2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Duke’s Brandon Ingram

January 25th, 2016 by Jonathan Wasserman Leave a reply »

The emergence of Duke freshman Brandon Ingram has become one of the more exciting talking points of the 2016 NBA draft discussion. 

A consensus top-five recruit (ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports), Ingram, who told the Charlotte Observer's Langston Wertz Jr. last March he would have likely gone to North Carolina had it not been for its academic scandal, has quickly replaced Jahlil Okafor's giant scoring presence in head coach Mike Krzyzewski's lineup. Ingram has backed up all the incoming hype with consistent production and efficient play.

He's also flashed an offensive repertoire and delivery that seem tailor-made for the NBA wing.


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Ingram actually got off to a slow start before it suddenly began clicking. He's averaging 20.4 points since December 1, and after missing 19 of his first 25 attempts from behind the arc, he's brought his three-point mark all the way up to 41.9 percent on 5.3 attempts per game. 

A 24.4 percent usage rate highlights the fact that the offense doesn't exactly run through Ingram. Jabari Parker, who played a si ...

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