3 Options for the OKC Thunder at pick 50 in the 2023 NBA Draft

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Guard Grant Sherfield #25 of the Oklahoma Sooners (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images) /

The OKC Thunder could use Sooners guard Grant Sherfield after an impressive shooting display at the college level. 

The Oklahoma City Thunder have a history of taking shots on local kids. For example, Lindy Waters III was born and raised in Oklahoma before playing his college ball at Oklahoma State. Waters III went undrafted before landing a G-League tryout after playing in an Enid semi-pro league, which he eventually parlayed into a standard NBA contract.

Grant Sherfield was born in Wichita, Kansas, where he started his college career at Wichita State University before transferring to Oklahoma after two seasons with Nevada.

Sherfield averaged 16 points, two rebounds, three assists, and nearly a steal per game while averaging 40 percent from beyond the arc on six attempts per tilt. On catch-and-shoot chances, Sherfield shot 36 percent and 38 percent on dribble jumpers.

Grant Sherfield ranked in the 87th percentile as a pick-and-roll ball handler, 82nd percentile in transition, and shot 40 percent when curling off screens. He was a crucial cog in the Sooner offense and could provide bench scoring in a pinch at the NBA level.

At the 50th overall pick, the ability to add shooting in the form of a two-way contract makes a lot of sense for the OKC Thunder.

Chris Paul is advocating for the OKC Thunder to select GG Jackson. dark. Next