2022 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings: Let’s Chet about the Draft

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. 

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

Tier 1a: Worth Tanking for. 

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

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

Tier 2a: Insane Athletes with high potential. 

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

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

Tier 2b: High Potential-High Variance Guys. 

5. Paolo Banchero- 19: 6’9 240 Big Duke (Italy) Comp= Domantas Sabonis

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

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

Tier 3: Solid Picks with more limited Star Upside. 

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

9. Bennedict Mathurin- 20: 6’5 195 Wing Arizona (Canada). Comp= QRich 

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

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Tier 4: Lotto Talents 

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

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

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

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

Tier 5a: Older Lotto Bubble

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 5b: younger Lotto Bubble

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

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

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

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

Tier 6: Upside Swings 

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

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

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

Tier 7: First Round Swings 

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

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

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

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

Tier 8a: First Round Bubble. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 8b: Should have roles

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

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

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

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

Tier 9a: Solid Second round upside plays. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tier 9b: Older Draft Swings. 

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 10a: Pre-Draft Candidates. 

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 10b: Interesting stash options. 

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

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

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

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

Tier 10c: Could find roles 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 11: Young 2-Way options. 

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

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

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

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

80. Eric Gaines- 20: 6’2 170 Point LSU. Comp= Mookie Blaylock 

Tier 12: Older G League Options 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tier 13: Younger guys who need to return 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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