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2018 Positional Rankings

Updated: 6/21/18 3:42 pm

 Point GuardsComments
1.Trae Young 6-2 180 PG Oklahoma Fr. Efficiency fell but had FR season for ages. Curry-like at times
2.Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 6-6 180 PG Kentucky Fr. UK staff Fav. Rare pos. size & speed. Work ethic, attitude.
3.Collin Sexton 6-2 185 PG Alabama Fr. Intense competitor. Loves big stage. Legendary 3-on-5 game.
4.Anfernee Simons 6-3 185 PG/SG Undecided HSSr. This year?s 5th year HS exception. Slick playmaker. Unproven.
5.Landry Shamet 6-5 190 PG/SG Wichita State So. Great size at PG w sneaky ATH. Great feel and passing.
6.Aaron Holiday 6-1 185 PG UCLA Jr. Has shooting & bloodlines. Vastly improved as JR, lacks ath.
7.Elie Okobo 6-2 180 PG Pau-Lacq-Orthez 1997 Strong finish to season. Still raw but explosive scorer.
8.Jalen Brunson 6-2 200 PG Villanova Jr. Proven winner. Toughness, leadership. Likely NBA backup.
9.Trevon Duval 6-3 190 PG Duke Fr. Ideal size & ATH at PG pos. Fatal flaw is his shooting.
10.Jevon Carter 6-1 195 PG West Virginia Sr. Small but has improved J plus toughness and leadership.
Joel Berry 6-0 195 PG North Carolina Sr., Tony Carr 6-4 200 PG Penn State So., Khadeen Carrington 6-3 195 SG Seton Hall Sr., Chris Chiozza 6-0 175 PG Florida Sr., Eric Davis 6-3 195 PG/SG Texas Jr., Shannon Evans 6-0 165 PG Arizona St. Sr., Matt Farrell 6-1 175 PG Notre Dame Sr., Diego Flaccadori 6-4 175 PG/SG Aquila Basket Trento 1996, Conner Frankamp 6-1 170 PG Wichita State Sr., Devonte Graham 6-1 185 PG Kansas Sr., Ludde Hakanson 6-3 195 PG/SG Fuenlabrada 1996, Tra Holder 6-1 180 PG Arizona St. Sr., Manu Lecomte 5-11 175 PG Baylor Sr., Nate Mason 6-1 185 PG Minnesota Sr., Bryant McIntosh 6-3 185 PG Northwestern Sr., Jordan McLaughlin 6-0 175 PG USC Sr., JaQuan Newton 6-2 185 PG Miami Sr., Andrew Rowsey 5-11 180 PG Marquette Sr., Corey Sanders 6-1 185 PG Rutgers Jr., Issuf Sanon 6-4 190 PG/SG Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1999, Quentin Snider 6-2 180 PG Louisville Sr., Thomas Wilder 6-3 190 PG Western Michigan Sr.
 Shooting GuardsComments
1.Luka Doncic 6-8 225 SG/SF Real Madrid 1999 Most accomplished 19 yo ever? Speed to be franchise guy?
2.Zhaire Smith 6-4 200 SG Texas Tech Fr. Upside pick. Physical freak w/ smooth J. Lacks experience.
3.Jerome Robinson 6-5 190 SG Boston College Jr. BC athlete. Surprised some by staying in. Array of projections.
4.Lonnie Walker 6-5 195 SG Miami Fr. Strong prep resume, knee Inj adds doubt. World is an illusion.
5.Donte DiVincenzo 6-5 200 SG Villanova So. MJ of Delaware loves limelight. Alamo Dome Hero.
6.Khyri Thomas 6-4 200 SG Creighton Jr. Late bloomer. Small 2 but great length. Lacked great comp.
7.Gary Trent Jr. 6-5 205 SG Duke Fr. Pure shooter but lacks fluidity. Strong NBA bloodlines. Leader.
8.Kevin Huerter 6-7 195 SG Maryland So. Breakout Combine star. Sneaky ATH w J. Likely top 20 pick.
9.Grayson Allen 6-4 200 SG Duke Sr. Big time competitor. Excellent shooting stroke. Underzied.
10.Jacob Evans 6-5 200 SG/SF Cincinnati Jr. Smooth shot. Solid athlete w strength. Older prospect.
