2022 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings: March is Maddening

Notes:

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

Tier 2: High Potential-High Variance  

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

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

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. 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 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= Smaller Jordan Clarkson 

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

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

Tier 5: Lotto Bubble

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tier 6: Upside Swings 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 7: First Round Bubble. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 8: Should have roles

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 9: Pre Draft candidates.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 10: Older Draft Swings. 

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

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

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

Tier 11: Draft Bubble. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tier 12: Older G League Options 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 13: Younger guys who need to return 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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