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2017 Positional Rankings

Updated: 6/21/17 3:36 pm

 Point GuardsComments
1.Markelle Fultz 6-4 190 PG Washington Fr. Creativity, skill set unmatched. Is he traded for package deal?
2.Lonzo Ball 6-6 190 PG UCLA Fr. Will prearranged LA marriage commence? Off court distractions.
3.De'Aaron Fox 6-3 170 PG Kentucky Fr. Physical specimen. Phoenix can't seem to pass on UK guards.
4.Dennis Smith 6-2 195 PG NC State Fr. Desire? If he falls to 8-10 range, a steal. Legit ROY candidate.
5.Frank Ntilikina 6-5 190 PG Strasbourg 1998 Int. Man of mystery. Likely ends up in 7-10 range. 7' wingspan.
6.Jawun Evans 6-0 185 PG Oklahoma State So. Fairly under control at 100 MPH. Has holes, but a jitterbug.
7.Frank Jackson 6-3 200 PG/SG Duke Fr. Pushed out at Duke for Duval. ACL puts 1st hope in jeopardy.
8.Derrick White 6-4 190 PG/SG Colorado Sr. Late bloomer w just 1 year at CU. Intangibles allow him to stick.
9.PJ Dozier 6-6 200 PG/SG South Carolina So. Combo that can't shoot, but length and defense are intriguing.
10.Edmond Sumner 6-5 175 PG/SG Xavier So. Intriguing size/ ATH at PG. Strange decision coming off ACL.
Luka Bozic 6-7 215 PG KK Zagreb 1996, Isaiah Briscoe 6-2 220 PG/SG Kentucky So., Nate Britt 6-1 175 PG North Carolina Sr., Troy Caupain 6-4 210 PG/SG Cincinnati Sr., JJ Frazier 5-10 140 PG Georgia Sr., Billy Garrett 6-6 205 PG/SG DePaul Sr., Kasey Hill 6-1 180 PG Florida Sr., Ognjen Jaramaz 6-4 195 PG Mega Leks 1995, JaJuan Johnson 6-5 205 SG Marquette Sr., Marcus Keene 5-9 175 PG Central Michigan Jr., Bronson Koenig 6-3 190 PG Wisconsin Sr., Marcus Marshall 6-2 190 PG Nevada Sr., Frank Mason 6-0 190 PG Kansas Sr., Monte Morris 6-2 175 PG Iowa St. Sr., Luke Nelson 6-3 190 PG California Irvine Sr., Braxton Ogbueze 6-1 180 PG Charlotte Sr., London Perrantes 6-2 200 PG Virginia Sr., Xavier Rathan-Mayes 6-3 210 PG/SG Florida St. Jr., Justin Robinson 5-8 160 PG Monmouth Sr., Ethan Telfair 5-10 155 PG Idaho St. Sr., Melo Trimble 6-2 195 PG Maryland Jr., Derrick Walton 6-0 190 PG Michigan Sr., Tai Webster 6-4 190 PG Nebraska Sr., Nigel Williams-Goss 6-3 190 PG Gonzaga Jr.
 Shooting GuardsComments
1.Malik Monk 6-3 200 SG Kentucky Fr. Mr. 47. Small but clutch. The top shot creator available.
2.Donovan Mitchell 6-2 210 SG Louisville So. Short but long. Ball skills need work. Defensive standout.
3.Luke Kennard 6-6 195 SG Duke So. Duke standout. Excellent shooter. Collapsed in tourney.
4.Terrance Ferguson 6-7 185 SG Adelaide 36ers 1998 3-and-D type. Struggled in AUS. Must rely on prep rep.
5.Josh Hart 6-5 210 SG Villanova Sr. Late bloomer. Bigtime ATH, scorer. Shot, PG & attitude are ??
6.Sindarius Thornwell 6-5 210 SG South Carolina Sr. Passionate, toughnosed competitor. Carried SC to Final 4.
7.Dwayne Bacon 6-6 220 SG/SF Florida St. So. A talent but lacks attention to detail. Efficiency lacking.
8.Tyler Dorsey 6-4 185 SG Oregon So. Small 2. Huge NCAA tourney. Clutch player, & bigtime scorer.
9.Dion Dixon 6-3 190 SG Cincinnati Sr. Versatile wing. Good size for combo. Impressed at combine.
