# Team Player Pos
1 Zaccharie Risacher SF

No one knows which direction Atlanta will go here -- not even Atlanta -- but Risacher seems like the most appealing of the options at this stage given his 6-foot-9 frame, developing shot and strong finish to his season. Alex Sarr should be in the mix here as well.

2 Alex Sarr C

The draft cycle has thus far featured a "top two" of Sarr and Risacher in some order. Here, the Wizards get the one still remaining in Sarr, a 7-foot-1 center who has immense defensive potential with room to grow into a switch-everything anchor on that end.

Pro Comparison: Jaren Jackson Jr.
Summary

In a wide-open 2024 NBA Draft class, Sarr – literally and figuratively – stands above the competition with his big frame, movement skills and long-term potential. He’s a center with a blend of guard skills who can play in the post and out to the perimeter. He also has very good shot-blocking skills and projects to be an impactful defender in the NBA as a back-end anchor to a defensive unit.

About
  • He played two seasons at Overtime Elite, the first with Team Overtime and the second with YNG Dreamerz.
  • Grew up in France before moving to Spain to join Real Madrid’s Youth Team in 2019.
Strengths
  • Modernized skill set to fit neatly into the NBA as a hybrid center. Can space the floor and shoot it, put the ball on the floor and create, and bang down low in the paint if needed.
  • Immense positional versatility. A true 1-5 defender because of his ability to cover ground and defend in space.
  • Improving jumper with good touch. Rates in the 98th percentile on runners, according to Synergy data, and 93rd percentile in shots within 17 feet.
  • Size of a center with the skill of a guard. Can attack closeouts with an advanced handle for his position and shows playmaking upside in terms of his ability to create his own looks.
Weaknesses
  • Not yet a consistent shooter. Played the entire season with Perth in the NBL at 18 years old and struggled shooting it from 3 – sub-30% – and also shot just 71.4% from the free throw line.
  • Lacks confidence in pick-and-roll scheme as roll man. This is likely a role he will be asked to serve in frequently. He’s hesitant to pull up and shoot jumpers, but doesn’t attack the basket with confidence in these situations, either. The flashes of playmaking and dribbling are nice but at this point still hit-or-miss. An area of improvement.
  • Center primarily in size only. Not a polished product playing out of the post and struggled this season playing in post-ups/isos down low. Needs more reps and needs to add strength to sharpen this part of his game. Too frequently settles for fadeaway jumpers and gets pushed out of his position.
Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 7 feet, 4.25 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 30.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 9 feet, 2 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.43 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.27 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 37 inches
3 Reed Sheppard
Kentucky, Fr
 
SG

Houston grabs the most lethal 3-point shooter in the draft. Sheppard rated in the 100th percentile (!) in jump shots as a true freshman at Kentucky and was aces as a catch-and-shoot weapon to boot. He adds playmaking on both ends as a passer and defender.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 3.25 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 32.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 7 feet, 9.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.96 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.08 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 42 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
28.9 12.5 4.1 4.5 53.6
4 Stephon Castle
UConn, Fr
 
PG

Spurs need backcourt help, and they get it here with a potential star in Stephon Castle. He's a defensive stalwart at the point of attack and a selfless do-it-all guard who can create when necessary.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 9 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 28.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 6 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.93 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.19 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 37 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
26.9 11.1 4.7 2.9 47.2
5 Ron Holland SF

Detroit whiffed on securing the No. 1 pick -- again -- but take a big swing at No. 5 with former No. 1 recruit Ron Holland. He's a highlight machine with a big frame, and he showed improvement with G League Ignite as a passer and scorer last season.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 10.75 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 30 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 8 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.10 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.10 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 38 inches
6 Matas Buzelis SF

Charlotte hit big with Brandon Miller last draft and goes back into the wing well for another do-it-all prospect in Buzelis to add to its roster. Buzelis has a huge frame and potential to grow into a versatile combo forward who can dribble, pass and shoot.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 10 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 31 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 9.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.73 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.09 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 38 inches
7 Donovan Clingan
UConn, Soph
 
C

This feels like the floor for Clingan. He drew significant interest during the pre-draft process after anchoring UConn's 37-4 team en route to a second consecutive national title. He was second in college basketball in block rate and a defensive monster on the back end.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 7 feet, 6.75 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 25.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 9 feet, 7 inches
  • Lane agility: 12.06 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.46 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 29 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
22.6 13 7.4 1.5 63.9
8 Rob Dillingham
Kentucky, Fr
 
