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On the defensive end, Bol has his issues moving in space and holding his ground but Bol knows where to be and gives effort. His condorish wingspan makes it difficult for offensive players to blow by him for easy shots and his length is a major deterrent around the rim. Given Bol’s unicorn equity and the lack of real star talent in this draft, Bol lives alone in his own tier towards the apex of this class. Tier III

After Barrett’s stinker of the fourth quarter against Gonzaga, his draft stock has been on a steady decline. Much of the mainstream media still has him at number two behind Zion but I have seen many people drop him outside of their top fives. Barrett does have some issues, yes. His handles severely limit Barrett as a scorer in the half court and he doesn’t have enough in-between game to be a primary initiator.

Still, Barrett is absolutely elite attacking the basket, in using his body to create space and finish. His defense hasn’t been spectacular but his athleticism, tools, and motor should have him eventually figuring it out on that end. arkansas gas and oil commission In this class, Barrett is too talented to see himself fall out of the top four. He is basically 3a to Jarrett Culver’s 3b for me but it could really go either way.

Jarrett Culver has definitely grown this year. He looks to be closer to 6-foot-8 or 6-foot-9 as compared to the 6-foot-5 he measured at last season. This height, combined with his length, amplifies his defensive ability along with his ability to operate as a primary ball-handler for Texas Tech. Not only this but there is a good chance Culver grows even more and an even higher chance that he bulks up later in his career. His improved handle and shooting combined with that frame makes Culver an enticing prospect with a solid floor as a small-ball big or big wing.

Kevin Porter might be the prospect with the most wing initiator potential in this class. It’s either him or Barrett but I lean Porter because of his advanced array of pull-up jump shots. He’s comfortable shooting on the move and his step back contorts the defense, opening up windows for shots. He can fall in love with the step back but having that move is better than not. Porter’s combo of athleticism, size, and offensive talent combined with his solid defense makes him a clear top prospect in this class.

There’s not any indication that I can find whether Porter would declare or not for the 2019 NBA Draft. Forgetting about any injury setbacks that are unlikely due to the miracle that is modern medicine, Porter is a top-six player in this class. His uncanny ability to make plays at the five and underrated athleticism are perfect for the modern NBA. Porter will still only be 19 at the start of next year’s college basketball season so there is a good chance he stays another season.

Surprisingly, Virginia’s defense has been a bit disappointing this season, meaning it hasn’t been the absolute best in the nation (number three per KenPom). Hunter has been thrust into a big man role defensively this season and has struggled. He hasn’t been super impactful as a rim protector and has been inconsistent in his team defense. Yet, he is still an elite individual defender and brings surplus value all around as a big wing defensively. His slight offensive improvement in regards to his shooting and passing bode well for his offensive future.

I considered putting a tier break here. Reddish is fairly far behind Hunter in my mind as a prospect but not far enough to warrant a tier division. My main concern with Reddish being a top three or five pick is his inability to get his own shot at a high level. Reddish’s frame combined with him being the best shooter out of the top guys aside from Bol makes him a valuable prospect. Yet, he doesn’t show much of an in-between game, his first step is sluggish, and his explosion around the rim is very lacking.

Cam Reddish brings value as a prospect because of his relatively safe floor but I just don’t see a high enough ceiling to warrant forking over a top pick for him. Reddish compares favorably (on offense, at least) to Otto Porter in terms of role. Porter is a fine player and a valuable wing piece but is he a player that is worth a top three pick (yes, I know Porter was a top three pick) and an eventual contract that is far richer than it should be? Probably not.

Posting a near triple-double for the Murray State Racers (24.2 points, 8.2 assists, and 7.3 rebounds per game), Ja Morant has officially broken out. His lightning quickness and explosive athleticism are overwhelming for the level of competition he faces. Ja’s three-point shot is coming along but it isn’t all the way there yet. electricity questions for class 10 He seems more confident on pull-ups than other threes at this point. Morant has an excellent feel for the game and is a supreme playmaker. His slight frame limits him as a driver and a defender at the NBA level but Morant’s athleticism and feel among other things makes him a clear top point guard in this 2019 NBA Draft class.

Following Darius Garland’s injury, Shittu will have the chance to step up in his absence. The freshman has been a bit disappointing based on my thoughts on him before the season but his handle and vision combined with good athleticism are unique for a big man. Still, Shittu’s non-shooting and lack of defense has him trending downwards at the moment.

Outside of his first college game against Duke, Keldon Johnson has struggled. Against Duke, Johnson flashed as a stout defender who uses his strength to gain advantages on both ends of the court. He isn’t a nuclear athlete and isn’t a great shooter but he is physical, passes well, and can attack the rim. He will have more chances to impress as the season moves onto conference play.

Little hasn’t had a significant role with the North Carolina Tar Heels yet and his poor play is the fault of head coach Roy Williams’ stubbornness and Littles’ own deficiencies. Outside of straight-line drives, he can’t create his own shot. Little has had trouble defending in space, getting beat often on and off of the ball. electricity outage chicago Still, his talent level is high and the prospect of a player with his athleticism and movement shooting is still good enough to keep him in tier III for now. Tier IV

One of the youngest players in the upcoming NBA Draft, Talen Horton-Tucker has burst onto the scene leading a surprising Iowa State team. He’s 6-foot-4 with a 7-foot-1 wingspan and is built like a bowling ball. His impressive strength and solid first step quickness makes him a tough cover on drives. He has a refined handle for his age and has shown an advanced ability to make plays. Tucker’s efficiency is awful at the moment (38.8 FG%, .446 EFG%) but that should climb as Iowa State gets healthier.

