2023 NBA Draft Prospects, Victor Wembanyama #1 draft prospect 2023

2023 NBA Draft Prospects Ranked 1-100

Tier 1: All Universe Talent

1. Victor Wembanyama- 19: 7’2 220 Pivot AVSL (France). Comp= Modern Day Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. 

Notes:

  • Wemby is the greatest talent in a while. He’s basically a Gobert Clone on defense but can create his own shot and is a great passer. 

Tier 2: Franchise Cornerstone

2. Amen Thompson- 19: 6’7 200 Point Forward OTE. Comp= Jimmy Butler 

3. Scoot Henderson- 19: 6’2 180 Point Ignite. Comp= John Wall. 

4. Nick Smith- 19: 6’3 170 Guard Arkansas. Comp= Devin Harris+ 

5. Ausar Thompson- 19: 6’6 190 Wing OTE. Comp= Jaylen Brown

Notes: 

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Tier 3: Sidekicks

6. Dariq Whitehead- 19: 6’6 190 Wing Duke. Comp= Shorter Andrew Wiggins. 

7. Anthony Black- 19: 6’7 200 Point Forward  Arkansas. Comp= Paul Pressey 

8. Derek Livey II- 19: 7’1 220 Big Duke. Comp= poor man’s Anthony Davis 

9. Kel’El Ware- 19: 6’11 210 Big Oregon. Comp= Marcus Camby  

Notes: 

  • Anthony Black is one of the most fun players in the class 
  • Ware could significantly rise up this list if his jumper is legit. 

Tier 4: Lotto Talent

10. Keyonte George- 19: 6’4 170 Guard Baylor. Comp= Bradley Beal 

11. Cam Whitmore- 19: 6’6 200 Wing Villanova. Comp= OG Anunoby 

12. Terquavion Smith- 21: 6’3 180 Guard NC St. Comp= Bones Highland lite.

13. Kyle Filipowski- 19: 6’11 200 Big Duke. Comp= Smaller Vlade Divac

14. Yohan Traore- 19: 6’10 210 Big Auburn (France). Comp= Poor mans Chris Bosh

Notes: 

  • Whitmore had an incredible u19 showing and could really raise up this list. 
  • Smith is another name to really keep an eye on. 

Tier 5: Lotto Bubble

15. Jordan Walsh- 19: 6’7 195 Wing Arkansas. Comp= Gerald Wallace. 

16. Tyrese Hunter- 20: 6’1 160 Point Texas. Comp= Steve Francis lite. 

17. Harrison Ingram- 21: 6’8 230 Wing Stanford. Comp= Anthony Mason

18. Alex Fudge- 20: 6’10 185 Forward FSU. Comp= Dorian Finney Smith 

Notes: 

  • Fudge, if really now 6’9 without shoes could be a generational type defender if he hits his full potential. 

Tier 6: Young Swings

19. James Nnaji- 19: 6’10 200 Pivot FC Barcelona (Nigeria). Comp= Freaking Thanos. 

20. Tyrese Proctor- 19: 6’4 175 Point Duke (Australia). Comp= Dante Exum. 

21. Dillon Mitchell- 19: 6’7 200 Forward Texas. Comp= Derek Jones Jr. 

22. Gradey Dick- 19: 6’7 200 Forward Kansas. Comp= Harrison Barnes 

23. Baba Miller- 19 6’11 180 Forward Florida St. (Spain). Comp= Rashard Lewis lite. 

24. Leonard Miller- 20: 6’10 200 Forward G-League Ignite  (Canada). Comp= Jeff Green

Notes: 

  • Yes, Nnaji’s comp is that of a fictional character, his biceps are that big. 
  • Leonard and Baba Miller both could be really fun point forwards if things work out. 

Tier 7: Older Solid pickups. 

25. Eric Gaines- 22: 6’2 170 Point LSU. Comp= Mookie Blaylock

26. Mike Miles- 21: 6’2 195 Point TCU. Comp= Jalen Brunson lite 

27. Julian Strawther- 21: 6’7 205 Wing Gonzaga (Puerto Rico). Comp= Francisco Garcia. 

28. Hunter Sallis- 20: 6’5 175 Guard Gonzaga. Comp= Markelle Fultz 

29. Ricky Council IV- 21: 6’6 205 Wing Arkansas Comp= Darius Johnson Odom

30. Caleb Murphy- 21: 6’2 170 Point SFU Comp= homeless mans Monta Ellie

Notes: 

  • Erick Gaines and Mike miles are my sleepers this year. 

