The NBA Draft is almost upon us and while the regular season for last year may not be over, the NBA draft is still projected to go on. With that being the case, it is time to check out the top 5 draft prospects for the 2020 NBA draft to see who is going to potentially land in the top of the draft, but also which one of the players has the potential to make an immediate impact for his newfound team.
Anthony Edwards is coming out after playing college ball for only a single season. However, he was a 5 star recruit when Georgia managed to pick him up. In just one year he became one of the top scorers in the SEC. Not to mention Edwards would be coming in as a shooting guard and with his great shooting ability it is easy to see why he would be a great pick and easily lands in the top 5.
Obi Toppin was a favorite last season if he went out in the draft to be picked fairly high. However, after leading Dayton this season to what amounted to be an amazing run that was cut short by the coronavirus Toppin could potentially land himself in the top 5 of the draft picks. What could make it even better for Toppin or worse depending on how you look at it is the fact that he may not have to travel far to get to his new team, which could potentially be Cleveland.
The brother on Lonzo Ball is coming back from his time in the Australian basketball league to potentially land a top 5 draft spot. Now, Lamelo Ball is coming back more in the style of a point guard, but the key factor is he is not nearly as good as his brother was coming out and that will show in his draft status, but also what will help him out is the fact that he did perform nicely last year in Australia, but that is not anywhere near the level of the NBA players.
Onyeka Okongwu is coming out of USC, which was a decent team this past year, but the team relied heavily on Okongwu who was a freshman last year for the Trojans. During the season last year Okongwu played decent in the Pac-12 and managed to score 16.2 points per game, but also pulled down 8.6 boards a game. Those are decent numbers for a freshman in the very difficult and competitive Pac-12.
Killian Hayes is yet another guard that could end up landing in the top 5 of the draft and should be in that position rightfully. Coming out of France, though, could mean a little bit of an adjustment to the U.S. court size versus the International lines. The concept of the sport is the exact same, though, and that will definitely help the talent. He also needs to adjust to more playing time as his career in France which is 3 seasons for the 18 year old he has only managed to average out to 19.3 minutes a game, but has only managed to get 7.4 points a game in his career.