Tari Eason: 2022 NBA Draft Prospect

2022 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings: Tari is ‘Eason’ his way into the Lotto

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 injuries. I will re-evaluate them at a later date. 

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

Tier 4: Lotto Talents

  1. Bennedict Mathurin- 20: 6’5 195 Wing Arizona (Canada). Comp= QRich 
  2. Jaden Hardy- 19: 6’5 185 Wing G-League. Comp= Buddy Hield. 
  3. Tyty Washington- 20: 6’3 175 Guard Kentucky. Comp= Brandon Knight Ish
  4. Johnny Davis- 20: 6’5 200 Wing Wisconsin. Comp= Kevin Martin ish

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Tier 5: Instant Role Players 

  1. Keegan Murray- 22: 6’8 215 Forward Iowa. Comp= Mo Harkless
  2. Tari Eason- 21: 6’8 215 Forward LSU. Comp= Cam Reddish
  3. Marjon Beauchamp- 21: 6’7 225 Wing Ignite. Comp= Josh Howard

Tier 6: Young First Rounders 

  1. Jean Montero- 19: 6’2 180 Point Overtime Elite (Dominican Republic). Comp= Something between Schröder and Fox.
  2. JD Davidson- 19: 6’3 175 Guard Alabama. Comp= Dennis Smith jr.
  3. Trevor Keels- 19: 6’4 221 Guard Duke. Comp= Anfernee Simons on steroids
  4. Caleb Houstan- 19: 6’8 210 Wing Michigan (Canada). Comp= Danny Green
  5. Nicola Jovic- 19: 6’10 Forward Mega Basket (Serbia). Comp= Tom Chambers with handles
  6. Dyson Daniels- 19: 6’6 180 Guard Ignite (Australia). Comp= Malcom Brogdon
  7. Bryce McGowens- 19: 6’7 180 Wing Nebraska. Comp= Jamaal Crawford ish
  8. Patrick Baldwin Jr.- 19: 6’10 205 Forward Milwaukee. Comp= Mike Dunleavy Jr

Tier 7: Older First Rounders

  1. Ochai Agbaji- 22: 6’5 215 Wing Kansas (Nigeria). Comp= Josh Richardson
  2. Wendell Moore- 21: 6’5 216 Wing Duke. Comp= Josh Hart
  3. Terrence Shannon Jr- 21: 6’6 209 Wing Texas Tech. Comp= Oubre
  4. Heugo Besson- 21: 6’3 195 Guard NZ Breakers (France). Comp= Goran Dragic

Tier 8: Young Round Guys

  1. Harrison Ingram- 20: 6’8 230 Wing Stanford. Comp= Anthony Mason
  2. Kennedy Chandler- 19: 6’ 172 Point Tennessee. Comp= Cam Payne 
  3. Blake Wesley- 19: 6’4 170 Guard Notre Dame. Comp= Wes Mathews with less shooting. 
  4. Jordan Hall- 20: 6’8 210 Forward St Joe’s. Comp= Slow Mo lite

Tier 9: First Round Bubble

  1. Mark Wiliams- 20: 7’ 245 Big Duke. Comp= Derrick Favors
  2. John Butler- 19: 7’1 190 Big FSU. Comp= Baby KAT. 
  3. EJ Liddell- 20: 6’7 240 Wing Ohio St. Comp= Poor Man’s Tobias Harris. 
  4. Moussa Diabaté- 19: 6’11 210 Big Michigan. (France/Guinea) Comp= Serge Ibaka starter kit
  5. Julian Champagnie- 21: 6’7 217 Forward St.John’s. Comp= Bertans with handle.
  6. Christian Koloko- 22: 7’ 145 Big Arizona comp= Poor Mans Mitchell Robinson
  7. Roko Prkacin- 19: 6’8 225 Forward KK Cibona (Croatia). Comp= Rudy Gay
  8. Tristan Vukcevic- 19: 6’10 218 Big Real Madrid (Serbia/Greece/Sweden/Spain) Comp= Andrea Bargani 
  9. Ousmane Dieng- 19: 6’7 210 Wing New Zealand Breakers (France). Comp= Nick Batum.

Tier 10: Should have roles

  1. Mathew Mayer- 22: 6’9 225 Forward Baylor. Comp= Gordon Hayward lite.
  2. Trayce Jackson-Davis- 22: 6’9 245 Forward Indiana. Comp= Terrence Jones 
  3. Isaiah Wong- 21: 6’3 180 Guard Miami. Comp= shorter Derrick White 
  4. Marcus Bagley- 21: 6’6 215 Forward Arizona St. Comp= Marcus Morris lite
  5. Iverson Molinar- 22: 6’1 190 Point Mississippi St. (Panama) Comp= Trey Burke 
  6. Jamie Jaquez Jr- 22: 6’6 220 Wing UCLA. Comp= Adam Morrison 
  7. Allen Flanigan- 21: 6’6 215 Wing Auburn. Comp= Anthony Mason lite. 
  8. Ron Harper jr- 21: 6’6 245 Wing Rutgers. Comp= Gary Harris lite 
  9. Trevion Williams- 21: 6’10 265 Big Pit. Comp= Glen Davis 
  10. Jahvon Quinerly- 22: 6’1 175 Point Alabama. Comp= Shane Larkin 
  11. Jonny Juzang- 21: 6’6 210 Wing UCLA. Comp= Kyle Korver. 
  12. Alex Fudge- 21: 6’7 175 Forward LSU. Comp= Dorian Finney Smith

