2023 NBA Draft Prospects

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“I watch NBA Draft prospects and think about which players would give the biggest return on investment if all prospects were given an equal opportunity”

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Top NBA Draft Prospects 2023

1.Emoni Bates
E. Michigan/6-8.25/179 lbs/ SF/G

A lean small forward with an elite offensive wing skill set. Bates put points on the board and rebounds to expectation at his position.

Gifted with the offensive talent level of a lottery pick. This kid is a scorer that can create any shot he wants. He’s also adept at getting open for clean scoring opportunities via his off ball movement.

Solid ISO ability. Can attack downhill and he’s Kevin Durant-ish when shooting off the dribble. His setups with crossovers, change of direction or pace and step-backs are smooth.

Plus the stroke is fluid. His release is quick. He effortlessly shoots over smaller defenders. An impressive midrange pull-up to go with range that extends to NBA territory. It’s a thing of beauty when he catches a hot streak.

But there are also some knocks and question marks surrounding his game. For starters his 6’ 9” wingspan is less than ideal for a player his height.

Also, Bates is a one-way player who tends to be careless with the ball at times. Plus his shot selections are often times questionable/tough low percentage field goal attempts. And when his shots aren’t falling his impact on the game is minimal.

Bates is capable of getting to the basket and finishing above the rim but his vertical is limited and far from explosive. So at times the end results are weak field goal attempts around the basket.

Not quite a game changer yet. While Bates can create for others he doesn’t make teammates better…Lacks defensive rebounding fundamentals. Doesn’t consistently find a body and/or box out… Read More
2.Anthony Black
Arkansas/6-5.75/210 lbs/ G/Fr

The SEC’s 2022-23 leader in minutes played is a freshman. A freshman that brings a ton of potential, size, sneaky athleticism and hustle to the back court.

However, Black is not your traditional playmaking/facilitating floor general. Nor is he an ideal shooting guard with a lethal jump shot. Yet he’s just the type of guard that you want on your team.

Black plays hard end to end, defends, rebounds at his position, slashes and gets to the line. On occasion he settles for weak off balance runners and floaters but he’s most effective and at his best when slashing.

On the flip side of the ball he’s a defensive irritant/disruptor that applies pressure and has the ability to pokes balls loose, deflects passes, makes hustle plays and force turnovers. On the ball, he’s intense, energetic, engaging, slides his feet and does a good job overall of sticking to ball handlers. Off the ball he fights to stay with his man and to get out on shooters.

Black is capable of knocking down a jumper himself but long range shooting is one of his biggest areas of needed improvement. Another significant area of needed improvement is cutting down on his turnovers. Black led the SEC in this category… Black is currently projected as a lottery pick within the 6-10 selection range.
3.Kobe Bufkin
Michigan/ 6-4.25″/186 lbs/ SG /So

Bufkin is a crafty left handed guard with a 6’ 7.75” wingspan. He’s a three level scorer that puts the ball in the hole efficiently and knocks down his free throws.

Whether attacking the basket off the iso dribble, pick & roll or knocking down a jump shot Bufkin is adept at creating and capitalizing on his opportunities to score. His shooting range extends out to college three point territory but he’s most effective from mid range.

His catch & shoot mechanics are fluid. The midrange game is legit. He creates space off the dribble, gets defenders off their feet with head fakes and has a decent step back jumper. Plus he’s capable of creating for others as with his ability to drive, find and dish.

Also, Bufkin has a little bounce. So when attacking the goal, in addition to floaters, his 36 inch vertical allows him to attack with acrobatic layups and finish above the rim.

Defensively not much jumps out about this part of his game. But he plays hard and puts forth the effort. While he’s not a defensive stopper he’s regularly nearby to contest his man’s shot attempts….Boxes out on defensive rebounds; has fundamentals…Currently projected as a late lottery to late first round pick within the 13-20 selection range.
4.Jaylen Clark
UCLA/ 6-4 /204 lbs/ SG /Jr

The PAC-12’s Defensive Player of the Year. With a 6’ 9” wingspan Clark is a two way prospect that brings good size and length to the two guard slot at the next level. In addition he provides efficient offense, rebounding at his position and defense while racking up steals.