Tier 8: First Round Bubble 

31. Corey Floyd jr- 19: 6’4 190 Guard UConn. Comp= Poor mans Sidney Moncrief. 

32. Terrence Arceneaux- 19: 6’6 190 Wing Houston. Comp= Derrick Jones Jr 

33. Rodney Rice- 19 6’4 185 Guard Virginia Tech. Comp= Garry Trent Jr. 

34. Adem Bona- 19: 6’9 225 Big UCLA (Nigeria/Turkey). Comp= Clint Capela. 

35. Rayan Rupert- 19: 6’6 190 Wing New Zealand Breakers (France). Comp= Will Barton. 

36. Leonardo Okeke- 20: 7’0 235 Big NOVIPIÙ JB MONFERRATO (Italy/Nigeria). Comp= Thad Young lite. 

37. Brandon Miller- 19: 6’8 200 Forward Alabama. Comp= Jeff Green

38. JJ Starling- 6’3 170 Point Notre Dame. Comp= DJ Augustine 

39. Heneri Veesaar- 19: 6’10 210 Big Arizona (Estonia). Comp= Lauri Markkanan lite. 

Notes: 

  • I really wanted to have Okeke and Floyd higher. 

Tier 9: Surefire Role Players 

40. Roko Prkacin- 20: 6’8 225 Forward KK Cibona (Croatia). Comp= Rudy Gay

41. Terrence Shannon Jr- 22: 6’6 209 Wing Texas Tech. Comp= Kelly Oubre

42. Malachi Smith- 23: 6’4 205 Guard Gonzaga. Comp= Malachi Flynn

43. Baylor Scheierman- 22: 6’6 180 Wing South Dakota St. Comp= Luke Walton. 

44. Mathew Cleveland- 20: 6’6 180 Wing Florida St. Comp= Devin Vassell 

45. Isaiah Mosley- 23: 6’5 195 Wing Missouri St. Comp= Kevin Martin.

46. Jamie Jaquez Jr- 23: 6’6 220 Wing UCLA. Comp= Adam Morrison 

47. Caleb Love- 22: 6’4 195 Guard UNC. Comp= Monta Ellis if you squint a little

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

Notes: 

  • Mosley and Scheierman should make it as shooters in the NBA

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Tier 10: Young Swings

49. Chris Livingston- 19: 6’6 200 Forward Kentucky. Comp= What Anthony Bennett was supposed to be 

50. Skyy Clarke- 6’3 195 Point Illinois Comp= Brandon Knight

51. Emoni Bates- 19: 6’9 200 Forward Memphis Comp= Nick Young 

Notes: 

  • I am probably too low on all these guys but I’m not sure I would bet on any of them. 

Tier 11: Older swings

52. Trayce Jackson-Davis- 23: 6’9 245 Forward Indiana. Comp= Terrence Jones 

53. Mathew Mayer- 23: 6’9 225 Forward Baylor. Comp= Gordon Hayward lite. 

54. Taran Armstrong-20: 6’5 180 Point CBU. (Australia) Comp= Tomas Satoransky.

55. Arthur Kaluma- 21: 6’7 190 Wing Creighton (Uganda). Comp= Poor man’s Harrison Barnes

56. Oscar Tshiebwe- 23: 6’9 260 Big Kentucky (Congo). Comp= Andre Drummond 

57. Trevon Brazile- 6’9 200 Big Arkansas. Comp= Larry Nance Jr. 

58. Jordan Hawkins- 21: 6’4 170 Guard Uconn. Comp= Devin Harris 

59. Marcus Bagley- 22: 6’6 215 Forward Arizona St. Comp= Marcus Morris lite

60. Tyler Burton- 23: 6’7 215 Forward Richmond. Comp= Doug McDermott lite. 

Notes

  • Oscar and Taran are guys I am rooting for even if I don’t know if I would bet on. 

