Top 80 ranking before the NCAA tournament

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As the college basketball season kicks off in the home stretch, it's a good opportunity to look at the prospects and their work, especially before the March Madness hype begins to take hold. Below, you will find an updated list of the top 80 candidates entering the June draft of the NBA.

<p type = "text" content = "Although there is a jewel of the crown in Zion Williamson and a major-upside option Ja Morant After him, the general consensus among home office staff this season has generally been that this class is disappointing, especially in the lottery, and little has changed this sentiment in recent months. This feeling of disillusionment suggests that players have a ton of opportunities to move to the first round, that stocks are volatile and that there may be a difference of opinion more legitimate than ever before. habit when we passed the first handle. players. As a result, this update accompanies a considerable amount of up and down movements. "Data-reactid =" 17 "> Although there is a crown jewel in Zion Williamson and a major option option on the rise to Ja Morant after him, the general consensus within the front office The staff of this season has generally been that this class is disappointing, especially in the lottery, and little has changed this feeling in recent months.This feeling of disillusionment suggests that players have a ton of opportunities to enter the In the first round, the shares are volatile and there may be a more legitimate difference of opinion from one team to another than usual once we have passed the first group of players, resulting in a considerable amount of up and down motion.

Between in-person screening assessments, statistical and film analysis, and verbatim conversations with NBA staff, the purpose of these rankings is to present an image to better understand which perspectives should be considered. a thorough review of the 2019 project, in what order and why, and to responsibly assess and contextualize the prospects of individual prospects.

<p type = "text" content = "As always, this list will be fluid during the season and will grow again when players start to declare themselves for the draft. And a reminder: unlike our false project The giant board does not take into account the needs or suitability of the team. "data-reactid =" 19 "> As always, this list will be fluid during the season and will expand again when players start to declare for the repechage.And a reminder: unlike our draft model, the Big Board does not take into account the needs or the shape of the team.

<p type = "text" content = "Williamson's injury and subsequent absence have helped to delineate the gap that separates it from all others, both in terms of basketball ability and impact on victory. Duke seemed to be a totally different team when he is not on the ground, and almost a competitor. Williamson's immense athletic ability and basketball instincts favor ease for the baskets, transition attack and decisive moments at both ends. Downhill with her size, finishing skills and passes, it's almost impossible to defend at the college level and her skill set seems worthy to form a team. Although he is not an exceptional jump shooter, Williamson can simply pounce into the paint when the tusks crumble and draw crowds of fouls. His unusual strengths have prolificly covered his weaknesses, and since he may well be the most athletic player in the NBA next season, there is reason to believe that all of this is real, even if your brain can still. Data-reactid = "29"> Williamson's injury and subsequent absence helped narrow the gap between him and all other players, both in terms of basketball abilities and the impact on the victory. Duke seemed to be a totally different team. Williamson's immense athletic ability and basketball instinct are conducive to easy baskets, transition attacks and decisive moments at both ends. It's almost impossible to defend at the college level and his skills seem worthy of forming a team. If it's not an exceptional sniper, Williamson can simply Nt when the defenses go down, and will draw crowds of fouls. His unusual strengths have prolificly covered his weaknesses, and since he may well be the most athletic player in the NBA next season, there is reason to believe that all of this is real, even if your brain can still. Do not treat it completely.

At this point, it is prudent to place Morant in the second position of the best candidates in the class, with a tangible gap in the optimal projection in the best of cases between him and all the others after him. After Williamson, he has the clearest path to become a high-level centerpiece for a rival team, with his superior pass vision, ambidextrous feel, explosiveness and hard-to-overstep change of direction. Although his athleticism has been touted, Morant resumes the games with skill and sensations, can play at different speeds, in transition or in midfield, and should see his game take off even further when he is surrounded by talent from NBA caliber. His jumper continues to improve and his rotation rate is excusable given his intensive use. His mistakes tend to be aggressive rather than careless. In the end, they are the result of a style you would never ask him. d & # 39; abandon. It deserves to be the second choice of the draft.

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Even though in a best draft, Culver would probably not flirt with a top-five pick, it's not really what he's done: getting Texas Tech to another good season as the main offensive medium of the season. 'team. Culver has improved at an impressive pace over the last year and has a certain level of security as an intuitive and complete goalkeeper, with size and ball skills. Although he does not jump to the page as an athlete, his ground game in general is solid and his ability to facilitate and shoot shots fixed to his size is quite attractive. Culver may not be an elite player in a given field, but his impression remains on the offensive, he did a good job with very few weapons around him. to bear the burden this season and he will not need to be a simple balloonist in the NBA. . He may not be a star, but has a chance to be a very positive contributor. You can claim that he has a stronger floor value at # 3 than the players listed after him.

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<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Without discrediting Barrett's prolific scoring season, there is around the NBA who pushed his hype before the pre-season and began to recalibrate its perceived value. play without Zion Williamson was enlightening, and the concerns do not stem from what Barrett does well (partition), but the way he does it. At the college level, its strength, its coordination, and particularly its left hand, associated with a coherent and immobilized approach, have borne fruit. In the pros, his fragile shooting and sporadic defense could be exposed immediately. It will be more difficult to play bully-ball in the paint and, as often as he wants to score, Barrett will have to put the work to work to be able to do it effectively. The gaming skills he has shown this season have been positive, but he still has a long way to go to make an effective attack. The bottom line is that he has not yet proven that his style of play can regularly elevate his teammates, which has become a difficult point for some. While Barrett is likely to become an NBA caliber-level scorer, teams are attempting to analyze the extent to which the expected results are correlated with winning games at the highest level. "Data-reactid =" 42 "> Without discrediting the prolific season of Barrett's scores, some players around the NBA have repressed his pre-season hype and have begun to recalibrate his perceived value. weeks to play without Zion Williamson was enlightening, and the concerns do not stem from what Barrett does well (score), but at the collegiate level, his strength, his coordination, and his good left hand, coupled with a consistent and immobilized approach, the pros, his fragile shooting and sporadic defense could be exposed immediately It will be more difficult to play bully-ball in the paint and, every time he tries to score, Barrett will have to put the work in the season has been positive, but there is still a long way to go in order to anchor an effective fault.The bottom line is that it has not yet proven that his style of play could regularly raise his teammates, which has become a difficult point for some. While Barrett is likely to become an NBA-rated volume marker, teams are attempting to analyze how the expected outcome correlates with winning games at the highest level.

