Interesting article in The Athletic, which talks about Grant Nelson, a North Dakota State junior who went from being basically unnoticed by NBA scouts, to surging up draft boards and could end up as a first round pick by the time the draft runs around. A friend of his made a compilation tape of his highlights which got him on the radar screen and as scouts pouring out to Fargo: https://theathletic.com/4206199/2023/02/22/victor-wembanyama-height-weight-prospect-nba-draft/
For those looking for an update on Wembanyama, he is averaging 22-10 on 47% shooting and 3.2 bpg in France, staggering numbers for a teenager playing in a physical league with a lot of NBA-caliber athletes. Everyone continues to gush about his once-in-a-generation talent.
Scoot Henderson remains locked in at #2 as the consolation prize and has been as advertised. He's averaging 19 ppg with 6 assists and 4 rebounds, and a solid 2-to-1 TO/Assist ratio, which is pretty good for a lead guard that just turned 19. To compare his G League performance so far to Jalen Green; Green scored at about the same right and shot the ball well from three, which Scoot has not, but Green wasn't nearly the playmaker that Scoot has been.
After those two it's a bunch of wings, led by Brandon Miller, who may not be long for the NBA Draft after he was allegedly involved in a murder
. There is also Jarace Walker from Houston, Cam Whitmore from Villanova, Anthony Black from Arkansas, Keyonte George from Baylor, and the Thompson twins who play in the Overtime Elite league. Also climbing up draft boards is Kansas Freshmen wing Gradey Dick.