Draft Digest Roundtable: Under the Radar 2023 NBA Draft Prospects – NBA Draft Digest

The 2023 NBA Draft is teeming with talent, as prospects like Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson are starting to generate buzz. Even outside of them, it should be a deep class loaded with talent throughout.

As such, there are a ton of guys who aren’t getting the attention they deserve with the competitiveness of this class of leads.

This week, the Draft Digest team weighs in on players who aren’t getting enough national attention.

Derek Parker

Mouhamed Gueye has the potential to skyrocket the draft boards with a strong season at Washington State.

The 6-foot-11 forward is on a few radars at the moment, averaging 7.4 points, 5.2 rebounds on 50 percent shooting as a freshman. But with an expanded role, he could really excel and make his name known.

With a 7-foot-3 wingspan, he’s averaged nearly one steal and one block each as a rookie, and even shows some potential ground-spacing ability eventually.

Gueye is an intriguing prospect who I think will grab the attention of many NBA teams come draft night.

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Nick Crain

Oklahoma State great Moussa Cisse has as many defensive upsides as any center in this class not named Victor Wembanyama. He led the Big 12 in blocked shots last year and won the conference award for Defensive Player of the Year. If his offensive game can return, draft buzz will increase significantly.

Hines Jam

We don’t talk enough about Jett Howard nationally, but that should change by mid-season, if not sooner. Howard isn’t just draftable, he’s a realistic first-round contender due to his NBA size (6-foot-8/215 pounds), shooting, and overall versatility. Howard has a three-and-D wing floor with plenty of upside thanks to his ball skills and NBA bloodlines.

Ignacio Risotto

Berke Buyuktuncel is a 6ft 9in striker from Turkey who is already seeing important minutes for Tofas, one of the top sides in his home country, despite being just 18 years old.

I find his combination of size, length, defensive versatility, and production to be extremely appealing from an NBA perspective. His offense has always been intriguing for his size given his ability to handle the ball downfield, pass and finish to the edge, but shooting has always been a limitation.

The good news is that he shot 42.1% from beyond the arc this summer at the FIBA ​​U18 European Championships and started the season making four of his nine 3-point attempts. If the shot continues to fall at a consistent rate throughout the season, I think his toolkit and two-way impact might be too good for NBA teams to pass up.

Brice-Simon

Harrison Ingram got the most draft from Stanford, but teammate Spencer Jones has real 3-and-D potential. The 6-foot-7 forward will be knocked for his age and athleticism, but he’s a versatile defender who can knock down 3-pointers beyond just catching and shooting. He is also an underrated passer, ball passer, and extremely high IQ basketball player. Does he have a crazy advantage? No, but in the 2nd round it is a player who can find a role and contribute to winning.


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