Jaden Ivey: Top 2022 NBA Draft Prospect

2022 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings: Ivey to the Top

Notes:

Comps are for play style and role not specifically the same level. 

The Thompson Twins will for now be removed until more clarity, after some internal debate that seems more fair. 

Pelle Larsson, Keyonte Johnson, and Langston Love are not ranked because of the injuries. I will re evaluate them at a later date. 

Related: 2022 NBA Mock Draft

Tier 1: Worth Tanking For

  1. Jaden Ivey- 20: 6’4 200 Guard Purdue Comp= Donovan Mitchell
  2. Chet Holmgren- 20: 7’1 200 Big Gonzaga. Comp= smaller but better passing KP.
  3. Jabari Smith jr- 19: 6’10 210 Front Court Auburn. Comp= Rashard Lewis but stronger. 

Tier 2: One Way Dominators

  1. Paolo Banchero- 19: 6’9 240 Point Big Duke (Italy) Comp= Domnatas Sabonis 
  2. Jalen Duren- 18: 6’10 241 Big Memphis Comp= More Athletic and Defense minded Jermaine O’Neil

Tier 3: Exciting Options

  1. Kendall Brown- 19: 6’8 210 Wing Baylor. Comp= Smaller AK47 (Related: Kendall Brown NBA Draft Profile)
  2. Adrian Griffin Jr.- 19: 6’7 180 Wing Duke Comp= Jimmy Butler lite 

Tier 4: Lotto Talents

  1. Bennedict Mathurin- 20: 6’7 195 Wing Arizona (Canada). Comp= QRich 
  2. Bryce McGowens- 19: 6’7 180 Wing Nebraska. Comp= Jamaal Crawford ish
  3. Jaden Hardy- 19: 6’5 185 Wing G-League. Comp= Buddy Hield. 
  4. Nicola Jovic- 19: 6’10 Forward Mega Basket (Serbia). Comp= Tom Chambers with handles 
  5. Caleb Houstan- 19: 6’8 210 Wing Michigan (Canada). Comp= Danny Green

Tier 5: Instant Role Players 

  1. Keegan Murray- 22: 6’8 215 Forward Iowa. Comp= Mo Harkless 
  2. Ochai Agbaji- 22: 6’5 215 Wing Kansas (Nigeria). Comp= Josh Richardson
  3. Marjon Beauchamp- 21: 6’7 225 Wing Ignite. Comp= Josh Howard 

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Tier 6: Young First Rounders

  1. Patrick Baldwin Jr.- 19: 6’10 205 Forward Milwaukee. Comp= Mike Dunleavy Jr
  2. Dyson Daniels- 19: 6’6 180 Guard Ignite (Australia). Comp= Malcom Brogdon
  3. JD Davidson- 19: 6’3 175 Guard Alabama. Comp= Dennis Smith jr. 
  4. Jean Montero- 19: 6’2 180 Point Overtime Elite (Dominican Republic). Comp= Something between Schröder and Fox.
  5. Johnny Davis- 20: 6’5 200 Wing Wisconsin. Comp= Kevin Martin ish.
  6. Tyty Washington- 20: 6’3 175 Guard Kentucky. Comp= Brandon Knight 
  7. Max Christie- 19: 6’7 185 Wing Michigan St. Comp= Jeremy Lamb+

Tier 7: Older First Rounders

  1. Wendell Moore- 21: 6’5 216 Wing Duke. Comp= Josh Hart
  2. Terrence Shannon Jr- 21: 6’6 209 Wing Texas Tech. Comp= Oubre
  3. Heugo Besson- 21: 6’3 195 Guard NZ Breakers (France). Comp= Goran Dragic

Tier 8: First Round Bubble 

  1. Harrison Ingram- 20: 6’8 230 Wing Stanford. Comp= Anthony Mason
  2. John Butler- 19: 7’1 190 Big FSU. Comp= Baby KAT. 
  3. Kennedy Chandler- 19: 6’ 172 Point Tennessee. Comp= Cam Payne 
  4. Roko Prkacin- 19: 6’8 225 Forward KK Cibona (Croatia). Comp= Rudy Gay
  5. EJ Liddell- 20: 6’7 240 Wing Ohio St. Comp= Poor Man’s Tobias Harris. 
  6. Moussa Diabaté- 19: 6’11 210 Big Michigan. (France/Guinea) Comp= Serge Ibaka starter kit
  7. Mark Wiliams- 20: 7’ 245 Big Duke. Comp= Derrick Favors
  8. Tristan Vukcevic- 19: 6’10 218 Big Real Madrid (Serbia/Greece/Sweden/Spain) Comp= Andrea Bargani 
  9. Jordan Hall- 20: 6’8 210 Forward St Joe’s. Comp= Slow Mo lite.

