Top Shooting Guards in the 2020 NBA Draft

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Top Shooting Guards in the 2020 NBA Draft
Credit: Evan Anderson / Basketball Society

We are getting closer to the 2020 NBA Draft and whether you found this post before or after the 2020 NBA Draft has concluded, we hope it helps you as you determine which players you want your team to select. Today, we are looking at the top shooting guards in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Check out some of the other ranking articles we’ve done below:

Top Point Guards in the 2020 NBA Draft

 

Honorable Mentions:

  • Myles Powell – Seton Hall
  • Jay Scrubb – USA
  • Ty-Shon Alexander – Creighton
  • Cassius Stanley – Duke
  • Nate Hinton – Houston
  • CJ Elleby – Washington State
  • Skylar Mays – LSU
  • Jalen Harris – Nevada
  • Sam Merrill – Utah State
  • Trent Forrest – Florida State
  • Nate Darling – Delaware

 

10. Immanuel Quickley – USA / Kentucky

Height: 6’3″ Weight: 188 lbs

Year-DOB: Sophomore – 06/17/99 – 21 years old

NCAA Stats: 16.1 PPG / 1.9 APG / 4.2 RPG / 0.9 STL / Shooting Splits .417/.428/.923

Reasons to Believe

  • Shooting Stroke
  • Touch
  • Off Ball Defense

Causes for Concern

  • Tunnel Vision
  • Offensive Awareness
  • Consistency At Rim

Summary:

The reigning SEC Player of the Year is someone that has somehow seemed to slide under the radar as we approach the 2020 NBA Draft. Quickley has a beautiful shot who excelled at converting from deep and from the line. He’s an intelligent defender and is someone you want to give the ball to when he gets out in transition. If Immanuel puts on more muscle and works on his passing acumen, he is going to be a great NBA player.

9. Isaiah Joe – USA / Arkansas

Height: 6’5″ Weight: 180 lbs

Year-DOB: Sophomore – 07/02/99 – 21 years old

NCAA Stats: 16.9 PPG / 1.7 APG / 4.1 RPG / 1.4 STL / Shooting Splits .367/.342/.890

Reasons to Believe

  • Outside Pull-Ups
  • Movement Shooting
  • Team Defense Potential

Causes for Concern

  • Strength
  • Athleticism
  • Injuries

Summary: 

The percentages don’t do Joe justice. You may see a 34% shooter from outside but make no mistake he is one of the best shooters in this class especially on the move while shooting over 10.6 threes per game. Joe can look to carve a role in the NBA based on shooting alone but his defensive rotations are solid. The biggest need for Joe is to fill out his frame a bit.

8. Leandro Bolmaro – Spain / Barcelona

Height: 6’7″ Weight: 180 lbs

Year-DOB: 09/11/00 – 20 years old

2019 Stats ALL: 7.9 PPG / 2.5 APG / 1.6 RPG / 1.1 STL / Shooting Splits .423/.293/.711

2020 Stats ALL: 2.8 PPG / 1.4 APG / 1.3 RPG / 0.6 STL / Shooting Splits .217/.091/1.000

Reasons to Believe

  • Passing Acumen
  • Motor/Defensive footwork
  • Offensive Craft

Causes for Concern

  • Jump Shot Form/Release
  • Strength / Frame
  • Forcing Passes

Summary: 

Leandro Bolmaro has stated previously that he will not be coming over from Spain right away to join an NBA team as he is enjoying his time with Barcelona. At a certain point, we believe Bolmaro will be coming to the league, but the question is when. Our scouts range on his position in these rankings anywhere from the 5th spot to right outside the top 10. Bolmaro is such an intelligent passer and makes everyone around him better. If he decides to come to the NBA after just one year, he’ll make a team very happy that takes him in this draft.

7. Jahmi’us Ramsey – USA / Texas Tech

Height: 6’3″ Weight: 190 lbs

Year – DOB: Freshman – 06/09/01 – 19 years old

NCAA: 15.0 PPG / 2.2 APG / 4.0 RPG / 1.3 STL / Shooting Splits .442/.426/.641

Reasons to Believe

  • Confidence
  • 3pt Shooting #s
  • Potential ISO game

Causes for Concern

  • Shot Selection
  • Defensive Footwork
  • Consistency

Summary: 

Ramsey is an athletic guard with tons of upside. The 6’4 wing has a 6’6 wingspan, and shot the ball really well (42.6%) from three in his one year with the Red Raiders. He also showed flashes as a playmaker, and if he can improve his decision making and refine his all-around offensive game could be a really good player at the next level.

