# Team Player Pos
1 Isaiah Collier
USC, Fr
 
PG

In six games to start the season, Collier leads all freshmen in points per game while putting up averages of 18.2 points, 4.0 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game -- shooting in the process a cool 41.2% from 3-point range. His dynamism as a downhill creator and outside shooter is electric and makes him someone who can be a true lead guard at the NBA level like he is with USC.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
29.6 16.2 2.8 4.4 48.5
2 Justin Edwards
USC, Fr
 
SF

Edwards hasn't taken college hoops by storm thus far like I thought he might after starring for UK during the summer in its trip to Canada, as he's averaging just 10.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game and blended in amongst a talented and young Wildcats squad. Still, 6-foot-8 wings who can create, defend and bring length to a valuable position are immensely in need, and the Spurs could use a player of his type to continue stacking talent around Victor Wembanyama.

3 Ron Holland PF

Holland finished as the No. 1 player in the 247Sports recruiting rankings and has put on a show out of the gates for G League Ignite this season as a scorer, showing immense improvement as a well-rounded offensive weapon. The combo forward brings a blend of power and explosiveness to the table and has a real chance to be the No. 1 pick next summer.

4 Alex Sarr C

The former Overtime Elite prospect is thriving overseas with the Perth Wildcats in the NBL's Next Stars program and has thus far seemingly made the leap into the No. 1 pick conversation. He has elite size at and projects as a stable defender who can use his length to his advantage. If the offense can improve and the shot can show up consistently, he could prove a steal at No. 4.

5 Stephon Castle
UConn, Fr
 
PG

If there's one franchise that has proven it will draft for talent and not based on need, it's OKC, making Castle a potential fit here at No. 5. He's someone who I think will emerge as a potential top-10 talent by this time next year, and while he's more of a combo guard than a true lead guard, his do-it-all ability with his frame could be a nice building block as the Thunder tool around SGA and Chet Holmgren.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
26.6 10.7 4.2 3.1 47.3
6 Matas Buzelis PF

In a class short on projected star power, Buzelis presents arguably the highest ceiling case of anyone with a frame nearly 7-feet tall to pack inside a small forward's body. He's what you'd want if you built a modern-day wing in a lab, and his inside-out game is polished beyond his years.

7 Donovan Clingan
UConn, Soph
 
C

Clingan's decision to not enter the draft process in 2023 was among the more surprising developments of the cycle, as some in the scouting community (hand up!) saw him as a mid-to-late first-round pick. In a weaker 2024 draft, Clingan has the potential to parlay an already-strong sophomore season into a top-10 selection in the draft. He's an elite center prospect who should see a big role with Adama Sanogo moving on from UConn.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
20.9 12.3 6.5 1.4 64.5
8 Ja'Kobe Walter
Baylor, Fr
 
SG

Baylor has made a habit of producing NBA talent of late under Scott Drew, and Walter figures to be next in line for the Bears. A top-10 talent in the 2023 recruiting class, he's a power wing who can create and score, and he's shown himself in the early part of this season already to be a big-time shot maker with consistent ability to hit from 3-point range.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30.4 14.4 4.5 1.6 38.5
9 Izan Almansa PF

Almansa dropped his first double-double of his young G League Ignite career this week and has progressed nicely after a promising few years with Overtime Elite. He has great size and the smarts to be an impactful player at 6-foot-10 who plays like a big forward with center size.

