2021 BIG BOARD 1.1

UPDATED 01.04.2021

01

CADE CUNNINGHAM

PG, OKLAHOMA STATE, FRESHMAN

Primary Values: High Basketball IQ, Ballhandling, Size

Age 18 | 6'7" | 215

PTS

19.1

REB

6.1

AST

3.7

3PT%

31.6

TO

4.0

The most complete player in the draft.  Elite size and feel for the game. Can do everything on both ends of the floor.  His lack of elite explosiveness and an emerging jump shot are the only real warts to his game.

Draft range: 1-3

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Excellent ball handler 
  • Great feel for the game
  • Can score from anywhere on the floor
  • Committed defender
  • High character

WEAKNESSES:

  • Solid, but not elite shooter
  • Not a particularly explosive athlete

02

JALEN SUGGS

G, GONZAGA , FRESHMAN

Primary Values: Athleticism, Toughnes

Age 19 | 6'4" | 195 |

PTS

14.1

REB

5.4

AST

5.3

3PT%

43.3

TO

2.7

Suggs is a two sport athlete who has a potent combination of strength and speed.  He’s a very good scorer who can get his shot a number of ways and really digs in on defense.  His playmaking ability is the biggest question mark for him.

Draft range: 1-4

STRENGTHS: 

  • Versatile guard
  • Can score from anywhere on the floor
  • Excellent floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Super competitive
  • Very strong/tough
  • Aggressive on both ends of the floor
  • Plays with a high level of maturity
  • Power athlete w/ speed and explosiveness

WEAKNESSES:

  • Inconsistent shooter
  • Lacks elite length for position
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03

EVAN MOBLEY

PF/C, USC, FRESHMAN

Primary Values: Athleticism, Defense, Ballhandling

Age 18 | 6'11" | 205 |

PTS

15.4

REB

8.3

AST

1.6

3PT%

41.7

BLK

2.7

Mobley’s combination of size, athleticism and basketball skills on both sides of the ball are intriguing.  He’s an excellent shot blocker, rebounder and has ball handling and emerging shooting skills as well.  Scouts dinged him for not always playing hard as a high school senior, but with an increased level of completion at USC, that could change.  On pure talent, he’s right there with Cunningham and Suggs.

Draft range: 1-4

STRENGTHS: 

  • Super skilled big man
  • Excellent touch around the basket
  • Good shooter with three point range
  • Excellent shot blocker and rebounder
  • Nice lateral mobility

WEAKNESSES:

  • Needs to add strength
  • Motor can run a bit cool at times

04

JALEN GREEN

SG, G-LEAGUE

Primary Values: Athleticism, Scoring

Age 18 | 6'5" | 180 |

PTS

NA

REB

NA

AST

NA

3PT%

NA

EFG%

NA

Green is an uber-elite athlete, who can score from anywhere on the floor.  His defense and playmaking are areas of improvement, but it’s rare to find his combination of explosiveness and scoring ability.

Draft range: 1-5

STRENGTHS: 

  • Explosive athlete
  • Aggressive scorer
  • Excellent finisher at the rim
  • NBA body
  • Lateral quickness give him the ability to guard multiple positions
  • Solid passer

WEAKNESSES:

  • Inconsistent jumper
  • Needs to tighten his handle

05

JONATHAN KUMINGA

SF, G-LEAGUE

Primary Values: Athleticism, Transition

Age 17 | 6'8" | 210 |

PTS

NA

REB

NA

AST

NA

3PT%

NA

EFG%

NA

Kuminga was the one of the highest rated players in the high school class of 2021 before reclassifying and deciding to skip college and play in the G-League.  He has all the physical tools that NBA teams covet in a forward, but his jump shot and decision making are going to have to improve.

Draft range: 4-10

Kuminga was the one of the highest rated players in the high school class of 2021 before reclassifying and deciding to skip college and play in the G-League.  He has all the physical tools that NBA teams covet in a forward, but his jump shot and decision making are going to have to improve.

