Raptors Draft: 3 hidden gems Toronto can turn into the next Fred VanVleet

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Jonathan Mogbo - San Francisco

Mogbo's story is rather interesting, since starting his college career at Independence Community College, Mogbo played his way through two more schools before finding himself playing for San Francisco for the 2023-2024 season, where he averaged a 14.2 points and 10.1 rebounds.

As the numbers suggest, Mogbo is a relentless rebounder, using his domineering frame and athleticism to control the glass. On top of this, his quick passing instincts and ability to read teammate's movements have done wonders for San Francisco, who finished third in the West Coast Conference with a record of 23-11.

Defensively, Mogbo's switchability on the perimeter has been a nightmare for opposing guards. At times, Mogbo's ability to guard 1-5 and then cap off the possession by securing a rebound resembles the skillset of Precious Achiuwa, who (despite his faults) was a consistent piece in the Raptors rotation when they were focused on competing not too long ago.

Questions around Mogbo's offensive reliability have catapulted him out of serious draft conversations. In his 64 games of Division 1 college, Mogbo has not made a single three-pointer, which is effectively a death sentence in the modern age of the NBA. However, despite still being a very unreliable free-throw shooter, Mogbo has made drastic improvements to his shot, jumping from a horrendous 43.2 percent at Missouri State to 69.2 percent at San Francisco.

Mogbo is definitely a project player, who would need multiple years of development before he's ready to contribute at the NBA-level, but when discussing undrafted prospects, there's almost never going to be a perfect player. The decision to pick up Mogbo would be a low-risk, high reward option if the Raptors feel that their current two-way players do not fit the long-term plan.