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At this point, one can only have so much benefit from the doubt with Reddish, during a season in which he often seemed a little ordinary. Although he has clearly demonstrated his ability to the NBA on an ongoing basis, he has hardly been a real factor of difference for Duke, often playing the role of side dish while Williamson and Barrett carry the load. None of this was a total surprise, but it was disappointing, especially with his difficulties in finishing the painting and the resulting trust in a draw. His size, ability to move the ball and hit open shots, as well as his potential defensive versatility are still strengths, and his skills fit perfectly in the modern NBA. Yet at this stage of his career he has mostly been teasing. Rougeâtre achieves eye examination as much as anyone, but its inconsistencies continue to raise doubts.

<h3 class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "6 Darius Garland, PG, Vanderbilt | First-year student"data-reactid =" 46 ">6. Darius Garland, PG, Vanderbilt | First-year student

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The fact that Garland's team shooter remains resilient despite his injury early in the season suggests the high degree of uncertainty surrounding so many potential lottery caliber projects. While Ja Morant made a valuable case for being the first point guard, it is likely that Garland will finish second, with his lineup focusing more on the need for positioning and the eventual lottery sequence. A skilled gaming and shooter, he has always made the most of the seemingly average sporting tools, but he will need time to continue his development as a floor general before he can be fully charged with leading an attack. The NBA's success of skilled guards with a high IQ, such as Mike Conley (or, to a lesser extent, even the longevity of someone like Jeff Teague) helps chart the path to Garland's success. Some worry about how his skinny and tiny figure will hold in the long run and some degree of debate about where his ceiling really stands, but Garland should have a good chance of getting himself to make a career in the NBA after convalescence. He should be ready to train for teams in the spring.

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Porter will be one of the most delicate players in the project to be reattached by June, and opinions vary widely around the league as to exactly where it's worth it. When it comes to basketball skills, Porter is one of the most talented players on the market and the frustrating general nature of this lottery project should allow him to try his luck more easily. The concerns of his teams are mainly about his level of maturity after a somewhat tumultuous year at USC. Yet others think that if you could isolate it from old influences in a team with a well-established culture, you could perhaps take it with it and turn it into a special player. Porter's position in the repechage session will depend on who chooses where, and which teams think they can get the best out of him. There is a potential bust here, but he is capable of things that most people simply can not do with the ball in his hands. He may not be ranked among the top five, but he should only be allowed to slip so far.

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<p class = "canvas-atom-text-canvas Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "White has built a legitimate case North Carolina's best long-term hope, with its ability to pull out of school and grow. He was a nice surprise and at his hot evenings, his lure as a big goal scorer, who can play on or off the ball is obvious. He is a natural man who continues to learn the nuances of managing a team, but realistically, he will be more like an NBA combo who is above all appreciated for his shooting abilities. White is probably in two or three years before becoming a stable part of a rotation of the NBA, but his potential on both sides of the room has generated enough intrigue to regard him as a deserving candidate for the late lottery. While the teams are looking for talent at the top of the repechage, a good end of the season would be a boon to his stock. "Data-reactid =" 54 "> White built a legitimate case as North Carolina's best long-term hope with his ability He was a pleasant surprise and at his hot shot nights, his lure as a goaltender goal with a size that can play on or off the ball is obvious … two who continue to learn the nuances of the management of a team, but realistically, it will be more an NBA combo that is mainly appreciated for its White is probably in two years of being a stable member of a NBA rotation, but his potential on both sides of the room has sparked enough intrigue to regard him as a candidate. meritorious to the late lottery, while the teams apprehended the talents at the top of the repêchage, which would be a boon to his stock.

<h3 class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "9. De'rere Hunter, F, Virginia | sophomore"data-reactid =" 55 ">9. De'rere Hunter, F, Virginia | sophomore

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Hunter has had an outstanding individual season and is one of the few lottery caliber options where you know more or less exactly what you are getting. He is a versatile player who can defend various positions, he has proven that he can overthrow open riders and not hurt you in any area. Even if you do not give him a ton of offense, Hunter has improved his individual game in the middle of the post and should be able to take advantage of the imbalances. It's easy to see him prosper by playing alongside quality gaming leaders without needing his number. At worst, he should be an NBA player who can count on a bankable, and a positive gear with a chance to contribute immediately.

<h3 class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "ten. Jaxson Hayes, C, Texas | First-year student"data-reactid =" 58 ">10. Jaxson Hayes, C, Texas | First-year student

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<p class = "canvas-canvas-text canvas Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "It is probably important not to get as well taken with Hayes, but his physical profile, his advanced defensive abilities and his long-term progression potential kept him on track to become the first center selected in June. At the end of flowering, with high-caliber tools, natural instincts that defend the basket and touch the edge, Hayes has the potential to tick each box for a five-man shooter who does not shoot. His offensive contributions are functionally limited – he's just a finisher at the moment – and his rebound may be a bit incoherent. Nevertheless, as he gets stronger and starts playing with more discipline, Hayes has a reasonable chance of becoming a beginner caliber in the lineup. "Data-reactid =" 60 "> It's probably important not to have one as well taken with Hayes, but his physical profile, his advanced defensive abilities and his long-term progression potential kept him on track to become the first center selected in June. At the end of flowering, with high-caliber tools, natural instincts that defend the basket and touch the edge, Hayes has the potential to tick each box for a five-man shooter who does not shoot. His offensive contributions are functionally limited – he's just a finisher at the moment – and his rebound may be a bit incoherent. Nevertheless, as he gets stronger and starts playing with more discipline, Hayes has a reasonable chance of becoming a beginner caliber in the lineup.

<h3 class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "11. Sekou Doumbouya, PF, Limoges"data-reactid =" 61 ">11. Sekou Doumbouya, PF, Limoges

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As the project approaches, Doumbouya should have a real opportunity to move up from here, noting how the majority of scouts seem to be disappointed with the caliber of the US lottery. He is expected to impress during practice sessions and has been training somewhat recently during club season after a thumb injury that prevented him from remaining in January. His tools, his shooting potential and his long-term role as four skilled players are always intriguing. It's important to remember that with his birthday in December, he should be the youngest player selected. Teams that can afford to invest a little time in a long-term project will continue to closely follow Doumbouya, and his skills make sense in a modern front yard. It will not be a surprise if he ranks in the top ten.

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Although he remains a lottery-style talent, many have no patience with Little, who has never quite turned the tables this season and is more of a luxury than an essential part of running UNC. From the point of view of the tools, he has what it takes to be an NBA wing, but the scouts wonder about his feelings and about the lack of pronounced pro-ready skill. He was unsure of playing dribbling and shooting from a distance. This does not mean that few people will eventually be able to reduce it, but the evaluators have been forced to reevaluate its development curve, and it looks like a long-term project. Nevertheless, with his construction and athletic abilities, he should have a role to play if he can develop his skills.

