2. Washington Wizards take Isaiah Collier
Collier has popped in the early going for the USC Trojans and has made a case to be the number one overall pick in the 2024 NBA Draft. The 6’5 point guard averaged 21.0 points, 3.8 assists, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.3 steals in 31.5 minutes per game over his first four. Collier is shooting 51.9 percent from the field and 41.7 percent on his threes. The Trojans lost to UC-Irvine, but the 19-year-old has been otherwise spectacular.
There are some questions about his size. USC lists him at 6’5, but most draft sites have him at 6’3. Regardless, Collier has an NBA-ready body and is one of the best playmakers in this class. He loves to attack the rim and stands out finding open teammates. There were questions about his scoring to begin the campaign, but Collier will get buckets.
The teenager has been a strong point of attack defender and shot-maker in the early going. He must keep up both aspects of his game if he wants to be the number one overall pick in June. It is still a small sample, but if Collier is shooting over 40 percent from 3-point range and defending well on the perimeter, no team will pass on him.
The Washington Wizards are off to a rough start and are in the early stages of a total rebuild. They should go best player available here, which gives them their point guard of the present and future in Isaiah Collier.