The big board continues with a rather unknown name at the outset of the 2019-20 college basketball season, Virginia Tech freshman small forward Landers Nolley II. Shot creation, rebounding, and a heightened feel for the game are the namestays for Nolley as he exits his freshman season.
During his freshman campaign, Nolley averaged 15.5 points per game, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists, while shooting 37.0 percent from the field and 31.6 percent from beyond the. His consistency off-ball and outside shooting do have to improve.
The 6-foot-2 and 185 Charlotte, NC, native Devon Dotson put on an absolute show in his sophomore season with the Kansas Jayhawks. The First-Team All-Big 12 honoree averaged 18.1 points per game this season, while shooting better from the free-throw line and distributing the ball better.
Dotson is a smart floor general that averaged four assists per game and had a turnover rate that declined to less than 14 percent. He should be a borderline late first or early-to-mid second round draft pick.
A volatile stock for the 6-foot-10 Senegalese big man Amar Sylla as we move closer to the start of the 2020 NBA Draft. Sylla is a good shot blocker and finishes strong around the rim. But he didn’t have a very high level of competition playing overseas. He averaged around 12 points per game, 10 rebounds, and one block during his season with Oostende overseas.