PG

San Antonio balances out its backcourt after adding an elite defender (Castle) at No. 4 with an elite offensive maestro in Dillingham. He flashed star potential at Kentucky and his playmaking and scoring could complement Victor Wembanyama and Castle nicely.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 3 inches
  • Standing reach: 7 feet, 11 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
23.3 15.2 2.9 3.9 47.5
9 Dalton Knecht
Tennessee, Sr
 
SG

Memphis has never been scared off from taking older prospects who produce -- and Knecht fits both categories. He spent five years in college but developed into an eventual All-American in his final season with Tennessee.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 9 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 31 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 7.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.56 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.07 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 39 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30.5 21.7 4.9 1.8 45.8
10 Isaiah Collier
USC, Fr
 
PG

Utah has talent but its backcourt could stand to inject some young juice around Keyonte George, who flashed last season. Collier could serve as a lead guard in that pairing with his downhill style of attacking; getting to the rim is something this team lacks.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 4.75 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 30 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 1.50 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.77 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.04 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 34 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30 16.3 2.9 4.3 49.0
11 Nikola Topic PG

Topic enters the last few weeks of the draft process as a wild card after being diagnosed earlier this month with a partially torn left ACL. He's the best passer in this draft and was a top-five talent prior to the injury, though, so a smart team might be wise to take the discount and think longer term.

12 Kyle Filipowski
Duke, Soph
 
C

Chet Holmgren is the starting center of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Period. But the Thunder lack size, which was exposed in the playoffs. Filipowski gives them a different look at the center spot and provides much-needed depth at a thin position.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 11 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 27 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 11 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.43 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.19 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 32.5 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30.5 16.4 8.3 2.8 50.6
13 Tidjane Salaun SF

San Antonio is a popular potential landing spot for Salaun given his ties to Wemby, but Sacramento scoops him here after a further-than-expected fall. There's a lot to like long-term with Salaun. The Kings may not be able to plug him in immediately, but he could pay off big down the line by helping the team stay out of the lottery.

14 Cody Williams
Colorado, Fr
 
SG

Williams is a bit of a mystery box prospect, but the ascension of his older brother, Jalen Williams, into an All-Star producer should have NBA teams digging deep. He has ideal size, shoots it well and fits the mold of a power wing with multi-positional versatility.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 7 feet, 1 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 31 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 7 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.17 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.06 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 35.5 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
28.1 11.9 3 1.6 55.2
15 Jared McCain
Duke, Fr
 
PG

Being a shot-maker at the guard spot in the NBA is a must. Being one who can make TOUGH shots in the NBA is a plus. That's what McCain brings to the table. Electric shooting weapon who can make shots off movement, and he's a relentless rebounder for a guard his size.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 3.5 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 25.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 2 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.87 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.23 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 33 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.5 14.3 5 1.9 46.2
16 Devin Carter
Providence, Jr
 
PG

Few have had a better pre-draft process than Carter, who broke a Combine record in the 3/4-court sprint and tied for the best max standing vertical leap at 42 inches. He's coming off a Big East Player of the Year season for Providence and has improved as a shooter. That could make him a ready-made 3-and-D weapon with playmaking to boot.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 8.75 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 35 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 2 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.63 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 2.87 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 42 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
35.2 19.7 8.7 3.6 47.3
17 Tyler Kolek
Marquette, Sr
 
PG

Smooth lefty who might be the most skilled college facilitator in this draft class. Kolek plays an unselfish style and is coming off a career year in which he led the sport in assists per game.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 2.75 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 27 inches
  • Standing reach: 7 feet, 11 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.97 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.27 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 34 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
33 15.3 4.9 7.7 49.6
18 Ja'Kobe Walter
Baylor, Fr
 
SG

Walter showed all the tools that made him a five-star prospect during his one season at Baylor. He has the array of athleticism and quick-trigger shooting to make for an easy NBA projection. He'll need to improve his shooting and touch overall, but at 19 years old with his track record as a gunner, I'd buy into him here at the back of the lottery.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 10 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 30.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 6.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 11 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.04 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 38.5 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
32.2 14.5 4.4 1.4 37.6
19 Zach Edey
Purdue, Sr
 
C

A Toronto-born superstar, Edey heads back home to play for the Raptors after back-to-back National Player of the Year campaigns at Purdue -- the first to do so since Ralph Sampson. He's 7-foot-4 and a bit of a throwback stylistically, but his production and size should get him looks in this range of the draft.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 7 feet, 10.75 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 26.0 inches
  • Standing reach: 9 feet, 7.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.19 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.42 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 31.5 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
32 25.2 12.2 2 62.3
20 Johnny Furphy
Kansas, Fr
 
