Mathurin, Griffin, Davis, Sharpe pinnacle wings in NBA draft

Arizona's Bennedict Mathurin, Duke's A.J. Griffin and Wisconsin's Johnny Davis spent the beyond season showing off their NBA ability in the front of massive crowds on the university level, along with inside the NCAA Tournament.

Shaedon Sharpe ended up taking a special path to subsequent week's draft.

He in no way played a 2nd for Kentucky before being a marvel go out for the NBA, but he can be the primary call known as amongst that group of lottery possibilities.

Here's a observe some of the top wing players in the draft: MATHURIN

The 6-6 sophomore blossomed in his 2nd season to turn out to be ESPN's No. 8 draft prospect.

STRENGTHS: Mathurin became a 2nd-team Associated Press All-American with above-the-rim athleticism and a dependable jumper.

He averaged 17.7 factors while shooting 38.Three% on three-tips over  seasons.

 He had a large March second, scoring 30 points and coming through within the take hold of to help Arizona live on an overtime win in opposition to TCU inside the NCAA Tournament's second round.

''I took benefit of March Madness to show off my expertise,'' Mathurin said Thursday.

''And I felt like there was a great threat for me, for humans to look what I'm capable of do.''

CONCERNS: While his duration gives defensive ability, Mathurin can also use more consistency at that quit of the ground

 with ESPN university basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla noting earlier this yr that Mathurin has room to develop with making reads and coping with the pick out and roll. GRIFFIN

The 6-6 small forward, son of former NBA participant and modern-day Toronto Raptors assistant train Adrian Griffin, gives outside shooting, length and protecting potential.

STRENGTHS: Griffin, who turns 19 in August, is ESPN's No. 9 draft prospect after averaging 10.Four factors.

 His stroke was excellent, with the freshman hitting 44.7% of his three-suggestions and tallying a dozen games with at least 3 3s.

There were additionally flashes of ability to take over video games, highlighted by means of his 27 points in a February romp towards rival North Carolina.