Tier 11: Upside Plays

  1. Mathew Cleveland- 19: 6’6 180 Wing Florida St. Comp= Spencer Dinwiddie Is 
  2. Aminu Mohammed- 20: 6’4 180 Guard Georgetown (Nigeria). Comp= Lu Dort
  3. Max Christie- 19: 6’7 185 Wing Michigan St. Comp= Jeremy Lamb+
  4. Ismael Kamagate- 19: 6’11 230 Pivot Paris (France). Comp= Daniel Gafford with a jumper. 
  5. Peyton Watson- 19: 6’7 190 Wing UCLA. Comp= Jeff Green
  6. Christian Braun- 20: 6’6 218 Wing Kansas. Comp= Smaller Kevin Huerter 
  7. Jabari Walker- 20: 6’8 200 Forward Colorado. Comp= Sterling Brian
  8. Gabriele Procida 19: 6’7 185 Forward Fortitudo (Italy). Comp=  Rudy Fernandez
  9. Michael Foster- 19: 6’9 220 Big Ignite. Comp= Julius Randle’s cousin

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Tier 12: 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. Yoan Makoundou- 20: 6’9 225 Big Cholet (France). Comp= Poor man’s Jerami Grant
  4. Khalifa Diop- 19: 6’11 220 Pivot Gran Canaria (Senegal). Comp= Serge Ibaka
  5. Ibou Dianko Badji- 20: 7’1 240 Pivot FC Barcelona (Senegal). Comp= Hill Motumbo.
  6. Ariel Hukporti- 20: 6’11 246 Big Melbourne United (Germany). Comp= Thomas Bryant.

Tier 13: Young 2-Way Swings

  1. Kadary Richmond- 20: 6’5 180 Guard Seton Hall. Comp= Poor mans Mike Conley.
  2. Hyunjung Lee- 20: 6’7 210 Wing Davidson (S Korea) Comp= Sasha Vujacic. 
  3. Jeremy Sochan- 19: 6’7 220 Forward Baylor (Poland) comp= Matisse Thybulle lite
  4. Justin Lewis- 20: 6’7 225 Wing Marquette. Comp= Jae Crowder 
  5. Colby Jones 20: 6’6 210 Wing Xavier. Comp= Josh Hart 
  6. Jaylin Williams- 20- 6’10 240 Big Arkansas. Comp= Ed Davis ish
  7. Taran Armstrong-19: 6’5 180 Point CBU. (Australia) Comp= Tomas Satoransky.
  8. Kenny Lofton Jr- 20: 6’7 275 Forward Louisiana Tech. Comp= Slower Mo
  9. Tyrese Hunter- 19: 6’1 160 Point Iowa State. Comp= Steve Francis lite. 
  10. Nolan Hickman- 19: 6’2 185 Guard Gonzaga. Comp= George Hill 
  11. Azuolas Tubelis- 19: 6’11 245 Big Arizona (Lithuania). Comp= Donatas Motiejūnas
  12. Max Abmas- 20: 6’0 161 Guard ORU. Comp= Isaiah Thomas.
  13. Daimion Collins- 19: 6’9 190 Big Kentucky. Comp= Willie Cauley-Stein 
  14. Mike Miles- 20: 6’2 195 Point TCU. Comp= Jalen Brunson lite 
  15. Dawson Garcia- 20: 6’11 220 Big UNC. Comp= Isaiah Hartenstine 
  16. Walker Kessler- 20: 7’1 245 Pivot Auburn.  Comp= Justin Patton

Tier 14: Older guys for 2-Way spots

  1. Caleb Love- 21: 6’4 195 Guard UNC. Comp= Monta Ellis if you squint a little
  2. Will Richardson- 22: 6’5 181 Guard Oregon. Comp= Poor man’s Tyrese Haliburton. 
  3. Kevin Obanor- 22: 6’8 225 Forward Texas Tech. Comp= Orlando Ryan Anderson 
  4. Keion Brooks jr- 21: 6’7 205 Wing Kentucky. Comp= Jae’Sean Tate ish. 
  5. Tyson Etienne- 22: 6’2 200 Guard Wichita St. Comp= Poor mans FVV. 
  6. Collin Gillespie- 22: 6’3 195 Point Villanova. Comp= Jalen Brunson lite. 
  7. Scottie Pippen jr- 22: 6’3 160 Guard Vanderbilt. Comp= Derick Fisher 
  8. Jacob Toppin- 21: 6’8 190 Forward Kentucky. Comp= Less athletic Obi 
  9. Andrew Nembhard- 22: 6’5 193 Guard Gonzaga (Canada). Comp= George Hill lite.

Tier 15: The Rest

  1. Keon Ellis- 22: 6’6 175 Wing Alabama. Comp= Dorian Finney Smith. 
  2. Pete Nance- 22: 6’9 210 Big North Western. Comp= Lite version of his older brother.
  3. Jalen Wilson- 21: 6’8 215 Forward Kansas. Comp= Devin George 
  4. Isaiah Crawford- 21: 6’6 220 Wing Louisiana Tech. Comp= Tim Hardaway jr
  5. Ian Martenez- 20: 6’3 200 Guard Maryland. Comp= Kira Lewis ish. 
  6. Tamar Bates- 19: 6’5 195 Guard Indiana. Comp= Deshawn Stephenson 
  7. Josh Minott- 20: 6’8 205 wing Memphis. Comp= DJJ starter kit. 
  8. David Jones- 19: 6’6 195 Wing DePaul. Comp= Danny Green Lite.
  9. Zach Eddy- 20: 7’4 285 Pivot Purdue (Canada). Comp= Boban Marjanovic 

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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