2022 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings: A New Face in Tier 1

Notes: 

  • Wooo Pig Sooie! 
  • Comps are for play style and role not specifically the same level. 

Tier 1: Worth Tanking for. 

1. Chet Holmgren- 20: 7’1 200 Big Gonzaga. Comp= smaller but better passing KP.

2. Paolo Banchero- 19: 6’9 240 Big Duke (Italy) Comp= Pistons Blake Griffin

Tier 2: Great consolation prizes

3. Jabari Smith jr- 19: 6’10 210 Front Court Auburn. Comp= Rashard Lewis ish 

4. Jaden Ivey- 20: 6’4 200 Guard Purdue Comp= Donovan Mitchell

Tier 3: High Potential

5. Adrian Griffin Jr.- 19: 6’7 180 Wing Duke Comp= Jimmy Butler 

6. Jalen Duren- 18: 6’10 241 Pivot Memphis Comp= More Athletic and Defense minded Jermaine O’Neal

7. Shaedon Sharpe-18: 6’6 200 Wing Kentucky (Canada). Comp= slower Zach LaVine. 

Tier 4: Solid Picks with more limited Star Upside. 

8. Bennedict Mathurin- 20: 6’5 195 Wing Arizona (Canada). Comp= Kevin Martin. 

9. Keegan Murray- 22: 6’8 215 Forward Iowa. Comp= Marcus Morris who isn’t a dirty player and plays real defense.

10. Johnny Davis- 20: 6’5 200 Wing Wisconsin. Comp= Ron Harper. 

Tier 5: Lotto Talents 

11. Tari Eason- 21: 6’8 215 Big LSU. Comp= James Johnson

12. Tyty Washington- 20: 6’3 175 Guard Kentucky. Comp= Brandon Knight Ish

13. Ochai Agbaji- 22: 6’5 215 Wing Kansas (Nigeria). Comp= Josh Richardson

14. Jeremy Sochan- 19: 6’7 220 Forward Baylor (Poland) comp= taller Matisse Thybulle

Tier 6: Lotto Bubble

15. Kendall Brown- 19: 6’8 210 Wing Baylor. Comp= Smaller AK47 

16. Jaden Hardy- 19: 6’5 185 Wing G-League. Comp= Smaller Jordan Clarkson

17. Marjon Beauchamp- 22: 6’7 225 Wing Ignite. Comp= Josh Howard 

18. Dyson Daniels- 19: 6’6 180 Guard Ignite (Australia). Comp= Josh Green

19. Bryce McGowens- 19: 6’7 180 Wing Nebraska. Comp= Jamaal Crawford ish

20. Malaki Branham- 19: 6’5 175 Wing Ohio St. Comp= Dwayne Bacon

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Tier 7: Upside Swings 

21. Max Christie- 19: 6’7 185 Wing Michigan St. Comp= Jeremy Lamb

22. Caleb Houstan- 19: 6’8 210 Wing Michigan (Canada). Comp= Danny Green

23. Nikola Jovic- 19: 6’10 Forward Mega Basket (Serbia). Comp= Tom Chambers with handles

24. Matteo Spagnolo- 19: 6’6 190 Point/Wing Vanoli Cremona (Italy). Comp= Spencer Dinwiddie 

25. Gabriele Procida 19: 6’7 185 Forward Fortitudo (Italy). Comp=  Rudy Fernandez

26. Mark Wiliams- 20: 7’ 245 Big Duke. Comp= Derrick Favors

27. Jordan Hall- 20: 6’8 210 Forward St Joe’s. Comp= Slow Mo lite.

28. Jabari Walker- 20: 6’8 200 Forward Colorado. Comp= Sterling Brown

29. Blake Wesley- 19: 6’4 170 Guard Notre Dame. Comp= Wes Mathews with less shooting and defense 

30. Walker Kessler- 20: 7’1 245 Pivot Auburn.  Comp= Brook Lopez 

Tier 8: First Round Bubble. 

