Charlotte Hornets 2020 NBA Draft Monthly Big Board: A shakeup at the top

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*Stats provided as of 1/14/20

Pick Analysis. PG/SG. Illinois. 50. 481. Scouting Report. Ayo Dosunmu. player

Prior to the season, I would have said that Ayo Dosunmu was a likely first round pick. Things have changed, though. With this being a guard-heavy draft, Dosunmu is getting lost in the shuffle a bit. Still, his explosiveness is an attractive attribute. He has plenty of room to grow, but for now, he’s falling for me.

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Michigan State. Aaron Henry. 49. player. 486. SG

Aaron Henry has had some good moments for the Spartans as a sophomore. If he can figure things out offensively, he’ll be a very well-rounded player. He’s got good size at 6’6″, he can drive it and can serve as a secondary playmaker. He could potentially use another year in college, but his future is promising.

Pick Analysis. Ohio State. Kaleb Wesson. 48. 490. Scouting Report. C/PF. player

Kaleb Wesson has added a three-point shot to his bag of tricks, and that’s set him up as one of the early risers so far. He can hurt you inside and outside, but does lack defensive upside. He’s averaging 14.4 points and 9.6 rebounds while shooting 43 percent from deep on over three attempts per night.

Gonzaga. Corey Kispert. 47. 541. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. SF. player

Corey Kispert has been incredibly efficient for Gonzaga this season, shooting 50 percent from the field and 42 percent from three-point land. He doesn’t take a ton of shots, but he plays his role perfectly, and that’s what makes him so good. He’ll need to improve defensively as he transitions to the next level.

Scouting Report. Gonzaga. Filip Petrusev. 541. Pick Analysis. PF/C. 46. player

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev is super skilled, possessing a soft touch around the rim and away from the rim. The big man is averaging 16.6 points and 7.4 rebounds for the Bulldogs as a sophomore. He’s improved as an interior defender and simply has a high skill level compared to others at his position.

Scouting Report. Kansas. Devon Dotson. player. 462. Pick Analysis. PG/SG. 45

Devon Dotson made an impression on NBA teams when testing out the pre-draft process a year ago, and he’s made improvements as a sophomore at Kansas. The combo-guard is averaging 18.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists. His three-point shooting is down, but overall, he looks good.

517. Pick Analysis. Stanford. Tyrell Terry. player. Scouting Report. PG. 44

Tyrell Terry is one of the more underrated freshman guards in the country. He’s averaging 15.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists for Stanford and has impressed many with his shot-making from the perimeter. He could be really dangerous if he stays in school, but he’s now popping up on draft radar.

Pick Analysis. SG. 524. Scouting Report. Arkansas. Isaiah Joe. 43. player

Isaiah Joe is a big-time scorer and shooter. The sophomore from Arkansas continues to fire away from deep, attempting 10.9 triples per game and shooting 36 percent on them. He’s pretty athletic as well, but the shooting is what stands out right away. He has a ton of confidence from the perimeter and can fit on an NBA bench.

One of my favorite guards in all of college basketball has to be Grant Riller; the guy is just awesome. He continues to play exceptional basketball for Charleston, averaging 21.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists while shooting 52 percent from the field and 33 percent from deep. He’s just been so steady for three years now.

Gonzaga. player. 541. 41. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. C. Killian Tillie

If he can stay healthy, Killian Tillie has shown that he can be a reliable and skilled stretch five. He shot over 40 percent from deep during his first three seasons, but is down to 37 percent as a senior. Still, he’s a good decision maker at the center spot and can serve as a backup at the NBA level.