Tier 12: Bubble guys. 

61. Dior Johnson- 19: 6’3 180 Point Pitt. Comp= CJ McCollum lite

62. Henery Coleman- 20: 6’8 230 Forward Texas A&M. Comp= Adrian Payne 

63. Max Abmas- 21: 6’0 161 Guard ORU. Comp= Isaiah Thomas.

64. Mario Nakic- 21: 6’8 218 Wing BC Oostende (Serbia). Comp= Mario Hezonja

65. Sidy Cissoko- 19: 6’6 170 Wing Iraurgi SB (France). Comp= Seku Doumbouya

66. Langston Love- 20: 6’4 185 Guard Baylor. Comp= Roddy B

67. Malcolm Cazalon- 21: 6’6 Wing KK Mega Bemax (France). Comp= Norm Powell lite

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

69. Nijel Pack- 21: 6’0 180 Point Florida St. Comp= JJ Barea but stronger

70. Drew Timme- 22: 6’10 235 Big Gonzaga. Comp= Spencer Hawes with less shooting

71. Isaiah Wong- 22: 6’3 180 Guard Miami. Comp= shorter Derrick White

72. Nolan Hickman- 20: 6’2 185 Guard Gonzaga. Comp= George Hill 

73. Allen Flanigan- 22: 6’6 215 Wing Auburn. Comp= Anthony Mason lite.

74. Tamar Bates- 20: 6’5 195 Guard Indiana. Comp= Deshawn Stephenson 

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

76. Mouhamed Gueye- 20: 6’11 195 Big Washington St. (Senegal). Comp= Dwight Powell

77. Matthew Strazel- 21: 6’ 160 Point ASVEL (France). Comp= Cam Payne 

78. Marcus Sasser- 23: 6’2 195 Point Houston. Comp= Raymond Felton 

79. Kevin McCullar- 22: 6’6 205 Wing Texas Tech. Comp= Aaron Afflalo 

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

81. Tristan Vukcevic- 20: 6’10 218 Big Real Madrid (Serbia/Greece/Sweden/Spain) Comp= Andrea Bargani 

82. Kris Murray 23: 6’8 225 Forward Iowa. Comp= Markeef Morris 

83. Keion Brooks jr- 22: 6’7 205 Wing Kentucky. Comp= Jae’Sean Tate ish. 

84. Jalen Wilson- 22: 6’8 215 Forward Kansas. Comp= Devin George 

85. Elijah Fisher- 19: 6’5 185 Wing Texas Tech. Comp= Avery Bradley. 

86. Amari Bailey-19:  6’5 190 Guard UCLA Comp= Jordan Clarkson 

87. Matthieu Gauzin- 21: 6’4 160 Guard Champagne Basket (France). Comp= Ish Smith with less passing. 

88. Efe Abogidi- 20: 6’10 225 Big G-League Ignite (Nigeria). Comp= Thomas Robinson 

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

90. Pete Nance- 23: 6’9 210 Big North Western. Comp= Lite version of his older brother.

91. Santiago Vescovi- 21: 6’3 188 Guard Tennessee (Uruguay). Comp= Gabe Vincent 

92. Adam Flagler- 23: 6’3 180 Guard Baylor. Comp= Poor Mans Lou Will. 

93. Isaiah Crawford- 22: 6’6 220 Wing Louisiana Tech. Comp= Tim Hardaway jr

94. Kerr Kriisa- 21: 6’3 180 Guard Arizona (Estonia). Comp= Steve Kerr 

95. Jahvon Quinerly- 23: 6’1 175 Point Alabama. Comp= Shane Larkin 

96. Will Richardson- 23: 6’5 181 Guard Oregon. Comp= Poor man’s Tyrese Haliburton. 

97. Jeramy Roach- 21: 6’1 175 Guard Duke. Comp= Tre Jones 

98. Zach Edey- 21: 7’4 285 Pivot Purdue (Canada). Comp= Boban Marjanovic 

99. Andre Curbelo- 22: 6’1 175 Point Illinois (Porto Rico) Comp= Alex Caruso ish 

100. Tramon Mark- 21: 6’4 175 Guard Houston. Comp= Quinton Grimes ish

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