11. Adam Flagler Baylor
Flagler had a great season for Baylor coming off the bench adding the best perimeter in college basketball toward their National Championship. Furthermore, Flagler is very good in transition spotting up as a shooter in the perimeter shooting 43.4% from three. Next, his movement without the basketball is really good utilizing PinDowns effectively and cutting off the ball as well. Continued, Flagler’s role will increase which will feature him more with the basketball. Therefore, his potential being able to get to the basket and create separation for his shot will be tested. Additionally, his ability to be a knockdown shooter should open up driving lanes for Flagler to attack the lane. Flagler has the potential to be one of the best offensive guards in the country. As for defensively, he will need to further develop to the Baylor defense standard up with improved ball pressure. As well as, being a threat in help while bringing intensity getting back out on his individual matchup. Adam Flagler should have a breakout season for Baylor next season especially offensively.
12. Tyrece Radford Virginia Tech
Radford had a good sophomore season and showed the overall potential he has to contribute in multiple ways. First off, he has the toughness and ability to finish around the basket consistently off dribble penetration and in transition. Next, his efficiency around the basket is really good, however, he needs to improve his perimeter jumper as he shot 29.2% from three. Further, he has the ability to use the ball screen well helping him get downhill and attacks well in isolated situations. Continued, he brings really good effort on the offensive glass with contributing to extra possessions. Radford’s consistent pursuit of attacking the basket makes it very difficult for opposing guards to contain him from the lane. As for the defensive end, he brings really good length and activity on the basketball to disrupt opposing guards. Also, he fights through screens and will dig down on the post as well. Radford has the ability to be an elite perimeter defender for Virginia Tech. Tyrece Radford should be one of the best two-way guards in the ACC and country next season.
13. Justin Moore Villanova
Moore is one of the best two guards in the country with his consistency as a scorer and being a playmaker. Furthermore, he uses his size very well being able to get to the basket and posting up very effectively. Continued, he is effective from the perimeter off the catch shooting 31.0 from three, and could elevate that further. Additionally, his footwork in the lane is very good and can finish through contact consistently. Also, he needs to improve his shot off the dribble to be more consistent as a shooter and his efficiency. Next, his improvement off being a playmaker without turning over the ball is an area he can become better at especially next to Collin Gillespie. Moore adds to the offensive glass as well providing 2nd chance opportunities. Now defensively, he brings really good activity on the basketball and toughness. Also, his ability to contain the basketball is really good and makes a him very good perimeter defender. Justin Moore will be a part of a tough Villanova backcourt with Collin Gillespie looking to make a deep NCAA tournament run.
14. Michael Devoe Georgia Tech
Devoe was had a great season for Georgia Tech leading them to an ACC tournament title. Furthermore, the consistency of Devoe is really dependable and has a large impact on Georgia’s Tech offensive flow. Also, he contributes in multiple ways being a good distributor and rebounding on the boards. Next, he is really good from the three-point line at 40.0% either off the catch or bounce. Additionally, he has the ability to break down an individual defense by getting to the basket really well. Continued, he is impactful in transition from his defense being turned into offense. Devoe’s ability to get into the lane to make plays is very good and finishes well with great touch. The size of Devoe allows him to operate really well against pressure defense with his ability to create his own shot. As for the defensive end, he has good size and length to disrupt the basketball. He could improve his positioning off the ball to consistently get out on shooters. Michael Devoe will be one of the best players in the ACC entering next season.
15. Hunter Sallis Gonzaga
Salis will be a major addition to the perimeter of Gonzaga with losing Kispert, Suggs, and Ayayi. Furthermore, he will add the ability to play on and off the basketball with his skill set. Next, he will have the ability to make perimeter jumpers consistently and having the athleticism to get to the rim. Additionally, he will play off of Andrew Nembhard well and add that extra ball security for Gonzaga. Continued, he has a lot of potentials to develop into one of the best guards in college basketball. Salis will be a major addition for Gonzaga looking to capture that National Championship.