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Hachimura continues to intrigue the teams with his NBA tools and his effective score, and the continued progression of his distance shooting is a key element to project his value in the future. He draws sparingly from the outside, but though he may become a consistent threat in three points (which seems based on his rapid development in other areas and his demonstrable shooting touch) he should be able to maximize his skills as a man. He is less explosive than strong and smooth, but he will be able to follow the physical rhythm at the next level. Much remains to be done with Hachimura to diversify his attack and his defense effort is solid, though his consciousness may be inconsistent. Closing the season in force against NCAA tournament competition will be a key element for all Gonzaga prospects.

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Johnson has always been a player whose value lies in his words as a likely contributor, and he has been stable, if not spectacular, for the Wildcats this season. His three-point shots have been encouraging, his competitiveness is constantly high and his skills are not troubling. Johnson is a little physically mature and is not extremely explosive, which suggests a more limited cap than some of the players who precede him on this list, but his game has a lot to offer, especially because of the demand for wings that play on both sides. It should be a relatively safe choice as high as the late lottery.

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Okpala and Stanford have had a bit of trouble finishing the season, but the teams will follow him closely in the Pac-12 tournament and there is still a potential lottery choice. He has all the tools to be a quality pro and has been a problem of mismatch in college, able to make his way in painting and to draw the contact. Okpala has a number of key improvements to target, including the progression of its jumper and a more consistent finish. The outside shot in particular is the key, because he is not a shooter on the fly, he is just average. While he continues to do bodybuilding, there is a definite advantage given his agility in front of his size.

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Bitadze has garnered as much interest as the first round at the end of the season last season, but has chosen to stay abroad and continues to impress as a highly productive professional at his age. As a result, it has a safe production floor and, for teams that favor high-skilled, it should be the focus of its concerns in the spring. Bitadze is more like a traditional five, but it has had an extremely strong year in Europe and will be in a good position to maximize its stock. Bitadze is a nice natural marker around the basket, a skilled passer and a powerful shot blocker, moves his feet pretty well for his size and continues to make a very solid case in the first round.

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Washington is playing for the moment the most productive ball of his career and, although he is not a huge positive player, it is clear that his basic skills make sense together. He is mobile, bouncy and his positioning on the defensive, withdrawn and defensive allows him to impact the game even if he has not scored. Washington has always been a good finisher and his jump shot continues to improve – his three point range also seemed more convincing. As a player, he has a lot to offer. He can continue to help himself with a strong performance in March.

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Fernando's growth has been a record year. Even with Maryland's inconsistencies, it has never been more obvious that its physical capabilities, engine, and intangible assets give it long-term NBA soil. He should be ready to record a few minutes right away and play a less demanding offensive role that suits him better. Many immediate concerns about Fernando's game stem from occasional problems with post-game play and turnover, but, realistically, this is not a guy with whom you will want to go to the next level. If you think of him as Diet Clint Capela, directing the floor, finishing and protecting the basket and effectively moving his feet in space, his adjustment to the NBA is obvious. He watched the role of a first round.

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The improved Kentucky game was a good platform for Herro to showcase his skills, and he took advantage of it. His ability to make difficult passes in depth and to make a bit of the side of the board has always been endearing, and he plays with a little more toughness than is generally announced. Herro has somewhat reduced its tendency to redistribute too much and presents itself as a potentially dangerous marker on the perimeter. His body type does not have much appeal from the NBA's point of view, but his overall defense effort has been encouraging, and there have been matches where he seems to be the best hope of his team. He has more or less established himself as a leading player at this stage.

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Langford, which has had an uneven season without showing tangible progress, has good reason to worry. It's not entirely his fault that Indiana has struggled, but we must reframe his expectations. There is a certain division of opinion about him, and some teams will be interested in his constitution and ability to finish, hoping to realize his talent. But after careful scrutiny, Langford plays a predictable offensive game, struggles to change gears, and if his three-pointer never shows up, he could find himself on the sidelines of the league earlier than expected. Cela peut sembler un point de vue trop négatif à prendre avec lui, mais à un moment donné, le pedigree de Langford doit être corrigé contre ce que nous voyons. Il n&#39;a pas regardé la partie d&#39;un choix de loterie, bien que ce soit peut-être là où il finit par être perçu comme un avantage.

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Porter reste absent pour la saison alors qu&#39;il se remet de déchirer ses ACL et MCL, ce qui est malheureux après avoir surpris les équipes de la NBA en décidant de retourner aux études l&#39;année dernière. Même s’il peut être difficile pour lui de gravir les échelons dans le repêchage, il a une sensation incroyable pour le jeu et une forte habileté passe-dribble-shoot pour un gros. Certaines équipes avaient des doutes sur son athlétisme la saison dernière, et Porter devra se montrer en forme et impressionner lors des séances d&#39;entraînement individuelles. Étant donné que son succès a toujours été davantage lié à ses compétences, la blessure risque de ne pas nuire à son efficacité. Il a toujours de bons arguments en tant que talent de premier tour, et cela l&#39;aidera à être un chéri d&#39;analyse.

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Il n’ya pas lieu de s’interroger sur l’amélioration d’Alexander-Walker cette saison, de sa construction élancée à ses contributions offensives régulières. Bien qu&#39;il se positionne clairement comme un garde du niveau suivant compte tenu de ses problèmes de jeu en descente et en peinture, il a la sensation de passer, la capacité de tir et la taille pour être un complément agréable aux côtés d&#39;un fabricant de jeu plus explosif. Il n’est pas un chien alpha et peut être sujet au retournement quand on lui demande de faire trop, mais il dit qu’il a été à son meilleur avec Justin Robinson au poste de meneur. Bien qu’Alexander-Walker n’ait pas de potentiel incroyable, il est probable qu’il devienne un joueur de rotation utile, ce qui en fait une sélection de premier tour à mi-parcours aux yeux de la plupart des dépisteurs.

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Bien que Horton-Tucker soit un peu une perspective polarisante parmi les évaluateurs, sa capacité à créer des lancers pour lui-même et d&#39;autres hors du dribble fait de lui un joueur intriguant, bien que peu orthodoxe. Peu de joueurs universitaires peuvent égaler sa capacité naturelle à jouer en déplacement et à marquer de manière créative. La clé pour permettre à Horton-Tucker de libérer tout son potentiel consiste à améliorer son corps et à devenir plus fort, ce qui, espérons-le, l&#39;aiderait à se perfectionner en tant que défenseur d&#39;un athlète: sa longueur hors-la-carte lui permet de compenser son manque de taille. S&#39;il met tout en place, il pourrait être un joueur particulièrement efficace, mais cela nécessitera peut-être un peu de patience.