Draft range: 4-10

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

06

GREG BROWN

F, TEXAS, FRESHMAN

Primary Values: Freaky athleticism

Age 18 | 6'9" | 205 |

PTS

12

REB

7.3

AST

0.1

3PT%

31.3

BLK

1.3

On pure athletic talent, Brown is the best athlete in the draft and might be the best athlete to come out since Zion Williamson.  His skill set is still emerging but there were promising signs as a senior that he may end up being a big, uber athletic three with a jump shot and ball handling ability.  If he shows that at Texas this year, he’s got a shot at being a Top 5 pick

Draft range: 5-12

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

07

SCOTTIE BARNES

F, FLORIDA STATE, FRESHMAN

Primary Values: Versatility, Defense

Age 19 | 6'8" | 210 |

PTS

11.1

REB

3.9

AST

4.3

3PT%

27.8

STL

1.7

Do everything type of forward that doesn’t have one elite skill, but does so many things well on both ends of the ball that there’s a lot to like.  If he develops a serious jumper he has the potential to move up this board.

Draft range: 5-12

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

08

JALEN JOHNSON

F, DUKE, FRESHMAN

Primary Values: Versatility, Passing

Age 18 | 6'8" | 215 |

PTS

11.5

REB

8.3

AST

1.8

3PT%

33.3

BLK

2.0

Johnson is yet another versatile wing player who can guard multiple positions, be the primary ball handler on offense.  His lack of a consistent jump shot put him a little lower on the board.

Draft range: 4-10

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point forward
  • Good ball handler and passer
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game
  • A beast in transition
  • Excellent rebounder

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not a super explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter 

09

ZIAIRE WILLIAMS

W, STANFORD, FRESHMAN

Primary Values: Toolsy, Creator

Age 18 | 6'7" | 195 |

PTS

11.2

REB

6.2

AST

3.0

3PT%

31.6

TO

3.8

Williams plays a coveted position and, offensively at least, he’s got the entire package.  He’s got an excellent handle, creates for others and has a solid jumper.  His lack of strength is a worry — and his very uneven play early in the season for Stanford.

Draft range: 5-12

STRENGTHS: 

  • Versatile wing
  • Has length and lateral quickness to defend multiple positions
  • Good shooter with three point range
  • Good passer and overall feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Needs to add a lot of strength
  • Struggles to attack and finish at the rim
  • Needs to tighten his handle

10

DAISHEN NIX

PG,G-LEAGUE

Primary Values: Playmaker, Defense

Age 18 | 6'5" | 205 |

PTS

NA

REB

NA

AST

NA

3PT%

NA

EFG%

NA

He’s an under the radar guard who has size, athleticism and toughness The jump shot is still a work in progress but he’s going to face a pretty bi uptick in competition in the D-League, but he has the talent to rise.

Draft range: 8-15

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

11

B.J. BOSTON

SG, KENTUCKY, FRESHMAN

Primary Values: Scorer

Age 18 | 6'7" | 175 |

PTS

12.8

REB

5.4

AST

1.2

3PT%

15.2

FG%

35.8

Boston is one of the best pure scorers in the draft.  He can score from anywhere on the floor.  He needs to get stronger and improve his playmaking and a rocky start to the season at Kentucky has caused his stock to slide.

Draft range: 8-15

STRENGTHS: 

  • Versatile scoring wing
  • Excels at creating his own shot off the bounce
  • Good finisher around the basket
  • Excellent athletic tools
  • Committed defender

WEAKNESSES:

  • His jumper is an inconsistent weapon
  • Needs to add strength
  • Needs to improve his playmaking

12

JAMES BOUKNIGHT

SG, UCONN, SOPHOMORE

Primary Values: Scorer, Basketball IQ

Age 20 | 6'5" | 190 |

PTS

20.3

REB

5.3

AST

1.7

3PT%

32.4

STL

1.5

Bouknight is the first collegiate non-freshman off the board.  His ability to score at a high volume while limiting turnovers and bad shots is impressive.  He just needs to continue to improve his handle.

Draft range: 8-15

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

13

KEON JOHNSON

SG, TENNESSEE, FRESHMAN

Primary Values: Athleticism, Motor

Age 18 | 6'5" | 186|

PTS

8.7

REB

3.4

AST

1.9

3PT%

13.3

STL

1.2

 Johnson’s elite athletic abilities combined with a motor that runs non-stop is intriguing to NBA teams.  If he can show an improved skill level and an improved jumper after missing most of his senior season with a knee injury, he’s got Top 10 talent.

