2023 Mock Draft 2.0: Spurs roll the dice, Hornets win Wembanyama sweepstakes

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18. 110. . . Brice Sensabaugh. player. Ohio State.

The Miami Heat are undeniably the biggest and most pleasant surprise of the postseason, so having a pick in the late teens should feel like icing on the proverbial cake for their front office. This is yet another pick that I think could be dangled in the open market as trade bait, but the Heat’s front office won’t just give it away for nothing, especially considering who could still be left on the board at 18th overall.

A number of backup centers could be in play here, but I think the Heat will be swayed by an offensive-minded guard if one is still available, and in this case, I think that player is Ohio State freshman Brice Sensabaugh. Sensabaugh has a case to be the most polished three-level scorer in the entire draft with a deadly pull-up game that only intensifies that scoring ability. While Sensabaugh’s defense still leaves a lot to be desired, that’s why the Miami Heat are one of my favorite landing spots for him.

At 6’6” and roughly 235 pounds, Sensabaugh is a strong-bodied combo guard that has the requisite athletic tools to guard two or three positions in the NBA, but fundamentals and discipline are where he often falls short on that end of the floor. In that way, what could be better for him than going through a Jimmy Butler boot camp in Miami?