By Jeffrey May
The NBA Draft is upon us and here at AS USA we take a look at some of the top prospects available.
Chet Holmgren is that fabled unicorn amongst players: mobile, intelligent, competitive and seven feet tall. He is a Defensive Player of the Year in the making.
Jabari Smith is widely touted to be the number one pick. He can shoot from anywhere and has great defensive skill. And he is only 19 years old!
Many people regard Paolo Banchero as the best player in the draft. Offensively he is productive, but has had reliability issues on defense
Purdue’s Jaden Ivey might just be the best game-changing guard since James Harden.
Keegan Murray wasn't even recruited coming out of high school and is now being called the most NBA-ready player in the draft.
Benedict Mathurin is a versatile guard with a long reach that can play any position in the back court.
Johnny Davis was a primetime scorer in the Big 10 getting almost 20 points a game, and could develop into a strong NBA scorer.
AJ Griffin was a 45% shooter from three point range for the Blue Devils. Overshadowed by Banchero, but a fantastic long range trigger man.