1. Blake Wesley, Notre Dame
Wesley is not going to be available when picking No. 33 rolls around, as he could be fighting with Tennessee’s Kennedy Chandler for the No. 3 point guard spot. He has some rough edges to his game, but Wesley is miles better than he was in his decorated high school career.
Able to play both guard spots and pull up from 3-point range, the 6-5 Wesley should come into the league as a solid two-guard who can be a creative shot-maker. With that same hooper instinct that Trent has, Wesley should be able to go right in and make a name for himself.
Blake Wesley could thrive on the Toronto Raptors.
Like Trent early in his career, Wesley is not the most efficient player in the world. Making barely over 40% of your shots after lacking the passing acumen some might like to see is a good way to get pigeon-holed as a developmental off-ball player early in your career. Wesley could stilToronto’sin Toronto’s environment.
Wesley might be viewed as a point guard by some and an off-ball guard by others, but the one common thread in all of his pre-draft reports is the fact that he will be a quality scorer in the NBA. Much like Trent, going to the Raptors could unlock his full potential.