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Sixteen Prospects to keep an eye on in the Sweet 16

"One loss closer to the draft" (credit - HeyRiles) is a motto in the OPP community that quite a few fans have adopted the last couple seasons as this organization attempts to rebuild it's roster to regain a status of prominence once again. I've always considered Draft night as a personal favorite holiday of mine where the two basketball worlds that I love, college and the NBA, come together. I've had a passion for College Basketball since I was eight years old. I was raised in a baseball household, but I fell in love with the game watching guys like Laettner, Hurley, Hill, and the Fab Five.

The NCAA tournament has turned into one of the great sports spectacles in the country. With the second weekend of Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games ahead of us, I thought I would write a primer with 16 prospects in the Sweet 16 to keep an eye on.


What I would really like to see, or at least what I envisioned, is an active comments section within the OPP community about some of these players. How do you think they would fit on the Magic? What is your assessment of their game - strengths & weaknesses? I was hoping this could be the "official un-official" game thread for the rest of the NCAA tournament. Please feel free to leave comments, and enjoy!

Other notable players to watch who missed the cut- Sam Dekker (Wisconsin), Terry Rozier (Louisville), Marcus Paige UNC), Kennedy Meeks (UNC), Brice Johnson (UNC), Norman Powell (UCLA), Buddy Hield (Oklahoma), Andrew Harrison (Kentucky), Aaron Harrison (Kentucky), Caleb Tarczewski (Arizona)


16. Ron Baker, Wichita St. - 6-4 Shooting Guard (21 years old)

Baker was the top offensive player in the Missouri Valley Conference this past season (ORtg 123.5, actually down from the 125 rating he put up last season). Baker also led the conference in 3PT makes (78) and turnover percentage (8.1). That's actually a sneaky part of Baker's game, his ability to take care of the basketball and make plays for others as a wing player (2.5:1 A/TO ratio) in Wichita St.'s system. Baker also posted a very respectable DRtg this past season (91), granted against lesser competition in the MVC.

With that being said, Baker's calling card is definitely his outside shooting. Baker has connected in his career on nearly 3 3PT makes per/40 (at a clip of 38%) while positing a career TS% just under 60%. His PER this past season was 24.2 even though more than half of his FGA's came from behind the arc. Baker is a .20+ WS/40 guy who just makes positive things happen. Baker has a big matchup in the Sweet Sixteen against Notre Dame; he may be asked at times to guard the Irish's best player, lead guard Jerian Grant (which will be quite the task).

Baker is just a Junior, so there's no guarantee he will declare for the NBA Draft this year. Coming from a mid-major program, I could certainly see Baker returning to school. I'm just not sure what else he can prove, Final Four appearance his freshmen year, undefeated season last year. His skill, shooting the basketball and scoring from the perimeter, is a skill that all teams desire. Currently, Draft Express has Ron Baker projected to be a mid-2nd round selection. In 2015, Orlando will receive the more favorable of Chicago or Portland's 2nd rd pick (probably Chicago). Based off of his current draft stock projection, I think Ron Baker has a very solid chance to be selected by the Orlando Magic in the mid-to-late Second Round (should he declare).


15. Delon Wright, Utah - 6-5 Guard (22 years old)

Delon Wright can flat out play, he's been consistently getting in done for the Utes for two straight seasons. In his two seasons at Utah (60+ games), Wright has shot over 50% from the field & over 80% from the FT line (just 30% from 3PT, but he doesn't take many). Per/40 minutes, Wright has posted 17 PTS/6 AST per game (to just 2 TO/g). Wright is also an above-average rebounder for his position (nearly 7 REB/g Per/40). In his senior season, Wright has posted a PER just under 30 with a TS% just under 63% (ORtg - 131, DRtg - 88).

From what I've read, Delon Wright's position at the next level is something that has been debatable around the league. With a career AST% over 30%, he has shown more than enough playmaking ability to get by in the NBA as a back-up PG. At 6-5, Wright has great size and length for the PG position. Wright plays a lot of minutes off the ball for the Utes as well.

To me, Wright profiles as a guard who can come-off the bench and play either PG or SG in the NBA. I think his lack of a consistent 3PT shot is keeping him down on draft boards around the league. Wright is also 22 years old. He will be able to come in to a club and compete right away, but organizations may elect to draft younger players with more upside and time to develop. Draft Express considers Delon Wright a late 1st/early 2nd round pick. Our second round pick is held by the Sixers this year, so barring anything unforeseen, Delon Wright seems unlikely to be selected by Orlando.


14. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Arizona - 6-7 Small Forward (20 years old)

At 6-7, 215 lbs, Hollis-Jefferson is a physical specimen. Hollis-Jefferson seems to get by on the court with an unrefined offensive game by playing with overwhelming effort. Scouts love his athleticism, desire, and defensive abilities. Hollis-Jefferson is believed to be able to guard three to four positions on the court, the kid is long.

Hollis-Jefferson has slightly improved offensively across the board from his freshmen season to his sophomore season. Hollis-Jefferson shot 50% from the field in '14-15 (up from 49% last season), 70% from the FT line (up from 68%), posted a TS% of 57% (up from 54% last year), and an eFG% of 51% (up from 49%). In 74 career games at Arizona, Hollis-Jefferson has averaged Per/40 averages of 15 PTS/9 REB per game (Career ORtg of 118, DRtg of 88).

Draft Express considers Rondae Hollis-Jefferson a late 1st round pick (if he should declare in 2015). Hollis-Jefferson could provide a playoff-caliber team with an immediate defensive presence off the bench. Barring anything unforeseen, Hollis-Jefferson seems unlikely to be selected by Orlando.


13. Tyus Jones, Duke - 6-1 Point Guard (19 years old)

Tyus Jones shows up big in big games (Michigan St., @Wisconsin, @Virginia, UNC). I really love the composure and maturity he shows on the court at such a young age. The nearly 3:1 A/TO ratio Jones posted his freshmen season is very advanced. I like all the complementary stats associated with his game he posted as well (88% from the FT line, 4 FTA/per game, 38% from 3PT). At just 19 years old, I'm not sold that Jones will declare for the NBA draft this summer. My money is on the notion that he will come back to Durham for at least next season. Either way, Jones will be a lead guard to keep an eye on for the rest of this tournament, and probably for the next couple years. He reminds me a lot of Tyler Ennis, for all the same reasons some of us fell in love with Ennis last year. Even so, Jones has a much higher upside.

12. Montrezl Harrell, Louisville - 6-8 (21 years old)

Harrell has had a productive career at Louisville. Don't get me wrong, he's had a lot of success in his three seasons playing for the Cardinals. But there's just something about his game that I don't like, something that makes me doubt it translates well in the NBA. First off, I think his 6-8/6-9 listing is generous, he seems closer to 6-6/6-7 on the court (although he does have a massive 7-3 wingspan). I'm just not sure he's big enough to be an NBA PF. Also, he seems to play on the perimeter too often, which doesn't match his skill-set whatsoever.

Harrell was a hot name, a surefire lottery pick if he would have entered the draft after his freshmen season (when Louisville won the NCAA title in ‘13). You can't fault a kid for staying in school, just in this case, it may have cost him a lot of money. Currently, both Draft Express and Chad Ford of ESPN have Harrell projected to be picked outside of the Top-20, which makes it seem unlikely that he would be selected by Orlando.


11. Trey Lyles, Kentucky - 6-10 Power Forward (19 years old)

Lyles tends to be the forgotten man in Kentucky's frontcourt because of the flair and shot blocking abilities between Cauley-Stein and Towns. Make no mistake, Trey Lyles is a big time prospect. When analyzing any of the Kentucky prospects, looking at their Per/40 stats is essential, since they played considerably less minutes than other players around the country. Lyles posted per/40 averages of 15 PTS/9.4 REB per game in his freshmen season.

Lyles has a solid mid-range game, but has no range to or beyond the 3PT line (13% from 3PT). Lyles shot just under 50% from the field, 72% from the line, posted a PER of 20, and a TS% of 54% in his first season in Lexington. Lyles seemed to play his best basketball for Kentucky down the stretch in conference play.

Kentucky went 6-10, 7-0, 7-0 in their starting frontcourt. Essentially playing with three bigs, Lyles was forced to play on the perimeter a lot more than he was probably comfortable doing. I think he's a guy that can be even more productive at the next level. I kind of get a Carlos Boozer/Taj Gibson feel to his game (Better on "D" than Carlos, better on "O" than Taj). I think Lyles will have a long career in the NBA as a starting PF, but he would be a reach for Orlando in the top-10. Both Draft Express and Chad Ford of ESPN have Lyles projected to go in the mid-to-late 1st round. Unless something unforeseen should happen, Trey Lyles seems unlikely to be selected by Orlando.

