10. San Antonio Spurs (via Toronto Raptors) take Zaccharie Risacher
Risacher is a 6’9 wing in his fourth professional season. The 18-year-old is showcasing an intriguing skill set that has some believing in him as a top-five pick. He averaged 11.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.0 steal in 21.8 minutes per game through his first 19 contests this season for JL Bourg in France. He is shooting 51.0 percent from the field and 41.1 percent on his 3-point tries.
Risacher has the size to defend multiple positions and is blocking 0.6 shots per game. Could he become a help defender at the rim, who knocks down shots at a high clip? Risacher will be an NBA starter for a decade-plus if he reaches his ceiling.
This class is light on projectable wings, which helps Risacher. He needs to add more mass and consistently knock down shots to make himself a top-ten pick. So far, so good, but the 18-year-old needs to keep expanding his game if he wants to climb further up draft boards.
The San Antonio Spurs could look to pair the French teenager with their French superstar. They need shooting and defense around Victor Wembanyama. Zaccharie Risacher would have time to grow and develop in the Alamo, and fans know the Spurs can get the best out of international prospects.