3. Harrison Ingram, SF, Stanford
If we know anything about Ujiri’s team-building strategy, it’s the fact that he loves to add versatile forwards into the mix. Ingram is a top recruit who projects as a better NBA player than a collegiate one given the unique physical traits that could appeal to development-rich teams.
Ingram averaged 10.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game. With some point-forward experience in college and some extremely physical reps down in the paint with the Cardinal, Ingram fits the mold of the types of prospects Ujiri loves. Think of him as a store-brand version of Scottie Barnes.
Harrison Ingram is raw, but could eventually help the Toronto Raptors.
Ingram didn’t dominate last year. He shot just 39% from the field and 31% from 3-point range while averaging 2.3 turnovers per game. He is incredibly green on the offensive side of the ball, which could turn Ujiri away if he wants to select someone that can contribute immediately next year.
Ingram is a bet on potential that will require as much developmental attention as Dalano Banton and Justin Champagnie got this year. Ingram’s ceiling is high, and the success of Barnes provides a roadmap to success, but he could be very risky considering that Toronto only has one draft pick.