10 Kyle Filipowski
Duke, Soph
 
C

Filipowski is a former five-star recruit who surprisingly came back to school for a sophomore season to build off a spectacular freshman campaign. After leading Duke in points and rebounds he already looks like the alpha on a talent-heavy Blue Devils team as a polished scorer and advanced facilitator for his position.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30.3 16.9 8.2 2.7 50.2
11 Trey Alexander
Creighton, Jr
 
SG

Alexander tested the NBA Draft waters and showed well at the combine before returning to Creighton. With Ryan Nembhard off to Gonzaga, he has improved dramatically as a lead guard and is shouldering a significant role on both ends for a really good Bluejays team.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
36.6 17.1 6 4.7 45.4
12 D.J. Wagner
Kentucky, Fr
 
PG

OKC fully leans into the bit of drafting guards from Kentucky to do exactly that again in DJ Wagner. Wagner has come on strong for UK with a combined 50 points and 11 assists in his last two outings, and he looks the part of an NBA combo guard with the ability to score inside and out while adding playmaking.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
26.7 10.5 1.8 3.4 41.0
13 Dillon Jones
Weber St., Jr
 
SG

Jones averaged a double-double at Weber State last season and translated that into meaningful production at the NBA Draft Combine. He has picked up where he left off with career-best numbers as a scorer, 3-point shooter and rebounder, as well. He has a quirky game that fits into the NBA and has thrust himself into the first-round discussion.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
36.7 20.5 9.5 5.2 49.0
14 Yves Missi
Baylor, Fr
 
C

Baylor might have two lottery picks in the aforementioned Walter and a surprising riser in big man Yves Missi. Missi has impressed out of the gate with his 7-foot frame, and his fluidity and defensive impact has been apparent for the Bears.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
22.5 11.2 5.7 0.4 65.2
15 Nikola Topic PG

Topic has validated first-round interest with a strong start to the season for Mega Mis. A lead guard, he is averaging 18.8 points and 7.0 assists per game in the Adriatic League with a wonderful blend of size, skill, scoring and playmaking to project forward.

16 Elmarko Jackson
Serbia, Fr
 
PG

Freshman guards rarely get major run at Kansas under Bill Self, but Jackson has already proven to be an exception, earning a starting spot out of the gate for a deep and veteran-heavy KU team. Next to Dajuan Harris, his peripherals have looked promising so far, though I'd like him to shoot it more consistently in the role he's currently serving in.

17 Cody Williams
Colorado, Fr
 
SG

The younger brother of OKC star Jalen Williams, Cody Williams is similar to his brother in that he's a long wing with good defensive upside and playmaking ability. Williams emerged as a borderline top-25 player in his class to a top-five ranked player, and he is on track to be in the lottery discussion with his long frame, shooting ability and defensive prowess.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30.9 14.2 3.4 1.8 59.2
18 Zaccharie Risacher SF

Momentum for Risacher has cooled in recent months after struggling during the summer but his stock appears to be back on the rise after a steady start out of the gate for Bourg this season where he is averaging 10.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and shooting 33% from 3-point range. He still projects as something of a project but his big frame and movement skills for an 18-year-old are worthy enough traits to warrant consideration in the teens.

19 Tyrese Proctor
France, Soph
 
PG

Proctor profiles as a potential second-year breakout candidate at Duke, though to this point the production has yet to meet that projection. He has a big frame and good playmaking abilities and I'm keeping hope alive that he develops into a more aggressive scorer. He's still very young and growing into his role.

20 Alex Karaban
France, Soph
 
SF

After a redshirt season at UConn, Karaban was an unheralded, underrated -- but nonetheless, important -- piece of UConn's title team. This season, he's already proven that to be right, showing off immense shot-making for his position and an improvement in strength that has shown up in his finishing ability.

21 Bobi Klintman
Sweden, Fr
 
PF

Klintman was thought to be in the first-round mix this past draft cycle after a promising season at Wake Forest before pulling out and committing to play in the Australian NBL. He'll be 21 by the time of the next draft, but his tools as a combo forward and 3-point shooter are likely to impress teams, even if his counting stats don't pop off the page.

