The Oklahoma City Thunder take Rayan Rupert with the 12th overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. Rupert fits the mold that Sam Presti has typically looked for in the draft. The NBL star is a raw two-way player with huge upside as a defender.
Standing 6-foot-6 with a seven-three wingspan, he has shutdown ability on the defensive end of the floor and promising ball handling for his size. His biggest flaw is his shooting ability. At just 31% from beyond the arc, Rupert will need to get a lot of work in with legendary shooting coach Chip Engelland to reach his full potential. — Rylan Stiles, Thunderous Intentions