San Antonio Spurs Draft

1 Prospect From All 64 NCAA Tournament Teams to Watch

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7. Ohio St. - Malaki Branham, SG

Most intriguing attribute: Scoring versatility. Although Branham's scoring numbers might not show it, he can get points in several different ways.

How he’d help the Spurs: Branham has 1st round talent and could absolutely become an above-average scorer at the next level. Perhaps not for the Spurs, however, considering they already have players like Devin Vassell, Lonnie Walker, and Joshua Primo playing on the wing.

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10. Loyola Chicago - Lucas Williamson, SG

Most intriguing attribute: Three and D potential. Williamson is a bit undersized for his position but makes up for that by playing with tenacity on the defensive end. Better yet, he’s at nearly 40% from three this college season.

How he’d help the Spurs: Williamson could help the Spurs with his hard-nosed defense of opposing guards and as a sharpshooter.

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2. Villanova - Collin Gillespie, SG

Most intriguing attribute: Shooting. The fifth-year senior is saving his best season for last, averaging 15.9 points and shooting a sizzling 42.2% on seven attempts per game.

How he’d help the Spurs: As a career 38.7 % 3-point shooter, a high volume shooter at that, Gillespie has NBA skill. Moreover, San Antonio has a history of turning small sharpshooting guards into rotation players, and Gillespie could fill a similar role with them.

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Jameer Nelson Jr., Trazarien White / Mitchell Layton/GettyImages

15. Delaware - Jameer Nelson Jr, G

Most intriguing attribute: Attacking the basket. Nelson Jr. isn’t the biggest or most athletic guard on the court, but he compensates by being a crafty finisher. That creativity has served him well and is part of the reason he leads Delaware in scoring.

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How he’d help the Spurs: Nelson Jr. isn’t a traditional point guard but isn’t big enough to play shooting guard in the NBA. Still, he has solid handles and can shoot when he's set up well by teammates. He could develop into a microwave bench scorer for San Antonio

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