22 Jared McCain
Duke, Fr
 
PG

McCain is a new addition to the first-round here after flashing early as a complementary piece for a loaded Duke team. He's been excellent as a catch-and-shoot weapon and is hitting nearly 50% of his 3-point attempts thus far on the year.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30.2 13.5 4.9 1.8 45.8
23 Mark Mitchell
Duke, Soph
 
SF

I'm a sucker for jumbo wings who can attack closeouts, so of course Mitchell -- ranked 28th on my Big Board -- is going to get some love here. I've been impressed with the few times he has taken defenders off the dribble and attacked the rim, and his go-go-gadget arms have been especially useful to put to use on defense as well. Love his role-playing skill set.

24 Riley Kugel
Duke, Soph
 
SG

I wanted to see some progression from Kugel as a playmaker and facilitator this season to feel validated in having him as a first-rounder. I've seen enough to feel good about that for now. His per-40 averages as an assist man are up a smidge from last season, though so, too, are his turnover numbers. He has the profile of a bucket-getting wing who will likely not be needed as a facilitator, but I'm bullish on his prospects for the role he's going to serve in at the NBA level.

25 Aaron Bradshaw
Duke, Fr
 
C

Bradshaw has still not played this season for Kentucky as he continues to rehab an injury from the offseason. I'm still holding out hope for him to be a useful piece for a UK team with a thin frontcourt, though, and think he could be a difference-making big at the NBA level. The former five-star recruit is an elite rim-protector who, if healthy, will be a useful big man in the modern NBA with his versatile skill set.

26 Trevon Brazile
Arkansas, Soph
 
PF

A torn ACL derailed what might've been a breakout season last year for Brazile, but he is already back and producing at a nice clip for Arkansas. He's a bouncy big who can block shots and play both ends at a high level and has the ability to space the floor as a shooter.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
27.7 8.9 6.5 0.5 46.3
27 Kevin McCullar Jr.
Kansas, Sr
 
SG

I've been as impressed as I've been surprised by McCullar thus far this season, as he struggled at the NBA Draft Combine and seemingly squandered a chance to play his way into the first round. He's back this season for Kansas playing his best ball of his career as a triple-double machine who can score, facilitate and rebound. I've long been a McCullar fan and he's made a believer out of me again as a high-level combo guard who can be a role player.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
35.3 19 6.4 4.4 46.3
28 Zach Edey
Purdue, Sr
 
C

Size is not a skill, but guess what? Skill is skill. And Edey has both. The Purdue big man who won national player of the year last season is, remarkably, playing even better than he did last season for a Boilermakers team now ranked No. 1 in the country. He affects the game with his size and shot-blocking ability and has been an automatic basket when he catches the ball in the post.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30.8 23.2 11.9 1.8 61.3
29 Baba Miller
Purdue, Soph
 
SF

Miller is pushing 7-feet and yet plays primarily as a wing for Florida State, bringing intrigue as a jumbo forward who can play outside. He grew up playing guard before hitting the lottery with an insane growth spurt, so his versatility and background is unique.

30 Aday Mara
Purdue, Fr
 
C

Efficient scorer, effective rim protector, first-round material. Mara's statistical profile this season may not wow but he's doing a lot in his limited opportunities and his size and length is already plenty impactful.

# Team Player Pos
1 Alex Sarr C

Sarr spent part of this season sidelined with a hip injury but is back now and looking like a real candidate to go first in this draft. He's a 7-1, high-energy, versatile frontcourt prospect from France who can switch onto smaller players and also rim-protect. Think Jaren Jackson Jr. but without the established 3-point shot. Is Sarr a can't-miss prospect? No. But he would be a nice fit in Detroit next to Jalen Duren and could become the piece that ultimately returns the Pistons to respectability.

