How to get the best of the NBA Draft 2020, including the top prospects
A list of the top-ranked players available at the NBA’s draft in 2020, which will be held May 28-30, including prospects who might be available later in the year.1.
Oklahoma State guard Jaren Jackson (6’4″ tall, 180 pounds)Jackson is considered a project in the draft, but his skillset could be enough to push Oklahoma State’s guard position to the top of the draft order, and he could be one of the most highly-touted players available.
Jackson is a six-foot-three guard with a high basketball IQ and a knack for shooting from the perimeter, and is a big-time defender with impressive athletic ability.
Jackson is currently ranked as the No. 5 prospect in the 2018 class, according to 247Sports Composite.
He has a chance to be a top-10 prospect in this class.
Jackson will likely be a first-round pick, with the Oklahoma State product projected to be picked before Wisconsin center Jakob Poeltl, who could be selected in the top five.
In a draft where big-name players such as Lonzo Ball, Jayson Tatum, and Kyrie Irving have already made their way to the NBA, Jackson is the only prospect with a chance of being selected in this draft.2.
Louisville guard D’Angelo Russell (6-9, 220 pounds)Russell is a 6-foot, 210-pound shooting guard with impressive size, and the Louisville product has an outside shot at being the best big man in this year’s draft class.
Russell could be a late first-rounder or a late second-rounder, depending on what the teams around him do in the NBA draft.
Russell is the best player in this top 10 class, and could be the best shooting guard in this league.
Russell could be in line for a late-second-rounder.3.
Indiana guard Anthony Bennett (6′-2″, 225 pounds)Bennett is a high-energy, fast-paced big man with an outstanding skill set, and a good chance to go early.
He’s one of several players who could get selected in any draft, and Bennett could be among them.
He’ll be a great pick for a team looking to draft a shooter in the second round.4.
Utah guard Jordan Mickey (6′, 195 pounds)Mickey is a versatile big man who can score on defense and attack the rim.
He could be drafted as a mid-second rounder or early third-rounder depending on the teams that draft him.5.
Oklahoma guard Marcus Paige (6ft 7″, 240 pounds)Paige is one of two players in the class who has an excellent chance of getting drafted early.
The other is Kentucky guard Tyler Ulis.
Paige has a shot at the No of the second- and third-round picks.6.
Kentucky guard Myles Turner (6-, 205 pounds)Turner is a dynamic player who has good size and an excellent ability to score from the outside.
He also has good shooting range and can make plays on the perimeter.
Turner could be an early third or fourth-rounder depending on how the NBA teams draft him in the future.7.
Kentucky forward Josh Jackson (5’11”, 190 pounds)Jabari Parker was the top scorer in the 2017-18 season for the Wildcats, but Jackson has the potential to be the top player in the 2019 class.
He averaged 20.3 points per game last season for a Kentucky team that was ranked as high as No. 9 in the preseason AP poll.
Jackson could be considered a late third- or fourth rounder, depending how the teams draft the player.8.
Kentucky freshman forward Jordan Morgan (6′, 200 pounds)Morgan is a player who could turn into a first rounder at some point.
He is an athletic big man and could turn out to be an excellent player for a high school team.
Morgan could be eligible for the 2019 NBA Draft if he was drafted at No. 4 overall, but the draft will be on June 27-30.9.
Syracuse guard Josh Jackson Jr. (6′.2″, 200 pounds, 6’10”, 220 pounds, junior)Jackson was the leading scorer for Syracuse in 2017-2018, averaging 19.3 per game.
Jackson, who is 6’11” and 220 pounds at the rim, is a skilled player with good size who has the ability to stretch the floor offensively and defend.
Jackson Jr. could be available at No: 1 or 2 overall, depending if teams want to add another big man to their frontcourt rotation.10.
Kentucky power forward Malik Monk (6.7, 210 pounds, Kentucky)Monk is one the best players in this 2019 class, averaging a career-high 23.5 points per contest last season.
He can score from anywhere on the floor, and his athleticism and defensive ability could give Kentucky another option in the post.11.
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