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La blessure au pied de fin de saison de Bol a fait de lui un personnage encore plus fou dans ce brouillon. Alors qu’en termes de capacité, il peut justifier une sélection à la loterie, les implications des problèmes de pieds pour les gars de sa taille, associées à son type de corps exceptionnellement mince, vont toutes dans la mauvaise direction. En tant que tel, il sera difficile pour de nombreuses équipes de justifier l’engagement d’un choix élevé ici en considérant le risque. Son éthique de travail et son ajustement en NBA suscitaient déjà des inquiétudes, et il ne pouvait pas physiquement gérer une charge de minutes considérable (chose de plus en plus difficile à justifier pour les centres de 7 pieds). La possibilité de transformer Bol en une rotation unique et espacée entre le sol et le sol devrait le garder au premier tour, mais il est difficile de se sentir trop en sécurité avec lui.

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Dort reste un talent de premier tour basé sur ses outils, mais ses compétences en matière de prise de vue et de prise de décisions à l’extérieur sont toujours discutables et font de lui un goût acquis. He’s built like a tank and has been able to overpower college defenders with his heft and explosiveness as a straight-line driver, and his base level of athletic ability gives him a good chance to find some level of NBA success. Still, Dort is not a particularly creative finisher in traffic and doesn’t have a very good left hand, and his approach barreling into the paint will only go so far at the next level. Defensively, his bulk helps him with larger wings, but also might keep him from sticking with quicker guards. There will be teams who value his unique physical attributes, and others who are concerned enough by his limitations to pass in this range.

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If Samanic ends up in this draft, he’ll be an interesting investment in the late first or early second round as a skilled big with legitimate versatility on the perimeter. He has been in a tricky development situation this season that teams will take into account. Samanic badly needs to get stronger and develop his frame, but teams have long been intrigued by his ability to shoot, handle and pass at his size on the perimeter. He could be an intriguing stash player, or a team could seek to bring him over next year and develop him hands-on. He remains someone worth keeping tabs on.

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Nwora possesses a very solid skill set for a complementary forward, able to shoot from deep off the catch and dribble, rebound and move the ball effectively. His play can still be a bit inconsistent, but he has blossomed as the primary offensive option for the Cardinals, showcasing high-level shot-making ability and helping lift them to a surprisingly solid season. Concerns stem from his body type and defensive contributions, as he’s probably best suited as a three but will struggle keeping up with athletic wings. Still, the possibility he gets into peak shape coupled with an attractive skill set make him intriguing in the late first round. Nwora should be considered within the context of this year’s draft, particularly if his stock peaks during the predraft process.

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In terms of defensive impact, Thybulle is among the best players in the country, to the degree that he needs to be taken seriously in spite of the fact Washington plays exclusively zone. If you believe what he does translates—and noting his quickness, length and disruptive hands, it should—then he has a strong case in the first round. While he’s unlikely to be much of an offensive weapon, as a 36% career three-point shooter (and 78% from the line), it’s fair to bet that his jumper stays passable. If you couple that with potentially elite perimeter defense, you have the makings of a very solid role player. All things considered, he’s a low-risk, high-reward option in this range of the draft.

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Jones continues to be a rock-solid, if unspectacular, contributor for Duke, and his maturity and unselfishness are traits that will serve him well at the NBA level. He’s established himself as one of the best defenders in college basketball, with extremely quick hands and anticipation skills. Bigger, more athletic guards can take advantage of him at times, but Jones will have to hang his hat on that end to survive long-term. Still, there is a real concern that he could be an offensive detractor if his three-point shooting doesn’t improve—he’s a good passer and doesn’t make many mistakes, but it’s extremely difficult to play with the ball in your hands in the NBA without being a threat to score. There’s some optimism he can figure it out, and being able to keep defenses honest will go a long way for him.

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Although he has not made much of an impact in the scoring column at all this season, teams have begun to take notice of Haliburton’s other contributions within the context of Iowa State’s success. His minimal offensive usage rate masks his role as a primary offensive conduit for the Cyclones, always making the right pass, rarely turning the ball over, and ensuring his higher-profile teammates are put in good positions to score. Haliburton has exceptional vision and elite instincts on both sides of the ball. His feel for where the ball should go and ability to enhance transition play is elite, and despite shooting a strictly set jumper right now, he’s been making threes at a convincing clip. As he gets stronger, his game will only expand. Returning to school should allow him to improve his draft stock, but he’s put himself in good position to at least test the waters this season. We don’t have a complete sense of how he scores the ball yet, but the things he does extremely well are difficult to teach.

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For better or worse, Gafford has been more or less the same player as last season, just with additional offensive volume, and he’s seen his stock slip a bit as the season has rolled on. While he’s still very much in the first-round mix, he plays an increasingly replaceable NBA role and may not be quite skilled or athletic enough to set himself apart. His length, fluidity and finishing will make him of interest to teams that like to spread the floor around their five-men, but Gafford is more smooth and lanky than he is functionally explosive, and his feet and hands at times just look average. He’s a quality shot-blocker, but with his slender build and so-so lateral mobility, he can’t necessarily be expected to hold his own in the post or defending ball screens. Still, Gafford won’t need heavy post-up touches to be effective as a finisher, rebounds the ball well, and will have a chance to provide value through those defined strengths.

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It is hard to ignore just how efficient Clarke has been offensively in addition to his obvious defensive prowess, but there are still questions as to what elements of his game translate in what fashion. Right now, his high-end athleticism covers for his lack of positional height, but he may find it much harder to scavenge for tip-ins and loose baskets against the size and length of NBA frontcourts. His offensive game is otherwise a bit predictable, and there are understandable concerns about whether he’ll be able to shoot given his low volume of outside attempts and average free-throw clip. These things are all going to matter, and given he’s literally a man among boys at the college level, his dominance needs to be approached with some level of skepticism as far as projection is concerned. Clarke is commonly compared to Jordan Bell, who slipped into the 30s and who has yet to carve out a significant role on the Warriors, despite being effective in spurts.

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While Jerome can be somewhat of an acquired taste — it’s hard for many scouts to get over his underwhelming basketball body type—he has blossomed into a potential NBA role player with his ability to shoot from outside and improvise as a playmaker. He does have good positional height and can play with or without the ball, and excels creating good looks for himself and others in pressure situations and in the two-man game. His overall offensive versatility is appealing to teams, and the hope is that his toughness helps bridge the gap on defense, where he will have to be able to keep up with stronger players to survive. Jerome makes for an interesting second-round investment.

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For two years now, Edwards has been the driving force behind overachieving Purdue teams that relied heavily on his scoring gifts. He can be a bit of a divisive prospect with his lack of positional height, but he‘s strong and explosive and can really make tough shots in tight spaces from the outside. Edwards should be afforded the room to consistently get his jumper off in spite of his height. His potential as a microwave scorer can’t be discounted, and while playmaking will never be the primary sell with him, some of his turnovers and mistakes are excusable based on how much time he spends with the ball in his hands. If Edwards can be a threat handling in screen situations as well as away from the ball, he should be able to maximize his chances of finding an NBA niche.

