Mathurin, Griffin, Davis, Sharp top wings in the NBA draft

Benedict Mathurin of Arizona, A. Griffin of Duke, and Johnny Davis of Wisconsin spent final season exhibiting off their NBA potential in entrance of massive college-level crowds, together with the NCAA Championship.

Sheldon Sharp ended up taking a distinct tack for subsequent week’s draft.

He by no means performed a second for Kentucky earlier than it was an abrupt exit from the NBA, but he might be the primary title to be given amongst that group of lottery odds.

This is a have a look at a few of the finest winger gamers within the draft:


The 6-6 yr previous blossomed into his second season to develop into ESPN’s No. 8 potential challenge.

Strengths: Mathurin was the second AP All-American to have an athletic over-the-edge efficiency and dependable jumper. He averaged 17.7 factors whereas capturing 38.3% with three throws over two seasons. He had a giant second in March, scoring 30 factors and coming within the clutch to assist Arizona survive an extra time win in opposition to the TCU within the second spherical of the NCAA Championship.

“I took benefit of March Insanity to showcase my expertise,” Mathurin stated on Thursday. “And I felt like there was an enormous alternative for me, for folks to see what I might do.”

Considerations: Whereas his peak provides defensive potential, Mathurin might additionally use extra consistency on the finish of the ground, with ESPN Faculty Basketball analyst Fran Fracilla noting earlier this yr that Mathurin has room to develop by making readings and coping with choice and rewinding.