SG

You have to do some projecting here to buy into Furphy because of his limited role at Kansas and hit-or-miss production. However, he can shoot it great from anywhere on the floor and has the ball skills to be an attacker off the bounce. Could be a nice developmental piece for the Cavs, who don't quite have a player stylistically who plays like him.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 8 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 25.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 8.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.15 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.2 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 32 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
24.1 9 4.9 1 46.6
21 Carlton Carrington
Pittsburgh, Fr
 
PG

Carrington began the season ranked just inside the top 100 of his own recruiting class but heads to the draft as a possible top-30 selection after a big year at Pitt. He led the team in assists and finished second in scoring and minutes played.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 8 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 28.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 3 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.28 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.16 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 36.5 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
33.2 13.8 5.2 4.1 41.2
22 DaRon Holmes II
Dayton, Jr
 
PF

Holmes might be the leading "Hiding in Plain Sight" candidate of the cycle. He dominated at Dayton inside and out; he has ridiculous range as both a defender and offensive weapon. His experience and ready-made game should make an immediate impact in Phoenix.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 7 feet, 1 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 27.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 9 feet, 0 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.20 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.25 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 34 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
32.4 20.4 8.5 2.6 54.4
23 Kyshawn George
Miami, Fr
 
SG

The counting stats don't pop off the page, but NBA teams are quite interested in George, who shot 40.8% from 3 and rated in the 92nd percentile in catch-and-shoot opportunities as a freshman at Miami. He shoots it well and has a background as a point guard, which brings a unique perspective for a 6-foot-7 wing.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 10.25 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 27 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 9 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.90 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.32 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 32 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
23 7.6 3 2.2 42.6
24 Ryan Dunn
Virginia, Soph
 
SF

If Tom Thibodeau was allowed to create a player in a lab, that player would look a whole lot like Ryan Dunn. I talked to Dunn at the NBA Combine, where he gushed about his love for playing defense and doing the grimy work to earn minutes. This guy is ready to play 48 minutes every night with no load-management breathers.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 7 feet, 1.5 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 32 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 7 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.99 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.12 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 38.5 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
27.4 8.1 6.9 0.8 54.8
25 Kel'el Ware
Indiana, Soph
 
C

New York may look to add at the center position here with Isaiah Hartenstein headed to free agency. Ware has a nice pedigree as a former five-star who broke out at Indiana last season, averaging 15.9 points, 1.9 blocks and shooting 42.5% from 3.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 7 feet, 4.5 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 32.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 9 feet, 4.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.97 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.29 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 36 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
32.1 15.9 9.9 1.5 58.6
26 Justin Edwards
Kentucky, Fr
 
SF

Washington could stand to take some big swings given its situation -- in the doldrums of the NBA standings for years -- and Edwards presents as one of the biggest available on the board. He's a 6-foot-7 wing who was active and aggressive at the combine after an up-and-down year at Kentucky with theoretical upside as a future starter.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 10 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 28 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 6.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 12.07 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.18 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 32.5 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
21.5 8.8 3.4 0.9 48.6
27 Yves Missi
Baylor, Fr
 
C

A raw prospect with tremendous upside, Missi brings size, skill and shot-blocking ability. He's a developmental-type prospect, which may not be appealing for a team flush with talent at center and competing right now; however, the flashes of "wow" he put together might be worth taking a gamble on in this range.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 7 feet, 2 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 31 inches
  • Standing reach: 9 feet, 1.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.45 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.12 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 38.5 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
23 10.7 5.6 0.4 61.4
28 Dillon Jones
Weber St., Jr
 
SF

The modus operandi of Denver's front office over the years -- drafting the likes of Jalen Pickett and Nikola Jokic -- has been to lean into unconventional prospects. That's Jones. He was the best player in the Big Sky last season and produced like an All-American in four years at Weber State as a passer, defender and all-around Swiss Army Knife.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 11 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 26.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 4.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.08 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.25 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 33.5 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
37 20.8 9.8 5.2 48.9
29 Bobi Klintman SF

Klintman has a great frame and a shot that looks like it will project. At 6-foot-9 with his movement skills, there's a lot to like about his long-term potential as a do-it-all wing.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 11 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 26.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 10.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.49 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.23 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 32.5 inches
30 Baylor Scheierman
Creighton, Sr
 
SG

Scheierman was one of the big winners of combine week after standing out in the scrimmages. He's an older prospect but could produce instant value for a contenting Celtics team that has shown it values size and shooting.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 8.25 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 27.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 6.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.89 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.09 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 32 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
36.7 18.5 9 3.9 44.8
# Team Player Pos
1 Alex Sarr C

The Hawks are reportedly still early in the evaluation process that has them considering multiple players with the first pick — in addition to possibly trading it. For now, I'll stick with Atlanta selecting Sarr, the high-energy and versatile frontcourt piece who is viewed by most as the best prospect available and often compared to 2023 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Jaren Jackson Jr.

