Charlotte Hornets: 5 potential NBA Draft lottery prospects to target

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Cole Anthony

Cole Anthony, the son of former player Greg Anthony, was a top prospect heading into his first season with the North Carolina Tarheels. While it’s not confirmed if he will enter the NBA Draft this year, he’s still a skilled player to watch.

Throughout his freshman season, Anthony has dealt with injuries and constant adversity. Recently, Anthony took a shot to the head in a loss against the Virginia Cavaliers, and a lot of blood could be seen coming from the injury.

With the constant injuries, Anthony has been unavailable most nights to assist his team. Without Anthony, the Tarheels have had one of their worst seasons in over a decade.

However, Anthony has proved he can score since he’s averaging 19.3 points and 3.6 assists per game. He’s got the athletic ability to rebound well as a guard, as he’s averaging 6.4 rebounds per game.

Anthony also has the ability to score from the perimeter; he’s currently shooting 32% on three-pointers. In just 14 games, Anthony has made 30 three-point shots.

Anthony has a great skill set that can help any team that he goes to. The Hornets could use him in the future to assists with scoring off the bench. Of course, Anthony has the potential to become a starter.