10.Kobi Simmons 6-4 170 PG/SG Arizona Fr. Fell out of favor at AZ. A talent but questionable maturity.
Bryce Alford 6-3 185 PG UCLA Sr., Kadeem Allen 6-2 190 SG Arizona Sr., Jamel Artis 6-7 215 SF Pittsburgh Sr., Canyon Barry 6-6 205 SG Florida Sr., Jabari Bird 6-6 200 SG California Sr., James Blackmon 6-3 200 SG Indiana Jr., Antonio Blakeney 6-4 195 SG LSU So., Sterling Brown 6-5 225 SG/SF SMU Sr., Charles Cooke 6-5 190 SG Dayton Sr., Wesley Da Silva 6-6 190 SG/SF Paulistano 1996, George de Paula 6-6 200 PG/SG Pinheiros 1996, Keith Frazier 6-5 190 SG North Texas Sr., Isaac Hamilton 6-5 190 SG UCLA Sr., Eron Harris 6-3 190 SG Michigan St. Sr., Robert Hubbs 6-5 210 SG Tennessee Sr., Zak Irvin 6-6 210 SG Michigan Sr., Que Johnson 6-5 210 SG Western Kentucky Sr., Peter Jok 6-5 205 SG Iowa Sr., Jordan Mathews 6-4 205 SG Gonzaga Sr., LJ Peak 6-4 215 SG Georgetown Jr., Rodney Purvis 6-4 205 PG/SG UConn Sr., Davon Reed 6-6 205 SG/SF Miami Sr., Andrew White 6-7 220 SF Syracuse Sr.
 Small ForwardsComments
1.Josh Jackson 6-8 205 SG/SF Kansas Fr. Top competitor in draft. Shot has a hitch but correctable.
2.Jonathan Isaac 6-10 210 SF/PF Florida St. Fr. In Durant mold. Pull up is thing of beauty. Stretch potential.
3.Jayson Tatum 6-8 205 SF Duke Fr. Solid, safe and mature. Should contribute from day 1.
4.Justin Jackson 6-8 200 SF North Carolina Jr. NCAA Title helps his cause. Shot efficient, but unorthodox.
5.Wesley Iwundu 6-7 195 SG/SF Kansas State Sr. Late bloomer. Lacked productivity, but intriguing potential.
6.Tyler Lydon 6-9 215 PF Syracuse So. Tweener. Size/strength & D concerns could drop him to 2nd.
7.Semi Ojeleye 6-6 240 SF/PF SMU Jr. Combo forward. Became an efficient scorer from perimeter.
8.Jaron Blossomgame 6-7 220 SF Clemson Sr. Struggled shooting after 40% from 3 as JR. ATH defender.
9.Dillon Brooks 6-6 220 SF Oregon Jr. Maniac on the floor but his confidence/swagger elevates play.
10.VJ Beachem 6-7 195 SF Notre Dame Sr. Thin but athletic & solid shooter. Mature but age a detriment.
Malcolm Hill 6-6 235 SG Illinois Sr., Kuran Iverson 6-9 215 SF Rhode Island Sr., Xavier Johnson 6-7 225 SF Colorado Sr., Jalen Moore 6-8 215 SF Utah State Sr., Jordan Price 6-5 220 SG/SF LaSalle Sr., Devin Robinson 6-8 190 SF/PF Florida Jr., Aleksandar Vezenkov 6-9 225 SF/PF FC Barcelona 1995, Paul Watson 6-7 215 SG/SF Fresno St. Sr., Jacob Wiley 6-7 215 PF Eastern Washington Sr.
 Power ForwardsComments
1.Lauri Markkanen 7-0 230 PF Arizona Fr. Best shooter in draft at 7-foot. Defense/strength are concerns.
2.TJ Leaf 6-10 225 PF UCLA Fr. Must extend range. Face up 4 should fit well in today's NBA.
3.Kyle Kuzma 6-9 225 PF Utah Jr. Could be a sleeper if he slides. Impressed at combine.
4.John Collins 6-9 225 PF/C Wake Forest So. Explosive 4 with strength. Has touch but needs improved J.
5.Ivan Rabb 6-10 220 PF/C California So. Injury concerns. Has fallen on many boards. Lacks fluidity.
6.Jordan Bell 6-8 225 PF/C Oregon Jr. Supreme competitor. Lacks skills, but brings consistent effort.
