2024 NBA Draft Big Board

Updated: May 25, 2024.

Robert Dillingham, PG, Kentucky

I may like Dillingham a little more than the majority, but when he’s on his game, he looks like an NBA All-Star. Dillingham has 6-foot-4 size and is a solid playmaker, but he is fast, electric and athletic, plus he can really score the basketball.

Zaccharie Risacher, SF, France

Riascher is basically 1B to Dillingham. He is 6-foot-10, and playing pro ball in Europe, where he is thriving. Risacher is an elite three-and-d guy with the talent to become a 20-point scorer.

Alex Sarr, PF, France

Sarr is a 7-foot-1 athletic defender, shot-blocker and rebounder who has the size to be a gifted scorer and the talent to be a Defensive Player of the Year candidate. Finding Sarr’s correct spot may be difficult because he’s listed as a four, but will likely have to be a five.

Reed Sheppard, G, Kentucky

Sheppard is a 6-foot-3 combo guard who has to develop as a playmaker if he wants to become a franchise point guard and star. He’s an athletic three-and-d guard who can really shoot the ball.

Dalton Knecht, SG, Tennessee

Knecht is probably the No. 1 scoring prospect for the 2024 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-6 guard was a 20-plus-point scorer at Tennessee and is an elite shooter. He can be a main player on a contending team.

Nikola Topic, PG, Serbia

Topic is a 6-foot-7 point guard who is an elite playmaker and point guard, but has defensive and three-point-shooting weaknesses. He may be the biggest risk in the lottery, but he has NBA All-Star potential.

Donovan Clingan, C, Connecticut

The two-time National Champion is the No. 1 five in the 2024 NBA Draft – if you count Sarr as a four. Clingan is a 7-foot-2 rebounding and defensive beast who has offensive talent to boot. He may not be a superstar, but he is a talented starting talent.

Matas Buzelis, SF, USA

The playmaking small forward from the Ignite has 6-foot-10 size and strong athleticism, plus can score the ball. He looks like a versatile offensive tool for a team to use.

Ja’Kobe Walter, SG, Baylor

The Baylor guard is like Keyonte George, a low-efficiency, volume scorer. His percentages aren’t really what you want from a lottery selection, but the natural offensive ability is there, and at 6-foot-5, he can likely be a starting shooting guard.

Kyle Filipowski, C, Duke

Filipowski is listed as a four, but he’s 7-foot and not very athletic, so he is likely to settle as a center. He is the No. 1 offensive big man in the 2024 NBA Draft, rebounds very well and can protect the rim.

Stephon Castle, G, Connecticut

The 6-foot-6 Castle was the one freshman who started for the National Champions and could become the biggest star from that team. I see all five of its starters being drafted. Castle is an athletic scorer who possesses strong playmaking ability for a two, plus he defends.

Isaiah Collier, PG, USC

Collier is an athletic scorer with growing point guard talent; it’s just whether or not he can become a starting point guard. If he cannot, he’s just a very talented sixth man, as he is only 6-foot-4.

Cody Wiliams, F, Colorado

The younger brother of Oklahoma City stud Jalen Williams, Cody is 6-foot-8 and a developing scorer who can be an excellent shooter and defender. He should settle in at the four.

Ron Holland, SF, USA

The 6-foot-7 Holland is coming off a poor efficiency and injury-riddled campaign with the Ignite. He was once in consideration for the No. 1 pick, and although he’s not an elite athlete, he’s a natural scorer. His jump shot needs to improve though.

Zach Edey, C, Purdue

The two-time reigning National Player of the Year is a 7-foot-4 animal who in college was a two-way star due to his size. But it is his offense and rebounding that will be his biggest talents, with some shot-blocking thrown in. Edey can be a franchise five.

Jared McCain, SG, Duke

McCain is a 6-foot-3 guard who is not a playmaker, which means he will likely be a sixth man. However, he can shoot and score the ball at an elite level, and he could possibly start if playing with a bigger guard.