Pro Comparison: Jaren Jackson Jr.
Summary

In a wide-open 2024 NBA Draft class, Sarr – literally and figuratively – stands above the competition with his big frame, movement skills and long-term potential. He’s a center with a blend of guard skills who can play in the post and out to the perimeter. He also has very good shot-blocking skills and projects to be an impactful defender in the NBA as a back-end anchor to a defensive unit.

About
  • He played two seasons at Overtime Elite, the first with Team Overtime and the second with YNG Dreamerz.
  • Grew up in France before moving to Spain to join Real Madrid’s Youth Team in 2019.
Strengths
  • Modernized skill set to fit neatly into the NBA as a hybrid center. Can space the floor and shoot it, put the ball on the floor and create, and bang down low in the paint if needed.
  • Immense positional versatility. A true 1-5 defender because of his ability to cover ground and defend in space.
  • Improving jumper with good touch. Rates in the 98th percentile on runners, according to Synergy data, and 93rd percentile in shots within 17 feet.
  • Size of a center with the skill of a guard. Can attack closeouts with an advanced handle for his position and shows playmaking upside in terms of his ability to create his own looks.
Weaknesses
  • Not yet a consistent shooter. Played the entire season with Perth in the NBL at 18 years old and struggled shooting it from 3 – sub-30% – and also shot just 71.4% from the free throw line.
  • Lacks confidence in pick-and-roll scheme as roll man. This is likely a role he will be asked to serve in frequently. He’s hesitant to pull up and shoot jumpers, but doesn’t attack the basket with confidence in these situations, either. The flashes of playmaking and dribbling are nice but at this point still hit-or-miss. An area of improvement.
  • Center primarily in size only. Not a polished product playing out of the post and struggled this season playing in post-ups/isos down low. Needs more reps and needs to add strength to sharpen this part of his game. Too frequently settles for fadeaway jumpers and gets pushed out of his position.
Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 7 feet, 4.25 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 30.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 9 feet, 2 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.43 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.27 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 37 inches
2 Reed Sheppard
Kentucky, Fr
 
SG

Sheppard is my favorite prospect in this draft thanks to a diverse skill-set highlighted by a unique ability to make shots from all over the court. His lack of size is an obvious concern — but the great stuff is so great that, if I were running a Washington franchise in need of basically everything, I'd have a hard time passing on the reigning CBS Sports National Freshman of the Year who shot 52.1% from the 3-point line in his one season at Kentucky.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 3.25 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 32.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 7 feet, 9.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.96 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.08 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 42 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
28.9 12.5 4.1 4.5 53.6
3 Zaccharie Risacher SF

Risacher is among the candidates to go No. 1 overall, which by definition makes him a reasonable option for Houston with the third pick. He's a teenager who pieced together enough nice performances late this season in France to solidify his status as a top-five pick after shooting nearly 40% from the 3-point line in the playoffs.

4 Donovan Clingan
UConn, Soph
 
C

Victor Wembanyama is such a unique talent comfortable floating all around the court despite being 7-4 that him someday playing with a traditional center like Clingan isn't hard to envision. The UConn alum was a monster in the NCAA Tournament while helping the Huskies win a second straight national championship, and he projects as an incredible defensive presence who could help make the Spurs very difficult to score on for years to come.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 7 feet, 6.75 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 25.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 9 feet, 7 inches
  • Lane agility: 12.06 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.46 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 29 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
22.6 13 7.4 1.5 63.9
5 Matas Buzelis SF

Is Buzelis a reliable 3-point shooter like he seemed to be during his senior year of high school (43.1%) or a below-average 3-point shooter like he was this season for the G League Ignite (27.3%)? How front offices answer that question will determine the 6-11 forward's future — but he's clearly dripping with upside that should be intriguing for the 14-win Pistons if Buzelis is still available at this point in the draft.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 10 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 31 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 9.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.73 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.09 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 38 inches
6 Stephon Castle
UConn, Fr
 
