First Impressions of the Top 2016 NBA Draft Prospects

December 2nd, 2015 by Jonathan Wasserman Leave a reply »

You can't fully evaluate an NBA prospect three weeks into a season, but it's been enough time to get a feel for where he's at and may be going.

Excluding Croatia's Dragan Bender, who just isn't playing enough minutes overseas, the following seven players have jumped out as our early top options for the 2016 draft. They've flashed the most convincing NBA potential stemming from advanced skill levels and strong physical tools.

We've been waiting years to see what freshman Ben Simmons would look like in an LSU Tigers jersey. And it's only been natural to wonder if Skal Labissiere would follow Karl-Anthony Towns. Providence's Kris Dunn and Utah's Jakob Poeltl bet on themselves and returned to school.

There was a lot to look forward to over the offseason. Here are some early observations on our top seven prospects following their first six to eight NCAA games.


7. Jamal Murray, Kentucky, 6'5", PG/SG, Freshman

Evaluating Kentucky's guards will be challenging. It has three of them, and each is best creating with the ball, which calls for heavy adjusting during a season that only lasts 30 ...

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