1. MJ Randolph, SG, Florida A&M
When it comes to showing off a blend of athletic ability that teams want to see and a history of dominating at a lower level of competition, Randolph is the best HBCU prospect in this class. Even though he is a little skinny, Randolph has proven to be very adept at getting buckets inside the arc.
Randolph averaged 18.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game for the Rattlers this year, showing a developed mid-range game and the ability to play much bigger than his listed size. In terms of being a raw athlete with power to the rim, Randolph checks all the boxes teams are looking for.
MJ Randolph could develop with the Toronto Raptors.
Randolph is a poor shooter at the moment, as he is a career 22% shooter from deep while averaging less than one attempt per game. Unless he adds some weight and gets a better trigger from deep, Randolph will have a tough time sticking in the professional ranks.
Nick Nurse has made a career out of teaching players to shoot, and Randolph could be in for a Precious Achiuwa-like bump in his stats from deep if he ends up with Toronto. FAMU has been highly underrepresented in the pros, and Randolph could get another Rattler in those ranks.