PG

Castle projects as a combo guard at the next level with nice positional size and all of the intangibles you could want. The main concern is an unreliable jumper that led to the one-and-done standout shooting just 26.7% from 3-point range while helping UConn win a second straight national championship, but everything else is in place for him to be a difference-maker alongside LaMelo Ball and Brandon Miller in Charlotte.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 9 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 28.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 6 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.93 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.19 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 37 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
26.9 11.1 4.7 2.9 47.2
7 Dalton Knecht
Tennessee, Sr
 
SG

Knecht was fabulous in his fifth year of college basketball — averaging 21.7 points while shooting 39.7% from 3-point range on 6.5 attempts per game on his way to earning SEC Player of the Year honors at Tennessee. The 6-6 wing should be one of the most impactful rookies on offense next season, and he's also a nice fit in Portland, where the Blazers continue to rebuild after sending Damian Lillard to Milwaukee.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 9 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 31 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 7.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.56 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.07 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 39 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30.5 21.7 4.9 1.8 45.8
8 Nikola Topic PG

Topic is an 18-year-old point guard from Serbia who has already been a professional for multiple years. He would fill an obvious need in San Antonio and provide nice value this low in the draft — but concerns about two knee injuries suffered this season will keep Topic's range muddied until his medical report provides a clearer picture.

9 Devin Carter
Providence, Jr
 
PG

The Grizzlies are hopeful that a healthy Ja Morant, Desmond Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr. will allow them to compete at the top of the Western Conference again next season, which makes trading this pick or using it on a plug-and-play option both sensible moves. Carter has real fans in the organization (that also employs his father as an assistant coach), and it's possible the 22-year-old reigning Big East Player of the Year could play a role in the rotation as a rookie given his defensive ability and improved shooting.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 8.75 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 35 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 2 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.63 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 2.87 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 42 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
35.2 19.7 8.7 3.6 47.3
10 Ron Holland SF

Holland skipped college to play for the G League Ignite but only shot 24.0% from 3-point range and was the face of a team that finished 2-32. Both things are concerning — but most evaluators remain open to the idea that this 18 year-old is still a top-10 prospect in this draft and a reasonable option for a Utah franchise rebuilding and in need of high-ceiling talents.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 10.75 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 30 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 8 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.10 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.10 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 38 inches
11 Isaiah Collier
USC, Fr
 
PG

Collier was once a candidate to be the No. 1 overall pick in this draft but won't be after shooting just 33.8% from 3-point range and averaging 3.3 turnovers per game in his one season at USC. Regardless, the top-ranked recruit from the Class of 2023 still possesses all of the things that once made him the top-ranked recruit in the Class of 2023 and is worth a serious look this deep in this draft as a lead guard who could theoretically back up Coby White or even play beside him.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 4.75 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 30 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 1.50 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.77 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.04 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 34 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30 16.3 2.9 4.3 49.0
12 Cody Williams
Colorado, Fr
 
SG

Williams is the brother of Oklahoma City standout Jalen Williams — but taller and a lot more heralded at the same age. He needs to add weight and continue to develop as a 3-point threat, but there are reasons to believe he'll do both things in time and prove to be a steal outside of the top 10 after averaging 11.9 points in his one season at Colorado.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 7 feet, 1 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 31 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 7 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.17 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.06 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 35.5 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
28.1 11.9 3 1.6 55.2
13 Rob Dillingham
Kentucky, Fr
 
PG

Dillingham was one of two projected lottery picks coming off of Kentucky's bench this season for reasons that remain confusing. There are concerns about his size and defensive shortcomings, but the 6-1 guard could be a legitimate scoring option early in his career for a Sacramento franchise that has won 94 games in the past two regular seasons.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 3 inches
  • Standing reach: 7 feet, 11 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
23.3 15.2 2.9 3.9 47.5
14 Tidjane Salaun SF

The 21-win Blazers have two lottery picks and would be wise to take a big swing on an intriguing young talent with at least one of them. It's unclear if Salaun will be available this deep in the draft, but he's an 18 year-old wing with size and emerging shooter who could become a real building block in Portland alongside Shaedon Sharpe and Scoot Henderson.

