Jaden Hardy: Top NBA Draft Prospect

2022 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings: We can Hardy Contain our Excitement

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

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= Domnatas Sabonis+ 

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

Tier 2: Top 5 Guys 

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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Tier 4: Lotto Talents 

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 5: Lotto Bubble

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

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

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

Tier 6a: Older First Rounders

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

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

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

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

Tier 6b: Upside Swings 

22. Trevor Keels- 19: 6’4 221 Guard Duke. Comp= Anfernee Simons on steroids

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

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

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

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

Tier 7: First Round Swings 

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

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

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

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

Tier 8a: First Round Bubble. 

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

32. Walker Kessler- 20: 7’1 245 Pivot Auburn.  Comp= Justin Patton 

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

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

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

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

Tier 8b: Should have roles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tier 9a: Solid Second round upside plays. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 9b: Older Draft Swings. 

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

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

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

Tier 10: Pre-Draft Candidates. 

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

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

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

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

Tier 10b: Interesting stash options. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 10c: Could find roles 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Tier 11: Young 2-Way options. 

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

84. Eric Gaines- 20: 6’2 170 Point LSU. Comp= Poor mans Steve Francis. 

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

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

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

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

Tier 12: Should Return to School

88. Tyrese Hunter- 19: 6’1 160 Point Iowa State. Comp= Steve Francis lite. 

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

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

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

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

93. Dawson Garcia- 20: 6’11 220 Big UNC. Comp= Isaiah Hartenstine 

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

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

Tier 13: The Rest 

96. Jamarion Sharpe- 21: 7’5 235 Pivot Western Kentucky. Comp= Tacko Fall. 

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

98. Kevin Obanor- 22: 6’8 225 Forward Texas Tech. Comp= Orlando Ryan Anderson 

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

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

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