Jarrett Allen, C, Texas
Allen averaged 13.4 points and 8.4 rebounds as a freshman for the Long Horns. He measured 6-9 but with a 7-5 wing span at the combine. He was Big 12 All-Rookie and All-Conference Third Team. Allen showed an ability in the pick-and-roll game, an asset in the NBA. Allen shows potential as a mid-range shooter. He won’t pose a threat at the 3-point line but can be an effective rim runner.
Ike Anigbogu, C, UCLA
Anigbogu would be a project as he averaged only 4.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks as a reserve freshman for the Bruins. He measured 6-10 with a 7-6 wingspan at the combine. While offensively there is much work to be done, Anigbogu could have a more immediate defensive impact as a rim protector and in the pick-and-roll game because of his quickness and length.
OG Anunoby, SF, Indiana
Anunoby averaged 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds as a sophomore for the Hoosiers before suffering a knee injury. He is another player with length, he measured 6-8 but with a 7-2 wingspan at the combine and could project as a combo forward. Anunoby will need to work on his offensive game but many believe him to be a difference maker defensively at the NBA level with a combination of length, strength and athleticism.
Justin Patton, C, Creighton
Patton averaged 12.9 points and 6.1 rebounds as a freshman for the Blue Jays. He is another project player but with a big upside due to his 7-0 frame and 7-3 wingspan. He was one of college basketball’s most efficient shooters last season and he can protect the rim. He will need to add weight to his 225-pound frame. If the Hawks are willing to wait on a player who will need time to develop, Patton could be special.