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Queta has become an interesting candidate to test the waters this season, with teams intrigued by his 7’5” wingspan, 9’6” standing reach and impressive flashes of talent. Queta, a native of Portugal, is still raw from a skill perspective, but he‘s an instinctive rim protector and rebounder, can finish around the basket, is an underrated passer and seems to have made some adjustments in terms of being foul-prone. His defensive presence has been crucial for Utah State, and his tools and mobility will certainly play in the pros. Queta’s upside makes him a worthy roll of the dice at the end of the first round, but he’ll likely benefit from another year of college at this point.

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Roby is a player who needs to be watched closely to properly understand his impact, much of which goes beyond the box score. Nebraska went into a tailspin this season, but Roby has spent the entire year playing out of position at the five. He has solid ball skills, has worked diligently on his outside shot and profiles nicely as an athletic, positionless big who can play inside and out. He has the size, agility and shot-blocking chops to be a solid, versatile defender. You can also make the argument that he was often under-utilized offensively on a team with selfish guards. While Roby has not always been the most consistent player, his projectable tools and skill set should have him in first-round consideration by June.

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Where he might have once been something of a tweener forward, Okeke is an interesting fit from a positionless basketball standpoint given his ability to knock down shots, rebound and defend. He’s light on his feet, has great hands and racks up blocks and steals, with the potential to be a solid inside-out defender. He’s also been a pretty consistent spot-up option on a team driven mostly by its guards, with a smooth release. If he continues to improve as a shooter and expand his perimeter game, Okeke could blossom as a low-usage role player at the NBA level. He fits a useful mold as a combo forward, and could make a better first-round case next year if he returns.

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Johnson has enjoyed a fully-healthy, breakthrough season in which he emerged as UNC’s best player, sustaining a sky-high three-point shooting clip over the course of the year. At this point, he’s all but established himself as a terrific role player candidate and someone who has to be accounted for at all times outside the arc. Johnson will have some limitations defensively, but his height and ability to get his jumper off should be enough to keep him on the floor. Continuing to improve attacking closeouts and adding strength long-term will help. He seems bound for the early second round, or potentially the late first if things keep going right.

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The general consensus among scouts seems to be that Dosunmu could really benefit from two years of college, but he’s put together a quietly strong second half of the season and will draw legit interest from teams if he decides to test the waters. Dosunmu’s positional size as a combo guard, mature decision-making and well-rounded offensive make him an intriguing long-term bet. His outside shot is still a work in progress, but he’s made noticeable strides over the past year. Defensively, he can be extremely impactful when fully engaged. Dosunmu might make a better first-round case for himself in 2020, but he’d warrant a flier in this draft if he chooses to turn pro.

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Norvell has been a consistently dangerous three-point threat this season at high volume, and profiles well as a potential specialist. His calm approach and ability to continue shooting through his misses has been impressive, and his lack of fear shooting from outside coupled with a consistent stroke gives him a chance. He has also shown some encouraging improvement defensively. He is not an especially creative finisher and has to refine his game attacking the paint, but the all-around package complimenting his potentially elite outside shooting makes him worth consideration in the late first or early to mid second round. Norvell can get hot and take over games when he gets going, and March will give him a good platform to do it.

41. Eric Paschall, PF, Villanova | Senior

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Teams are extremely familiar with Paschall’s strengths and limitations by now: he played a complementary role last year as Villanova rolled to an NCAA championship, and has adapted to a more prominent scoring load this season. While his NBA tasks will be closer to the former, his ability to knock down shots from outside, rebound and defend inside and out will be attractive to teams who favor versatile, floor-spacing bigs. His lack of great height poses a challenge, and he won’t create a ton of offense for himself, but Paschall should be comfortable sliding in as a low-usage option who contributes in several ways. His upside isn’t great, but he could potentially help a team early in his career.

42. Charles Bassey, C, Western Kentucky | Freshman

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Bassey’s first-round appeal has dimmed somewhat upon closer examination. It’s hard to knock his production as a finisher and rebounder, but he has to work for much of what he gets and rely more on his motor than his athletic gifts. He has NBA talent and has shown some jump shooting flashes, but he may profile more as a long-term reserve than a starting-caliber center, and that places him more in the early-second round conversation. Some scouts have expressed concern about his heavy build and gait with respect to his conditioning and mobility. Bassey’s rebounding and hustle are nice strengths for a young big, but that type of role is where his ceiling might lie.

43. Ignas Brazdeikis, F, Michigan | Freshman

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The core of Brazdeikis’s appeal is his offensive versatility, and he’s continued to prove he can score at all three levels, finish with both hands and consistently threaten from three-point range. He has a great sense of where his points are going to come from, and his toughness and consistent effort should continue to aid him. His weaknesses are obvious, as he’s not especially athletic nor versatile defensively, and being able to stay on the floor will be his primary stumbling block to an NBA job. But he’s a natural, intelligent offensive player who should be up to the challenge. Returning to school should be an option in his case, but he’s shown enough to warrant a selection this season.

44. Louis King, SF, Oregon | Freshman

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King’s stock is a bit hard to peg right now, as he’s put together a decent season in a bad Pac-12, but doesn’t have a fully compelling case right now other than his pedigree. It seems likely he’ll at least test the waters, and given how wide-open this draft pool is right now, he’ll have a definite opportunity to move up a bit. In terms of ability, King has a first-round case as a young, smooth-scoring wing with guard skills, but he doesn’t excel in any one area at this stage. He’s more of a wait-and-see guy at this point, and teams will want to see more of him in the pre-draft process.

45. Admiral Schofield, F, Tennessee | Senior

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Schofield has really been shooting the ball well of late and will get a chance to make a roster. The hope is he’ll be able to space the floor and defend wings and smaller bigs effectively, but it’s not a foregone conclusion those things translate. Schofield’s upside isn’t immense, but it’s hard not to see teams falling in love with him from an intangibles standpoint, justifiably so. He will have to keep making jumpers at a high clip and be able to guard on the perimeter to carve out a lasting place in the NBA. Schofield has enough elements working in his favor to make you want to bet on him, but profiles best as a second-rounder.

46. Grant Williams, PF, Tennessee | Junior

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Williams is clearly an exceptional college player, but there are questions about how the elements of his game translate at the next level. While he’d certainly be drafted, and his stock may never get higher, there’s some debate from scout to scout about whether he’s actually worthy of a first-round selection. His strength, smarts and scoring touch are all real positives, but Williams is going to have to make big strides as a jump shooter to stick around. His post-up game and rebounding seem likely to be hampered a bit against NBA frontlines, and he’s unlikely to ever create much of his own offense on the perimeter. While you want to bet on him as an individual, his on-court limitations will likely require a strong system fit for him to carve out a long-term role.

