NBA Draft: Ranking the top 5 seniors from the 2020 class

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NBA Draft prospect Myles Powell (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

Myles Powell, G, Seton Hall

Season: 21.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 2.9 APG, 39.8 FG%, 30.6 3P%, 79.5 FT%
Career: 17.5 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.3 APG, 42.1 FG%, 34.6 3P%, 81.4 FT%

A tremendous scorer who, five years ago, would have been labeled a ‘tweener’, Powell has made a name for himself by putting the ball in the basket. He elevated his play at Seton Hall even further his senior year and was awarded Big East Player of the Year.

His raw production and accolades will, at the very least, get his name discussed in front offices throughout the league. One concern with Powell is his shooting efficiency. A primary scoring guard would ideally shot closer to 39.8 percent from 3, not the field as Powell did.

We’ve seen NBA teams roll out lineups with multiple ‘point-guards’, so I don’t think being pigeonholed into being either a 1 or a 2 will have much of an impact. Either way, scouts will like to see more playmaking from such a ball-dominant player. If Powell can improve his efficiency or his playmaking, he could carve out rotation minutes on a number of teams.

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