15 Kyle Filipowski
Duke, Soph
 
C

Filipowski improved as a sophomore and made 34.8% of the 3.1 3-pointers he attempted per game while helping Duke advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. That's among the things the 6-11 center needed to do to solidify his status as a top-15 pick, and he would be interesting in Miami playing with Bam Adebayo given that they're two completely different players whose skill-sets could compliment each other.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 11 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 27 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 11 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.43 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.19 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 32.5 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30.5 16.4 8.3 2.8 50.6
16 Tristan da Silva
Colorado, Sr
 
SF

For a Sixers franchise in win-now mode, adding a 23 year-old like da Silva who can guard his position and reliably make 3-pointers should be preferable to selecting a teenager who needs time to develop. The 6-8 forward will be a plug-and-play addition for basically anybody on Day 1.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 10.25 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 28.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 8.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.81 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.09 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 35.5 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
34 16 5.1 2.4 49.3
17 Jared McCain
Duke, Fr
 
PG

The Lakers can never have too much shooting on the court with LeBron James and Anthony Davis — and McCain can really shoot it. The 6-2 point guard averaged 14.3 points while making 41.4% of the 5.8 3-pointers he attempted per game in his one season at Duke and could be an important piece in Los Angeles even after the NBA's all-time leading scorer has called it a career.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 3.5 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 25.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 2 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.87 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.23 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 33 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.5 14.3 5 1.9 46.2
18 Ja'Kobe Walter
Baylor, Fr
 
SG

I'm personally higher on Walter than the majority — but most indications are that he's more likely to land outside of the lottery than inside of it. The Magic were last in the league in 3-pointers made this season. Walter has a reputation as a reliable shooter and could improve Orlando's perimeter scoring following his one up-and-down season at Baylor.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 10 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 30.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 6.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 11 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.04 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 38.5 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
32.2 14.5 4.4 1.4 37.6
19 Johnny Furphy
Kansas, Fr
 
SG

Toronto ranked 27th out of 30 teams in 3-point field-goal percentage this season, which is something Furphy could improve in time. The 6-8 guard is young and a work in progress but undeniably talented and a sensible option for a Toronto franchise rebuilding.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 8 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 25.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 8.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.15 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.2 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 32 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
24.1 9 4.9 1 46.6
20 Carlton Carrington
Pittsburgh, Fr
 
PG

Carrington won't turn 19 until nearly a month after the draft, making him one of the youngest players available. The 6-4 guard was merely a borderline top-100 prospect coming out of high school, but he quickly showed enough promise as a shooter and passer with good positional size to emerge as a reasonable first-round option.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 8 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 28.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 3 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.28 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.16 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 36.5 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
33.2 13.8 5.2 4.1 41.2
21 Yves Missi
Baylor, Fr
 
C

Missi is an incredible physical specimen who is excellent at the rim on offense and in possession of enough athleticism, size and strength to excel defensively. The native of Cameroon would be fortunate to land in New Orleans, where he could support Zion Williamson and eventually serve as a suitable replacement for Jonas Valanciunas.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 7 feet, 2 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 31 inches
  • Standing reach: 9 feet, 1.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.45 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.12 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 38.5 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
23 10.7 5.6 0.4 61.4
22 Tyler Kolek
Marquette, Sr
 
PG

Kolek has some obvious issues as an NBA prospect -- most notably a lack of athleticism relative to what's desired from lead guards. Regardless, the All-American from Marquette is adequately sized for his position, terrific in pick-and-rolls, an A-plus passer, a reliable 3-point shooter an an intriguing option for a Phoenix franchise that clearly needs point guard help.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 2.75 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 27 inches
  • Standing reach: 7 feet, 11 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.97 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.27 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 34 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
33 15.3 4.9 7.7 49.6
23 Kevin McCullar Jr.
Kansas, Sr
 
SG

McCullar's season came to an end early because of a nagging knee injury that derailed Kansas' season — but before that he was clearly KU's best player in his fifth year of college. The 6-7 wing is an elite defender and should be, at the age of 23, a solid plug-and-play option for a Milwaukee franchise that doesn't need to waste any more of Giannis Antetokounmpo's prime years.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 9 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 7 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
34.2 18.3 6 4.1 45.4
24 Zach Edey
Purdue, Sr
 
C

As incredible as Edey was at Purdue over the past two years, he remains a divisive NBA prospect with what appears to be a pretty big range. He could go in the lottery or slip into the 20s. Either way, Edey would be a nice option for the Knicks if he's still available at this point in the draft considering they could be on the verge of losing Isaiah Hartenstein in free agency.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 7 feet, 10.75 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 26.0 inches
  • Standing reach: 9 feet, 7.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.19 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.42 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 31.5 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
32 25.2 12.2 2 62.3
25 Justin Edwards
Kentucky, Fr
 
