OKC Thunder: NBA Draft big board 2.0 – Top 30 prospects

LaMelo Ball of the Hawks and RJ Hampton (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)
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Myles Powell #13 of the Seton Hall Pirates OKC Thunder (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Myles Powell, G, Seton Hall, 6’1, 200 pounds, 22 years old

Myles Powell is the typical prospect that the NBA overlooks their talent just because of the amount of time they spent in school. Powell is an elite three-level scorer, with a deadly catch-and-shoot talent and will see his averages improve as his usage rate goes down.

At Seton Hall, with limited talent around him, Powell was forced to take on an absurd 35 percent usage rate. This season, Powell was able to post 21 points per game, with four rebounds, and three assists to go along with his one steal per game.

While he only shot 30 percent from deep, that low percentage can be explained away by the fact he was forced to jack up nine threes per contest.

Powell can be an elite scorer at the next level and a team will get a huge value pick with him as you could see him fall to the second round given his age, and height. He will only be able to defend guards, but he will not be played off the floor.

For his career, Powell averaged 34 percent from beyond the arc which shows again, that he can be an elite catch and shoot player. His ball-handling, while not flashy, gets the job done and allows him to get to the rim and around defenders.

His passing ability needs a ton of work, as he has never averaged more than three assists. Specifically, he can not use his eyes to manipulate a defense nor deliver a pocket pass in a pick-and-roll situation. If he can become a better passer, it will open his game up offensively.