2. Dereon Seabron, SF, North Carolina State
Ujiri loves funky and/or unusual prospects in this range, and they don’t come much funkier than this. Seabron may weigh just 180 pounds and operated as a point guard on offense regularly in college, but his 6-7 frame and non-stop motor makes him more suited for traditional small forward work.
Seabron, who averaged 17.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, is one of the best physical specimens in the class. A point-forward unicorn who can lock down three different perimeter positions, his ability to clamp down on the defensive end and slash to the rim on offense will make him a two-way stud at the next level.
Dereon Seabron could fit in with the Toronto Raptors.
As is always the case with prospects like this, pessimists will see a tweener where others see a jack-of-all-trades. Seabron is a well below-average 3-point shooter and has some very concerning turnovers on his film. He needs to work on his offensive game away from the basket before getting more minutes.
The Raptors want all of their 6-8 forwards to have some competency at handling the ball and playing on the perimeter, meaning that Seabron would be a perfectly on-brand addition. Scottie Barnes won Rookie of the Year after coming into the league as a poor shooter, and Seabron could see his percentages tick upwards as well.