SF

Edwards was the highest-ranked prospect in Kentucky's top-ranked recruiting class but was largely disappointing all season. He finished sixth on the team in points, sixth on the team in scoring and averaged roughly as many turnovers as assists. Is he worth a flier at this point in the draft by a New York franchise with back-to-back picks? Sure. But Edwards did very little at UK to suggest he should be selected anywhere close to where most had him projected six months ago.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 10 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 28 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 6.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 12.07 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.18 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 32.5 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
21.5 8.8 3.4 0.9 48.6
26 Tyler Smith PF

Smith making better than 36% of the four 3-pointers he attempted per game for the G-League Ignite this season is a huge positive for the Overtime Elite alum. To stick in the NBA, the defense will have to improve dramatically. But Smith's shooting alone could prove valuable for a Washington franchise that ranked 25th in 3-point percentage this season.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 7 feet, 1 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 32 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 9 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.74 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.28 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 38 inches
27 Bobi Klintman SF

Klintman is a two-way wing from Sweden who should be able to alternate between both forward spots. He initially declared for the 2023 NBA Draft after one year at Wake Forest but ultimately withdrew to pursue a professional opportunity in Australia. With another year of development under his belt, and not many great options in the 20s, Klintman will have a better chance to get a guaranteed contract in this draft than he had last year.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 11 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 26.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 10.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.49 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.23 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 32.5 inches
28 DaRon Holmes II
Dayton, Jr
 
PF

Holmes is the rare top-55 high school prospect who enrolled at an Atlantic 10 school. He's a reasonable option at this point in the draft in part because of the way he went from a non-shooter upon enrolling at Dayton to a real stretch-the-floor threat as a third-year player.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 7 feet, 1 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 27.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 9 feet, 0 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.20 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.25 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 34 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
32.4 20.4 8.5 2.6 54.4
29 Ryan Dunn
Virginia, Soph
 
SF

Some consider Dunn a high-floor/low-ceiling prospect who has the potential to be an elite defender who guards multiple positions but will maybe never amount to much on offense. I don't completely disagree with the sentiment. But using the 29th pick in a weak draft on a high-IQ, high-energy player who projects as the best versatile defender in this draft doesn't seem like the type of thing a franchise would regret.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 7 feet, 1.5 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 32 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 7 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.99 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.12 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 38.5 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
27.4 8.1 6.9 0.8 54.8
30 Kel'el Ware
Indiana, Soph
 
C

Ware is reportedly in the top 10 of some franchise's big boards and an interesting prospect for a Boston franchise that just relied on a 38 year-old (Al Horford) to average 35 minutes per game in the Eastern Conference Finals while its starting center (Kristaps Porzingis) was sidelined by an injury. The physical tools alone make Ware worthy of a serious look from the Celtics, who obviously already have a championship-level roster.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 7 feet, 4.5 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 32.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 9 feet, 4.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.97 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.29 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 36 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
32.1 15.9 9.9 1.5 58.6
# Team Player Pos
1 Alex Sarr C

Sarr is an athletic rim protector with upside as a perimeter defender. His 3-point shooting percentages leave something to be desired. But for a young player of his size, he's ahead of the curve offensively in how he's flashed the ability to handle the basketball and create shots.

Pro Comparison: Jaren Jackson Jr.
Summary

In a wide-open 2024 NBA Draft class, Sarr – literally and figuratively – stands above the competition with his big frame, movement skills and long-term potential. He’s a center with a blend of guard skills who can play in the post and out to the perimeter. He also has very good shot-blocking skills and projects to be an impactful defender in the NBA as a back-end anchor to a defensive unit.