47. Ashton Hagans, PG, Kentucky | Freshman

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Hagans’ value begins on the defensive end, where he has some of the best hands in college basketball and moves his feet at a great clip. Think about DeAnthony Melton as an athletic, defensive-minded backcourt analog in last year’s draft, and Hagans comes along in a similar vein. He’s still very much developing as a playmaker and scorer, still can’t shoot, and will likely be best off returning to school to polish his game—you can also draw a skill set comparison to Trevon Duval, who went undrafted. Still, Hagans has helped himself plenty this season and could benefit from a deep Kentucky run this month.

48. Jalen McDaniels, PF, San Diego State | Sophomore

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It continues to be difficult to get over McDaniels’ extremely thin build, but he’s having a productive season and offers some intrigue as a face-up oriented four. He will need to be a more consistent three-point shooter, and his frame is going to be an impediment on some level. He does possess a good deal of skill for a guy his size, but he’s not an extremely efficient offensive player at this point and has tended to struggle when San Diego State faces better competition. McDaniels has been productive on the glass and has definitely made improvements, but his lack of shot-blocking at his size is also a bit worrisome. He will need to make a more compelling case for himself in the pre-draft process, but his skill level will entice some team to take the plunge. The risk with him is mitigated in the second round.

49. Shamorie Ponds, G, St. John’s | Junior

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Ponds is another player you either love or hate, but his shot-creation and creativity playing off the dribble does offer some appeal. He is not physically imposing in any way, but has a good level of craft to his game as a scorer and should be a threat to shoot from outside. Some teams will be turned off by his shoot-first approach, and his auxiliary counting stats are somewhat inflated by his heavy on-ball minutes and the lack of other passers on the roster. Nobody is mistaking him for a true point guard. Ponds’ productivity and ability to create off the dribble will appeal to some teams, but his lack of great physicality will be a stumbling point.

50. Jaylen Hoard, PF, Wake Forest | Freshman

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Extracting Hoard’s struggles from Wake Forest’s extremely frustrating team context is a challenge, as they have done little to put him in great positions offensively and don’t have much of a playmaking element anywhere on their roster. His physical tools are still enticing from a projection perspective, as he should be able to defend multiple positions, can hit set threes, and will likely look at least marginally better playing alongside better players. Hoard is almost certainly better than he’s been able to show, and teams will have to sus that out for themselves over the next couple months should he declare for the draft.

51. Max Strus, G/F, DePaul | Senior

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Strus has closed the season on an individual tear, and continues to look the part as a potential NBA role player. The former D-II transfer is a deadly outside shooter, but is also an underrated ball-handler and passer who could really benefit playing next to better playmakers. Strus has good size, is more athletic than you realize, and he’s strong and tough enough to think he will be able to at least keep up defensively, although it’s not his forte. His ability to knock down shots from deep off the catch is a strong sell, and he deserves serious second-round looks for teams in need of shooting on the wing.

52. Ethan Happ, PF, Wisconsin | Senior

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As his wildly productive career at Wisconsin winds down, Happ—despite the glaring lack of a jump shot—has to be taken seriously when it comes to earning an NBA opportunity. From the standpoint of scoring feel, passing ability and all-around game, Happ does almost everything well. But in a league that increasingly demands bigs be able to space the floor, his utter lack of an outside shot (and a career 54.5% free throw clip) bode poorly. He still boasts a ton of skill scoring on the interior, rebounds it well, and probably deserves more hype from a pro perspective. You can argue that he has been too productive to fail, at least in the sense of whether he makes a roster next year.

53. Naz Reid, C, LSU | Freshman

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LSU has exceeded all expectations this season, but Reid’s prospect case still comes with a ton of questionmarks. He’s rebounded the ball markedly better in the second half of the season, but still leaves something to be desired offensively and athletically. When motivated, he can be impactful, but he’s struggled markedly to score the ball efficiently and has yet to fully figure out the shots he should and shouldn’t be taking. Reid’s heavy feel and fouling issues don’t bode well for him being able to stay on the floor. His shooting, passing and handling skills are all above average for his size, but his offensive game is more cosmetically intriguing than it is role-applicable at this stage. Reid should be viewed more as a second-round flier than a first-round investment.

54. Dedric Lawson, F, Kansas | Junior

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At some point, Lawson’s productivity can’t be ignored, but there are fair questions about what parts of his game translate to the NBA. He has been dominant at times for Kansas, owning the glass, jump-starting the offense with his passing and showing improvement finishing inside. But the long-term concerns persist surrounding his athleticism, outside shooting and defense. If he can’t space the floor, defend the perimeter or protect the basket consistently, it may be a challenge for Lawson to last at the next level. But analytics models will likely value his productivity, and he has certainly put himself in good position to get an opportunity.

55. Dylan Windler, SF, Belmont | Senior

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Windler’s perimeter shooting has given him a clear selling point for NBA teams, and he has enough of a complementary skill set at his size to warrant looks in the second round. He’s a deadeye shooter with a quick release and deep range, and a solid positional rebounder and ball-mover. His concerns come defensively, where he appears bound to struggle matching up with strong, athletic wing players. Windler has a good sense of how to find shots for himself without the ball and has had a strong season, but will be challenged from a physical standpoint at the next level. He runs fairly well, but is still somewhat stiff changing directions, and struggled against better competition this season. He’ll get a chance to prove himself, and provided the jumper is falling, he could find a way into the league in the right system.

56. Darius Bazley, F

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Bazley made headlines with a string of decisions that led him out of his commitment to Syracuse and his plans to play in the G League, instead accepting a year-long paid internship with New Balance as he works out and angles for a spot in the draft. Scouts were less than impressed with his showings at All-American practices and the Nike Skills Academy last year, and there’s some legitimate long-term concern here given his lack of an offensive skill set. Bazley will likely be drafted, but he’ll have to give teams a more legitimate sense of what he can be going forward in his workouts. He continues to train for the draft in private.

57. Chris Clemons, PG, Campbell | Senior

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Right now it’s unclear whether Clemons will be drafted, but there is a serious case to be made that he should, 30 point-per-game average and status as a Top 10 all-time NCAA scorer notwithstanding. He’s small, but his strength, explosiveness off the dribble and ability to play through contact set him apart from the myriad undersized mid-major scorers that come around yearly. Clemons has deep range, can play without the ball, and might thrive playing in a more wide-open system alongside another playmaker. He will have to fight to stay on the court defensively given his lack of height, but if he can keep putting the ball in the basket at a strong clip, he should have a legitimate chance to make a roster. It’s a shame we won’t see Campbell in the NCAA tournament.

