🏀 Bronny & Other Names To Watch

The NBA Draft is a two day event this year, which gives us some time to talk about players who didn't hear their names called last night, and where they might end up today. Bronny is the name to watch for obvious reasons, but there's a few second round guys who could end up shining in what is considered a down year of elite prospects 👀 (3 min read)

NBA Draft Round 2

Victor Wembanyama, Paolo Banchero, Cade Cunningham, Anthony Edwards, Zion Williamson. The last five No. 1 overall picks of the NBA draft have certainly lived up to the hype, with three already making at least one All-Star team, one rookie finishing second in Defensive Player of the Year voting, and Cade Cunningham primed to take the next step once healthy. The Atlanta Hawks’ Zaccharie Risacher joins this group of players in what was a unique draft class with no obvious No. 1 pick. France ball is legit 🇫🇷

Fellow Frenchman and former OTE player Alexandre Sarr followed Risacher as the second pick, giving us our third top-5 player in the last two drafts. To say we’re proud is an understatement 🥺

While this draft might lack surefire franchise changing players, many experts think teams will find gems in the end of the first round and early in the second. With players such as Tyler Kolek, Johnny Furphy and Kyle Filipowski still waiting to hear their name called, let’s look at some of the high profile guys still left on the board 👇

🏀 Kevin McCullar: SF, Kansas

McCullar is a six-year college player who spent four seasons at Texas Tech before finishing his collegiate career with Kansas. He’s turning 24 and is coming off knee surgery, but after averaging 18+ PPG last season, he’s a player contenders likely see as a pro-ready guy

🏀 Jamal Shead: G, Houston

Shead had an extremely successful college career with a Cougars program that won 125 regular season games over the past four seasons. He is one of the best guard defenders in the draft and could be an elite back-up PG in the league for a long time

🏀 Cam Spencer: SG, UConn

After impressive seasons at Loyola and Rutgers, Cam Spencer showed why he can play at the next level this past season at UConn. A First-team All-Big East selection, Spencer shot 44% from deep en route to a National Championship. Easy one of the best shooters left on the board

🏀 Bronny James: G, USC

You know the deal here. Bronny is far from a finished product, but after his impressive combine and who is in his corner, you have to assume he will either go to the Lakers at No. 55, or a team a few picks earlier that want to get LeBron’s attention. This is one of the few picks you can actually bet on, with the Lakers -135 to draft Bronny, and his O/U set at 54.5 after being as high as 41.5

🏀 Adem Bona: C, UCLA

All experts say Bona was the best center at the combine in the 5-on-5 scrimmages. He has a huge frame at 6’10, 245 lbs and moves very well for his size. He seems NBA ready as a back-up big who can provide solid rim protection, plus he’s only 21 and his highlights really show his potential

🏀 Keshad Johnson: F, Arizona

Johnson is an experienced college player who just finished his fifth season at Arizona after four at San Diego State. He is huge, averaged under two turnovers throughout his entire college career, and just shot 39% from three this past season. Serious sleeper for any team looking for a productive second unit player

Trivia Question: Only five players have ever gone undrafted and eventually selected to an All-Star team. Who is the most recent and can you name the other four?

For My Parlay Gurus

Unfortunately there aren’t too many players to bet on in the second round outside of Bronny, so we’re going to keep this one short and sweet and drop the potential hoodie if we hit. Most mocks have Bronny at No. 55 to the Lakers, but I feel like someone will grab him before that to really shake things up with LeBron’s free agency 👀

  • Bronny James Under 54.5

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Trivia Answer: Connie Hawkins, John Starks, Brad Miller, Ben Wallace and most recently Fred VanVleet