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. 16: Dalton Knecht, Wing, Tennessee

On the one hand, Dalton Knecht was the best scorer in college basketball last season, with a pure jumper and the utility to score from anywhere on the court. On the other, he is a poor athlete and his complete lack of defensive events puts him in the category of players like Doug McDermott. Could that be where his career is headed?

No. 17: Baylor Scheierman, Wing, Creighton

Baylor Scheierman is an old prospect, entering the league after five full seasons in college, but he didn’t waste his development time. He can shoot confidently and accurately from anywhere on the court, coming off of screens or creating his own shot. He is hardly a pushover defensively, can rebound and make plays with the ball. If he were 19 instead of 23 he would be a Top 10 pick without question.

No. 18: Daron Holmes II, Big, Dayton

Daron Holmes is the best dart throw outside of the lottery on a big man who can be that true unicorn, a fearsome shot blocker inside and a smooth shooter outside the arc. He also moves his feet well and should be able to switch out into space, and on offense he can punish smaller players inside and is a fearsome lob threat. He is also about to turn 22, is a turnover machine and only had one year as a strong shooter, so it’s a risky dart throw, but perhaps one well worth making.

No. 19: Zach Edey, Big, Purdue

The best player in college basketball the last two years, Zach Edey is a polarizing prospect due to his lack of lateral agility that seems like it could kill his defensive impact. He is plenty mobile and big enough to thrive in a drop coverage, however, and his ability to set bone-crushing screens and score around the rim as a lob threat and post-up monster should make him a long-time NBA starter.