58. Yovel Zoosman, G/F, Maccabi Tel Aviv

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Zoosman has made some waves in the EuroLeague as a 20-year-old, and brings a solid jump-shooting profile with some secondary playmaking ability and defensive toughness. His size and length are NBA-caliber, and his approach needs some refining, but he’s begun to produce enough to where a second-round flier is within reach. Zoosman’s overall skill package and feel are promising, and he bears monitoring going into the draft.

59. Zylan Cheatham, F, Arizona State | Senior

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Cheatham’s unorthodox but effective skill set has made him an impact piece after his transfer from San Diego State. He’s a plus athlete who is versatile on defense, with the length to defend inside and on the perimeter, and is a strong positional rebounder at either forward spot. He can handle and pass well for his size and finishes around the rim nicely, as well. Cheatham’s Achilles’ heel is a highly questionable jump shot, which won’t do him many favors, but his offensive role is otherwise malleable. His all-around impact still makes him a good candidate for a second-round dart throw, as Cheatham does so many things effectively that the jumper could just be a small detractor.

60. Charles Matthews, G/F, Michigan | Junior

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Matthews has reinvented himself as a defensive-minded role player, which gives him a much more interesting NBA case in the second round. He’s become a stopper for Michigan’s elite defense, using his size and length on a consistent basis and helping set the tone as a leader. His tools have always intrigued NBA teams, and although he remains inconsistent offensively, he does plenty to help the team win and has shown a little bit of improvement as a jump shooter. He’ll likely never be elite from outside, but as long as Matthews can continue to knock down catch-and-shoot threes at a decent clip, he’ll make a case for himself as a glue guy who does a little bit of everything. He is expected to return from injury this week.

61. Markus Howard, G, Marquette | Junior

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Howard has had a spectacular year and certainly deserves an NBA opportunity (plus, the fact he only just turned 20 is a bonus). He’s a terrific spot-up shooter from just about anywhere, and can knock them down off the dribble or catch, making him a weapon in spite of his size. Teams still have size-based concerns from a defensive standpoint, as well as the fact it might be difficult for Howard to finish consistently going downhill—he shoots a disparate amount of jumpers and gets maximized in ball-screens by Marquette, but may not have that luxury going forward. It’ll be worth finding out if he can stick in the league, but he’ll have a high bar to clear in terms of offensive impact to earn minutes, particularly given he isn’t much of a playmaker from an assist-turnover standpoint.

62. Miye Oni, G/F, Yale | Junior

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Oni’s length, strength and agility on the wing have made him a prospect teams have scouted heavily this season, and he boasts a solid all-around game to go with it. In addition to a basic, effective spot-up game, he’s a solid passer, rebounder and shot-blocker who contributes across the box score. He moves his feet well defensively and should be able to stay with bigger wings. Though he isn’t a prolific shot-creator, Oni doesn’t have any glaring holes in his skill set, either. Granted, the leap from the Ivy League is steep, but Oni’s athleticism won’t be in question and will be considered in the second round. If he continues improving as a shooter, he could stick.

63. Tremont Waters, PG, LSU | Sophomore

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A slippery scorer and playmaker, Waters has emerged as the primary catalyst and connective tissue for an LSU team that really turned things around in conference play. He finds ways to impact the game all over the floor, with a knack for stealing the ball, finding open teammates, and even contributing on the defensive glass. Waters’ overall feel is impressive, and while his three-point shot has been a little streaky and his height will make him an NBA liability on defense, he certainly has the chops to make it work as a backup point guard at the NBA level. It will come down to whether he can bring enough offensively to stay on the floor in spite of his size, which is likely to be an uphill climb.

64. Jordan Poole, SG, Michigan | Sophomore

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If Michigan is to make a deep run in March, it will need more out of Poole, who has legit perimeter scoring ability but has yet to put everything together. He has improved his outside shooting and handled increased minutes just fine, but for a player who was pegged as a potential breakout, he hasn’t shown enough yet to feel great about taking him too high. Granted, this can all change with a great finish to the season, and his natural shot-making skills and athleticism will continue to pique interest. Right now it’s best to stay patient, and he could (and perhaps should) return to school and potentially play his way into a first-round selection in 2020.

65. Jordan Caroline, F, Nevada | Senior

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Caroline’s ability to effectively defend inside and play functional offense on the perimeter makes him an intriguing fit for where the league is headed. He has flown under the radar a bit amid Nevada’s success as the Martin twins have garnered more of the spotlight, but has developed a case as the team’s best pro prospect provided his improved three-point shooting is for real. The son of former NFL star Simeon Rice, Caroline has a strong frame and is quick off the floor, making him a dynamic rebounder in spite of his height, and is regarded as a strong leader with positive intangibles. He doesn’t provide much in the way of rim protection, but Caroline may have a chance to succeed in the P.J. Tucker mold if he can space the floor at a good clip.

66. Ja’vonte Smart, G, LSU | Freshman

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A variety of factors could potentially push Smart into turning pro, including his naming in connection with player payments that have seen head coach Will Wade suspended, the fact he’s emerged as a key player for LSU in the past couple weeks, and the fact he’s presently sitting out games. While Smart doesn’t have a calling card skill, he has shot the ball better of late, has a strong build and has done a good job of getting into the paint. He’s somewhat deceptive off the dribble and knows how to use his body to attack downhill. Smart may not be a good enough playmaker to run point full time, but he has shown plenty to warrant a flier. Whether or not he returns for LSU this season will be an interesting storyline with respect to this draft.

67. Killian Tillie, PF, Gonzaga | Junior

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An injury-riddled season has had a cooling effect on Tillie’s draft stock, but he’s back in action and could still well make an impact for Gonzaga in the tournament. While it’s not necessarily reasonable to expect that, Tillie, when healthy, has an interesting long-term profile given his ability to shoot from deep at his size, rebounding chops and overall feel. He could become a specialist without too much work other than adding strength and continuing to expand his face-up skills. Right now, he’s tracking more for 2020 due to the circumstances, but could still test the waters and make things interesting.

68. Jalen Lecque, G, Brewster Academy | HS Senior

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While Lecque is expected to be draft-eligible if he wants to be this year based on his birthday and academic situation in prep school, the NC State commit is far from NBA-ready and is viewed as more of a long-term project no matter what path he takes. His explosiveness and upside as a defender could potentially get him drafted, but it will require a team willing to take the time to develop him and know that he’ll need plently of time. Lecque has to become a more consistent offensive player in most facets, and his three-point shooting in particular is questionable at this stage. There’s upside here with his high-end athleticism, but his best option might be going to college. He could also be a candidate for the NBA’s professional path program, and spend a year in the G League.

