San Antonio Spurs 2022 NBA Draft Prospects: Guards
I know going into this that some of you may resent me for intentionally adding guards to this list (particularly after the big surprise of the summer that was Josh Primo), but we have to do our due diligence. I was guilty this past season of glazing over the 2021 draft's selection of guards a bit too much, and being that we're talking about the Spurs, we never know with absolute certainty what will happen next offseason.
The most important trait that I'm looking for in guards this season is skill on the perimeter, preferably both on offense and defense. Almost just as importantly, though, I'm looking for guards that have length and a bit of positional versatility. Going into the season, these are the players I'll have my eyes set on.
Jordan Longino - Villanova
Longino is a 6'5" bucket-getter that could quickly become one of my favorite guards on this list. I'm a sucker for players coming out of Jay Wright's system at Villanova, but it's been a while since they've had a legit one-and-done prospect. Longino may instead be a name to watch in 2023.
JD Davison - Alabama
Davison is a ball of energy and athleticism that should thrive under Nate Oats' fast style of basketball at Alabama. While three-point shooting was not originally a strength of Davison's, it has supposedly improved quite a lot, and Alabama is the perfect place for him to continue to develop it.
Jordan Hall - St. Joseph's
Jordan Hall was on my radar this past season as well, but this will be the more important year for him. While he's a bit on the slow side, at 6'8", he has fantastic size for a guard and can do a bit of everything on the court. I'm most curious to see if he's improved his perimeter shooting from last season, though.