Offensively Clark can create off the dribble and run the floor. At the rim he’s an athletic finisher whether above it or with acrobatics.

His ability to shoot is a work in progress. There’s room for improvement from the foul line and long distance. Developing his jump shot will take his offensive game to the next level.

Defensively Clark is tough. An aggressive defender that rips the ball away from opponents when the opportunity presents itself. He’s ball hound with a nose for steals and a knack for getting into passing lanes….Currently project as a second round pick with in the 44-56 range to un-drafted.
5.Bilal Coulibaly
France/ 6-8 /194 lbs/ SF-SG/18 yr

His recent rise up NBA Draft boards has been meteoric. Coulibaly is an athletic wing that gets up and down in transition, finishes plays around the basket, rebounds at his position, moves fairly well without the ball and defends.

Offensively he’s quick off of his feet for 2nd chance opportunities. With a running start his lift is explosive. Coulibaly cleans the offensive glass with put back lay ins and athletic dunks.

His jump shot is a work in progress, there’s much room for accuracy improvement. But he is capable of knocking down shots off the catch & shoot. Plus he can create space off the dribble for mid and long range shots. 

Coulibaly’s ability to get to the basket off the dribble is respectable. He changes pace and direction w/ hesitations, crossovers and in & outs. Plus his euro steps are effective while evading defenders when attacking the rim.

Despite relying heavily on his right hand to finish Coulibaly gets the job done from close range. Whether getting out in transition, being a lob threat or taking advantage of smaller defenders in the post he’s solid around the basket. With a bouncy set of springs and hang time Coulibaly can finish with thunder or acrobatic layups. 

Defensively he breaks up plays and gets into passing lanes for steals. He’s a long defender that is also quick off his feet when contesting or blocking shots…Moves his feet well to keep up with attacks off the dribble…Turns defense into offense… Currently projected as a late lottery pick to a late first round pick. A very broad selection range that falls anywhere between the 10th to 27th pick. 
6.Gradey Dick
Kansas/ 6-8/205 lbs/ G-F /Fr

As one of the youngest and top freshmen basketball players in the country Dick is showing that he’s more than just a shooter. He’s a scorer that knocks down shots, free throws, leak outs in transition and holds his own on defense. For the season the Kansas Jayhawks are 18-2 when Dick scores 9 or more points.

In the NBA Dick has the potential to become a solid two way starting caliber wing. His scoring, ability to space the floor and stretching the opposing teams’ defenses will translate at the next level. Plus he’ll continue to hold his own on the defensive side of the ball…Read more
7.Keyonte George
Baylor / 6-4 /185 lbs/SG /Fr

Keyonte George is a dynamic freshman shooting guard for the Baylor Bears. At just 19 years old he possesses the potential and a level of confidence that you love to see in a player at such a young age.

Head scratcher fact: The Baylor Bears are 11-5 when George scores 17 or more points and (9-2) when he scores less than 17 points.

George has the potential to succeed in a big way at the next level. He’s currently more of a project than an efficient NBA ready contributor. However George is the ideal project. Because the franchise that succeeds at unlocking his full potential will also uncover a gem…Read more
8.Jordan Hawkins
UConn/ 6-4.25″/185 lbs/ SG /So

Hawkins led the Big East in made three pointers during the 2022-23 season. His flame throwing ways is a major reason he received All Big East First Team honors and became a National Champion in his sophomore season.

He’s a shooter with a quick draw and release. Especially on spot ups and catch & shoot opportunities. Plus he has a smooth two dribble midrange pull up. His ability to get open with off ball movement is solid whether he’s coming off screens, pin downs, receiving DHO’s or on cuts to the basket.

