5 March Madness stars who need to be on Bulls draft radar

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2. Dalton Knecht, Tennessee

Tasked with being the primary offensive engine behind a 27-9 Tennessee team that claimed the SEC title this season, Dalton Knecht proved that transferring from Northern Colorado was the best move he could have possibly made last summer. Knecht averaged 21.7 points and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Vols, drilling 39.7% of his long-range attempts in the process.

Although Tennessee would suffer an early elimination in the SEC tournament, Knecht would help steady the ship by leading the Vols to wins over St. Peter's, Texas, and Creighton to qualify for the Elite 8. There, they'd meet the #1 seed Purdue for their toughest matchup yet. Knecht would do everything in his power to win, dropping 37 points and 8 triples, but it wouldn't be enough in the end.

Knecht's sharpshooting and offensive arsenal have him being picked in the lottery of most mock drafts thus far. If Chicago hopes to add one of the nation's best offensive players, they'd be wise to maintain their top-10 draft position.

For one of the worst three-pointing teams in the NBA, Knecht would be a natural fit for the Bulls on the wing. His perceived ceiling may not be as high as some of the other raw prospects with untapped potential, but Knecht should be able to be a productive player from day one. Whether or not there's still room to grow in Knecht's game may ultimately decide if the Bulls call his name on draft day.