Power Ranking Spurs' draft targets after March Madness Rd 1

Evaluating round one performances of Rob Dillingham, Reed Sheppard, and Dalton Knech in the NCAA Tournament; 3 potential draft picks for the San Antonio Spurs.

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1. Dalton Knecht

It is a good thing that Tennessee is advancing to the next round because Dalton Knecht is fun to watch. He had the best performance of the aforementioned prospects by far. From the start of the game, Knecht made his presence felt, putting the ball in the hoop from all over the court. He showed off his three-ball and floater, knocked down free throws, and finished at the cup through contact.

Tennessee did not require much of Dalton's services towards the end of the game, yet he finished with 23 points on an efficient 8-15 from the field. His eight rebounds and point total led all players, elevating his team on his way to an easy victory over the 15th-ranked Saint Peter's Peacocks.

The shooting guard from Colorado showed exactly why more athletes should stay in school longer if their situation allows it. He looked comfortable and poised, stepping into the tournament with a ton of confidence that was easy to see from a mile away once the ball tipped off. He can score in a myriad of ways and has all the tools to come in and contribute to an NBA team immediately.

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