10. Devon Booker, Kentucky - 6-6 Shooting Guard (19 years old)

Booker can really score the basketball. He is a legitimate threat from the outside. I would classify Booker more as a pure scorer, rather than just a shooter. Time and again this season, I was impressed with Booker's ability to finish in transition at the rim. When you consider this kid's age, I think he could be a prospect from this class three or four years from now that really stands out.

When Coach Cal repeatedly stressed this season that the Wildcats didn't have bench players, just "reinforcements", he was surely talking about Booker - a kid talented enough to start and play major minutes for any other team. Per/40 minutes, Booker averaged just under 19 PPG his freshmen season, while shooting 40% from 3PT (3 3PM per/40). Booker was somewhat of a specialist off the bench for Kentucky, just under 50% of his FG attempts came from behind the arc. In limited minutes (21.5 MPG), Booker posted a PER of 19, a TS% of 59%, and an ORtg of 122.5.

Booker reminds me a lot of John Jenkins, a former All-SEC guard out of Vanderbilt. Booker is of course longer, and seems to have a much higher upside/ceiling (especially defensively). Booker is just a freshmen, and it's yet to be determined if he will enter his name in the NBA Draft pool. I'm going to assume he does, as long has he's presumed to be a lottery pick. Both Draft Express and Chad Ford of ESPN have Devin Booker projected to go in the late lottery/mid-1st round. Unless something unforeseen should happen, Devin Booker seems unlikely to be selected by Orlando. However, when you consider general team needs (scoring, shooting), and the fact that Evan Fournier will be a FA in 2016, Booker would be at the top of my list as a target to select if the team traded into the late 1st round.

9. Jakob Poeltl, Utah - 7-0 Center (19 years old)

This Austrian teenage big is a very intriguing prospect. Poeltl has pretty much stayed under the radar nationally playing on the West coast, but his play in the post for the Utes has been nothing close to ordinary. In somewhat limited minutes (23 MPG), Poeltl posted above average ORtg (116) and DRtg's (88) respectively. Per/40 minutes, Poeltl averaged 16 PTS/12 REB/3 BLK per game while shooting a whooping 69% from the field (64% TS%, 69% eFG%, 24.7 PER). Poeltl finished in the Top 5 in the PAC-12 in FG%, Blocks, PER, Off. Reb., Total Rebound %, and BLK %.

In college, you should often take numbers produced by 7-footers with a grain of salt (because of their superior size compared to everyday opponents). I will be interested to see how Poeltl matches up with Jahlil Okafor in the Sweet Sixteen. A strong showing against the consensus #1 pick could vault Jakob Poeltl up draft boards around the league.

Draft Express considers Poeltl a fringe-lottery pick, most likely selected somewhere between picks 14-19. Without a guarantee that he will be a Top-10 pick, Poeltl could elect to return to Utah for his sophomore season. Unless something unforeseen should happen, Jakob Poeltl seems unlikely to be selected by Orlando.

8. Jerian Grant, Notre Dame - 6-5 Point Guard (22 years old)

Grant has absolutely been one of my favorite players in the country to watch this season. He has done everything at a high-level for the Irish. Grant concluded his senior regular season by finishing in the Top 5 in the ACC in FTM (1st), FTA (1st), Assists & APG (1st), Steals (3rd), Points & PPG (2nd & 5th), PER (25.9 - 5th), Assist % (1st), ORtg (125 - 4th), OWS (1st), and total WS (1st). That is getting it done!

Grant, even at 6-5, is as true of a point guard as there is in the country. In his senior season, Jerian posted a per/40 A/TO ratio of 7.1/2.4. A big part of Grant's game that has improved is his ability to finish inside the arc (from 40% his Freshmen year to 58% this past season). Grant is a career 35% shooter from 3PT and a 79% shooter from the FT line.

