Top 10 College Prospects In The 2019 NBA Draft

Top 10 College Prospects In The 2019 NBA Draft

August 26, 2019 8 By Stanley Isaacs


as a hard-core basketball fan one of the
most exciting things to see every season is which NBA prospects will shine as
they try to prove themselves to NBA scouts but the average fan isn’t always
in the loop as far as up-and-coming talent goes so to hopefully bring some
light to these prospects in today’s video I’ll be counting down my top 10
NBA draft prospects that will be drafted in 2019 starting off our list at number
10 we have Kevin Porter jr. some of you may have known Kevin Porter jr. because
of this dunk had in high school but coming out of high school Kevin
Porter jr. wasn’t even elected as a McDonald’s all-american or as part of
the Jordan Brand team yet this season at USC he seemed to Hancock jump his way up
NBA draft boards this is due to this unique ability to create space in
knocked down shots off the dribble Scots have also been wowed by the range that’s
been displayed on his jump shot Throw in his elite athleticism when driving to
the basket and you have a player that controls the perimeter like Jamal
Crawford and explodes to the rim like Russell Westbrook this unique mix of
talents has him easily cracking our top Coming in at number nine we have
Nasir Little coming out of North Carolina the strongest reason for Nassir Little’s NBA draft stock being as high as it is is that physically he’s one of the
most NBA ready players in the draft and he uses these physical abilities to his
advantage on the defensive end of the floor with the six-foot-six 210 pound frame
and a whopping 7-foot 2 wingspan Little’s not so little he’s bound to give
offensive players fits with his physical gifts alone yes he’s still got some
developing to do as an outside shooter but from 15 feet in he’s already a
pretty solid player offensively with all that being said there are high hopes
for Little at the next level even drawing comparisons to NBA superstar Kawhi Leonard coming in at our number 8 spot we have
Romeo Langford University of Indiana shooting guard Romeo Langford is a
player that might fly under most radars this is probably due to his quiet
personality and very fundamental style of play But Romeo Langford’s game is so
smooth he truly makes basketball look effortless he plays at the controlled
pace of D’Angelo Russell and can score like Rip Hamilton oh and did I forget to
mention that he attacks the rim like DeMar DeRozan?
that’s quite an offensive threat and so far this season Langford is averaging 17
points a game for the Hoosiers and is proving that he has the ability to score
at college level too you can only imagine that these skills will translate
well in the NBA now our number seven spot we have Sekou Doumbouya every
year there seems to be at least one European prospect drafted in the top ten
This year that player looks to be Sekou Doumbouya a French small forward who’s been playing professional basketball since the age of 14 and right now at the age
of 17 he’s playing in Frances highest level of professional basketball
he’s also tallied two starts in the EuroCup which is a competition comprised of
Europe’s best basketball teams but what makes a Sekou such a good player
well his quickness for his size lets him easily blow by his defenders he’s also
very explosive inside letting him soar over shot contests or even to the rim
for the slam keep in mind that he’ll be just 18 years of age come NBA draft
night NBA teams won’t want to pass up on the potential of this kid has and with a
few years of development due Moya could be on his way to potential NBA start
over hitting our list at number six we have
cam reddish with Duke having two of the biggest college basketball stars in
recent memory there seems to be one player who
everyone forgets about and that’s cam reddish but one thing to keep in mind is
that cam reddish was a top three recruit coming out of high school
once again outshined by his peers RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson most NBA
draft boards also have Cam Reddish going top three in the draft the only reason I’m
putting him at number six is because as of right now he’s shooting a lackluster
36% from the field but I believe this is just a slump and he will work his way
out of it as far as NBA comparisons go Cam Reddish has been compared to none other
than Kevin Durant this is due to his tall lanky frame and his ability to
score the basketball so no he doesn’t stay in top three on my list but Cam Reddish is for sure a player you’ll want to keep an eye on in the coming years half way there in the fifth spot we have Ja Morant he scores like CJ
McCollum dishes the rock like John Wall and rises up like Andrew Wiggins 6’3” Point Guard Ja Morant out of Murray State can absolutely ball so far