Hawkins is a guard that can also score at the basket. Not the type to break his defender down off the dribble. He’s more of a one or two dribble type of guard. Maybe three when he’s feeling daring.

He typically gets to the basket on cuts or with straight line attacks. Once there Hawkins is an athlete that’s capable of finishing well above the rim with his borderline explosive bounce…Hawkins is a solid free throw shooter, very proficient from the foul line…Offensive efficiency is an area improvement…Currently projected as a late lottery to mid first round pick.
9.Scoot Henderson
NBA G-League Ignite/ 6-2 / 195 lbs/ PG/18 yr

A dynamic NBA G League Ignite prospect that’s compared to the likes of Ja Morant, Russell Westbrook, John Wall, Steve Francis and Derrick Rose. Upon entering the NBA Henderson will become one of the associations youngest players.

An athletic high usage combo guard that plays primarily at the one. An effective two level bucket getter. But with Henderson’s hot streak from downtown during his final games of the G League Showcase it’s clear to see the potential to become a legitimate three level scorer.

Henderson is projected as the 2nd pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. If not for Victor Wembanyama, Scoot Henderson would be projected as the first pick…Read more
10.Taylor Hendricks
UCF/ 6-8.25/213 lbs/ PF /Fr

At 19 years old this kid has tons of potential and is far ahead of the game. With a 7’ 0.5” wingspan and a 36 inch vertical he brings length and athleticism to the PF slot at the NBA level. He’s a bit on the slim side but he has a skill set that will allow a team to experiment with him at the three spot.

Hendricks can be a legit 2 way player at the next level… A solid finisher around the rim that find holes in the back line of the defense with smart defensive reads and off ball movement. Can finish with authority and acrobatically…

His stroke is fluid from the charity stripe and he stretches the defense with his outside shot…There’s room for improvement when putting the ball on the floor. But he’s more than capable of attacking the basket with straight line drives, changing direction with crossovers and attacking past closeout defenders.

On the offensive glass, he’s aggressive and quick off his feet for clean up work and extra possessions…Defensively he has the tools to become a good defender at the NBA level. Plus he’s already a solid help defending shot blocker…Hendricks is currently projected to be a lottery pick selected in the 6-12 range of the NBA Draft.
11.Jett Howard
Michigan /6-8/ 215 lbs/ G-F/Fr

The Big Ten’s best NBA prospect. At just 19 years old Howard is a scoring wing with tons of potential. A solid shot creator and two level scorer that attacks effectively with his jump shot. The Wolverines are 4-2 on season when Howard shoots 43% or better from downtown.

At the next level a 3 &D role most closely fits Howard’s skill set…Read more
12.GG Jackson
S.Carolina / 6-9 /210 lbs/ PF-C /Fr

A versatile NBA Draft prospect that provides options. Can develop into a 3 & D small forward, a stretch four or both. At just 18 years old Jackson is showing the potential to become a legit two way forward at the next level.

A glass cleaner with the knack for offensive boards..Defensively Jackson is alert, engaged and locked in. Defense will be his calling card in the NBA… Read more
13.Trayce Jackson-Davis
Indiana /6-9/245 lbs/ PF/Sr

The son of Dale Davis, a former successful NBA player. Hailing from Greenwood, Indiana Trayce Jackson Davis may be the best player in college basketball through the first half of the season.

Indiana’s left handed double-double forward/center is their go to guy. This season Jackson Davis is proving to be an efficient scorer, a top notch rebounder, a terrific shot blocker, a surprisingly good passer and a big that runs the floor.

Jackson Davis’ offensive efficiency has provided Indiana with a huge boost that leads to positive outcomes. The Hoosiers are 9-0 thus far this season when Jackson Davis makes at least 56% of his field goal attemptsRead more
14.Jaime Jaquez Jr
UCLA /6-7/ 225 lbs/ SF/Sr

Jaime Jaquez Jr. is one of the best all-around players in the Pac-12. A UCLA Bruin guard/forward that competes hard on both sides of the ball. At the collegiate level Jaquez impacts the game with his scoring, rebounding and defense. The Bruins are 9-1 when Jaquez scores in double digits while shooting over 50% from the field.

