2024 Grizzlies Mock Draft: Memphis lands Jaylen Brown-esque prospect & more

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57. Cam Spencer

At this point in the night, the best thing a team can realistically look to do (other than find the always coveted and extremely unlikely draft-day steal) is try and find a specialist-type player who sports a skill set that is universally helpful.

For Cam Spencer, his specialty is the always necessary long-range shooting skills.

Coming off his super senior year at the collegiate level, the 24-year-old served as regular starter within the eventual NCAA Champion UConn Huskies rotation, posting solid averages of 14.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.5 steals while shooting 48.4 percent from the floor and 44.0 percent from distance on 5.6 attempts per game.

What makes a guy like Spencer all the more interesting as a possible NBA prospect his his toughness and overall willingness to put his body on the line, which came in handy throughout his lone season in Connecticut when setting screens for guys like Donovan Clingan and Alex Karaban down low.

On top of all this, considering the possibility that the Grizzlies could be in the market to move on from a guy like Luke Kennard this summer due to financial reasons, along with the fact that Yuta Watanabe has already announced he'll be leaving the NBA to play professionally in Japan, they could be in the market for some added backcourt floor spacers this summer.

Because of this, nabbing a guy like Spencer on a low-cost rookie-scale deal could be an interesting idea to consider late in the draft.