College and international basketball players are currently preparing for the 2020 NBA (National Basketball Association) draft and in the lead-up, we’ve decided to take a look at the top five prospects for this year.
The NBA draft is an annual event dating back to 1947 where teams from the NBA can draft basketball players who wish to join the league. These drafted players are generally college basketball players but can also be international players.
Under NBA rules, only college basketball players who have finished their four-year college eligibility are automatically up for selection while underclassmen, players yet to complete their college eligibility, are required to declare their eligibility for the draft and give up their college eligibility in return.
Similarly, international basketball players over the age of 22 are automatically eligible while those under the age of 22 must declare their eligibility.
The 2020 NBA draft is scheduled to take place on June 25th, 2020, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. There are dozens of players that are now up for selection but which players should you be keeping your eye on? By the way, various online casinos and bookies accept bets on who’s going to be the number one pick this year. At Smartphone Casinos, you’ll find a comprehensive list of the best operators for the UK and worldwide.
Markus Howard, Marquette
Markus Howard, 20, is a player for the Marquette Golden Eagles who managed to break the school's single-season scoring record after landing 851 points. The five-foot-11 player has been the only person who has managed to score over 40 points across three games. What's more, Howard has an average score of 25.0 points per game.
Devon Dotson, Kansas
Devon Dotson is known for being one of the fastest players in basketball. Although the point guard was previously criticized for playing out of control during his freshman season, the issues have now been corrected and Dotson could well be on his way to greatness. Across 13 games, Dotson has averaged a team-high of 12.3 points.
Myles Powell, Seton Hall
Myles Powell has an average high of 23.1 points per game and is considered to be one of the best scorers around. In his senior season, Powell was named a preseason first-team All-American by the Associated Press and was also named the preseason Big East Player of the Year, making him a steal.
Cassius Winston, Michigan State
Michigan State's Cassius Winston is a 6-foot-1 point guard who may just be the top player for the NBA draft. The college basketball player, who is in his senior season, has racked up an average play score of 18.8 and since Michigan State sits near the top of the Associated Press Top 25 Poll Rankings, we're confident that Winston will be snapped up quickly.
James Wiseman, Memphis
Many believe that James Wiseman will be one of the top picks in the NBA draft this year, particularly with his 25.8 average point score per game. The player has already been praised for being an excellent passer and for running the floor well. But is it enough for the draft?
We believe that the above five players will all be popular in the upcoming 2020 NBA draft. With only several months left to go, players don’t have a lot of time left if they really want to impress and land themselves a key position.