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6 Highest Ceiling Prospects in the 2023 Draft Class
Outside of Victor, Scoot and the Thompson Twins, who has the highest potential for NBA superstardom?
At this point, the monumental upside of prospects like Victor Wembanyama, Scoot Henderson, and the Thompson Twins Amen and Ausar has been well documented. Wembanyama is taking a leap on the offensive end to become a generational type of talent. Henderson is an elite point guard prospect who looked great as a 17-year-old in a professional league. Both Thompson Twins are top-shelf athletes with great defensive aptitude and high playmaking feel.
We’ve already done videos on each, looking at the unique game of Victor, the mid-range scoring and polish of Scoot, and the performances of the Thompson Twins in perhaps their most important scouting games of the year against Mega. If you aren’t familiar with their games, please take a look and get comfortable with why so many scouts and draft pundits believe they are elite prospects.
But they are far from the only ones with superstar-caliber upside in this 2023 NBA Draft class. In fact, we can identify six others who have monster upside to become number one or number two options on an NBA team. That upside doesn’t necessarily mean these guys will be picked in the rest of the top ten (though some of them certainly will). What it really means is that their game lends itself well to turning them into superstars if they end up firing on all cylinders.
What goes into determining that type of upside? A big deal of it is projectability to become a number-one scoring option for an NBA team. Physical tools to be an elite defender also pop up, as well as the unique combination of skill and physique that really cannot be taught.
To us, in September about nine months before the draft, there are six prospects who have incredibly high ceilings for NBA usage that we are tracking in this cycle. Those six players:
Cam Whitmore, Villanova
Keyonte George, Baylor
GG Jackson, South Carolina
Kel’el Ware, Oregon
Brandon Miller, Alabama
Baba Miller, Florida State