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2015 Positional Rankings

Updated: 5/19/15 8:25 am

 Point GuardsComments
1.Emmanuel Mudiay 6-5 190 PG Guangdong 1996 True PG. Fiery competitor and leader. Could end up draft's best player.
2.D'Angelo Russell 6-4 195 PG/SG Ohio State Fr. Utilizes sorcery with ball skills. Elite passing, handles and quality shot.
3.Cameron Payne 6-2 185 PG Murray St. So. Late riser who took team on a huge win streak. Size and PG skills.
4.Delon Wright 6-5 180 PG/SG Utah Sr. A sleeper. Very smooth athlete with great size for the position.
5.Jerian Grant 6-4 200 PG Notre Dame Sr. Confident playmaker with NBA bloodlines, ready to contribute. Combo.
6.Terry Rozier 6-2 190 PG Louisville So. Underrated leadership. A blur. Is he wild or was it product of system?
7.Tyus Jones 6-1 185 PG Duke Fr. Carried Duke to title. Gamer. Probably smartest PG in draft. Speed/ATH?
8.Olivier Hanlan 6-4 185 PG/SG Boston College Jr. Combo guard w excellent size/scoring ability. Underrated athlete.
9.Andrew Harrison 6-6 215 PG/SG Kentucky So. Strong and big PG. Concerns about team mentality/maturity apparent.
10.Juwan Staten 6-0 190 PG West Virginia Sr. Productive PG with leadership. Undersized but good speed and strength.
Ryan Boatright 5-11 170 PG UConn Sr., Askia Booker 6-2 170 PG Colorado Sr., Quinn Cook 6-1 180 PG Duke Sr., Will Cummings 6-1 180 PG Temple Sr., Ryan Harrow 6-1 165 PG Georgia St. Sr., Trevor Lacey 6-3 210 PG/SG NC State Jr., TJ McConnell 6-2 190 PG Arizona Sr., Kevin Pangos 6-2 185 PG Gonzaga Sr., Shannon Scott 6-1 185 PG Ohio State Sr., Keifer Sykes 6-0 170 PG Wisconsin Green Bay Sr., Travis Trice 6-1 170 PG Michigan St. Sr., Corey Walden 6-3 190 PG/SG Eastern Kentucky Sr.
 Shooting GuardsComments
1.Mario Hezonja 6-8 215 SG/SF FC Barcelona 1995 Europe's most ATH wing in years. Flashy. Great ball skills, strength.
2.Devin Booker 6-6 205 SG Kentucky Fr. Among draft's top shooters with underutilized skills. Measured well.
3.RJ Hunter 6-6 185 SG Georgia St. Jr. One of draft's top shooters. Struggled all season w/ shot. Very skinny.
4.Norman Powell 6-4 215 SG UCLA Sr. Track ATH. 6'11 wingspan gives adequate SG size, despite 6'4 height.
5.Rashad Vaughn 6-5 200 SG UNLV Fr. High level recruit. Excellent shooter. Knee concerns must be answered.
6.Danilo Fuzaro 6-4 185 PG/SG Minas 1994 International sleeper. Combo with strength/explosiveness. Hard worker.
7.Joseph Young 6-2 185 PG/SG Oregon Sr. Severely undersized SG. Some combo skills. Great at creating offense.
8.Bryce Dejean-Jones 6-6 205 SG Iowa St. Sr. Talented 2 with size. Ran into off court troubles. Pro but may take time.
9.Pat Connaughton 6-5 215 SG/SF Notre Dame Sr. Good ATH though 44 inch vert prob an error. MLB may be true calling.
10.Chasson Randle 6-2 180 PG/SG Stanford Sr. Short but has length & ATH. Experienced scorer w/ great intangibles.