this season the 20 year old is averaging a staggering 22.8 points, almost 7 rebounds, and nearly 10 assists per game yes these numbers
are coming out of the Ohio Valley Conference but earlier this year in a
game against Alabama, Morant dropped 38 points had 9 rebounds, and 5 assists! So he’s no product of light competition I’m telling you guys now, watch out for Ja Morant! at our number-4 spot we have Rui Hachimura This Gonzaga Small Forward is an absolute physical specimen at the
college level standing at 6’8” 225 pounds with a 7’2” wingspan! These physical tools allow Rui to get to the rim almost at will, and to defend the 1-4 with no problem. This has him averaging 21.6 points per game, almost 7 rebounds per game, and he’s shooting over 55% from the field!
And earlier this season, Rui lead the Zags past the powerhouse that is Duke University! Putting up 20 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 blocks handing Duke their only loss of the season so far. Performing on the big stage like that is what separates the good players from the great players. And Rui Hachimura has all the potential to be a great player. down to the top three now at number three we have Bol Bol! If you’re a basketball fan, then the name Manute Bol may be very familiar to you. He is the tallest player to have ever put on an NBA uniform. Manute was not only a lethal inside presence on defense, but he could also step out and shoot the three from time to time. So think about what I just said, a 7’7” big that could step out to the three point line. Now imagine if you were to shrink him 4 inches, and give him guard skills. Then you end up with his son, Bol Bol. Bol stands at almost 7’3”, but only weighs about 225 pounds. So he’s very wiry. But, that doesn’t take away from the fact that there is a 7’3” player on the floor handling the ball like a point-forward, and shooting three pointers off the dribble! So you can only imagine if Bol Bol bulks up a bit more, he’s going to be an absolute demi-god. this was a hard one but at number two we
have R.J. Barrett they’re comparing him to greats like Tracy McGrady, James Harden, and Grant Hill, claiming that he’s going to be the next sure-fire NBA superstar. R.J. Barrett’s skills can often be somewhat overshadowed by the highlight plays from Zion Williamson, making some believe that R.J. actually sits number two to Zion. But, if you just look at all the skills that R.J. Barrett possesses as a basketball player he’s head and shoulders above his contemporaries. He’s 6’7” and has the quickness to blow by other players his size, and enough verticality to his game to attack the rim with force. He also has a very sound handle of the ball that allows him to drive and dish effectively not only in the open floor, but in the half court as well. Another thing that makes R.J. so gifted is his ability to get to the free throw line. On the season he’s getting to the line almost 6 times a game. This is because RJ does a great job utilizing his body to draw contact. Now throw in the fact that RJ is one of the better shooters in the draft, you really can’t deny that he’s the full package. In college R.J. is averaging 24.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game while shooting almost 50% from the field. And honestly I really can’t help but think that one day he’ll be able to translate even better numbers on the NBA level. this finally brings us to our number one
spot and that will be Zion Williamson Now do I need to even explain who this guy is, or what he could bring to an NBA team? Zion Williamson is already an almost household name at this point in his career and he’s only 18 years old! He has ungodly athleticism wielding a 45 inch vertical while standing at 6’6” 280 pounds! Physically he may be the most NBA ready prospect of all time. He also possess a very powerful but also finesse game at the rim. Yes, he’ll throw down the most vicious tomahawk slam you’ve ever set your eyes on, but he’ll also float through the air and maneuver his body in ways that you didn’t think was possible for a 280-pound man! He also has a very good handle and sees the floor very well. That’s just his offensive prowess though. Defensively, Zion will seemingly swallow every shot known to man. His elite athleticism allows him to nearly hit his head on the backboard during every block attempt. So good luck trying to get a shot over Zion. All in all, this behemoth of a human being is averaging 20.1 points per game, 9.1 rebounds per game, shooting an insane 66% from the field, and has an absolute nutty Player Efficiency Rating of 42.2. There’s almost no doubt that Zion Williamson will be a great player in the NBA, the only question is, how great? so that’s gonna do
it for my top 10 NBA prospects that will be drafted in 2019 let me know your
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