69. Simi Shittu, PF, Vanderbilt | Freshman

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It has been tough for scouts to come away impressed with Shittu (or Vanderbilt at all) this season, but his pedigree and athletic tools still carry long-term potential. It’s been something of a lost year for him, after returning from an ACL injury to an undermanned rotation that lost Darius Garland and went winless in the SEC. Shittu has turned out to be more of a theoretical prospect at the moment, and if he tests the waters, he’s likely looking at a second-round selection at best. His athleticism, rebounding ability and potential face-up skill set isn’t without long-term intrigue, but it hasn’t looked like he can shoot whatsoever. He’s been in a bad team situation, but it’s hard to get excited about him right now.

70. Quinndary Weatherspoon, G, Mississippi State | Senior

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Weatherspoon is one of the better under-the-radar players in college basketball, as an athletic off-guard who can do a bit of everything. He’s not elite in any one area, but his jump shooting has improved and his toughness has bolstered Mississippi State. Defensively, he’s rangy and capable of holding his own. Weatherspoon would probably be better working in a smaller role, and has a chance to be a useful glue guy in the pros. His size and well-rounded game should play in his favor long term, and he’ll have a chance to make some noise in the tournament.

71. Jarrey Foster, G/F, SMU | Senior

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Though he wasn’t at peak strength, Foster returned from a knee injury to close out the season, and if not for the ongoing health issues would be more firmly in the mix for this draft. He possesses a nice level of versatility, size and feel, can be a very good defender, and if he can get back into peak basketball shape should be an intriguing long-term sleeper. Foster has never been a high-volume three-point shooter, and will need to get in front of teams and try to showcase his otherwise well-rounded skill set. His unselfishness and smarts will help his NBA case, but he may have to go through the back door.

72. Ky Bowman, PG, Boston College | Junior

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It’s been a disappointing year for Bowman, who was on the cusp of being drafted last year and might now find himself on the outside looking in. He didn’t have much help at all at Boston College, and teams who were already in his corner after last year are still likely to buy in on what he brings to the table, but he’ll have work to do in the predraft process and will have to hope for a combine invite. He’s a potentially useful backup point guard, with his athleticism, high-effort play and ability to put pressure on defenses in transition. His jumper has been very hot and cold, but Bowman’s ability to attack downhill and penchant for stuffing a box score is still of note.

73. Alen Smailagic, F/C, Santa Cruz Warriors

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As a true 18-year-old facing older players in the G League, Smailagic has produced nice numbers in limited minutes for Santa Cruz and emerged as a buzzy, draftable prospect, combining size, skill and surprising fluidity facing up on the perimeter. After identifying him overseas, the Warriors traded up to acquire his rights in the 2018 G League draft and bring him over. There is some suspicion around the league that Golden State aims to try and acquire his NBA rights this summer, whether as a second-round selection or as a free agent, and based on what he’s shown, he looks like a reasonable low-cost project.

74. Tacko Fall, C, UCF | Senior

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College basketball’s tallest player at 7’6”, Fall has proven he’s more than just a curiosity. His strengths as a finisher and vertical rim protector are immediately evident, he’s gotten into pretty good shape and moves well for his size, and he might have a chance at carving out a role as a backup center. He can’t shoot jumpers at all and is not as skilled as Boban Marjanovic, but that’s Fall’s direct NBA analog. Given his unique physical advantages, a creative team should give him an opportunity to develop into an eventual 10-15 minute per game role.

75. Justin Wright-Foreman, G, Hofstra | Senior

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Although Hofstra won’t be dancing in March, Wright-Foreman had a remarkably strong year, and is a natural scorer with the ball in his hands. He’s forced NBA teams to take a close look, and he’s a good enough shooter off the catch and dribble to be a second-round flier or priority on the undrafted market. Hofstra plays primarly zone, so it’s hard to gauge his defensive impact at a glance, biut Wright-Foreman was so efficient in so many areas this season that he begs to be taken seriously. He’s not much of a playmaker, but his offensive profile was elite this year, albeit at a low level. He’s a likely Portsmouth Invitational shoo-in who could rise with a good spring.

76. Xavier Sneed, G/F, Kansas State | Junior

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Though unlikely to ever be an impact offensive player in the pros, Sneed’s toughness, ability to defend multiple positions, defensive rebounding and spot-up shooting make him a very effective jack-of-all-trades. He’s long and athletic enough to guard in the NBA, and with teams ever-willing to find value on the wing, Sneed will deserve an opportunity to make a difference. He does not have a terrific handle, nor is he great at creating offense, but he was a key to Kansas State’s Elite Eight run last year and won some people over. It wouldn’t be a total surprise if he continued to overachieve at the next level.

77. Marial Shayok, G/F, Iowa State | Senior

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Something of a revelation after transferring from Virginia, Shayok has been a deadly spot-up player for the Cyclones and has the type of frame and length that will warrant an opportunity. His shot selection can be spotty at times, but he’s a good shooter who has a chance to be steady defensively. He’ll turn 24 later this year, which will be a detriment when it comes to the draft, but with the type of season he’s having, Shayok has to be taken seriously. He’d be a good two-way candidate if he goes undrafted.

78. Savion Flagg, G/F, Texas A&M | Sophomore

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Although Flagg’s statistics don’t jump off the page, he has an intriguing level of feel and versatility for a guy his age, and can do a little bit of everything. Consistency has been a challenge, and he could use another year of college development, but with A&M’s program struggling, the context there may not improve much. Flagg can pass it, finish, and moves well without the ball, but it’s imperative his jump shot improves. He‘s a name to file away as a potential role guy who could help a team down the road, and has closed the season out strong.

79. Brian Bowen, G/F, Sydney Kings

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Bowen carved out a role playing in Australia this season and is back in the mix to be drafted after his career took a detour following his naming in connection with the FBI’s investigation into college basketball. With a soft shooting touch and some pro success under his belt, Bowen should at least get an opportunity to get an NBA foothold. He’s not especially athletic or physical and struggled mightily at least year’s draft combine, but with a full year of basketball under his belt, he’ll have another chance to impress.

80. Jarron Cumberland, G/F, Cincinnati | Junior

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Cumberland is a bit of a positional tweener, but his strong body type, offensive feel and ability to knock down open threes make him interesting as more of an undrafted type, should he opt to turn pro. While he is not great changing speeds and may not create much of his own offense, if he can move the ball, attack closeouts and defend, it might be enough to carve out a roster spot somewhere. His toughness should be endearing, but Cumberland will have to prove he can shoot it at a consistently high clip to succeed coming off this career year. He might have a better chance of being drafted if he stays another season.