1. JD Davison, Alabama
The Raptors are more than willing to gamble on prospects with the athleticism needed to become better professional players than collegiate ones. While Davison had a very up-and-down year in Tuscaloosa under Nate Oats, he has the leaping ability to become a standout professional player.
Davison only averaged 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game, but he can attack the rim with some rim-rattling dunks. That verticality paired with a ferocious motor should make him an easy double-digit scorer in the NBA if a team like Toronto is willing to make him a rotation player.
JD Davison is a gamble worth taking for the Toronto Raptors.
Davison is raw, as he made just 46% of his shots despite getting tons of shots near the rim. Davison averaged just 30% from the field on 2.5 attempts per game. That streakiness is concerning, and it’s one of the main reasons that he only started six of his 33 regular-season games.
When it comes to verticality and offensive potential, Davison is clearly a better prospect than Flynn. If Davison gets caught up with the rest of the top point guards in this class as a shooter, Davison should be able to overtake Flynn and give Toronto the long-term backup VanVleet has been crying out for.