Tier 9: Should have roles

  1. Julian Champagnie- 21: 6’7 217 Forward St.John’s. Comp= Bertans with handle. 
  2. Christian Koloko- 22: 7’ 145 Big Arizona comp= Poor Mans Mitchell Robinson
  3. Mathew Mayer- 22: 6’9 225 Forward Baylor. Comp= Gordon Hayward lite.  
  4. Trayce Jackson-Davis- 22: 6’9 245 Forward Indiana. Comp= Terrence Jones 
  5. Isaiah Wong- 21: 6’3 180 Guard Miami. Comp= shorter Derrick White 
  6. Marcus Bagley- 21: 6’6 215 Forward Arizona St. Comp= Marcus Morris lite
  7. Iverson Molinar- 22: 6’1 190 Point Mississippi St. (Panama) Comp= Trey Burke 
  8. Jamie Jaquez Jr- 22: 6’6 220 Wing UCLA. Comp= Adam Morrison 
  9. Allen Flanigan- 21: 6’6 215 Wing Auburn. Comp= Anthony Mason lite. 
  10. Ron Harper jr- 21: 6’6 245 Wing Rutgers. Comp= Gary Harris lite 
  11. Trevion Williams- 21: 6’10 265 Big Pit. Comp= Glen Davis 
  12. Caleb Love- 21: 6’4 195 Guard UNC. Comp= Monta Ellis if you squint a little

Tier 10: Upside Plays 

  1. Mathew Cleveland- 19: 6’6 180 Wing Florida St. Comp= Spencer Dinwiddie 
  2. Peyton Watson- 19: 6’7 190 Wing UCLA. Comp= Jeff Green
  3. Ousmane Dieng- 19: 6’7 210 Wing New Zealand Breakers (France). Comp= Nick Batum. 
  4. Kadary Richmond- 20: 6’5 180 Guard Seton Hall. Comp= Poor mans Mike Conley. 
  5. Jabari Walker- 20: 6’8 200 Forward Colorado. Comp= Sterling Brown
  6. Trevor Keels- 19: 6’4 221 Guard Duke. Comp= Anfernee Simons on steroids 
  7. Gabriele Procida 19: 6’7 185 Forward Fortitudo (Italy). Comp=  Rudy Fernandez
  8. Jaylin Williams- 20- 6’10 240 Big Arkansas. Comp= Ed Davis ish
  9. Michael Foster- 19: 6’9 220 Big Ignite. Comp= Julius Randle’s cousin 
  10. Justin Lewis- 20: 6’7 225 Wing Marquette. Comp= Jae Crowder 
  11. Aminu Mohammed- 19: 6’4 180 Guard Georgetown (Nigeria). Comp= Josh Okogie 
  12. Hyunjung Lee- 20: 6’7 210 Wing Davidson (S Korea) Comp= Sasha Vujacic. 
  13. Jeremy Sochan- 19: 6’7 220 Forward Baylor (Poland) comp= Matisse Thybulle lite
  14. Taran Armstrong-19: 6’5 180 Point CBU. (Australia) Comp= Tomas Satoransky.

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Tier 11: Foreign Prospects who could be stashed

  1. Yannick Nzosa- 19: 6’10 200 Big Unicaja (Congo). Comp= Super Tall MKG 
  2. Gui Santos- 19: 6’6 209 Wing Minas Tênis Clube (Brazil). Comp= Trevor Ariza ish. 
  3. Ismael Kamagate- 19: 6’11 230 Pivot Paris (France). Comp= Daniel Gafford. 
  4. Yoan Makoundou- 20: 6’9 225 Big Cholet (France). Comp= Poor man’s Jerami Grant
  5. Khalifa Diop- 19: 6’11 220 Pivot Gran Canaria (Senegal). Comp= Serge Ibaka
  6. Ibou Dianko Badji- 20: 7’1 240 Pivot FC Barcelona (Senegal). Comp= Hill Motumbo. 
  7. Ariel Hukporti- 20: 6’11 246 Big Melbourne United (Germany). Comp= Thomas Bryant. 

