San Antonio Spurs Draft

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

Jonah Kubicek
James Bouknight - Semifinals Creighton v UConn
James Bouknight - Semifinals Creighton v UConn / Porter Binks/Getty Images
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Jeremiah Robinson-Earl - Villanova vs Baylor / Sarah Stier/Getty Images

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl - Forward, Villanova

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl has declared for the 2021 Draft and is expected to be in the Spurs' range in the second round. He's the second Villanova Wildcat on the All-Big East team, recording 15 points, 8.5 boards, and over two assists in his 25 games with the team this past season. That is probably enough in itself to prove he’s a viable option as an early second-round pick, but adding his efficient interior scoring, you have the icing on the cake. 

As an already decent athlete, his perimeter shot and ball-handling are the only areas he needs to immediately address, but the Spurs organization can immediately take him to the next level. He can already work in the low post and move off the ball to create space.

He can work in traffic and put on a display of post moves that will leave an NBA defender puzzled. Scouts have been particularly impressed by his subtle footwork in the post that allows him to create his own shot. If he can expand on his offensive arsenal toward the three-point line, he could become an elite stretch big in the modern game.

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His shooting is still very much a work in progress, but he’s an incredibly fundamentally sound athlete with an NBA skill set. If he's able to add some versatility to his offensive game and lateral quickness on defense, the Spurs would have themselves an excellent two-way complimentary piece to the current young core. At the 41st pick, Robinson-Earl would be a steal and, in my opinion, one of the Spurs' best possible options at that spot. If he's still available, he would be a no-brainer in my book.

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