6 Pro Prospects That Raised Their Stock In The Big Dance

Other Sports | March 23, 2021


Other than the Super Bowl, March Madness is the most-watched event in American Sports. With the spotlight being directly on these young athletes, a few have shined brightest, carrying their teams and showcasing their abilities to blossom under extreme pressure.

6. Jalen Suggs, Gonzaga


Jalen Suggs is on the verge of bringing home Gonzaga its first championship in school history. His ability to find his open teammates is second to none, always making the right basketball play. If he improves his jump shot he could be a problem at the next Level.

Projected Pick: Top 5
Pro Comp Floor: Lonzo Ball
Pro Comp Ceiling: Luca Doncic

5. Jared Butler, Baylor

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Jared Butler is proving that size doesn’t matter, at just 6’3 he is averaging 15 points, 5 assists, and 3 steals a game in the tournament. He has been overlooked in recent mock drafts projecting to go late first, early second. If Butler continues to dominate in the tournament he could moon to a top ten pick in the draft.

Projected Pick: Top 10
Pro Comp Floor: Tim Hardaway Jr.
Pro Comp Ceiling: Rudy Gay

4. Kevin Obanor, Oral Roberts


Every year in the tournament a no name prospect makes himself known to the world. Kevin Obanor has done just that, averaging 29 points and 11 rebounds, making Oral Roberts only the second 15th seed to ever reach the sweet 16.

Projected Pick: Late second round
Pro Comp Floor: Joe Harris
Pro Comp Ceiling: Klay Thompson

3. Evan Mobley, USC


The Pac 12 has been on a tear in the tournament making it known that west coast basketball is at the top of the food chain. A player that looks like men against boys is none other than Evan Mobley, a 7ft inside out center that could back you down or pull up from 30. There is nothing this rare talent can’t do.

Projected Pick: Top 5
Pro Comp Floor: Al Horford
Pro Comp Ceiling: Anthony Davis

2. Drew Timme, Gonzaga

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Drew Timme is not your prototypical prospect. He isn’t athletic, he can’t jump and he doesn’t wow you with his speed and or quickness. One thing he does bring to the table, better than anyone else is footwork. His ability to breakdown a defender in the post through patience, and angles, is something we haven’t seen since the Joker. He could also shoot and pass like a guard, making him a legit prospect at the next level.

Projected Pick: Late Second
Pro Comp Floor: Ivica Zubac
Pro Comp Ceiling: Nikola Jokić

Luka Garza, Iowa

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Although Iowa got bounced in the second round, one player did everything in his power to prevent that from happening. Luka Garza, put up 36 against Oregon, while shooting 75% from three point range. It is hard to believe Garza was projected to go late second round before the tournament began.

Projected Pick: Late first
Pro Comp Floor: Brook Lopez
Pro Comp Ceiling: Karl-Anthony Towns


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