1. Caleb Houstan, PF, Michigan
Houstan was on that loaded Montverde Academy team that featured Scottie Barnes, Cade Cunningham, Moses Moody, and Day’ron Sharpe. Houstan might not be picked in the first round like those four, but it wouldn’t be outrageous if he ends up being selected that highly.
Houstan averaged 10.1 points and 4.0 rebounds per game while nailing 35% of his 3-pointers. While he started fairly slow, Houstan proved that his range is deadly enough to make him a borderline first-round prospect. Houstan should fit in well as an oversized wing player with Toronto.
Caleb Houstan could end up with the Toronto Raptors.
Houstan’s 38% field goal percentage shows that his ability as a creative scorer was much less refined than what was initially believed. Houstan’s defense could one day be a positive trait, but his odd positional fit could lead to some very tough starts at the professional level.
Houstan appeared to be a Top 10 lock before the season started, and he could be in for a Brandon Boston-esque fall in this draft. However, all it takes for that slide to end is for one team to fall in love. Barnes ould reignite that Montverde connection alongside his old friend.