Tier 12: Young 2-Way Swings

  1. Kenny Lofton Jr- 20: 6’7 275 Forward Louisiana Tech. Comp= Slower Mo
  2. Tyrese Hunter- 19: 6’1 160 Point Iowa State. Comp= Steve Francis lite. 
  3. Christian Braun- 20: 6’6 218 Wing Kansas. Comp= Smaller Kevin Huerter 
  4. Nolan Hickman- 19: 6’2 185 Guard Gonzaga. Comp= George Hill 
  5. Azuolas Tubelis- 19: 6’11 245 Big Arizona (Lithuania). Comp= Donatas Motiejūnas
  6. Max Abmas- 20: 6’0 161 Guard ORU. Comp= Isaiah Thomas.
  7. Daimion Collins- 19: 6’9 190 Big Kentucky. Comp= Willie Cauley-Stein 
  8. Blake Wesley- 19: 6’4 170 Guard Notre Dame. Comp= Wes Mathews with less shooting. 
  9. Mike Miles- 20: 6’2 195 Point TCU. Comp= Jalen Brunson lite 
  10. Ian Martenez- 20: 6’3 200 Guard Maryland. Comp= Kira Lewis ish. 
  11. Tamar Bates- 19: 6’5 195 Guard Indiana. Comp= Deshawn Stephenson 
  12. Josh Minott- 20: 6’8 205 wing Memphis. Comp= DJJ starter kit. 
  13. Dominick Barlow- 19: 6’9 205 Big OTE. Comp= Brandon Wright 
  14. David Jones- 19: 6’6 195 Wing DePaul. Comp= Danny Green Lite. 
  15. Kok Yat- 19: 6’8 200 Wing OTE (South Sudan). Comp= Mo Harkless 
  16. Zach Eddy- 20: 7’4 285 Pivot Purdue (Canada). Comp= Boban Marjanovic 
  17. Caleb Murphy- 20: 6’2 170 Point SFU Comp= homeless mans Monta Ellis 
  18. Dawson Garcia- 20: 6’11 220 Big UNC. Comp= Isaiah Hartenstine 

Tier 13: Older guys for 2-Way spots

  1. Jahvon Quinerly- 22: 6’1 175 Point Alabama. Comp= Shane Larkin 
  2. Jonny Juzang- 21: 6’6 210 Wing UCLA. Comp= Kyle Korver. 
  3. Will Richardson- 22: 6’5 181 Guard Oregon. Comp= Poor man’s Tyrese Haliburton. 
  4. Keon Ellis- 22: 6’6 175 Wing Alabama. Comp= Dorian Finney Smith. 
  5. Pete Nance- 22: 6’9 210 Big North Western. Comp= Lite version of his older brother.
  6. Kevin Obanor- 22: 6’8 225 Forward Texas Tech. Comp= Orlando Ryan Anderson 
  7. Keion Brooks jr- 21: 6’7 205 Wing Kentucky. Comp= Jae’Sean Tate ish. 
  8. Tyson Etienne- 22: 6’2 200 Guard Wichita St. Comp= Poor mans FVV. 
  9. Collin Gillespie- 22: 6’3 195 Point Villanova. Comp= Jalen Brunson lite. 
  10. Scottie Pippen jr- 22: 6’3 160 Guard Vanderbilt. Comp= Derick Fisher 
  11. Tari Eason- 21: 6’8 215 Forward LSU. Comp= Kenneth Faried. 
  12. Isaiah Crawford- 21: 6’6 220 Wing Louisiana Tech. Comp= Tim Hardaway jr
  13. Jacob Toppin- 21: 6’8 190 Forward Kentucky. Comp= Less athletic Obi 
  14. Jalen Wilson- 21: 6’8 215 Forward Kansas. Comp= Devin George 
  15. Andrew Nembhard- 22: 6’5 193 Guard Gonzaga (Canada). Comp= George Hill lite. 

Jordan Ennis lives in West Africa where he is a pastor at an international church, he also co-hosts the Assisted Development Podcast and writes for assisteddevelopmentpod.com. He can be found at Assisted Development Podcast on Facebook and @BaturePreacher on Twitter.

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Jordan Ennis lives in West Africa where he is a pastor at an international church, he also co-hosts the Assisted Development Podcast on the HoopSocial Podcasts feed. He can be found at Assisted Development Podcast on Facebook and @HoopSocialDraft on Twitter.

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