San Antonio Spurs Draft

1 Prospect From All 64 NCAA Tournament Teams to Watch

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6. LSU - Tari Eason, F

Most intriguing attribute: Eason is a physical player who uses his size and athleticism to generate points inside. He's not a shooter yet, but he's improving. If he’s surrounded by floor spacers, he’s got the size and athleticism to have his way near the rim early on in his career.

How he’d help the Spurs: He would need to play with shooters around him to be effective, but if the Spurs can make that happen, he could be a fit as a small-ball center after he puts on more muscle. His game still needs some refinement, but his raw talent and clear passion for the game make him a high-potential player.

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11. Iowa St - Tyrese Hunter, G

Most intriguing attribute: Tyrese Hunter is SPEEDY -- an absolute blur with the ball in his hands. If he can learn to control all of that speed, he has the potential to be a dynamic guard at the next level. 

How he’d help the Spurs: He would need some time to develop before ever seeing the floor for a Gregg Popovich-coached team, but Hunter could eventually fill in as an exciting backup guard. He’s not usurping Dejounte Murray, and with very little outside touch, it’s hard to see the two playing together.

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3. Wisconsin - Brad Davison, G

Most intriguing attribute: He’s a huge pain in the ass. He’s annoying as hell but so good at doing the little things -- playing hard defense all the time, stepping up to take charges, making smart passes. He’s the guy you hate to play against but love to have on your team. 

How he’d help the Spurs: Davison could fill a small role without costing the Spurs anything in the draft. He’s likely to go undrafted but I’d like to see him on an NBA roster. As someone who’s made an impressive college career out of playing harder than everyone else, Davison could apply that same intensity to owning a small albeit important role in the NBA.

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14. Colgate - Ryan Moffatt, G

Most intriguing attribute: Ryan Moffatt’s appeal comes directly from his 3-point shooting ability. He’s hitting almost 45% of his threes for a Colgate team that is second in the country in 3-point percentage. 

How he’d help the Spurs: The Spurs have needed more 3-point shooting for years now. Moffatt’s role would be simple -- play off the Spurs' guards and knock down open threes.

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