Raptors Final Big Board: Ranking Top 31 prospects in the 2024 NBA Draft

The 2024 NBA Draft has arrived, and it's time for the final Raptors Big Board ranking the top 31 prospects in the draft.
Baylor Scheierman, Creighton and Tyler Kolek, Marquette
Baylor Scheierman, Creighton and Tyler Kolek, Marquette / Patrick McDermott/GettyImages
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No. 2: Reed Sheppard, Guard, Kentucky

Although he is a tough on the small side and at times was susceptible to blow-bys in isolation defense, Reed Sheppard is the best pure shooter in the draft and could be truly special as a pull-up shooter, giving him the space he needs to succeed as a point guard in the NBA. On defense he has work to do in 1-on-1 situations but his block percentage as a small guard is insane and he generates steals and deflections at an inhuman rate.

The Toronto Raptors have their point guard of the future in Immanuel Quickley, but what they don't have is a lot of defensive playmaking on the perimeter. Sheppard would bring that in droves, and his shooting at the least will be a weapon as a movement shooter in the mold of Luke Kennard or JJ Redick and at best will be at Damian Lillard or Steve Nash levels.

No. 3: Ron Holland, Wing, G League Ignite

Ron Holland is an incredibly polarizing prospect heading into the 2024 NBA Draft, with analysts all over the place with their rankings and teams likely just as split. The 6'7" wing is a plus athlete with an incredible motor and a questionable jumpshot, and he is ranked everywhere from first overall to the mid-teens depending on who you ask. That should lead to a wide range on draft night.

The league is built on athletic wings, and Holland took on a massive scoring and creation load on a terrible G League Ignite team last season and wasn't completely overwhelmed. The shot is certainly a swing factor, but he brings a lot else to the table as a defender, rebounder and transition threat. Even on a team that seemed to lose every game by 20 he played hard every minute he was in the game. If the shot comes around, he would be an ideal companion to Scottie Barnes in the frontcourt.