In the NBA Jaquez has good size for a shooting guard and decent size for a small forward. Plus his ability to slash, post up smaller defenders, work the offensive glass and continue to be a defensive irritant will translate at the next level…Read More
15.Dereck Lively
Duke /7-1/ 215 lbs/ C/Fr

An ACC All Defensive Team and All Freshman Team award winner. Lively II is an active and agile center with horizontal athleticism. At the next level he’ll provide offensive rebounding, rim protection and finish plays around the rim.

While he’s not your modern big in the sense that he rarely shoots threes if his fairly recent Klutch Sport pro day workout holds any weight Lively II has shown the potential to develop this part of his game.

On the offensive boards he’s a very good rebounder that cleans up with put back slams or reset opportunities. On the defensive glass there’s room to get better as he improves his timing and gets stronger. 

Defensively he’s a solid shot blocker and rim protector. Plus he’s agile and has a level of side to side athleticism that allows him to stay in front of some guards on switches. 

Lively II’s offensive game around the rim relies on quickness more often than physicality. His lift looks limited but he appears to have length via eye test. Unfortunately there are no test results or measurements from the NBA Draft Combine to confirm or deny.

Either way he’s an efficient close range scorer with a soft touch and the ability to finish with thunder. At the next level Lively II can fill the offensive roll of a rim runner that catches lobs and finishes plays around the basket. 
16.Brandon Miller
Alabama /6-9 /200 lbs/ SF /Fr

The typical age of a freshman entering college is 17 or 18. Miller is currently 20 years old. So his game is more polished and mature than the average first year player.

Regardless of age his upside is high. The future shines bright for this Kyle Kuzma-ish type forward. His game is smooth and versatile.

From a physical standpoint Miller is lean and athletic. He’s listed at the ideal height of an NBA four. But his frame is built like the ideal NBA wing.

A scorer with a dangerous long range jumper that extends out to NBA territory. Limited lift but has a quick release and fluid stroke. Looking to pull the trigger if given daylight.

Miller’s scoring is not limited to jump shots. His handle is above average for his size. He has the ability to create and beat defenders off the dribble. Plus he gets to the line, knocks down free throws and puts in work on the offensive glass.

His feel for the game is solid. The vision is decent. Can find and create for others in pick & roll action and in transition. Although his passes are not always on point…Has the potential to play some point forward.

Defensively he’s not a game changer nor a liability. Just a middle of the pack defender with the potential to be a good defender. Can get into passing lanes for steals and turn defense into offense. He holds his own.

His overall offensive inefficiency, which he is working hard to improve, and his tendency to turn the ball over are currently two of the biggest criticisms of his game…Read more
17.Leonard Miller
G-League /6-10 /210 lbs/ SF /19 yr

Miller is a 19 year old lefty PF with a 7’ 2” wingspan and a 37.5 inch vertical. He has the potential to be a double-double guy at the next level. One that finishes plays around the basket, rebounds, runs the floor and has the ability to put the ball on the deck.

He’s a bit on the slim side for his height weighing in at just 212 lbs. But that still doesn’t stop him from working the offensive glass for second chance opportunities. On the defensive side of the glass he’s a big thats able to rebound and advance the ball with his dribble.

As a big that can put the ball on the floor Miller is able to effectively attack with straight line drives. Plus he evades defenders with euro steps. At the rim his athleticism allows him to finish with authority or acrobatically.

Miller can finish at basket off the screen & roll but he’s not the best option to pick & pop. Miller will pull from long range but he’s neither comfortable or confident doing so. Plus there’s room to improve the mechanics on his jump shot…Currently projected as a mid to late first round pick within the 16-26 selection range.
18.Kris Murray
Iowa /6-8/225 lbs/ F /Jr

A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Born on August 19th, 2000 Kris Murray has an identical twin brother, Keegan Murray, who currently plays in the NBA for the Sacramento Kings. At 22 years old, Murray is one of the oldest juniors in the country.