6. RJ Hampton – USA / New Zealand Breakers

Height: 6’3″ Weight: 190 lbs

Year-DOB: 02/07/01 – 19 years old

NBL Stats (15): 8.8 PPG / 2.4 APG / 3.9 RPG / 1.1 STL / Shooting Splits .407/.295/.679

Reasons to Believe

  • Transition Speed
  • First Step
  • Body Control/Acrobatics

Causes for Concern

  • Jumpshot consistency
  • Defensive motor
  • Left hand finshing

Summary: 

He can be a blur in transition and get easy buckets beating teams down the floor. In the half-court he has a really good first step to beat defenders but tends to only try to finish with his right. The major question will be his jumper as he is still developing as a floor spacer. Has a ton of upside and could see his role change drastically depending on how he capitalizes on his potential.

5. Josh Green – Australia / Arizona

Height: 6’6″ Weight: 205 lbs

Year-DOB: Freshman – 10/16/00 – 20 years old

NCAA Stats: 12.0 PPG / 2.6 APG / 4.6 RPG / 1.5 STL / Shooting Splits .424/.361/.780

Reasons to Believe

  • Lateral Quickness
  • Open Floor Speed
  • Defensive Versatility

Causes for Concern

  • Shot Creation
  • Release on Jumper
  • Finishing

Summary:  

Josh Green is a very promising prospect from Arizona. His quick feet on defense and the IQ that is coupled with it suggest that he will transition just fine to the NBA on that end. Green has shown plenty of flashes of being an all-around solid player and we are excited to see how great of a player he can become if he turns those flashes into something more consistent.

4. Desmond Bane – USA / TCU

Height: 6’6″ Weight: 215 lbs

Year-DOB: Senior – 06-25-98 – 22 years old

NCAA Stats: 16.6 PPG / 3.9 APG / 6.3 RPG / 0.5 STL / Shooting Splits .452/.442/.789

Reasons to Believe

  • C&S Ability
  • Size/Strength
  • Off-Ball Scoring

Causes for Concern

  • Lack of Mid-Range
  • Handle
  • Offensive predictability

Summary: 

Bane flew up draft boards during his senior season and for good reason. The TCU wing is probably the best shooter in this class, and hit a ridiculous 44% of his three pointers with increased attempts as a senior. Bane is a great defender as well and will be a quality 3 and D player right away for whatever team selects him.

3. Tyrese Maxey – USA / Kentucky

Height: 6’3″ Weight: 200 lbs

Year-DOB: Freshman – 11/04/00 – 20 years old

NCAA Stats: 14.0 PPG / 3.2 APG / 4.3 RPG / 0.9 STL / Shooting Splits .427/.292/.833

Reasons to Believe

  • Touch
  • Defensive chops (footwork/hips)
  • Finishing

Causes for Concern

  • Shooting Form (release point)
  • Size
  • Creating for others

Summary:

More of a combo guard by todays standards Maxey will look to be a spark plug immediately in the league with his athleticism and defensive prowess. Possessing some great touch on his floaters and good finishing ability with either hand Maxey could be a steal for a team in the 10-20 range.

2. Devin Vassell – USA / Florida State

Height: 6’5″ Weight: 215 lbs

Year – DOB: Sophomore – 08/23/00 – 20 years old

19-20 Stats: 12.7 PPG / 1.6 APG / 5.1 RPG / 1.4 STL / Shooting Splits .490/.415/.738

Reasons to Believe

  • Off-Ball Defense/Motor/Versatility
  • Basketball IQ
  • Shooting

Causes for Concern

  • Handle
  • Shot Creation
  • Play Strength

Summary: 

A great athlete and arguable the top 3 and D prospect in this year’s class. Vassell improved dramatically on the offense end of the court in his sophomore season and should be a quality rotation piece right away as a rookie.

1. Anthony Edwards – USA / Georgia

Height: 6’5″ Weight: 225 lbs

Year – DOB: Freshman – 08/05/01 – 19 years old

NBL Stats: 19.1 PPG / 2.8 APG / 5.2 RPG / 1.3 STL / Shooting Splits .402/.294/.772

Reasons to Believe

  • Tough Shot Making
  • Shooting Range
  • Size/Athleticism

Causes for Concern

  • Shot Selection
  • Defensive Motor
  • Lack of Mid-Range

Summary: 

Arguably the most physically ready guard in the class, Edwards possesses the ability to create his own shot and can make shots from anywhere on the floor. He was asked to do a lot on a lackluster UGA team and he may be the first pick overall when all said and done but look for him to be asked to score early on in his NBA career.

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