The 2020 NBA draft is approaching rapidly and will be held at ESPN’s facilities in Bristol, Connecticut, on November 18th. The event is scheduled to unfold via videoconferencing and has been postponed for five months.
The teams will take turns in selecting future players, usually youngsters, for their future rosters. The players to be drafted have to be born on or before December 31, 2001. This means that they will have to be at least 19 years old during the calendar year in which they are drafted.
The majority of players taking part in the event are amateur United States college basketball players, although there can be eligible players from outside the country. This year, the first pick will be made by the Minnesota Timberwolves, followed by the Golden State Warrior, Charlotte Hornets, and Chicago Bulls.
When looking at the players up for the draft; Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, and James Wiseman are the top three likely picks at the 2020 Draft. The things are clear in this matter, as the three are way above the next favorites, being regarded by the specialists as franchise-changing future NBA stars. But while this is when it comes to the overall odds, there are dozens of valuable other players to be drafted. For example, a three-point shooter is highly appreciated. And even if they aren’t favorites of being drafted first, they will definitely find places in great teams.
The scouts are eager to find the best players that can hit triples on a regular basis. Let us take a look at the best five shooters in the NBA Draft for this year:
The 6-5 point guard from Iowa State Cyclones is only 20 years old. Although he isn’t your regular shooter, he has a 42% of his three points in the second year. This made him one of the best shooters in his class. He is also tied 9th when it comes to first pick odds (+30000). Haliburton represented the United States at the Under-19 World Cup in Greece, last year, when the team won the gold medals, featuring in the all-tournament team. He had the best average for assists, and also a 55% shooting from three. So, he can shoot, pass, rebound, and also defend.
Another potentially great draft pick, with +50000 odds of being picked first overall (that is 12th tied), Nesmith comes from the Vanderbilt Commodores, in Nashville. He just turned 21, and he is one of the best small forwards of his class. The 6-6 tall has the best three-point shooting numbers from this season. With over eight three-point attempts per game, he has an impressive 52%. And that is big for a college player. He moves very well with the ball and averaged 23 points per game last season.
The 22 years old Bane comes from TCU Horned Frogs, in Fort Worth, Texas. The point guard/shooting guard has a career average of 43% from three points, with great consistency. At 215 pounds, he has the muscular power to shoot from 3s with ease. But he is also a good team defender and has a good chance to be a first-round pick, although most likely he will be in the second round.
Coming from Marquette Golden Eagles college, in Milwaukee, Howard was the NCAA season scoring leader in 2020. He won the gold medal with the United States at the Under-17 World Cup in 2016. With a career 43% three points, Howard deserves a pick at the draft, although he isn’t guaranteed he will get one, even in the second round. The reasons are that he is only 5-11 and he struggles on the defensive end.
Bey played for the Villanova Wildcats in the college, in Pennsylvania, and he stands at an impressive 6-8. He is not only a great shooter but also a very good defensive player too. Analysts place him even as a first-round pick, so the odds are in his favor to hear his name at the NBA Draft. His percentage as a sophomore from three points is above 45%.