Jaylen Adams 6-2 190 PG/SG St. Bonaventure Sr., Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman 6-4 190 SG Michigan Sr., Rawle Alkins 6-4 220 SG Arizona So., Jaylen Barford 6-2 205 SG Arkansas Sr., Trae Bell-Haynes 6-3 175 PG Vermont Sr., Trevon Bluiett 6-5 215 SG Xavier Sr., Bruce Brown 6-5 195 SG Miami So., Donte Clark 6-4 195 SG Texas Southern Sr., Bryant Crawford 6-3 200 PG Wake Forest Jr., Terence Davis 6-4 200 SG Mississippi Jr., Hamidou Diallo 6-5 195 SG Kentucky Fr., Dikembe Dixson 6-7 200 SF Illinois-Chicago Jr., Matthew Fisher-Davis 6-5 185 SG Vanderbilt Sr., Marcus Foster 6-2 215 PG/SG Creighton Sr., Allerik Freeman 6-3 210 SG NC State Sr., Rob Gray 6-1 185 PG/SG Houston Sr., Devon Hall 6-5 205 PG/SG Virginia Sr., Egor Koulechov 6-5 205 SG/SF Florida Sr., JP Macura 6-5 205 SG Xavier Sr., Dakota Mathias 6-4 200 SG Purdue Sr., EC Matthews 6-5 200 SG Rhode Island Sr., De'Anthony Melton 6-3 195 PG/SG USC So., Shake Milton 6-6 205 PG/SG SMU Jr., Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk 6-8 210 SG Kansas Sr., Malik Newman 6-4 190 SG Kansas So.
 Small ForwardsComments
1.Michael Porter 6-11 210 SF Missouri Fr. Highest risk/reward pick in draft. Vegetarian. Back a concern.
2.Mikal Bridges 6-7 210 SG/SF Villanova Jr. 2 titles in 3 yrs. Prototype 3-D guy. Upside left plus high floor.
3.Kevin Knox 6-9 215 SF/PF Kentucky Fr. High risk/reward. Situational dependence is high w him.
4.Troy Brown 6-7 210 SG Oregon Fr. Personable kid. Ran point in HS. Lacked great #s but intriguing.
5.Chandler Hutchison 6-7 195 SG/SF Boise State Sr. Opted out of combine w rumored (Chi?) promise. Experienced.
6.Keita Bates-Diop 6-8 225 SF/PF Ohio State Jr. Condor like 7-3 wingspan. Long awaited breakout Sr year.
7.Josh Okogie 6-4 210 SG/SF Georgia Tech So. Freakish length & ATH. Good form on J. Lacks fluidity.
8.Melvin Frazier 6-6 200 SG/SF Tulane Jr. Up goes Frazier? Freak ATH w/ length. Limited O, flawed J.
9.Jarred Vanderbilt 6-9 215 SF Kentucky Fr. Inj derailed FR season. Rough FR season. Ankle issues?
10.Dzanan Musa 6-9 195 SF Cedevita Zagreb 1999 Skilled, intense forward. Body & attitude have concerns.
Deng Adel 6-7 200 SF Louisville Jr., Leron Black 6-7 220 SF Illinois Jr., Rodney Bullock 6-8 225 SF Providence Sr., Jeffrey Carroll 6-6 215 SG Oklahoma State Sr., Kameron Chatman 6-8 225 SG/SF Detroit Jr., Vince Edwards 6-8 225 SF Purdue Sr., Wenyen Gabriel 6-9 205 SF/PF Kentucky So., Marc Garcia 6-7 185 SG FC Barcelona 1996, Donte Grantham 6-8 215 SF/PF Clemson Sr., Kevin Hervey 6-8 215 SF/PF Texas Arlington Sr., Cameron Johnson 6-8 210 SF North Carolina Jr., BJ Johnson 6-7 200 SF LaSalle Sr., George King 6-6 220 SF Colorado Sr., Rodions Kurucs 6-9 220 SF FC Barcelona 1998, Terry Larrier 6-8 195 SF UConn Jr., Kelan Martin 6-6 230 SF/PF Butler Sr., Max Montana 6-9 210 SF San Diego St. Jr., Theo Pinson 6-6 210 SG North Carolina Sr., Kendall Stephens 6-7 205 SG/SF Nevada Sr., Yuta Watanabe 6-9 195 SF/PF George Washington Sr., Kenrich Williams 6-7 200 SF TCU Sr.
 Power ForwardsComments
1.Marvin Bagley 6-11 235 PF Duke Fr. Manchild. Duke season adds stability. High motor & upside.
2.Jaren Jackson Jr. 6-11 235 PF/C Michigan St. Fr. Rare skillset. Rim protector w/ 3 pointer. Huge potential.
3.Robert Williams 6-9 240 PF/C Texas A&M So. Freakish ATH. 7-4 wingpsan. Offesnse, Desire & intensity??
