San Antonio Spurs Draft: Aaron Nesmith is the top option
We’ve covered Aaron Nesmith’s draft potential before and not much has changed since then. Nesmith’s breakout sophomore season ended early due to a foot injury that sidelined him for nearly most of the season. But before then he was on a blistering scoring run and the shooting touch he showed off was enough to keep him penciled into the first half of the draft.
Through the first 14 games, the Vanderbilt wing averaged 23 points per contest and was making a mind-blowing 52 percent of his long-range attempts.
That shooting touch has him going in the first half of most mock drafts but outside of being an elite shooter, there isn’t much that Nesmith does at an elite level. He’s not going to create too much offense for himself off the dribble, looks like he could be an above-average but not spectacular defender, but does have a bit more to his offensive game than just knocking down spot-up three’s.
That’ll be the question facing the Spurs if Nesmith is on the board when they are making their selection. Do they think that his elite shooting is enough to outweigh the potential of other top prospects? Devin Vassell is an elite shooter as well and matches that with being one of the best perimeter defenders in the draft, it’d be hard to pass on him for Nesmith if San Antonio has their choice of the two.