16. CJ Fredrick Kentucky
Fredrick battled through his sophomore season with injuries, but he was very productive when he was on the floor. Next, Fredrick is a sharpshooter with the capability of doing that either off the catch or dribble at 47.4% from three. Additionally, he moves extremely well off the basketball getting in position to score the basketball. Also, he is pretty good with basketball as well as being able to utilize ball screens well. Next, he brings good quickness with the basketball and a capability to finish around the rim well. Continued, he is very good with shot fakes with his potent shooting being able to put the ball down and get to spots in the mid-range effectively. The footwork and feel Fredrick plays with is very difficult for opposing defenses to guard him in movement. As for the defensive end, he’s solid on the basketball with his activity. The lack of athleticism and length does hurt his ability to be a more effective help-side defender. CJ Fredrick will be a major contributor for Kentucky with his ability to be a game-changing offensive guard with his shooting.
17. De’Vion Harmon Oregon
Harmon had a really good sophomore season for Oklahoma and is now transferring to Oregon. First off, Harmon plays with great competitiveness and toughness that leads to winning type plays. Next, he brings the ability to attack downhill with his driving and finishes strong around the basket. Furthermore, Harmon is very solid in the midrange with his ability to make pull-up jumpers. Continued, his three-point shooting is solid at 33.0%, however, he could improve from that area to take the next step. Also, Harmon is a factor on the boards on both ends and can distribute the basketball at times. He plays well off the basketball getting in a scoring position whether on a drive or shot effectively. Now defensively, he is solid on the basketball but could improve his overall positioning. His effort defensively is good and should only get better on that end. De’Vion Harmon is going to be an impact player for Oregon next season.
18. Victor Bailey Jr. Tennessee
Bailey Jr. had a good season impacting the Tennessee offense who desperately needed shooting on their perimeter. Now, he has the ability to space the floor as a shooter shooting 33.8% from the three-point line. Furthermore, he is a factor in transition spotting up on the perimeter or bringing the ball up being able to make shots in rhythm. Next, he can score off the dribble well getting into the midrange area effectively. Also, he has really good footwork being consistently ready to score and shoot the basketball. Additionally, the overall play of Bailey Jr. off the basketball is really good and contributes well to Tennessee’s offense. As for the defensive end, he is solid defensively with bringing good effort and having good size. He could be a better on-ball defender eliminating dribble penetration more often. Victor Bailey Jr. will be a big part of the Tennessee success entering next season with his shooting ability.
19. Avery Anderson Oklahoma State
Anderson had a very good sophomore season for Oklahoma State providing really good consistency next to Cade Cunningham. First off, he is very shifty with the basketball being able to get to the basket very effectively with his finishing ability as well. Furthermore, he uses ball screens really well to attack downhill and rebounds very well for a guard. Next, he shoots the ball well from the perimeter off the catch shooting 32.8% from three. Additionally, he draws a lot of contacts the aggressiveness and driving ability to be able to get to the foul line a lot. Continued, he will have a larger scorer role next season for Oklahoma State and his transition game is very effective as well. Now defensively, he brings great activity on the basketball and contains the ball well. His improvement needs to come with positioning especially off the basketball. Avery Anderson has the ability to be one of the best guards in the Big 12 next season.
20. Kyler Edwards Houston
Edwards will bring shot-making ability from the perimeter and veteran leadership to Houston Furthermore, he brings the ability to play on and off the basketball effectively. Next, he’s best off the ball spotting up out on the perimeter in the half-court and transition as a catch-and-shoot player. Additionally, he has a good size that allows him to get to the basket well and his rebounding contributions. The area in which Edwards could improve is his ability to finish at the rim in the half-court. Also, Edwards is a good cutter without the basketball creating space and having opportunities at the basket. As for defensively, he’s very good bringing great communication and toughness. Along with, defending the ball really well with his size, length, and activity. Capable of taking charges on help side as well. Kyler Edwards will be a winning player for Houston next season.
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