Kevin McCullar, SG, Kansas

The versatile 6-foot-6 McCullar is a mediocre shooter, but he can really score the basketball. He is also a plus rebounder and can play on ball, as he’s an excellent playmaker.

Tyler Kolek, PG, Marquette

Kolek’s no star, but is one of the few true point guards in the 2024 NBA Draft. At 6-foot-3, Kolek is an excellent scorer and shooter who defends and is an ace distributor.

Yves Missi, C, Baylor

Missi is a 6-foot-11 old-school center as he can score, but not shoot and is a plus rebounder, defender and athlete. He has a lot of talent.

Devin Carter, G, Providence

The 6-foot-3 guard is a smallish scoring guard who just isn’t a point guard and will need to be a sixth man as a professional. He is also a very pesky defender, a plus shooter and an elite scorer, plus he can grab boards like a big man.

Tidjane Salaun, PF, France

Salaun is a 6-foot-11 athletic shooter who has plus scoring, shooting, rebounding, and shot-blocking talent. He would be drafted due to potential.

Kyshawn George, SG, Miami

George continues to be a versatile and unique prospect. A 10-inch growth spurt to 6-foot-9 means that George can play the one, two or three. He has playmaking talent, is an elite shooter, and has excellent potential.

Johnny Furphy, SG, Kansas

The 6-foot-9 freshman is a strong shooter, a pesky defender, and athletic. He could be a strong two-way role player. Furphy will also be selected because of his potential.

Juan Nunez, PG, Spain

Nunez has worked his way from a potential draft pick to a potential first-round selection. The 6-foot-3 guard is one of the 2024 NBA Draft’s biggest playmaking talents. He’s been playing in Germany and has the talent of a starter.

Tristen da Silva, SF, Colorado

One of the least-talked about potential lottery selections, da Silva has elite role-player talent with ace shooting talent and some playmaking ability as well. He can become a starting three.

Ryan Dunn, F, Virginia

Dunn is considered by many to be the No. 1 defender in the 2024 NBA Draft at 6-foot-8, but he has no offense. He’s likely to be an NBA defensive specialist who could start on some teams.

Tyler Smith, PF, USA

The Ignite forward had a solid season. At 6-foot-10, he’s an excellent shooter who has big-time potential. Smith is raw, but he could become a starter.

Terrence Shannon, G, Illinois

Shannon is one of the elite pure scorers in the 2024 NBA Draft, and at 6-foot-7, he can be a starter. Shannon is not just a volume scorer, as he is efficient, but as a fifth-season senior, he has limited potential.

Kel’el Ware, C, Indiana

I like Ware and have him ranked earlier than some bigger big man names because he’s developed an excellent jump shot. He is a scorer at 6-foot-11 who is a plus shot-blocker as well. He may need a bit of time, but he’s a starting-caliber center.

Izan Almansa, F, Spain

The fourth and last Ignite player in this big board, Almansa is a 6-foot-10 athletic big who is one of the rawest talents in the 2024 NBA Draft. If he improves, he’s a starter, but he is a very risky selection.

Trevon Brazile, F, Arkansas

Brazille is an elite athlete who at 6-foot-9 isn’t a 20-point scorer, but he can shoot and his hops give him excellent rebounding and shot-blocking talent. He’s no future All-Star, but he could be a menace off the bench.

Carlton Carrington, G, Pittsburgh

“Bub” Carrington is a 6-foot-5 combo guard who is a strong volume scorer and a talented playmaker who has excellent sixth-man ability. He has to work on shooting, but he could be a strong reserve.

Reece Beekman, PG, Virginia

Beekman isn’t a star, but he’s a true point guard, a solid scorer, scrappy and an ace defender. He’s the type of guard who could help 30 teams.

Justin Edwards, F, Kentucky

Edwards was a lottery pick at the start of the season, but he had a rough year. He may still be a first-rounder because of his potential, but he will be a project for the team that picks him.

