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5 Lob Threat Prospects the Spurs could pair with Dejounte Murray

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. . 492. . Jaden Ivey. 3. player.

If you thought you could get away with reading this list without coming across any guards, then I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but (spoiler alert) there are actually two of them here. Purdue's Jaden Ivey is one of a couple of players that have surprised me in the best way possible this college basketball season.

To put it simply, Ivey has been one of the most electric players in the NCAA and is leading Purdue to what I can only assume will be a deep NCAA Tournament run. At 6'4" with roughly a 6'10" wingspan with deceivingly impressive athleticism, Ivey has the potential to be a very good two-way combo guard with scoring chops.

He is undoubtedly one of the fastest players in his draft class and excells in transition. In this way, pairing him next to Dejounte Murray would be nearly impossible to stop in the open court for opposing defenses. While Ivey isn't exactly an elite defender yet, Murray would more than make up for any minor mistakes he might make. On offense, Ivey has a deadly hesi move that, when paired with his elite acceleration, is very difficult for even a good defender to stop.

While selecting Ivey will mean that the Spurs would have an even more overloaded backcourt, considering that he is also a drastically improved 3-point shooter this season (about 39.4% on the year), it would be difficult to pass him up. Ivey could easily land in the top five of the 2022 NBA Draft.