McDaniels hasn’t made a spectacular leap in his second season. However, he has improved this season. McDaniels’ frame, coordination, and fluidity make him a rare athlete for his size and he has shown some playmaking and movement shooting ability. McDaniels is still raw and turns the ball over too much but the playmaking opportunities are encouraging. His motor and energy make him effective on the defensive end and an animal on the glass.

Doumbouya is one of the least developed prospects in this draft. He started slowly in France but has been playing better as of late. Doumbouya still is a technical mess on defense and doesn’t have much of an offensive toolbag but his frame and athleticism are enticing. Sekou is the youngest player in the upcoming draft, not turning 18 for a couple more weeks. He won’t be able to drink legally until his fourth season in the NBA, assuming he sticks.

I had trouble differentiating between these three guards so I decided to clump them next to each other. There is a case for all of them to be ahead of each other. o goshi technique I like Tre Jones the best out of them. His below the rim style is a turnoff to many but his athleticism is underrated. He has a fantastic floater game to make up for his lack of athleticism, combining preternatural body control with a soft touch.

Coby White and Darius Garland are similar players but I give a slight edge to White because his defense is more functional, barring any setbacks due to Garland’s reported knee injury. They are both good pull-up shooters but Garland is a bit better in that vein because of his handle (The Step Back’s Trevor Magnotti broke this down, read that here). White is a better scorer at the first two levels and deserves more credit than he gets on defense. Still, both are solid prospects and I can’t really argue with ranking one over the other.

Clarke and Williams are two players who will play similar roles in the NBA. They are both fantastic defenders but Clarke wins with athleticism, instinct, frame. and rim protections, where Williams relies on his strength and IQ. Williams is more developed on offense; he is a nice passer with an ability to hit tough shots. His three-point shot has taken a tremendous leap this season, skyrocketing to 46.2%. Clarke’s frame and athleticism give him the slightest edge over Williams but separation between them is minimal.

As a driver, Dort brings as much gravity as anyone in this class not named Zion Williamson. His brute strength and solid touch make him a menace to cover penetrating downhill. This strength makes him solid on the defensive end, despite some lapses in focus which should be expected from any freshman. He is still learning how to use his gravity to make plays for others and can be reckless with the ball often. Dort’s skill set grants him a high floor with potential to be great if the passing and jump shot develops.

Gonzaga has been able to find success without arguably their best pro prospect. When Tillie returns from his injury, Gonzaga will be even more unstoppable. Tillie is an elite shooter with a solid handle and great touch. His athleticism is solid and he gives enough effort on defense to survive. electricity invented in homes His fluid movement and great shooting should let him be a solid complementary big or even a big wing if his development goes well.

Before the season, I viewed Isaiah Roby as a surefire lottery prospect, expecting quite a bit of development. Still, he makes no real impact on Nebraska’s offense, his threes have not been falling, and he is turning the ball over at an alarming rate. Roby is still making a huge impact on defense but the offensive flashes that he showed last season haven’t materialized into anything tangible.

Brazdeikis has broken out as a star for Michigan under the tutelage of head coach Jon Beilein. The Canadian lefty is a strong, fluid athlete who attacks the rim with ease and is a solid defender. His handle is solid and he shoots the ball well. He is one of the biggest surprises of the season and has made Michigan one of the best teams in the country.

Following Rui Hachimura’s continued standout performances, the number of people who rank him outside of the first round is dwindling. Still, Hachimura is wildly overrated by the media in my opinion. He is strong and skilled offensively but for a 21-year-old, he is incredibly raw. Hachimura struggles mightily on defense, getting beat routinely and living out of position. On offense, he provides little value out of individual scoring on the ball. Even then, his love for mid-range shots isn’t translatable. Despite his frame and skill, Hachimura leaves plenty to desire.

West Virginia has been a major disappointment this season due largely to the departure of Daxter Miles and Jevon Carter. Because of this, Konate has stepped into a feature role on offense and has showcased more of his talent, including a newfound three-point shot on which he is shooting 39.1%. His BLK% has dipped but Konate is still an elite eraser, a skill that could make him useful in the pros.

Jordan Poole is agonizingly inconsistent. To start the season, he looked far from the top 30 prospect I expected him to play like. Showing his streakiness, Poole has been on fire over the last five games, averaging 18.8 points per game. gas stoichiometry lab When he is doing things right, there aren’t many prospects in this class more talented than Poole with the ball in his hands.

Dotson has emerged as the most impressive prospect on the Kansas Jayhawks. He is feisty on defense, using his quickness and effort to be a solid positional defender. He has solid handles and surprising ability to attack the rim using great body control and balance. His jump shot is a bit wonky and his feel is developing but Dotson is interesting nonetheless.

Michigan’s emergence as a dominant power in college basketball has put a spotlight on all of their prospects. Teske might be their best player as one of the best defenders in the country. His technique, IQ, and effort on that end is fantastic. If he continues to his threes like he is at the moment, Teske could see himself go higher than this.

Quentin Grimes’s draft stock has dropped like a rock. I’m not even sure he will declare in the 2019 NBA Draft given how poor his season has been. Outside of the Michigan State game (which wasn’t even that impressive), Grimes has been mostly woeful. His only meaningful performances have come against paltry competition and even those haven’t been akin to the top five draft pick many touted and still tout him as.

I can’t understand why some people would still have Grimes ranked anywhere near the top 10, let alone the first round. Grimes is 6-foot-5, a good shooter, and a solid athlete with okay physical attributes. That player doesn’t sound like a top 10 pick to me. Grimes has almost no ability to reliably create his own shot against good defenders and his defense has been mostly bad. Grimes’ passing has been solid but it has been a bit sporadic. He may improve with age but he has done nothing in his career to suggest any improvement.