Point guard has become the most important position in the NBA, and several teams in the league are looking for new guys to lead their team. Here are the top five point guards in the draft this year:
Stats: 17.7 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.9 apg
Mudiay would have been leading the SMU Mustangs for Larry Brown this season, but decided to play in China for a year instead. He’s displayed his all-around game against full grown men, something the top prospects on this list can’t say. His size and athletic ability have scouts thinking he could be a taller, smarter Russell Westbrook.
Stats: 19.3 ppg, 5.1 apg, 5.6 rpg
Russell burst on the scene for the Buckeyes this season and was their best player from day one, consistently dominating everyone they played. He has limited athleticism, but scouts love his skills, leadership, and assertiveness. Russell projects to be more of a combo guard than a true point guard, but he'll still be running the show for some team next season.
Stats: 16.8 ppg, 6.8 apg
Another combo guard, Grant has the perfect mix of size, scoring ability, and court vision to be a solid point at the next level. His leadership qualities were on full display this season as he led Notre Dame to an ACC title and the Elite 8 just one season after they finished near the bottom of the conference in 2014.
Stats: 11.6 ppg, 5.8 apg
Jones looked like the best point guard in the country at times this season, and he may be the best pure point in the draft. He sometimes faded out of games last season, but he doesn't force his scoring on offense and is excellent at setting his teammates up. Jones was also the most clutch player in college basketball as he took over down the stretch in every big game the Blue Devils played in, making him a good option for a team in the middle of the first round.
Stats: 14.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 5.3 apg
Wright did it all for the Utes in his career, and has continued to do so this year. The senior was among the Pac-12 leaders is points, rebounds, assists, and steals for the past two seasons, showcasing his excellent all-around game. He led the Utes to a top 10 national ranking and to the Sweet 16 this year.Back to the NBA Newsfeed