36. Jabari Walker Colorado
Walker has really good size and athleticism with the ability to be a factor inside and out. Also, he does a good job of positioning himself for opportunities on dump downs around the basket. Continued, he shot the basketball really well from the perimeter at 52.3% from three off catch and shoot opportunities. Additionally, he can be effective in ball screen situations with the ability to pop or dive the rim easily. Next, his development to be more of a threat with the basketball will be key to attacking off the bounce and using his size.
Furthermore, he brings good energy and effort on the boards providing 2nd chance opportunities. The growth of his game will take place with consistency and utilizing him inside as well on the perimeter. As for defensively, he uses his size really well and provides versatility. Additionally, he is really good at containing the basketball and forcing difficult drives with the ability to block shots. Jabari Walker will be an all-league player in the PAC 12 next season.
37. Brad Davison Wisconsin
Davison is an ultimate competitor and coming off a strong season for Wisconsin looking to have one final successful season. First off, the consistency of Davison’s game is vital for him to be one of the best guards in the country. Now, his shot-making ability from the perimeter has improved shooting 38.9% from three. Additionally, he will be needed to be a better distributor for the Wisconsin offense with the departure of D’Mitrik Trice. Continued, he is active off the basketball spacing out well on the perimeter and cutting to the rim.
Also, he has good footwork on the perimeter, getting set on shots, and creating separation. The growth in Davison’s game being able to get to the basket more consistently will be key. As for defensively, is one of the best perimeter defenders in the country with his activity and ability to contain the basketball. He could improve his ability off the basketball to be a more complete defender. Brad Davison will be the guy for Wisconsin entering next season as one of the Big Ten’s best players.
38. Peyton Watson UCLA
Watson will look to pair up with Jaime Jaquez and Johnny Juzang to make one of the best perimeter wing groups in college basketball. Next, he will add to the defensive end for UCLA with his versatility and athleticism. Furthermore, matched with having the length and the motor will be a key addition for UCLA. Additionally, he will have the ability to grow offensively throughout the season with the veterans UCLA returns. Continued, he very well could be the player who puts UCLA over the top toward National Championship expectations. Peyton Watson will be one of the best freshmen in college basketball next season.
39. Justice Sueing Ohio State
Sueing had a really good impact on Ohio State’s success in his first year playing in the program. Now, the versatility of Sueing being able to contribute in the aspects of scoring, rebounding, and playmaking with his positional size. Next, he does a really good job of getting into the lane utilizing his body and finishes well around the basket. Further, he plays well off the basketball staying active as a cutter and rebounder allowing him to make plays around the basket. Also, he is an effective shooter from the perimeter shooting 36.1% from three being reliable when needing to make key shots.
Continued, he draws a lot of contact in the lane allowing him to get to the foul line pretty consistently. The ability of Sueing to contribute in various aspects without being ball dependent is massive towards the success of Ohio State. As for the defensive end, he needs to be more consistent with his positioning and utilize his length on the basketball. As well as, being a more productive help-side defender on penetration. Justice Sueing will be imperative towards Ohio State’s pursuit of a Big Ten Title.
40. Marcus Sasser Houston
Sasser had a really productive sophomore season for Houston and will be their go-to guy on the perimeter next season. First off, he really shoots well off the catch for Houston especially off of their success on offensive rebounds at 33.5% from three. Next, he moves well off the basketball consistently moving to be in the best position to score the basketball. Additionally, his improvement is going to be his ability to make plays off the dribble and be more of a threat getting to the basket. Also, the evolvement in his game as a ball-handler and distributor will be vital in his growth as a playmaker.
He is also continuing to grow his game in being able to use ball screens to get shots from all over, especially the rim with flashes in that area. Now defensively, he does a solid job on the ball with his activity and positioning. He needs to become an improved defender off the basketball especially the help side. Marcus Sasser will be one of the best players in the AAC in position to be player of the year.
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