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28. Josh Christopher, G, Arizona State

Measurables: 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, 6-foot-8 wingspan

Class: Freshman

Age: 19

Mike’s Ranking: 25

Evan’s Ranking: 22

Josh Christopher has a legitimate argument for being maybe the smoother shot-maker in this draft and the scorer with the biggest upside. A dual-threat off of the dribble, he gives defenders problems with his ability to break them down with a quick, decisive handle. His pro comparison for me is two-time NBA champion, J.R. Smith.

Outside of his shot-making ability though, there isn’t necessarily anything else that Christopher can do that teams will consider elite. His defensive ability needs improvement and so does his shot selection, especially as a volume scorer. If he can fix those two things, or at least to show growth in those area’s then I think he’s more than worth a late first-round flier for a contending team.