16. Orlando Magic snag Tyrese Proctor
Proctor had an inconsistent freshman season at Duke, but his play in the second half of the year had scouts intrigued. The 19-year-old decided to return for a second year, but things have not gone as planned. His play has been inconsistent coupled with an ankle injury that cost him nearly a month. Some have Proctor freefalling on their boards, but finding a 6’5 ball-handler with his potential is not easy.
He has improved his finishing, but the jumper remains inconsistent. Proctor is shooting just 31.9 percent on his first 47 3-point attempts for the season. He averages just 9.0 points per game, and NBA teams would love to see him call his number more. Having a point guard who cannot shoot and isn’t aggressive trying to score can become problematic quickly.
Proctor has shown plenty of flashes. He is a strong playmaker and shot-creator. He is still improving but has not taken the leap scouts wanted to see.
Tyrese Proctor could play his way back into the lottery. He has only appeared in 12 games and just four since his ankle injury. If the 19-year-old can regain his starting role and has a similar second half to last season, Proctor might be a top-ten pick on draft night. He must play better if he wants to guarantee his spot as a first-round draft choice.