He’s also one of the Big Ten’s brightest stars. Murray is a lefty that impacts the game with his scoring, rebounding and defense. The Iowa Hawkeyes are 6-0 this season when Murray scores at least 14 points on 61% plus shooting to go along with 6 boards or more.

At the next level Murray can become a legit two way player. A small forward that will defend, rebound at his position, and serve as a third or sixth man scoring option. Expect his game to elevate once he improves his jump shot accuracy and handle…Read More
19.Brandin Podziemski
Santa Clara/6-3.75/203 lbs/ G/So

The WCC’s co-player of the year is a scorer that puts the ball in the hole efficiently, a shooter that knocks down shots from mid and long distance, a rebounder on both sides of the ball and a double-double threat on any given night. He’s also a left handed versatile offensive player that in addition to scoring at all three levels creates for others. 

Podziemski Is a bit on the slower side when attacking the basket off the dribble. Yet he’s capable of smoothly splitting the pick & roll with his dribble and getting into the paint for runners/floaters. Plus his vision and passing skills are solid so he creates for others with his ability to drive, draw, dish and find. 

Unless Podziemski is attacking with hard deliberate straight line drives he often struggles to get all the way to the basket. But even though he struggles to blow by defenders in isolation, Podziemski is crafty and uses shifty ball handling to create separation and his shot. Which often times results in picking up his dribble, pivoting, and using shot fakes to setup fall aways.

For the most part he’s a beneath the rim, scoop layup finishing type of guard with the ability to finish above the rim in the open court. But surprisingly on paper Podziemski has some bounce. He recorded an impressive 39 inch max vertical at the NBA Draft combine. Which tied him for the second best amongst this year’s guards. While he doesn’t use his bounce to finish above the rim as often as you would like to see he does use it to reel in rebounds. 

Podziemski Is a solid rebounder for his position. He lead the WCC in rebounding as a guard. His fundamentals are sound, consistently finds a body to box out. Plus he has a nose for the ball as it comes off the rim. 

Defensively there’s more to be desired at this stage of his career. But his hands are very quick and stealthy at poking balls loose from behind. And he’s capable of getting into passing lanes for deflections and steals…

Podziemski is currently projected as a late 1st round to mid 2nd round pick within the 20-44 selection range. But keep an eye out as his stock continues to rise.
20.Brice Sensabaugh
Ohio St /6-6/236 lbs/ SF /Fr

One of the top five freshman scorers in Ohio State University’s history. In his first season with the Buckeyes he lead the team in scoring and only needed 24.5 minutes per game to do so.

Sensabaugh is an athletic prospect that has tons of potential as a scorer at the next level. His offensive fire power is well rounded. It consists of potent jump shooting, attacking off the dribble, back to the basket offense, knocking down free throws and offensive efficiency. 

He’s a small forward that’s not afraid to shoot. Plus he uses his body well in order to create space to get his shots off. There’s some bully balling to his game. 

Whether attacking the basket off the dribble or knocking down a jumper Sensabaugh can create his own shot. He’s also more than capable of creating for others with his drive, draw and kick ability…At the basket he utilizes his athleticism to finish acrobatically or above the rim. 

On the defensive end expect young mistakes such as missed assignments. But that can be corrected. On a positive note he’s capable of getting into passing lane for steals. 

During the early stages of his career Sensabaugh will be well suited for a spark plug off the bench type of role. But he definitely has starter potential as his career progresses at next level… Sensabaugh is currently projected as a mid to late 1st round pick. 
21.Nick Smith Jr
Arkansas /6-5/185 lbs/ G /Fr

Born in Jacksonville, Arkansas. A McDonald’s All-American that entered Arkansas as one of the nation’s top recruits. Smith brought the reputation of a combo guard, scorer, facilitator, playmaker and a dangerous shooter according to some circles.