Grant is an Orlando Magic legacy of sorts, his uncle Horace of course played for Orlando in the mid-90's. Jerian's dad (Harvey) played in the NBA, and his brother (Jerami) currently plays for the Sixers. I would be over the moon if Jerian was somehow selected to play back-up PG for the Magic, I love his size, athleticism, playmaking ability, everything. However, Draft Express currently projects Jerian (even at 22 years old) as a fringe lottery pick. Chad Ford from ESPN projects Grant to be selected outside the Top 20, but personally, I find that hard to believe. Unless something unforeseen should happen, Jerian Grant seems unlikely to be selected by Orlando.

7, Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin - 7-0 Power Forward/Center (22 years old)

Frank Kaminsky was the most valuable player in the country this past season. Jahlil Okafor may have been just as outstanding, but let's face it, Duke's starting lineup is comprised of four McDonald's All-Americans. Kaminsky had to shoulder a much greater weight this season for the Badgers, and he did so flawlessly.

Even so, when you look at NBA Draft projections lists, you don't usually find Kaminsky's name until the later half of the lottery. Is this because of his age? Is he perceived as a little soft, or at the very least un-athletic, for a big-man at the next level? Kaminsky will be tested greatly in the Sweet Sixteen when he faces off against NBA size and length in Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks.

Kaminsky has suited up in Madison for over 130 career games. The efficiency offensively that he plays with is hard to match. Kaminsky led the Big Ten in FG% and PER the lat two seasons (his PER of 35.1 led the country this season). Kaminsky also led the Big Ten in 2014-15 in eFG%, Reb.%, DRtg (90), OWS, DWS, and WS/40. Ka-Pi-Ya (sp.?)!

I'm reminded a lot of Pau Gasol when I watch Kaminsky play. I don't think Kaminsky's upside is anywhere near the level of a player like Gasol, I just get that feel. It will be interesting to see if Kaminsky settles in as a PF or C at the next level, it will probably have to do with the other personnel on the floor. Frank Kaminsky is currently being projected by Draft Express and Chad Ford of ESPN to be selected somewhere in the 10-15 range, which is just outside of where Orlando will be selecting.

6. Justise Winslow, Duke - 6-7 Small Forward (19 years old)

Despite what Grant Hill said on air during Duke's Round of 32 game against San Diego St., Winslow is NOT Duke's best all-time defender. But he is really good. I've watched nearly every Duke game this season, it's safe to say I've seen Winslow play a lot. I've been up and down (and back up) on him all season. At times he's played exceptionally well, at times he's looked lost. Winslow was struggling inside the arc earlier this season like no one I'd ever seen (in the sub 30%'s from 2PT), but he's rebounded remarkably late in the year. I distinctly remember a week stretch in February when Okafor was out with an ankle injury - Winslow stepped up in his absence and has never looked back.

Duke's season changed for the better when Coach K moved Winslow to the PF position. I'm not sure he'll be able to get away with that position at the next level, but he is an exceptional rebounder as a "3". As a freshmen, Winslow posted per/40 averages of 17 PTS/8.5 REB/3 AST/2 STL's while shooting 48% from the field (52% form 2PT), a respectable 39% from 3PT, and a somewhat low 61% from the line (TS% of 56% - PER of 21.0).

Winslow's best trait is rebounding the basketball and pushing the rock in transition himself. Winslow is also an excellent outlet passer. Unfortunately, I find Justise to be a maddeningly streaky shooter from the field. He reminds me a lot of a left-handed Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. A quality player, a very good role player, just not a star at the NBA level. Winslow might be redundant on a roster where Maurice Harkless already struggles to find playing time, but Harkless (next summer) and Tobias Harris (this summer) are entering impending free agency. Winslow seems like the type of run and jump athlete that Hennigan has targeted in the past. Draft Express and ESPN's Chad Ford both list Winslow as Top 5-10 pick, which places Winslow within the range of where Orlando will be picking (5-7).

5. Kevon Looney, UCLA - 6-10 Power Forward (19 years old)

Looney is another young and intriguing prospect that's still playing in the NCAA tournament. Looney's numbers to the naked eye don't jump off the page, but they are solid. Looney did post 14 double-doubles for the Bruins in his freshmen campaign. His age, size, and upside are what's so attractive to NBA scouts. Looney was measured at a Team USA camp in 2013 as having a 7-3 wingspan.