31. Ousmane Dieng- 19: 6’7 210 Wing New Zealand Breakers (France). Comp= Nick Batum. 

32. Josh Minott- 20: 6’8 205 wing Memphis. Comp= DJJ starter kit. 

33. Christian Braun- 20: 6’6 218 Wing Kansas. Comp= Smaller Kevin Huerter

34. Harrison Ingram- 20: 6’8 230 Wing Stanford. Comp= Anthony Mason

35. Kennedy Chandler- 19: 6’ 172 Point Tennessee. Comp= Cam Payne 

36. Jean Montero- 19: 6’2 180 Point Overtime Elite (Dominican Republic). Comp= Something between Schröder and Fox.

37. Jaylin Williams- 20- 6’10 240 Big Arkansas. Comp= Ed Davis ish

Tier 9: Should have roles

38. EJ Liddell- 21: 6’7 240 Big Ohio St. Comp= Poor Man’s Tobias Harris. 

39. Wendell Moore- 21: 6’5 216 Wing Duke. Comp= Dahntay Jones 

40. Julian Champagnie- 21: 6’7 217 Forward St.John’s. Comp= Bertans with handle.

41. Ismael Kamagate- 22: 6’11 230 Pivot Paris (France). Comp= Daniel Gafford with a jumper.

42. Alondes Williams- 23: 6’5 210 Wing Wake Forrest. Comp= Lou Williams Minus.  

43. Trevion Williams- 21: 6’10 265 Big Pit. Comp= Glen Davis with passing 

44. Heugo Besson- 21: 6’3 195 Guard NZ Breakers (France). Comp= Poor Mans Tyler Herro

45. Christian Koloko- 22: 7’ 145 Big Arizona (Cameroon) comp= Poor Mans Mitchell Robinson

46. Trayce Jackson-Davis- 22: 6’9 245 Forward Indiana. Comp= Terrence Jones 

Tier 10: Pre Draft candidates.  