About
  • He played two seasons at Overtime Elite, the first with Team Overtime and the second with YNG Dreamerz.
  • Grew up in France before moving to Spain to join Real Madrid’s Youth Team in 2019.
Strengths
  • Modernized skill set to fit neatly into the NBA as a hybrid center. Can space the floor and shoot it, put the ball on the floor and create, and bang down low in the paint if needed.
  • Immense positional versatility. A true 1-5 defender because of his ability to cover ground and defend in space.
  • Improving jumper with good touch. Rates in the 98th percentile on runners, according to Synergy data, and 93rd percentile in shots within 17 feet.
  • Size of a center with the skill of a guard. Can attack closeouts with an advanced handle for his position and shows playmaking upside in terms of his ability to create his own looks.
Weaknesses
  • Not yet a consistent shooter. Played the entire season with Perth in the NBL at 18 years old and struggled shooting it from 3 – sub-30% – and also shot just 71.4% from the free throw line.
  • Lacks confidence in pick-and-roll scheme as roll man. This is likely a role he will be asked to serve in frequently. He’s hesitant to pull up and shoot jumpers, but doesn’t attack the basket with confidence in these situations, either. The flashes of playmaking and dribbling are nice but at this point still hit-or-miss. An area of improvement.
  • Center primarily in size only. Not a polished product playing out of the post and struggled this season playing in post-ups/isos down low. Needs more reps and needs to add strength to sharpen this part of his game. Too frequently settles for fadeaway jumpers and gets pushed out of his position.
Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 7 feet, 4.25 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 30.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 9 feet, 2 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.43 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.27 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 37 inches
2 Zaccharie Risacher SF

Risacher brings great size and length to the wing with encouraging fluidity on his outside shot. Like any young international prospect, Risacher will need time to develop the physicality required to thrive in the NBA. In the absence of an obvious headliner from the class, he's as deserving as anyone to be taken with a high lottery pick.

3 Stephon Castle
UConn, Fr
 
PG

Castle is a big, versatile guard capable of facilitating the offense or playing off the ball. He also rated as UConn's No. 2 defender behind only 7-4 Donovan Clingan, according to evanmiya.com. His 3-point shot needs a lot of work, but Castle's significant contributions to college basketball's top squad as a freshman were an encouarging sign of things to come.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 9 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 28.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 6 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.93 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.19 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 37 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
26.9 11.1 4.7 2.9 47.2
4 Nikola Topic PG

Tre Jones has just one year remaining on his contract, and there's a chance he isn't San Antonio's point guard of the future. Enter Topic, who is a big European guard with a nifty handle and natural passing instincts. At just 18, he could develop in tandem with Victor Wembanyama. Whoever drafts him may need to be patient with his 3-point shot.

5 Dalton Knecht
Tennessee, Sr
 
SG

The Pistons are picking at No. 5 for the third straight draft and selecting in the top 10 for a fifth consecutive year. Is there really an appetite for some long-term developmental play? Knecht is 23 and continued to elevate his game as he progressed from junior college to Northern Colorado and finally to Tennessee. He averaged 25.5 points on 42.4% 3-point shooting against SEC competition for the Volunteers and is a true three-way scorer who is ready to get buckets in the league as a rookie.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 9 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 31 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 7.5 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.56 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.07 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 39 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30.5 21.7 4.9 1.8 45.8
6 Donovan Clingan
UConn, Soph
 
C

Charlotte has its point guard of the future in LaMelo Ball and a promising young wing in Brandon Miller, who was the No. 2 pick in last year's draft. If Clingan is still available here, not only is he a steal, but he would also seem to fit nicely in the long-term picture. The behemoth center would immediately elevate the rim protection of a team that ranked 25th in the NBA in blocks per game during the 2023-24 season.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 7 feet, 6.75 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 25.5 inches
  • Standing reach: 9 feet, 7 inches
  • Lane agility: 12.06 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.46 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 29 inches

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
22.6 13 7.4 1.5 63.9
7 Ron Holland SF

Portland has young guards Scoot Henderson, Anfernee Simons and Shaedon Sharpe under contract for years to come. High-dollar front court producers Jerami Grant and Deandre Ayton are also on the books at least through 2025-26. The nexus between franchise fit and best available may be Holland. Ranked as the No. 1 overall prospect in the high school class of 2023, he is loaded with tools and promise. They were evident in spurts during his season with G League Ignite.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 10.75 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 30 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 8 inches
  • Lane agility: 11.10 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 3.10 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 38 inches
8 Devin Carter
Providence, Jr
 
PG

Carter's 19.3 points per game and efficient shooting splits catch the eye first. But there is depth and dimension to his game. He topped the vertical leap charts at the draft combine and won the three quarter sprint. Add the strong testing to the underlying metrics from his time at Providence and it's clear Carter is worthy of a top-10 pick. He rated as one of the best defenders in the Big East, is a great rebounder and can play on or off the ball.

Combine Data
  • Wingspan: 6 feet, 8.75 inches
  • Standing vertical leap: 35 inches
  • Standing reach: 8 feet, 2 inches
  • Lane agility: 10.63 seconds
  • Three quarter sprint: 2.87 seconds
  • Max vertical leap: 42 inches

2023 College Stats

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