11. Marcus Garrett Kansas
12. Fats Russell
Russell is a scoring guard who consistently is hunting his shot with the ability to be a three-level scorer. His ability to create off the dribble is really good. Next, he can improve his shot selection at times to be a way more efficient, scorer. Also, he’s quick and gets to the basket and can finish, but needs to be more consistent around the basket. He’s very solid in the open court pushing all the way to the basket or coming off-ball screens. When Russell gets hot he can be very dynamic and a strong scorer but needs to find that consistency. Additionally, his ability to create off the dribble and get space from defenders is his best trait. Defensively he can be a scrappy defender who gives good effort, as well as get under guards and apply good ball pressure. Russell will be one of the best guards in the country next season if he returns.
13. McKinley Wright IV Colorado
14. Will Richardson Oregon
Richardson is a very well rounded player and contributes heavily to the success of Oregon. He replaces Payton Pritchard at point guard. Further, he plays with a really good feel with the ability to finish at the basket and get into the lane for short jumpers. He’s really effective going downhill in dribble penetration, breaking down his defender, and using ball screens as well. The ability for him to finish around people and with contact is very effective. He does a good job of passing to others and rebounding as well. He’s got a very good handle and can draw fouls consistently when attacking. Also, he is really great with threes in catch and shoot opportunities as well as off the bounce. Defensively, Richardson applies great pressure with his active hands and can be a constant threat on the ball creating turnovers for transition opportunities. He has good size and brings good toughness to Oregon’s defense. Richardson will be the lead guard for Oregon and should be an all-league player.
15. Matt Coleman Texas
Coleman is the lead guard for Texas and plays very well on both ends of the floor setting the tone for Texas. Further, he has a really good feel with the basketball and does a good job of getting highly efficient shots. He’s a really good scorer from the mid-range and elevates really well off the dribble. Additionally, he’s a very solid three-point shooter off the dribble and catches, as well as being in complete control of the Texas offense getting others involved effectively. Continued, he brings good toughness and does a very good job of getting to the rim basket in control with the ability to finish. Coleman will be one of the best floor generals in the country next season shaping up for Texas to have a really good season. As for the defensive end, he’s solid with bringing active and solid hands. He’s not that quick or strong but brings good consistency. Texas will have one of the best point guards in the country with Coleman.
16. D’Mitrik Trice Wisconsin
17. Chris Lykes Miami
18. Ja’Vonte Smart LSU
Smart is really good in transition getting to the basket with his size and physicality. Also, he is really good in isolated situations getting to the basket and has improved his overall ball control skills. Next, he is a good set shooter but needs to improve his ability to make shots off the dribble. Furthermore, his ability to get other good shots is effective, as well as, his overall feel taking over the point guard duties from Tremont Waters. His dribble penetration ability is what stands out in his game finishing at the rim. Defensively, he’s solid and does a good job containing drives but could improve his activity off the ball and getting himself in better positioning. Smart will be the lead guard for LSU looking to become even more skilled offensively.
19. David Johnson Louisville
20. Jalen Crutcher Dayton
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