2 Reed Sheppard
Kentucky, Fr
 
SG

Nobody, and I mean nobody, had Sheppard projected this high — or even as a lottery pick — in the preseason. And, obviously, this is really high. But in a draft that's been labeled weak, relatively speaking, for at least a year now, why not make a bet on a 6-3 guard who can dribble, pass, shoot and guard his position. As The Athletic's Kyle Tucker recently pointed out, as of Feb. 7, Sheppard was the only player in college basketball who had recorded 90-plus assists, made 50-plus 3-pointers, created 50-plus steals and committed less than 40 turnovers on the season. He's just a basketball player, plain and simple, and a super-impressive one even if he has mostly been coming off of Kentucky's bench this season.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
28.2 11.9 4.3 4 52.2
3 Zaccharie Risacher SF

Risacher could be the first or second player from France selected in this draft depending on how franchises at the top ultimately settle on their evaluations of him and Sarr. Either way, Risacher shouldn't last long given that he's a good-enough athlete to play either forward spot. Also worth noting: he's shooting nearly 50% from 3-point range this season.

4 Rob Dillingham
Kentucky, Fr
 
PG

An NBA-record seven former Kentucky players were named NBA All-Stars this season, three of whom are guards -- Devin Booker, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Tyrese Maxey -- who didn't even manage to earn First Team All-SEC honors while at UK. Could Dillingham be the next? He's a little on the small side, and the defense needs to improve in terms of the discipline he shows on that end of the court. But Dillingham is the type of dynamic shot-creator and scorer who could become the latest in a line of prospects who ended up being better NBA players than they were Kentucky Wildcats.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
23.2 15 2.9 3.8 48.6
5 Cody Williams
Colorado, Fr
 
SG

Williams is the brother of Oklahoma City standout Jalen Williams. He's taller and a lot more heralded at the same age as his sibling, which is among the reasons the Colorado freshman will likely be the second player from his family to be selected in the lottery in a three-year span. 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. That's why Williams is widely viewed as one of the safer options inside the top 10.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30.9 14.2 3.4 1.8 59.2
6 Ja'Kobe Walter
Baylor, Fr
 
SG

In college basketball this season, Walter is my favorite guard prospect who doesn't call Kentucky home. He's a 6-5 teenager with a 6-11 wingspan who has already shown signs that he could be a big-time scorer at the next level. Walter also seems capable and committed to guarding his position, which suggests he should be a real asset on both ends of the court.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30.4 14.4 4.5 1.6 38.5
7 Dalton Knecht
Tennessee, Sr
 
SG

The Grizzlies being projected to land in the lottery is a byproduct of Ja Morant's 25-game suspension, his season-ending shoulder surgery and what seems like a million other injuries up and down the roster. Regardless, if healthy, Memphis should be capable of contending in the West next season -- which could lead to the Grizz moving this pick for a veteran better-equipped to help immediately. Time will tell. But if the Grizzlies keep the pick, Knecht, who will be 23 years old on the night of the draft, looks like the type of rookie who could help as a shooter and playmaker off the bench.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
29.5 20 4.9 2 47.6
8 Nikola Topic PG

Topic remains sidelined in Europe with a knee injury, but that shouldn't prevent him from going in the top 10 of this draft. The 6-6 wing is a high-level shot-creator and accomplished scorer who has been a professional since the age of 16. In Atlanta, Topic could lighten the scoring load on Trae Young, who is currently seventh in the NBA in field goal attempts per game despite shooting below 44% from the field.

9 Isaiah Collier
USC, Fr
 
PG

Collier remains an interesting prospect, but his likely only season at USC has not gone well. The 6-5 point guard only guided the Trojans to an 8-8 start before being sidelined with a hand injury. In those 16 games, the five-star freshman turned it over 3.6 times in 28.5 minutes per contest while missing nearly seven out of every 10 3-pointers he attempted. Both numbers are concerning and suggest that Collier needs to show improvement when he returns presumably later this month to lessen some concerns that have shown themselves.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
29.6 16.2 2.8 4.4 48.5
10 Stephon Castle
UConn, Fr
 
PG

Castle is among the reasons UConn is in position to repeat as college basketball's national champion despite losing three of the top six scorers from last season's team. In the simplest terms, he's a five-star high school prospect with great positional size who has been playing a big role nicely for one of the nation's best teams. That's an encouraging combination even if concerns about his not-quite-there-yet jumper are legitimate.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
26.6 10.7 4.2 3.1 47.3
11 Kyle Filipowski
Duke, Soph
 
