The NBA Draft is always unpredictable, but this year it’s more of a crapshoot than ever before. Teams may have to evaluate players without pre-draft workouts and interviews. Scouts and GMs will have to rely on game film more than ever.
With underclassman starting to declare for the draft, now is a good time to give you all an updated look at my board.
Before I reveal the full list, let’s take a look at some risers and fallers.
Riser: Patrick Williams – Forward – Florida State
The 5-star recruit only averaged 9 points per game this season, but you have to turn on the tape to understand his value.
Williams is already a defensive menace and fantastic finisher, but he’s also been a reliable catch-and-shooter. What most intrigues me is his pull-up game. He’s shown flashes as an off-the-dribble creator.
If Williams can continue to tap into this, he may be a future star.
Faller: Nico Mannion – Guard – Arizona
I really love some aspects of Nico Mannion’s game. He’s a great pull-up shooter and has a silky floater. He’s also a super high-IQ passer.
However, his physical limitations really hurt his draft stock. His struggles to finish through contact and lack of burst make me question how much better he can get offensively.
The majority of Point Guards in this class have significantly more long-term upside.
Riser: Keyontae Johnson – Guard/Forward – Florida
Keyontae Johnson had an okay Freshman season, but he developed into an All-SEC player this year.
Johnson is 6’5” with a 7’0” wingspan and plays with a lot of energy. He can make plays for his teammates, slash, crash the offensive boards, and his 3-point shot is developing nicely. He‘s also an extremely versatile defender.
Faller: Jahmi’us Ramsey – Guard – Texas Tech
Jahmi’us Ramsey is a player who people seem to be split on.
He shot the three ball at a 42.6% clip this season, but it seems like a fluke to me. He isn’t particularly good on pull-ups or floaters and he only shot 64.1% from the foul line. His off-ball defense is also a bit of a disaster and he’s a terribly inconsistent scorer.
Now, let’s get to the board.
- Killian Hayes – G – ratioPharm Ulm (Germany)
- LaMelo Ball – G – Illawarra Hawks (Australia)
- Tyrese Maxey – G – Kentucky
- Deni Avdija – F – Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
- Anthony Edwards – G – Georgia
- Cole Anthony – G – North Carolina
- Onyeka Okongwu – C – USC
- Patrick Williams – F – Florida State
- Isaac Okoro – F – Auburn
- Obi Toppin – F – Dayton
- Devin Vassell – G/F – Florida State
- Tyrell Terry – G – Stanford
- Aaron Nesmith – G/F – Vanderbilt
- Kira Lewis Jr. – G – Alabama
- Tyrese Haliburton – G – Iowa State
- James Wiseman – C – Memphis
- Killian Tillie – F/C – Gonzaga
- Tyler Bey – F – Colorado
- RJ Hampton – G – NZ Breakers (Australia)
- Aleksej Pokusevski – F/C – Olympiacos (Greece)
- Josh Green – G/F – Arizona
- Theo Maledon – G – ASVEL (France)
- Leonardo Bolmaro – G – Barcelona (Spain)
- Desmond Bane – G – TCU
- Xavier Tillman – F/C – Michigan State
- Jeremiah Robinson-Earl – F/C – Villanova
- Jordan Nwora – F – Louisville
- Saddiq Bey – F – Villanova
- Grant Riller – G – College of Charleston
- Paul Reed – F – DePaul
- Joel Ayayi – G – Gonzaga
- Jaden McDaniels – F – Washington
- Keyontae Johnson – G/F – Florida
- Devon Dotson – G – Kansas
- Nico Mannion – G – Arizona
- Tre Jones – G – Duke
- Cassius Stanley – G/F – Duke
- Jalen Smith – C/F – Maryland
- Cassius Winston – G – Michigan State
- Precious Achiuwa – C/F – Memphis
- Zeke Nnaji – C/F – Arizona
- Ty-Shon Alexander – G – Creighton
- Udoka Azubuike – C – Kansas
- Isaiah Stewart – C – Washingotn
- Ashton Hagans – G – Kentucky
- Vernon Carey Jr. – C – Duke
- Jahmi’us Ramsey – G – Texas Tech
- Carlos Alocén – G – Zaragoza (Spain)
- Myles Powell – G – Seton Hall
- Payton Pritchard – G – Oregon
- Tres Tinkle – F – Oregon State
- Daniel Oturu – C/F – Minnesota
- Elijah Hughes – F – Syracuse
- Nick Richards – C – Kentucky
- Abdoulaye N’Doye – G/F – Cholet
- Malachi Flynn – G – SD State
- Skylar Mays – G – LSU
- Saben Lee – G – Vanderbilt
- Markus Howard – G – Marquette
- Paul Eboua – F/C – VL Pesaro (Italy)