NBA Draft 2016: Top 5 Power Forward Prospects Heading into CBB Season

October 14th, 2015 by Jonathan Wasserman Leave a reply »

Power forward doesn't project as the deepest position in the 2016 NBA draft, but it's tough to argue against the potential star power within it.

We could eventually be looking at three or four power forwards competing for spots in June's top 10. One of them may even be the No. 1 overall pick. Another is an international phenom whose resume continues to strengthen.

Though a few of the following prospects should be capable of playing multiple positions, they'll eventually hold the most NBA value at the 4.


 5. Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin, Junior

After expanding his game in 2014-15, Hayes now enters his junior year as a first-round prospect to watch. Having played behind Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker—two top-20 picks last June—it will be interesting to see how Hayes embraces what should be a bigger role at Wisconsin. 

It was a little disappointing for him not make the USA roster for the Pan American Games this summer. Howeve ...

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