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Top 5 PG Prospects

This is one of the best crops of PG prospects in a while in my opinion. Who are your top 5 and why?

1. Markelle Fultz- His efficiency has been off the charts shooting over 55% from the field and getting to the line over 8 times a game. This kid can do it all and is currently my number 1 overall prospect....as a Sixers fan I am salivating about the potential of adding this scoring machine to the squad and creating a young big 3 with limitless potential.

2. Lonzo Ball- The biggest knock on Ball coming into college was his shooting. His shot sure looks hideous but it has been stunningly effective. He is shooting over 48% from three on over 5 attempts per game and has shown off NBA range. He is also the most complete PG with his stellar passing and rebounding skills. He is a great athlete with a tremendous basketball IQ and looks like a can't miss prospect right now. I cannot wait to watch him and Fultz go at it in conference play

3. Dennis Smith Jr- He is coming off an injury and you can tell. He is forcing things at times and cannot find his stroke from the outside. I still see his potential and his ability to take over games but he is clearly behind the other two freshmen for me at this point. He reminds me of Steve Francis which may or may not be a good thing.

4. De'Aron Fox- He is probably the best defensive PG in the NCAA right now. He is a big time athlete that lacks an outside shot much like Smith Jr. I think he has a better grasp on running a team than Smith but probably not as much potential.

5. Edmond Sumner- The lone upperclassmen on my list is a big reason Xavier is unbeaten to start the year. Like Fox he lacks an outside shot but is a great defender. He has great size and excels attacking the basket. Playing with Bluiett he seems to differ too much but his potential is too great to keep him out of my top 5.


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Dennis is past his ACL

Dennis is past his ACL injury, he's averaging 18/4/5 which is great. He's playing on a bad team with a bad coach, he can't shoot 3s, and he has been lazy on defense (I blame the coach on this more than Dennis).

An underrated point guard no one is talking about is Jawun Evans at Oklahoma State. 25/3/5 while only playing 27 minutes a game. Reminds me a lot of Kemba Walker.

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It has been over a year since

It has been over a year since Smith's injury but I still don't think he is 100% back to where he was before it. He has been good this season so perhaps my post was over critical but I wasn't all that impressed with him last night in their loss to Illinois.

It was the 2nd game he had more turnovers than assists (something Ball and Fultz have yet to do this year) and maybe that is a result of his bad team and trying to do too much. He could have gone anywhere so much like Ben Simmons you can't give him a total pass for being on a bad team with a bad coach.

Evans does look like a solid prospect based on the limited action I have seen him in. He put up 30 on UNC while his team got blown out but only had 1 assist in that game. 25 shot attempts and only 1 assist isn't exactly the ratio I am looking for from my PG but that was only one game. I could see him as a late first rounder that provides instant offense off the bench.

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He had one assist that game

He had one assist that game because no one else on the team could knock down open 3 pointers. He's been passing well in his other games. Watching him go iso against UNC was special...he got by anyone who was in front of him. I know it's only been 5 games but his shooting percentages are also insane.

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YES. I've been saying this,

YES. I've been saying this, Jawun Evans has the talent of a top 5-10 pick but he is CONSTANTLY being overlooked.

There are no flaws in his game if you're looking at the perfect point guard aside from size. He can run the team and his vision is underrated. Scoring-wise, no other PG in the country is better than him aside from maybe Fultz. He is strong and fast, and plays tencaious defense,

Also, if you want to show someone the definition of having a "ball on a string" show them games of Evans. Such a tight and solid handle. I admit, I can go too overboard when talking about this guy but the guy needs more recognition.