Bobi Klintman, F, Sweden

Klintman is 6-foot-10, and after a freshman season at Wake Forest, chose to go to the NBL in Australia. He’s a big-time athlete and can really shoot the ball.

Adem Bona, C, UCLA

Bona is an elite athlete, and while he may just be 6-foot-10, he’s got bulk. Bona is an excellent rebounder and elite shot-blocker, who is also an efficient and capable scorer. His combine performance could make him a first-rounder.

Jaylon Tyson, SG, California

Tyson is a a big guard at 6-foot-7 who is a versatile, creative scorer and playmaker. He needs to cut down on his turnovers, but with how bad California was around him, he deserves some grace. Tyson should be able to find bench minutes as a rookie.

Alex Karaban, F, Connecticut

Karaban is a 6-foot-8 two-time champion who had a huge combine and might have moved himself to the late Round 1. He will be an elite role guy and shooter, and he could make a difference for a playoff squad.

Cam Spencer, SG, Connecticut

The fourth Connecticut starter transferred to the program as a senior and was a huge part of that title team. He is a strong three-and-d role player with playmaking talents. He’s an ace shooter too, but he is 23 years old.

Dillon Jones, SF, Weber State

The 6-foot-6 forward is an excellent scorer, rebounder, playmaker and defender. Yes, he only played for Weber State, but statistically, few here have superior numbers than him. He’s a Swiss army player.

Bronny James, G, USC

Forget the stats, and forget his father; Bronny James is an elite athlete. He is long and will be an ace three-and-d role player who is a playmaker as well. At 6-foot-4, he’s smallish, but he has the talent to be a huge role player.

Mark Sears, G, Alabama

At 6-foot-1, he was an ace scorer for an elite college team, but he lacks a bit in playmaking. Sears could be an excellent reserve scoring guard, but the physicality of the NBA could affect him.

Tristen Newton, PG, Connecticut

Arguably the actual true star of Connecticut, Newton is considered a fringe NBA player. At 6-foot-5, however, he is a skilled scorer and playmaker, as well as a plus rebounder. He should be a solid fourth guard.

D.J. Burns, C, N.C. State

How is a 6-foot-9, 350-ish pounder who has a soft jump shot and legitimate basketball talent not talked about more? Burns is not your typical player, but he should be in the league. He would be incredibly hard to deal with, which in itself is an NBA talent.

Antonio Reeves, G, Kentucky

Reeeve’s was actually Kentucky’s star player this past season, scoring 20 points. He is also 6-foot-4, which means there is no reason he won’t be a strong bench scorer as a pro. Reeves also was excellent in the combine scrimmages.

Nikola Djurisic, SF, Serbia

Djurisic is a 6-foot-8 forward who has strong size, rebounds well and is a playmaker. He could be a versatile talent off some team’s bench.

Trey Alexander, G, Creighton

Trey Alexander can really score the ball and is a decent playmaker, but he had an down season, as he just was a poor shooter, losing seven percent in efficency. Combining his junior and senior seasons, he’s an NBA bench scorer.

P.J. Hall, C, Clemson

Hall (6-10, 240) is an offensively gifted player who can shoot and block shots as well. If he continues to work on his shot, he could be a strong bench five.

Ulrich Chomche, C, Cameroon

From NBA Africa, Comche is a very intriguing prospect. At 6-foot-11 and over 225 pounds, he has very strong size for the NBA and he has massive potential, but he needs strong coaching to meet it.

Melvin Ajinca, SF, France

A powerfully built wing, Ajinca had a breakout season in France and has solidified his position in the draft. He’s a knockdown three point shooter with straight line drive ability while also at times creating shots for others, though this part of his game needs to be greatly refined. His high energy and build give him the potential to grow into a versatile defender as well. He will need to learn how to stay out of foul trouble and improve his shot selection but there is significant 3 and D potential in his game.


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