NBA Draft Sleepers

I’m going to name off a list of guys who will more than likely go from the 25-undrafted range, but could end up being all stars or even franchise players.

PF/C Mo Wagner, 21, Michigan

Wagner carried Michigan for most of the season and lead them to a deep tournament run. He shot 52.8% from the field and 49.4% from 3 this last season. He had a solid combine and measured at 6’11”. He looks like he has the potential to be the next Dirk in the making.

PF/C Sagaba Konate, 21, West Virginia

This man is an absolute animal. He will block anything and everything that is even remotely close to him. He isn’t as tall as you would like an NBA big to be, but his 7 foot wingspan makes up for it. Konate shined in the combine scrimmages and has a ton of potential. He has only been playing basketball for a few years, and is an absolute tank. His athleticism combined with his footwork are incredible. There is a little bit of Draymond Green in his game. He has defensive player of the year potential and worth a first round pick.

G Malik Newman, 21, Kansas

This season was a break out year for Malik Newman. He averaged 14.2 points while shooting 46.3% from the field and 41.5% from 3. In the elite 8 game versus Duke, Newman posted a career high 32, showing he can score with the best of them. The Duke versus Kansas game had 9 or 10 guys playing who will be in the league within the next year or 2. That game proved Newman won’t be phased by the next level of talent he will see in the NBA. Also having very solid defensive ability and athleticism, he is the complete package. Newman will probably go somewhere from 40-60 if he even gets drafted. Don’t be surprised if you hear his name a lot over the next few years though.

G Shake Milton, 21, SMU

Shake Milton is a dead eye combo guard with a 7 foot wingspan. I’ve seen him play in person many times and he is the real deal. Many many many years ago I used see him at a basketball camp I attended every summer. Every single year I went he won the camp-wide 3 point contest with ease. There were probably around 100 kids too and lots of different ages. He’d go 24/30 or 26/30 like it was nothing every round. He flat out dominated in high school. His ability to get any shot he wants over defenders made him look like KD in high school. Granted this was high school, but Shake was the best player on the court every single game. He is incredibly crafty with the ball in his hands and is capable of drawing lots of fouls with his long arms. Over 3 years at SMU he averaged shooting 42.7% from 3. His shot will keep him in the league for a long time.

PG Trevon Duval, 19, Duke

Duval is a guy that looked like a lottery pick at times during the year. I’m not kidding when I say this guy had flashes where he looked like Russell Westbrook. His combine numbers backed that up too. He had a vertical that was well over 40 inches, and he was at the top of just about every other category as well. If the work ethic is anything like Westbrook’s, he is going to have a long stint as a starting point guard in the NBA.

PF/C PJ Washington, 19, Kentucky

Washington is a guy that had a pretty disappointing season, but had moments where he looked like an NBA star in the making. His free throw shot could use a little work, aside from that though his game looked solid in the NCAA tournament. He has huge hands, a great touch around the basket, and a wingspan over 7’2″. He is rumored to be considering going back to Kentucky for one for season, but whether or not he does, Washington will find success in the league.

Published by Jackson Stoever

Recent Oklahoma State graduate who is a die-hard Suns fan.

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