 76ers in the frontcourt. His shooting is projected to be better in the NBA than it was in the NCAA.

35
Xavier Tillman, Michigan State

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Forward, 6-foot-8, 21 years old

Boston Celtics (31 percent)
Memphis Grizzlies (12 percent)
Minnesota Timberwolves (12 percent)

Michigan State big Xavier Tillman, who averaged 3.0 assists per game, had and assist percentage (18.3 percent) that ranked in the top 15 nationally among all players 6-foot-8 or taller. The prolific pick-and-roll finisher may be undersized to play the five but has proven he can provide value on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. His understanding of the game and leadership abilities would make a wonderful fit alongside Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.

36
Devon Dotson, Kansas

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Guard, 6-foot-2, 20 years old

New York Knicks (33 percent)
Sacramento Kings (17 percent)

Few guards in the NCAA boasted the two-way profile of Devon Dotson, who is a floor general that helped Kansas end the season with a Top 10 offense and the second-best defense in college basketball. For any team that lacks backcourt rotational pieces, like the New York Knicks, the 21-year-old guard will definitely be an alluring choice.

37
Cassius Winston, Mochigan State

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Guard, 6-foot-1, 21 years old

Los Angeles Lakers (15 percent)
Toronto Raptors (15 percent)

Perhaps no prospect has as dynamic of a shooting profile as Michigan State senior Cassius Winston. The senior shot over 40-percent from three-point range off the catch, off the dribble and off screens. He was also a phenomenal scorer and distributor out of the pick and roll and his career assist rate (43.1 percent) ranked as the sixth-best among college players since 2009-10. He would be a wonderful fit as a backup point guard who can lead the offense for the Los Angeles Lakers when LeBron James is not on the court.

38
Tyler Bey, Colorado

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Forward, 6-foot-7, 22 years old

Oklahoma City Thunder (17 percent)

Colorado’s Tyler Bey won the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2020 and his defensive rebound percentage ranked fourth-best among all players 6-7 or shorter, per Bart Torvik. While he is still raw, Oklahoma City could use him as a developmental project by putting him in a system that has gotten the most out of its talent in the past.

39
Grant Riller, Charleston

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Guard, 6-foot-3, 22 years old

Toronto Raptors (21 percent)
New Orleans Pelicans (14 percent)
Golden State Warriors (14 percent)

If the Raptors do need a replacement for Fred VanVleet, the player whose game is most similar would be Charleston’s Grant Riller. The guard told us that VanVleet is one of his favorite pro comparisons. After a full collegiate career, he is pro-ready and can contribute to a contender like Toronto.

For a full interview with Riller on HoopsHype, click here.

40
Elijah Hughes, Syracuse

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Wing, 6-foot-6, 21 years old

Sacramento Kings (25 percent)
Milwaukee Bucks (17 percent)
Boston Celtics (17 percent)

Syracuse’s Elijah Hughes ranked in the top five among all Division I players in isolation scoring, per Synergy, averaging 4.0 points per game on these opportunities when tasked with creating his own shot. Hughes would provide the Sacramento Kings with a solid scoring option off the bench.

41
Cassius Stanley, Duke

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Wing, 6-foot-6, 20 years old

New Orleans Pelicans (17 percent)
New York Knicks (17 percent)
Toronto Raptors (17 percent)

The New Orleans Pelicans want to be the fastest team of all-time and few players are more exciting in the open court than Duke’s Cassius Stanley, who beat out New Orleans star Zion Williamson for the highest vertical leap recorded in program history. The freshman combo guard did not miss a field goal on his leak outs in transition, posting the most efficient mark among all D-I prospects.

For a full interview with Stanley on HoopsHype, click here.

42
Robert Woodard, Mississippi State

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Forward, 6-foot-7, 20 years old

Boston Celtics (33 percent)
Dallas Mavericks (17 percent)

Mississippi State’s Robert Woodard was 42.9 percent from three-point range, which ranked in the top 10 among sophomores with at least 70 attempts. The Boston Celtics have a surplus of draft picks and no team can have enough long-range snipers.

43
Udoka Azubuike, Kansas

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Big, 7-foot, 20 years old

San Antonio Spurs (22 percent)
New Orleans Pelicans (22 percent)

Udoka Azubuike won the NABC Defensive Player of the Year and Big 12 Player of the Year awards. His effective field-goal percentage (74.4 percent) also ranked No. 1 in the nation. San Antonio took the fewest attempts within five feet of the basket, per Cleaning the Glass. Azubuike was one of just two players in the nation to record at least 100 dunks this season.