C

Among the main things Filipowski needed to do this season to improve his stock is make a higher percentage of 3-point shots to show that he can truly be a stretch-big at the next level. So far, so good. The 7-foot center has made 35.6% of the 3.5 3-pointers he attempted per game. That's 7.4 percentage points better than what Filipowski shot from beyond the arc as a freshman, which is obviously an encouraging development for Duke's second-year star.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30.3 16.9 8.2 2.7 50.2
12 Tidjane Salaun SF

How about a third French player in the lottery? Salaun is a wing with size who is an emerging shooter and plus-defender with a good motor. At this point, he's more of a spot-up shooter than an off-the-bounce shooter. But Salaun is still only 18 years old, point being there's plenty of time to expand his game on both ends.

13 Zach Edey
Purdue, Sr
 
C

Edey will be one of the most polarizing prospects in the draft. On one hand, he's an unstoppable force at the collegiate level, which makes him intriguing. On the other hand, he's a non-shooter who might struggle to guard in space at the next level. Either way, I'm convinced there's a place for Edey in the NBA, and with Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas in the final year of his contract, it makes sense that Edey's place in the NBA could start in New Orleans.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30.8 23.2 11.9 1.8 61.3
14 Kevin McCullar Jr.
Kansas, Sr
 
SG

McCullar's decision to spend a fifth season playing college basketball is paying off — both in NIL money and as it pertains to his draft stock. The 6-7 wing is averaging a career-high 19.5 points while shooting a career-high 36.1% from 3-point range. In a draft short on top-tier talents, using a lottery pick on an older prospect who should be plug-and-play at the next level isn't the world's worst idea.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
35.3 19 6.4 4.4 46.3
15 Matas Buzelis PF

Buzelis is the type of long prospect who can move all over the floor in ways that front offices really value these days. That he's shooting below 30% from 3-point range for a terrible G League Ignite team is a bit of a concern, especially considering there have long been questions about whether Buzelis will ever truly be a knockdown shooter. But his positional versatility and ability to pass at his size should make the Chicago native close to a lock to go somewhere in the top 20.

16 Ron Holland PF

Holland skipped college to play for the G League Ignite, where he's leading the team in scoring but almost never leading it to victories. He's also shooting below 25% from 3-point range and averaging roughly as many turnovers as assists. As you can see, I'm lower on Holland than most based on what I've seen in the G League. But I'll be happy to revisit the evaluation if and when Holland shows improvement in any of the areas mentioned.

17 Johnny Furphy
Kansas, Fr
 
SG

Furphy changed Kansas' season when Bill Self inserted him into the starting lineup after a loss at UCF, and the 6-9 guard has already done enough to establish himself as a serious one-and-done candidate. He comes from a family of athletes in Australia and is shooting above 50% from the field and above 40% from 3-point range. If those numbers stay steady, Furphy cracking the lottery should not be ruled out.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
22 8.9 4.4 0.8 51.7
18 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 18th 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.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
27.3 8.6 7 0.9 57.6
19 Oso Ighodaro
Marquette, Sr
 
SF

Ighodaro doesn't project as the type of big who will stretch the floor because he doesn't even take 3-pointers at Marquette. But the 6-11 athlete is a versatile defender and lob threat who could be a real weapon in Atlanta in lineups with Trae Young.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
32.4 14.3 7.4 2.9 62.1
20 Donovan Clingan
UConn, Soph
 
C

Clingan is among the center prospects who have the size and talent as a real rim-protector to help a contender as a rookie the same way the Mavericks' Dereck Lively is helping a contender as a rookie. That acknowledged, the 7-2 center hasn't had the type of jump in production some predicted once Adama Sanogo left UConn and allowed Clingan to slide into the starting lineup. A foot injury that sidelined him for five games this season is another area of concern.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
20.9 12.3 6.5 1.4 64.5
21 Tyler Smith PF

Smith making nearly 40% of the roughly four 3-pointers he's attempting 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 New Orleans franchise that ranks in the bottom half of the NBA in 3-pointers made per contest.