Raheem Appleby 6-4 160 SG Louisiana Tech Sr., Wayne Blackshear 6-5 215 SG/SF Louisville Sr., Tekele Cotton 6-3 205 PG/SG Wichita State Sr., George de Paula 6-6 200 PG/SG Pinheiros 1996, Marcus Eriksson 6-7 190 SG FC Barcelona 1993, Michael Frazier 6-5 200 SG Florida Jr., Marc Garcia 6-6 170 SG Manresa 1996, Kevin Harley 6-5 200 SG Poitiers 1994, KT Harrell 6-4 205 SG Auburn Sr., Tyler Harvey 6-4 180 SG Eastern Washington Jr., Aaron Harrison 6-6 210 SG Kentucky So., D'Angelo Harrison 6-3 215 SG St. Johns Sr., Corey Hawkins 6-2 190 SG UC Davis Sr., Mateusz Ponitka 6-5 205 SG Telenet Oostende 1993, Levi Randolph 6-6 200 SG Alabama Sr., Josh Richardson 6-6 200 SG Tennessee Sr., Jordan Sibert 6-4 190 SG Dayton Sr., Marcus Thornton 6-4 194 SG LSU Sr., Ralston Turner 6-6 210 SG NC State Sr., Dez Wells 6-4 210 SG Maryland Sr.
 Small ForwardsComments
1.Justise Winslow 6-6 222 SG/SF Duke Fr. Inconsistent but has elite frame and ATH. Defensive potential intriguing.
2.Stanley Johnson 6-6 242 SF Arizona Fr. Shorter than expected, but has great intangibles, strength, D. Feel?
3.Kelly Oubre 6-7 205 SF Kansas Fr. Huge wingspan. Defensive potential. Great stroke, but needs seasoning.
4.Sam Dekker 6-9 220 SF Wisconsin Jr. Fearless, clutch player. Bouncy. Versatile. Could evolve into 4.
5.Justin Anderson 6-6 230 SF Virginia Jr. Standout ATH. Vastly improved J. Broken finger hurt. ISO ability??
6.Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 6-7 210 SF Arizona So. Elite length and athleticism. Huge defensive potential. Poor jumpshot.
7.Timothe Luwawu 6-6 205 SG/SF Antibes 1995 Boom or bust wing prospect. Unproven but big potential. 3 point/ATH.
8.Cedi Osman 6-8 215 SF Anadolu Efes 1995 Versatile point forward. Lacks shot consistency. Not playing w ankle inj.
9.Terran Petteway 6-6 210 SF Nebraska Jr. Brings great energy, leadership. Rough season. Better than he showed.
10.JP Tokoto 6-6 195 SG/SF North Carolina Jr. Huge leaper, elite athlete. Skill level behind but showed signs of light.
Anthony Brown 6-7 210 SG/SF Stanford Sr., Nedim Buza 6-8 200 SF KK Spars 1995, Branden Dawson 6-7 230 SF/PF Michigan St. Sr., Daniel Diez 6-8 220 SF Gipuzkoa Basket 1993, Simone Fontecchio 6-7 200 SF Virtus Bologna 1995, Treveon Graham 6-6 220 SG VCU Sr., LaDontae Henton 6-5 215 SF Providence Sr., Darrun Hilliard 6-7 220 SG Villanova Sr., Luis Montero 6-7 180 SG/SF JUCO So., LeBryan Nash 6-8 232 SF/PF Oklahoma State Sr., Sir'Dominic Pointer 6-6 190 SF St. Johns Sr., Michael Qualls 6-5 205 SF Arkansas Jr., Sam Thompson 6-7 200 SF Ohio State Sr., Aleksandar Vezenkov 6-9 225 SF/PF Aris 1995, JD Weatherspoon 6-6 215 SF Toledo Sr., Aaron White 6-9 220 SF/PF Iowa Sr., Rade Zagorac 6-8 190 SG/SF Mega Vizura 1995
 Power ForwardsComments
1.Kristaps Porzingis 7-1 220 PF Cajasol Sevilla 1995 Thin, long frame. Versatile ATH. Has touch. Highly regarded.
2.Trey Lyles 6-10 240 PF Kentucky Fr. Skilled offensively, smooth. Played out of position. Length. Tough?
