Top 10 NBA Undrafted Rookie Free Agents

Every year, some players slip through the cracks of NBA scouts and front offices for a variety of reasons. Some of those players go undrafted but seem to find their way to a roster. Here’s a look at this year’s top 10 undrafted rookie free agents and where they are heading as of now.

 

Killian Tillie – Power Forward, Gonzaga

Tillie is not athletic and nothing he does jumps off the paper at you. He does have a high basketball IQ and can stretch the floor with his shooting. Tillie always seems to be in the right position and is a glue guy. He just signed a two-way deal with Memphis.

 

Ashton HagansPoint Guard, Kentucky

Hagans is offensively challenged, meaning he struggles with his outside shot. He gets after it defensively and is a natural facilitator. Most importantly, he demonstrates significant leadership skills. He’s on his way to Minnesota.

 

Markus Howard – Point Guard, Marquette

Howard is physically underwhelming and is small framed. He can flat out shoot with unlimited range and understands his limitations. He is a fiery competitor and easy to root for. He’s getting his shot with Denver after going undrafted.

 

Naji MarshallSmall Forward, Xavier

Marshall’s shooting is wildly inconsistent and has limited range. With that said, he finds ways to score and is a crafty finisher. Marshall is a strong rebounder and can defend. He’ll get a chance to prove himself with New Orleans.

 

Myles Powell Shooting Guard, Seton Hall

Powell is not very athletic and is undersized for his position. What he can do is simply get buckets and has the potential to be instant offense off the bench. You can’t teach scoring, it’s a skill set you either have or don’t. The Knicks needed guard help and that’s where he’s heading.

 

Lamar StevensSmall Forward, Penn State

Stevens lacks a consistent outside shot, especially from three point range. His versatility makes him a potential Swiss Army knife. He has a solid mid range game, finishes well, has a sneaky handle and can defend. He was recently signed by the Cavaliers.

 

Austin WileyCenter, Auburn

Wiley’s motor and desire to be good has been questioned. He does offer a low post presence on both ends as a capable scorer on offense and a rim protector on defense. Wiley has a wide frame and uses it to rebound. He looks to be headed for the G-League.

 

Devon DotsonPoint Guard, Kansas

Dotson doesn’t have ideal size and a short wingspan. He has above average speed/quickness, applies ball pressure and can run the pick and roll effectively. Dotson can also knock down shots to the three point line. He is heading to Chicago.

 

Malik FitsSmall Forward, St. Mary’s (CA)

Fits is a less than average defender due to lack of lateral quickness. He can create his own offense and has a knack for getting to the free throw line. He uses his body to be in position to rebound. He’s hoping to secure a rotational spot with the Clippers.

 

Nate HintonGuard/Forward, Houston

Hinton is an inconsistent shooter and has a loose handle. He is raw with vast potential, playmaking ability and very athletic. Hinton has the foundation to be a solid defender. He’s Texas bound, signing with the Mavericks.

 

 

 

 

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