Atlanta Hawks Mock Draft 3.0

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 22: Luka Doncic,
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 22: Luka Doncic, /
3 of 5
LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 09: Troy Brown
LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 09: Troy Brown /

21. player. 125. . SF. Oregon. Troy Brown

Though we have provided many options for this pick in our prior Mock Drafts (and we are still extremely high on Keita Bates-Diop out of Ohio State and Aaron Holiday out of UCLA), but this time, we chose Troy Brown out of Oregon.

Brown is young (18 years, 7 months), which would provide the Hawks with a high-upside player who has many years of growth ahead of him. The Hawks would do well to nab a promising wing prospect in order to modernize their team and provide a switch-happy system on defense that could bamboozle unsuspecting offenses with length, quickness and athleticism on the perimeter.

Though Brown shot under 30 percent from three-point territory in the NCAA this season (a troubling sign for any wing trying to make it in the NBA), he still managed to put up strong all-around numbers of 11.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game in over 30 minutes of play this season for the Ducks.

A strong and athletic 6’7”, 215-lb frame has room for growth and muscle mass, which Brown should be able to tack on with NBA trainers and some gym time. The league is moving towards a more undersized profile, and locking up a talented option like Brown for years to come would suit the Hawks well.