5 2024 NBA Draft prospects Thunder should be watching during March Madness

These are a few players Oklahoma City should be keeping their eyes on during college basketball's biggest month.

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4. Cody Williams - Colorado

A crafty scorer with a remarkably smooth offensive game, Cody Williams will in all likelihood be heading to the NCAA tournament with the Colorado Buffaloes. His scoring ability as a forward is matched by very few at the collegiate level, and his playmaking upside makes him one of the best wings in this entire draft class.

Cody shoots in the 99th percentile among NCAA hoopers on catch-and-shoot jumpers. He gets his game off against even the best defenders, and he uses his athleticism to excel on the defensive end as well. If the OKC is able to add him to their already stacked group of wings, the rest of the league should be trembling.

5. Yves Missi - Baylor

Projected as a top three seed in the tournament, plenty of NBA scouts will be watching the Baylor Bears and their skilled center Yves Missi. In years past, Missi probably gets top 10 type for his polished interior play. The emphasis on perimeter play is likely the biggest reason he will not be an even more coveted prospect.

Yves is a powerful rim-running big that gets the job done with his athleticism. A true seven-footer, he is the type of player that should be able to translate his game to the NBA level with relative ease. The Thunder will want to give him serious consideration with their lottery pick, especially if they are dead set on getting a center.

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