Most mock drafts have R.J. Hampton going later in the draft. However, I believe the guard’s raw upside will entice a team like New Orleans to pull the trigger early. Hampton projects as a guard at the NBA level and has excellent length.
He also has experience playing against professional athletes with the New Zealand Breakers. Think Dante Exum with major upside.
The Arizona point guard’s passing skills as on par with LaMelo Ball’s. Nico Mannion also has a dangerous three-point shot and a well-developed floater in the paint. His game has been compared to Spurs backup Derrick White.
Tyrese Haliburton’s biggest skill set is his potential as a defender. The 6-foot-5 point guard also boasts a 7-foot wingspan.
His solid ability as a passer and shooter should easily make him a top ten pick. His ceiling as a player is likely similar to Dejounte Murray.
Obi Toppin is a phenomenal athlete with the ability to finish above the rim. His age (he is already 22-years-old) may make cause some teams to hesitate, but he clearly has NBA talent.
Think of him as a Taj Gibson level athlete and finisher, with some ability to stretch the floor.
11. Minnesota Timberwolves: Theo Maledon (6’5″ Point Guard)
Theo Maledon is another 2020 prospect from the Euroleague. His experience at the professional level has given him a high IQ and a great feel for the game.
Think of him as a slightly lesser version of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.