Like I mentioned, 11.6 PPG/9 REB per game doesn't "wow" anyone, but Looney was ultra productive in 2014-15 if you examine his advanced stats. Per 100 possessions, Looney's nearly 18 REB/g is pretty elite. In fact, Looney led the PAC-12 in total offensive rebounds, was 2nd in total rebounds, 2nd in rebounds/game, 2nd in Defensive Reb. %, and 3rd in Offensive Reb. % & Total Rebound %. Looney is still pretty thin, but obviously he uses his above-average length to control the glass. Looney finished his freshmen regular season with a PER of 22, a TS% of 53%, and an ORtg/DRtg of 117/97. In limited attempts, Looney has even shown the ability to knock down the 3PT shot at a solid clip (43%).

Looney will be tested in the Sweet 16 against Gonzaga; he will be tasked with checking "stretch 4" Kyle Wiltjer. At this point in his development, I'm not sure Looney fits the defensive force at PF that Magic fans seek to pair next to Vucevic. However, his plus-rebounding ability is a skill that is needed on this roster. Looney is the classic late bloomer, he played a lot of guard in HS before he grew a considerable amount. Draft Express lists Looney as a fringe lottery pick, but ESPN's Chad Ford has listed Looney as a Top-10 pick all season. If the lottery goes poorly for the Magic, and the organization ends up with their pick in the 6-8 range, Kevon Looney seems like a very solid possibility to be selected.

4. Stanley Johnson, Arizona - 6-7 Small Forward (18 years old)

Johnson may only be 18, but he's got a man's body. 6-7/240 lbs. with a 7-0 wingspan is what NBA GM's dream about in a player. Statistically, Johnson was the best defender in the PAC-12 (DRtg - 86). Ron Artest is a name that is thrown out frequently to describe Stanley Johnson's game and the effort/potential he displays on the defensive end. Johnson has a little offensive game as well. Stanley's very solid freshmen year looked like this: Per/40 averages of 20 PTS/9 REB/2 AST/2 STL's while shooting 44% from the field, 37% from 3PT, and 74% from the line (a TS% of 55%, PER of 23.1).

Playing on the West Coast, I honestly haven't seen Johnson play nearly as much as guys like Winslow, Oubre, Okafor, Towns, etc. But from what I have seen, he seems like a legitimate candidate to earn multiple All-Star selections at the next level if he slightly improves his offensive game. Tobias Harris will be a RFA this summer, there's no guarantee he returns to the Magic. Maurice Harkless will be a free agent next summer, while Aaron Gordon is still adjusting to the NBA and could ultimately end up a PF. Drafting Stanley Johnson as the long term SF on this roster makes perfect sense. Both Draft Express and Chad Ford of ESPN have Stanley Johnson ranked as a Top-10 pick in this year's draft. Assuming Orlando will be selecting somewhere in the 5-7 range, I think Stanley Johnson seems very likely to be Orlando's selection this June.

3. Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky - 7-0 Center (21 years old)

Cauley-Stein is the heart and soul of the #1 defense in the nation. Cauley-Stein was on everyone's Player of the Year list early on this season, but then he hit a considerable lull during conference play. Cauley-Stein has come on again in March, it will be interesting to see how he plays as the tournament rolls on.

My concerns with Willie's game all come from the offensive side of the ball. Cauley-Stein is a freak athlete, but was never an offensive force in college, despite his above-average size. I have continually wanted to see more assertiveness and post-presence from Cauley-Stein in his three seasons at Kentucky, but it's just not really there. Cauley-Stein has shot just under 60% from the field in over 100 games in Lexington, most of that damage has come from 1-3 feet from the rim. Cauley-Stein has improved his TS% from 57 to 60%, he's also improved his FT% considerably (from under 40% to above 60%). I still struggle to envision Cauley-Stein making any kind of difference offensively at the next level outside of tip-ins, put-backs, hustle plays, etc. Developing an offensive game will be the difference between Cauley-Stein becoming Chris "Birdman" Anderson, or something/someone else worthy of a Top-5 pick.

Defensively, there is no rival in college basketball. In his junior season, Cauley-Stein posted an individual DRtg of 78! Cauley-Stein boasts the best DRtg in the history of the SEC. Cauley-Stein's per/40 block #'s have actually gone down this season (from 4.5 per/40 to 3), but I think a lot of that has to do with the presence of Karl-Anthony Towns on the opposite block. Cauley-Stein's 6.9 career Defensive Win Shares is astounding.

