3 college basketball players to keep an eye on for the OKC Thunder

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Cam Whitmore can be a perfect fit for the OKC Thunder in the 2023 NBA Draft and is quickly climbing up the NBA Draft boards

Wow. That is all you can say about the first few games of Cam Whitmore’s college basketball career. Through three games, Whitmore is averaging 15 points, five rebounds, and nearly two steals per contest. Despite starting the season sidelined with injury, Whitmore has hit the ground running shooting 50 percent from the floor, and 35 percent from beyond the arc.

If you look at his per 40 minutes number, Whitmore is averaging 27 points, nine rebounds, an assist, and three steals per game. The lottery talent still has not started a game for the Wildcats yet as the team brings him back slowly from injury.

Cam Whitmore is my number three prospect on my big board right now, and that is only because there are two branded generational stars in this draft class in Scoot Henderson and Victor Wembanyama that will be impossible to overcome for any draft prospect.

A 6’7 232 pound forward that can really shoot the ball, has the length and ability to defend, comes from a program in Villanova that just produces professionals (which is a tag that will follow the program for now even with Jay Wright no longer pacing the sidelines), and can provide some much-needed offense for the OKC Thunder as well as buy into Mark Daigneault’s defensive style, it all adds up to Whitmore being the perfect fit.

NBA Draft range for Cam Whitmore: 3-8