San Antonio Spurs: 6 NBA Draft prospects from the Big East

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Marcus Zegarowski - Guard, Creighton

Zegarowski stands only six foot two, but he’s remarkably sturdy for his size. He plays decent defense, and while he isn’t a natural point guard, he can run the offense and facilitate fairly well. Over the course of his three years with Creighton, he averaged 3.5 rebounds a night, which for a small guard is actually remarkable. 

The real highlight of his game, though, is his scoring. This year he led the Bluejays with over 15 points a game and shot a lights-out 42% from beyond the arc. The Spurs were 24th in three-point shooting this season and ranked dead last in attempts per game. Zegarowski could certainly help with that. 

His downside has to do almost entirely with his size. He had difficulty scoring in the paint in college and wasn’t athletic enough to score when he drove to the hoop. He makes up for that by taking smart shots; he took more threes than twos in his final season at Creighton. That being said, he may not be able to get away with that at the next level.

Zegarowski declared for the 2021 NBA Draft and is expected to go in the early or middle second round. That being said, the Spurs don’t really need another guard. Lonnie Walker, Dejounte Murray, Tre Jones, and hopefully Patty Mills have that locked up. I wouldn’t be mad if they selected him, but hopefully, at the 41st pick, there are better options still available.