1. Isaac Okoro – Auburn University
Remember how people felt about De’Andre Hunter prior to the 2019 NBA Draft? Nobody thought he’d be a superstar, but he projected as a high-level, reliable three-and-D guy who could play multiple positions on both offense and defense.
I feel that same way about Isaac Okoro.
The four guys I talked about before Okoro are all likely to be drafted in the later part of the first round or anywhere in the second. Okoro is likely to be a top-10 pick and even has top-5 potential. At 6-foot-6 with a 6-foot-9 wingspan, he can slide right into any NBA roster. Every team needs more athletic, positionless wings who can defend at a high level. There’s no such thing as having too many of those guys.
During his freshman season at Auburn, Okoro scored 12.8 points per game on 51.2 percent shooting from the field and 28.6 percent shooting from 3-point territory. If he wants to get to De’Andre Hunter territory, the jumper has to improve. But he just turned 19 years old in January, and his shooting form isn’t terrible. I have a lot of hope and confidence in his ability to improve that area of his game.