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This upcoming offseason so much attention has been given to Zion, RJ, Cam, and Ja Morant most other prospects in the class have been overlooked. Players like Romeo Langford and Nassir Little get some attention, but most players draft stock has remained quiet as the league focuses on the high-powered top of the class. Here are a few sleepers for the upcoming NBA Draft.
1.) Coby White 6-5 Point Guard from UNC (Proj 25th in ESPN latest Mock Draft)
White has quietly been one of the best freshmen in the country this year, averaging nearly 16 points while converting on 38 percent of his three-point shots. White has athletism and is still young enough for an NBA coaching staff to develop. White is one of the best scoring guards in the ACC despite being overshadowed by the Duke trio.
2.) Tre Jones 6-3 Point Guard from Duke (Proj 24th in ESPN latest Mock Draft)
Speaking of being overshadowed by the Duke trio, imagine playing with that group. Tre Jones has started to get the respect for his importance to the team, but playing with those three means Jones has yet to show off his ability to score. Jones is already the best defensive guard in the country, locking down opponents best players for 94 feet with a team that runs the floor. Jones also has great vision, what separates him that some have not seen, is his athletic ability. Tre is much faster than his brother Tyus and that should help him succeed on the next level.
3.) Admiral Schofield 6-5 Shooting Guard from Tennessee (Proj 35th in ESPN latest Mock Draft)
Schofield averages 17 points, on 40 percent from three and adds in around 6.5 rebounds per game. He is strong, athletic, and has an improved jump shot. Schofield has all the tools of a modern day shooting guard, he can go inside with his strength, but can also stretch the floor with a respectable three-point shot. Schofield could be a second-round steal for a team at the top of the draft, especially if you are able to pair him with Cam Reddish or Ja Morant.
Rui Hachimura and Bol Bol (Proj 13th and 14th)– Not on the list because they are getting some respect, both are capable of being NBA all-stars as their playstyles match the modern NBA.
Talen Tucker (Proj 21)- Tucker has struggled to shoot but has many of the intangibles NBA scouts will look for.
Carsen Edwards (Proj 47)- When you can shoot like Edwards there will be a place for you in the NBA, he is one of the best scorers in college and more athletic than most realize.