4. Saddiq Bey – Villanova
Saddiq Bey has been a guy flying under the radar for his whole basketball life. On 247Sports, he was ranked as the 137th-best prospect (the 34th-best for his position). Now, roughly two years later, he’s a potential lottery pick.
Bey had a nice freshman season at Villanova, averaging slightly under 30 minutes per game and putting up extremely efficient offensive numbers. But it was his sophomore year that propelled him into the NBA atmosphere.
During his sophomore season, Bey averaged 16.1 points per game on 47.7 percent shooting from the field and 45.1 percent shooting from 3-point land to go along with 4.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. His 45.1 percent shooting from deep came on nearly six attempts per game. That type of outside production for a guy his size with his rebounding ability is thrilling to NBA scouts.
Right now, I’d expect Bey to be selected somewhere in the late lottery or middle of the first round, but don’t be surprised if he shoots into the top 10 on mock drafts as the 2020 NBA Draft approaches. He’s that good.