4. James Wiseman, Center
Head coach Penny Hardaway and the Memphis Tigers didn’t really get near as much out of their extremely highly touted 2019 recruiting class as they once thought they would. That was largely because the nation’s top 2019 high school prospect, five-star seven-footer and center James Wiseman didn’t play many games at all.
In his very brief college career with Memphis, Wiseman played in just three games while averaging 19.7 points per game, 10.7 rebounds, 0.3 assists, and 3.0 blocks, while shooting 76.9 percent from the field and 70.4 percent from the charity stripe. The solid but all too limited production from Wiseman in college didn’t prove anything really.
There’s going to be a lot of question marks for Wiseman heading into the 2020 NBA Draft.
How good of shape will he be in coming into the NBA?
Will his game still be polished enough and are there other off-the-court issues to worry about over the long haul?
The strengths of Wiseman’s game includes his ability in transition, rebounding, and finishing around the rim. But his shooting range is limited and could take a while to expand out in the NBA. His weaknesses are namely with his limited offensive creating ability and poor court vision.
Considering that Wiseman is getting hype as a potential top three pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, the Bulls shouldn’t be taking that risk at a position that they drafted for back in 2018.