2022 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings: The Picture is Clearing Up

Some names have been removed because of them likely returning to school. Dalen Terry has been added since he declared and I thought he wouldn’t. 

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

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

Tier 3: High Potential

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

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

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

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

Tier 5: Lotto Talents 

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

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

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

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

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Tier 6: Lotto Bubble

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 7: Upside Swings 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 8: First Round Bubble. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 9: Should have roles

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

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

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

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

Tier 10: Pre Draft candidates.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 11: End of Draft rotation guys

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

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

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

Tier 12: Draft Bubble 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Baylor Scheierman- 21: 6’6 180 Wing South Dakota St. Comp= Luke Walton. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tier 13: Summer League invites 

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

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

95. Kevin McCullar- 21: 6’6 205 Wing Texas Tech. Comp= Aaron Afflalo

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

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

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

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

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

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