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I agree with mostly

I agree with mostly everything said thus, far including the mention of Jawun Evans as an underrated PG. However, I think Malik Monk should be the #5 PG prospect. I know he isn't playing the position right now, but my goodness this kid is extremely athletic and talented. He's unstoppable in transition and his elevation on his mid range pull ups is reminiscent of Russell Westbrook. Monk clearly looks to score first, but he doesn't have tunnel vision and makes his passes on time and on target. The only thing that I have, yet to see from Monk is his game in pick n roll play. I doubt he gets the oppurtunity in Kentucky's offense to show off a pick n roll game, since they have two other PGs, but if he does get the oppurtunity this season or in pre-draft workouts, I think he could be the 3rd PG off the board. Even without a position right now, I'd say he's a sure lottery pick on talent alone.

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I did not consider Monk a PG

I did not consider Monk a PG although he should be able to make the transition. He would probably be 4th on my list if I included him but I see him more as a natural SG with potential PG ability.

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Evans..

Evans from Oklahoma State is a star in the making. I'm sure I'll get negged for this but, I think he might be the best player in the Big12. He can do it all and has not help it Phil Forte down there. We will reall see after they play the best conference teams later. Mason and Graham from KU. Morris from Iowa State. Woodard in OU. The boys out at WVU and there press.

Outside of Fultz who I'm very high on I'm not sold that there a better point prospect in the draft. Keep in mind I'm a Kansas basketball fan through and through but I feel like the kid is severely overlooked too due his team, or lack there of.

If you haven't seen the man play, what a game and you'll see what I'm talking about. I'm also not saying that Ball, Smith Jr, ect should be picked first it's about your teams style and how you and the organization feel about them.

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Evans is the real deal.

Evans is the real deal.

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No matter what Evans will be

No matter what Evans will be underdrafted. He is undersized at 5'11.5" and very few undersized PGs succeed. He lacks elite athleticism as well and is older than all these freshmen.

If he keeps his 3PT% high he could end up very high but I doubt he would be taken over french prospect Ntilikina unless OSU makes it to the final four and he is hyped as shit.

He probably ends up being taken by the Spurs as a steal and in perfect time to replace aging Tony Parker...

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Pretty good list, I'd

Pretty good list, I'd probably have Jalen Adams as my #5 PG prospect though. He's athletic, can run up and down the court, always in attack mode but not reckless and can create for others as well as himself. 19.8 PPG, 5.7 APG and 5 RPG for UConn this year.

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Lonzo Ball has to be one of

Lonzo Ball has to be one of the most unselfish players playing at any level of basketball. How often does the best player on a team only take the least amount of shots out of everyone who played significant minutes? Dished out 13 assists, including the now usual "how'd he see that play" passes. Even used one of the three shot attemtps he had to bang out a nice alley oop dunk. It's a good year to be a Bruin.

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translate to NBA

Fultz game seems to translate best to the NBA. The guy in open space could operate like Westbrook or Wall with a sweet shot and the ability to finish. He hasn't shown much game command like Ball, just a smooth ballplayer with a solid build (unlike Deangelo Russell who has the legs of a teenager).

Ball, the only question I have with him and we'll find out this weekend, is his ability to play defense. He reminds me a lot of Zach Lavine in his explosiveness, but his lateral movement is questionable he's always a fraction of a second behind quick PGs on defense. So although he uses his length and explosiveness very well on offense, on defense he's a step behind. I love his overall offensive game.

Fox is a defensive genius. Footwork is brilliant on defense. He just can't shoot consistently but he has nice form. I also haven't seen him have Curry or Irving like handle on offense to break down an opponent and get to the rim like Fultz or Smith, Ball is also weak here, and I think its important especailly for the Sixers who need a guy not just to run a fast break but to break down and collapse a defense and feed the big man. Must be crafty with the ball to get by your defender like Harden or Westbrook. I'm not sure Fox can do this, but I love watching him play defense.

Smith is just your typical athletic NBA player iwth better handle and skill than Marcus Smart. He'll be somewhere between Smart and Steve Francis, likely a Jameer Nelson or Stephon Marbury type. I don't want him. He seems like a New Orleans Pelicans pick...

Thats my order, Fultz, Ball, Fox, then Smith. All 4 players still have plenty of question marks and need more film to be properly assessed, Ball will find out reality this weekend.

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