San Antonio Spurs Draft

5 NBA Draft Prospects Who Gobble Up Rebounds in Their Sleep

Tari Eason - Tennessee v LSU
Tari Eason - Tennessee v LSU / Sean Gardner/GettyImages
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Dereon Seabron - NC State v Miami / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

4. Dereon Seabron - North Carolina State

I've been looking forward to having the opportunity to talk about Dereon Seabron ever since he erupted for 39 points against a Bryce McGowens-led Nebraska team this past December. Seabron is very quickly becoming one of my favorite wing prospects in the NCAA and I fully expect him to break into more late lottery conversations soon.

The 6'7" sophomore out of North Carolina State is averaging 18.3 points, 8.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.4 steals per game and is having himself an incredibly impressive season. For his size, he is an elite rebounder that is willing and unafraid to draw a lot of contact on both ends of the floor. For similar reasons, he's great at getting to the free-throw line and has averaged about six attempts per game.

The biggest issue with Seabron at this point is that he simply isn't a good shooter and gets the majority of his points off of cuts and taking the ball to the rim off the bounce. Considering how successful he's been with that, this isn't necessarily a bad problem to have, but he doesn't strike me as a particularly good fit within the current Spurs roster.

The improvement he's shown in his free-throw shooting compared to last season is an encouraging sign though, so if the Spurs think his outside shot will come along later (or that Chip Engelland can work more of his magic), then sign me up.

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