22 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 really excel defensively. The 7-footer from Cameroon would be fortunate to land in Philadelphia, where he could learn from and back up reigning MVP Joel Embiid.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
22.5 11.2 5.7 0.4 65.2
23 D.J. Wagner
Kentucky, Fr
 
PG

I've been a believer in Wagner as an NBA prospect for years after watching him on the grassroots circuit as the son of a former lottery pick. Skeptics will point out that he doesn't pop athletically or make shots from the perimeter reliably — and they're right. But I still think, one way or another, Wagner will prove to be a longtime NBA player.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
26.7 10.5 1.8 3.4 41.0
24 Ulrich Chomche C

Chomche has visited multiple colleges over the past year — among them Texas and Arizona —and reportedly remains open to playing college basketball next season. As always, we'll see. But the Cameroon native does have first-round potential considering he's 6-11 with a 7-4 wingspan and regarded as one of the best athletes who could be available in this draft.

25 Bobi Klintman
Sweden, Fr
 
PF

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 and pursued 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 did last year.

26 Justin Edwards
Sweden, Fr
 
SF

Edwards was the highest-ranked prospect in Kentucky's top-ranked recruiting class but has been largely disappointing all season. He's sixth on the team in minutes played, sixth on the team in scoring and shooting below 30% from 3-point range. Off of his high school reputation alone, somebody will take a flier on the 6-8 wing because somebody always takes a flyer on a one-and-done player who was ranked in the top five of his high school class. But the truth is that Edwards has done very little at UK to suggest he should be selected anywhere close to where most had him projected before this season began.

27 Jared McCain
Duke, Fr
 
PG

Tyrese Proctor was regarded as Duke's best backcourt prospect heading into this season — and he still might be. Eye of the beholder and all that. But it's McCain who is having the better season by averaging 12.8 points and 4.5 rebounds while making 40.0% of the 5.2 3-pointers he's taking per game. With Mike Conley both 36 years old and headed for free agency, Minnesota adding a guard who can really shoot like him would be understandable

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
30.2 13.5 4.9 1.8 45.8
28 Hunter Sallis SG

Sallis spent two years at Gonzaga but never got going and only averaged 4.4 points in those seasons. He's been unlocked at Wake Forest, though. The 6-5 guard is averaging 17.9 points and making nearly 40% of the 5.6 3-pointers he's attempting per game. He's the latest example that highlights how sometimes a change of scenery is all a player needs, which is why folks are often misguided when they label student-athletes who transfer as people who are just "running from adversity." Sometimes, in reality, they're just running toward success.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
34.9 18.3 4 2.5 50.1
29 DaRon Holmes II
Dayton, Jr
 
PF

Holmes is the rare top-55 high school prospect who enrolled at an Atlantic 10 school, and he's the main reason Dayton has emerged as a Final Four threat. The 6-10 forward has gone from a good A-10 player as a freshman to an All-American candidate as a junior. He's a sensible option at this point in the draft in part because of the way he's gone from a non-shooter upon enrolling at Dayton to a real stretch-the-floor threat as a third-year player who is making above 38% of the 3-pointers he's attempting.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
31.8 20.2 7.9 2.5 55.3
30 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. Still, at 6-3, Kolek is adequately sized for his position, terrific in pick-and-rolls, an A-plus passer and a reliable 3-point shooter. If you focus on what he can do instead of his perceived deficiencies, what you'll see is a reigning Big East Player of the Year who is skilled enough to stick in the NBA for many years.

2023 College Stats

MPG PPG RPG APG FG%
32.9 15.2 4.7 7.6 48.3
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