Jabari Smith Jr., 2022 NBA Draft Prospect

2022 NBA Prospect Rankings: Holmgren, Smith, Banchero in Top Tier

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.

Allen Flanigan, Pelle Larsson, 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. Jabari Smith jr- 19: 6’10 210 Front Court Auburn. Comp= Rashard Lewis but stronger.

3. Paolo Banchero- 19: 6’9 240 Point Big Duke (Italy) Comp= Michael Beasley

Tier 2: Flawed but exciting

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

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

Tier 3 : Side Kicks

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

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

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

9. Patrick Baldwin Jr.- 19: 6’10 205 Forward Milwaukee. Comp= Glen Rice

Tier 4: Lotto Guys

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

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

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

13. Nicola Jovic- 19: 6’10 Forward Mega Basket (Serbia). Comp= Tom Chambers/Jayson Tatum hybrid.

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

Tier 5: Lotto Bubble

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

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

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

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

19. Bennedict Mathurin- 20: 6’7 195 Wing Arizona (Canada). Comp= QRich

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Tier 6: Instant Role Players

20. Keegan Murray- 21: 6’8 215 Forward Iowa. Comp= Mo Harkless

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

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

23. Heugo Besson- 21: 6’3 195 Point NZ Breakers (France). Comp= Goran Dragic

24. Marjon Beauchamp- 21: 6’7 225 Wing Ignite. Comp= Josh Howard

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

Tier 7: Potential Swings

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

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

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

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

30. EJ Liddell- 20: 6’7 240 Wing Ohio St. Comp= Poor Man’s Tobias Harris.

Tier 8: First Round Bubble

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

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

33. Moussa Diabaté- 19: 6’11 210 Big Michigan. Comp= Serge Ibaka starter kit

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

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

36. Tyty Washington- 20: 6’3 175 Point Kentucky. Comp= Brandon Knight

37. Wendell Moore- 20: 6’5 216 Wing Duke. Comp= Wayne Seldon

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

Tier 9: Should have roles

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

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

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

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

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

44. Andre Curbelo- 21: 6’1 175 Point Illinois (Porto Rico) Comp= Alex Caruso ish

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

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

Tier 10: Upside Plays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

54. Ismael Kamagate- 19: 6’11 230 Pivot Paris (France). Comp= Daniel Gafford.

55. Yoan Makoundou- 20: 6’9 225 Big Cholet (France). Comp= Poor man’s Jerami Grant

Tier 11: Draft Swings

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

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

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

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

60. Kenny Lofton Jr- 19: 6’7 275 Forward Louisiana Tech. Comp= Slower Mo

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Tier 12: Foreign Prospects who could be stashed

61. Gui Santos- 19: 6’6 209 Wing Minas Tênis Clube (Brazil). Comp= Trevor Ariza ish.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tier 13: Swings

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

69. Caleb Murphy- 20: 6’2 170 Point SFU Comp= homeless mans Monta Ellis

70. Christian Koloko- 22: 7’ 145 Big Arizona comp= Poor Mans Mitchell Robinson

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

72. Dawson Garcia- 20: 6’11 220 Big UNC. Comp= Isaiah Hartenstin

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

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

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

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

77. Keion Brooks jr- 21: 6’7 205 Wing Kentucky. Comp= Jae’Sean Tate ish.

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

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

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

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

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

83. Azuolas Tubelis- 19: 6’11 245 Big Arizona (Lithuania). Comp= Donatas Motiejūnas

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

85. Ian Martenez- 20: 6’3 200 Guard Maryland. Comp= Kira Lewis ish.

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

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

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

89. David Jones- 19: 6’6 195 Wing DePaul. Comp= Danny Green Lite.

Tier 14: The Rest

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

91. Earl Timberlake- 21: 6’6 215 Memphis. Comp= Yves Pons

92. Hunter Sallis- 19: 6’5 175 Guard Gonzaga. Comp= Markelle Fultz

93. Jeremy Sochan- 19: 6’7 220 Forward Baylor (Poland) comp= Poor Mans Rudy Gay.

94. Tamar Bates- 19: 6’5 195 Guard Indiana. Comp= Deshawn Stephenson

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

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

97. Landers Nolly II- 21: 6’7 220 Wing Memphis. Comp= Generic Wing

98. Adam Flagler- 22: 6’3 180 Guard Baylor. Comp= Poor Mans Lou Will.

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

100. Remy Martin- 23: 6’ 175 Point Kansas St. (Philippines). Comp= Worse Jalen Brunson.

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 @BaturePreacher on Twitter.

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