22. Orlando Magic snag Kevin McCullar Jr.
McCullar Jr. is having a breakout senior season, but there are questions. The 6’6 wing is shooting 38.1 percent from 3-point range after making just 29.8 percent in his first four years combined. McCullar has always shown defensive potential, but his scoring and efficient improvements have valued him into the first round.
Do not be surprised to see Kevin McCullar Jr. continue to rise up draft boards. He is averaging 4.9 assists per game and could help a team quickly. The Magic need wings, and it could be a fantastic fit in Orlando.
23. Atlanta Hawks (via Kings) take Bobi Klintman
Klintman was drawing first-round buzz in the 2023 NBA Draft before withdrawing. He left Wake Forest for the NBL, and the 6’10 forward continues to produce flashes. His jumper is a work in progress, but Klintman’s two-way potential likely makes him a first-round pick.
The Hawks are searching for forward help and could pair him with Ryan Dunn to form a strong defensive duo in Atlanta.
24. Oklahoma City Thunder (via LA Clippers) choose Reed Sheppard
The 6’3 guard may not look like an NBA player, but it is difficult to argue with his production. He has swiped 31 steals and made 26 3-pointers on 57.8 percent shooting from long range through 11 college games at Kentucky.
The Thunder are never afraid to take a unique skill set. Sheppard has a high basketball IQ and stands out in every game. At some point, scouts have to believe he can translate it to the next level.