NBA Draft: Comparing Mitchell, Moody, and others to current players

NBA Draft prospect Keon Johnson (John Reed-USA TODAY Sports)
NBA Draft prospect Keon Johnson (John Reed-USA TODAY Sports) /
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NBA Draft prospect Davion Mitchell (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) /

Comparing the top NBA Draft prospects to current NBA players. 

With the 2021 NBA Draft just 12 days away, I thought it would be interesting to make some projections based on some models and scouting to make some player comparisons for different prospects and NBA players who they project to be.

Every year, we all hear the grandiose comparisons and projections that the television analysts who cover the draft make for these players (usually to all-stars), which is simply not realistic for the majority of players who are drafted.

The purpose of this project is to give more realistic comparisons to some of the top prospects in this draft to temper fan expectations just a little bit.

Without further ado, let’s get started. We begin with Davion Mitchell, who is one of the recent prospects that has been subject to a rise up draft boards since the end of the college basketball season.