Every year during the NBA Draft, some players go undrafted for a variety of reasons. It doesn’t mean they can’t play or even eventually contribute to a team. Being overlooked or under appreciated could just be the fuel needed to make a roster and prove the critics wrong.
Here is a list of 10 undrafted rookies who should find themselves on an NBA roster opening night.
Tacko Fall (7’7”, Center, Central Florida) – He is hard to miss due to his sheer size. Once you get past that novelty, you’ll find a player who can be a disruptive force on defense with his ability to block and alter shots.
Reid Travis (6’8”, Power Forward; Kentucky) – This young man is a very strong post defender, a ferocious rebounder and can score efficiently around the basket.
Shamorie Ponds (6’1”, Point Guard; St. John’s) – A natural scorer adept at finishing at the rim, he’s a fearless competitor and an opportunistic defender.
Jaylen Hoard (6’8”, Forward’ Wake Foresthas) – Hoard has a NBA prototype body with good athleticism. He understands how to attack defenders and high points the ball on rebounds.
Louis King (6’8”, Small Forward; Oregon) – King is known for being an explosive athlete who flourishes in transition, high flier who attacks above the rim and the potential to be a very good two-way player.
Jalen Lecque (6’4”, Point Guard; Brewster Academy) – A freakish athlete with long arms. he loves to challenge bigs at the rim and is elusive in the open court.
Zach Norvell Jr. (6’6”, Shooting Guard; Gonzagais) – He’s a very good shooter from three point range with sneaky handles to get by defenders and gets to the free throw line often.
Kris Wilkes (6’7”, Small Forward; UCLA) – The former Bruin has good length with a high skill level, has a knack for scoring and is a hound on defense.
Dean Wade (6’10”, Power Forward; Kansas State) – Wade is a stretch four who can spread the floor, has good ball handling skills and can facilitate on offense.