To wrap up the field of 64, Cal Durrett covers the South Region, highlighted by the top-seeded Arizona Wildcats.
1. Arizona - Bennedict Mathurin, SF
Most intriguing attribute: 3-point shooting. Mathurin has a picture-perfect jumper and looks comfortable scoring off spot-ups, pull-ups, and screens. He hit a terrific 41.8% of his threes as a freshman and is connecting on 37.8% of his 5.8 attempts as a sophomore. Good stuff.
How he’d help the Spurs: At 6’7, he has the size needed to play the three, and both his shooting and overall ability to score would be an asset to the bench. Also, he’s just 19 and has a ways to go before reaching his ceiling as a player.
16. Wright St. - Tanner Holden, SG
Most intriguing attribute: Scoring efficiency. Despite being a two guard, Holden doesn’t actually shoot much from the outside. Still, he’s averaging a solid 19.8 points on nearly 50% shooting. He has a knack for putting the ball in the basket and consistently scoring off cuts and with hard drives to the rim. Those frequent drives allow him to live at the free throw line. He draws a terrific 7.6 free throws per game and hits 78.2% of them.
How he’d help the Spurs: His fit would be questionable, but not entirely impossible. San Antonio could make use of his ability to finish around the basket, and drawing free throws is a skill that usually translates to the NBA. He’s also a strong rebounder for his size, averaging 7.1 boards per game despite being just 6’6.
8. Seton Hall - Ike Obiagu, C
Most intriguing attribute: Size and rim protection. The 7'2 center doesn't put up eye-popping scoring or rebounding numbers but has been a force protecting the basket. The senior is averaging a stellar 3.3 blocks in just 21 minutes per game while only committing 2.1 fouls.
How he’d help the Spurs: Obiagu would be a deep bench center option for the Spurs, one who wouldn't be much of a scoring threat but could step in and play a few solid minutes here and there. That lack of scoring would severely limit his upside but his ability to anchor a defense is certainly interesting.
9. TCU - Mike Miles, PG
Most intriguing attribute: Scoring. TCU isn't exactly an offensive juggernaut, considering they rank 251st in the country and barely connect on 30% of their threes. Miles is their best offensive player, though, averaging 15 points and accounting for 22% of TCU's scoring. He also ranks second on the team in assists.
How he’d help the Spurs: Miles would slot in as the team's third point guard behind Tre Jones, adding another ball-handler and playmaker. While he isn't a particularly efficient scorer, some of that can be attributed to a poor season shooting the ball from deep. He could be better with the Spurs, especially with shooting coach Chip Engelland to help him along.