Jaden Ivey: Top 2022 NBA Draft Prospect

2022 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings: Jaden Joins Top Tier

Someone call a gardener because the Ivey is rapidly climbing over everything!

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.

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

Tier 1: Worth Tanking for

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

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

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

4. Paolo Banchero- 19: 6’9 240 Point Big Duke (Italy) Comp= Domnatas Sabonis

Tier 2: Flawed But Exciting

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

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

7. Jaden Hardy- 19: 6’5 185 Wing G-League. Comp= Buddy Hield.

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

Tier 3: Lotto Guys

9. Dyson Daniels- 19: 6’6 180 Guard Ignite (Australia). Comp= Malcom Brogdon

10. Bennedict Mathurin- 20: 6’7 195 Wing Arizona (Canada). Comp= QRich

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

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

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

14. Patrick Baldwin Jr.- 19: 6’10 205 Forward Milwaukee. Comp= Mike Dunleavy Jr

Tier 4: Lotto Bubble

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

16. Johnny Davis- 20: 6’5 200 Wing Wisconsin. Comp= Kevin Martin ish.

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

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

Tier 5: Instant Role Players

19. Keegan Murray- 22: 6’8 215 Forward Iowa. Comp= Mo Harkless

20. Heugo Besson- 21: 6’3 195 Point NZ Breakers (France). Comp= Goran Dragic

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

22. Wendell Moore- 21: 6’5 216 Wing Duke. Comp= Josh Hart

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

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

Tier 6: Young First rounders.

25. Mathew Cleveland- 19: 6’6 180 Wing Florida St. Comp= Spencer Dinwiddie

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

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

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

29. Tyty Washington- 20: 6’3 175 Point Kentucky. Comp= Brandon Knight

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

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Tier 7: First Round Bubble

31. EJ Liddell- 20: 6’7 240 Wing Ohio St. Comp= Poor Man’s Tobias Harris.

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

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

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

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

36. Tristan Vukcevic- 19: 6’10 218 Big Real Madrid (Serbia/Greece/Sweden/Spain) Comp= Andrea Bargani

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

38. Trevor Keels- 19: 6’4 221 Guard Duke. Comp= Anfernee Simons on steroids

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

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

Tier 8: Should have roles

41. Marjon Beauchamp- 21: 6’7 225 Wing Ignite. Comp= Josh Howard

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

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

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

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

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

47. Christian Koloko- 22: 7’ 145 Big Arizona comp= Poor Mans Mitchell Robinson

Tier 9: Upside Plays

48. Taran Armstrong-19: 6’5 180 Point CBU. (Australia) Comp= Tomas Satoransky.

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

50. Tyrese Hunter- 19: 6’1 160 Point Iowa State. Comp= Steve Francis lite.

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

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

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

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

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

56. Jeremy Sochan- 19: 6’7 220 Forward Baylor (Poland) comp= Poor Mans Rudy Gay.

Tier 10: Older Draft Swings

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

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

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

60. Jahvon Quinerly- 22: 6’1 175 Point Alabama. Comp= Shane Larkin

Tier 11: Foreign Prospects who could be stashed

61. Gui Santos- 19: 6’6 209 Wing Minas Tênis Clube (Brazil). Comp= Trevor Ariza ish.

62. Ismael Kamagate- 19: 6’11 230 Pivot Paris (France). Comp= Daniel Gafford.

63. Yoan Makoundou- 20: 6’9 225 Big Cholet (France). Comp= Poor man’s Jerami Grant

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

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

66. Ariel Hukporti- 20: 6’11 246 Big Melbourne United (Germany). Comp= Thomas Bryant.

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Tier 12: Young 2-Way Swings

67. Kenny Lofton Jr- 20: 6’7 275 Forward Louisiana Tech. Comp= Slower Mo

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

69. Nolan Hickman- 19: 6’2 185 Guard Gonzaga. Comp= George Hill

70. Azuolas Tubelis- 19: 6’11 245 Big Arizona (Lithuania). Comp= Donatas Motiejūnas

71. Max Abmas- 20: 6’0 161 Guard ORU. Comp= Isaiah Thomas.

72. Aminu Mohammed- 19: 6’4 180 Guard Georgetown (Nigeria). Comp= Josh Okogie

73. Daimion Collins- 19: 6’9 190 Big Kentucky. Comp= Willie Cauley-Stein

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

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

76. Mike Miles- 20: 6’2 195 Point TCU. Comp= Jalen Brunson lite

77. Ian Martenez- 20: 6’3 200 Guard Maryland. Comp= Kira Lewis ish.

78. Tamar Bates- 19: 6’5 195 Guard Indiana. Comp= Deshawn Stephenson

Tier 13: Older guys for 2-Way spots

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

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

81. Kevin Obanor- 22: 6’8 225 Forward Texas Tech. Comp= Orlando Ryan Anderson

82. Jonny Juzang- 21: 6’6 210 Wing UCLA. Comp= Kyle Korver.

83. Keion Brooks jr- 21: 6’7 205 Wing Kentucky. Comp= Jae’Sean Tate ish.

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

85. Collin Gillespie- 22: 6’3 195 Point Villanova. Comp= Jalen Brunson lite.

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

87. Isaiah Crawford- 21: 6’6 220 Wing Louisiana Tech. Comp= Tim Hardaway jr

88. Jacob Toppin- 21: 6’8 190 Forward Kentucky. Comp= Less athletic Obi

89. Jalen Wilson- 21: 6’8 215 Forward Kansas. Comp= Devin George

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

Tier 14: The Rest

91. David Jones- 19: 6’6 195 Wing DePaul. Comp= Danny Green Lite.

92. Kok Yat- 19: 6’8 200 Wing OTE (South Sudan). Comp= Mo Harkless

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

94. Caleb Murphy- 20: 6’2 170 Point SFU Comp= homeless mans Monta Ellis

95. Dawson Garcia- 20: 6’11 220 Big UNC. Comp= Isaiah Hartenstine

96. Walker Kessler- 20: 7’1 245 Pivot Auburn. Comp= Justin Patton

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

98. Hunter Dickinson- 21: 7’1 245 Pivot Michigan. Comp= Worse Roy Hibbert

99. Kellan Grady- 24: 6’5 205 Wing Kentucky. Comp= Smaller Sterling Brown

100. Buddy Beoheim- 22: 6’6 200 Wing Syracuse. Comp= Adam Morrison.

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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