There is no doubt Cauley-Stein can play defense at a high-level. I think Willie can defend the "4" and the "5" in the NBA. Kyle O'Quinn will be a FA this summer. Dewayne Dedmon is not signed long-term. It could make sense for Orlando to select Cauley-Stein to shore up their rim-protector of the future and hope he blossoms into a Rudy Gobert-like player. Both Draft Express and ESPN have Cauley-Stein projected as a top-10 pick. If the ping-pong balls don't bounce Orlando's way, and the team finds themselves picking in the 6-8 range, then Willie Cauley-Stein could very well be Orlando's selection.

2. Karl Anthony-Towns, Kentucky - 7-0 Power Forward/Center (19 years old)

Wow, what a talent. I think Towns would be the sure-fire #1 projected pick most years, but this particular class is very talented at the top. Simply put, Towns is an exceptional big. He can rebound, he can block shots, he plays with his back to the rim as well as away from the basket, etc. Towns led the SEC in PER (31.0, good for Top 10 in the nation), Total Reb. %, Block %, DRtg, and WS/40. Accomplishing all of that as a freshmen is truly remarkable.

Towns posted Per/40 averages of 19 PTS/13 REB/4.6 BLK/2 AST per game. While shooting 55% from the field and over 80% from the FT line. What!?!?! I've also noticed throughout the year that Towns is open to being coached "hard". What I mean by that is I've noticed on countless occasions Coach Cal pulling Towns for being what he called "soft". Towns was Coach Calipari's whipping boy early in the year, he seemed to constantly call-out his freshmen sensation. It worked, every game I've seen Towns play has been better than the previous one.

I think Towns is as close to a perfect fit alongside Nik Vucevic as there will be to come along. While certainly not an NBA prototypical "stretch-4", I think Orlando could be successful with a Towns/Vucevic high-low look on offense. Defensively, there's no doubt Towns would be able to protect the rim as well as defend today's NBA PF's. He reminds me a bit of Al Horford, a guy who can get away with playing either PF or C. Obviously, Towns has a much higher upside, especially defensively, than a guy like Horford (who is still a fringe All-Star & a pretty good player). The problem is, he won't last long on draft night. While Karl-Anthony Towns may be atop Orlando's draft board, he seems unlikely to be selected by Orlando unless the team is awarded a Top-3 pick (fingers crossed).

1. Jahlil Okafor, Duke - 6-11 Center (19 years old)

What else can I say that hasn't been said. This young man is a once in a generation player, at least offensively. I think the comparisons Okafor is receiving to Tim Duncan are completely fair, again at least on the offensive side of the ball, which is saying a lot considering Tim Duncan is one of the greatest big men to ever play the game. Okafor still leaves a lot to be desired on the defensive side of the ball, that's probably my one knock about his game (other than his 51% FT%). Still, he's only 19. Okafor may never been a dominant rim protector, but he can at the very least learn to use his size to be a solid team and on-ball defender.

Offensively, I've never seen someone at his age as advanced in the post. We all saw Dwight at 19 his rookie year, his offensive game at that point consisted of put-backs and alley-oops exclusively. This kid though, his hands are Hall of Fame hands. His feet are Hall of Fame feet. He passes well out of the double-team. He dribbles out of the double team, then re-loads when he has a matchup he wants. He palms the ball and waits patiently for things to develop. My gosh.....

Okafor finished his freshmen season with Per/40 averages of 24 PTS/11.5 REB/2 AST/2 BLK while shooting 67% from the field (TS% of 65) and posting an offensive rating of 122. Okafor paced the ACC in PER with a rating of 32.1.

I actually think Towns may be a better fit for the Magic. What I mean is, if Orlando scooped up Okafor first, I think they would eventually have to trade Vucevic at a later date (which they probably wouldn't have a problem doing, he's signed long-term for a very reasonable deal). But if they draft Towns, I think they could get by keeping Nik on the roster. The Orlando Magic organization has come away with the 1st pick in the lottery on three different occasions. In all likelihood, the ping-pong balls would have to bounce our way again considerably to get a chance at drafting Okafor, who is considered the potential #1 overall pick by Chad Ford of ESPN and Draft Express.

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