2. Terquavion Smith, SG, North Carolina State
Smith may seem like another dime-a-dozen prospect. How many guards that shoot 38% from the field and possess a very skinny frame that makes them a defensive liability will pop up every year in the draft? Why is Smith going to be any different than them?
Well, his ability to make shots from all sorts of unusual angles makes him a desirable guard worth developing. Much like Baylor’s Keyonte George, those who hold Smith in high regard will point to the fact that he had to do everything for a Wolfpack team that gave him no support.
Toronto Raptors draft: Terquavion Smith has value as a scorer.
When Smith gets hot, there are few in this draft class that can hold a candle to him on the offensive end. It might not be unreasonable to say that Gary Trent Jr. is a reasonable stylistic player comparison and a potential ceiling for him during his first few years in the league.
Smith is a second-unit supercharger that can be trusted to someway somehow end up with double digits every single night. The Raptors lacked a player with that mindset and skillset last season, making Smith the type of player who could thrive in this new role.