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Allen Flanigan – Auburn

Flanigan has a very good size and can really score the basketball for Auburn effectively. First off, he can make a major impact in transition as a shooter and with his ability to use his size towards the basket. Next, he needs to improve his shot selection to be even more efficient as a scorer and show the ability to finish through contact. Additionally, he can put the ball down for drives and getting in the lane the evolvement of that will be key for Flanigan.
Also, Flanigan is capable of making a major impact on the boards and adds 2nd chance opportunities. Continued, he is very solid in 1v1 opportunities being able to drive the basketball and create separation for his shot on the perimeter. Now defensively, he has very good size and provides the length on the basketball to disrupt scorers. His activity on the basketball is good and he moves really well with the ability to contest shots. Allen Flanigan will be one of the best players in the SEC next season.

Iverson Molinar – Mississippi State

Molinar had a very good sophomore season for Mississippi State being a go-to scorer with great efficiency. First off, he is very efficient from the perimeter as a shooter off the catch or dribble at 43.6% from three. Next, he uses ball screens very well being able to get to the rim quickly and finishes strong. Additionally, he has shiftiness with the basketball, making it difficult for defenders to stay in front of him. Continued, his ability to be dynamic with the basketball makes him one of the best guards in the SEC. The area he can improve would be his playmaking ability for others as a distributor.
Molinar’s pace in transition adds another element to his game being able to generate offense. As for the defensive end, he’s excellent on the defensive end with his ability to contain the basketball. The lateral moment Molinar has is great and he is really good at forcing difficult drives for offensive players. Iverson Molinar will be one of the best guards in the SEC next season, leading an NCAA tournament team at Mississippi State.

Jaylin Williams – Arkansas

Williams has really good athleticism and plays with great energy on both ends. Furthermore, he has good mobility being used in ball screens consistently as an effective roller with the ability to finish around the rim. Additionally, he has a very good length around the basket and finishes with a really good touch on dump-off passes.
Next, his growth in the post as a player that can finish with skill is the area he needs to improve on. Also, a large part of his involvement is in ball screens being able to get mismatches and advantages off of it. Continued, he could be even a greater threat in transition with his ability to run the floor and rebounding at a higher rate with his athleticism. Now defensively, he is going to need to improve his ability on the perimeter to slowdown switches. As well as, utilizing his length and athleticism to alter more shots around the basket.

Devan Cambridge – Auburn

Cambridge has really good size and is capable of providing major offense to the Auburn offense. Continued, he could become a more efficient shooter from three with shooting 28.7%. Next, he spaces the floor well, plays off the ball effectively, and provides a quick shot release. Furthermore, he needs to improve his ability to make plays off the dribble and utilizing his size effectively.
Additionally, he can be a major threat in transition as a spot-up three-point shooter. The overall efficiency of Cambridge is the key for him taking the next step forward in his game. As well as, being an even greater factor on the boards on both ends. Now, for the defensive end, he has the size and physicality on the basketball needed. As well as, his ability to be active off the basketball is good. Devan Cambridge will look to be even more efficient offensively next season for Auburn.

Kobe Brown – Missouri

Brown had a very solid season coming off the bench and will have an increased role entering next season. Next, he has the ability to use his size in the lane and finishes well around the basket. Also, he will need to show growth in his ability to shoot from the perimeter only making 25.0% of his three-point shooting attempts. Additionally, he has the skill set to continue to be a factor in transition with getting to the basket or being an outlet option.
Continued, the overall effort and energy Brown plays with has an impact on the game on both ends. As well, as his ability to be a good contributor on the boards on either end. The continued development with basketball will allow Brown to take that next jump in his game. As for defensively, he has the versatility to guard multiple positions whether out on the perimeter or inside. Furthermore, his size is good being able to handle drives well and he contains the ball effectively. Kobe Brown should have a very productive season for Missouri.

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