San Antonio Spurs Draft

1 Prospect From All 64 NCAA Tournament Teams to Watch

Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero
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7. USC - Isaiah Mobley, F

Most intriguing attribute: Versatility in the frontcourt. With a game similar to his younger brother, Rookie of the Year candidate Evan Mobley, Isaiah brings the kind of two-way versatility that every team wants out of their beg men.

How he’d help the Spurs: He could play alongside Jakob Poeltl for a supersized frontcourt or hold down the center position on his own while still providing solid 3-point shooting. High scoring potential if he can continue to improve from behind the arc.

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Kameron McGusty, Jaylen Blakes / Sarah Stier/GettyImages

10. Miami - Kameron McGusty, G

Most intriguing attribute: McGusty is a slashing guard who led the Hurricanes in scoring this season. His game is predicated on getting to the rim, but his jumper did improve after being shaky for most of his college career.

How he’d help the Spurs: He could fit in as a slashing scorer but will have a hard time finding a role in the NBA if he can’t improve his shooting from outside. His playmaking, rebounding, and defensive contributions don’t make up for his inability to knock down threes consistently.

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Jabari Smith, Wade Taylor IV / Andy Lyons/GettyImages

2. Auburn - Jabari Smith, F

Most intriguing attribute: Jabari Smith can impact the game on both ends of the floor in a way that few other players can. He’s a dangerous 3-point shooter, strong finisher, and level-setting defender. Superstar potential. 

How he’d help the Spurs: The fit with Smith and Jakob Poeltl is as perfect as you’ll find. Smith’s floor spacing ability and lockdown perimeter defense would be an instant complement to Poeltl’s interior-focused game. Landing Smith is one of the best-case scenarios Spurs fans can hope for this summer.

15. Jacksonville St. - Demaree King, G

Most intriguing attribute: Demaree King has risen from playing for small schools in northern Oklahoma to being a crucial piece of an NCAA tournament team on the strength of his 3-point shot. He shot 46% from behind the arc on nearly six attempts per game this season. 

How he’d help the Spurs: It seems unlikely that King will ever make the NBA but if he does, it’ll be on the strength of his jumper and continued improvement to his playmaking abilities. He could help the Spurs by adding another option from deep that they desperately need.

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