Although everything mentioned has yet to be seen on a consistent basis at the collegiate level. One must keep in mind that Smith is only 5 games in and fresh off a right knee injury that forced him to miss the first 6 games of this season. Could this be the reason?

What we have seen is a SG with the ideal size for the position. A guard that has the ability to create his shot, moves well without the ball, and a solid FT shooter. A guard that’s also capable of scoring and finding teammates in the half court setting and transition.

Smith is also part of a group of NBA Draft prospects with USA basketball ties. He was on the 2022 team USA Nike Hoop Summit roster…Read more
22.Amen Thompson
OTE/ 6-5.75 /214 lbs/ G-F/19 yr

A well rounded prospect with good size for his position. An explosive two way guard with the ability to score, defend, create for others, knock down free throws and rebound. Plus he does it all in entertaining fashion.

In the half court he’s quick and crafty. A downhill attacker with beat the defender off the dribble type of handle. His ability to ISO often leaves flat footed defenders behind. This kid is legit problem off the bounce.

Thompson gets to the basket. A creative finisher that can play above the rim or finish with acrobatic finesse. In transition he’s fast with ball in hand. At the rim he’s showtime in the open floor.

Amen can also create for others. Solid playmaking ability. Good vision and decent passing skills.

Defensively he moves well. His lateral movement is on point. Plus he gets into passing lanes and elevates off of his feet quickly to contest shots along the perimeter and at the basket.

Cutting down on turnovers and long range shooting are his areas of improvement… Read more
23.Ausar Thompson
OTE/ 6-5.75 / 218 lbs/ G-F/19 yr

Ausar is fresh off a regular season MVP award and his second straight OTE championship to go along with the Finals MVP honors as a City Reaper. His recent OTE success is highlighted by an ability to score, rebound, defend and create for others as a secondary ball handler/facilitator.

At the next level, Thompson will bring his 7 feet of wingspan, strength and athleticism to the wing as a guard/small forward. He’s a capable scorer that can be aggressive when necessary, create his shot off the dribble, get up and down in transition and finish with authority or acrobatic athleticism…Plus he’s a good defender that knows how to use his length which in turn makes him an intriguing two way prospect.

Ausar’s ability to consistently knock down a jump shot and his high turnover rate are two knocks on his game. But he has shown some improvement and the potential to become a shooter that can reliably knock down the three ball. Towards the end of the season Ausar connected on 44% of his last 34 attempts from long distance…Ausar is currently projected as a lottery pick within the 5-8 selection range.
24.Oscar Tshiebwe
Kentucky /6-9/ 260 lbs/ PF-C/Sr

Hakeem Olajuwon is the reason why he wears number 34. Tshiebwe doesn’t have the offensive repertoire nor shake like The Dream in the post but his role at the next level will be that of a dream role player.

Nicknamed the “Big O” because of a strong physique or because he plays big? His strong physical frame comes equipped with a 7’ 3.5” wingspan. And when you combine his strapping physical stature with solid footwork and sticky pad hands you get the ideal role player that’s very competent at doing his team’s dirty work.

Tshiebwe is a load to deal with on the inside. He competes and is a monster on the boards. A double double big that cleans the offensive glass, finishes plays around the rim, runs the floor, and has the capability to blocks shots…Read more
25.Jarace Walker
Houston /6-8/ 235 lbs/ F/Fr

This highly touted freshman was crowned the 2023 AAC Freshman of the Year. In his first collegiate season with the Houston Cougars Walker flashed unlimited potential, as he impacted games with defense, efficient offense, offensive rebounding and a physical presence. 

With a 7’ 2.5” wingspan, 38 inch vertical and a solid frame, Walker is an athletically gifted prospect with an NBA ready body. One the court he’s a versatile forward with the ability to put the ball on the deck, create his own shot, clean the offensive glass and finish at the basket with explosiveness and highlight-reel jams. He is also a hardworking defender that can guard multiple positions.

