Atlanta Hawks: 6 Underrated Prospects to Consider in 2019 NBA Draft

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Jordan Poole

Jordan Poole or Swaggy Poole, as he is lovably nicknamed, made his name in the 2018 NCAA Tournament as a member of the Michigan Wolverines when he drilled this three-pointer as time expired to defeat Houston in the second round:

Kicking his legs out and erupting with joy after the shot, Poole was immortalized in that moment as the heir apparent to Nick Young (aka Swaggy P).

In a heightened role this year as the team’s starting shooting guard, Poole predictably upped his stats across the board and showcased a rock-solid NBA-ready skill set. Though his jump shot will likely be his calling card in the NBA, a 13 percent assist rate on 20.9 percent usage shows that Poole was willing to make the right pass – even if his first instinct was to likely let it fly from deep.

Though Poole’s player efficiency rating and true shooting percentage dipped slightly from his freshman year, Poole will still only turn 20 on the day before the 2019 NBA Draft.

Lastly, he has an amusing mustache that deserves some attention, and he would also join John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks as a proponent of bringing back shorter shorts to the NBA. You do you, Swaggy.