• July 4, 2021

2018 NBA draft: Pelicans’ Marcus Paige ranked third in NBA draft

Pelicans’ Jamal Murray and Marcus Paige are the top three prospects in the 2018 NBA Draft, according to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index.

Murray and Paige are ranked second and third respectively in the country.

In addition, the 2017 and 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year are ranked fifth and sixth respectively.

Paige, who played collegiately at Alabama, has averaged 17.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game for the Pelicans.

The 6-foot-11 guard is shooting 50.4 percent from the field, 33.4 from three, and 49.3 percent from beyond the arc.