3. Isaiah Collier
Collier goes in the top ten in most mock drafts and could be the first point guard off the board on draft night. The 6’3 guard is entering his freshman season at USC with an NBA-ready body and outstanding playmaking chops. He is arguably the best pick-and-roll ball-handler in this class and could be in the conversation for the top pick by year’s end.
Collier is a pass-first point guard at this stage. If he makes an impact as a scorer, the sky is the limit. His jumper needs work, but he can already control the game and change the pace. The 19-year-old loves to attack the paint. His finishing inside must improve, but his aggressiveness is a plus.
Collier has all the tools to be an impact defender, but can he put it all together? His strength and speed are advantages, but he must stay in front of ball-handlers and use his gifts. If he is a plus-defender, Isaiah Collier could solidify his stock as a top-ten pick, even without shooting improvements.
He could be the perfect point guard in San Antonio. Victor Wembanyama can be his pick-and-roll partner with Devin Vassell spacing the floor. Collier wants to get his teammates involved and all the Spurs young pieces would get plenty of open looks.