Mathurin, Griffin, Davis, Sharpe prime wings in NBA draft

Arizona’s Bennedict Mathurin, Duke’s AJ Griffin and Wisconsin’s Johnny Davis spent the previous season exhibiting off their NBA potential in entrance of massive crowds on the faculty stage, together with within the NCAA Match.

Shaedon Sharpe ended up taking a special path to subsequent week’s draft.

He by no means performed a second for Kentucky earlier than being a shock exit for the NBA, but he may very well be the primary identify known as amongst that group of lottery prospects.

Here is a have a look at a few of the prime wing gamers within the draft:

MATHURIN

The 6-6 sophomore blossomed in his second season to change into ESPN’s No. 8 draft prospect.


STRENGTHS: Mathurin was a second-team Related Press All-American with above-the-rim athleticism and a dependable jumper. He averaged 17.7 factors whereas capturing 38.3% on 3-points over two seasons. He had a giant March second, scoring 30 factors and coming by way of within the clutch to assist Arizona survive an time beyond regulation win towards TCU within the NCAA Match’s second spherical.

“I took benefit of March Insanity to showcase my expertise,” Mathurin stated Thursday. “And I felt like there was a fantastic probability for me, for folks to see what I will do.”

CONCERNS: Whereas his size gives defensive potential, Mathurin might additionally use extra consistency at that finish of the ground, with ESPN faculty basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla noting earlier this yr that Mathurin has room to develop with making reads and dealing with the decide and roll.

GRIFFIN

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