As the original date of the 2020 NBA Draft approaches, Silver Waves Media contributor and NBA Specialist Aaron Pearlstein gives the first look at what we can expect come October 16th. Here we take a look at who Pearlstein sees going top three and why in the SWM NBA Mock Draft.
Coming in at the number one spot is James Wiseman of Memphis, which comes at no surprise to anyone. Pearlstein writes, "With a 7'6'' wingspan, James Wiseman can produce for a team right away on both sides of the court. His three-point shot has improved since HS as well, and if he continues to improve in that regard, he could become the next all-around big man to take the NBA by storm."
Following Wiseman to take the number two spot is former Georgia Guard Anthony Edwards. Pearlstein write, "His play at Georgia led him into the first overall pick conversation as he displayed elite athleticism, an ability to shoot the three ball, and play multiple positions due to his 225 lb frame." With this, Pearlstein adds that a possible concern with Edwards is his motor and streaky shooting down the final stretch of the season, which may contribute to him missing out on that number one spot.
With the third pick of the SWM NBA Mock Draft, Pearlstein selected Lonzo Ball. Ball already has pro experience and has been in the spotlight for much of his young basketball career so no surprises here. On Ball Pearlstein writes, "Ball is a 6'7'' point guard with the ability to set up his teammates and score the ball from inside and outside the arc. His positional flexibility on the offensive end is unmatched in this class, and his shot creation has an incredibly high ceiling."
Aaron Pearlstein, 20, is currently a sophomore at Tulane University where he acts as the Manager for the Men's Basketball Program. He has experience with high level college and NBA scouting for organizations such as BPA Hoops & fanteractive.com