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San Antonio Spurs: 5 Prospects to watch from The Big Ten

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Ayo Dosunmu, Guard, Illinois 

It seems like Illinois has no shortage of size. Ayo Dosunmu is a solid combo guard who already has the size needed to play in the NBA. He does it all, too. He plays solid defense, which is paired nicely with 20 points, six rebounds, and five assists. He also shot 39 percent from deep, which is something the Spurs need help with

His footwork and change of speed allow him to get to the rim with ease, and his shot, while wonky, works. His release is low, which is bad, but it’s also very quick, which is good. Spurs shooting coaches could sort this out quickly.

I honestly don’t really see any downside to his game. He is projected to go in the late first round, so the Spurs won’t be able to get him with the 41st pick. They could shock the world and take him at 12, but San Antonio doesn’t need more talent at the guard spot. Personally, while his shot gets worked on, I think he’ll play with a very similar style to Dejounte Murray. 

Dosunmu is a great player but not a great fit, and it doesn’t make sense to reach back when there are plenty of great players at 12 the franchise shouldn’t pass on.