4.Miles Bridges 6-6 220 SF/PF Michigan St. So. Small 4. Benefits w positionless NBA. Intense competetor.
5.Isaac Bonga 6-9 200 SF Fraport Frankfurt 1999 Point forward w/ a lot of hype. Lacks J, footspeed. Overrated?
6.Chimezie Metu 6-10 220 PF/C USC Jr. Talented but has maturity ?s. Situationally dependent.
7.Raymond Spalding 6-10 215 PF Louisville Jr. Wiry athlete. Underachieved but possesses a lot of talent.
8.Alize Johnson 6-8 215 PF Missouri State Sr. Skilled, small school Sr. Can do a little of everything.
9.Justin Jackson MD 6-7 230 SF/PF Maryland So. Missed year due to Injury. ATH and length, but skill?
10.Yante Maten 6-8 245 PF Georgia Sr. Bruiser with solid skill & ATH. Lacks flash but effective.
Kostas Antetokounmpo 6-10 195 SF/PF Dayton Fr., Marko Arapovic 6-10 230 PF Cedevita Zagreb 1996, Gary Clark 6-7 220 PF Cincinnati Sr., Bonzie Colson 6-5 225 SF/PF Notre Dame Sr., Marcus Derrickson 6-7 250 PF Georgetown Jr., Obi Enechionyia 6-9 220 PF Temple Sr., DJ Hogg 6-8 220 SF/PF Texas A&M Jr., Aleksa Ilic 6-9 195 SF/PF KK Buducnost 1996, Arnoldas Kulboka 6-11 215 SF Brose Bamberg 1998, Marcus Lee 6-9 225 C California Sr., William Lee 6-9 215 PF UAB Sr., Abdul Malik Abu 6-8 245 PF NC State Sr., Shaquille Morris 6-8 265 C Wichita State Sr., Ajdin Penava 6-9 220 PF Marshall Jr., Keanu Pinder 6-8 220 PF Arizona Sr., Malik Pope 6-9 220 PF San Diego St. Sr., Billy Preston 6-10 225 PF BC Igokea 1997, Zach Smith 6-8 220 PF Texas Tech Sr., Kyle Washington 6-9 240 PF Cincinnati Sr., Isaiah Wilkins 6-7 225 PF Virginia Sr., Johnathan Williams 6-8 225 PF Gonzaga Sr.
 CentersComments
1.DeAndre Ayton 7-0 260 C Arizona Fr. Generational type C prospect w shooting and freakish ATH.
2.Wendell Carter 6-10 250 C Duke Fr. Like Bamba, another cerebral bigman. Good touch + 7'3 wing.
3.Mohamed Bamba 7-0 225 C Texas Fr. 7-10 wingspan put long in Longhorn. Exceptionally bright kid.
4.Mitchell Robinson 7-1 225 C USA Fr. Odd decision to skip FR yr. Rim protector w limited O.
5.Omari Spellman 6-9 255 PF/C Villanova Fr. Older FR has length, explosiveness and shooting ability.
6.Moritz Wagner 6-11 240 PF/C Michigan Jr. Competitive 7-footer. Lacks foot speed but has shooting.
7.Brandon McCoy 7-1 250 C UNLV Fr. Underrated big had productive FR year. Measured well.
8.Isaac Haas 7-2 300 C Purdue Sr. Massive size strength w/ solid skill. Moves well for a giant.
9.Tyler Davis 6-10 270 C Texas A&M Jr. Oldschool big. > Impact & consistent than teammate Williams.
10.Dusan Ristic 7-0 240 C Arizona Sr. Serbian C had solid career at AZ. A few eras late for NBA.
Angel Delgado 6-9 245 C Seton Hall Sr., Drew Eubanks 6-10 250 C Oregon St. Jr., Egemen Guven 6-11 220 C Karsiyaka 1996, Tryggvi Hlinason 7-1 250 C Valencia 1997, Ben Lammers 6-10 235 C Georgia Tech Sr., Jock Landale 6-11 255 C St. Mary's Sr., Khadeem Lattin 6-9 215 PF/C Oklahoma Sr., Jo Lual-Acuil 7-0 225 C Baylor Sr., Reggie Lynch 6-10 265 C Minnesota Sr., Anas Mahmoud 7-0 215 C Louisville Sr., Doral Moore 7-1 265 C Wake Forest Jr., Yankuba Sima 6-11 225 C Oklahoma State Jr., Thomas Welsh 7-1 255 C UCLA Sr.