Sam Vecenie, formerly of CBSSports.com fame, has new NBA Draft prospect rankings for The Sporting News. And in those new updated rankings, Vecenie bumps Hamidou Diallo up from unranked to No. 22, while Bam Adebayo drops four spots from No. 20 to 24.
Here’s how he described Diallo at No. 22
Diallo will dominate the athletic testing portion as an explosive wing, and has been measured in the past at 6-5 in shoes with a 6-10 wingspan. As mentioned earlier this week, Diallo is making the right call not participating in the five-on-five.
Here’s how he described Bam:
Adebayo has been on the radar of NBA teams for years, and doesn’t have a ton to gain in the eyes of scouts from his performance in Chicago. He should measure at something around 6-10 with a 7-1 wingspan and a 9-foot standing reach, with good explosive leaping ability. Ultimately, though, those are known factors about his game.
De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk each dropped one spot, down to No. 6 and No. 8.
Can the draft hurry up and happen?