44
Isaiah Joe, Arkansas

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Guard, 6-foot-5, 21 years old

Philadelphia 76ers (18 percent)
Portland Trail Blazers (18 percent)
Los Angeles Lakers (18 percent)

The Philadelphia 76ers desperately need help with shooters on the perimeter. One of the most promising prospects from three-point range is Isaiah Joe, whose shooting skills rank among the versatile in the class.

45
Paul Reed, DePaul

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Forward, 6-foot-9, 21 years old

Sacramento Kings (15 percent)
Philadelphia 76ers (15 percent)

Opponents shot 67.3 percent against Sacramento within five feet of the basket, per Cleaning the Glass, which was the worst mark in the league. They also ranked bottom five for total blocks per game. DePaul’s Paul Reed, who averaged 2.6 blocks per game, would provide immense help as a rim protector.

For a full interview with Reed on HoopsHype, click here.

46
Payton Pritchard, Oregon

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Guard, 6-foot-2, 21 years old

Orlando Magic (22 percent)

Oregon’s Payton Pritchard has won at every level of his career thus far, taking home four consecutive state titles in high school and then helping the Ducks make the Final Four as a freshman. He also helped his team secure the Pac-12 title during his junior year before winning the Lute Olson Award for the most outstanding non-freshman and the Bob Cousy Award for the nation’s top point guard. His mentality could help Orlando at the next level.

47
Immanuel Quickley, Kentucky

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Guard, 6-foot-3, 20 years old

Atlanta Hawks (22 percent)
Sacramento Kings (22 percent)

Kentucky’s Immanuel Quickley was one of the nation’s top recruits coming out of high school but had a very disappointing freshman campaign. But he turned things around as a sophomore, winning the SEC’s Player of the Year behind 16.1 points per game while shooting over 42.0 percent from 3-point range. He could be another shooter for the Hawks, a team that was the least accurate in the NBA from beyond the arc.

48
Jordan Nwora, Louisville

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Forward, 6-foot-7, 21 years old

Philadelphia 76ers (33 percent)
Chicago Bulls (22 percent)

Another player who could provide depth on the perimeter for the Philadelphia 76ers is Louisville’s Jordan Nwora. The 6-foot-7 wing shot over 40.0 percent on his 3-pointers during his freshman and junior years of college. He also had the second-most points per game among all players in the competitive ACC.

49
Skylar Mays, LSU

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Guard, 6-foot-4, 22 years old

Chicago Bulls (33 percent)

LSU’s Skylar Mays averaged 16.7 points with 5.0 rebounds per game this season. He led LSU to finish among the top five offenses in Division I, according to KenPom. He is a 3-and-D prospect who connected on 1.6 shots from beyond the arc per game while also forcing 1.8 steals per game. Mays could be a very solid backup for Coby White.

For a full interview with Mays on HoopsHype, click here.

50
Reggie Perry, Mississippi

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Big, 6-foot-10, 19 years old

Philadelphia 76ers (30 percent)

Mississippi State sophomore Reggie Perry averaged 17.4 points with 10.1 rebounds per game. His defensive rebound percentage (25.1 percent) ranked second-best in the SEC, and his tenure playing for Team USA as the MVP in the U19 World Cup last season will undeniably help his draft stock. He is a strong, impressive frontcourt player who could fit in the frontcourt for the Sixers.

51
Abdoulaye N'Doye, Cholet (France)

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Guard, 6-foot-7, 21 years old

Golden State Warriors (22 percent)
Philadelphia 76ers (22 percent)
Chicago Bulls (22 percent)

Abdoulaye N’Doye is a 6-foot-7 guard who also boasts an enormous 7-foot-2 wingspan. He shot 44.1 percent from three-point range in the French League last season and 40.0 percent from long distance during the U20 Euro Championships in 2018. He would be a wonderful draft-and-stash candidate for a team like the Golden State Warriors.

52
Mason Jones, Arkansas

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Guard, 6-foot-5, 21 years old

For a full interview with Jones on Hoopshype, click here.

53
Filip Petrusev, Gonzaga

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Big, 6-foot-11, 20 years old

54
Killian Tillie, Gonzaga

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Big, 6-foot-10, 21 years old

55
Ashton Hagans, Kentucky

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Guard, 6-foot-3, 21 years old

Indiana Pacers (50 percent)

Ashton Hagans, who was the No. 14 overall recruit in the nation heading into his freshman season, won the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year. He averaged 11.5 points and 6.4 assists per game as a sophomore, leading the SEC in assists in 2019-20. Hagans could be a helpful addition on both sides of the court for Indiana.

