In a normal year we would be just starting the NCAA Tournament, here are three San Antonio Spurs draft prospects we were hoping to see this year.
It’s been just over a week since the San Antonio Spurs and the rest of the NBA was put on pause due to the spread of the coronavirus. Just over a week since sports as we know them have been effectively removed from our lives.
Normally, this would be one of the best times of the year. As more of an NBA fan than college basketball, I typically don’t pay too much attention to college hoops until March. But that first week of March Madness is something truly special.
It’s all college basketball all the time for a week straight. You’re seeing teams play for the first time and getting far too invested in a mid-major that you read one article about. KENPOM is your guiding light and nothing else seems to matter.
For many, March Madness might be the first time they’ve seen a draft prospect they’re excited about outside of highlight tapes. Check-in on Spurs Twitter and you’ll see many fans putting their draft hopes on Deni Avdija. Maccabi Tel Aviv wouldn’t be in the field of 64 but there still would have been plenty of exciting draft prospects for Spurs fans to take in during the NCAA tournament.
Here are a few of the draft prospects we were most excited to see take the floor during March Madness.