47. Patrick Baldwin Jr.- 19: 6’10 205 Forward Milwaukee. Comp= Worse Shooting Davis Bertans

48. Peyton Watson- 19: 6’7 190 Wing UCLA. Comp= Jeff Green

49. Yannick Nzosa- 19: 6’10 200 Big Unicaja (Congo). Comp= Super Tall MKG 

50. John Butler- 19: 7’1 190 Big FSU. Comp= Baby KAT. 

51. Yohan Traore- 19: 6’10 210 Big Sunrise Christian (France). Comp= Poor mans Chris Bosh 

52. Trevor Keels- 19: 6’4 221 Guard Duke. Comp= Lu Dort

53. JD Davidson- 19: 6’3 175 Guard Alabama. Comp= Dennis Smith jr. I 

54. Aminu Mohammed- 20: 6’4 180 Guard Georgetown (Nigeria). Comp= Lu Dort

55. Michael Foster- 19: 6’9 220 Big Ignite. Comp= Julius Randle’s cousin 

56. Justin Lewis- 20: 6’7 225 Wing Marquette. Comp= Jae Crowder

57. Hyunjung Lee- 20: 6’7 210 Wing Davidson (S Korea) Comp= Sasha Vujacic. 

58. Roko Prkacin- 19: 6’8 225 Forward KK Cibona (Croatia). Comp= Rudy Gay

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Tier 11: Draft Bubble 

59. Iverson Molinar- 22: 6’1 190 Point Mississippi St. (Panama) Comp= Trey Burke 

60. Jamie Jaquez Jr- 22: 6’6 220 Wing UCLA. Comp= Adam Morrison 

61. Mathew Mayer- 22: 6’9 225 Forward Baylor. Comp= Gordon Hayward lite.

62. Oscar Tshiebwe- 22: 6’9 260 Big Kentucky (Congo). Comp= Andre Drummond 

63. Keon Ellis- 22: 6’6 175 Wing Alabama. Comp= Dorian Finney Smith. 

64. Terrence Shannon Jr- 21: 6’6 209 Wing Texas Tech. Comp= Kelly Oubre

65. Jake LaRivera- 20: 6’8 200 Forward Wake Forrest. Comp= Poor Mans Joe Wieskamp. 

66. David Roddy- 21: 6’6 255 Forward Colorado St. Comp= PJ Tucker? 

67. Tyler Burton- 22: 6’7 215 Forward Richmond. Comp= Doug McDermott lite. 

68. Dominick Barlow- 19: 6’9 205 Big OTE. Comp= Brandon Wright 

69. Dereon Seabron- 22: 6’7 180 Wing NC State. Comp= Marcus Smart with less of a jumper. 

70. Isaiah Wong- 21: 6’3 180 Guard Miami. Comp= shorter Derrick White  

71. Will Richardson- 22: 6’5 181 Guard Oregon. Comp= Poor man’s Tyrese Haliburton. 

72. Mathew Cleveland- 19: 6’6 180 Wing Florida St. Comp= Devin Vassell 

73. Alex Fudge- 19: 6’7 175 Forward LSU. Comp= Dorian Finney Smith 

74. Moussa Diabaté- 19: 6’11 210 Big Michigan. (France/Guinea) Comp= Serge Ibaka starter kit

75. Ron Harper jr- 21: 6’6 245 Wing Rutgers. Comp= Gary Harris lite 

76. Caleb Love- 21: 6’4 195 Guard UNC. Comp= Monta Ellis if you squint a little

77. Andrew Nembhard- 22: 6’5 193 Guard Gonzaga (Canada). Comp= George Hill lite. 

78. Isaiah Mosley- 22: 6’5 195 Wing Missouri St. Comp= Kevin Martin.

79. Eric Gaines- 21: 6’2 170 Point LSU. Comp= Mookie Blaylock

80. Dalen Terry- 20: 6’7 195 Wing Arizona. Comp= Bruce Brown.

81. Khalifa Diop- 19: 6’11 220 Pivot Gran Canaria (Senegal). Comp= Serge Ibaka

82. Ibou Dianko Badji- 20: 7’1 240 Pivot FC Barcelona (Senegal). Comp= Hill Motumbo. 

83. Ziga Samar 21: 6’6 175 Guard Fuenlabrada (Slovenia). Comp= Grievous Vasquez. 

84. Orlando Robinson- 21: 7’ 235 Pivot Fresno St. Comp= Jalen Smith ish. 

85. Zach Eddy- 20: 7’4 285 Pivot Purdue (Canada). Comp= Boban Marjanovic 

Tier 12: Older G League Options 

86. Scottie Pippen jr- 22: 6’3 160 Guard Vanderbilt. Comp= Derick Fisher 

87. Pete Nance- 22: 6’9 210 Big North Western. Comp= Lite version of his older brother.

88. Drew Timme- 21: 6’10 235 Big Gonzaga. Comp= Spencer Hawes with less shooting

89. Marcus Bagley- 21: 6’6 215 Forward Arizona St. Comp= Marcus Morris lite

90. Allen Flanigan- 21: 6’6 215 Wing Auburn. Comp= Anthony Mason lite.

91. Tyson Etienne- 22: 6’2 200 Guard Wichita St. Comp= Poor mans FVV. 

92. Ryan Turell- 22: 6’7 195 Wing Yeshiva. Comp= Duncan Robinson 

93. Tevin Brown- 23: 6’5 175 Wing Murray State. Comp= Spencer Dinwiddie lite

94. Tyrese Martin- 23: 6’6 215 wing UCONN. Comp= Kelena Azubuke 

95. Kevin McCullar- 21: 6’6 205 Wing Texas Tech. Comp= Aaron Afflalo

96. Baylor Scheierman- 21: 6’6 180 Wing South Dakota St. Comp= Luke Walton.

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Tier 13: Younger guys who need to return 

97. Ryan Rollins- 20: 6’4 180 Guard Toledo. Comp= Jason Terry 

98. Julian Strawther- 20: 6’7 205 Wing Gonzaga (Puerto Rico). Comp= Francisco Garcia. 

99. Terquavion Smith- 20: 6’3 180 Guard NC St. Comp= Bones Highland lite. 

100. Kadary Richmond- 20: 6’5 180 Guard Seton Hall. Comp= Poor mans Mike Conley.

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