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Sam Merrill, Utah State

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Guard, 6-foot-5, 24 years old 

LA Clippers (33 percent)

Sam Merrill shot 42.0 percent from three-point range during his four-year collegiate career but is more than just a good shooter off the catch as he also shot well off the dribble and off screens. The 24-year-old recorded 3.9 assists to 1.9 turnovers per game in 2019-20, very impressive for his height, and could be an instant contributor for a contender like the Clippers.

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Markus Howard, Marquette

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Guard, 5-foot-11, 20 years old

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Nick Richards, Kentucky

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Big, 6-foot-11, 22 years old

Indiana Pacers (29 percent)

Nick Richards ranked second-best among all players in field-goal percentage (84.3 percent) on looks within five feet of the basket. He averaged 1.20 points per possession on offense, per Synergy, which ranked top 15 among all Division I players who finished at least 200 possessions. He can offer depth to any team in the league, even the Pacers, who already loaded in the frontcourt.

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Yoeli Childs, BYU

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Forward, 6-foot-8, 22 years old

For a full interview with Childs on HoopsHype, click here.

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CJ Elleby, Washington State

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Forward, 6-foot-6, 20 years old

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Lamar Stevens, Penn State

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Forward, 6-foot-8, 22 years old 

For a full interview with Stevens on HoopsHype, click here.

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Lamine Diane, CSUN

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Forward, 6-foot-7, 22 years old

Sacramento Kings (50 percent)

Lamine Diane averaged 25.1 points with 10.8 rebounds as well as 2.1 blocks and 1.6 steals per game during his two years at CSUN, winning Big West Player of the Year both seasons. Diane averaged 5.7 points per game finishing in transition, per Synergy, which ranked in the top five among all Division I players. He also drew 8.0 fouls per 40 minutes, second-most in the country. The new front office for the Kings may have to roll the dice but the gamble on Diane could be worth it.

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Yam Madar, Hapoel Tel Aviv (Israel)

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Guard, 6-foot-3, 19 years old

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Jay Scrubb, John A. Logan

Wing, 6-foot-6, 19 years old

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Trevelin Queen, New Mexico State

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Wing, 6-foot-6, 23 years old

For a full interview with Queen on HoopsHype, click here.

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Kenyon Martin Jr., IMG Academy

Forward, 6-foot-6, 19 years old

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Jalen Harris, Nevada

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Guard, 6-foot-5, 21 years old

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Ty-Shon Alexander, Creighton

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Guard, 6-foot-4, 21 years old

Charlotte Hornets (50 percent)

Ty-Shon Alexander averaged 16.9 points while hitting 2.6 shots from 3-point range per game in 2019-20. He also shot 39.9 percent from 3-point range for the Bluejays, who recorded the third-best offense in D-I college basketball. He could provide solid positional depth for an organization like the Charlotte Hornets.

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Karim Mane, Vanier College (Canada)

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Guard, 6-foot-5, 20 years old

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Paul Eboua, Pesaro (Italia)

Forward, 6-foot-8, 20 years old

Toronto Raptors (33 percent)

There is a natural intrigue for Paul Eboua to the Toronto Raptors as the organization has had tremendous success with Pascal Siakam, who is also from Cameroon. Masai Ujiri, president of basketball operations for the organization, has supported Basketball Without Borders and African prospects hopeful to make it in the NBA.

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Kahlil Whitney, Kentucky

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Wing, 6-foot-6, 19 years old

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Kaleb Wesson, Ohio State

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Foward, 6-foot-9, 20 years old

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Austin Wiley, Auburn

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Big, 6-foot-11, 21 years old

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Nate Hinton, Houston

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Wing, 6-foot-5, 21 years old

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Omer Yurtseven, Georgetown

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Big, 7-foot, 22 years old

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Tyrique Jones, Xavier

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Big, 6-foot-9, 23 years old

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Josh Hall, Moravian Prep

Wing, 6-foot-9, 19 years old

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Justinian Jessup, Boise State

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Guard, 6-foot-7, 22 years old

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Mamadi Diakite, Virginia

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Big, 6-foot-9, 23 years old

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Naji Marshall, Xavier

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Wing, 6-foot-7, 22 years old

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Marko Simonovic, Mega (Serbia)

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Big, 6-foot-10, 20 years old

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