3.Bobby Portis 6-11 245 PF Arkansas So. Skilled, focused bigman. Lacks explosiveness, but good shooter.
4.Montrezl Harrell 6-8 255 PF Louisville Jr. Freakish length. Maniac. Garbage man who plays with passion.
5.Chris McCullough 6-9 200 PF Syracuse Fr. Surprise entry after tearing ACL. Maturity? Needs strength.
6.Kevon Looney 6-9 222 PF UCLA Fr. Unorthodox skill set. Great length/rebounder. Lacks O polish.
7.Christian Wood 6-10 215 PF UNLV So. Tantalizing attributes. Had some big games. Focus & consistency?
8.Jarell Martin 6-9 240 PF LSU So. Versatile but not a 3. Good length, fluidity, scoring. Post game?
9.Jordan Mickey 6-8 240 PF LSU So. Led nation in blocks. Measured better than expected. Needs strength.
10.Cliff Alexander 6-8 240 PF/C Kansas Fr. Late bloomer. Elite length. Tough. Focus, feel for the game?
Dimitrios Agravanis 6-10 235 PF Olympiacos 1994, Brandon Ashley 6-8 230 PF Arizona Jr., Darion Atkins 6-8 240 PF Virginia Sr., Lucas Dias Silva 6-9 210 SF/PF Pinheiros 1995, Arturas Gudaitis 6-10 255 PF Zalgiris Kaunas 1993, Johnathan Williams III 6-9 225 PF Missouri So., Richaun Holmes 6-9 245 PF Bowling Green Sr., Vince Hunter 6-7 210 SF/PF UTEP So., Alpha Kaba 6-9 230 PF Pau Orthez 1996, David Kravish 6-10 240 PF California Sr., Luka Mitrovic 6-9 200 SF/PF Crvena Zvezda 1993, Larry Nance Jr. 6-9 230 PF Wyoming Sr., Jayvaughn Pinkston 6-6 245 SF/PF Villanova Sr., Tashawn Thomas 6-8 240 PF Oklahoma Sr., Seth Tuttle 6-9 230 PF Northern Iowa Sr., Chris Walker 6-10 210 PF Florida So., Alan Williams 6-8 260 PF UC Santa Barbara Sr.
 CentersComments
1.Karl-Anthony Towns 7-0 250 C Kentucky Fr. Skilled big. 2-way player. Knock down J. Length. Focus?
2.Jahlil Okafor 6-11 270 C Duke Fr. Generational post skills & footwork. Good body control. D a concern.
3.Myles Turner 6-11 240 C Texas Fr. Legs/hips extremely tight. Bright, skilled. Upside w improved fluidity.
4.Willie Cauley-Stein 7-0 242 C Kentucky Jr. Great mobility for size. Lateral speed. Effort on D. Touch, feel poor.
5.Frank Kaminsky 7-1 230 C Wisconsin Sr. Throwback. Big personality. Skilled. Sneaky agility. Not explosive.
6.Rakeem Christmas 6-9 245 PF/C Syracuse Sr. J is vastly improved. Impressed at combine. Post game/toughness?
7.Guillermo Hernangomez 6-11 250 C Cajasol Sevilla 1994 Was productive in top league in Europe ACB. Very tough, skilled.
8.Moussa Diagne 6-11 225 C Fuenlabrada 1994 Athletic, raw, intriguing bigman. Struggled as season progressed.
9.Mouhammadou Jaiteh 6-11 250 C Nanterre 1994 Not sexy but effective. Stays in his lane. Quick enough for NBA?
10.Dakari Johnson 7-0 260 C Kentucky So. Huge and strong. Banger. Plodder. NBA level conditioning?
Nnanna Egwu 6-11 250 C Illinois Sr., Cady Lalanne 6-9 240 C Massachusetts Sr., Nikola Milutinov 7-0 230 C KK Partizan 1994, Yanick Moreira 6-11 220 C SMU Sr., Robert Upshaw 7-0 260 C Washington So., Amir Williams 6-11 255 C Ohio State Sr.