7.Cam Oliver 6-8 240 PF Nevada So. Freak athlete w huge wingspan. Hit 66 3s on 38. Motor?
8.DJ Wilson 6-10 235 PF Michigan Jr. Late bloomer who has risen on boards. Needs toughness.
9.Isaiah Hartenstein 7-0 250 PF Zalgiris Kaunas 1998 Sidespin shot concerning. Skilled big with good strength.
10.OG Anunoby 6-7 235 SF/PF Indiana So. Small 6-7, unproven PF coming off an ACL. Has D intrigue.
Jonah Bolden 6-10 235 PF FMP Belgrade 1996, Chris Boucher 6-9 185 PF/C Oregon Sr., Deonte Burton 6-5 265 SF/PF Iowa St. Sr., Antonio Campbell 6-9 250 PF Ohio Sr., Vlatko Cancar 6-9 210 SF/PF Mega Leks 1997, Kentan Facey 6-9 225 PF UConn Sr., Nigel Hayes 6-7 255 PF Wisconsin Sr., Isaiah Hicks 6-8 235 PF North Carolina Sr., Amile Jefferson 6-9 225 PF Duke Sr., Jaylen Johnson 6-9 230 PF Louisville Jr., Alpha Kaba 6-10 235 PF Mega Leks 1996, Ted Kapita 6-9 240 PF/C NC State Fr., Marc Loving 6-8 210 SF/PF Ohio State Sr., Landen Lucas 6-10 240 C Kansas Sr., Hassan Martin 6-7 235 SF/PF Rhode Island Sr., Eric Mika 6-10 230 PF/C BYU So., Ben Moore 6-7 205 PF SMU Sr., Johnathan Motley 6-9 240 PF Baylor Jr., Austin Nichols 6-9 235 PF Virginia Jr., Alec Peters 6-8 235 PF Valparaiso Sr., Tyler Roberson 6-8 225 PF Syracuse Sr., Sebastian Saiz 6-8 245 PF Mississippi Sr., Karviar Shepherd 6-10 230 C TCU Sr., Justin Tuoyo 6-9 230 PF/C Chattanooga Sr., Craig Victor 6-9 235 PF LSU Jr.
 CentersComments
1.Zach Collins 6-11 230 C Gonzaga Fr. Top center available. Unproven, but considerable upside.
2.Bam Adebayo 6-10 245 PF/C Kentucky Fr. Old school big. Being underrated due to lack of face up skill.
3.Jarrett Allen 6-10 235 C Texas Fr. Good kid. Long and athletic, lacks experience/polish.
4.Harry Giles 6-10 230 PF/C Duke Fr. ACL Injury could drop him to 20s. Workouts have helped him.
5.Justin Patton 6-11 230 C Creighton Fr. Skilled big but lacks the speed/quickness/ATH to stand out.
6.Caleb Swanigan 6-9 250 PF/C Purdue So. Could sneak into late 1st. Rebounder and IQ guy. Lacks ATH.
7.Tony Bradley 6-10 250 C North Carolina Fr. Solid, lacks huge upside but has good size and skill for FR.
8.Ike Anigbogu 6-10 250 C UCLA Fr. Athletic freak but incredibly raw. Huge risk/reward guy.
9.Anzejs Pasecniks 7-1 220 C Gran Canaria 1995 Long and athletic big who is help by Porzingis. Solid skill.
10.Mathias Lessort 6-9 235 PF Nanterre 92 1995 Very bouncy big with good strength. Lacks much offense.
Amida Brimah 6-11 230 C UConn Sr., Thomas Bryant 6-11 250 C Indiana So., Chance Comanche 6-11 215 PF/C Arizona So., Malik Dime 6-9 220 PF Washington Sr., Luke Fischer 6-11 240 C Marquette Sr., Michael Fusek 7-5 215 C Spirou Charleroi (Belgium) 1995, Isaac Humphries 7-0 260 C Kentucky So., Przemek Karnowski 7-1 290 C Gonzaga Sr., Moses Kingsley 6-10 230 C Arkansas Sr., Jonathan Jeanne 7-2 210 C Le Mans 1997, Luke Kornet 7-1 250 C Vanderbilt Sr., Kennedy Meeks 6-10 275 C North Carolina Sr., Trevor Thompson 7-0 250 C Ohio State Jr., Mike Thorne 6-11 280 C Illinois Sr.