Draft range: 8-15

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

14

COREY KISPERT

SF, GONZAGA, SENIOR

Primary Values: Shooting

Age 21 | 6'7" | 220 |

PTS

21.7

REB

4.4

AST

2.2

3PT%

50

FG%

62.6

Kispert is our first senior on the board and makes the list because of elite shooting ability and enough defense chops to keep him on the floor.

Draft range: 10-20

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

15

DAVID JOHNSON

PG, LOUISVILLE, SOPHOMORE

Primary Values: Passing, Versatility

Age 19 | 6'5" | 210 |

PTS

14.7

REB

6.1

AST

3.7

3PT%

45.7

TO

3.7

Johnson has terrific size for his position, is a gifted passer and ball handler and can defend both backcourt positions. He’s also a turnover machine and struggled as a shooter as a freshman.  If he can get those negatives under control, he’ll rise.

Draft range: 10-20

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

16

DAY'RON SHARPE

C, NORTH CAROLINA, FRESHMAN

Primary Values: Motor, Size

Age 19 | 6'11" | 265 |

PTS

9.8

REB

8.3

AST

1.5

FG%

50

BLK

1.0

Sharpe’s combination of size and motor are special.  He’s everywhere on both ends of the ball. The skill level is still catching up, but playing hard is a skill and Sharpe’s tenacity makes him an intriguing prospect.

Draft range: 10-20

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

17

USMAN GARUBA

C, SPAIN

Primary Values: Rebounder, Defense

Age 18 | 6'8" | 220 |

PTS

3.7

REB

3.8

BLK

0.9

3PT%

45.5

FG%

55.6

Right now Garuba is the best international prospect in this draft.  He’s much better right now on the defensive end of the ball, but the offense is there.  The bigger question is his lack of elite size for his position.

Draft range: 10-20

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

18

MOSES MOODY

SG, ARKANSAS, FRESHMAN

Primary Values: Shooting

Age 18 | 6'6" | 185 |

PTS

15.9

REB

5.7

AST

1.6

3PT%

40.7

STL

1.3

Moody projects as one of the top shooters in this draft class. But he’s more than just a shooter, he can get to the basket, rebound and defend multiple positions in the backcourt.

Draft range: 12-25

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

19

JOSH CHRISTOPHER

SG, ARIZONA STATE, FRESHMAN

Primary Values: Scorer

Age 18 | 6'4" | 204 |

PTS

17.5

REB

5.4

AST

1.1

3PT%

18.8

STL

1.5

Christopher can score from anywhere on the floor and is aggressive looking for his shot.  The question is whether he can do anything when the ball isn’t in his hands to help teams win.

Draft range: 12-25

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

20

ROKO PRKACIN

F, CROATIA

Primary Values: High Basketball IQ, Versatility

Age 18 | 6'9" | 210 | Wing span 7'0"

PTS

11

REB

5.8

AST

1.2

3PT%

35.7

TO

2.7

Prkacin has put up impressive numbers in Europe for a player his age.  He is very skilled, has a high basketball IQ and can score in multiple ways. He’s a good rebounder and a willing screener who should excel in the pick and roll.  His so-so athleticism and lack of a defensive position are the big red flags at the moment.

Draft range: 15-25

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

21

MATTHEW HURT

SF, DUKE, SOPHOMORE

Primary Values: Shooting

Age 20 | 6'9" | 235 |

PTS

18.5

REB

8.5

AST

1.3

3PT%

40

FG%

51.2

Hurt had first round buzz last year and as a sophomore he’s poised to be Duke’s leading scorer. He’s got a terrific jump shot and can play multiple positions.  Defense is the bigger question.

Draft range: 15-30

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

22

JARED BUTLER

G, BAYLOR, JUNIOR

Primary Values: Versatility

Age 21 | 6'3" | 195 |

PTS

15.2

REB

3.0

AST

5.5

3PT%

42

STL

2.1

Butler may not be particularly sexy, but his ability to play and defend both backcourt positions, his leadership, basketball IQ and shooting and passing ability make him one of the more complete guards in the country.

