3 2023 NBA Draft Combine risers for the OKC Thunder to pay attention to

Jordan Walsh #13 of the Arkansas Razorbacks (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Isaiah Wong #2 of the Miami (Fl) Hurricanes (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

Isaiah Wong continues to impress and check boxes while continuing to be overlooked.

At Miami, Isaiah Wong helped bring the Hurricanes some of their most successful seasons in school history. Wong played four years in Miami, capped off by last season’s final four-run that saw Wong average 16 points, four rebounds, three assists, and 1.8 STOCKS per game (steals plus blocks).

Wong shot 44 percent from the floor, 38 percent from beyond the arc, and 84 percent at the free throw line, encouraging NBA teams about his long-term shooting touch.

Isaiah Wong was excellent in transition, in the 68th percentile of half-court offense, 81st percentile as a pick-and-roll ball handler, and 78th percentile on catch-and-shoot jumpers.

At the NBA Draft Combine, he performed well in testing and dominated scrimmages looking like the best player on the court at times. Isaiah Wong has been a bit overlooked throughout his career and continues to be even after an impressive combine.

It is a near-lock that Isaiah Wong will slip into the second round, but he might be the best second-round prospect in this draft—extreme value as a guard that can make a high-level impact on an organization. We have seen many cases of second-round (and even undrafted) guards impressing at the next level. I think Wong is next in line to make that sort of impact.

The Oklahoma City Thunder own two second-round picks at 37 and 50 in the 2023 NBA Draft.

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