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The Most Overlooked NBA Prospects
Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin
The Wisconsin forward has been overshadowed by lottery picks Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker, but this is Hayes’ year to shine. Hayes has a pure jump shot that extends all the way to the three point line to go along with a 6’8″ frame.
Ron Baker, Wichita State
The part of Baker’s game that will allow him to be a good NBA player early in his career will be his experience. Being a four year starter for Gregg Marshall’s Shockers will suit him well in the NBA. Baker is also a lights out shooter who can also attack the rim off the bounce.
Dwayne Bacon, Florida State
The thing that immediately stands out about Bacon is his 6’6″ frame for a pure shooting guard. Bacon is a powerful guard when he attacks the basketball, but he can also create his own shot frequently as he gets great elevation on his jump shot.
Robert Carter, Maryland
Many people have forgotten about Carter, after he was forced to sit out last season after transferring from Georgia Tech to Maryland. But Carter is a force inside for the Terps and has range that extends all the way out to the three point line.
EC Matthews, Rhode Island
If you have not heard of EC Matthews you need to look him up immediately. Matthews is a pure scorer, he can create his own shot off the dribble and is also a lethal spot up shooter. Matthews is projected to go as an early second rounder, but a stellar junior campaign at Rhode Island could bump him up to the first round.