2016 NBA Draft Prospects Turning Heads in 2015 Summer Showcases

August 18th, 2015 by Jonathan Wasserman Leave a reply »
We don't normally associate the summer as a time for NBA draft prospects to raise their stock. But this year, a handful of them used the camps and international tournaments to generate positive buzz. 

The LeBron James Nike Skills Academy, Eurocamp, Adidas Nations, FIBA World Championships, European Championships and the Pan Americans Games have become terrific platforms for young players to build their resumes and recognition.

Over the past few months, we've seen freshmen emerge and seniors break out, as well as teenagers overseas continue to rise in the draft conversation. 

We looked at each player's specific improvements and development (whether it was tied to shooting, facilitating, scoring, defense or energy), as well as their productivity and impact during any game action.

At the very least, the following prospects have each established themselves as potential first-round options to monitor. However, a few of them now appear worthy of lottery and even top-five consideration. 

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