2022 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings: LaRavia in the Top 30

Jake LaRavia is a hot name. I have moved him up slightly but I’m not completely sold. Give me your best pitches on Twitter for why he should be higher. 

Notes:

Comps are for play style and role not specifically upside or potential. 

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. Shaedon Sharpe-19: 6’6 200 Wing Kentucky (Canada). Comp= slower Zach LaVine. 

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

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

Tier 3: High Potential

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

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

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

Tier 5: Lotto Talents 

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

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

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

14. Malaki Branham- 19: 6’5 175 Wing Ohio St. Comp= Caris LeVert 

Tier 6: Lotto Bubble

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

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

17. Mark Williams- 20: 7’ 245 Big Duke (Nigeria). Comp= Derrick Favors

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

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

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

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

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Tier 7: Upside Swings 

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

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

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

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

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

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

28. Leonard Miller- 19: 6’10 200 Forward High School (Canada). Comp= Jeff Green

29. Jake LaRavia- 20: 6’8 200 Forward Wake Forrest. Comp= George Niang. 

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

Tier 8: First Round Bubble. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 9: Should have roles

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 10: Young Potential Swings 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 11: End of Draft rotation guys

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

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

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

58. Jalen Williams- 21: 6’6 190 Wing Santa Clara. Comp= Dwayne Bacon 

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Tier 12: Draft Bubble 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

71. Vince Williams Jr- 22: 6’6 210 Wing VCU. comp Josh Richardson. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

78. Gui Santos- 19: 6’6 209 Wing Minas Tênis Clube (Brazil). Comp= Carlos Delfino. 

79. Matthieu Gauzin- 20: 6’4 160 Guard Champagne Basket (France). Comp= Ish Smith with less passing. 

80. Carlos Alocen- 21: 6’4 210 Point Real Madrid (Spain). Comp= Sergio Rodriguez 

81. Mario Nakic- 20: 6’8 218 Wing BC Oostende (Serbia). Comp= Mario Hezonja

82. Malcolm Cazalon- 20: 6’6 Wing KK Mega Bemax (France). Comp= Norm Powell lite

83. Mojave King- 20: 6’5 194 Wing Adalade (New Zealand). Comp= Ben McLemore

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

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

86. Isaiah Mobley- 22: 6’8 235 Big USC. Comp= Chemezi Metu

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

88. Jaden Shackelford- 21: 6’3 175 Guard Alabama. Comp= Garry Harris

89. Gabe Brown- 22: 6’8 215 wing Michigan St. Comp= Tony Snell

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

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Tier 13: Summer League invites 

91. Leonardo Okeke- 19: 6’9 215 Forward NOVIPIÙ JB MONFERRATO (Italy/Nigeria). Comp= Thad Young lite. 

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

93. Brady Manek- 23: 6’9 231 Forward UNC. Comp= Sam Dekker 

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

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

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

97. Jamaree Bouyea- 22: 6’2 180 Guard San Francisco. Comp= Saben Lee 

98. Abu Kigab- 23: 6’7 220 Forward Boise St. (Sudan/Canada). Comp= Alize Johnson 

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

100. Kai Sotto- 20: 7’2 233 Pivot Adelaide 36ers (Philippines). Comp= Poor mans Pau Gasol

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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 @BaturePreacher on Twitter.

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