Friday, June 1, 2018

Cory Evans breaks down his "Top 7 Future Lottery Picks"

In this week’s Evans Seven, we look into our crystal ball at seven current high school standouts that could go first overall in future NBA drafts.
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NATIONAL
   
STATE
   
POSITION
7'0" 210 LBS PF
MEMPHIS EAST
MEMPHIS, TN
CLASS OF 2019
UNDECIDED
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James Wiseman
Jon Lopez/Nike @NikeEYB
Boasting a plus wingspan, tremendous touch and an offensive game that has worked its way out to the 3-point stripe, Wiseman's upside is mountainous. He fits the new age center position to a T and has begun to develop a killer mindset. Averaging 15 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks this spring on the Nike EYBL circuit, Wiseman is on a trajectory that could see him picked No. 1 overall in a future NBA draft.
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NATIONAL
   
STATE
   
POSITION
6'2" 180 LBS PG
ARCHBISHOP MOLLOY
NEW YORK, NY
CLASS OF 2019
UNDECIDED
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Cole Anthony
Nick Lucero/Rivals.com
A 6-foot-2 junior with NBA bloodlines, Anthony has been absolutely scintillating this spring on the Nike circuit. Outside of 
, where else can one find a point guard averaging close to eight rebounds per game? Anthony hasn’t stopped on just the glass as he has put together arguably the greatest season that the swoosh platform has ever seen. Averaging over 26 points and three assists, while making close to 90 percent of his foul shots, Anthony is a strong candidate for a first overall selection in an upcoming draft.
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NATIONAL
   
STATE
   
POSITION
RANK
N/A
6'4" 170 LBS SG
SAN JOAQUIN MEMORIAL
FRESNO, CA
CLASS OF 2020
UNDECIDED
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Jalen Green
Courtesy of USA Basketball
Green is an uber-talented guard that is one of the most explosive athletes in high school basketball in recent memory. Standing over 6-foot-5 and with fine length, the top-ranked sophomore prospect has the quickness and agility to guard multiple positions on the defensive end and the desire to compete against the best. He does have to get stronger but his more polished set of handles and mechanically sound jumper make Green the total package on the offensive end. NBA franchises could be jostling with each other to select the West Coast phenom.
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NATIONAL
   
STATE
   
POSITION
6'10" 245 LBS PF
UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
CLASS OF 2019
UNDECIDED
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Vernon Carey Jr.
https://usatodayhss.com
The son of a 10-year NFL lineman, Carey is the full embodiment of a next level big man. Standing at 6-foot-9 with a 7-foot-1 wingspan, Carey is a ferocious finisher at the basket that can extend the defense with the perimeter jumper. The five-star prospect is a multi-dimensional forward with a strong body but also a much-underrated feel for the game. Carey has to get better with his shot selection but his size, passing skills, dominance on the glass and ability to score inside and out makes the South Florida native a more than capable lottery selection.
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NATIONAL
   
STATE
   
POSITION
6'8" 195 LBS SF
FEDERAL WAY
FEDERAL WAY, WA
CLASS OF 2019
UNDECIDED
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Jaden McDaniels
Matthew Hatfield, VirginiaPreps.com
The breakout prospect of the spring, McDaniels isn’t close to touching his basketball ceiling. A true 6-foot-8 small forward that can play three positions on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor, McDaniels is the perfect concoction of shot making, ball skills, athleticism, versatility and a motor. A fluid shot maker that will earn his fair share of praise as he develops and adds strength, the four-star prospect is averaging 19.2 points, 9.3 rebounds and close to two steals on the Nike EYBL circuit this spring.
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NATIONAL
   
STATE
   
POSITION
6'8" 200 LBS SF
UNIVERSITY SCHOOL
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
CLASS OF 2020
UNDECIDED
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Scottie Barnes
Barnes is a terrific defender that has the guts and feet to guard point guards but the tenacity and length to guard centers. He does need to become a better shooter as he is making just 66 percent of his foul shots on the Nike circuit this spring, but his strengths heavily outweigh that shortcoming. Standing at 6-foot-8 and with a 7-foot-1 wingspan, Barnes is just as valuable on the offensive end thanks to his tremendous playmaking skills. Barnes' ceiling is sky high.
   
NATIONAL
   
STATE
   
POSITION
6'8" 220 LBS PF
MILWAUKEE WASHINGTON
MILWAUKEE, WI
CLASS OF 2021
VERBAL COMMIT
12/18/2017
ARIZONA STATE
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Michael Foster
Foster is on track to be a heavily coveted professional prospect. The ideal small ball power forward for today’s game, Foster has just been playing the game for three years now but it's hard to tell by watching the Arizona State commit perform. His feel and comprehension for the intricacies of the game are there and so is the rare talent that he possesses. Standing close to 6-foot-8 but with a rapidly developing skillset, Foster has taken the nation by storm this spring, captivating respected scouts and analysts with his ability to impact the game in every way possible.

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