Draft range: 20-35

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

23

AYO DOSUNMO

G, ILLINOIS, JUNIOR

Primary Values: Speed, Scorer

Age 21 | 6'5" | 200

PTS

22.3

REB

6.8

AST

5.1

3PT%

42.5

TO

3.2

Dosunmo is an electric player who excels in the open floor.  He’s a dominant offensive player who may be stuck between positions a bit.  How well he shoots the ball and his commitment to defense will be the difference between him being a first rounder or a second round prospect.

Draft range: 20-35

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

24

DAVID DUKE

G, PROVIDENCE, JUNIOR

Primary Values: Shooting, Defense

Age 21 | 6'5" | 205 |

PTS

19.3

REB

6.3

AST

4.3

3PT%

41.2

STL

1

Duke has really blossomed as a junior, putting up big numbers offensively as both a shooter and a playmaker and by proving to be a versatile defender who can guard both backcourt positions. 

Draft range: 20-35

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

25

TERRENCE CLARKE

W, KENTUCKY, FRESHMAN

Primary Values: Scorere

Age 18 | 6'6" | 180 |

PTS

10.7

REB

3

AST

1.9

3PT%

22.7

TO

3.0

Clarke is one of the better scorers in the draft, but scouts worry how he’ll fit in with BJ Boston in Kentucky and whether he’ll be able to be productive with out the ball primarily in his hands.

Draft range: 20-35

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

26

MARCUS BAGLEY

F, ARIZONA STATE, FRESHMAN

Primary Values: Scorer, Versatility

Age 19 | 6'8" | 215 |

PTS

12.6

REB

6.8

AST

1.2

3PT%

39.4

FG%

36.2

The younger brother of Marvin Bagley is a terrific scorer who shot an ability to stretch the defense, score around the basket and defend multiple positions.  He’s a little one dimensional right now and needs to add strength, but he’s intriguing.

Draft range: 20-35

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

27

TERRENCE SHANNON

SG, SOPHOMORE, TEXAS TECH

Primary Values: Athletic slasher

Age 20 | 6'6" | 210 |

PTS

13.8

REB

4.8

AST

1.00.9

3PT%

38.5

STL

1.3

Shannon drew NBA interest as a freshman, but was overshadowed a bit by Jahmius Ramsey.  He’s more of a glue guy than a dominant in any one thing type of player, but his ability to get to the basket, defend multiple positions are intriguing.  Adding a consistent three point shot to his game would boost his stock.

Draft range: 25-40

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

28

CALEB LOVE

PG, NORTH CAROLINA , FRESHMAN

Primary Values: Scorer

Age 18 | 6'3" | 180 |

PTS

9.5

REB

2.3

AST

3.5

3PT%

17.8

TO

3.4

Love will play a big role at UNC as a freshman and his success, or lack thereof, may mean the difference between him rising a few spots or suffering the same fate as Cole Anthony.  Like Anthony he’s more gifted as a scorer than a playmaker and scouts want to see whether he can make everyone around him better.

Draft range: 20-35

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

29

ISAIAH JACKSON

F/C, KENTUCKY, FRESHMAN

Primary Values: Athleticism, Shotblocking

Age 18 | 6'10" | 205 |

PTS

5.3

REB

7.3

AST

10.8

BLK

2.7

FG%

41.9

Jackson has been super active as a shot blocker and defender at Kentucky.  He needs to add strength and continue to work on his offensive game.  

Draft range: 25-40

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury

30

MOUSSA CISSE

C, MEMPHIS, FRESHMAN

Primary Values: Shot blocker

Age 18 | 6'10" | 220 | Wing span 7'4"

PTS

7.0

REB

7.8

BLK

1.9

FG%

50.0

FT%

35.7

Cisse is an elite shot blocker and not much else right now.  But wow, can he protect the rim and run the floor.

Draft range: 25-40

STRENGTHS: 

  • Supersized point guard
  • Elite floor vision
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great feel for the game

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not an explosive athlete
  • Streaky shooter with funky form
  • Struggles as an on the ball defender
  • Played 12 games total in Australia due to foot injury
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