Post-MM big board. While some NCAA prospects helped their stocks, all of the top international guys have helped their stock a lot in the last month or so.
#1. Sengun. Same reasoning as before...probable MVP in an elite pro league at age 18. And contrary to popular belief, he's doing his damage in a fast-paced modern offense, not in a throwback post-centric offense.
#2/3. Barnes and Mobley, neck and neck. Both elite defensive prospects with great physical tools, though their offensive games have some moderately concerning weaknesses.
#4-10. Suggs, Kuminga, Green, Wagner, Moody, Giddey, Springer
#11-20. Garuba, Prkacin, Boston, McBride, Cunningham, Johnson, Cooper, Robinson-Earl, Butler, Jackson
What I like: Defensive versatility, athleticism. A key roleplayer for elite professional team Real Madrid, Garuba has legit potential to switch 1-5. Should be able to contribute right away in the same role.
What I don't like: Offensive development seems to have stalled. Jumper remains inconsistent, and handling/passing skills are just average for a PF. Little potential to create his own offense.
What I like: Shoot/dribble/pass offensive skill. Prkacin has a surprisingly advanced offensive game, especially considering his age (turns 19 in Nov). He also shows good toughness in the paint against grown men.
What I don't like: While he's not a terrible athlete, he doesn't manage to block many shots, and you wouldn't want him strung out on the perimeter either. A tough fit defensively in the NBA.
What I like: Prototypical 3&D SG. Found his range from 3 after a horror start to the season, and shows nice lateral quickness and anticipation on the defensive end.
What I don't like: Skinny frame and average quickness limit his ability to attack off the dribble. May struggle defensively against more physical players.
What I like: Point-of-attack defense, PG skills. McBride has a great combination of motor, quickness, anticipation, and toughness to make opposing PGs uncomfortable. A competent, low-mistake floor general on offense.
What I don't like: Not a very skilled ballhandler; makes it tough for him to get high-percentage shots off the dribble. Just average length limits defensive versatility.
What I like: Outside shooting, length and IQ on D. Nice high release, comfortable shooting with a hand in his face. Good anticipation on D, uses length to contain ballhandlers and fill up passing lanes.
What I don't like: Lacks quickness and vertical pop on dribble drives, leading to turnovers and low-percentage shots. Can get pushed around, not a great rebounder despite size.
What I like: Frame & athleticism, drive-and-dish potential. Johnson has ideal physical tools for a wing; can be a big-time playmaker on D, dangerous attacking the basket on straight-line drives.
What I don't like: Wheels come off when things aren't going his way, both within games and big picture. Can make 3's, but form and consistency very questionable.
What I like: Quickness, poise, and passing ability. Cooper really knows how to run an offense, and is great at using his quickness to create opportunities for himself and his teammates.
What I don't like: Lackluster defender who's a bit undersized to boot. Not a very high percentage shooter, relies heavily on drawing contact which won't be as easy in the NBA.
What I like: Offensive versatility, IQ. Uncanny ability to provide whatever his team needs, whether it's floor spacing, offensive rebounding, passing, etc. Smart team defender.
What I don't like: Jumpshot needs to be a bit more consistent. Just-okay length and athleticism limits defensive upside, may make it difficult for him to finish at the rim in the NBA.
What I like: Leadership, shooting, point-of-attack D. NBA-ready guard who can run the offense and knock down 3's right away. Active and intelligent defender who generates a lot of steals.
What I don't like: Good-not-great athlete, only okay at creating off the dribble. Probably needs a more athletic, dynamic scoring threat next to him in the backcourt.
What I like: Elite paint protection. A natural shot blocker who can really shut down the paint with his length, quickness, and athleticism. Reasonably capable finisher at the rim, decent foul shooter.
What I don't like: Offensive game is very limited and raw. No signs of 3-point range, and attempts at self-creation frequently lead to turnovers or low-percentage shots.