Walker has been compared to a broad range of big time NBA players, including Paul Milsap, Julius Randle, Tari Eason, Jerami Grant, Scottie Barnes, Blake Griffin, Zion Williamson, and even Lebron James, because of his unique combination of size, athleticism, and skill set…Projected lottery pick in the 5-10 range…Read more 
26.Cason Wallace
Kentucky /6-4 /195 lbs/ PG /Fr

Wallace is a sturdy two way player with positional length. One that brings a 6’ 8.5” wingspan to his position. At the young age of 19 he also brings potential and athleticism.

Here’s a guard that’s capable of making defense his calling card at the next level. A good on ball defender with superb anticipation, quick hands for swipes and poking balls loose when guarding opposing point guards. Off the ball he hustles, gets into passing lanes for steals and dives for loose balls.

Offensively Wallace has the ability to slash, find teammates and knock down a jump shot. While his speed is average off the bounce he still manages to find his way into the paint. But many times it leads to off balance floaters or runners off of the wrong foot.

At the basket Wallace is a good finisher. His vertical is 36 inches so he has more than enough springs to finish above the rim or acrobatically.

When shooting Wallace can create separation with his dribble and attack around screens to knock down jumpers. However there’s much room for improvement with his long range accuracy…Currently projected as a mid lottery to mid first round pick within the 8-18 selection range.
27.Victor Wembanyama
France/ 7-2 /210 lbs/ C /18 yr

The projected first pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. A generational talent that’s compared to the likes of aliens, unicorns and many NBA greats….The most highly touted NBA prospect since Lebron James. A transformative big man with the potential to play all five positions…Whether Wembanyama is officially 7’ 2”, 7’ 4” or somewhere in between he will immediately become one of the tallest players if not the tallest in the NBA…Read more
28.Dariq Whitehead
Duke /6-6 /190 lbs/ SF /Fr

Considered to be a high lottery pick by many analysts at the beginning of the season, Whitehead’s stock has since fallen as he has struggled to live up to his pre-college hype.

He’s currently projected to be selected in the middle to late first round if he decides to enter the draft. For Whitehead, whose 2022–2023 season has been significantly affected by injury, things have not gone as planned. He only participated in 20 of Duke’s first 28 games, and he has found it difficult to settle in with the Blue Devils. 

Whitehead’s underwhelming rookie campaign has raised the possibility that he would decide to stay for his sophomore campaign in an effort to obtain a higher draft position that can come from expanding upon his exceptional shooting ability. 

Right now, Whitehead’s best course of action should be to think about perhaps playing another season in order to reaffirm his status as a top-5 or top-10 draft prospect. He could gain steam from a prosperous 2023 NCAA Tournament showing, where Duke, though not as good as previous years, should have a decent seed…Read more
29.Cameron Whitmore
Villanova/ 6-7 /210 lbs/ G-F /Fr

The Villanova Wildcats’ Cam Whitmore is one of the most fascinating freshmen basketball players in the NCAA this season. His potential, strength, toughness, and athleticism as he competes with tenacity on both sides of the ball are just some of the reasons Whitmore is currently projected as a top 10 lottery pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.

After missing the first seven games of the season due to an injury suffered in the preseason Villanova got off to 2-5 start during his absence. But since the return of the Big East’s Freshman Of The Year they’ve accumulated 14 wins and 10 losses. Read more
30.Jalen Wilson
Kansas/ 6-7/225 lbs/ F /Jr

One of the best all-around players in college basketball. This year’s go to guy for the Kansas Jayhawks. He’s scoring, rebounding, getting to the line, knocking down his free throws and defending. Cool fact: The Jayhawks are 8-0 in Wilson’s scoring and rebounding double-double games.

Played a major role in the Jayhawks’ 2022 NCAA championship title run. Tested the waters of the last two NBA Drafts. Returned to school and now raising his draft stock…Read more